Transition Year students hosted their teachers, parents and friends this week for the annual Transition Year Showcase. The event was organised by the Transition Year students and commenced with a viewing of the short films that they produced this year with the Create Schools team.
Students, parents and teachers then progressed to the school's hall, which the Transition Years had transform into an amazing exhibition space, to view stalls and presentations that showcased all of the activities, events and modules they engaged in during the 2017/2018 year.
Below is a selection of pictures from the evening.
Chalkdust is the St. David's Holy Faith Secondary School annual magazine that chronicles some of the events that have taken place in the school over the past academic year. The publication has a long history in the school and was revived again four years ago in its current format.
Chalkdust is an entirely student centered activity in St. David's. Every year the Transition Years take the lead on this activity, forming into various committees to focus their attention into areas of editing, journalism, design and photography. All of the material that you will see in the magazine was produced by our students in our school.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them on this year's issue and the immense effort that they have placed into the pages that you are about to read.
Click "enable flash" to view the magazine in this page or alternatively, you can download a .PDF version of Chalkdust by clicking on this link.
It's a bittersweet time of year for the community of St. David's Secondary School. Today we congratulate, and say farewell to, another year group of students who will soon sit their Leaving Certificate exams and head onward.
This year's graduation ceremony began in Holy Rosary Church, Greystones where students gave thanks for the wisdom and guidance they have received over the years. They also offered thanks for the friendships made and prayed for calm and focus in the coming weeks.
The school community, 6th Year parents and friends then gathered in the school's hall to hear speeches from the Principal (Ms. O'Doherty), Deputy Principal (Mr. Carey), Year Head (Mr. Reynolds) and Head Boy and Head Girl (C. Gaines and E. Berney).
This year's student of the year prize was bestowed upon S.Gurrin. The successful student is awarded as a result of teachers' recognition of outstanding contributions to school spirit and ethos. The award is kindly presented every year by Bray Lyons Club.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish our 6th Year students every success in the upcoming exams and in their future endeavors.
Below is a sample of photographs from the day.
Below is a sample of photographs from our Presentation Day. Students who take part in events and activities, in all areas of interest in the St. David's Community, are recognised for their contribution by their teachers.
The awards are presented to students for contributions to all sports that the school partakes in, chess, photography, contributions towards the school magazine, astronomy and hobbies club to name a few.
Lasting traditions are upheld on Presentation Day also. The Gerard Scully Award for Sports Personality of the Year (This year's recipient was S. O'Callaghan) is presented to an outgoing 6th Year student. Sports Day final scores, year group winners and overall winners are announced. This year saw very special awards presented to A. Hamilton for his contribution to Hobbies Club and also to a Group of Sixth Year Students (C. Gaines, E. Myler, A.L Perez-Vargas, S.O'Sullivan, D.Brosnan, S.Gurrin) for their contribution to the establishment of Diversity Club in the school.
Well done to all!
Every year we pray for sunshine and this year our prayers were answered. Sports Day is a long established tradition in St. David's and famed for the fun it provides for the entire school community.
We gather at Eire Óg G.A.A grounds (thanks Eire Óg!) at the start of the day and partake in various track and field activities along with novelty events. The day promotes friendly competition between the different class groups with the winning base class being presented a trophy at presentation day.
On the day, the last event is always the tug-o-war between the outgoing 6th Year team (ladies) and the female teachers. This year, the 6th year girls proved too strong for the teacher's team, winning in straight bouts. Well done girls!
Below are a selection of photos from the day.