Important Information for Parents
re School Reports

October 21, 2017

School reports are now available to all parents to view online through our school website. You will be able to read the latest school report, along with past reports on your child.

All parents will receive a login username and password, by text to your phone. If you have not received these details by the 26th October 2017 please contact Reception.

To view your child’s school report please follow these steps:

  • On school website go to “Parents”.
     
  • Click on “Communication”.
     
  • Then click on “VSWare”.
     
  • Click on the VSWare link on the page, and put in your login and password details (texted to your phone).
     
  • Timetable appears – go to “Term Reports” and the report will appear.
     
  • If you wish to print, go to the following:
    • Actions
    • Print
    • Save
    • Open
    • Enable Editing
    • Print

     

 

 

 

Principal’s Welcome

August 29, 2017

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

Girls Basketball Blitz Thursday 16th November

November 21, 2017

Desmond College hosted a First and Second Year girls Basketball Blitz as part of the ‘Limerick Schools Basketball League’ on Thursday 16th November 2017.

An exciting day in Desmond College, with all games being very close and the teams were equally matched in ability and performance.

All teams showed great heart and determination and excellent sportsmanship. Desmond College results were as follows:

1st Year Desmond College VS Pallaskenry 16-01
1st Year Desmond VS Askeaton 08-13
2nd Year Desmond VS Askeaton 8-10
2nd Year Desmond VS Pallaskenry 11-12

Catherine Creed & Aisling Ryan (team coaches)


Nov 2017: Desmond College First Year Basketball Team
Desmond College First Year Basketball Team


Nov 2017: Desmond College Second Year Basketball Team
Desmond College Second Year Basketball Team

Desmond College Raise much need funds for Sudan

November 20, 2017

Desmond College held a non-uniform day to raise much needs funds for Sudan.

Bridget Philips, a past pupil of Desmond College, will travel to Sudan and volunteer as a nurse. The money raised will go towards getting vaccines for children.


Nov 2017: Desmond College Students pictured with Bridget Philips (past pupil) who will travel to Sudan and Volunteer as a nurse
Mairéad Ryan, Yvonne Leahy and Victoria Brouder pictured with Bridget Philips (past pupil) who will travel to Sudan and Volunteer as a nurse.

Primary Science Fair

November 20, 2017

Desmond College Science Department are currently working with a number of Primary Schools in West Limerick providing assistance and guidance in putting together a Science Fair Project.

Below are pictures of the sixth class students in Shanagolden National School who are comparing the Vitamin C of food before and after cooking.


Nov 2017: The Sixth Class students in Shanagolden National School along with Ms Culhane and Ms Corkery Desmond College Teachers
The Sixth Class students in Shanagolden National School along with Ms Culhane and Ms Corkery Desmond College


Nov 2017: Some of the students in Shanagolden National School discussing their science fair investigation in Desmond College Post Primary School
Some of the students in Shanagolden National School discussing their science fair investigation

Amazing Success for Desmond College at the National SciFest Finals

November 20, 2017

Dylan Moloney & Thomas Curtin, two 5th year students in Desmond College with their invention “Height Adjustable Crutch” won The Berlin Long Night of Science Award Trophy and an all-expenses-paid trip for the winning student(s) and their teacher to attend the Long Night of Science in Berlin in June 2018.

Supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The student’s project is an innovative crutch that can be adjusted using a gas powered cylinder to enable the user get into and out of a seating position more easily, thus reducing the potential of further injury.

The two Desmond College, students from Newcastle West invented this product when Dylan injuring his leg in a soccer match. They enhanced their product by including additional features such as a cup holder, the device comes with a useful instruction manual translated into five other European languages.

The students also received an award from Boston Scientist for their invention, they had previously won both the Boston Scientific and Abbot awards at the regional Sciefest finals held in LIT last May, organised by LIT, Scifest and Marie Walsh.

At the finals held in Dublin, Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton said:

“We live in a rapidly changing world and our education system must respond by equipping our young people with the skills and knowledge to thrive in such an environment.

That is why I have placed such an emphasis on the teaching and learning of STEM in my role as Minister, as part of my overall ambition to make Ireland’s education and training service the best in Europe within a decade.

Indeed, I will shortly launch a comprehensive STEM plan which will outline how my Department proposes to ignite a passion for the STEM subjects in all students.

The STEM subjects are crucial for equipping our young people with creativity, adaptability, problem-solving and critical thinking– skills which are so important for their future.

SciFest is an excellent initiative that supports and enhances what we are trying to do at a government level and I am very impressed by the standard of projects displayed here today and the amount of work that students and of course, teachers and parents have put in to each and every one.”

Nov 2017: Desmond College students at the SciFest national Awards
Thomas Curtin and Dylan Moloney at the SciFest National Finals


Minister Bruton & Desmond College Students: Nov 2017: Desmond College students at the SciFest national Awards
Dyan Moloney Sheila Porter (CEO SciFest), Thomas Curtin, Richard Bruton (Minister for Education and Science) and George Porter (SciFest)


Nov 2017: Desmond College students at the SciFest national Awards
Thomas Curtin and Dylan Moloney with Dr Jennifer Cleary presenting the Night of Science Award


Nov 2017: Desmond College students at the SciFest national Awards
Thomas Curtin and Dylan Moloney receiving their Award from Richie O Sullivan

U15 boys Soccer Minor Trophey Cup

November 19, 2017

Desmond College v Buttevant

Desmond College played their 1st game of the season. They had an impressive win over Buttevant. Final score was 7 -1.

Scorers on the day were:
1 Dylan O Shea
2 Jamie Fahy
3 Ryan Moloney
4 Darren Bridgeman
5 Michael Connors
6 Christopher O Brien
7 Shane Copse

Well done Boys!

Next game will be against the winners of Cobh or Ashton.

Desmond College tops Limerick with
7 projects involving 12 students being accepted into the
BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2018

November 19, 2017

An unusually high number of the 2018 Exhibition entries investigate burning social issues such as homelessness, transgender rights and mental health.

Of 2,031 submissions, 550 projects representing every county across the island were chosen as finalists.

Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton said,

“I have set the ambition to make Ireland’s education and training service the best in Europe within a decade.

Key to achieving this ambition is ensuring that our young people develop analytical skills, critical thinking and creativity.

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition continues to make an invaluable contribution to developing these aptitudes in thousands of students across the country each year.”

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will take place from January 10 to January 13, 2018 at the RDS in Dublin.

Shay Walsh, MD BT Ireland said,

“BT Ireland is proud to once again be organising the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition and to announce the 2018 participants.

As a technology company we feel that it is vital to foster an interest in STEM right across the country to ensure our cities and towns have the talent required to move forward as a society.

This is something we are proud to do with our involvement each year with the BTYSTE”.

Desmond College has the highest number of projects accepted of Limerick schools.


Mr Donal Enright, and Desmond College students in the BT Young Scientist Competition
Mr Donal Enright, Jack Corkery, Evan Condon, Ronana Mullane, Fiona Kelly, Emily Garrett, Orla Mullane, Hazel Corbett Lauren McMahon, Kayla McMahon, Sarah Leahy, Ms Aoife Culhane and Ms Marie Corkery
(Absent from photo Bryan Mortell and David O’Brien)