Literacy and Numeracy

Desmond College Maths Week 2018

November 21, 2018

Maths week ran in Desmond College from 12th – 16th Nov.

The Maths Department organised a range of activities for the students throughout the week to highlight the importance of maths in everyday life.


Nov 2018: Foustas Stankevicius and Sean Flaherty measuring as part of maths week
Foustas Stankevicius and Sean Flaherty measuring as part of maths week.

Nov 2018: students in Ms Fahey’s class working with Tangrams as part of Maths Week.
students in Ms Fahey’s class working with Tangrams as part of Maths Week.

Nov 2018: students in Ms Fahey’s class working with Tangrams as part of Maths Week.
students in Ms Fahey’s class working with Tangrams as part of Maths Week.

New Library Update

October 30, 2018

Desmond College Library was reopened on Monday with the first year Scary Story Competition. Each first-year English class were tasked with creating a spooky tale to start the Halloween spirit in Desmond College.

Students read their stories in the library and all stories were of a very high standard. The following students were chosen as winners:

Rhys O’Connor
Eamon Conlon
Sarah Horan
Jasmin Salamah
Jane Fitzgibbon
Robyn Hartigan
Dylan O’Connor
Michael Mason

Since September, the LCA 2 students, along with Ms Nash and Ms O’Brien have been restructuring, reorganising and redecorating Desmond College Library.

Monday was a reopening to kick off the Reading Challenge “Drop Everything and Read” initiative, which all first-year students will partake in over the coming weeks.

Our school library will continue to be updated throughout the year. We will keep you posted!


October 2018: Desmond College New Library Update

Leaving Cert Students attend “An Triail” at the Belltable

October 5, 2018

Our Leaving Cert. students attended a thought-provoking production of An Triail at the Belltable, Limerick. Bhain gach duine sult agus taitneamh as.

Oct 2018: Leaving Certificate students attend An Triail in the Belltable Limerick


Oct 2018: Leaving Certificate students attend An Triail in the Belltable Limerick

National DEAR Day 2018

May 1, 2018

The staff and students of Desmond College took part in the National Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Day on Friday the 27th April 2018.

This nationwide event promotes the joy of reading for pleasure. The staff and students had the opportunity to take a break from their busy work and study schedules.

It was a lovely relaxing and enjoyable event!


27th April 2018: National Drop Everything and Read Day (DEAR 2018)


27th April 2018: National Drop Everything and Read Day (DEAR 2018)


27th April 2018: National Drop Everything and Read Day (DEAR 2018)


27th April 2018: National Drop Everything and Read Day (DEAR 2018)


27th April 2018: National Drop Everything and Read Day (DEAR 2018) 27th April 2018: National Drop Everything and Read Day (DEAR 2018)


27th April 2018: National Drop Everything and Read Day (DEAR 2018)

Annual JCSP Word Millionaire Reading Challenge

March 28, 2018

All second year students took part in our annual JCSP Word Millionaire Reading Challenge.

The challenge was to read 1-million words.

The winning group – Rang Hannah and 2G, read 3,995,629 words!!

They celebrated their victory with a trip to Superbites for lunch!

Well done to all involved!


March 2018: 2nd years Rang Hannah winners of the JCSP Millionaire Word Challenge go to Superbites to celebrate their victory!


March 2018: 2nd years participate in JCSP Millionaire Word Challenge


March 2018: 2nd years participate in JCSP Millionaire Word Challenge

Literacy Week First Year Spelling Bee

March 12, 2018


March 2018: Desmond College First Year winner in the Spelling Bee with Principal Ms. Vourneen Gavin Barry


March 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy WeekMarch 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy Week


March 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy WeekMarch 2018: Desmond College First Year winner in the Spelling Bee with Principal Ms. Vourneen Gavin Barry


March 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy Week


March 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy WeekMarch 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy Week


March 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy WeekMarch 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy Week


March 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy WeekMarch 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy Week


March 2018: Desmond College First Year winner in the Spelling Bee with Principal Ms. Vourneen Gavin BarryMarch 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy Week


March 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy WeekMarch 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy Week


March 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy WeekMarch 2018: Desmond College First Year winners in the Spelling Bee with Principal Ms. Vourneen Gavin Barry


March 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy WeekMarch 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy Week


March 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy Week


March 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy WeekMarch 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy Week


March 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy WeekMarch 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy Week


March 2018: Desmond College First Years participate in the Spelling Bee as part of Literacy Week

Digital Literacy Piccollage

March 12, 2018

Second Year Winners of the Digital Literacy Piccollage with their teachers, Ms. Walsh and Mr. O’Leary during Literacy Week!


Well done Leah, Aaron and Ciara!
2018 March: Desmond College second year student winners of Digital Literacy Piccollage  for Literacy Week

Literacy Week
26th February – 2nd March 2018

February 24, 2018

Book
 

Spelling Bee Competition for 1st years.
Event organised and supported by TY buddies.
Class competition on Wednesday, with final on Friday in the Library
Lots of prizes!
 

Bee
 

Pic Collage Competition for 2nd years.
Brief: Any topic using keywords, which show understanding of topic and can be used as a study aid.
Best from each class to be emailed to Ms Gavin by Wednesday.
Winner will be announced on Friday.
 

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Word Millionaire Competition
will continue this week during period 6.
Class scores are displayed on the Library window!
 

foggy country scene

‘Post a Postcard’
will take place during the week.
Be sure to wrap up warm!

Literacy Week

April 26, 2017


March 2017: Winners of Literacy Week competitions in Desmond College Post Primary School
Collage Winners as part of Digital Literacy for Literacy Week Dylan O Shea, Sean Barrett, Anna De Silva, Muireann Dooley, Chloe Ahern, Shane Baguio, Joanne Lai, Jennifer Cordoso and Marcelina Krzywdainska.


March 2017: Winners of Literacy Week competitions in Desmond College Post Primary School
Spelling Bee Finalists for Literacy Week Ciaran McKenna, Aaron Moinbhiol, Adam Grimes, Deirdre McMahon, Sarah Barrett and Aoife Lee. Winner of the Challenge was Aoife Lee.


March 2017: Winners of Literacy Week competitions in Desmond College Post Primary School
Word of the Day Challenge Winners Aaron Moinbhiol, Ciaran McKenna, Jamie Fahy, Declan Kennedy, Adam Grimes, Sarah Barrett, Andy Mukosha and Dylan O’Shea.

A Sample of Second Year Pic Collages from Literacy Week

April 26, 2017

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

27th March 2017: Second Year Students from Desmond College sample of collages from Literacy Week

Celebration of Numeracy in Spanish Class

February 22, 2017


Feb 2017: Desmond College Students taking part in Numeracy activities as part of numeracy week
Gary Farnan and Michael Barrett taking part in
Numeracy activities as part of Numeracy Week.


Feb 2017: Desmond College student working through the Spanish Numeracy Challenges
Pawel Kaminski working through the Spanish Numeracy Challenges.


Feb 2017: Desmond College students taking part in numeracy week in Spanish class
Ava McDonagh, Holly Kelly and Connor Collins
celebrating Numeracy Week in Spanish Class.

Numeracy Week in Desmond College

January 26, 2017

Raising Awareness of the Importance of Numeracy at School and Beyond

January 2017: The Student Council launched the beginning of the Numeracy Week in Desmond College Post Primary School
Ciara Brouder, Emma Herbert, Leah Barry, Caoimhe Danaher, Michéal Collins, Cian Mason and Cormac Browne members of The Student Council launched the beginning of Numeracy Week in Desmond College.

 

Jan 2017: Desmond College Students using the trundle wheel to-measure-the-area-of-the-school
Cian Mason, Cormac Browne and Michéal using the Trundle Wheel to measure the area of the School.


January 2017: Latina Massey, Chloe Walsh, Erkina Dbe Bakoubayia and William Lane  measuring as part of Numeracy Week.
Latina Massey, Chloe Walsh, Erkina Dbe Bakoubayia and William Lane measuring as part of Numeracy Week.


January 2017: Leon Anderson Mathemagician putting on a show for some of the Desmond College
Leon Anderson Mathemagician putting on a show for some of the Desmond College.


January 2017: Even the teachers  Mr Enright and Mr Murphy got involved in Numeracy Week!
January 2017: Even the teachers Mr Enright and Mr Murphy got involved in Numeracy Week!


January 2017: Luke O Sullivan, Sarah Barrett, Nikita  Lysaght, and Deirdre McMahon with Mathemagician Leon Anderson during Numeracy Week at Desmond College
January 2017: Luke O Sullivan, Sarah Barrett, Nikita Lysaght, and Deirdre McMahon with Mathemagician Leon Anderson during Numeracy Week at Desmond College.


Jan 2017: Michéal Collins, Sean Walton, Kealon O Connor and Dylan O'Connell with Mathemagician Leon Anderson during Numeracy Week at Desmond College Post Primary School NewcastleWest
Michéal Collins, Sean Walton, Kealon O Connor and Dylan O Connell with Mathemagician Leon Anderson during Numeracy Week at Desmond College.


January 2017: Winners of the Numeracy Table Quiz as part of Numeracy Week in Desmond College. Eve Shepherd, Jamie Fahy, Conor Mulqueen, Kellie Griffin, Aoife Lee, Ciara Ryan, Mary McCarthy and Luke O Sullivan
January 2017: Winners of the Numeracy Table Quiz as part of Numeracy Week in Desmond College. Eve Shepherd, Jamie Fahy, Conor Mulqueen, Kellie Griffin, Aoife Lee, Ciara Ryan, Mary McCarthy and Luke O’Sullivan.

Maths Week in Desmond College 2016

November 10, 2016

The students in Desmond College took part in a wide range of mathematical activities in celebration of Maths Week. Maths week in Desmond College aims to promotes awareness, appreciation and understanding of maths through a huge variety of events and activities.

Nov 2016: Desmond College Post Primary School Students Participating in the Desmond College Maths week.
Andy O Doherty, Daniel O Sullivan, Marcelina Krzywdainska and Joanne Lai.

Nov 2016: Maths Poster designed for Maths Week by First Year Student in Desmond College Post Primary School
A maths poster designed by Kacper Kazmierczak in First Year as part of Maths Week.

Nov 2016: Desmond College Post Primary School First Year Student receiving his prize for his Maths Week Poster.
Kacper Kazmierczak receiving his prize from teacher Ms Murphy for winning the First Year Maths Poster Competition.

Promoting Numeracy with Number Millionaire

September 16, 2016

Second year students got the opportunity to take part in Number Millionaire, an initiative run by Ms Sandra Quaid and the numeracy team in Desmond College.

Students played the game that is based on the ever popular television programme.

It allowed students to showcase their numeracy skills in a fun and comfortable atmosphere.

Over the coming school year students will get more opportunities to partake in further activities that will be run by the numeracy team.


September 2016: Second Year Students play Millionaire to help practice their numeracy skills
Dan O Sullivan, Amy O’Sullivan, Declan Kennedy, Blanc De Jesus, Ana Da Silva.


September 2016: Desmond College Second Year Students play Millionaire to help practice their numeracy skills
Shauna O Sullivan, Alisha O’Brien, Julia Borrego, Willie Quilligan, Joanne Lai.

Numeracy Quiz Winners

February 18, 2016


Jan 2016: Numeracy Week in Desmond College
James Shepherd, Brandon Nash. Gavin Massey and Brian Hartigan winners of the second year Numeracy quiz as part of Numeracy Week in Desmond College