Principal’s Welcome

September 2, 2014

Desmond College Principal : Ms Vourneen Gavin Barry

I’m delighted to welcome you all to our website.

I hope you enjoy browsing through this site and

getting to know us better.

Ms. Vourneen Gavin Barry
Principal

Presentation to Console

May 22, 2015

The recent 5km fun run/walk was a huge success, it received much appreciated suuport from the community. The transition Year students raised a brilliant €1,100 for Console. Seen below are the Transition Year students presenting the cheque to Emer O Neil (Console Limerick Centre Manager).

Pictured: Desmond College Transition Year Students Liam Dowling, Seán Ó Fiaich, Cillian McMahon and Matthew Halley. with Emer O'Neill (Console Limerick Centre Manager)
Pictured: Desmond College Transition Year Students Liam Dowling, Seán Ó Fiaich, Cillian McMahon and Matthew Halley. with Emer O’Neill (Console Limerick Centre Manager)

Peer Mentoring in Maths to Improve Numeracy Skills

May 22, 2015

Desmond College Newcastle West 2015 : Peer Mentoring in Maths to Improve Numeracy Skills

Desmond College Newcastle West 2015 : Peer Mentoring in Maths to Improve Numeracy Skills

Summer Examinations May 2015

May 22, 2015

Please note that the summer exams will run on
Tuesday May 26th, Wednesday May 27th and Thursday May 28th
due to local confirmations taking place on Friday May 29th.

1ST YEAR

TIME / DAY TUES 26th WED 27th THURS 28th
9.00 – 9.55 Irish Option 3
9.55 – 10.50 Study Study
11.04 – 12.00 English Option 1
12.00 – 12.56 CSPE Study
1.39 – 2.35 Language Maths
2.35 – 3.30 Science Option 2 Option 4

Option 1 = Art/Metalwork/Business (G Shanahan)
Option 2 = Home Ec/Woodwork/Geography
Option 3 = History/Music/Business (C Broderick)
Option 4 = TG/Woodwork/Home Ec/Art
Language = Spanish/French/German

2ND YEAR

TIME / DAY TUES 26th WED 27th THURS 28th
9.00 – 9.55 Maths English
9.00-10.50 exam
9.55 – 10.50 Study
11.04 – 12.00 Option 3 Study
12.00 – 12.56 Option 2 Option 1
1.39 – 2.35 Irish Geography CSPE
2.35 – 3.30 History French / German Science

Option 1 = Metalwork/Art/TG/Business/Music
Option 2 = Home Ec/Art/Business/Woodwork
Option 3 = Home Ec/Metalwork/TG/Woodwork

5TH YEAR

TIME / DAY TUES 26th WED 27th THURS 28th
9.00 – 10.50 Maths Irish
11.04 – 12.56 LCVP Option 4 Option 1
1.39 – 3.30 English Option 3 Option 2

Option 1 = French/German/Chemistry/Ag Science/Engineering
Option 2 = Biology/Construction/History/Art/Music
Option 3 = French/Biology/History/Geography/DCG
Option 4 = Physics/Home Ec/Biology/Business/Ag Science

Swim a Mile Challenge

May 21, 2015

Recently some third year students completed “The Swim A Mile Challenge”
in Askeaton Pool and leisure with Ms Aisling Ryan.

Pictured: Conor Mason, Chloe Corbett, Ailish Ní Mhuiríasa, Róisín Ní Nualláin, Siún Ní Cheallaigh, Muireann Tobin, Leah De Barra, Kenneth Reidy, Sean O'Cheallaigh, Aine Upton, Alanna Slater, Amy Ryan
Pictured: Conor Mason, Chloe Corbett, Ailish Ní Mhuiríasa, Róisín Ní Nualláin,
Siún Ní Cheallaigh, Muireann Tobin, Leah De Barra, Kenneth Reidy, Sean O’Cheallaigh,
Aine Upton, Alanna Slater, Amy Ryan

Home School Community Liaison : SafeTALK Training

May 21, 2015

Desmond College HSCL Parent Group HSE

Would you like to learn
how to talk to someone around suicide?
Why not do Safetalk training?

What is safeTALK?

safeTALK is a half day training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their communities. Following a safeTALK workshop you will be more willing and able to perform an important helping role for persons with thoughts of suicide.

Contact Meadhbh (086) 0442320 to book, or for further info. Training date to be confirmed, spaces are limited, book early to avoid disappointment!! (Course provision is subject to interest)

Transition Year Students enjoy a party with the Brothers of Charity

May 20, 2015

As part of the Transition Year localised project each of the TY students carried out some work experience in the Brothers of Charity. They gained great experience and made life long friendships as a result of their work.
Desmond College Traditional Music Group draiocht entertain at the brothers of charity party; May 2015

Desmond College Transition Year Students Enjoy a Party with the Brothers of Charity May 2015: Dermot Ahern and John McCoy

Desmond College TY Students have a party in May 2015 with the Newcastle West Brothers of Charity: Dermot Ahern and Mr. K O'Rahilly

May 2015: Transition Year Students from Desmond College have a party at the Brothers of Charity, NewcastleWest. Pictured: Patrick Foley and Conor Reidy

The Desmond College TY students with some of the members of the Brothers of Charity: May 2015