This could be of interest some of our current and past students- The National Youth Council of Ireland, together with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, are delighted to announce the call for applications for the United Nations Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland 2019 – 2020 which will support two young people aged between 18-25 years to join Ireland’s delegation to the United Nations in New York in September/October 2019 and January/March 2020 (Dates TBC).
Applications by May 19th 2019 . Further details and application from available here.
Wishing all our students/parents/staff and their families a very Happy Easter.
Excellent article in last weeks Irish Examiner that might interest our Exam students –
The two-week Easter break is time to gain ground ahead of June’s State exams, but not to the point of burnout, says Aileen Lee of the Irish Examiner. For the parents of students sitting the Junior or Leaving Certificates, the two-week Easter break carries the pressure of what can realistically be achieved study-wise. During the break, students can get ahead with their study and get into a better mind-frame for their State exams in June, but only so much can be done in two weeks..….
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Safe travels to our 5th-year student, Jane Ryder, who is traveling to Lourdes during the Easter with HCTP (Hosannah House and Children’s Pilgrimage Trust). She will be working with young children who have disabilities or are disadvantaged. Well done Jane.
Thanks to our some of our TY students for organising a fun Easter Egg hunt for our 1st years.
A lovely day of celebration was organized by Transition Year students for our First Year students and their Grandparents. Fr Fergal Cunnane celebrated a lovely Mass and all the First Years were very proud to participate in the Liturgy. They displayed photographs and a collage remembering all their grandparents . Ms Annette Walsh and her choir added to the occasion with their lovely hymns and songs. There was great entertainment with music , song and dance following refreshments. All enjoyed a lovely day and it is hoped there will be many more occasions to celebrate the school and parish links.
Our First Year Boys Basketball team won their play-offs this week and will travel to the National Basketball Arena to play in the quarter/ semifinals. Dunmore CS hosted Belmullet & Newry on Monday in the All Ireland Play-offs. They were slow to start in the game against Belmullet and just held onto their lead on the final whistle. However, they had a great performance against Newry & won easily on a score line 38 to 6.
Ms. Scarry and 35 TY students had a wonderful day out, where they participated in lectures and talks that outlined the wide variety of courses and subjects available to undergraduate students in NUIG.
Best wishes are extended to Nathan Gannon and Sarah Noone who will be competing in the World Dancing Championship during Easter. Nathan will be competing in North Carolina this coming weekend and Sarah will be competing the following week. They are wished the best of luck. They are always willing to share their talents in the school community and entertained many French students during the past few weeks and added great entertainment on Grandparents’ Day.
38 Transition Years took part in a driving safety and car maintenance course today under the instruction of four staff from the Irish School of Excellence. They were blessed with beautiful weather and learned a great deal about handling a car.