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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,

with,

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,

and

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

Art Students

6th year Art students at the

Visual Arts Exhibition

in

Ardgillan Castle.

The exhibition is on show until Friday 22nd April.

Visual Arts Exhibition

Zlata Gerasimova and Emily McDermott,

from the SCC Photography Club, at the

Visual Arts Exhibition.

Visual Arts Exhibition

Dave and Emily Diebold,

with their daughter Jessica, art student of SCC,

with

Paul D'Arcy,

who opened the Visual Arts Exhibition.

New Head Girl

5th year students at the election for the new

Head Girl and Head Boy.

New Head Boy

5th year students at the election for Head Boy

1916 Centenary Celebrations

As part of the 1916 Centerary Celebratioms the School body will

Remember,Reflect and Re imagine the events of the Easter Rising;

On Tuesday 15th March.

The official tricolour will be raised in the School,

The Proclamation will be read out, and

The National Anthem will be sung.

Seachtain na Gaeilge Quiz

The Irish Teachers with the winners of the

Seachain na Gaeilge quiz

Flag Ceremony

The Flag Ceremony in Croke Park,

Ms. M. O' Hanlon,

Colm Cuneen,

Sorcha Donnelly, Head Girl,

Member of Defense Forces,

Ms. C. Duffy, and

Eoghan Byrne, Head Boy

All Ireland Winners of the Cross Country

Congratulations to the Junior Girls Cross Country team

Kerrie Costello

Lottie Simons

Anna Prior, and

Lily Heaney.

Who won the All Ireland Schools Cross Country in Sligo.

Author Kevin McCarthy.

Author Kevin McCarthy with some students on

World Book Day

World Book Day Author Visit

Mr. Kevin McCarthy, author

with Ms. P. Conway as part of the

World Book Day celebrations

World Book Day Quiz

The Students who won the

World Book Day

Quiz

Wellbeing Week

It's OK not to be Ok

Take Noice

Connect

Be Active

Give

Keep Learning

 

Photography Club

Ms. A.M. White and some students from the Photography Club,

taking some nice local photographs of Skerries

Class Prefects.

Ms. C. Clarke, Principal,

Mrs. E. Lennon, Deputy Principal,

and

Ms. D. Duggan, Year Head,

with the Class Prefects of 2015-2016.

Ms. C. Clarke

Ms. C. Clarke, Principal,

Mrs. E. Lennon, Deputy Principal,

with;

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

with

 Head Boy, Eoghan Byrne,

Head Girl, Sorcha Donnelly,

Deputy Head Boy, Daniel Downing,

and

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.

2015-2016

Eoghan Byrne, Head Boy,

Sorcha Donnelly, Head Girl,

with

Daniel Downing, Deputy Head Boy,

and

Sarah Enfight, Deputy Head Girl.

Chaplaincy Team

The 2015-2016

Chaplaincy Team.

Charity Colours Day

On Charity Colours Day,

Students were able to guess the idenitity of

The Blue Man,

to raise money for this year's chosen Charities;

Barrettown-Green

The Simon Community-Yellow

and

Aquired Brain Injury Ireland-Blue.

Sam Maguire

Ms. C. Clarke, Principal, and Mr. Dean Rock with the Sam Maguire cup.

Sam Maguire Cup

Mr. Dean Rock brings the Sam Maguire Cup to,

Mr.Pat Boylan and his class.

Sam Maguire

Mrs. Cepta Kennefick with Mr. Dean Rock and the Sam Maguire cup at Skerries Community College.

D.E.A.R,

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 on the 6th October.

Hannah Corcoran's Photograph.

Hannah Corcoran's photograph, which won a certificate for the Mental Health Project for schools and colleges.

Green Flag

Congratulations to the Green Schools Committee on being awarded a Green Flag for the College. Pictured holding the flag are Transition Year students, Aoimhe Downey (left) and Vivienne Byrne.

Healthy Eating

Professor Donal O'Shea with the Healthy School team after giving a very interesting and informative talk on healthy eating to all the staff.

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News & Activities

TY European Tour


Monday;

1916 Volunteers to visit the school at 12.30. All 3rd years and senior History classes to witness the event/re-enactment.

Chess Tournament

TY Euro Tour

U14 Girls Gaelic Football Vs Mount Sackville

6th year students to visit the Active Retirement Group in the Little Theatre.


Tuesday;

TY Euro Tour

U14 Hurling Semi Final Vs Maynooth

2N life Skills, Outing to Cinema.

Music at lunchtime.


Wednesday;

Writers' and Book Club in library at 1.10

Fit for Fun

Chess Tournament.


Thursday;

School closes at 1.10 for May Bank Holiday Weekend.

School re-opens on Tuesday 3rd May at 9am.

 


















 

 

 

 

 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.  

 

Oliver

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

Well done to all.

 

  'We are delighted to announce that Dr Harry Barry, Drogheda, will speak to us on 'The Developing Brain ages 13-23', on Wed 20th April in the school.
Dr Barry is a well known GP, with a special interest in Mental Health and is author of many self help books including the very popular 'Flagging the Screenager' which he co-authored with Enda Murphy.
He was interviewed this week on Newstalk Radio and will be on Sean O'Rourke's program this weekend.
This talk has been arranged in conjunction with Skerries Youth Support Services (SYSS).
Tickets are only €5 and are available from Skerries Bookshop or the school office.
The talk begins at 8pm sharp and doors open at 7.30pm'

 

 

 

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

 

Chairperson


 

 

Sport

Sport

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

 

 Hockey

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

Well done to the

2nd yesrs who beat

Santa Sabina

1:0

 

 

Up-coming Events

Up-coming Events

Library Chess Tournament

Book and Writers' Club on Wednesday 27th April.

Ellen Tuck and Sinead O

Ellen Tuck and Sinead O'Brien

 

                                                                                                                                                       

 

Congratulations

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

2015.

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

 

 

 

 

Learning Initiative Award

Learning Initiative Award

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

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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 6th 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 27th April at 1.10 in the library.

 

Quiz

The next Quiz is on Thursday 5th 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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