TY students and the Brothers of Charity celebrations.
Shining a light on Darkness:
Thousands take part in dawn Limerick walk for Pieta House
“Yellow-tshirt clad fundraisers gathered at Thomond Park in the city, the Desmond College in Newcastle West and Kilmallock and Murroe for the the emotional walk, which symbolises the darkness of depression into the light of day.
Up to 10,000 people were expected to take part in the city, with around 4,000 more potentially in Newcastle West” …read more on LimerickLeader.ie
Event organised and supported by TY buddies.
Class competition on Wednesday, with final on Friday in the Library
Lots of prizes!
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.
will continue this week during period 6.
Class scores are displayed on the Library window!
will take place during the week.
Be sure to wrap up warm!
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.
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.
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.
Guest Speaker, Mary Ryan, giving a Healthy Eating talk to the First and Second Year students 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.
|06/09/2017||Brothers of Charity visit||All|
|Different dates||Brothers of charity work placement||All at different times|
|25/09/2017||Primary school blitz||All|
|02/10/2017||Music generation workshop||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|
|16/10/2017||Narrative four workshop||Selected|
|19/10/2017||Ballyhoura walk with 1st years||All|
|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||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|
|09/01/2018||Leave for young scientist||Selected|
24/01, 31/01 ,07/01
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.
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.
Bryan Mortell sharing stories as part of the Narrative 4 story exchange programme.
Breda Magner sharing stories as part of the Narrative 4 story exchange programme.
Sophie Leenders sharing stories as part of the Narrative 4 story exchange programme.
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.
Erkina Dbe Bakoubayia sharing stories as part of the Narrative 4 story exchange programme.
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.
Denis and Noleen Sexton giving a talk to the Transition Year Students about the work being done by the Irish Society for Autism.
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
Students involved in the friends for life programme – Eimear Quirke, Aaron Enright, Katelyn O’Sullivan, AJ Dee, Lydia Murphy and Clodagh Flatley