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Final Day

Final Day for the

Class of 2016

Class of 2016

Ms. C. Clarke, Principal,

at the 6th Year Graduation.


Class of 2016



6th Year Students Graduation.

Ms. D. Duggan, Year Head.

6th Year Graduation

The School Orchestra at the

6th Year Graduation.

Ice Cream in aid of Down Syndrome

The TY students sold Ice cream in aid of Down Syndrome.

Final Day for the Class of 2016

The Teacher Team,

who played the 6th Years on their final day.

6th Year team

6th Year team, who played their Teachers

on their final day.

Teachers Vs 6th Years

A great game on the final day for the

Class of 2016

Healthy Schools Flag

SCC has been awarded the

Healthy Schools Flag

Healthy Schools

Skerries Community College is awarded

The Healthy Schools Flag


Staff and Students enjoy a Zumba Workshop.

Lainey O'Sullivan

Lainey O'Sullivan receiving her Award for

Best Female Performance in a Leading Role

for Hamlet at the

Bord Gais Energy Student Theatre Awards.

Bord Gais Energy Student Theatre Awards

The cast of Hamlet at the Bord Gais Energy Student Theatre Awards

Bord Gais Award for Lainey O'Sullivan

Congratulations to Lainey O'Sullivan, who won;

The Best Female Performance in a Leading Role

Award for Hamlet,

at the

Bord Gais Energy Student Theatre Awards


Trip to Microsoft HQ

5th Year Students on a recent visit to Microsoft

Healthy Eating

Congratulations to the Healthy School Committee on receiving the

Healthy School Award

The Flag will be raised on Friday 13th May.

U14 Hurling

SCC U14 Hurling Vs Maynooth at the

All Schools Semi Final

GAA Winners

U-16 Gaelic Football Winners,

Well done!

Italy TY Tour

SCC teachers and TY students on Italy Tour.

1916 Volunteers

1916 Volunteers came to visit all the History students in Skerries Community College.

1916 Re Enactment

All SCC History classes witness a wonderful re-enactment from the1916 Volunteers

1916 Event

Ms. C. Clarke, Principal

with some students and the 1916 Volunteers.

Chemistry Workshop

Leaving certificate Chemistry students at the

'Spectroscopy in a Suitcase'

workshop, given by the

Royal Society of Chemistry.

Chemistry Workshop

A leaving certificate Chemistry workshop took place in the Chemistry lab this week.The title of the workshop was;

'Spectroscopy in a Suitcase'

and it was given by the

Royal Society of Chemistry.


Visual Arts Exhibition

Ms. C. Clarke, Principal,

Mrs. E. Lennon, Deputy Principal,

and some students,


Mr.Paul D'Arcy, who opened the Visual Arts Exhibtion in

Ardgillan Castle 

Visual Arts Exhibition

The SCC Art Teachers behind the Arts Exhibition;

Ms. Antoinette Willis,

Ms. Deirdre Curran,

Ms. Claire Loughhran,


Ms. Meabh De Burca (student teacher)

Hugh F Ryan and Paul D'Arcy

Mr. Hugh F. Ryan and Mr. Paul D'Arcy,

at the Official Opening of the SCC

Visual Arts Exhibition

Visual Arts Exhibition

Zlata Gerasimova and Emily McDermott,

from the SCC Photography Club, at the

Visual Arts Exhibition.

Art Students

6th year Art students at the

Visual Arts Exhibition


Ardgillan Castle.

The exhibition is on show until Friday 22nd April.

Visual Arts Exhibition

Dave and Emily Diebold,

with their daughter Jessica, art student of SCC,


Paul D'Arcy,

who opened the Visual Arts Exhibition.

Class Prefects.

Ms. C. Clarke, Principal,

Mrs. E. Lennon, Deputy Principal,


Ms. D. Duggan, Year Head,

with the Class Prefects of 2015-2016.

Ms. C. Clarke

Ms. C. Clarke, Principal,

Mrs. E. Lennon, Deputy Principal,


Eoghan Byrne, Head Boy,

Sorcha Donnelly, Head Girl,

Daniel Downing, Deputy Head Boy, and

Sarah Enright, Deputy Head Girl.

Ms. D. Duggan

Ms. D. Duggan, Year Head


 Head Boy, Eoghan Byrne,

Head Girl, Sorcha Donnelly,

Deputy Head Boy, Daniel Downing,


Deputy Head Girl, Sarah Enright.

Ms. M. Daly with Mentors.

Ms. M. Daly,

with our School Mentors

Head Boy

Eoghan Byrne,

Head Boy, 2015-2016.

Head Girl

Head Girl for 2015-2016

Sorcha Donnelly

Deputy Head Boy

Daniel Downing,

Deputy Head Boy, 2015-2016.

Deputy Head Girl

Sarah Enright,

Deputy Head Girl, 2015-2016.

Student Council

Ms. M Carr,

with the 2015-2016

Student Council.

Charity Team

Our School Charity Team;

Rory O'Brien,

Eimer Kennedy,

Jack O'Driscoll, and

Rebecca Brogan.


Eoghan Byrne, Head Boy,

Sorcha Donnelly, Head Girl,


Daniel Downing, Deputy Head Boy,


Sarah Enfight, Deputy Head Girl.

Chaplaincy Team

The 2015-2016

Chaplaincy Team.


Ms. Caroline Clarke, Principal, reads during the D.E.A.R. period, when the whole school Drops Everything And Reads.

The Army at Careers Night

The Army and Students at the Careers Night.

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News & Activities


All 2nd Years on trip to Tayto Park

All TY on trip to Causey Farm

Chess in the library at lunchtime.


All 1st Years on trip to Dublin Zoo

Music at lunchtime.


Writers' and Book Club.

Fit for Fun

Chess in Library.


TY Graduation


Sports Day for all 1st year students






 College Activites

College Activites


Click here to view College activities in September 2015

Click here to view College activities in October 2015

Click here to view College activities in November & December 2015

Click here to view College activities Jan to Mar 2015


 Colours Charity Fundraiser -A huge success!

Congratulations to the College Prefects on a fantastic charity fundraiser. Thanks to our students for a hugely successful day and for your contribution to the three worthy charities.

Barrettown House - Green

The Simon Community - Yellow

Aquired Brain Injury Ireland - Blue

The Study hall is open to all 6th years Mon- Fri from 8am to 8.50 for quiet study.  



 Congratulations to Shaun Elebert and all the cast, crew and front of house on the excellent production of 'Oliver' recently.

Well done to all.





Spring 2016:  The PA had a very successful and busy start to our school year.


We started with our first meeting on 9th Sept and finalized preparations for our AGM on 17th Sept


The AGM was very well attended and was a welcome opportunity for all present to hear Ms Clarke and Mrs. Lennon speak of current activities, and future plans, in the School.  The current officers of the committee were ratified and we had a vote for two parent representatives to the School Board of Management. There were four candidates and the parents selected were Cormac Gorman and Edel Joyce. We wish them well in their term on the Board.




We had a busy month of promotion for our parents' talk on 15th October by Dr Fergus Heffernan, a Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist.Over 200 parents attended. This talk


 was on the topic of 'Understanding the Emotional Wellbeing of Teenagers' but included a lot more about family dynamics and understanding ourselves and how we parents have been shaped by our  childhood experiences.


It was a very witty and informative talk and we hope to have Dr Heffernan back in the next school year.




We also helped the School with its first Careers Fair ,on 6th October, with some of us representing our various occupations. This was very successful and gave Fifth and Sixth year students an opportunity to meet with people working in, or studying for, careers they are considering. There were also representatives of various Third Level and PLC institutions, and it is hoped that this will be a regular biennial event in the School. We would like to congratulate all involved in the organisation of this event.




The PA organised the annual Study Skills seminar on 14th November which was  very well 


attended with 100 students present. This was subsidized by the PA and only cost the students Eu10 each.


We also helped with vaccinations, keeping the students calm while they waited their turn., and assisted at the recent (6th Feb) Entrance Exam.




The PA would like to congratulate the College Prefects on their very successful Colours Day charity fund raiser. We also strongly endorse  the recent Friendship Week with its take home message of 'Kindness for All'.


We look forward to the months ahead as we continue to support the School in its education of our young people.




An early reminder that our annual Second Hand Book Sale will take place at the end of June. Please remind all 3rd and 6th Year students to take care of their books in order to increase their re-sale value! Demand for books last year out stripped supply, so please consider selling on your books if they are not going to be re-used by someone else in the family. We can only accept books for sale which are in reasonably good condition.




Breda Shankey









Camogie Shield Final

Well Done to the

U-14 Girls Camogie Team who defeated Loreto on the Green is a thrilling match.





Well Done

to the

U14 Hurlers

who beat

St. Paul's, Raheny.

Best players were,

Adam Rearon and Finn Chaten.


Well Done to

Kerrie Costello,

Lottie Simons,

Anna Prior,

Lily Heaney and

Katie Halpin

who Won the All Ireland Schools Cross Country,

in Sligo



Well done to the 1st year Hockey Team who won King's Hospital.

Well done to the

2nd yesrs who beat

Santa Sabina




Up-coming Events

Up-coming Events

Library Chess Tournament

Book and Writers' Club on Wednesday 25 May.





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.




to past-pupil

Sinead O'Brien

who has been awarded a

UCD Choral Scholar Entrance Scholarship

as a result of her high achievement in her Leaving Certificate in June


Congratulations to past-pupil

Ellen Tuck

on being selected for an

Entrance Exhibition Award 2015

from Trinity College as a result of her high performance in her Leaving Certificate in June 2015







Bord Gais Energy

Student Theatre Awards

Congratulations to

Lainey O'Sullivan who won

Best Female Performance in a Leading Role

for Hamlet






The official completion of Dublin Dun Laoghaire ETB 'Transfer Learning Initiative' was held in Head Office last week.  The College participated in twelve workshops on new and innovative teaching techniques.

Skerries Community College recieved an award for its work in Work Application.  A final presentation was made by Ms. A. Smith on her reseasrch on raising the profile on Work Application and acknowledging the students' hard work in the class.  The College was presented with a plaque acknowledging the college as a Centre of Innovative Teaching.  Certificates of Completion were given to each participant.

Library Activities

Library Activities





Click here to learn all about our Library


Sign up NOW for Chess Tournament.


 Library Photography Club

The next Camera Club meeting is on Friday 13th May at 1.10 in the library. New members are always welcome.


Writers Club and Book Club

The next Writers/Book Club will meet on Wednesday 18th May at 1.10 in the library.



The next Quiz is on Thursday 12th May 2016. All students are welcome and there are great prizes for the winning teams.



Chess Club

 Chess is played everyday at lunchtime, all students are welcome.

The next tournament will start shortly


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