Leinster Schools Athletics Championships

Leinster Schools Athletics Championships

The Leinster Schools Athletics Championships were held in Santry Stadium on Wednesday and Saturday.  The girls who competed had fine performances taking home 4 medals.
Katie-Rose Barry - 3rd in the 75m Hurdles
Orla Barry - 2nd in the Pole Vault with another PB
Orla Comerford - 3rd in the 100m
Orla Comerford - 2nd in the 200m

Both Orla's have qualified for the All Irelands on May 30th based on their 2nd place finishes, with Orla Barry also selected to represent Leinster in the Tailteann Interprovincial Games in June.

Congratulations to all.

Books Clubs for 1st and 2nd Years

Both Book Clubs met in May and there is a great variety of  books on the Summer Reading Lists recommended by the members of each Club.  Please read as many as you can and enjoy the holidays.  The Summer is a wonderful opportunity to read.  You can click the links below to download a copy of each list.

Have a great Summer !

Ms. Doran & Ms. Winters
Librarians

          

 

Sports Day 2015

Sports Day 2015

Sports Day took place last Sunday 10th May from 2- 4 pm in Iveagh Gardens. The Bees, Gazelles, Macaws and Tamarins all turned up in their house colours and had superb spirit all afternoon.

The day kicked off with the houses competing head to head in the Inter House Obstacle Race where each class had a representative. After a very close race  the Macaws were the winners in the end.

Other races included the sack race, three legged race, potato and spoon race, siblings race, buddy race and teachers and parent / guardian races.
The last race of the day was the Inter House Relay which was a very competitive race. Each house stood with their 5th Year host and cheered on their house for one final time with the Macaws taking the title.

Congratulations to the Gazelles who had the best turn out on the day.

To conclude the afternoon, the 6th Years organised a dance for all the students to join in and sing along to !! This Cha Cha Slide proved very popular !!

Sincere thanks to the staff, parents and 5th Years who helped out on the day making it very enjoyable for all.

Ms. Crinion

ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards

ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards

On Wednesday, 13 May, Hana Gallagher and Eleanor Cripwell from 2nd Year attended the finals of the Young Environmentalist Awards with their project analysing the effects of different tones and rhythms on the movement behaviour of earthworms.  Here is Hana's account:


On the 13th May 2015, we entered the Round Room of the Mansion House filled with excited apprehension for the day ahead at the finals of the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards. We quickly set up our stall and explored the other projects in the huge room. The range of projects was amazing, from a Christmas themed project called Eco-Elves, to a bicycle that made smoothies and a project investigating the link between climate change and gender equality! Our project was about how earthworms activity was increased by sounds with different pitches and rhythms and before long we had three judges upon us, learning more about our project and its environmental benefits. While everyone was being judged, there was also some wonderful entertainment by some really talented students who were participating themselves. After lunch, we returned to the Mansion House for the moment we'd all been waiting for - the awards ceremony. Although we didn't win anything, we were very proud to have made it all the way into the final and see this as an achievement in itself.

 

First Year Maths Competition

First Year Maths Competition

Congratulations to Claire Gregg, Annie Madden and Emma O'Dwyer who competed in the final of the Irish Junior Maths Competition.  The competition has been held for 1st Year Students since 1994.  It consisted of a school round in which all of our 1st Year Students participated.  All results were sent back to the IMTA (Irish Maths Teachers Association) and the three girls were invited to attend the regional final.

Annie , Claire and Emma headed to Castleknock College on Friday night for the final, comprising of 25 multiple choice brain teasers which had to be answered within an hour.  All three of the girls were highly commended scoring well over 100 out of a possible 150.

Well done girls!

6th year parents social gathering

The 6th year Parents' Association representitives are organising a social gathering for all 6th year parents on Friday 15th May at 10:30 pm after 6th Year Graduation in the Alex Cocktail Bar  (Front Lounge Mezzanine ), Conrad Hotel, Earlsfort Terrace. All are welcome.

April House Event

April House Event

Our arty House representatives were out in full force last Thursday for April’s House Event, a Sports Day themed poster making competition. Armed with paint brushes and markers in every colour under the sun, the representatives were set the challenge of creating the best House themed poster that promoted our very exciting annual Sports Day that will take place this Sunday May 10th in Iveagh Gardens. The Macaws,Tamarins,Gazelles and Bees alike all displayed superb creativity and made fantastic posters for our special House Event on Sunday. The competition was definitely fierce but there could only be one winner.  However after much deliberation it was the Macaws and the Tamarins who were crowned the champions receiving 25 important House points for their respective Houses. Maybe the Gazelles and Bees will take the lead this Sunday in Iveagh Gardens as we draw closer to the end of the term and the announcing of the winners of the Donlon Cup!

Gillian Fitzgibbon
Head Girl 

Most Promising Future Sports Star

Most Promising Future Sports Star

Congratulations to Sarah Torrans who won the overall award for the most promising future sports star at the Evening Herald Sports Awards in the Aviva Stadium yesterday. Sarah, who represents the school in hockey and athletics, is a current member of the Ireland U16 Hockey Squad and was recognised at the awards ceremony for her magnificent displays on the hockey pitch this year. We are all extremely proud of her!