A great end to the year for the students from the School Completion Programme Homework Club on a trip to Wicklow for Paintball.

The first year activity club had a fantastic day out in Wicklow Port Pier Jumping. This could not have happened without Michelle Waters, our DCC Sports Officer. We would like wish Michelle the very best as she leaves us for a new role after 12 years working in the community. She will be sorely missed.

Congratulations to our Transition Year Students who raised an impressive 1043 euro for the Peter McVerry Fund. A special thank you to Fr. Peter McVerry for saying a few words to our students at their end of year ceremony.

McVerry Cheque

Check out our pupils enjoying their group session in Unique Physique, as part of Active School Week. During the week every class group was catered for, with activities including football, orienteering, bodybuilding and walking. Without doubt the highlight was the teachers v transition years dodgeball match on Thursday lunch time.

On Tuesday 2nd May a group of our Geography senior students accompanied by Ms. McGovern, Mr. Kelly and Ms. McMahon visited the National Stud and Japanese Gardens in Tully, Co. Kildare.
 The day consisted of an extremely informative tour in which our guide imparted knowledge on various aspects of the workings in the National Stud.
The students had the opportunity to observe the horses in their natural environment, from thoroughbred foals to some of Ireland's most famous racehorses like "Invincible Spirit & "Hurricane Fly".
 Following a talk and on various bloodstock equipment and items, the group took in the beauty and tranquility of the Japanese & St. Fiachra's Gardens.
An fun and educational day was had by all!

Today, we started Active School Week. To kicked off a group of second years went for an hour long walk. We continued with a talk on diet, nutrition and healthy eating in sport by our own D.J.Foran Waterford county hurler. This was attended by the 4th and 5th years. Through out the week we have activities lined up for each year group. We aim to introduce them to new activities and encourage them to participate in lifelong exercise. We hope to get a greater number of pupils and ditching the lift walking or cycling to school instead.

An emotional talk from the volunteers at Hope in the Darkness who help to feed the homeless in Dublin City centre every night.

The Transition Year Class completed the Skills@Work Programme on Tuesday 25th with the wrap -up session. They received they certificates of active participation in the programme that saw them compose C.v.s, apply for positions with Yahoo, complete interviews as well as studying the company, talking to employees, visiting the workplace, studying business etiquette and interview preparation. Most students engaged well with the programme and found it a worthwhile experience. Well done to all those who took part and successfully completed the programme.

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