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This year we raised £1,903.25p for children in need. A lot of effort went into the fundraising and we would like to thank all who contributed. A sum of nearly £900 was raised when staff dressed in uniforms and students in non‑uniform. The remainder of the money was raised on May 5th when a Fun Day/Sports Day was held. Chanel College contributed nearly £350 when our Sixth Year hockey team challenged the boys to a sponsored hockey match. We are most grateful to Tesco (Artane) and O’Riada’s (Coolock Village) for providing the prizes and refreshment for the occasion.
Many thanks to everyone for making our event a huge success.
A project organised by Ivor Callely TD had the title, “Communications in the New Millennium”. Entries were invited from all classes in the form of a poem, an essay, or a poster. Three entries stood out, two posters and an essay. The judges decided that the entry that best reflected the title was a poster by Lucia Harrison. Lucia’s prize for winning the competition was a mobile phone from Esat Digifone.
This year’s Transition Year performed the play Grease on May 4th and 5th. It was a fantastic success. We only started rehearsing about three weeks before the actual performance nights, so we had a lot of hard work, but also a great laugh at the same time.
At the start, many people had their doubts about how it was eventually going to work out, the main reason being the fact that all the members of the cast were girls. We found that everything went very well in the end. Everybody thought that all the characters were played excellently. This took a lot of work.
However, the actors on the stage weren’t the only people working. Sometimes people forget about all the contributions people make behind the scenes. We had people to paint the background of the stage, supply props, sell tickets, act as ushers, and help with costume changes between scenes. Without all these people the show would never have gone on. All I can say about Grease is that if you didn’t go to see it you missed out on a really good night.
On behalf of everybody in Fourth Year I’d like to thank all who were involved and all the teachers who donated their time to help us with the acting, dances and make‑up. I think I can speak for everyone when I say that Fourth Year was a marvellous year for all of us and performing the play Grease was a wonderful experience.
This year both the Second Year students in Room 12 and Ms. Butler’s Transition Year class won first place in the Slógadh Leinster Final. Both classes entered a radio show on tape and were delighted with the results.
I mí Samhain thosaigh na cailíní as seomra 24 (ceathrú bhliain) agus na cailíní as seomraí 11 agus 12 (dara bhliain) ag ullmhú le haghaidh an chomórtais “Slógadh”. Is é príomhaidhm an chomórtais seo ná chun an teanga a choimeád beo trí chomórtais filíochta, comórtais damhsa agus comórtais cóir. Rinne seomraí 24, 11 agus 12 téipeanna le haghaidh an chomórtais. Ar na téipeanna bhí a lán rudaí suimiúla le cloisteáíl cosúil le agallamh le BWitched, Altan agus na Corrs. Chomh maith le seo bhí an nuacht, fógraí agus réamhaisnéis na haimsire le cloisteáil freisin. Sheol na cailíní na téipeanna chuig na daoine i nGael‑Linn. Gnóthaigh seomraí 12 agus 24 an chéad duais sna comóirtais. Bhaineamar an‑taitneamh agus an tairbhe astu agus bhí a lán spraoi againn.
Karen O’ Connor (Fourth Year)
Every year the Bank of Ireland sponsors our Business Studies students ‑ Senior and Junior. Juniors had to do a project on a company of their choice, while Seniors had to write an essay on a variety of topics. Congratulations to all the prize winners.
Congratulations to our U‑14 Basketball team who won the 3 on 3 Sunny Delight National Championship recently. Anne Marie Butler, Mandy Hunt, Laura Richardson and Amy Moore lead the team to victory over teams from Wexford, Donegal, Cork and Galway.
On April 13th, 2000, Room 31 went to Make a Book Exhibition in the Writers’ Museum. The project had entries from schools all over Ireland. Room 31 wrote a children’s book about a family moving house and designed and made a doll’s house to accompany the project. The students in Room 31 were presented with their certificate by Ray Darcy.
In April, Third Year Science and Sixth Year Biology students went to Baltinglass to visit a woodland habitat. During very cold weather conditions, they examined the plant and animal life in the habitat. The trip proved to be very educational and worthwhile.
Congratulations to Fifth Year students Ashling Burrowes, Michelle Harris and Amy O’Donnell who were the editors of this year’s school magazine. Let’s Talk contained a wide range of material on poetry, music, the environment and much more, and was well received by the students.
A very special thanks to all the parents who helped prepare and serve the food at the Sixth Year Graduation Ceremony in May. It was a thoroughly enjoyable occasion for all.
We wish all our students the very best in the Junior and Leaving Certificate Examinations and would like to congratulate those students who completed Transition Year this year.
Congratulations to all students who won awards this year.