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Newsletter Feb. 9th

On Thursday 8th of February the 2nd year students headed off with their Year Head Ms. Cremin to ‘Go Quest’ in Dublin. This is a fun activity challenge centre. The ‘challenges’ involved groups of students entering a room where they were given a limited amount of time to try and solve the challenge - and gain as many points as possible. The girls really took on the challenges and had great fun! The students had a great day which was made even better by beating the teacher’s team! They then had a quick shopping stop in Liffey Valley on route to Wicklow.

The DCW TY Spring Fair took place on Friday 9th February and was open to the public from 10am-1pm. The Enterprise students displayed their products that they had been working on all term. It was a great day and a lovely way for the students to show their products. The TY girls had organised food and music for the parents and visitors. Some of the imaginative products that the Enterprise students designed are: Candy Cones – Sweet cones & chocolate fountain, Scents and Sensibility, Brittas Bath Teas – A lavender & rose scented seaweed bath product, Cloud K9 – Personalised dog products, Born to Dye – Handmade tie-dye items, Jar of Smiles – A hand painted jar with 365 quotes for each day of the year, Sugar Showers – Handmade body scrubs made with organic ingredients, Pick and Mix – A package of beauty products that you can customize, Frozy – Frozen yoghurt, Wonders of Wicklow – Tourist Book, Cozy Carriers – Soft protective padding to go around handle of shopping bags, Serenity – Homemade bath bombs & lip scrubs as well as a selection of homemade treats. Well done to all the Enterprise class involved and their teachers for guiding them through the process involved in product design right through to the marketing of their products. Thanks to all the parents for supporting the girls.

A beautiful mass was held to celebrate ‘Catholic School’s Week in St. Patrick’s Church, Wicklow on Sunday 4th of February at 10am. Thanks to the many students who participated by singing with the Liturgical Choir and by saying prayers and readings. Much thanks to the teachers involved for organising the mass. It was a lovely way to end this special week in the school calendar.

On Thursday the 8th of February the 1st and 2nd years headed off to St. Mary’s, Arklow to play a basketball match. The girls played a great match. It was very close but unfortunately the girls lost by one point in the end. Well played girls and thanks to St. Mary’s for hosting the match.

Well done to Ms. Wadden’s TY Irish class who put on a great production of scenes from ‘An Triail’ by Mairead Ni Ghráda. Costumes and acting skills are to be highly commended.

The ‘Tanzania Girls’ are holding an ‘80’s night on Friday 16th February. It will be held in ‘The Old Forge’. Doors open at 10pm and tickets cost €5. It is strictly over 18’s. It promises to be lots of fun and all proceeds will go to the School of St. Jude, Tanzania. The girls have been very busy organising various events and to date have raised over €14,000 for the School. Well done to the girls and to all of you for supporting these events.

The DCW Athletics Club are busy preparing for the Leinster School’s Cross Country Competition on 21st February in Santry, Dublin. DCW are proud to be represented by Ellen Savage in 2nd year and Saoirse O’Reillly in 6th year. We wish them all the best of luck.

Ms. Wadden’s Irish class are very busy putting in place a plan for ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’ which will be held from March 12th to the 16th. They are busy making posters to advertise the fun and educational events that they have planned. We are looking forward to this ‘Seachtain’.

School will close for midterm on Friday 9th February. We wish you all an enjoyable week and look forward to seeing you all when we will reopen on Monday 19th February.

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