Huge CONGRATULATIONS to Julia who has won third prize in a video competition called The Story of Your Stuff, run by the Environmental Protection Agency. This was a national competition that received hundreds of entries from all over Ireland, so this is a huge achievement for Julia.
Julia made an amazing video the tells the story of disposable cutlery. Well done Julia!
Congratulations to current TY Sharon and former TY Darragh, who represented our school with our 74 Le Chéile Schools Trust schools in the virtual choir to sing 'Together' We Are Called.'
Good morning once again TYs!
What a week you have to look forward to this week!!
Further to normal amazing lessons and projects, here are some highlights:
Monday - new rotation of subjects - see Schoology version of this post for details (thanks Ms Ni Dhonncha)
Tuesday - Community Mentoring (10.40-11.40) with Mr Kennedy & Ms Carey (thank you!)
Tuesday - TYT Musical Progress, Cast Lists and Rehearsals/Schedule
Wednesday - No school, an opportunity to do other things and a chance to do an extra 5k for our 5k a day (https://gofund.me/3f73ef7e)
Thursday - Village Vets Virtual Tour and Q&A at 2.30 (thanks Ms Cahill)
Friday - TYRE Alpha, 5k a Day updates aaaaand the return of TY Bingo!
All week: Congratulations and best wishes to TYs on special Work Experience Placements this week after a tough application process. The following 5 students are on work experience with Ernst & Young (thanks to Ms Collins for organising this placement opportunity): Alanna, Alex M, Caitlyn, Maciej & Ava. Best wishes also to Isabelle and Julia who take on the RCSI TY MiniMed course this week.
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5k a Day till May update: after lengthy discussion in TYT and TYRE, your suggestions and survey on fundraising partners has brought us back to the original idea with was 5 charities for 5k - one for each kilometre - now with the 5 which received the most votes/suggestions and covering a nice range of services/needs locally, nationally and internationally. GET SHARING! The following link is the one GoFundMe recommend for sharing on social media platforms:
The Marie Keating Foundation and St Francis Hospice have both been in touch to thank each one of you! See below for screenshots.
Thank you to the TYs who designed our school's remembrance tree under the guidance of Ms Lenihan - everyone in the school had the opportunity to write the name/s of loved ones and those they wished to remember on an autumn leaf which was then beautifully put together into a tree. Thank you also to Fr Brian (our wonderful chaplain) for taking each and every class group individually for over 30 remembrance prayer services throughout November!
It's been 2 weeks since we released The Le Chéile Blessing on our school feast day - 2nd October. Since then, the reaction to the video has been overwhelming with people all over the world contacting us in comments and private messages to thank the students and staff for the hopefulness and encouragement that the video has given them. It has been shared widely on social media with some screenshots below as well as traditional media outlets such as The Irish Catholic (link to article below) and The Dublin Gazette (link to article below). Just this morning, Mr Walshe and Kelsey (6th year) gave an uplifting interview live on Spirit Radio with Wendy Grace (The Morning Show) during which the song was played also (podcast here, our interview starts at 18:50 (link below). We were delighted to hear that the video was also shared in the Mater Hospital's CEO update to all staff. If you haven't seen it yet check it out now and please consider sharing it! Best wishes.
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