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Exam Time

Good luck to all our

Exam Students.

Mark Allidine

Mark Allidine palys the Guitar Instrumental

'Passion Loop'

at the 6th Year Graduation Ceremony.

Graduation Ceremony 2018

Philip Joyce sings

'Don't Look Back in Anger'

at the 6th Year 2018 Ceremony.

 

Class of 2018

Final Day for 6th Year Students

Spirit of TY

Well done to

Colm Ryan and Mark Coomey

who won the

Spirit of TY Award.

Make a Difference Award

Congratulations to Liam Byrne,

who won the Make a Difference Award

from Prosper Fingal.

Liam Byrne

Well done to

Liam Byrne who received the

Make A Difference Award

Summer Quiz

Well done to all the

Summer Quiz winners

Adam Kelly

Ms. C. Clarke, Principal

with Adam Kelly who won

two awards at SciFest.

Ms. P Conway with Jessica Conway McLaughlin

and their German Exchange Student,

Barbara Schnaudt.

Short Story and Poerty Competition

All the winners and students

at the Prize Giving Presentation.

Senior Winners

Senior winners of the

Short Story Competition

Paired Reading

Ms. M. Stafford with

TY and 1st Year Students at the

Paired Reading Ceremony.

Chess Tournament

Well done to

Owen Johnston, who won the Chess Tournament

and Ryan Corneille who came 3rd

 

Altan Holland came in 2nd place

Well Read

Some of the Well Read team donate books to LA Bakery, Skerries

for their customers to enjoy.

History Talk

Frank Whearity

gives a valuable History Talk to

SCC TY Students

Paired Reading

TY and 1st year Students enjoy a class of

Paired Reading

National Poetry Day

Well done to the winners of the

Special Quiz for

National Poetry Day

2018 Art Exhibition

Ms. C. Clarke, Principal

with Mr. Paul Kelly,

and Art Teachers

Ms. Claire Loughran,

Ms Emma Farrelly and

Ms. Deirdre Curran,

at the Opening of the Art Exhibition

in Ardgillan Castle.

Mr. Paul Kelly

Mr. Paul Kelly, Artist

Opens the Skerries Community College

Art Exhibition in Ardgillan Castle.

Art Exhibition 2018

Well done to SCC Art Teachers

Ms. Claire Loughran,

Ms Emma Farrelly and

Ms. Deirdre Curran

on the fabulous Art Exhibition.

Art Show 2018

Izzy McDermott with her Photograph at the Art Exhibition in Ardgillan Castle

Ardgillan Castle

SCC students enjoy thr Opening of the

Art Exhibition.

Leo Carroll

Leo Carroll show his photographs

at the Art Show

Colm Ryan

Colm Ryan in Italy

with TY Trip.

TY Trip

The TY Students in Italy

Italy 2018

TY Students away in Italy.

Spectroscopy

Spectroscopy in a suitcase’ workshop.

The workshop was given by post grads from UCD in association with the Royal Society of Chemistry.
 

Spetroscopy

Spectroscopy in a suitcase’ workshop.

The workshop was given  by post grads from UCD in association with the Royal Society of Chemistry.
 

3 Arena

Well done to

Jessica Conway McLaughlin

at the Junk Kouture Final

in 3 Arena

Junior Cycle

Congratulations to our first group of students

who were presented with their

Junior Cycle Profiles of Achievement

Junior Cycle Profiles of Achievement

Well Done to our first group of students

who were presented with their

Junior Cycle Profiles of Achievement

Junior Cycle Profiles of Achievement

Junior Cycle Profiles of Achievement


Well done to all our Students on receiving their certificates

Junior Cycle Profiles of Achievement

Congratulations to our first group of students

who were presented with their

Junior Cycle Profiles of Achievement

Junior Cycle Profiles of Achievement

Congratulations to our first group of students

who were presented with their

Junior Cycle Profiles of Achievement

Junior Cycle Profiles of Achievement

Junior Cycle Profiles of Achievement


Well done to all our students who were presented with

 

Junior Cycle Profiles of Achievement


Yellow Flag

As part of the Yellow Flag programme running in the school, the staff at Skerries Community College would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to fill out the parents questionnaire on the link below.
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Bt Young Scientists Exhibition

The President of Ireland

Michael D. Higgins and his wife, Sabina

with

Adam Kelly and Sam Enright, who won the

Willams Lea Tag Award at the

BT Young Scientists Exhibition.

Study Skills Presentation

Vivienne Traynor

Vivienne Traynor, Journalist,

explains the role and career of Journalism

to Students at the Careers Night.

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News & Activities

June 2018

June 2018

 

 

 

The Board of Management of Skerries Community College has adopted and will implement fully, without modification, the Child Protection Procedures 2017.  The Board of Management has ratified the Child Safeguarding Statement on 6th February 2018.

The Child Safeguarding Statement is attached.

Caroline Clarke

Principal

Secretary to the Board of Management


Skerriec_CC_Child_Safeguarding_Statement.pdf


Child_Safeguarding_Risk_Assessment.pdf

 

 

 

Whole School Evaluation Report; 

 76078Q_WSE-MLL_16_SR.pdf.

 Follow Skerries Community College Twitter Page @Skerries_CC

 

 

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 Monday 28th May -

Friday 1st June

Summer Exams for

1st, 2nd and 5th year Students.


State Examinations start

Wednesday 6th June.

Leaving Certificate 2018 Timetable;

EN-EX-46999886.pdf

Junior Certificate 2018 Timetable;

EN-EX-10054935_Junior.pdf

Good luck to all our Students.


School will Re-open

Thursday 23rd August 2018

 

 

 

 


 


 


 

 


 

 

 






 

 



 





Art Exhibition in

Ardgillan Castle Friday 13th to Friday 11th May


 



  

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            



Notes from Study Skills Seminar:


Study_Skills_Seminar.pdf






 




 

 







 


















 

 

 

 

 

 College Activites

College Activites

Class 2 Boyle

Trip to Dublin Zoo

2_BOYLES_TRIP_TO_THE_ZOO.docx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 Huge Congratulations to our Senior Hockey Team on their win over in a penalty shoot out. Final score 4-2 to SCC. Hard luck to Loreto in a very intense & competitive game. We are Leinster A Senior Champions. Well done to the team & coaches.

 

 

SCC has received  its

2nd Green Flag

by An Taisce at the Helix.

See link below

SCC TY Students

received a

Special Award

in St. Patrick's Church

to celebrate and appreciate

the good work

of the young people in the parish.

See link;

 

SkerriesNews_June_2_2017_Green_Flag.pdf

 

 - 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 2017

Click here to view College activities in October 2017

Click here to view College activities in November & December 2017

Click here to view College activities Jan to Mar 2018

 

 

 

Spring update: The PA were delighted to receive the proceeds of the Skerries Theatre Group First Night production of 'The Ladykillers' which had been held in mid November. This was a very entertaining night and we are very grateful to all who attended and supported us.
We also made an appeal for donations of musical instruments to our School.
A presentation  of the proceeds is to be made shortly to the School Music Department. 
On 22nd Nov we had almost 200 parents attend a talk by Mr Enda Murphy, Clinical Psychologist,  on Teenagers seeking perfection and fear of failure. Enda was very happy to speak with people afterward.
Parent reps from the PA have attended meetings of the new Yellow Flag intercultural schools project. 
We are very impressed by the enthusiasm of this group and wish the students and teachers involved every success. There are currently people from 20 different countries in our School community!
The School Intercultural Day was held on 21st March.
The PA would like to congratulate all who were involved in  Emmanuel on 27th Feb and the (rescheduled) Festival of Music in the NCH.  Both testaments to the wonderful musical talent in SCC.
We would also like to congratulate the College Senior Hockey team, and Ms Branagan and coaches, on their historic Leinster Senior 1A League Final win. They are now promoted to the Schoolgirls Premier League. Well Done!
We wish the very best to all those about to undergo Oral exams/practicals for the upcoming Junior and Leaving Cert exams. And onward to June...  
The measurement of our young people will never be in points alone and we wish our Leaving Cert 2018 class happiness and fulfilment in whichever direction they take in their life journey after SCC.
The School Breakfast Club continues to be enjoyed by many students and helps avoid students struggling to concentrate having missed breakfast.
A big thank you to all staff members who support this project.
Date for the Diary:
The PA are delighted to announce that John Sharry, Irish Times parenting expert, will speak to parents on Wed 25th April. The topic will be managing conflict with teenagers. The talk will begin at 8pm sharp. Tickets costing €5 will be on sale shortly.

 

 

 

 

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The​ ​Committee​ ​for​ ​2017-18​ ​is​ ​as​ ​follows:

Chair:​           Karen​ ​McCaffrey

Secretary:​    Emma​ ​Swarbrigg

Treasurer:​    Carol​ ​Holland

Nominee ​to​ ​BoM:​ Cormac​ ​Gorman

Members;

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sport

Sport

 

 Huge Congratulations to our Senior Hockey Team on their win over in a penalty shoot out. Final score 4-2 to SCC. Hard luck to Loreto in a very intense & competitive game. We are Leinster A Senior Champions. Well done to the team & coaches.

Junior Hurling

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 Well Done

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

 

Hockey

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.


Hurling
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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

Careers and Education News



 Important Guidance related Information for Students:

 

 

 

 





 


 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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



Qualifax

Link to Career Events

-01_Event_Details17.11.16forwebpdf.pdf

Link to Timetable of CAO Events

583_TimetableofCAOEvents201617.pdf

https.docx

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Awards

Awards

Attached here is the WSE report

76078Q_WSE-MLL_16_SR.pdf.

                                                                                                                 

 

 

 

IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR HIGH POINTS IN THE LEAVING CERT

 

UCD Entrance Scholars Award ( Academic High Achievers)

Desmond Cook

Adam Cruise

Cathal Mills

 

TRINITY Entrance Exhibition Award ( High Achievement)

Cormac Doyle

Kate O Connor

Oscar Kelly

Samuel Diebold

Tom Carron

 

Adam Cruise was also awarded the JP Mc Manus Award

Congratulations to all!

Ms. C. Clarke.

 

 

 Awards

Awards

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 from 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.

Library Activities

Library Activities

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Click here to learn all about our Library

 

 

 
All Students are welcome to join the library Clubs;

 The next Quiz will be

September


 

The Book Club,

The Photography Club

September 2018


The Writers Club,


The Chess Club,

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

The New Games Club, 

Quiz Team.

Students may call to the library for details.

 

Well Read Team


 

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