The 20th Annual World Book Day, Ireland’s largest celebration of books and reading, took place on 2nd March 2017. Students in Scoil Dara were invited to take part in a range of events. The school library hosted book reviews, podcasts and competitions to mark the occasion and book tokens were distributed.
Scoil Dara Parents Association hosted a careers night in Scoil Dara on 1st March. It was a very informative night for students and parents with 40 professionals available on the night to advise on career paths. Talks were also given by numerous colleges on the night. Feedback received has been very positive.
There is a new Exam Revision Section in the school's library. A number of study guides are now on display for both junior and senior subjects. Also in the library three new computers are now available to students for research purposes.
A Study Skills Workshop took place in the school for our 1st Year Students on 7th February. The students were introduced to the whole concept of learning and how it links to their brain and memory. The programme covered various study skills including time management, organisation and effective homework habits. A corresponding ‘Parent Power Workshop’ was held on the same evening for parents of all year groups. Feedback received was very positive from both workshops.
The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2017 was 'Caring for our common home'. Various activities took place in the school throughout that week.
The theme for Anti Bullying Awareness Week 2017 is ‘We are better without bullying’. Various activities will take place in the school throughout this week.
On 24th January Maynooth University in association with the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland presented the following students with awards for ‘Excellence in Junior Certificate Business Studies’. Well done to both students.
- Aisling Connaughton
- David Burke
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Well done to Thomas Sims who was a marvellous ambassador for our school at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition 2017.
Congratulations to Daniel Kyne who received an Academic Scholarship Award from Dublin City University on November 30th last, for his outstanding achievements in his Leaving Certificate 2016. Daniel is studying for a BSc in Marketing, Innovation and Technology in DCU.