Principal’s Welcome

August 29, 2018

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

LIMERICK LEADER:
“Junior Cert: West Limerick teens receive
hard-earned grades after first state exam”

September 18, 2018

JUNIOR Cert results day is a “milestone” that deserves to be marked, says principal of Newcastle West’s Desmond College, Vourneen Gavin Barry.

The principal was speaking after 68 beaming students opened up their envelopes in the west Limerick school this Wednesday morning (12th September) shortly after 10am.

12th Sept 2018: Desmond College and Gaelcholaiste students celebrate their Junior Certificate Results

“It’s been a wonderful morning,” said Ms Gavin Barry. “They came in with their parents, so the families got to meet the teachers and celebrate the occasion together.” The principal said that although it is “a low-stakes exam”, for the pupils, it’s the most important thing in their lives when they’re doing it.

“We had a bit of a celebration at the school because it’s important to mark it. It is a milestone in their lives and their education.”

“The students went home with their families after getting the results and we have them back in school tomorrow. We had nanas and granddads and parents in, and they all go home together afterwards. That encourages responsible behaviour in their celebrations as well – it should be a family occasion,” said Ms Gavin Barry.

And the school had plenty to celebrate.

“We had lovely results. Lots of As, and we had a couple of students with all As. We noticed that the English results were particularly strong, with lots of distinctions and merit. We have a very happy English department. Maths was also very positive. We are very happy,” said the Newcastle West principal.

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Desmond College and The Brothers of Charity
Start Another Year of New Friendships

September 14, 2018

Each year Desmond College, Newcastle West Transition Year class are invited to form new and exciting friendships with the service users in the Brothers of Charity Newcastle West.

The Transition Years are welcomed on the first week of term and are toured around the facility. They then have the unique opportunity of having a day to experience the day-to-day life of the service users needs. They are taught how to help and respond to all the people they meet under the direction of Mike Sheahan and his colleagues.

Sept 2018: Desmond College Transition Year Students and Brothers of Charity service users

The friendship between the school and Brothers of Charity has proven to have a positive effect on all involved.

The Transition Years will have the opportunity to complete work experience and organise different events for their new friends.

The service users of the Brothers of Charity reap the rewards by having new and young faces around the centre, showing assistance in their activities. Desmond College Transition Years also invite their friends in the Brothers of Charity to celebratory events in the school. Friendships are formed and last for years.

Mark Enright

September 4, 2018

As a new academic year begins and we reflect on what was a fantastic summer of sport for Limerick, we at Desmond College would especially like to congratulate past pupil and jockey, Mark Enright, on his recent achievements on the horse racing circuit.

August 1st 2018 brought one of his greatest successes to date when he guided trainer Gordon Elliot’s “Clarcam” to victory in the summer’s most prestigious steeplechase – The Galway Plate.

Huge Congratulations Mark from all at Desmond College!

Desmond College Past Pupil : Mark Enright, successful jockey

Mamma Mia!

August 31, 2018

Mamma Mia: Desmond College School Musical 2018-2019

An exciting start to the 2018 new academic year with rehearsals and planning underway for our School Musical “Mamma Mia”!!!!!

Our first year students have already met the production team and have started learning choreography and lyrics to one of the hit songs! The core cast has been selected and students are working on their lines, lyrics and characters.

We are thrilled to have Choreographer Kate Upton from “Over the Rainbow School of Dance” working with us again. The musical will be produced on the 07-09 November ’18.

A must see… This promises to be… Super Trouper!!!!!!

HSCL Short Courses Available: Enrolling now for 2018

August 30, 2018

HSCL

Home School Community Liaison

Short Courses Available: Enrolling now for 2018

Free of Charge to all parents!

Courses Available:
– Learn to Use an IPad
– Hair & Beauty
– Parenting Skills
– Learn English
– Health, Fitness & Wellbeing

Please text your name, your child’s name and class group, course you would like to join & your preference of morning / afternoon / evening to Bernadine on (086) 0442320.

Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results 2018

August 29, 2018

August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results

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August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results

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August 2018: Desmond College Leaving Certificate Results