Library Notes, Year End Excursions and Events, Farewell to Class of 2012
28th May 2012
Many of our students are avid readers and love to go to the library to select a book. Ms. Cotter is always delighted to receive suggestions from students about the choice of new books. This year, first year student, Chloe Shanahan started a new trend by bringing a bundle of her own well loved and well read books as a gift to the library. She was followed by classmate Grainne Phelan and then second year student Sarah Lonergan donated a big bag of books to the library. We thank the girls for their gifts which have been well received by the other pupils. Keep on reading!
Chloe Shanahan, Sarah Lonergan and Grainne Phelan in the library.
Year End Excursions and Events
The classes celebrated end of year with various outings. The first years had an adventurous and very wet and muddy day in Oyster haven while second years enjoyed the Titanic Experience in Cobh and Bowling in Youghal. The T.Y.s had a glorious day of surfing in Tramore while the 5th years also went to Youghal.
Of course the fun obstacle race between a team of teachers and students in the sport centre was one of the highlights of the year! This event, organised by P.E. teacher Ms. Emillie Pickering , in aid of Special Olympics, Dungarvan was the scene of much hilarity as teachers and students did their best to outdo each other!
Teacher and Student teams for the Obstacle race in aid of Special Olympics Dungarvan.
Farewell to Class of 2012
Last Thursday the Leaving cert students celebrated the end of their years in the Ard Scoil. In spite of liberal amounts of sunscreen, many returned from their outing to Ardmore in varying shades of pink and red!
At 7.30, the girls, their families and teachers all gathered in the Friary church to attend mass celebrated by our chaplain, Fr. Flor O’Callaghan. The choir sang the opening hymn, This Little Light of Mine, and then all were welcomed by Sophie Curran.
For the ceremony of light, the readings were read by 6th year student Siobhan Nugent, Year Head Mrs. Norma O’Driscoll, parent Mrs. Marian de Burca and first year students Jessica, Chloe and Tara. Following the Penitential Rite and Opening prayer,Catherine Power and Sophie Allen delivered the readings while all sang the psalm, On Eagle’s Wings.
After the \Gospel and Fr.Flor’s reflection, the prayers of the faithful were read by Roisin McComb, Eileen O’Brien, Ciara Scanlan, |Colleen Whelan, Roisin Hally, Alison O’Sullivan, Ciara Denmead and Shauna Fencombe. The commentary for the Offertory procession was delivered by Aisling Cronin and the Communion reflection by Emma Ballot. As usual the choir sang beautifully and thanks go to music teacher, MrsLucey as well as religion teachers Ms. O’Shea and Ms. Cotter.
Principal Mrs. Dorothy Hughes thanked Fr. Flor and all those involved in preparing the Mass and wished the girls all the best in their exams and in the future.
Leaving Certficate Class of 2012