The 5th years got the chance to ring the bells of Christchurch Cathedral today after some hard work while visiting the Francis Bacon Studio in the Hugh Lane Gallery.

Second year students visit to DCU for a talk by Amber Gell titled 'It's not Rocket Science'

Amber’s extensive experience includes her work as a Spacecraft Systems Engineer, designing and developing numerous subsystems for the Orion Spacecraft,the Multipurpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV), NASA’s new spacecraft for Deep Space Exploration. She has contributed her expertise to various areas such as: Space Life Sciences; Bioastronautics, Human Performance in Extreme Environments, Rendezvous, Proximity and Docking Operations, Landing and Recovery Systems, Engineering Integration, Flight Test, Risk Management, and Leading Proposal Development efforts. She is especially passionate about participating in education outreach activities that engage the engineers of tomorrow and inspire the bright minds of the future.

Amber holds multiple degrees in aerospace engineering, business, and physiology. She has won several awards for her outstanding contributions to the Aerospace Community and educational outreach, including the 2013 Women in Space Science Award.

We also enjoyed a tour of the DCU campus with the dedicated Student Ambassadors; including a quick 'hello' on the air at the DCU fm radio studios.

On Wednesday April 6th the Transition Year students went to visit the offices of Yahoo EMEA in Point Village. Edel Murphy planned an engaging tour of the building followed by mock interviews. Each student received beneficial written feedback on their performance. They had an enjoyable day and look forward to welcoming Edel and her colleagues to Ardscoil later in the month.

Our Transition Year group went to Berlin for 4 days just before the Easter Holidays. A great time was had by all. We visited so many interesting places including Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, the Berlin Wall, The Reichstag Dome, The Technology Museum as well as the Olympic Stadium to see a Hertha Berlin football match. See our upcoming Yearbook for the highlights from the students.

We are very proud of our Tys who did a dramatic presentation depicting the suffering of Jesus Christ. The Passion Play was in St Benedict's church and attended by the whole school today.

During a ceremony to commemorate the 1916 Rising, students were given a brief historical perspective, listened to the Proclamation of Independence read by the student council and stood for the National Anthem.

Three of our 1st year students recording their original creative writing pieces at Near fm studios. All the stories and poems were created as part of the Telling Tales season for Near fm.

Student Council reps were presented with a Tricolour and a copy of the Proclamation today in Croke Park. The President, Michael D. Higgins was the guest of honour at the ceremony where students from every post-primary school in the country were presented with an Irish flag.

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