World Book Day took place on Thursday 1st March 2018. Students took part in a range of activities in the library to celebrate.
Scoil Dara Meeting of Families 2018 – Programme of Events
Dublin, Ireland, has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the World Meeting of Families 2018. From 21-26 August 2018, families and others from all over the world will gather in Dublin to celebrate their lives together, to share their experiences from different parts of the world, to reflect on the different challenges they face and to grow together in faith. The theme for this year's Catholic Schools week was: Called to be a Family of Families. The week invited Catholic schools to reflect on and to celebrate the relationship that exists between home, school and parish. Throughout the week in Scoil Dara, Fr George celebrated Mass each day in the oratory with the individual first year classes and this continued after the February midterm with the other year groups. There were thematic reflections each day for all students and subject specific activities where teachers implemented the theme of family into their daily lessons.
The Science Gallery TCD is offering an opportunity for student placement by application through their website. The dates for the Science Gallery Dublin TY Programmes in 2018 are:
Congratulations to Rachel Mallon and Thomas Sims from 5th year for receiving their gold awards from Bishop Nulty at the John Paul II ceremony on 6th December. They are the first Scoil Dara students to receive this award and we are so proud of them. Well done Rachel and Thomas.
Congratulations to Jack Nugent who received an award last week for achieving the highest grade in Ireland for Junior Cert ordinary level Technology. Well done!
Congratulations to our 6th year students who received awards last week from Dr John McGinnity, Registrar Maynooth University, for best results in their 5th year summer exams as follows:
Science/Maths: - Jessica Quinn, Conor Lane, Sarah Clarke and Adrianna Korzeniewska
Arts: - Alex Mulligan, Emily Davies, Caoimhe Sheil, Tara Nangle and Evan Browne
Business: - Niamh Langley, Elaine Corrigan and Hollie Curtin
Engineering/Construction: - Kean Taggart, Matthew Brennan and Eleanor Dunne
Congratulations to Nambitha Maruthi (2nd Year) on receiving 2nd prize in the STEM Poster Competition "Believe in Science" during Science Week (13th – 17th November). She entered the contest organised by Carlow IT along with others from her science class. All of the work of the finalists can be viewed on the "Eureka Science and Technology Festival" facebook page.
There were many events taking place in Scoil Dara during Science Week. A guest speaker, Sean Mooney from TCD (past pupil) came in to lecture all 2nd Years on ‘Earth Science and the Solar System’. Brian Treacy (past pupil) also came in to talk about his project with The European Space Agency. There were various other activities during Science Week for students such as poster competitions and quizzes.
We joined hundreds of schools across Ireland during Stand Up Awareness Week taking a stand against LGBTI+ bullying. Scoil Dara is an inclusive school. Together we create a safer, more supportive school environment for all of our young people.