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Newsletter Oct. 5th

OPEN EVENING   
We are really looking forward to our annual ‘Open Evening’ which will be held on Thursday 11th of October. It will commence at 6pm with a short talk and guided tours around the school and will finish at 8pm. It is a great opportunity for families to see all the school has to offer and visit the different specialist classrooms. Our senior students and staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you all there.

HOCKEY
Congratulations to the 2nd year hockey team who had a fantastic win against St. Columba’s College on Wednesday 3rd of October. A special congratulations goes to the goalscorer’s Masha Curran, Nadia Laassri, Eabha Siun Flemming and Aoife Williams.

SCIENCE CLUB
Science Club is held every Monday lunchtime with Ms. Darcy in the Biology Lab. There are limited places left so sign up with Ms. Darcy if you are interested. It is a great opportunity to try different fun experiments that you don’t get to do in class. Last week the girls had a ‘slime session’ and lots of fun was had by all!

SECOND YEAR RETREAT
The 2nd year students enjoyed their annual retreat on Thursday 4th October. The girls really enjoyed a break from the school week. The retreat was carried out by a fantastic Galway group called ‘An Tobar’. The girls really enjoyed the various activities throughout the day and really benefited from reflection time. Thanks to Ms. Walshe and the RE teachers for organising.

CONGRATULATIONS TO RACHEL WINTERS
A huge congratulations to Rachel Winters from DCW to her on her selection to the Irish Ladies (U18) Rugby Squad. We wish her all the best on the squad and we look forward to following Rachel’s success with the team.

FRIENDSHIP WEEK
Friendship week will run this year from October 8th until 12th this year. There will be various activities organised throughout the week in different classes. Overall the aim of the week is to enhance the sense of friendship and community in the school and we hope that the students will all benefit from it. Thanks to the Ember Leaders who will work with the first years as part of ‘Friendship Week’.

IPAD TRAINING FOR PARENTS
The 1st year students are well familiar with their ipad’s at this stage. On Tuesday 9th October there will be a training session for parents at 7.30pm in the school.

DCW BAKE OFF
The finalists in the ‘Bake-Off’ have been announced. The standard was very high so well done to all who applied to compete and congratulations to those who got through to the finals. The list of names is on the Home Economics noticeboard. The Senior bake-off will take place on 11th October and the Junior bake-off on Friday 12th. We are really looking forward to seeing the final products girls!

BASKETBALL
Best of luck to the basketball team who headed off to East Glendalough on Friday 5th of October.

ECOLOGY TRIP
The 6th year biology students will visit Glendalough Ecology Centre on Thursday 11th October. They will carry out all the mandatory ecology fieldwork for the Leaving Certificate Biology course. We hope the weather holds up and enjoy the day girls.

AXA ROAD SAFETY
On Monday 8th of October the TY students will attend the AXA Road Safety Show in the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire. The girls will learn about road safety and the dangers of poor driving. Statistics show that it is new drivers between the ages of 17 and 24 who are mainly involved in road traffic accidents, which makes this safety show of particular relevance to secondary school students.

6TH YEAR PARENT TEACHER MEETING
The 6th year parent-teacher meeting will take place on Tuesday 23rd of October from 4 to 6.30pm. This is a most important parent-teacher meeting and we hope to see you all there. It is a great opportunity to meet with your daughter’s teachers to discuss their progress in their final school year.

MUSICAL
The TY students are very busy with rehearsals for their Christmas Production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’. They are putting in long hours and their performances are really improving by the day. We are really looking forward to their production in December.