Christmas Jumpers and Carol Service

Thanks Mr Kane, Fr Sean and students for a lovely carol service today. 💛
Thank you to all students, parents and staff for your support & cooperation in these challenging times.
We wish you all a happy Christmas. Enjoy the well deserved break. See you in the New Year. 🎄💫

Clothes Collection in Aid of Irish Guide Dogs

Sincere thank you to everyone who helped with the recent clothes collection as part of our Green-Schools action around diverting fabrics going to landfill.
Thanks to BAM and staff for the use of their facilities, school management and all staff who helped or contributed to the collection. Thanks in particular to Mr Mullen, Mr Kane, Ms Cooney, Ms Colum, Ms Griffin, Green Schools Committee and Student Council.
We worked with Clothes Pod and through collective effort gathered 1400kg of clothes which raised a total of €560.
We donated this money to Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and today past student Helena Mollaghan kindly accepted the cheque on behalf of the organisation.

Festive Bakes

Students enjoyed making their annual Christmas Yule Logs in Home Economics and this year 6th year student Julia Wolkowyska also shared with us how to make traditional Polish biscuits called Pierniki. How wonderful it is for us to learn about and appreciate students cultural food traditions.

Write for Rights 2021

As an action project, students from the social justice club participated in two lunchtime webinars with Amnesty Ireland where they learned more about the Write for Rights campaign that happens each year. From these webinars students learned more in-depth information about two of Amnesty’s cases – about Rung from Thailand and Mikita from Belarus. Hearing the stories about how their human rights are being affected empowered students to engage in signing petitions and writing letters to engage with the stories and cases that they heard about. Some of Ms Reynolds English classes and Ms Cooney’s Home Economics classes also got involved in the campaign.

Fairtrade Day

As part of our GCE and Green Schools work in school Mr Mullen’s 3rd year Geography class learned more about the importance for supporting Fairtrade Farmers and Producers. They carried out some investigative work around cost comparisons on a variety of products available in our local shop and students also got to enjoy sampling these products too.

Food Preservation

Tomatoes and potatoes that were grown in the school polytunnel along with homegrown fruits and vegetables  kindly gifted to the Home Economics Department from various teachers all resulted in lots of delicious products for students and staff to enjoy.

A great opportunity for students to see a range of preservation techniques in action in the classroom – crab apple jelly, beetroot relish, shatta – a Palestinian condiment made from red chilli’s, tomato sauce and salsa were on the menu. Thanks Mr Cunnane for the beetroot, Ms Colum for the crab apples and Ms Parke for the homegrown chillies.