The annual Junior Certificate/Cycle Awards ceremony took place on Wednesday the 29th of January. Each year this awards ceremony acknowledges the achievements of the 3rd Year class from the previous year. This year the awards ceremony took place in three stages.
During the first stage each student received their Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement from the School Principal, Ms. Mary O'Doherty, as School Deputy, Mr. Simon Carey read through the names.
Phase two consisted of the individual awards for any student who received an A-grade in any of their subjects. In total fifty-seven students received an award for their efforts.
During phase three the best results from each of the three base classes were presented with an award. Malina Parteni scooped this prize for base class 3.16, Taisia Danilova picked it up for 3.2, while Tom Roth was presented with the award for base class 3.9.
Finally, the Leah Little Award for outstanding achievements in the Junior Certificate exams was presented to Tom Roth on account of his wonderful results.
Well done to all students on their fantastic efforts!
St Davids puts on an annual show every January, and it’s one of the biggest events of the year. This year the students brought us a stunning production of Footloose the Musical.
It takes place in 1984, in a suburban town called Bomont in West Virginia. Ren McCormick, a city kid, inspired the young people of Bomont to fight for their deprived right to dance.
Footloose is a high energy, comedy filled musical that also cleverly deals with darker subjects like loss and neglect. This show is riddled with hit classics like Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out For A Hero” and, of course, Kenny Loggings’ “Footloose”, as well as fabulous musical editions like “Mama Says” and “Learning To Be Silent”.
The main roles were played by Frankie Kavanagh, Emily Farrell, Dylan Anderson, Aoife Finnegan, Ross O’Rourke, Brian Woods, Rita Chernikova, Ciara Power, Tom Roth and Lucas Garcia.
Credit is due to all those who helped, fourth and fifth years, with backstage, set design, makeup, mics fittings and program design. And also, of course Siobhan and Yvonne because without them there wouldn’t have been a show.
Some of the photos from backstage:
St. David’s Holy Faith Secondary School, Greystones and Temple Carrig Greystones to host #Wicklowspeaks Town Hall Event
Stephen Donnelly and Simon Harris attend this event in their old secondary school to debate.
Both schools’ Politics and Society departments and students have collaborated to bring an evening of discussion and impartial information to the constituents of Wicklow.
Confirmed attendance to date: Simon Harris (FG), Stephen Donnelly (FF), Steven Matthews (Green Party), Jennifer Whitmore (Soc Dems), Paul O’Brien (Labour), John Larkin (Independent).
The event is intended to follow the town hall format, whereby candidates for the Wicklow constituency will present their views and ideas for the Wicklow constituency and the nation to the public, should they be elected. The event is an objective, impartial service to voters of Wicklow.
This event stemmed from both schools’ very successful drives to add 18 year old students to the register of electors. During that campaign it was noted that one of the major concerns for newly registered voters was how to know who to vote for. The politics students, in the spirit of the new Politics and Society Leaving Certificate subject taught in both schools, organised this event to address this situation.
The candidates will have 2-3 minutes to share their vision for the constituency and the nation. Rigorous questioning from the newly registered voters will follow, along with public questions posed through our independent moderator.
This event will take place on Thursday the 30th at 7:30 pm in St. David’s Holy Faith Secondary School, Greystones.
A very limited amount of tickets are available for this event at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/91135547877. No admission on the night without a ticket.
St. David's Holy Faith would like to congratulate all students who entered this year's Design A Poster Competition for our highly acclaimed production of the hit musical 'Footloose'.
This years 1st prize winner is Rosie Mitchell and the runner up prizes go to Alicia Foy, Aoibh Anderson, Lucy O' Flaherty, Isla Murphy-Dwyer and Megan Byrne Holt.
Well done to Megan Byrne (TY) and Eliana Gallagher (2nd Year) who are both representing the school this week at the BT Young Scientist exhibition held in the RDS.
Megan's project is an investigation into whether it is better to be a vegetarian or an omnivore while Eliana conducted her research on how food waste could potentially be used to power light bulbs.
On Thursday the 9th of January a large number of second year students visited the exhibition and were taken aback by the shear volume and quality of the projects present.
Well done to both students on their efforts and to Ms. Keaveney who has put in a huge amount of work with both students throughout the year.
Soaring above last years hair heightening performance, St. David's Secondary School present Footloose for 2020. This heart-pounding production is inspired by the unforgettable 1980’s movie starring Kevin Bacon. Following in Bacon’s enchanting dance-moves is Frankie Kavanagh, starring as Ren. Emily Farrell is playing Ren’s mischievous love interest, Ariel. We then have Aoife Finnegan playing Rusty and Dylan Anderson playing Willard. Playing the wise yet intolerant Reverend Shaw is Brian Woods and Ross O’Rourke, playing his wife Vi is Rita
The show is being directed by the incredible Siobhan Gallagher and Yvonne Prendergast is our wonderful choreographer. The show is taking place from Tuesday the 21st of January to Friday the 24th in St. David’s school starting at 8:00pm. Tickets cost €12 for an adult and €8 for a child, €5 for a child on Tuesday. You can buy your tickets from the school office. Call 012874800 or email email@example.com for any queries.
St. David’s Annual Christmas Concert took place on the morning of Friday the 20th of December in the school dining area.
The concert provided a fitting end to the academic year with some fantastic performances from students of the school. There were a variety of solo performances along with some excellent original songs.
There was also a couple of new additions to the show. Dylan E. Crampton, former student of St. David’s, returned to play one of his new songs. Class 4.14 along with Fr. Gerard also performed a very special sign-language rendition of Silent Night.
St. David’s teachers finished the show with a rendition of Merry Christmas everyone.
Well done to all staff and students who were involved, in particular Ms. Wilson, Ms. Aylmer, Ms. Cunningham and Mr. Guilfoyle who put in a huge amount of time with the music club throughout the year.
Finally, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all students, parents, guardians and staff!