Professor Jim Lucey’s Presentation from PA Talk

The Parents Association was delighted to welcome Professor Jim Lucey to talk to parents on Tuesday 13 March on the topic of Building Confidence and Resilience in our Teenagers.  Prof Lucey gave a very engaging and informative talk and was extremely generous with his time and expertise.  He referred us to numerous sources of information on the status of mental health in Ireland and directed us to some tools for improving our own and our children’s mental health. The material referenced can all be found in the slides below. The main take away for parents was the importance of wellness and the fact that without mental health there is no health.  The undoubted highlight of the evening was when Professor Lucey extolled the (scientifically proven) benefits of singing for good mental health and had all assembled singing “Ireland’s Call” in full voice, probably a first for the Assembly Hall!

Applications for Maytime Music Tuesday 1st May 2018 @ 7pm

Application forms are now available on the Music Notice Board for any student(s) who would like to audition for Maytime Music.   Completed applications should be left in the box outside the Staffroom before Friday 9th March.  Auditions will be held on Wednesday 14th March from 3:30pm.

Principal’s Report - 6th February 2018

● Kolkata Immersion Experience-2nd Feb-16th Feb
● Blessing of the Hands-Friday 26th January.
● Folk Group meetings-Thursdays.
● TY Gorta Talk-11th January
● Wellbeing Week--Positive post its/negative thoughts bin/Health and wellbeing reflections/Drop Everything and Relax/Walk in my Shoes/Thankful Thursday.
● RSE Talk for parents and 3rd Years.
● TY Community care-29th Jan-9th Feb.
● Mission Possible meetings on Fridays.
● House Event for January.
● Mary Ward Week-22/1-18--26/1/18
● Amnesty meetings on Thursdays.
● 6th year prayer service-25/1/18
● TY Mindfulness-23rd and 25th Jan.
● GPPA Mass-28/1/18
● Sodality Mass in the chapel-2/2/18

● Young Scientist Projects and awards-10th-12th Jan 2018.
● 6th Year Study Skills-12/1/18
● Concern Debates-15/1/18
● JCT Cluster Day.
● TY Aptitude Testing-for students who missed December tests.
● French Theatre Workshop-17th Jan-TY and 5th Years.
● 6th Year Careers Talk-CAO-19/1/18
● LC Options for TYs-22/1/18-Parents-30/1/18
● JC Information night-3rd years-22/1/18 and 2nd years-5/2/18.
● 5th Year PTM-25/1/18
● Mock exams-29th Jan-9th Feb.
● IWISH STEM Conference for all 5th years-30/1/18
● AD ASTRA AWARD for Nicole Hemeryck-30/1/18

● Update on the proposed Performance Space-Multi Purpose space
● Brickwork- work should be completed within 5 weeks
● Roof repairs work should be completed within 5 weeks.

● TY Activities-Film School and Natural History Museum.
● DCU Cross Country and East Leinsters in Avondale.
● TY Glenlola visits-12th and 19th Jan.
● All Ireland-U-19 Final-Winners
● Condolences to the Walsh family and Lily in TY on the death of Mr Walsh.
● Cyberbullying talks for 1st years-Tuesday 30th January.
● Tag Rugby-began on 30th Jan.
● TY Trip to Italy-Friday 9th-Monday 12th February
● Lockers Programme for 2nd Years.

Well done to our Equestrian Team!

Well done to our Equestrian Team!

Well done to our Equestrian Team, comprised of Annie Madden(4B), Ciara O Sullivan(2M), Eabha Toole(1M) and Kate Horgan(1G).   The Team came 3rd in the Inter Schools Show Jumping League and Kate Horgan won the Individual Award!

Thank you to Mrs. O' Sullivan, the Chef D'Equipe, for managing the team so well.

The January House Event - Lip Sync Battle!

The January House Event - Lip Sync Battle!

The January House Event “Lip Sync Battle” was held in the Sports Hall.   Lots of various year groups cheered on the entertaining performances.  The Macaws were the overall winners with "Voulez Vous" by ABBA proving to be a great choice of song for the performers as well as the audience.  The above photos show a good selection of our talented performers who braved the stage and demonstrated great school spirit.