At lunch time the students were treated to burgers and ice-cream and after lunch there was a Spain v Ireland football game (11 a side game) which Spain won 5-2.
All in all it was another unforgettable day in an already established tradition of cultural co-operation between both schools. We look forward to welcome SEK forSt. Patrick's Day Celebrations in March.
This years World Teachers Day took place on Friday the 5th of October. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) that recognizes education as a key fundamental right and establishes an entitlement to free compulsory education, ensuring inclusive and equitable access for all children.
To mark the day 6th Year students from Ms. Cunningham's class designed personalised bookmarks for each individual teacher in the school. Thanks to all the students and to Ms. Cunningham for all your hard work!
The owners of the cafés and restaurants of Greystones must have been wondering where their customers had disappeared to on the evening of Tuesday the 2nd of October. What seemed like the entire community descended on St. David's Holy Faith Secondary School for the annual open night. The evening certainly lived up to expectations for all involved.
Current students of the school provided tours of the building which covered all the different subject areas. The following is not a list of everything but just some of the busiest areas on the night. There were rat dissections and microscopes in the biology lab, atmospheric pressure experiments in the chemistry lab. still art in the art room and plenty of baking in the home economics kitchen. Downstairs in construction the excellent projects of last years sixth year students were laid out. There were quizzes galore such as in the religion room. a reenactment of famine times in the history room and a display of the vast array of PE equipment in the hall. In addition several of the schools clubs and societies set up to show their skills and talents. These clubs included hobbies club and chess.
At seven o' clock a proportion of the crowd gathered in the school dining where an address from the Principal and Deputy Principal take place. To say there wasn't a seat to be had in the dining area doesn't quite encompass the large crowds present!
A massive thank you must go out to all students who helped out on the night for tours and to those who helped out in the different subject areas but most of all thank you to everyone who attended and we hope that you managed to get a taster for what St. David's is all about!
For information regarding the schools admission policy please see the section 'FOR PARENTS' at the top of this page and then 'Policies'.
Go luath ar maidin Déaradaoin ar an 27 Meán Fómhair bhailigh grúpa daltaí ón gcúigiú agus ón séú bliain le chéile i mbialann na scoile. Bhí siad ar bís don turas go dtí an Ghaeltacht i nGaillimh. Thosaigh siad an t-aistear le bus agus traein go staisiún na Gaillimhe agus bus eile amach go dtí an Cheathrú Rua.
Nuair a shroich na scoláirí Acadamh na hOllscoile ar an gCeathrú Rua bhí rang cainte acu le Máire. Rinne siad píosa cainte faoin turas aniar le Máire agus bhí siad breá sásta. Thug gach duine agahaidh ar na tithe agus chas siad le bean an tí le dinnéar a bheith acu.
An oíche sin bhí tráth na gceist acu, bhí Tom iontach mar fhear an tí ag cur ceisteanna agus ag ceartú na bhfreagraí. Bhuaigh Ellie, Katie, Aisha, Niamh agus Sarah cúpla t-léine sa tráth na gceist. Bhí iomaíocht mhór idir na grúpaí! Tar éis na hoíche bhí siad tuirseach traochta agus bhí siad an-sásta cupán tae agus an leaba a fheiceáil an oíche sin.
Maidin Dé hAoine dhúisigh na daltaí agus iad ag caint Gaeilge le chéile ag an mbord don bhricfeasta. Ar aghaidh leo go dtí na ranganna ar feadh cúpla uair a chloig. Bhí ranganna agus lón acu agus i ndiaidh an lóin chuaigh gach duine ar siúlóid dúlra go dtí an trá. Bhí toraíocht taisce acu agus bhí orthu pictiúir a ghlacadh agus nótaí a thógáil. Bhain siad an-taitneamh as an tsiúlóid. Shiúil siad chomh fada le trá an dóilín agus chaith siad píosa ag spraoi le liathróid agus ag féachaint sna locháin. Bhí siad stiúgtha leis an ocras tar éis aeir úir Chonamara!
An oíche sin bhí céilí agus amhránaíocht ar siúl. Rinne siad damhsa céilí - Ballaí Luimnigh, Ionsaí na hInse agus Cur Crúb ar an Asal. Chomh maith leis sin chan siad amhrán as Gaeilge An Poc ar Buile, Péigín Leitir Móir agus cúpla ceann eile. Bhí scoth na ndamhsóirí agus n-amhránaithe i láthair.
Tháinig an Satharn agus bhí brón ar na daltaí imeacht abhaile go dtí na Clocha Liatha! Thug an grúpa ar fad cuairt ar Theach an Phiarsaigh i Ros Muc. Áit a raibh Pádraig Mac Parais ina chónaí nuair a scríobh sé Forógra na Poblachta don Éirí Amach na Cásca. Bhain na daltaí an-sult as an ionad chultúrtha agus nuair a d’fhill siad ar ais ar an Acadamh bhí siad réidh le dul ar an turas fada ar ais go Cill Mhantáin.
Bhí cúpla lá iontach ag na daltaí agus chuir sé iontas orthu cé mhéad Gaeilge a bhí acu. Ní dhéanfaidh siad dearmad ar an nGaeltacht le píosa fada!
The annual St. David's Secondary School Whole School Mass on Thursday 27th September 2018 in the Holy Rosary Church Greystones. The Celebrants for the mass were Fr. John Daly and Fr. Gerard Tyrrell.
The purpose of the school mass is to reflect on what has gone before as well as to prepare for the school year ahead. Fr. Daly focused primarily on the importance of perseverance and determination while Fr. Tyrrell focused his attention towards the fact that a school community must function as a team.
Throughout the ceremony there were some excellent pieces of music as well as some well-chosen readings. Well done to all students who took part, the school choir, and the Religion and Music departments of the school on such a well organised and enjoyable event.
Taking place on Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, from 7pm - 9pm in St. David's Holy Faith Secondary School, Kimberley Road, Greystones.
For prospective students along with their parents/guardians.
Inclusive of Fourth Class students applying for entry into St. David's Holy Faith Secondary School for First Year for August 2021
Consisting of Tours of the school 7 p.m. - 8 p.m along with an address from Principal & Deputy Principal 8 p.m.
Parents/Guardians should note that there is a new admissions procedure in place for 2021
As part of the Transition Year students are expected to try their hand at a range of different activities that they would not normally be involved in. One of these activities is sailing. Greystones sailing club host our TY students on four separate days to give students the opportunity to experience sailing. The mornings began with a safety briefing before students got kitted out in their wet-suits and were assigned to a boat. On windy days students were confined to the harbour for safety reasons but on less turbulent mornings students were able to sail out into the Irish Sea.
Below are the photos from the 17th and 18th of September.
Below are the photos from the 20th of September.
Below are some of the photos from the 24th of September.
On Thursday 13th September all Transition Year students visited Causey Farm in Co. Meath. This annual trip always takes place the day after Junior Certificate results day. Throughout the day students took part in a wide variety of activities.
The day began with students getting the opportunity to bake their own bread. Despite several broken eggs this proved to be a successful venture for the majority of students. Students also indulged in some céilí dancing before setting out to explore the farm. Part of the group got the opportunity to take some basic bodhrán lessons while the others were lucky enough to be allowed to visit the haunted house experience.
The highlight of the day for most students (but probably the low-point for parents/guardians who were carrying out the washing) was undoubtedly the opportunity to jump into the bog!
A massive thank you to Ms. Brosnan, Ms. Clifford, Mr. Gardiner, Ms. McCormack and Mr. Ó Muirgheasa who accompanied students on the day.
On the morning of Wednesday 12th of September there was a feeling of great excitement among Transition Year students as well as school staff, parents, guardians and the remainder of the school community. This was the day that students had been waiting for since completing their first set of State Examinations four months beforehand.
At the beginning of period four School Principal, Ms. O' Doherty, and Deputy Principal, Mr. Carey, began the happy task of distributing Junior Certificate results. Throughout the school there was the sound of laughter and tears of happiness from students as the magnitude of what they had achieved began to sink in.
Congratulations to all students on their results!