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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
As requested by parents we have uploaded a link to the Parents Handbook that accompanied the Cyber Awareness talk given by Jeremy Pagden. We were delighted to see parents out in such numbers.
Click here to view Internet Safety Handout
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.