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Newsletter Sept. 28th

Our annual ‘Open Evening’ 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. Perhaps the prospective students could try their hand at few different subjects! Our senior students and staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you all there.

The annual school mass was held on Friday the 21st of September. It was as always a very special day in the school year. Thanks to the Liturgical Choir for the beautiful singing and to all who were involved in making the mass such a wonderful occasion.

Our Leadership Team for the school was formally announced following the mass. The DCW School Leadership Team for 2018-2019 is as follows: Head Girl: Caoimhe O’Neill and Deputy Head: Ciara Fagan. 6th year prefects: Sophie Mc Glade, Niamh Fitzpatrick and Billie Mernagh, 5th year prefects: Megan Roache, Hannah Dawson and Aoife Laoire, 4th year prefects: Ciara Henry, Zakia Lasaari and Kayleigh Whelan, 3rd year prefects: Becky Corrigan, Hannah Murphy and Teegan Kavanagh, 2nd year prefects: Laura Whitty, Emily Carey and Rachel Winters, 1st year prefects: Rebecca Bateman, Liaidh Cronin and Jenny Dunne. Our I.T. Prefects are Bláithin Ward and Sophie Swinand. The new Librarians are Cliona Smith and Michelle Prince. The Hockey Captain is Keelin O’Dwyer, G.A.A. Captain’s are Kellie Phelan and Emer Mc Nulty. The Basketball Captain is Nicole Humby. We wish them all well in the year ahead and look forward to working with them in their new roles.

Massive congratulations to our cross country athletes for their fantastic running on Tuesday 25th September in Avondale Forest Park. Our first years and third year relay teams came first overall bringing home gold medals. Our first year gold medal winners are: Alex Carey, Kayleigh Keogh and Lilly Sheehy. Our third year gold medal winners are Georgia O’Connell, Sadhbh Dolan, Ellen Savage and Alice Christie. Well done to all!

Congratulations to the DCW Student Council Representatives who have been elected for this year. They will be working with Ms. Fallon during the year. They are as follows: Chloe Davis (1 Emerald), Abbie Bolger (1 Opal) and Saoirse Mitchell (1 Sapphire); Justine Cronin (2 Emerald), Olivia O Donovan (2 Opal) and Nadia Laassri (2 Sapphire); Jessica Tyrrell (3 Emerald), Holly Corrigan (3 Opal) and Isabella Downey (3 Sapphire); Sophie Porter (4 Gold), Ava Vickers (4 Silver) and Ava Frazer (4 Bronze); Emma Coffee (5 Ruby), Abbie O Loughlin (5 Diamond) and Lucy Phillips (5 Pearl); Sophie Mc Glade (6 Ruby), Lauren Kelly (6 Diamond) and Billy Mernagh (6 Pearl). Congratulations to all the girls – Ms. Fallon is looking forward to working with you all during the year.

Mr. Keddy presented the incoming Mentors with their badges on Friday last. They are as follows: Emma Coffey, Hannah Gormley, Lucy Dunne, Caoimhe O’Neill, Aoife Dunne, Abbie O’ Loughlin, Emily Bateman, Kate Keaney, Maya Flynn, Katherine France, Melrique Smith, Laura Burke, Clodagh Barrett, Ellie Merrigan, Sorcha Baker, Lucy Farrell, Grainne Hayden, Lucy Meagher, Jenny Meagher, Roisin Ring, Charlotte Wallis, Rosa Flaherty and Sarah Stakelum. Mentoring promotes healthy and positive relationships between mentees and mentors which in turn builds community capacity. Mentoring activities promote self-esteem and confidence. We are very grateful to the students involved and are sure that they will be a valuable asset to the first year student body.

Our TY students have been very busy this week. The girls have been practising for their upcoming musical ‘The Wizard of Oz’. The Art class have been carrying out great preparation in the design of the sets for the musical. The girls have also begun designing and planning their ‘Junk Kouture’ outfits. Some of the TY’s had a tennis afternoon in Wicklow Tennis Club on Thursday. On Monday 1st of October some of the TY students will head to RTE to watch the ‘Junior Eurovision Song Contest’ while another group of the TY’s will head off on a photography trip. Busy and productive days for the girls!

Congratulations to the ‘DCW Showjumping Team’ who had a great day their Interschool’s competition last weekend in Coilóg in Co. Kildare. The girls came 4th overall – well done to the team made up of Jessica Phelan, Ella Mulvey, Aoife O’Leary and Naoise O’Neill.

Musical rehearsals are well underway for the DCW production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’. For all involved please check the musical noticeboard outside the library to see when you are needed for practice.

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