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Monday 11th December;
Chess Tournament continues in library.
Junior Hurling Semi Final.
Writers' Club in the library 1.10
Minor Girls Hockey Vs Dundalk
Senior Boys Gaelic
3rd Year trip to the Cinema.
Friday 15th December;
6th year trip to Baldoyle Training Centre
Staff Quiz in library..
Notes from Study Skills Seminar:
R128 Rush-Skerries Road Closure
Shuttle Bus Timetable;
SCC has received its
2nd Green Flag
by An Taisce at the Helix.
See link below
SCC TY Students
in St. Patrick's Church
to celebrate and appreciate
the good work
of the young people in the parish.
- Skerries Community College receives Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador School Award –
On September 23rd, the now annual Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador School Awards ceremony was held at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. These awards recognised the immense efforts of 83 schools around the island of Ireland who have completed the Ambassador School Programme, and become actively involved in mental health promotion. The Ambassador School Programme, one aspect of a wide range of Cycle Against Suicide initiatives, is school-led, and involves the completion of “Five Gears” over the course of a year, all of which are aimed at raising awareness of the message that “It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help”.
At a special reception held at The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Skerries Community College was awarded the prestigious status of Ambassador School by Cycle Against Suicide in recognition of its fulfilment of the Five Gears, and its exceptional commitment to the promotion of positive mental health.
Skerries Community College was represented at the event by Link Teacher, Ms Marise Carr, who understandably are very proud of their achievements. “The Ambassador School Awards ceremony was a great day. It’s wonderful to attend such a positive event, and have the efforts of the students recognised. Our participation in the Ambassador School Programme has had an enormously positive impact on our school community, fostered a school-wide approach to the promotion of positive mental health, and provided incredible opportunities for student leadership”, said Marise Carr speaking at the event. Representatives from the main education bodies and trusts, the Institute of Guidance Counsellors and the Ombudsman for Children, Niall Muldoon, all attended to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the schools involved.
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, congratulated the schools which completed the Ambassador School Programme. The Minister said: "It is fantastic to see that 83 schools around the island of Ireland have completed the Ambassador School Programme, and become actively involved in mental health promotion. This is a hugely important issue that affects so many families. I strongly support the promotion of positive mental health awareness in both primary and post-primary schools.”
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Parents Association Autumn Update
The PA is delighted to be up and running for the new school year.
Congratulations to the student group who went, with their teachers to help children in a Romanian orphanage during the school holidays. The Mission Romania group put a lot of work into fundraising before the trip and the PA was happy to support them. The group, under the leadership of Ms. Carroll, were inspirational in achieving their objectives for this very worthwhile project.
Our Annual General Meeting was held on 14th September and was an opportunity for the parents present to meet our new Deputy Principals, Mr Reilly and Ms Spillane, and to meet Mrs Lennon, Deputy Principal. Ms Clarke, the Principal, gave a presentation of the highlights from last year, including the excellent Leaving Certificate results, and about future plans and developments for the school.
Congratulations to our Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate Students on their excellent results.
The new PA officers were appointed, and a copy of the financial report was circulated.
The PA financially supported the recent Study Skills seminars in the College for 3rd and 6th year students. The facilitator was Ms Grainne Enright, from Brighter Minds Skerries, who put a lot of work into her presentations and booklet. We asked each student for €5 to help toward the printing cost for their booklets.
We are delighted to announce that Mr Enda Murphy, Clinical Psychotherapist, who is one of the country’s best known Clinical Behavioural Therapists, will speak to parents on Wednesday 22nd November at 8pm in the college. Enda has written several books, including ‘Five Steps to Happiness’, and he co-authored ‘Flagging the Screenager’ with Dr Harry Barry. He is a regular contributor to Sean O’Rourke’s radio program on RTE Radio 1. Tickets will be on sale shortly.
The Committee for 2017-18 is as follows:
Chair: Karen McCaffrey
Secretary: Emma Swarbrigg
Treasurer: Carol Holland
Nominee to BoM: Cormac Gorman
Alex O’Brien, Angela Murray, Breda Shankey, Caroline Walsh, Catriona Grimes,
Clodagh Zomer, Liz O’Reilly, Mairead Johnston, Marie Barrett, Martina Gormley,
Myriam Morgan,Siobhan Carr,Suzanne Jones, Yolaine Maillet
Match Report: Skerries CC 4.13 St David's Artane 3.6
Junior Hurling 28th Sept 2017
Our Junior Hurling team took the trip to Artane to take on St David's in their second group game of this campaign. Starting brightly Skerries CC took the lead with a point from long range following build up play from Finn Chatten and David Boyd. Wasteful shooting saw five wides build up whilst St David's threatened going forward. We lost Fionn Duncan to injury early on and this saw Tom Grehan move to midfield. Skerries CC went in at half time up by 8 points following goals from David Graham, David Boyd and James Casey. However the lead was only secured at half time after 3 amazing saves from Michael Joyce in the Skerries CC goal. Strong determination from our players in the second half was needed to counteract the St Davids revival. All the Skerries CC subs made a massive difference with Eoghan O'Connor Flanagan , Greg McEnananey and Sean Emmet making a particular impact.
Final score Skerries 4.13 St Davids 3.6
Next up is a home game vs Portmarnock in the final group game. Best of luck to all!
to the U14 Camogie Team who won St. Colmcills.
Congratulations to our U14 hurling team on an emphatic victory in the Dublin Quarter Final versus Scoil Chaitriona Mobhi Road on a final score of Skerries Cc 8.15 Scoil Chaitriona 2.2
This team will play the Dublin Colleges Semi Final in the coming weeks.
Well done to all
Well Done to our Senior and Junior Hockey Teams
who won the
Northside League Finals
Seniors 1 Final V's Sutton Park
Juniors 1 Final V's Loreto, Balbriggan.
Well done to our U14 Hurling team on a hard victory Vs Colaiste Choilm.
Well done to the Boys Senior Soccer Team, who won their Leinster Match.
Careers and Education News
Zeminar RDS Conference 2017
Students in Skerries Community College were invited by management to attend a Well-being event in the RDS in October 2017. “Zeminar”, a new Education, Empowerment and Well-Being event dedicated to teenagers and their teachers was held on 10th October 2017. The objective of their attendance was to recognize the importance of this demographic group and to provide them with a space where they can inform themselves on issues of interest to them, and come away feeling confident that they can make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others. Seventy students in leadership positions from the Student Council, Prefects and Mentors from the college attended the event. They were accompanied by Ms Carr, Ms Murray and Ms Neary. They enjoyed taking part in workshops on mental health, listening to guest speakers like the O'Donovan brothers and Sr. Stan and participating in exhibits. It was a truly enjoyable day for our future leaders
Link to Career Events
Link to Timetable of CAO Events
Attached here is the WSE report
IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR HIGH POINTS IN THE LEAVING CERT
UCD Entrance Scholars Award ( Academic High Achievers)
TRINITY Entrance Exhibition Award ( High Achievement)
Kate O Connor
Adam Cruise was also awarded the JP Mc Manus Award
Congratulations to all!
Ms. C. Clarke.
Well done to
Donal Cotter (5th Year)
Finalist in the DDLETB
Design and Communications Competition.
Well done to Donal and Mr. Leavy!
Skerries Community College celebrate at “Health Promoting Schools’ flag raising
There were celebrations at Skerries Community College when the new HSE Healthy Ireland – Health Promoting Schools Flag was officially unveiled on Friday 13th May 2016. The flag was the culmination of a two year project on health and well-being at Skerries Community College.
Some of the many health initiatives which were undertaken in order to progress as a “Health Promoting” school included: healthy eating with a new school policy, a well-being week, promotion of a suicide prevention message through involvement in the Cycle Against Suicide, weekly staff Pilates class, weekly running club and up to twelve different extra-curricular sporting options available to students. The school has also undertaken to have a healthy school shop in September 2016.
Mr. O’ Reilly spearheaded the healthy programme in the school. He was assisted by members of the Healthy School Committee whose members included: Ms Carr, Mr Leavy, Ms Fitzsimmons, Ms Farrell, Ms Keegan, Mr Connolly, Ms Hurley, Ms Doyle, Mr Elebert, Ms White, Ms Duffy, Ms Corbett and Ms Daly. The Student Council co-ordinated by Ms Carr assisted in organizing many of the physical and emotional well-being events throughout the year.
“I take this opportunity to thank the staff, students and management for their hard work and recognize especially the work of Mr. Eamon O’ Reilly chairperson of the Healthy Schools Committee , said Anne Walsh, HSE Healthy Schools Co-ordinator.
Anne added “Skerries Community College shall endeavor to sustain and build on this wonderful physical and mental health promotion work utilizing a whole school approach”.
Photos: Sarah Rogan first year, Anne Walsh HSE Healthy Schools Co-ordinator, and Ben Guildea sixth year prefect.
Student Council members: Back row: Megan Carkery Keogh, Sarah Rogan, Colm Ryan, Sean O’ Toole, Gavin Dolan, Ms Carr (Co-ordinator of SC), Anne Walsh (HSE).Front row David O’ Leary, Katie Kampff, Harry Boylan, Thomas Pollock and Eva Campbell.
All Students are welcome to join the library Clubs;
The next Fun Quiz will be
Thursday 14 December.
The Book Club,
The Photography Club
The Writers Club,
The next meeting will be on Wednesday 13th Dec
The Chess Club,
Chess is played everyday at lunchtime, all students are welcome.
The New Games Club,
Students may call to the library for details.
Well Read Team