Academic

Coronavirus / Covid-19

March 14, 2020

As a school, we have been preparing students for this closure for a number of weeks now. All students have received advice from their teachers on learning from home.

As a school who use iPads and have embraced technology, we are well prepared to continue with learning and teaching under these unusual circumstances.

Students and Teachers are using Google classroom, school email and Zoom. Students are advised to continue with their studies and to keep in daily contact with their teachers.

At present, we have been told, that the Leaving Certificate Oral Exams are to be rescheduled.

The school will do all it can to ensure that disruption to students will be minimal once schools re-open. Further information will be posted on our website/Facebook/Twitter.

We will continue to stay in touch with parents via text messages.

Ms. Vourneen Gavin Barry
Principal

iPad Deployment for First Years

September 13, 2019

On September 6th, the first years in Desmond College received their iPads – Thanks very much to CompuB and Zuludesk.








Regeneron Computers for the Community

September 4, 2019

Vourneen Gavin Barry (Principal) and Liz Cregan (Deputy) along with student Emma Brennan, are delighted to receive two PCs from Regeneron as part of Regeneron Computers for the Community.
#community
#digitalliteracy

English Classes for Adults

September 3, 2019

An initiative from our HSCL department.
#english #literacy #communication

Free IPAD Training for Our Parents

August 29, 2019

Rayse the Game Programme

March 28, 2019

Desmond College was delighted to invite Ray Langan, study skills coach and motivational speaker where he covered key topics relevant to young people including:

  • goal setting,
  • attitude,
  • self-motivation,
  • independent decision making,
  • organisation skills,
  • scheduling, study skills,
  • note-taking,
  • memory techniques,
  • gamification of school work,
  • well-being
  • and stress management.

Amy O Shea and Alice Duffy enjoying the ‘Rayse the Game’ study skills programme
Amy O’Shea and Alice Duffy enjoying the ‘Rayse the Game’ study skills programme

Dylan Lenihan Neville and Gavin Massey enjoying the 'Rayse the Game' study skills programme
Dylan Lenihan Neville and Gavin Massey enjoying the ‘Rayse the Game’ study skills programme

Desmond College enjoying the 'Rayse the Game' study skills programme
Desmond College enjoying the ‘Rayse the Game’ study skills programme

2nd and 3rd Year students enjoying the 'Rayse the Game' study skills programme
2nd and 3rd Year students enjoying the ‘Rayse the Game’ study skills programme

Pre-Junior Cert Timetable 2019

January 21, 2019

Desmond College Pre-Junior Cert Timetable 2019

Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement

February 28, 2018

Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations took place on Monday 26th February 2018.

Presentations were made by Year Head, Ms. Caroline O’Grady, and Principal, Ms. Vourneen Gavin Barry.

The students certificate reports on their achievements in the state exams, classroom based assessments and other areas of learning.

This profile of achievement is a formal recognition of the vast range of learning and skills acquired outside the classroom on extracurricular activities and on engagement with co-curricular learning.

26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations 26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations

26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations

26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations

26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations

26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations

26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations

26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations

26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations

26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations

26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations

26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations

26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations

26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations

26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations

26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations

26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations

26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations

26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations

26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations26th February 2018: Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Presentations


JCPA


JCPA


JCPA

Earth and Space Workshop

December 21, 2017

On Tuesday 12th December 2017, our 1st 2nd and TY students were involved in an Earth and Space workshop which consisted of hands-on, interactive activities which explored Space and how it affects our life here on Earth.

The Solar System, motion of planets and moons, Stars, Rockets, Human Space Exploration, day and night and seasons was all explored with the students which really sparked an interest in all things cosmic for them.


December 2017: Earth and Space Workshop
Lauren Ambrose participating in the Earth and Space Workshop.


December 2017: Earth and Space Workshop
Kellie Griffin and Nikita Lysaght participating in the Earth and Space Workshop.


December 2017: Earth and Space Workshop
Some 2nd Year students participating in the Earth and Space Workshop.

Primary Science Fair

December 5, 2017

Desmond College are currently working with the Courtenay Boys school along with a number of other Primary Schools in West Limerick to put together a project for the Primary Science Fair taking place in January 2018.


Desmond College students working with primary school students to put together a project for the Primary Science Fair in January 2018
Students from the Courtenay Boys School performing experiments in Desmond College in preparation for the Primary Science Fair.


Desmond College students working with primary school students to put together a project for the Primary Science Fair in January 2018
Students from the Courtenay Boys School performing experiments in Desmond College in preparation for the Primary Science Fair.

First Year Students making models of the Milky Way

December 4, 2017


First Year Students working on their models of the solar system
First Year Students working on their models of the solar system.


Martin Campbell, Emma O Shea, Ryan Moloney and Alzbeta Barisova making their Milky Way models
Martin Campbell, Emma O Shea, Ryan Moloney and Alzbeta Barisova making their Milky Way models.


Eoin Naughton-Powell, Nathan Shanahan, Gavin Ryder and Adam Leen with their model of the Milky Way.
Eoin Naughton-Powell, Nathan Shanahan, Gavin Ryder and Adam Leen with their model of the Milky Way.

A Selection of the Beautiful Cupcakes
designed by our 2nd Year Home Economics Students

September 27, 2017

Sept 2017: A selection of the cupcakes designed by the 2nd year home economics class in desmond college     Sept 2017: A selection of the cupcakes designed by the 2nd year home economics class in desmond college


Sept 2017: A selection of the cupcakes designed by the 2nd year home economics class in desmond college     Sept 2017: A selection of the cupcakes designed by the 2nd year home economics class in desmond college

Sept 2017: A selection of the cupcakes designed by the 2nd year home economics class in desmond college
2nd Year Students enjoying Halloween Cupcake designing with Victoria Krechun.

Limerick’s Science Tradition is Celebrated at BT Launch
(Limerick Leader)

September 14, 2017

Sept 2017: Photo from Limerick Leader
THE 2018 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition was officially launched in Limerick this Monday, as the deadline for entrants approaches.

The BTYSTE launch was held in Limerick this year following a significant increase in entrants from the city and county last year.

“Limerick has always had a proud history of entering the exhibition, but last year the entries rose by 25 percent,” said Shay Walsh, managing director of BT Ireland.

“There’s a proud tradition of participation from schools like Castletroy College, Crescent College Comprehensive, Desmond College, to name but three, and the success of the two past winners from Limerick, Donald McDonnell and Patrick Collison,” he said. read more >>

A sample of the beautiful furniture and pieces designed and crafted by our Woodwork students

June 12, 2017



























Cupcake Decoration

May 26, 2017

Well done to Rang Fintan who took part in a cupcake decorating class with Victoria from “Bake You Sweet”. They created some fabulous cupcakes!!!


May 2017: Rang Fintan decorated cupcakes as part of the demonstration with Victoria from BakeYouSweet May 2017: Rang Fintan decorated cupcakes as part of the demonstration with Victoria from BakeYouSweet


May 2017: Rang Fintan decorated cupcakes as part of the demonstration with Victoria from BakeYouSweet May 2017: Rang Fintan decorated cupcakes as part of the demonstration with Victoria from BakeYouSweet


May 2017: Desmond College's Rang Fintan decorated cupcakes as part of the demonstration with Victoria from BakeYouSweet May 2017: Desmond College's Rang Fintan decorated cupcakes as part of the demonstration with Victoria from BakeYouSweet


May 2017: Desmond College's Rang Fintan decorated cupcakes as part of the demonstration with Victoria from BakeYouSweet May 2017: Desmond College's Rang Fintan decorated cupcakes as part of the demonstration with Victoria from BakeYouSweet