Annual school prizegiving cannot take place in its normal format this year.
Instead, Ms. Foley, ably-assisted by Muirinn Carty (6th year) and Aoife Rees (5th year), has recorded all presentations. This virtual ceremony will be shown to all classes next Wednesday afternoon, 19 May.
A list of prize winners will be published on our website/app next week.
Multicultural Week 2021 – report by Ms. M. Jordan
While our celebrations were a little different this year, Multicultural Week was still a memorable and enjoyable week for our school community.
Our GP Area and classrooms were decorated with the vibrant colours of our celebrated cultures.
The Multicultural Week volunteers made their own video which the entire school community watched in their classes on Thursday 26th April. The reviews were very positive with many classes enjoying insightful discussions afterwards about the similarities and differences between our various cultures.
The photos below provide an insight into our various celebrations and events this year:
Together but apart: The entire student population watched the Multicultural Video from their classrooms on Thursday April 26th.
Hanin Al Kasem and Yosra El Hussein share what they love about their Syrian culture in our Multicultural Video
Poland was represented by sisters Jagoda and Dobroslawa Staszewska
India was excellently represented by Aneena Juddymon Pynadath, Sidhi Sinnott, Meenakshy Bino, Malavika Manoj, Sreelakshmy Bino and Hari Parimkayala
Eva Henwick explains why BOS tea which is made from the red bush tree or the ’rooibs’ of South Africa has become so famous around the world.
Nawal Naeem provided a very interesting insight into the marriage rituals in Pakistan
Zinzile Mtetwa explained what she loves about Zimbabwe
Marta Goni Gil and Andrea Bianca Mihut explained the history behind La Tomatina, the famous tomato fight festival that is held in the Valencian town of Buñol, in the East of Spain
Noon Abubakar sparked meaningful and interesting conversations in TY, 5th and 6th year classes with the viewing of her short film ‘Does My Life Matter’
Members of the Inclusion Committee and Multicultural Week volunteers gathered in various classrooms to watch Emer O’ Neill’s passionate talk on the importance of diversity and tolerance in Irish society and her own personal experiences of racism.
TYs also attended Emer’s talk
Poems written by students celebrating inclusion and diversity were displayed in our GP Area
Our whole-school Multicultural Survey provided us with an interesting snapshot of our diverse student population:
The Inclusion Committee will use this important data along with the open-ended responses collected to direct us in our work going forward.
A sincere and heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all the volunteers who made Multicultural Week possible and well done for producing a meaningful week in such challenging circumstances.