Wellbeing

Desmond College TY Students participate in the
“Narrative 4 Inter Generational Story Exchange” with members
of the NCW Active Retirement Group, at the Desmond Complex.

December 11, 2017

On Monday morning the 4th of December 2017 the Desmond College Transition Years took part in an Inter Generational Story Exchange. The project is funded by the Irish American Fund though Narrative 4. Its purpose is to promote connection and empathy between the generations.

Desmond College students were paired with members of the NCW active retirement group at the Desmond Complex.

A warm, thought provoking and humorous morning saw stories told and friendships formed between a group of people with more in common than they thought.

The session was facilitated expertly by Sheila Quealey of Narrative 4 and was an experience that will not be forgotten by both young and old.


Dec 2017: Desmond College TY students taking part in the Narrative 4 Story Exchange program with the NCW active retirement group
Bryan Mortell sharing stories as part of the Narrative 4 story exchange programme.


Dec 2017: Desmond College TY students taking part in the Narrative 4 Story Exchange program with the NCW active retirement group
Breda Magner sharing stories as part of the Narrative 4 story exchange programme.


Dec 2017: Desmond College TY students taking part in the Narrative 4 Story Exchange program with the NCW active retirement group
Sophie Leenders sharing stories as part of the Narrative 4 story exchange programme.


Dec 2017: Desmond College TY students taking part in the Narrative 4 Story Exchange program with the NCW active retirement group
Members of the TY students in Desmond College taking part in the Narrative 4 Story Exchange program with members of the NCW active retirement group at the Desmond Complex.


Dec 2017: Desmond College TY students taking part in the Narrative 4 Story Exchange program with the NCW active retirement group
Erkina Dbe Bakoubayia sharing stories as part of the Narrative 4 story exchange programme.

Irish Society for Autism

December 8, 2017

The Irish Society for Autism was created in 1963, and has long campaigned for the cause of Autism in Ireland and Worldwide. The society are the longest established specialist service for people with Autism in Ireland. The Society was formed with the goal of creating awareness about Autism, and convincing the authorities that early diagnosis and specialised education would greatly enhance the quality of life for people with Autism.

Since 1963, the Irish Society for Autism has been providing information for thousands of people, parents, families, educators, students and health care workers. We have helped to establish residential services for adults with Autism in Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Meath, Westmeath and Wexford.


Dec 2017: Denis and Noleen Sexton giving a talk to the Transition Year Students about the work being done by the Irish Society for Autism
Denis and Noleen Sexton giving a talk to the Transition Year Students about the work being done by the Irish Society for Autism.

Friends For Life Programme

November 28, 2017

This week as part of the “Friends for Life Programme” students from First and Second Year created a pic collage that included positive tips and ways to change negative thinking around exam time to a more positive one.

These posters have been placed around the school and there is also a display on the library windows in the main reception area for all students to see.

Please have a read in preparation for your Christmas exams.

Remember let’s change those red thoughts (unhelpful thoughts) to green thoughts (helpful thoughts) and let’s do our very best to prepare for our Christmas exams. Thanks to all the students involved who put time and effort into this positive poster display that will benefit all students in Desmond College in preparation for exams.

Ms Creed and Ms Barry

A Pic Collage created by the students involved in the Friends for Life Programme
A Pic Collage created by the students involved in the Friends for Life Programme


Students involved in the friends for life programme
Students involved in the friends for life programme – Eimear Quirke, Aaron Enright, Katelyn O’Sullivan, AJ Dee, Lydia Murphy and Clodagh Flatley

First Year and Transition Year Hike in the Ballyhouras

November 7, 2017


Oct 2017: The First Years and Transition Years go on a hiking trip in the Ballyhouras
The 1st Year and TY students who went on a hiking trip to the Ballyhouras.


Oct 2017: The First Years and Transition Years go on a hiking trip in the Ballyhouras
Some of the TY students on their hiking trip to the Ballyhouras.


Oct 2017: The First Years and Transition Years go on a hiking trip in the Ballyhouras
Some of the 1st Year students on their hiking trip to the Ballyhouras.


Oct 2017: The First Years and Transition Years go on a hiking trip in the Ballyhouras
Some of the 1st Year students on their hiking trip to the Ballyhouras.


Oct 2017: The First Years and Transition Years go on a hiking trip in the Ballyhouras
Mr Colm Lowe, Ms Anne Hannon, Ms Joanne Guiry, Ms Elaine O Leary, Ms Edel Boohan, Ms Nuala O Callaghan and Ms Mary O Doherty who went on a hiking trip to the Ballyhouras with the 1st Year and TY students.


Oct 2017: The First Years and Transition Years go on a hiking trip in the Ballyhouras
Some of the 1st Year students and Transition Year students’’ on their hiking trip to the Ballyhouras.


Oct 2017: The First Years and Transition Years go on a hiking trip in the Ballyhouras
Some of the 1st Year students on their hiking trip to the Ballyhouras.


Oct 2017: The First Years and Transition Years go on a hiking trip in the Ballyhouras
Some of the TY students on their hiking trip to the Ballyhouras.

Friendship Week in Desmond College

October 28, 2017

23rd to 27th October 2017


23rd - 27th Oct 2017: Friendship week in Desmond College
3rd Year student activities during friendship week with Ms A Ryan.


23rd - 27th Oct 2017: Friendship week in Desmond College
Friendship week Poster designed by Ms O Connor and Audrey Cussen.


23rd - 27th Oct 2017: Friendship week in Desmond College
Some student work from Friendship week.


23rd - 27th Oct 2017: Friendship week in Desmond College
Sarah Barrett making a friendship bracelet in Home Ec class during friendship week.


23rd - 27th Oct 2017: Friendship week in Desmond College
First Year/TY Corridors : Friendship Week Moments.


23rd - 27th Oct 2017: Friendship week in Desmond College
Alan Wallace displaying what he produced as part of friendship week under the guidance of Ms O’Connor.


23rd - 27th Oct 2017: Friendship week in Desmond College
Alan Wallace also created this pic collage under the guidance of Ms Creed.


23rd - 27th Oct 2017: Friendship week in Desmond College
Sarah Cashin’s Friendship pic collage winner in Home Ec class with Ms Guiry.


23rd - 27th Oct 2017: Friendship week in Desmond College
Friendship week activities with Ms D Ryan.


23rd - 27th Oct 2017: Friendship week in Desmond College
Anastacja Subova, Jodie Duffy, Lauren McDonagh created Poetry placemats and piccollages together as part of Friendship week.


23rd - 27th Oct 2017: Friendship week in Desmond College
2nd Year science group work activities for friendship week.


23rd - 27th Oct 2017: Friendship week in Desmond College
Kellie Griffin, Ciara O’Connor, Nikita Morrissey and Gary Farnan
displaying their science poster.

National Wellbeing Day

April 27, 2017

Desmond College are very proud to be the involved in the LCETB Wellbeing Initiative. As part of National Wellbeing Day a number of activities were provided to both staff and students in an effort to promote mindfulness. Students and staff participated in 10 at 10 where they had 10 minutes to meditate. Yoga was also provided for both staff and students along with lunchtime meditation.

April 2017: Students in Desmond College Secondary School Limerick, enjoying Yoga as part of National Wellbeing Day
Students enjoying Yoga as part of National Wellbeing Day.

Free School Meals For Every Student In Desmond College

February 25, 2017

Desmond College is delighted to introduce the School Meals Programme.

This new initiative which has been available to students since Friday, 10th February allows Desmond College to provide breakfast and lunch provision to all students free of charge.

Desmond College is the only school in the locality to be able to offer such an amazing service to students. So what’s on the menu??

Breakfast:   Scrambled Eggs or Beans on Toast, Plain Toast, Cereal, Tea, Juice, Water and Fruit. (All for free)
 
Break:   Small filled roll or a Scone, Yoghurt or Crackers and Cheese, Fruit and Water (yes, all for free)

Lunch:   If the students would like a bigger lunch or a hot food option (Large Filled Roll / Lasagne / Shepherd’s Pie or Curry, with Fruit and Water) then this is available for just €2 extra.

This Initiative aims to provide regular, nutritious food to all of our students.

Research has shown that inadequate nutrition impacts negatively on children’s ability to learn and benefit from education. Proper nutrition can improve children’s ability to concentrate and reach their potential.

Breakfast

The Buddy System

September 12, 2016

In Transition year, the Buddy system has been running with great success for a number of years. The TYs ‘buddy up’ with the incoming first years and help to ensure a smooth transition from Primary school to Secondary School.

Each of the TYs act as a mentor for their select group of 1st years throughout the year.

They are there to help, support and advise them as they begin their journey through Post primary education.


September 2016: Desmond College TY Student with her two new First Year Buddies
TY student Hannah McMahon is the perfect ‘buddy’
for new first years Ciara Ryan and Emma Brennan.


September 2016: Desmond college First Year Students meet their TY Buddy
TY student Alice Duffy teams up with some
of our new First Years to help them adapt to their new school.

Active Schools Week 2016: FRIDAY

May 3, 2016

Winners


22nd April 2016: Congratulations to Laoise Curtin, winner of a pass to Zumba Classes, as part of Desmond College Active Schools Week 2016

Congratulations to Laoise Curtin, winner of a pass to Zumba Classes,
as part of Desmond College Active Schools Week 2016.


22nd April 2016: Congratulations to Cormac Long, Desmond College winner of Free Gym Membership in Killeline Leisure Centre, as part of Active Schools Week 2016

Congratulations to Cormac Long, Desmond College winner of Free Gym Membership in Killeline Leisure Centre, as part of Active Schools Week 2016

2nd Year Zumba Classes and Team Challenges

22nd April: Second Year Zumba and Team Challenges ActiveFriday at Desmond College Active Schools Week 2016


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22nd April: Second Year Zumba and Team Challenges ActiveFriday at Desmond College Active Schools Week 2016


22nd April: Second Year Zumba and Team Challenges ActiveFriday at Desmond College Active Schools Week 201622nd April: Second Year Zumba and Team Challenges ActiveFriday at Desmond College Active Schools Week 201622nd April: Second Year Zumba and Team Challenges ActiveFriday at Desmond College Active Schools Week 201622nd April: Second Year Zumba and Team Challenges ActiveFriday at Desmond College Active Schools Week 201622nd April: Second Year Zumba and Team Challenges ActiveFriday at Desmond College Active Schools Week 201622nd April: Second Year Zumba and Team Challenges ActiveFriday at Desmond College Active Schools Week 201622nd April: Second Year Zumba and Team Challenges ActiveFriday at Desmond College Active Schools Week 2016


22nd April: Second Year Zumba and Team Challenges ActiveFriday at Desmond College Active Schools Week 201622nd April: Second Year Zumba and Team Challenges ActiveFriday at Desmond College Active Schools Week 201622nd April: Second Year Zumba and Team Challenges ActiveFriday at Desmond College Active Schools Week 201622nd April: Second Year Zumba and Team Challenges ActiveFriday at Desmond College Active Schools Week 201622nd April: Second Year Zumba and Team Challenges ActiveFriday at Desmond College Active Schools Week 201622nd April: Second Year Zumba and Team Challenges ActiveFriday at Desmond College Active Schools Week 2016

Jersey Day


22nd April 2016: Jersey Day at Desmond College as part of Active Schools Week 201622nd April 2016: Jersey Day at Desmond College as part of Active Schools Week 2016


22nd April 2016: Jersey Day at Desmond College as part of Active Schools Week 201622nd April 2016: Jersey Day at Desmond College as part of Active Schools Week 2016


22nd April 2016: Jersey Day at Desmond College as part of Active Schools Week 2016

Tug of War


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22nd April 2016: Active Schools Week 2016 Desmond College: Tug Of War22nd April 2016: Active Schools Week 2016 Desmond College: Tug Of War

Active Schools Week 2016: FRIDAY

May 3, 2016

Teacher v Student Volleyball Match

Final Score: Teachers 5 : 3 Students

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