Coláiste Pobail Setanta

Newsletter Semester 2 Week 4

Newsletter Semester 2 Week 4


Croí News:

The Croí Centre held a very successful Christmas coffee morning on Friday 13th December 2019.

Well done to all the Croí students for all their hard work baking and decorating in the lead up to this event.

Thanks to the past and present students, their parents, the parent’s association, staff and management who attended this great event.

We are delighted to announce that the Multisensory Room has been restored to a fully functioning room again.

Croí’s new wellness room will provide another space for students to self-regulate / carry out movement breaks.

Thanks to Mr Sinnott for co-ordinating all this work over the past few months.

On behalf of all our Croí Students and Staff we would like to wish the whole school community a very happy Christmas. Wishing Ye all health and happiness for the Year ahead ❤

Setanta Sports Newsletter

Check out the second volume of Setanta Sports News for an update on many of the sporting activites in the last few weeks. The publication is written by our students with the helpful guidance of Colin Duffy. Well done everyone.

Wellbeing theme this week.

The theme for the week beginning 16/12/19 is ‘Multicultural Week’. The aim of this week is to celebrate difference. Please use the ideas attached or add some of your own.

This is a link to the resources

Anti-Bullying News.

Please note this as the Anti Bullying Committees email. If you have a bullying incident, please email us and the Anti Bullying Committee members linked to that year group.

If the issue is very serious please go directly to the year head/ deputy principal. Procedures that the anti-bullying committee use were sent in an email to all teachers last week and our anti-bullying policy is available from our website.

Anti-Bullying committee members are as follows:


Debating News.

Congratulations to Naomi Ibeh, Francine Ibeh and Ruth Alimi who competed in the Soroptimist Public Speaking Competition on Friday evening at HSBC. The girls spoke passionately about the empowerment of women and represented the school extraordinarily well.

SciFest@Colaiste Pobail Setanta 2019/20

250 students put their knowledge of science to the test!

1st / 2nd / 4th /5th year students who qualified for the whole school science fair are taking part in SciFest@cps 2019/20 on Wednesday the 29th of January in our school sports hall, classes 1-4.

250 students will show their scientific knowledge presenting their projects to judges from Scifest, Intel and DIT.

Students from 1st, 2nd, TY & 5TH Year will be invited to attend the Science fair accompanied by their class teacher. Students will vote for their favourite project to win the “student choice award”. Please see table below for arrangements.

Times Year Groups

9.28-9.58 First year

0.00- 10.28 Second year

10.30 -11.00 TY/5TH year

SciFest is a national STEM fairs programme for second-level students, encouraging a love of STEM and inquiry-based learning. Fairs take place locally in schools, regionally in the Institutes of Technology, DCU or St Mary’s College Derry, culminating in a national final. More than 10,000 students participated in SciFest 2017.

This Week’s Events.

S2 Week 4







Multi-Cultural Week


Website Meeting: Period 2

Student Awards

Details as follows:

1st Year: 8.30 - 9.00: Canteen

2nd Years: 9.00-9.30: Canteen

3rd Years: 9.30-10: Canteen

5th Years: 9.-9.30: Hall

6th Years: 8.30- 9.00: Hall


Cast of Sister Act - Pizza Party


3D Assist Workshop for senior technology students


Senior Football Match: SG & CL


School ends at 11:30


All day

Multi-Cultural Food Hall: LM

2nd Year Movie Event Organised by TY: GL

Numbers at each session will depend on tickets sold:

Period 2 & 3: Rang Sadhbh, Meabh and Nessa

Period 4 & 5: Rang Aine, Aoife, Emer and Etain.

After school

Christmas Jumper Day.


Well done to all our Christmas Jumper wearers, its great to get into the Christmas spirit. While all these teachers and SNA’s look like butter wouldn’t melt in their mouths, the gloves will be off come next Friday afternoon when they will openly steal from each other without a second thought as “Secret Santa Mania” will grip the staffroom. Survival of the fittest. Also, our staff reception is on this Friday with an option to bring something or donate to the party. This is a lovely event where we get to sit and enjoy each other’s company before we break up for the Christmas.

Christmas Doors

The Christmas Doors competition is in full swing with some fantastic designs and themes throughout the school. There is an emphasis on sustainability this year as we encourage students to use recycled material to upcycle their tutor room doors. We must always keep our environment to the fore of our thoughts.


Our staffroom door has been very tastefully decorated with a “Magi Theme” this year, thanks to the industrious imagination of Aoife O Reilly and Ellen Metzer. A clear leader in the competition.

Finally, on behalf of Gillian, Noel, Michael and myself, I’d like to wish everyone a fabulous Christmas where you get to take time for family and friends and don’t forget yourself. It has been a hectic year to date that has flown by. The SLT and I are very grateful and appreciate of everyone’s hard work and huge efforts this year to meet the challenges that come with meeting the needs of our students. Thank you all most sincerely, this is a fabulous school made up of really genuine individuals that I am so grateful to be counted amongst every day.

Nollaig Shona Díobh go leir.

Sep 22
College opens for 1st, 2nd & 3rd years only.
Sep 23
College open for TY,5th & 6th years only
Sep 24
College reopens for all students
Sep 28
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