All posts by Walter Doolin


Profitable Trade Fair

On Wednesday 7th December the Enterprise Club held a very successful Trade Fair.  Many of the businesses sold out.  Among the products offered were:

Stress balls         tradefair stress balls


Reward charts            trade fair reward chart

Cakes (delicious) and competitionstrade fair cake and fundraising







Cake mixture and Hot Chocolate mixture (with instructions)

tradefair cake mixture






And of course, given the season, Reindeer Food

tradefair reindeer food All students as well as Parents and Teachers were able to visit and purchase.  The Enterprise Club’s next step is the South Dublin Enterprise event.


Table Quiz for Adult students

On Thursday 1st December Adult students had the opportunity to take part in a table quiz.  There was representation from nearly all the courses.  The quiz focussed on the senses and there were visual, taste and smell rounds. It was a very enjoyable morning for all involved.  The winning team were from the Business Administration course, pictured here having a cup of tea with their prizes.






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Adult Students Graduation night

On Thursday evening 17th November 2016 well over 100 students turned up to collect their QQI Certificates and formally graduate from the school.  They were formally congratulated by the Head of Adult Education  Enda Kenny and the Principal Pauline Duffy.  One of our Nursing Graduates Marc O’Reilly gave an address on behalf of the students, thanking on the students’ behalf, the tutors, management and in particular their families for all their support and help over the year.  Kathleen Campbell co-ordinated the event and laid on refreshments for the graduates and their families in the school afterwards. The Refreshments were very kindly provided by Glanmore Foods, suppliers to the school.

Formal pictures of the groups are also in the Adult Education  section of the website in the Gallery section.

Youth work and Social and Community Care

Return to Learning and ESOL

Nursing and Healthcare Assistant


FIT Childcare Year 1

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Adult student Activity morning

On Wednesday morning 9th November students had the opportunity to abandon classes and have time to get to know their fellow students taking part in some different activities.


Some students took a tour of Farmleigh House before joining up with the other group for a picnic in the November air.

The other group took part in a scavenger hunt with a difference.  They had to find various landmarks in the park and take a photo of their group with the landmark, as well as finding some bonus pictures, such as you can see, with a dog, Irish language sign, with a bicycle and a flower.  The weather held and they joined the Farmleigh group afterwards for a picnic in the Pope’s Cross car park.

Coming soon:  The Quiz………


Some pictures below:

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P1050706 The Picnic

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All the scavengers

IMAG2422 The Dog  Pond

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Please can we take a photo of your bicycle

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P1050706 The Picnic

P1050714Counting the points


Trip to Trinity College



On Friday 14th October the Return to Learning group had a very enjoyable trip to Trinity College.  They had a one hour guided tour of the College added to by the reminiscences of their tutor Mr Quentin Nea, a Trinity graduate.  They then had the chance to see the Book of Kells and the wonderful Long Room Library.  Photos below.

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maria Augusta Trinity RTL 2016



Student Council elections

On Wednesday 5th October elections were held to select representatives of second, third, fourth and fifth year students for the Student Council.

The elections were run by 3O class as part of their CSPE action project.

Those elected were:

Second year: Amy Emmett, Jamie McCarthy and Lee Wogan

Third year: Leah Fitzpatrick, Jamie Whelan and Jamie Oliver

Fourth year: Chantelle Armstrong, Laythan Ward and Tyrone Kearns

Fifth year: Stella Nkanu, Paul Connolly and Jordan Moore

Photos below show the ballot taking place



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Open Night 2016



On Thursday evening  22nd September Collinstown Park opened its doors to prospective students and their parents.  Students and teachers put on displays and talked to the visitors as they went around the school.  The photos displayed below are a flavour of the evening












Tenderfoot- Youth Theatre, Civic Theatre, Tallaght



On Wednesday 21st September 90 Transition Year students had the opportunity to audition for a place in the Civic Theatre Tenderfoot Programme. There were six places available for a 3 week full-time work experience programme. This will include acting, play writing and theatre management. The students enjoyed the  workshop that was given by the company.IMG_3051