Art, Craft & Design
The school is chock-a-block with fabulous art created by our talented students.
Take a look.
Our Awards Night is held each November to showcase and celebrate the successes of our students. We recognise their academicachievements as well as their personal successes and positive contribution to school life: for example, athletic, artistic, public speaking, music, care of the environment, community awareness and good attendance.
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We are proud of our theatrical productions over the years in Ard Scoil na nDéise. All students are actively encouraged to take part and develop their talents, be they in the areas of acting, singing, dancing, art work, lighting, music or production. Hundreds of students participate in our productions.
Photos and Write-ups
The Ard Scoil community raises thousands of euro each year to donate to worthy causes - and for those extras that the school needs such as a lift for students in wheelchairs. The Parents' Council is very involved in such fund raisers.
Every year the Fifth Years are invited to go as helpers on the Waterford Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes. The girls do a series of fundraising events in aid of the trip. The students enjoy the pilgrimage and learn greatly from the experience.
Music & Choir
Choir, run by the Music teacher, is an option which is available to all Fifth and Sixth Year students. The two groups often join together and perform for Open Nights, school Masses and other school related events. The choir is a great opportunity to make new friends while using your musical talent and participating in something you enjoy doing.' (fifth year student)
For some photos of music activities, click here.
The Ard Scoil community has participated very actively in a number of prestigious public speaking and debating events, including the Soroptimist Public Speaking Competition in which we have had national finalists.
In addition, the school has traditionally participated in Concern School Debates and has a successful history in these debates.
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School tours have included trips to France, Italy, Spain and other countries. The destination for skiing is Bulgaria.
Photos & Student Impressions
Football, field hockey, camogie, athletics - we do it all and we win many a title!
Photos and More.
In Transition Year students have the opportunity to travel to Germany or France on a student exchange. The Irish student hosts the German or French student for a period of three or six weeks and vice versa.
'I thoroughly enjoyed my experience in Germany and made great friends with the German exchange student with whom I am still in touch. My German has improved greatly and it was very interesting to experience a different culture.' (Fifth Year Student)
Each year a few German students come to spend a year or six months in Fifth Year at Ard Scoil na nDéise to improve their English. They live with local families and participate in all school activities.