Congratulations to Mr. Ryan and to the TY Media team who have launched the inaugural St. David's newsletter this week. The newsletter can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here.
The annual St. David’s Whole School Mass took place on Monday 15th of November in the Holy Rosary Church in Greystones. The mass was led by Fr. Gerard Tyrrell. Key roles were played by Head Girl, Paris Nevin, and Head Boy, Michael Martin. Students across all year groups were involved in bringing various gifts to the altar, all of which represented an aspect of life within St. David’s. Other students performed readings and Prayers of the Faithful.
The St. David’s school choir contributed fantastic music to the people who were present in the Church and also to the students who were present in the main school building where they were able to watch via webcam.
Well done to all students and teachers (Ms. McCormack, Ms. Kane, Ms. Murphy, Ms. Aylmer, Ms. Wilson, Ms. Cunningham, Mr. Gardiner, Mr. Doyle and Mr. Lawlor) who were involved. Thank you to Fr. Gerard Tyrrell for his good wishes for the year ahead.
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!