Mizz Dominican - December 2002

Carol Service:

The Carol Service is a tradition in Dominican College. Ms. Goggins and Ms. Ford have put a lot of work into the service this year to make it a special event in our celebration of Christmas. They have spent a lot of time pouring over lists of songs and carols. These have not been finalized yet, but they are bound to be great! The folk group and instrumentalists are practising hard and their harmonies and songs will certainly be ones to remember.

The Carol Service will take place on the last Friday before the holidays. It will be held in St. Patrick's College Church. All the school will be there together for this wonderful event.

Remember the Carol Service is for you so join in and sing along.


Prize draw:

If you haven't already heard about it……where have you been!
I'll remind you about this magnificent draw which is going to be taking place in January. Not only are the prizes brilliant, but, all the proceeds are going to a really good cause: "Camp Rainbow" in Romania and also towards the continual development of our school.

The tickets are €25 for one, or, you can get two tickets for €40 - a bargain considering the main prize is a brand new 2003, 5-Door Peugeot 206.

There will also be other prizes including an €800 travel voucher,all worth buying tickets for! All students who sell their two tickets will be entered into a draw for a €100 voucher for the Jervis Shopping Centre and the two students who sell the most tickets will each get a €50 voucher for the Omni Shopping Centre.

So start selling those tickets!!

The Musical:

Congratulations to all involved in the musical "My Fair Lady", especially all the Transition Year students who put on a brilliant production this year. It was a huge success and let's hope there are many more to come. Videos of the musical should be available from Thursday the 19th December. They have been sent to the U.K. for duplication and we have been assured that they will be delivered back to our school before the Christmas holidays.

Congratulations:

To the Junior Camogie Team who beat Manor House on Thursday the 12th of December. This now places the team at the top of the league.

To the following students who got through to the second round of the Gael-Linn Debates:

Members of the Junior Team are: Bairbre Holmes, Ciara Ní Mhaolagáin and Dairine Mc Cafferty.

Members of the senior team are: Aoifa Cooke, Catherine Doyle and Lise-Ann O'Neill.

Well done girls and the best of luck in the next round.

Entrance Exhibition Awards:

Two of last year's Leaving Certificate students, Jane Bryant and Fiona O'Byrne did exceptionally well in their Leaving Certificate and, due to their high points, they both were awarded "Entrance Exhibition Awards", which are similar to a scholarship.

Jane Bryant received this award from Trinity College, Dublin. Fiona O'Byrne declined the offer from Dublin City University, as she transferred to Trinity College, Dublin.

We wish both girls every success in the future.

Sixth Year History Trip:

The Sixth Year History classes recently visited Kilmainham Jail and the Dáil. Our guided tour through Kilmainham Jail was very interesting and informative and it gave us a greater appreciation of Irish history and the contribution of certain men and women to the foundation of the state. It is free for groups of students and is recommended to everyone (not just history students).

Later that day we were also privileged with a guided tour of the Dáil by Paul Connaughton ( a Fine Gael T.D.). We observed a lively debate on The Private Security Bill, 2002, in the Dáil chamber.

By Louise Brangan and Katherine McGuane.

Review of Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets:

This is the second book from J.K Rowling. This year at Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, things get a little dicey when students are suddenly turned into stone and messages are left on the school walls proclaiming the Chamber of Secrets has been opened. What can it all mean?
After spending another miserable summer with the Dursleys, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) is anxious to start his Second Year at Hogwarts, but a house elf named Dobby (voiced by Toby Jones) warns him he'll be in grave danger if he goes back. He returns anyway and sure enough, once Harry joins up with his friends Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson), weird things start to happen at school - one of which being, that students are somehow being turned into stone. Pretty soon it becomes clear that the Chamber of Secrets - a legendary hidden chamber of evil built by one of Hogwarts' founders, the nasty Salazar Slytherin - has been opened. Legend says that the true heir of Slytherin can only open the chamber, and once it is, the beast within will be unleashed to purge the school of those undeserving to study there. In other words, it'll get rid of wizards and witches who come from non-magic heritage (or 'Muggles', as they're called). This puts Hermione in particular danger since she comes from Muggle parents. Harry has a lot on his hands trying to figure this one out, especially since he is suspected to be the one who opened the chamber.

All in all I think they did it again. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets surpasses Philosophers Stone as a crisper, more action-packed film, which will more than thrill the billions of Harry Potter fans everywhere.

By Linda Dornan.

Look out for more reviews every month!! (If you have written an article or review please bring it to Aoife or Andrea in room 8)

Library:

If you are looking for information for a project or want to find a particular novel Ms. Rowe and Ms. Carrigan will help you find it. Remember you do not need library tickets anymore as everyone's details are now on the computer.

The computers in the library are not ready for student use yet but hopefully they will be working soon. They will be a great asset to the school.

I'd like to be By Jennifer Concannon 2.1

I'd like to be a superstar and get on TV
I'd like to be a superstar than being plain old me
I'd like to be a bird flying in the sky
Or a multi-coloured butterfly

I'd like to be a person who writes books
Or maybe a model who has good looks
I'd really like to be a strong lady
Or be Britney Spears and sing 'You Drive Me Crazy'

I'd like to be in a movie on TV
But just for now I'll be me.