Ard Scoil na nDéise
Convent Road, Dungarvan
County Waterford, Ireland

Tel: (058) 41464

"Reaching our Potential with Respect, Care and Friendship"

Castle Exhibition, Short Story Competition, Coffee Morning, Cookery, Orienteering

25th March 2013

Artifice 2013 Exhibition, Lismore Castle.

On Friday last, March 15th, a group of students from Ard Scoil na nDeise travelled to Lismore Castle to attend the opening of the Artifice 2013 Exhibition. The students’ artworks, all based on the theme “Monuments”, were exhibited in the Castle Gallery. The works ranged from drawings and paintings to 3D pieces made from all sorts of materials. The students had worked tirelessly for weeks in preparation for the exhibition, and it was clear that their hard work paid off.

On the night, there was a wonderful atmosphere with live classical music and plenty of refreshments for the guests. The Opening was hosted by Lord and Lady Burlington and we would like to thank them for their dedication in the promotion of Art in Waterford.

Students travelled from Ard Scoil, Meán Scoil San Nioclás, Stella Maris, Coláiste Cathal Naofa and Blackwater Community School to attend. The exhibition will remain open to the public in the coming weeks and it is definitely worth a visit.

Short Story Competition

Winners of Short Story Competition

As part of the ongoing initiative on Literacy, Ms. Helen Cotter and Mrs. Maria Curran organised a short story writing competition for first and second years. The entries were excellent and the judge had great difficulty in deciding the order of merit and the results were announced on Wednesday.
1st, Emma O’Riordan 1.3; 2nd Eileen Fitzgerald 1.2; 3rd Megan Lennon 1.3;4th Katie Ferncombe 1.2;5th Orla Healy 1.3; 6th Kayla McCarey 1.1; 7th Lara Power 1.3; 8th Jenny Mae Twomey 1.1 and 9th Shannon Kelly Fitzgerald 2.1

Well done girls and keep on reading and writing!

Lourdes Group Coffee Morning

On Friday morning the fifth year Lourdes group organised a tea/coffee morning for teachers past and present in one of the cookery rooms. The tables were beautifully set up with flowers and colourful napkins and a huge array of cakes was on display. It was a very pleasant occasion to sit and chat over the delicious treats efficiently served by the girls.  Well done girls and we are delighted to hear that you raised a good sum to fundraise the trip to Lourdes.

Lourdes Committee with Mr. Collins and Ms. O'Shea.

T.Y. News

Cookery Competition

On Monday the 11th of March Elizabeth and Catherine took part in the town hall cookery competition for T.Y. students as part of the West Waterford Festival of Food. There were eight other groups competing and they were each made up of three members. Many of the girls’ class mates and friends came to support them.

Elizabeth and Catherine were in the third round.  They were given a bag of ingredients, whose contents they didn’t know until they opened it. Inside the bag they found chicken fillets, red onion, parsley, garlic, corn, rice and coconut milk. They whipped up a chicken curry style dish and managed to use all of their ingredients. Although they did not win they were complimented on their dish and had great fun representing their school.

Elizabeth McCarthy and Chloe Murray


On the 14th of March 2013 all the T.Y. students visited Colligan Woods as part of the Munster orienteering competition with Mrs. Pickering and Mr. Barry.  They sun was shining brightly on the forest and we were excited for the day ahead. We were separated into groups and given maps of our routes. The competition was strong as the woods was packed full of teams from all over Munster!

We set off on our trail using our maps to guide us from point to point (of which there were 14 in total). Despite the sunshine the tracks were still mucky and as we crossed the finish line we were all very muddy – but happy! After collecting our course times we sat down for a bite to eat, but had to take shelter as the sunshine gave way to heavy rain – typical Ireland! Fortunately the bus arrived very quickly and we got on exhausted but delighted with our adventure in the woods

Clare, Kelly and Róisin TYB





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