On Monday December 5th, a group of TY students took part in a workshop that involved using recycled materials to make Christmas Decorations. It was a real learning experience for all involved.
The Enterprise Club students are busy making their final preparations for the Trade Fair in school on Wednesday 7th December.
Students from Collinstown Park Community College in Clondalkin with Roddy Doyle and Michael McLoughlin, MD Penguin Random House Ireland
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.
On Friday 11th November some Fifth Year students went on a geography field trip to Arigna Mines in Roscommon with their Geography Teachers Mr Cassidy and Ms McVeigh, and their Year Head Ms McNamee. Students got to see the clothes they wore, some of the tools they used and some pictures from the past. They then met their tour guide. Some of the tour guides are former employees of the mine which closed in 1990. He showed the students the stalactites and stalagmites. He also showed them the tunnels they had to work in and the carts they used to transport the coal out of the mines. Nearing the end of the tour he showed the students what it was like when there was an explosion and how dark it was. The conditions were terrible. The men had to work in darkness, dampness and in wetness. The field study was to help the students understand human interaction with the rock cycle.