September 27th

Maynooth University visited the school this week to inform the 6th years about the various courses available on campus.

On Tuesday 34 year students attended a sports taster day in the National Sports Campus. The event “Exercise Energise” was hosted and funded by Fingal County Council as part of an initiative to promote sports among young women.

On Wednesday, 6th year Physics students attended a talk “Exploring the Universe” in the RDS given by one of the most recognisable faces in science, Professor Brian Cox.


physics trip
6th year Physics students at “Exploring the Universe”

On Monday all 4th year students completed DATs tests. Scores on these tests can be used to produce a profile showing a student’s strengths and weaknesses. This information can be used in subject choice selection, course and career choice.

On Wednesday a guest speaker from Bank of Ireland spoke to Business students regarding their mini company ideas.

On Thursday, An Garda Síochána spoke to all TY students on the importance of road safety awareness, whether they are drivers, cyclists or pedestrians.

garda talk

On Friday all TY students participated in the ‘Develop Me’ workshop. The workshop specialises in bringing the highest quality experiential learning training to students allowing them to develop their project management and teamwork skills.

This week 1st years participated in the ‘Transition to Secondary School’ programme which focuses on making new friends becoming part of and settling in to their new school. The programme is a continuation of the orientation programme that all students took part in during their first two days.

Twinning lunches between 1st and 5th Year students continued this week.

On Wednesday a group of 1st year students attended a STEM fair in Drogheda. Activities included designing a parachute for dropping an egg 3 metres, 3-D printing, creating bath bombs and solving mathematical problems using logic.  Women who have carved paths into different science careers spoke at the event about why and how they got into their chosen career in the various scientific fields.

Congratulations Fiona Tolan, Kim Dalton, Katie Caffrey and Emma Tracey who represented the school in the Irish Schools Golf Championships in Clontarf Golf Club on Tuesday.

School will be closed next Monday 30th September and will reopen as normal on Tuesday 1st Oct at 9.10am