Congratulations to the “Class of 2022” who completed a lovely week of graduation events yesterday with a prayer service in Clonard Church attended by their families and teachers. The class was a credit to both their families and the school and we all wish the students every future happiness and success.
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Ryan Tubridy’s action-packed and fun-filled visit to the school last Monday
Congratulations to Transition Year students Ella Carley and Mary Roe, who are both finalists in the Irish Young Philosopher Awards. Their submissions can be found on the school website.
Well done to all who participated in our Wordle Challenge. The Literacy Committee was impressed with the stats of our participants! Entrants who had a streak for the last seven days were entered into a draw. The winners of a €10 book are Mrs Martin, Molly Benson & Rayne Forte
Our students were in action again last Saturday in the Leinster Schools Athletics. Cara Kelly was 3rd in the Inter 300m Hurdles & 8th in the 300m. Maria Coone was 7th in the Inter 3000m. Eimear Halpin was 8th in the Senior 400m hurdles & 4th in the Discus
Once again, the teachers easily defeated the students in the annual rounders match to maintain their unbeaten record. All photographs can be viewed on our Facebook page
We had to hire security around the school such was the quantity of silverware won last Sunday in the County Fleadh by both Una Walsh and Katie Feeney. The girls excelled in too many musical and dancing disciplines to be listed here and we are all very proud of them
Diverse Voices – report by Ms. M. Jordan
An important job of the Inclusion Committee is to give everyone a voice. Sometimes we might unintentionally overlook the voices of those from a minority group and miss a valuable chance to learn more about our wonderfully diverse school community. In this new regular feature, we hope to share the interesting stories of students from diverse backgrounds.
Name: Emma Daly
Year: Third Year, 3.1
Home: Wexford Town
Favourite Food: Pizza
Favourite TV Show: Derry Girls
Favourite Subject: Science
Favourite Hobby: Ballet
What I Like about School:
Learning new things
I joined the Inclusion Committee to educate myself on new topics and to be part of a group to educate others. I wanted to raise awareness that just because someone has a different belief /sexuality / race to yours doesn’t make them different as a person. I think it’s important to teach people not to judge others because of their differences because you never know their background until you talk to them yourself.
What I Enjoyed about the Inclusion Committee:
I really enjoyed the Multicultural Week. I enjoyed talking to people from diverse backgrounds and learning about diverse cultures and how important a person’s culture is to them.
Autism Acceptance Day was important too. I enjoyed learning all the facts about ASD and teaching students to be patient and tolerant. The most important fact we learned was that every person with ASD is unique.
Future of the Inclusion Committee:
I’m going to stay on the committee next year. In TY I will have more time to devote to the events. I would love to be involved in the Fashion Show part of Multicultural Week. I think we could develop that more as all the students really enjoyed it. I think we could teach more about racism too.
My Message about Inclusion:
I was not sure about taking part in the interview because I am not part of a minority group myself. But I think it’s really important to listen to the experiences of all the students in our school because we can learn so much from each other. Inclusion is a really wide topic, and it involves lots of diverse groups, which is great. Inclusion is about taking an interest in all of those groups. I’d like to see more people on the Inclusion Committee who are there to learn about all issues as well as to promote awareness of their own. I think this could make a real difference in how we see the world and the people around us and make the Inclusion Committee more enjoyable for everyone.
Creative writer, Sinéad O’ Reilly (5th year)
Pictured below is Sinéad reading at last weekend’s UL Creative Writing Festival at the University of Limerick. The venue was the beautifully situated Irish World Academy of Music & Dance.
Photograph by Brian Arthur