First year art students recently completed a project for the Le Chéile schools project, the theme of which was was ‘unlocking my potential’. The work of two students from the class was selected by Mr. Carey and Ms. O' Sullivan to represent the school. The two students are Erin Gonzalez-Guridi and Caoimhe Curtis. Shown above is a photo of them with their winning ‘relief collage’ and a photo of the whole classes work in a display cabinet.
Well done to all involved.
As part of Maths week students have been taking part in various activities throughout the school. This is the TYs following our "maths trail". We also had first years take part in the national maths week mega quiz at 10.10 today. Second years are participating in a "maths eyes" poster competition, and the fifth years did the maths trail too.
This year, students in St David’s are partaking in a French letter exchange with different schools in France. Our 2nd year students have been working hard preparing letters which will soon be on their way to Collège Germaine Tillion in Rennes.
The annual St. David's Junior Cycle Awards ceremony took place on Wednesday 13th of October. Base classes from the previous academic year were called down one class group at a time to the dining area to receive their certificates. Head Boy, Michael Martin , Head Girl, Paris Nevin, Deputy Head Boy, Maksymilian Sluazczyk, and Deputy Head Girl, Hollie Kelly were at hand to give out the awards to students along with Mr. Carey and Ms. O'Sullivan.
Certificates were presented to each student in the class before the overall class winner was announced. The results for each of the base classes were as follows:
3A - Duncan Gillespie
3B - Aoibhe Hickey
3C - Lisa Garcia
3D - Matthew Lawless / Charlie Ward / Georgia Kelly / Martha Doyle / Carine Lamoste / Edie Tritschler / Rin Acton
The next award was presented to the student who received the overall best grades across the year group. The 'Leah Little' Award for the Junior Cycle class of 2021 was presented to Lisa Garcia who received an exceptional eight distinctions.
Well done to all students who received results!
Today we celebrate the memory and legacy of Margaret Aylward, the founder of the Holy Faith Order.
Margaret Aylward was born in Waterford in 1810 and when she was young she volunteered her time in helping with charity work. She continued with this throughout her life and dedicated her time to improving the circumstances of people affected by poverty, particularly children. She established the Holy Faith congregation in 1867 with a focus on the provision of education.
Today, the women of the Holy Faith live and work in communities across four continents. They improve the lives of the poor and marginalised through education and faith development.
A huge 'go raibh maith agaibh' to all of the students who kindly helped out to celebrate the day!
Congratulations to students who recently received their Gaisce awards.
The President’s Award – called Gaisce – is a self-development programme for young people in Ireland between the ages of 15 and 25. The word Gaisce means great achievement. If you achieve an award you get a medal in a presentation box, a certificate signed by the President and a lapel pin.
To achieve a Gaisce award, you set a demanding challenge for yourself in 4 different areas of activity:
14 of our current 5th Year students managed to complete the four areas of activity listed above. A big thank you to Ms. Bailey for all her hard work in helping the students achieve this prestigious award.
Congratulations to all 5th Year students who were successful in their pursuit of a prefect position. Well done to all students who applied.
The list of successful candidates are:
Lucy Roberts Kunz
The annual St. David's elections for Student Council positions took place on Wednesday 10th of October 2021. Students who wished to run for election first needed to fill in an application form which had to be signed by two members of their base class. Next, any candidates were required to speak to their class and provide reasons as to why they should be appointed. The final step was each students voted for their preferred candidate. The successful applicants are listed below.
On Friday 24th September our 6th Year Geography students completed their experiments on The Cove Beach in Greystones. The experiments focused on transportation and deposition in a coastal environment. The day was a great success with all experiments completed. A draft write up is now underway in class.