Leaving Certificate Applied

6S Visit NCBI Ceramics Workshop

As part of their Craft and Design task, 6S and Ms Keenan visited the NCBI to see Terry Cartin in the Ceramics workshop. The students were undertaking research for their Ceramic tile wall panel group task. "Older" (!) visitors to our school may remember the wonderful ceramic and screen print wall panels displayed in the reception area. We look forward to seeing the completed work following assessment of the task next February.

Students attend play in Smock Alley Theatre

As part of the Leaving Certificate Applied course, class 6S went to see God Has No Country in Dublin's Smock Alley Theatre.
Students were blown away by writer and actor Donal Courtney's one-man performance of Monsignor Hugh O Flaherty, the Irish priest who helped 6,500 Jews hide from the Nazis in WWII. Students were lucky enough to speak to Courtney afterwards and were given insights into the life of a theatre actor and writer.

Patrick Morgan Champion Golfer

Congratulations to past pupil, Patrick Morgan, who was runner up in the US Blind Open Golf Championship recently. Patrick completed his leaving certificate in June 2015 and has achieved greatness in the sporting world since. Well done, Patrick, we are proud of you!

For a video of one of Patrick's tee shots, check out the following link:

The Chocolate Warehouse

The Chocolate Warehouse, Greenhills, Dublin

The fifth and sixth year Leaving Certificate Applied classes went on a trip to The Chocolate Warehouse with Mr Gavin and Ms Dodd as part of Science and Hotel Catering and Tourism. This was finished off with a well deserved trip to Mc Donalds. A great day was had by all. The two hour event, which included a 25 minute film, explained in detail the story of chocolate and how the cocoa beans are grown and harvested. The film shows the journey of the cocoa beans from the Aztecs to the factory and the process the cocoa beans go through to get the chocolate that we recognize today.

Titanic Belfast

LCA and TYP students who visited the Titanic Exhibition in Belfast

The Leaving Certificate Applied and Transition Year classes visited Titanic Belfast on Tuesday, 27 November 2012. The tour was a great success and has provided plenty of material for the 6S Hotel, Catering and Tourism, 5S English and Communications and TY Heritage modules. Ms Keegan, Mr Darbey and Mr Faherty paid tribute to the super positive attitude of the pupils who greatly enjoyed the day. The photo shows the group before they boarded the bus. More photos to come.