Mizz Dominican - October 2002

Welcome to Mizz Dominican, the coolest newsletter for all the girls in Dominican College. It is produced by class 1.2. The new fun first year class!!! You can read about school activities, do a word search and much, much more! This is a chance for you to catch up on everything that's happening in school. We hope you enjoy our magazine and have a good year in Dominican College!

If your class would like to produce an issue of this newsletter, contact Mr. Moriarty

My Fair Lady: by Andrea Ormond:
This exciting show is being performed by very talented TY, 5th and 6th Year students, with the minor parts being played by the young actors of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Years. The musical is about a girl named Eliza Doolittle, a common, poor, ill-mouthed girl from London, who tries to learn how to become a real lady. In our production, Sinéad Cronin from TY plays the lead role.
Through out this marvellous play, which is based on a production called 'Pygmalion' by George Bernard Shaw, you are introduced to some very interesting characters such as Professor Higgins, played by Lyndsey O'Neill, and Colonel Pickering played by Elaine Leonard. Each character is different and this adds great interest through out the play.
It's definitely a musical not to miss!!

The Irish Times - 2/10/02
VOX POP - Is the media to blame for our poor self image?
Louise Nolan asked 6th Year students from Dominican College, Griffith Avenue, Dublin.

Shannon Corbally:
Media images of women can be very depressing. Everyone on television is presented as being so gorgeous, it makes normal people long to be different. It causes hurt and jealousy to see one skinny, good-looking woman after another on TV with no variety.
Emma Finn:
The media concentrates too much on how people look when achievement is more important. I used to look up to Geri Halliwell when she was involved with the United Nations. Now all she stands for is weight loss and image, which is disappointing.
Orla Byrne:
There are not many normal-sized women to be seen in the media. Jennifer Lopez and Kate Winslet are two examples and they look great. Ali Hewson is another and she's also admired for a range of reasons that have nothing to do with her looks.
Michelle Flynn:
The media is not the main cause of eating disorders. We need to get more information about anorexia and bulimia in school. This information should come from people we can relate to - young people who have been through the experience themselves.
Tara Cooling:
I constantly hear my friends making comparisons between themselves and people in the media. Talented people, I know, feel they have no chance of making it in music or entertainment without the right look. I think that shows like Pop Stars have added to that.


Life after Transition Year by Catherine Doyle:
Much as we all may have wondered what it was going to be like, the fact remains that 5th Year isn't a million miles away from TY itself. It's true that we no longer have trips to various places to look forward to, or a huge undertaking like the Fashion Show to get involved in, or the chance to try all manner of things that we've never done before, but at its heart, 5th Year isn't so different from Transition Year. They both require hard work to get the full benefit from them, and they're both extremely rewarding.
The prospect of being in the school building for the entire school day, going to normal classes, did not seem like a nice one at the end of TY, but there's a lot to like about 5th Year. Personally, I'm very happy with my subject choices, though I know some people changed their minds in the first week or two. While the decision itself was agonising, I'm really enjoying Accounting, Chemistry and Physics. Physics in particular was a subject I wasn't sure I would like, as I wasn't terribly fond of it for the Junior Cert, but I picked it so I would have two Science subjects. And just to prove the unpredictability of life, it's now my favourite subject. It's a very satisfying feeling when a concept you've been trying to understand suddenly clicks.
Just like TY, there's a camaraderie about 5th Year. We're all starting these new subjects and getting used to the routine together. The whole of 5th Year eating lunch in the Hall makes this even more obvious. This is an aspect of 5th Year that was missing from all the reports I heard before starting.
The days are flying by, and I can hardly believe it's the beginning of October already. I remember writing something similar in my Transition Year Journal this time last year. That's something else 5th Year has in common with TY: they both go by really fast. And everyone knows that it's only when you're having fun that time flies.

Directors' Corner by Peter O'Driscoll:
I am delighted to be once again associated with Dominican College and its musical. It has been a rewarding experience for me to be working with so many talented students and I have no doubt that this year's production will be a success.

Dates to remember:
Monday 14th October 1.00 6th Year Parent/Teacher meeting
Wednesday 16th October 19.30 Mass for First Years and their Parents
Friday 25th October 12.35 Mid Term
Tuesday 14th November 1.00 3rd Year Parent/Teacher meeting

WordSearch:
Can you find the following words?
A B D E Z S P O R T R P H O K
R L I Q Z O P J E N G L I S H
T L M O C N G N X R E S S E F
L C O O K E R Y O P O P T N L
C Q W S T V Z F M E G K O A O
L M U K F E C D U V R J R M P
M Q U P U S O H V W A I Y R L
O P Q S W X Y Z O R P O L E M
P C H O I R M N O Q H S T G Y
Q O U Z P C O R S T Y V W X G
R E S T E R Y M A T H S J K V
E C N E I C S M O K L N X L W

CHOIR SPORT HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, ART, SCIENCE, ENGLISH, MATHS, GERMAN, GYM, COOKERY, MUSIC.

Soccer:
Under 13 soccer training takes place on a Thursday afternoon on the soccer pitch after class, and also at lunchtimes on a Tuesday in the Gym. Mr. Moriarty and Mr. McDermott were delighted to see such a large 'turn-out' from the First Years at these training sessions and also at the high level of skill shown. The panel below has been selected for this academic year, so if you did not make the team this year we hope you will 'try-out' again next year.
The under 13 team will play Ard Scoil La Salle, Raheny on Wednesday 9th October in the league at home and will play away the following week in Drogheda. Best of Luck!!


Muireann Ní Ghormáin, Amy Redmond, Sarah Stapleton, Katie Tuck, Ruth Davenport, Caroline Davis, Jennifer Smyth, Deborah McGuire, Jennifer Hyland, Lauren Phillips, Ciara Tuohy, Aisling Fitzgerald, Roisín F-P, Aileen Bohan, Amy Gillivan, Lauren Fagan, Eimear Nolan, Kayleigh McColgan, Carol Martin and Emma Clarke.

 

Student Council Class Representatives 2002 - 2003:

The Student Council of Dominican College is the democratically elected voice of the students of our school. Its aims include
" to enhance the sense of school spirit within our school
" to give students a channel to express themselves within the school community
For further information, see the excellent Student Council notice-board outside the library.

2nd Year:
Claire Singleton (2.1), Roisin Bergin (2.2), Aisling Dunne (2.3) and Catherine Kelly (2.4)
3rd Year:
Karen Emerson (3.1), and Natalie Mitchell-Lee (3.2), Debbie Lowe (3.3), Ciara O'Reilly (3.4) and Jennifer Cullen (3.5)
Transition Year:
Joanne Elliott (4.2) and Aisling Ryan (4.3)
5th Year:
Nikita Boylan (5.1), Lorna Robertson (5.2), Ruth Gilligan (5.3), Sarah McCormack (5.4) and Sorcha Turnbull (5.5)
6th Year:
Michelle Dunne (6.1), Fiona Scanlon (6.2), Emma McCarthy (6.3), Elizabeth McAdam (6.4) and Mairead Kelly (6.5)

The 1st Year Representatives will be elected before Christmas.


Dominican College Basketball Teams:

Senior A
Heather Byrne, Catríona Darling, Sorcha Turnbull, Ciara Stephens, Keva O'Donoghue, Joanne Elliot, Julie Wilkins and Elaine Stone
Senior B
Michelle McNamara, Jane McNamara, Aisling Andrews, Freya Monks, Andrea Ormond, Leanne O'Reilly, Charlotte Gartlan, Louise Brady, Sarah Brown, Leona Redmond and Frances Nic Reamoinn
Cadette A
Jessica Treacy, Katherine Bohan, Sarah McDonnell, Roisín McManus, Ailish Beakey, Penny Newman and Andrea McGinn
Junior A
Elizabeth Murphy, Niamh O'Mara, Elaine Shanahan, Aisling Gaffney, Sarah Hasset, Nicole Berkery, Rachel Cowley, Deborah Cullen, Heather Sheehan, Caroline McMahon, Orla King, Rachel Cribben, Aoife Conroy, Ann Marie Lychenon, Anita Hanly and
Kate Lawlor

Dominican College Badminton Teams:
U/19 A
Lise Anne O'Neill, Gillian McDonnell, Katie Collins and Sarah McGearty
U/19 B
Michelle Bohan, Suzanne O'Neill, Deirdre Killeen, Ruth Gilligan, Michelle Mulcahy and Michelle McCoy
U/16 A
Katherine Bohan, Fiona O'Hagan, Claire Singleton, Alanna Bucket and Maria Nangle
U/14 panel
Catherine Kelly, Maeve Bolger, Aileen Bohan, Gillian McAteer, Caroline McNally and Michelle Linanne

Congratulations:

Rachel Cassidy (3.4) who recently won the Senior Girls Golf Singles Championship.
Tara Cooling (6.2) & Rachel Quinn (6.4) who played for Dublin in the Leinster Under-18 Camogie Championship Final on the 5th October against Kilkenny.

Next Issue:

We will have articles on Camp Rainbow, an update on the musical and sports and much much more. If you would like to include any items, please contact Mr. Moriarty.