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

Tel: (058) 41464
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Transition Year, New Computer Room Opens

14th September 2014

Ard Scoil na nDéise celebrates the official opening of its newest computer room.


Back row, left to right: Ellen O’Connor, Amy Power, Eileen Fitzgerald, Brona Coleman, Shannon Kearney, Saoirse McCafferty.
Front row, left to right: Joanne Brosnan, Deputy Principal, Klaudia Lewanska, Emma Gildea, Lydia Nugent, Kate Heffernan, Aoife O’Brien, Tom Keith, former Manager of the Sports Centre and Friend of Ard Scoil na nDéise, Dorothy Hughes, Principal, Nicole Ferncombe and Laura Miller, (photographed at the official opening of the new computer room at Ard Scoil na nDéise).

Transition Year

We were welcomed back to school as Transition Years last Tuesday morning by our TY Coordinator Ms. Fox, our Principal Mrs Hughes and our year head Ms. Foley. We were introduced to Transition year, and were told about all of the interesting activities we are going to be doing throughout the year. The meeting was concluded with a cup of tea and biscuits!

Both TYA and TYB were visited by Clodagh Beresford, who has many skills and will hopefully be involved with the classes during the course of the year. We began with some icebreaker games and we got to know more about one another. Everybody found it very interesting and enjoyable.

In TY we are doing many new modules that most have not gotten the chance to try before including First Aid and Self Defence. Sandy Walsh, a nurse, will be teaching us First Aid once a week. By the end of the year we will all have completed a First Aid exam and will hopefully be qualified as First Aiders. Billy O’Sullivan will teach us self defence, where we will learn how to protect ourselves, the people around us and also a bit of kickboxing!

Another module that has been newly introduced to secondary schools is Health Studies. For one half of the year we learn about the physical aspect of health, which is tied in with our P.E. classes. For the second half of the year we will learn about healthy eating and the importance of a balanced diet, which is tied in with our home economics classes.

The 9th of September was a long awaited day for us Transition year students. We received our Junior Certificate results at 12 o’clock that morning. The morning was filled with emotion, some excited and others quite nervous. Overall, both students and teachers were happy with the results. Congratulations to everyone!

It has been a busy two weeks for us Transition year students and we are all looking forward to the upcoming year.

Eileen Fitzgerald, Denise Murray, Emma Reardon & Amy Reynolds

New Computer Room Opening

Wednesday 9th September saw the opening of a brand new computer room in the Árd Scoil. This is the third fully equipped computer room in the school. The new facility was opened by Tom Keith, former manager of the sports centre and Friend of the Árd Scoil. The room was also blessed by Fr. John Harris. The event was attended by the Principal, Deputy Principal, members of the Board of Management, the Parents’ Council as well as members of staff both past and present and student representatives. School Principal, Mrs. Hughes, spoke of the wonderful addition to the school facilities and all of the hard work that went in to gaining such a valuable asset.

The computer room which is located in the Junior Building and is equipped with 32 laptops was funded by the bingo night which is held in the school every Monday night. In his capacity as Manager of the Sports Centre and member of the Parents’ Council at the time, Tome Keith was instrumental in the Árd Scoil becoming involved in the very successful Monday Night Bingo. We would like to thank all those involved in bringing this wonderful new facility to the Árd Scoil.


Saoirse McCafferty, Brona Coleman, Eileen Fitzgerald and Laura Miller, Ard Scoil na nDéise students (photographed at the official opening of the new computer room at Ard Scoil na nDéise).


Amy Power, Lydia Nugent, Emma Gildea and Klaudia Lewanska, Ard Scoil na n
Déise students (photographed at the official opening of the new computer room at Ard Scoil na nDéise).


Shannon Kearney and Nicole Ferncombe, Ard Scoil na nDéise students (photographed at the official opening of the new computer room at Ard Scoil na nDéise).


Anne Power, Anne Marie Browne, Jane Cooney McGovern and Anne Fogarty, members of the Ard Scoil na nDéise Parents’ Council (photographed at the official opening of the new computer room at Ard Scoil na nDéise).


Sister Maria Goretti Kelleher, former Principal of Ard Scoil na nDéise, Sister Eileen Troy, member of the Board of Management, Angela Conway, Chairperson of the Board of Management and former Principal of the school and John O’Flynn, member and former Chairperson of the Board of Management, with Edward Moore, Caretaker, parents and students in the background (photographed at the official opening of the new computer room at Ard Scoil na nDéise).


Back row, left to right: Declan O’Keeffe, Ard Scoil na nDéise I.T. Consultant, Joanne Brosnan, Deputy Principal, Ed Moore, Caretaker, Denise O’Brien, former Parents’ Council Secretary, Julianne Foley, I.T. Coordinator, Father John Harris, School Chaplain.
Front row, left to right: Eimear Curran, former Parents’ Council Secretary, Maura McCarthy, former member of Parents’ Council, Teresa Daly, former Chairperson of Parents’ Council, Colette Power, former Deputy Principal, Tom Keith, former Manager of the Sports Centre and Friend of Ard Scoil na nDéise, Angela Conway, Chairperson of Board of Management and Dorothy Hughes, Principal, (photographed at the official opening of the new computer room at Ard Scoil na nDéise).

 


Teresa Daly, former Chairperson of Parents’ Council, Colette Power, former Deputy Principal, Maura McCarthy, former member of Parents’ Council, Fidelma O’Brien, member of Parents’ Council and Denise O’Brien, former Parents’ Council Secretary (photographed at the official opening of the new computer room at Ard Scoil na nDéise).


Joanne Brosnan, Deputy Principal, Claire Joyce, teacher, Derval Lonergan, teacher and member of Board of Management, Ciara O’Shea, teacher and member of Board of Management, Daniel Veale, teacher and Julianne Foley, teacher and I.T. Coordinator (photographed at the official opening of the new computer room at Ard Scoil na nDéise).

 

 

 

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