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Newsletter No.139 Monday 25-04-22


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Newsletter No.139 Monday 25-04-22

Semester 3 Week 6

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6th Year News.

Qualifax or Careersportal to select the events you wish to attend.


CareersPortal is Ireland's leading Careers Guidance website. It is a one-stop-shop for people of all ages who need information and guidance regarding their next career decision.

Career Events - QualifaX
Qualifax - National Learners' Database of course and career information. The site has a listing of all courses in Ireland.

State Examinations Timetables

Please visit our school website for details on the state examinations timetables.

Guidance Department News

Please find the details below for the newsletter for the week of the 25th of April, after the Easter Holidays

26th April

27th April

28th April

29th April

30th April

1st May

Many thanks

Ms. O’Donovan and Ms. Galbraith

Support Hubs

We are running our third and final week of Support Hubs after the Easter break, Monday 25th April to Friday 8th April.

The purpose of our Support Hubs is to provide students with a dedicated week to cover an area of the curriculum or skills that they missed out on as a result of the pandemic and remote learning last year.

As we move towards the end of the academic year, many teachers will use this week as a way to support their students in preparation for exams. As restrictions in schools have lifted, we are aiming to make this an engaging week for students with lots of active learning methodologies being practised in our classrooms.

We are excited about this week, and we hope it is valuable and enjoyable for all of our students.

Basketball News

Congratulations to our 2nd year girls’ basketball team on winning the Regional Final last Thursday in a tremendous win over Dalkey. Well done to all players, student coaches, Ms Ryan and Ms Byrne. We wish you all the best in your All-Ireland play-off this Friday here at home week. 

Well done to captain Angel Tsedi

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Covid Reminder

Can I please remind parents that children should not come to school if they are displaying signs or symptoms of COVID 19.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are: fever (high temperature of 38 degrees Celsius or more) - including having chills, dry cough, fatigue (tiredness)

Less common symptoms of COVID-19 include: loss or changed sense of taste or smell, blocked nose, conjunctivitis (red or pink eye), sore throat, headache, muscle or joint pain (aches and pains), skin rash, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea, chills or dizziness

Symptoms of COVID-19 can be similar to symptoms of cold, flu or hay fever. If you are in doubt about any symptoms your child has, phone your GP.
Your child needs to isolate from other people (stay at home) if they have symptoms. They need to do this until they have not had symptoms for 48 hours.

If your child becomes unwell quickly, the cause is unlikely to be COVID-19. Their symptoms may be caused by another illness, and you should seek medical advice.


Leaving Certificate language orals and music practical take place from Saturday 9th to Thursday 14th of April. Students need to arrive approximately 15 minutes before their scheduled slot. If any student is unable to make their designated slot, due to Covid-19 or an emergency, they need to call the school and email Ms Metzger as soon as possible. Students should be in their full uniform for any oral/practical exam they have. Students are advised to bring bottle of water and a full hygiene pack with them. There will be perplex in each room for the orals/practical examinations, some examiners may choose to wear a mask, students are welcome to do the same. Students should check with their relevant subject teachers if they need to bring any additional material with them, for example their poems for Irish. If students and/or parents have any questions or concerns, please email Ms Metzger at

All oral examinations will take place on the yellow floor. Examiners will be in the following rooms:

  • Room 207 - Irish Examiner 1
  • Room 209 - Irish Examiner 2
  • Room 224 - Spanish Examiner 1
  • Room 226 - Spanish Examiner 2
  • Room 215 - German Examiner
  • Room 218 - French Examiner
  • Room 219 - Italian Examiner
  • Room 220 - Russian Examiner

There are currently a few vacant slots due to changes, particularly with Spanish Examiner 1. If any student would be better suited with an earlier time, please email Ms Metzger as soon as possible. This will be carried out on a first-come-first-served basis.

Music practical examinations will take place in, or besides, the music room.

Students are responsible for bringing all necessary materials for their examinations. If any student is unsure as to what these are, please speak with your subject teacher.

Students are permitted to wear a face mask, if they wish, in the examination. There will be perplex in each examination room, along with hand sanitizer and wipes. Students may bring water into their exam if they wish.

If a student has any questions, please email Ms Metzger at any time.

Scholarship News

Dear Principal and Music teacher,

I am writing to you on behalf of the Choral Scholars of University College Dublin. Choral Scholars is Ireland’s leading collegiate chamber choir, offering scholarships (€1,500-€2,500), first-class musical training and incredible performing opportunities to students every year. In September the ensemble will be recruiting new singers for some very exciting projects including recording our 4th album with GRAMMY - award winning label Signum Classics and we are hoping to encourage some of your students to consider joining us.

Speaking from my own experience, I can say that singing with the Choral Scholars has given me some of the most amazing experiences of my life and I would encourage any student with an interest in singing to consider auditioning.

I have included links below with details about the ensemble and the audition process. I kindly ask that you share this information with any student who might be interested.

Further information can also be found via our website, where your students can also register to receive audition information as it becomes available - . Students may also be interested in looking at our YouTube: here and Spotify here

If you or any of your students have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch at

Kind Regards,

Emma Arthur

Soprano, Senior Scholar & Recruitment Coordinator

Choral Scholars of University College Dublin


Fingal Youth Orchestra

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Anti-Racism Resource for Parents and Teens

Parents and Guardians need to take time to have a conversation with their children over the Easter Holidays about racism behaviour and how we can all play our part to prevent it and to address it when it happens in the lives of our children. Please follow the link below and use this to guide the conversation in your household.

Anti-Bullying Resource for Parents and Teens

Parents and Guardians need to take time to have a conversation with their children over the Easter Holidays about bullying behaviour and how we can all play our part to prevent it and to address it when it happens in the lives of our children. Please follow the link below and use this to guide the conversation in your household.

Pieta House Darkness into Light 2022 5km Run/Walk

The Pieta Darkness Into Light 2022 event takes place at sunrise and gives the gift of hope to people impacted by suicide and self-harm. The Guidance Dept. are encouraging the whole school, students, parents, and staff to get on board with this year's event.

Date: 7th May (Saturday morning @ sunrise)

Location: Phoenix Park

Meeting point: Will be shared closer to the time

Travel: To be arranged individually. Please arrange your own lift to and from the event .

What you need to do to register:

  • Follow this link and register. Students €5. Adults €26.

  • Email Ms. Galbraith or Ms. O’Donovan to let them know that you have registered so that we can gauge numbers.

We will be in touch closer to the event with further information.


Have a lovely weekend and a lovely Easter Break

Liam Walsh, Principal.


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