Work Experience, Soccer, Art Competition Winners, 25th Anniversary
29th November, 2015
Ard Scoil na nDéise soccer team
Transition Year Work Experience
In Transition Year one important activity is Work Experience. I spent two weeks in South Tipperary General Hospital. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to an operating theatre, cardiology, radiology, physiotherapy, pharmacy, medical clinics, acute medical assessment unit and the central sterile supplies department to name but a few.
In every department there were many jobs to be done so no-one was left idle. I welcomed the opportunity for hands-on experience, seeing the real life of working in a hospital. I dealt with people of all ages and from all walks of life so the unit was very varied. I felt I was contributing even in a small way, such as helping people find their way around the hospital.
To say I enjoyed my two weeks was an understatement! I learned so much from a medical point of view, but what I appreciate more was what I learned about life from the patients and staff. Team work and time management were two important skills I gained. Most significantly I learned how important it is to treat everybody with respect and kindness.
Thank you to our teachers and the organisations that took us all in so willingly so that we could learn about life.
Kate Whelan, Transition Year
Soccer at Ard Scoil na nDéise
Our soccer teams have been very busy lately. Our minor team played the Ursuline Waterford. It was a very close game, but the girls lost to two late goals.
Last Friday, the first year soccer team went to the RSC pitch in Waterford City to play against an experienced Coláiste Bride Enniscorthy team. The girls put up a good fight considering the terrible weather conditions but unfortunately were defeated by a strong opposition. The team are gaining experience with every game!
Our minor team travel to Cork to play in the next round of the Munster Cup, and we wish them all the best.
Shauna Coakley, Emma Reardon, Transition Year
Winners in the Soroptomists Art Competition
Last week the judging of the Soroptomists Annual Art Competition for schools took place. The first prize was a 7 inch WIFI tablet and the opportunity for the lucky student to display artwork in the annual Soroptomists exhibition which takes place this week in Lawlor’s Hotel. Tara Fitzgerald won fourth prize, Shannon McGovern won second prize and Eve Keating was the winner of the tablet. Well done to all!
This week we include photographs of two Sixth Year classes from 1990/1991. Do you recognize any of these young ladies?
Class 6.2 - Sixth Year 1990/1991
Class 6.3 - Sixth Year 1990/1991