What's UP? 2015/16
It may be Summer holidays; but the garden here at DonahiesCS just keeps on growing and blooming....Looking beautiful
Donahies Sports Day - 27th May 2016
A great day was had on sports day, with a range of different activities and challenges for the students. Big thanbks to everyone who took part including the teachers. Some pictures below show some of the activities that went on
Members of the Green Schools Committee were delighted to be awarded the flag for Energy at a ceremony in the Helix at DCU. They were accompanied by members of the school choir who performed 'Earth Song' at the ceremony.
The 4th Years did the Donahies proud this year reaching the quarter finals of the competition with two Robots. Each robot is autonomous, whereby the objective is to push one another out of the ring once they have locked on to their target. Maybe next year we'll bring home the gold, well done lads!
DonahiesCS celebrated World Earth Day on Friday April 29th.
To see a selection of photos from the workshops on the day which were attended by students of DonahiesCS and visiting students from our local Primary schools, just click HERE!
DonahiesCS students and Sean O'Casey Theatre East Wall performed a Commerative Play, based on the works of Sean O'Casey, in memory of the 80 plus members of St.Laurence O'Tooles GAA Club who fought in the 1916 Rising.
When? Thursday April 14th & Friday April 15th
Where? Sean O'Casey Theatre, St. Mary's Road, East Wall.
Click HERE to see some photos from the performance
Along with every other school in Ireland, DonahiesCS celebrated Proclamation Day on March 15th 2016.
Programme for Proclamation Day at DonahiesCS
1. Óro Sé Do Bheatha Abhaile (Sung by choir)
2. Introduction (Mr O'Leary)
3. History of the flag (Aiesha Wong)
4. Raising of the flag (National Anthem on violin)
5. 6th Year reading - Intro to the rising (Ms Butler)
6. Reading of the Proclamation (Mr Keohane)
7. Reading of the 2016 Proclamation (Reece Trounce)
8. Foggy Dew (Sung by choir)
9. 6th Year reading - events/aftermath (Mr O'Leary)
10. Conclusion (Mr Kelly)
11. Final Song (Raglan Road/ Grace)
The Donahies Community School Green Schools Committee along with members of the Student Council visited the Green School Expo on Thursday, February 25th in the RDS.
The EXPO was an opportunity to showcase, celebrate and learn about the work of the Green-Schools Programme.
The group really enjoyed the day.
Take a look at some photos below. Please click here to view the full article and more pictures.
Look who's coming to DonhiesCS!
John Leonard author of Dub Sub Confidential and former GAA goalkeeper with the Dubs,
This Thursday February 25th.
Looking forward to hearing John's talk to students.
The next meeting/ social night of the Parents Association will take place Thursday February 25th in O’Toole’s GAA Club. All ARE WELCOME.
The Parents Association is holding a Table Quiz in The Donaghmede Inn on Friday, March 11th at 8.30pm, so save the date.
There is a new subject coming, the first new Leaving Certificate subject since 2007
To find out more just click on the image above..
5th Year Student Paul Ryan - A rising star! Read an article about Paul in the Northside People HERE
European Lyrical Dance Champion.
2nd year student, Naoise Whelan became European Lyrical Dance Champion on Saturday January 29th, in Dublin's Ballsbridge Hotel, fending off competition from England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Norway and Canada.
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Movember Moustache Day at DonhiesCS
A huge thanks to staff and students for supporting moustache day on November 24th.
Over €100 was raised for prostate cancer.
Shoe Box Appeal
The Donahies Community school takes part in the Team Hope Christmas Shoe box appeal every year. This year we collected over 60 boxes [filled with presents] which we were able to send to children who might not receive any other present at Christmas.
To view the full story click the picture below.
Transition years students in the Community....
On Wednesday 11th November, transition year students arrived early to school to prepare for hosting the Cheerios Childline breakfast; which raised over 100 euro. For more info please click the picture below.
5th Year Student Lauryn McCann Wins in Paris!
Gymnast Lauryn, pictured below, won 1st place with her team at Gymnastique Magique Disneyland Paris beating 20 other teams to the top prize.
Well done Lauryn!
French Theatre for Schools September 2015
The French theatre for schools put on a wonderful show for transition year, 5th and 6th year French students. This was held in the school on Monday September 28th. The show was very entertaining and a number of students had the opportunity to participate in both acting classes and dance roles. A great turn out by all.
Class Joyce would like to sincerely thank the following local sponsors for their very generous donations to their "Show Racism The Red Card" hamper as part of their C.S.P.E. Action Project. We really appreciate it:
Odeon Cinema, Coolock.
Dominos Pizza, Artane.
Dunnes Stores, Donaghmede.
Mr. Simms Sweet Shop, Donaghmede.
Junior World Boxing Championships
We would like to congratulate Paul Ryan who has brought home bronze after representing Ireland at the AIBA World Junior Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia. He won three fights from three, and secured the bronze medal after beating Milan Prat (France) with a unanimous decision in the quarter finals.
We are immensely proud of Paul's achievements thus far, and we are all rooting for him as he paves a way through the boxing circuit. Onwards and upwards Paul...
You can view a gallery of pictures from Paul's bouts in the ring, to his place on the podium and right back to the Donahies with his medal here.
You can watch a short film that was written and directed by Paul as part of the DCU UniTY programme in Transition Year below.
At a recent ceremony in Waterford, Donahies Community School was honoured to receive our national flag from the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins. Two of our students, Adam Murphy and Chloe Fowler accepted the flag on behalf of the school. They are pictured above with Peter Keohane, Deputy Principal and Cillian O’Leary, History teacher. Mary Kennedy of RTE was MC of the event with entertainment provided by Eurovision entrant Molly Sterling.
The tricolour, designed by Thomas Meagher, was first flown in Waterford in 1848 as a symbol of peace and unity between all on the island. Over the last year all of the flags presented to some 300 schools were flown at 33 The Mall, in Wateford, where Thomas F Meagher flew the very first tricolour in 1848.
To see more photos from the day please go to the photo gallery.
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