On Tuesday 15th December students got a welcome break from online classes. We met up in the Phoenix Park and spent the morning on a very enjoyable scavenger hunt. There was a lot of competition and use of initiative. Some of the students even got a photo of the Presidential Dog!
The award ceremony took place on Thursday for the 2020 recipients of the Gaisce President’s Award. In total thirteen students received awards with ten bronze award winners and three silver award winners.
The range of student activities was very varied this year as mentioned by Principal Ms Duffy when she spoke to the group at their socially-distanced award ceremony. St John Ambulance, Swimming, Chess Club, Song Writing and Choir were just a few activities that our Gaisce students took part in over the last academic year. Congratulations to all recipients of the award.
Well done to everyone who participated in the First Year Family Fun Night on the 9th December. The following students all won prizes:
Michael Connors, Seán Smith, Sophie Gardner, Amber McDonald, Jayla Carol King, Elena Nechita, Kayleigh Kavanagh, Molly Brennan, Grace Clynes, Rihanna Dunne, Casey Tierney, Abi O’Reilly and Caoilainn Lovett Curtis. Well done to Brooke O’Mahony who won the Amazon Kindle Fire!
The TY students of Collinstown Park collaborated with their art teacher Ms Strumble to create storyboards and bring some colour to the school. The students made their own mosaic tiles and glazed them. Each piece of art is based on the student’s identity in the school.
If you want to see TY’s amazing and creative artwork it’s located in the main entrance in the hall.
Some TY students made a basketball to show their love for sports. Each piece is individual and really colourful. They bring everyone a bit of cheer when they come into school in the morning. To each student the artwork has its own meaning, it express what their love and interests are and how they see things from their point of view.
Kippure Estate in Blessington, Co Wicklow was the venue for Sixth Year Geography students today. On the coldest day of term so far the students certainly picked a great day to spend out in the hilly, wet and cool environs.
Thanks to Mr Cassidy and Ms Matthews for their fantastic photography skills and braving the cold weather along with Ms Mohan.