Ms. A. M. White hosted a
"Special Geography Quiz"
Here are the winning teams.
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Ms. A. M. White hosted a
"Special Geography Quiz"
Here are the winning teams.
This is a picture of the
Mission Romania Team
on the Summit of Slieve Donard,
in the Mourne Mountains.
Mr. Philip O'Neill, Professional Photographer,
who gave an Interesting, Valuable
Photography Workshop to our
Camera Club Students.
SCC Students ready for
Mr. Fitzgibbon, Dylan de Beer, Mr. Cullinan and Ciaran Murphy,
Junior and Senior Hurling players with Managers.
Junior Hurling player, Dylan de Beer,
Mr. Fitzgibbon and Mr. Cullinan
Junior Hurling player
Dylan de Beer.
The Loss of a Special Girl
“The school community is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of a wonderful and talented young woman who had a bright future ahead of her. Our sympathy and thoughts are with Jane’s family and friends on the loss of a loved one so special and dear.”
Ms. C. Clarke, School Principal, and
Ms. C. Loughran, Art Teacher, with
1st Year Student Conall O'Dowd,
who published his book
"Adventures in Willoga"
Conall O'Dowd, the youngest author in Skerries,
with his Teachers and Class 1C
at the launch of his Book
"Adventures in Willoga"
in the School Library.
SCC Boys Basketball Team
SCC students at the
Zeminar Conference in the RDS
Boys Junior Hurling Team
Mr. C. Fitzgibbon and
Mr. A. Cullinan.
SCC Students at the Zeminar Conference in the RDS.
Skerries Community College
Skerries Community College receives
Cycle Against Suicide "Ambassador School" Award.
Ms. M. Fitzsimmons, with Spanish Students
on their to Madrid. Spain.
Spanish Students enjoy a wonderful day trip to Madrid.
Spanish Students, outside the
while on a day trip to Madrid.
Spanish students on the,
Teleferilo Cable Car in Madrid.
The Annual Transition Year Trip to
Carlingford Adventure Centre
TY Students enjoy their few days away to the
Adventure Centre, in Carlingford.
6th Year History Students with
Author, Tom Reilly
who attended a History Workshop in Ardgillan Castle
for BBC Radio Ulster.
Ms. P. Conway,
with many different foods from Germany,
for the Students to taste.
Modern Language Week
Ms. R. Bradley and Ms.M. Fitzsimmons,
with Students who won the Spanish Quiz.
Mr.C. Fitzgibbon with
Ailbhe Treacy from 1 Curie
who won the
"Gaeilgeoir Na Seachtaine"
Skerries Community College is awarded
Lainey O'Sullivan receiving her Award for
Best Female Performance in a Leading Role
for Hamlet at the
Bord Gais Energy Student Theatre Awards.
The cast of Hamlet at the Bord Gais Energy Student Theatre Awards
Congratulations to Lainey O'Sullivan, who won;
The Best Female Performance in a Leading Role
Award for Hamlet,
Bord Gais Energy Student Theatre Awards
5th Year Students on a recent visit to Microsoft
Congratulations to the Healthy School Committee on receiving the
The Flag will be raised on Friday 13th May.
Leaving certificate Chemistry students at the
'Spectroscopy in a Suitcase'
workshop, given by the
Royal Society of Chemistry.
Ms. C. Clarke, Principal,
Mrs. E. Lennon, Deputy Principal,
and some students,
Mr.Paul D'Arcy, who opened the Visual Arts Exhibtion in
The SCC Art Teachers behind the Arts Exhibition;
Ms. Antoinette Willis,
Ms. Deirdre Curran,
Ms. Claire Loughhran,
Ms. Meabh De Burca (student teacher)
Mr. Hugh F. Ryan and Mr. Paul D'Arcy,
at the Official Opening of the SCC
Visual Arts Exhibition
Dave and Emily Diebold,
with their daughter Jessica, art student of SCC,
who opened the Visual Arts Exhibition.
Match the Teacher with their Favourite Book Compepition is now on.
Monday 5th December;
U17 Boys Soccer Cup Match
Match the Teacher with their Favourite Book.
Boys U16 Gaelic Vs St. Davids
Thursday 1st December;
6th years away to Business EU Office
TY Trip to Badminton Irish Open
Battle of the Bands 8pm
Photography Club will meet in the libraray at 1.10.
Senior and Junior Hockey.
- 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.”
Click here to view College activities in September 2016
Click here to view College activities in October 2016
Click here to view College activities in November & December 2016
Click here to view College activities Jan to Mar 2016
The new school year has begun and the PA is swinging back into action.
The Parents' Association applauds those students who plan to take part in the 'Mission Romania' initiative. They have been very enthusiastic in their fund raising over the summer months and we hope to be able to make a donation to their funds.
We are currently reviewing the format of the Study Skills seminar, which the PA sponsors and which usually takes place mid November.
It is felt that it may not be of great benefit to First Year students and should be more directed to the Exam year students. Any feedback on this would be welcomed by us.
The committee for 2016-2017 is as follows:
Breda Shankey (chair)
Patricia Ward (Secretary)
Karen McCaffrey Guildea (PRO)
Carol Holland (Treasurer)
Anne Marie While (Teacher Rep)
Cormac Gorman (Parent rep on BoM)
Marie McCarthy Pender
Liz O Reilly
Alex O Brien
Oisin Mc Gann
who has been awarded a
UCD Sports Scholar Entrance Scholarship
as a result of his high performance in Rugby.
Congratulations to past-pupil
on being selected for an
Academic Award 2016
from DCU as a result of their high Achievement in their Leaving Certificate in June 2016.
Also, Congratulations to
on being awarded the
J.P.Mc Manus Academic Scholarship.
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.
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.
Oisin McGann - 6th December
Julie Embleton - 9th December
Friday 16th December
Library Photography Club
will meet on Friday 9th December at 1.10
New members are always welcome.
Wednesday 14th December
Thursday 21st December
Chess is played everyday at lunchtime, all students are welcome.
The next tournament will start in December 2016
Well Read Team
Wednesday 30th November