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Sarah McCarthy: MU Award Recipient

Jan 17 2017
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Congratulations to Sarah McCarthy who received an Entrance Scholarships Award from Maynooth University on November 8th last, for her outstanding achievements in her Leaving Certificate 2016. Sarah is studying Primary Education in Maynooth University.

Aidan Chan - Winner of Fr. Frank Maher Award

Jan 17 2017
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Congratulations to Aidan Chan, a Sixth Year student at Scoil Dara, who won the prestigious Fr. Frank Maher Classical Music Award on Friday 11th November. The competition was held in the Royal College of Physicians in Dublin and is Ireland’s largest classical music competition for secondary schools. Scoil Dara wishes Aidan the very best for the future.

GAA STARS

Dec 02 2016
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Congratulations to the following girls on  their tremendous achievements:

Megan Lyons who made the Leinster Interprovincial Schools team.

Aoife Rattigan who has been named as Kildare U14 footballer of the year.

Caoimhe Shiel, who received the award of Kildare Camogie U16 Player of the Year.

Well done to Megan, Aoife and Caoimhe from all at Scoil Dara.

 

Scoil Dara Library Visit by Local Author

Dec 01 2016
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 To conclude Library Week 2016, Laura Cassidy, a local author is visiting the school Monday Dec 5th. This is the second year running that Laura will return to the school to inspire students to become more creative in their writing. We are grateful to Kilcock Library, especially librarian Mary Dunne for making the arrangements for these workshops to take place and part funding the event.

Cashless payment available in School Cafeteria

Nov 18 2016
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Students and parents interested in availing of the cashless payment option in the school's cafeteria are advised to request a FOB from the staff in the school's cafeteria. Instructions on use of the FOB are attached with the FOB card. Parents may 'pre-load' the card for dedicated spend in the school cafeteria.

Maynooth University Awards

Oct 20 2016
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On 17th October Maynooth University rewarded the following 6th year students (vouchers worth €75 each) for achieving the highest grades in the summer exams 2016. Well done to all students.

  • -  Science: Daniel Devine, Silvia Dos Santos Gomes
  • -  Engineering/Construction: Connor Heffernan, Jack Bruton

  • -  Arts: Aidan Chan, Jessica Quinn
    -  Business/ Economics: Ronan Smith, Cillian Thornton

Dragon's Den comes to Scoil Dara

Oct 19 2016
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Entrepreneur and businessman Bobby Kerr, Chairperson of Insomnia Coffee Company visited Scoil Dara on Wednesday 5th October to speak to  senior business students about his own business journey and to advise any aspiring entrepreneurs. There wasn't a sound or movement in the room for 40 minutes, as the students hung onto his every word!  

LCVP Guest speaker

Jun 02 2016
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On Monday 23rd May, Niall Phelan from the Rye River Brewing Company kindly visited the fifth year LCVP students and spoke to them about his enterprise. It was a highly informative and enjoyable talk. 
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