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

Desmond College New Building

February 14, 2018

February 2018: New Woodwork Room and Classrooms for Desmond College by Moloney Contractors

The new building works are going to plan and on schedule in Desmond College. A new Woodwork Room, new classrooms and a new ASD Unit are due to be completed in time for the school year 2018/2019.

The principal, Vourneen Gavin Barry, said that both staff and students are really looking forward to the completion date when these new state of the art buildings will be used for lessons.

The large extension being build by Moloney Contractors has had little impact on the day to day life of the school this year she said,

“We couldn’t be happier with the way the project has been coordinated by Limerick and Clare ETB and the contractors, while we are watching it grow with each passing day it has not impacted on school life at all.”

February 2018: New Woodwork Room and Classrooms for Desmond College by Moloney Contractors

Healthy Eating Week

February 2, 2018


Jan 2018: Desmond College Second Year students preparing fruit kebabs as Part of Healthy Eating Week
Desmond College Second Year students preparing fruit kebabs as Part of Healthy Eating Week.

Jigsaw Talk

February 2, 2018


Jan 2018: Desmond College Leaving Cert students attending a Jigsaw Talk as part of Wellbeing.
Desmond College Leaving Cert students attending a Jigsaw Talk as part of Wellbeing.

Desmond College Ladies Basketball Team

February 2, 2018


Jan 2018: Desmond College Ladies Basketball Team
Desmond College Ladies Basketball Team

Healthy Eating Week 2018

January 29, 2018

Healthy Eating Week took place in Desmond College from Jan 22nd -26th 2018.

A range of activities took place including healthy eating presentations during wellbeing class, Mary Ryan a guest speaker presented a Healthy Eating talk to a number of students. A healthy eating fact of the day was announced daily to all students.

Fruit cups and smoothies were on sale throughout the week.

The students were also given the opportunity to take part in a Master Chef Healthy Eating Cook Off Competition.


Jan 2018: Winner of the Desmond College 2nd year Healthy Eating Cook Off
Well done to Aaron Moinbhiol and Leah Culloty who won the 2nd year healthy eating cook off which was part of healthy eating week.
Aaron made a chicken and mixed vegetable soup and Leah made a Thai green curry with brown rice.


Jan 2018: Transition Year students, winners of the Transition Year Master Chef Healthy Eating Cook Off.
Congratulations to Transition Year students Sarah Leahy and Genevive Collins who were the winners of the Transition Year Master Chef Healthy Eating Cook Off. The girls are pictured with their teachers Ms Guiry and Ms Boohan along with their Principal Ms Vourneen Gavin Barry.


Jan 2018: Guest Speaker Mary Ryan giving a Healthy Eating talk to the First and Second Year students.
Guest Speaker, Mary Ryan, giving a Healthy Eating talk to the First and Second Year students during Healthy Eating Week.


Jan 2018: Guest Speaker Mary Ryan giving a healthy eating presentation during Healthy Eating Week
Guest Speaker, Mary Ryan, pictured with Ms Sinead Broderick and Ms Elaine O’Leary, giving a healthy eating presentation during Healthy Eating Week.

TY Activities to date

January 29, 2018
Date Activity Group
06/09/2017 Brothers of Charity visit All
Different dates Brothers of charity work placement All at different times
18/09/2017 Achill All
25/09/2017 Primary school blitz All
28/09/2017 Space programme All
02/10/2017 Music generation workshop All
03/10/2017 St.Ita’s project All
Every Tuesday afternoon St.Ita’s 3/4 students
05/10/2017 ISA Rose Campaign All
09/10/2017 Garda work experience 3 Students
09/10/2017 Denis sexton talk All
11/10/2017 Ethiopia Workshop(Donal) All
12/10/2017 Open night Selected
16/10/2017 Narrative four workshop Selected
19/10/2017 Ballyhoura walk with 1st years All
23/10/2017 Anois interviews Selected
25/10/2017 G.A.A coaching course All
Selected Dates Gym for P.E. All
13/11/2017 Alan Devine public speaking workshop All
14/11/2017 Life saver project All
17/11/2017 Enterprise in Desmond College Selected
17/11/2017 Candy canes & bun sale Selected
20/11/2017 U.C.C. guest speaker All
21/11/2017 Science workshop All
21/11/2017 Alan Devine public speaking follow up All
22/11/2017 Griffith college talk All
23/11/2017 Adrian O’Brien talk All
30/11/2017 Liam Lawton Concert Selected
13/12/2017 Shannon hotel management guest speaker All
13/12/2017 Tablet draw for Ty’s All
14/12/2017 Butlers trip All
15/12/2017 School mass Selected
09/01/2018 Leave for young scientist Selected
15/01/2017 Anois Selected
10/01, 17/01,
24/01, 31/01 ,07/01
(2018)
Judo All