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 Christmas Newsletter 2019

TY Christmas Newsletter 2019

TY Christmas Newsletter 2019Charity Work: Each week we meet with our friends from Cheeverstown as part of our “Fast Friends” programme. We have been preparing our Christmas carols for our service in the Ashleaf Shopping Centre on the 20th of December from 10am - 12pm....

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1st Year Astronomy

1st Year Astronomy

1st Year Astronomy ProjectOur first years are currently studying the topic of Astronomy and exploring different aspects of space and our solar system. Students from Ms. Brennans class submitted a Christmas assignment which required them to make models of either the...

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LCVP Charity Fundraising – KBRT

LCVP Charity Fundraising – KBRT

LCVP Charity FundraisingSt. Mac Dara's C.C would like to congratulate their 6th Year LCVP class on raising €2000 for the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. The trust helps alleviate the financial hardship from bereaved families repatriating the body (bodies) of loved...

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Worlds Largest Lesson

Worlds Largest Lesson

Worlds Largest Lesson All Teachers and Students in St Mac Dara's took part in the school’s first ever World’s Largest Lesson on the 28th of November. This involved all Teachers showing a video about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals before inviting all...

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Variety Show 2019

Variety Show 2019

Variety Show 2019The St Mac Dara's Variety Show 2019 took place on the 28th of November. It was a fantastic evenings entertainment and a showcase of all that is great about St Mac Dara's. Well done to all students who participated and a big thank you to all those who...

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D&D Club

D&D Club

Dungeons and Dragons Club Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy role-playing game, based around dice-rolling and fantasy adventures. It can be great fun to play with friends and create a character from scratch to play. As of now, there is a DnD club in St. MacDara’s for...

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St Mac Dara’s Variety Show

St Mac Dara’s Variety Show

St Mac Dara's Variety ShowThe first ever St Mac Dara's Variety Show takes place on Thursday, 28th November at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale every morning break in the canteen. Tickets are €10 for Adults and €5 Students. There will also be a fabulous raffle on the night...

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TY Agricultural Science

TY Agricultural Science

TY Agricultural ScienceThe TY class were very creative this week with their Christmas Hyacinth competition. They designed their own vases for their hyacinth bulb to give as a Christmas present to someone special. 

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Sraith Pictiùr Workshop

Sraith Pictiùr Workshop

Sraith Pictiùr Workshop Tráthnóna Déardaoin, ghlac  6ú Bliain páirt i gceardlann "Caith Amach É" don scrúdú béil. Mar is gnáth, seisiún taitneamhach agus tairbheach a bhí ann do chuile dhuine. Comhghairdeas le gach duine a bhí bainteach sa cheardlann agus ár mbuíochas...

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Maths Olympiad Trials

Maths Olympiad Trials

Maths Olympiad TrialsWell done to all of our students who participated in Round 1 of the 33rd Irish Maths Olympiad Trials. These trials took place in schools throughout Ireland during the week of 11-15 November, 2019. We had some exceptional results in the trials but...

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Basketball

Basketball

Basketball Welcome from the 2019 Basketball Team of St. Mac Dara's!   Basketball takes place weekly with Ms. K. Kelly. It is an opportunity for students to practise their skills, make new friends and get fit while playing a team sport. The senior boys now play in the...

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Green Week 2019

Green Week 2019

Green Week 2019 Green Week 4th - 8th November 2019 The Green School Committee are currently running a Green Week from the 4th of November to the 8th November. We are hoping to raise awareness of the problems of littering in the school and the local community. We will...

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Irish Society for Autism Fundraiser 2019

Irish Society for Autism Fundraiser 2019

Irish Society for Autism Fundraiser 2019 On Friday 25th of October, the TY class spent the day selling badges, keyrings, shopping bags and roses in the Ashleaf Shopping Centre for the Irish Society for Autism. Having had a talk from the As I Am autism charity on...

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TY Garden

TY Garden

TY Garden The TY Garden is making excellent progress this year. The Wildflower garden was sown last week and the preparation for painting the Railings is underway. Please click on the images below to see the progress being made. Well done to...

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Global Citizenship Education Programme

Global Citizenship Education Programme

Global Citizenship Education Programme Transition year students visited Irish Aid and Epic museum on Tuesday 15th October. The visit is part of their Global Citizenship Education programme which is funded by World Wise Global Schools....

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Transition Year Midterm Newsletter

Transition Year Midterm Newsletter

Transition Year Midterm Newsletter Introduction: The Transition Year class of 2019-2020 have settled in really well with a jam-packed schedule here at the college. They are experiencing a large number of subjects including: Taekwondo Korean GAA (Future...

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Saoirse visit our 5th Years

Saoirse visit our 5th Years

Saoirse visit our Fifth Years Fifth year students will be visited by a local support service for women of domestic violence called ‘Saoirse’ on Monday 30th September and the 7th October. Saoirse are a fantastic organisation and we are delighted...

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St Judes Mens Shed Coffee Morning

St Judes Mens Shed Coffee Morning

St Judes Men's Shed Coffee Morning The TY class attended the St Jude's Men's Shed coffee morning in aid of the Harold's Cross Hospice on Tuesday 24th of September. An enjoyable morning was had by all supporting a wonderful cause. ...

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The National Ploughing Championships

The National Ploughing Championships

The National Ploughing Championships 2019 This years TY group visited the National Ploughing Championships along with 102,000 other people on Tuesday 17th of September. The sun shone all day, unlike every other year. The students got to visit...

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