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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
The annual Christmas party for the students of St. Catherine's School took place in the dining area of St. David's Secondary School on Wednesday 11th of December. This yearly event is always one of the highlights of the school calendar and is always spoken of very fondly by any past pupils. The Leaving Certificate class of 2020 dress up for the occasion to put on a big celebration for the incoming students. The highlight of the day for a large number of these students were the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus (who were kindly dropped down by the fire brigade as the sleigh was in for servicing prior to the busy Christmas period). Each student gets the opportunity to visit Mr. and Mrs. Claus in the grotto and receive a gift to mark the occasion. Plenty of food was supplied and games were organised to ensure fun was had by all who attended.
A big thank you to Niall Sheehy who supplied the music on the day. Also a massive thank you to all the teachers who were involved, in particular head elf, Ms. Doughty. But most of all a huge thank you to the staff and students of St. Catherine's who always make it such a special occasion.
Well done to Rachel Purcell and Eoghan Ó Longaigh on their UCD Entrance Scholars Awards for the year 2019 based on their terrific achievements in the Leaving Certificate Exams. Best of luck to both former students, and to all of the class of 2019, as you progress through third-level education.
Rachel is currently nearing the end of her first semester of medicine while Eoghan is studying Actuarial Science.
Applications for First Year, 2022 - 2023, are now closed.
The processing of applications will commence from Wednesday, 20th November 2019 - Friday, 6th December 2019, and the issuing of letters offering places and to those unsuccessful during the week of 9th - 13th December 2019.
Anyone who has missed the deadline and wishes to place their child(ren) down on the waiting list, for First Year, 2022 - 2023, can contact the school office by email email@example.com and ask to place their child(ren)'s name down, from Monday, 16th December 2019 onwards.