Well done to the following TY Enterprise students who won awards at Athlone and Lucan PDST competitions in May.
Michael Daly: ‘Tallon and Daly’ – voted most likely to succeed as an entrepreneur in the Athlone PDST competition.
Oisin Sloane, Daithi Marron & Ross Gill: ‘Woodland Decorations’ handmade wooden garden furniture. Won awards for Sustainability and Presentation.
Oisin Egan, Adam Flynn & David Burke: ‘Dream It’ - an educational card game. Won an award for Quality.
Caoimhe Tate Shaw , Deirbhile Tate Shaw & Lisa McGrath: ‘Sixth Scents’ - homemade candles. Won an award for Accounts.
Cian Heffernan: ‘Homemade Heaven’ - protein snacks. Won an award for quality and also won a place in the National Final in May.
Students and staff in Scoil Dara took part in a range of activities during Active School Week. Please click below for details of some of the events and also some links for parents, setting out some information regarding physical activity. Click here.
There were many activities organised during the month of March by the French Subject Department as part of ‘month of la Francophone’. Some of the activities included a taste of a French/Belgium movie (with some croissants); a French Karaoke; French board games and quizzes with some crèpes and other baked delights and a colourful display board of information on some 20 different French speaking countries.
To mark the occasion, various wellbeing initiatives took place on the day for all staff.
To read about recent TY English Projects please click here
On 14th March the TY Enterprise Class opened Scoil Dara Bank of Ireland School Bank for all Students. The bank is a fully functional bank with a committee of TY Students.
Seachtain na Gaeilge ran from 1st - 17th March 2017. Scoil Dara's Irish Department undertook a number of activities in the school to celebrate this occasion. Activities included poster competitions, quizzes, gearrscannáin, a céilí with some year groups and events finished with a "Lá Ceilteach" on March 16th. This took the form of a "No Uniform Day" and students entered into the spirit of the occasion and wore something green for the day. We encourage all staff and students to try and speak Irish when they can. "Tír le teanga, tír le hanam!" There were prizes for best effort and €1,007.81 was raised on the day for St. Vincent de Paul in Kilcock and Jigsaw from our non-uniform day organised by our TY students in 4C & 4D. Well done everyone!
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.