[Update May 27th: we have now concluded these sessions, but hope to run more next term if still necessary]. Since our annual May Open Evening cannot take place, due to the closure of the campus, the Warden is going to host ‘remote’ Open sessions, and families who are interested in sending children to the school […]
Éile Ní Chianáin reports on the latest session of the Fifth Form virtual politics debating club: Today we discussed ‘the legalization of all drugs.’ Sinead Cleary introduced the topic and highlighted why she suggested this motion. We decided to begin each of our meetings with a quick vote before the discussions began on whether we […]
Congratulations to pupils who have been awarded Art Prizes this year (the annual prize exhibition could not be held this year in March). You can see the work of these pupils in the album lower down the page. Senior Earl of Meath Art Prize Arizona Forde (Coursework notebook pages and lino) Senior Craft Prize […]
From the Warden: 10th May 2020 So, there are not going to be any Leaving Certificate exams this year. It is probably the right course of action, but I cannot bring myself to feel any satisfaction about the cancellation, even if it simplifies my summer and that of all our teachers. It does mean that […]
This weekend would have seen our Transition Year pupils participating in our 5th Pieta House ‘Darkness into Light’ walk in Marlay Park. Despite the cancellation of the event, we continued the tradition and supported this amazing charity by asking TY pupils and staff to show solidarity with those affected by suicide by getting up at 5:30am […]
After the first virtual Artist Talk last week, Maybelle Rainey had the idea of getting a guest artist to speak every week. So this week we had “Art Maker”, Street Artist, Illustrator and Teacher, Niall O’Lochlainn, to talk to the pupils about his art work. It was really interesting for pupils to hear about his […]
The first Wellbeing Challenge this term produced lots of cheery images of what makes pupils, staff and parents happy. The next challenge is to submit photos of things which bring you calm and peace. Please submit photos by Thursday 14th May. See all the photos from the challenges in the album below.
Fifth Former Tita Schack and friends are organising a charity fundraiser for the Chittagong eye infirmity (CEITC), which is the largest eye clinic in Bangladesh. They would be grateful for any contributions to this worthy cause. You can see plenty more details, and a link for donations, here. You can follow also on Instagram here.
Fifth Former Raphaela Ihuoma writes: The “crashcoursedebateclub” is a Fifth Form discussion group. We discuss current affairs, political and social issues. I set up the club in the midst of this global pandemic because I was keen to discuss and make sense of what was going on around me. I realised that when I spoke […]
Our Sine Nomine choir are taking part in lots of international choir collaboration at the moment, and the latest track has just been released. If you want your spirits lifted, listen to Andrea Baker leading the way with ‘Ain’t No Mountain’.
12 Fifth Form pupils yesterday met virtually to discuss the impact of Covid 19 on the twelve countries they researched and have personal experience of: the UK, Nigeria, Turkey, Singapore, Hungary, Australia, Spain, Italy, the United States, China, Sweden and of course Ireland. Each pupil wrote 500 words on his/her country and this was shared […]
Despite the pandemic and global lockdown, there is some positive news regarding the environment. The waters in the Venetian canals have cleared, LA smog has disappeared and in Thailand restrictions keeping humans and harmful waste off beaches are having a beneficial effect on the numbers of endangered leatherback sea turtles. Today, April 22nd, is the 50th […]
You can listen on this page to the Chapel services taking place this term (check the bottom of the page for the three which happened earlier in March/April). A handful of resident staff attend, adhering to distancing regulations. Pianist: Mr Peter McCarthy. Organist: Mr Tristan Clarke. You can subscribe to the services via Spotify and […]
Today, Monday 20th April, we start term again (albeit not on the physical campus). The SPHE Department will be running a fortnightly photo challenge for pupils (and teachers and parents too!), to help them think about their wellbeing during the next six weeks. We’ll post entries on our Twitter and Facebook accounts, and they’ll be […]
Though the campus is closed, subject teachers will continue to make 2020 Prize Awards (a lot of prizes have already been awarded in the Michaelmas and Hilary Terms). This post will list those who receive prizes this term (some will wait until June, when pupils will have a chance to spend more time on some […]
This morning a small number of residents again met in Chapel with appropriate ‘distancing’ for an Easter Sunday service. You can now listen to this 17-minute service via the player below, and follow it by the text below that, including the words of the hymns if you’d like to join in. The service is conducted […]
Numerous institutions, including the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, have taken up the challenge of recreating their favourite artworks with whatever they can find in their homes, with some amazing and interesting results… Pupils, parents and staff: take a look at the examples on these two Instagram feeds: Tussen Kunst & Quarantaine Covid Classics We […]
One thing that has not been delayed is the production of The Submarine magazine. While it won’t appear in paper form, you can read the Hilary Term edition now here. Editors Avi Johnston and Edna Johnston have put together an attractive mix of writing and art work by pupils, including Sinéad Cleary, Paz Guitart, Arizona […]