A Guide to Surviving School Life

The following link is to an essay written for English class by 5th year student Caragh Collins-Smith. It is a guide to surviving school life as a teenager that was so well written and packed with so much useful advice, we decided to post it here for everyone to read.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sNUgI3wvLK28TyaVB5hoOYhYHQ8v-EFPBQsNxtmEDoo/edit?usp=sharing

TY Trip to Carlingford

TY Trip to Carlingford

TY Trip to CarlingfordOur TY group headed to Carlingford on the 12th of October for their bonding trip. 89 students and 9 teachers took part in various activities over the course of the three-day excursion, from stand-up paddling boarding to zip-lining. It was...

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Goal Jersey Day

Goal Jersey Day

Goal Jersey DayWell done to our TYs who organised ‘Jersey Day’ in conjunction with GOAL charity. Students received a talk from past-pupil and GOAL activist Eamon Sharkey. The students then promoted, organised and coordinated a whole-school jersey day to raise vital...

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Sensory Garden

Sensory Garden

Sensory GardenOur Sensory Garden has been a wonderful addition to the school grounds. All students are welcome to volunteer to help expand and maintain it. Anyone interested can speak to Ms. Dingle about participating. Work on the garden takes place every Wednesday...

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OMG (Open Minded Group)

OMG (Open Minded Group)

OMG (Open Minded Group)The OMG was created for our wonderful Neurodiverse students. A safe welcome space in K3 with Miss Elliott and Ms. Dingle. An opportunity to meet like minded people and to forge some friendships. Junior students can come along Tuesday’s at 1pm...

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Gaeltacht Scholarships 2022

Gaeltacht Scholarships 2022

Gaeltacht Scholarships 2022St Mac Dara’s CC provides a scholarship and discount scheme for students who attend Irish Summer courses in the Gaeltacht. If a student is interested in attending such a course then they should speak to Mr. Curran (or in the case of queries...

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Virtual Senior Options Evening 2022

Virtual Senior Options Evening 2022

Virtual Senior Options Evening 2022  We were delighted to host our Virtual Options Evening for Senior Cycle on Tuesday, 18th January for parents/ guardians of our 3rd and 4th Year students via Teams. There were a number of presentations made on the night. These...

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Book Club

Book Club

Book ClubSt. Mac Dara's Book Club is back this term! The club welcomes avid readers, reluctant readers, or even students just looking to meet new people with similar interests!  Our first book of the school year will be 'Guard Your Heart' by Sue Divin. Students from...

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Pandemic Poetry Competition

Pandemic Poetry Competition

Poetry CompetitionStudents recently took part in a Pandemic Poetry competition on the topic of 'Covid'. Well done to all involved and a special thank you to Ms Allsopp for organising the competition from start to finish!   1 Kells - Ada Andrei 1 Clonard - Lucy...

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Eco Bricks

Eco Bricks

Eco Bricks Our Transition Years are collecting 1.5/2 Litre Plastic Bottles on the 26th November. We are asking students to bring in these types of bottles if they have them at home. These bottles will then be used to make ‘Eco- Bricks’. These are created by packing...

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St Mac Dara’s Remembers Bloody Sunday

St Mac Dara’s Remembers Bloody Sunday

St Mac Dara’s Remembers Bloody SundayOn Friday our TY students marked the centenary of Bloody Sunday. They put a huge amount of effort into preparing for the event and created a fantastic historical display for the school. Well done to all involved.

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TY Photography

TY Photography

TY Photography Booklet Congratulations to our TY Students on the creation of their TY Photograpy Booklet. This booklet was created as part of the students module in Photography and was the focus of their work in this Subject once school buildings closed in March. The...

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World War 1 Museum Visit

World War 1 Museum Visit

World War 1 Museum Visit The TY class visited a World War 1 Museum in Cavan on February 11th. They braved the trenches on the coldest day of the year, were guided through the exhibition and got to try on costumes. A great day had by all despite the snow! Thank you to...

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Festival of Music 2020

Festival of Music 2020

  Festival of Music 2020   The DDLETB Festival of Music will take place on Tuesday, 10th March 2020 in the National Concert Hall.                                                                                                                                ...

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Internet Awareness Week 2020

Internet Awareness Week 2020

Internet Awareness Week 2020 Internet Awareness Week takes place from the 10th to the 14th of February 2020. It is designed to encourage students to think about their online behaviours and reflect upon how they can improve these. For more details on safe internet...

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Board of Management Meeting Tuesday 28 January 2020

Board of Management Meeting Tuesday 28 January 2020

Board of Management Meeting Tuesday 28th January 2020 Agreed Minutes   Minutes of Board Meeting 19 Dec 2019 read and accepted.There were no Matters Arising.The Transition Year co coordinator made a PowerPoint presentation on the Transition Year Programme and...

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TY February Newsletter 2020

TY February Newsletter 2020

TY February Newsletter 2020Our TY students have had a very busy time in the 6 short weeks since Christmas. Firstly, as part of our English class the students were entered in the very prestigious Shakespeare for School drama competition. The students chose to re-write...

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