Wellbeing

Christmas Examinations 2017

November 17, 2017


Christmas Exams 2017: 1st year


Christmas Exams 2017: 2nd year


Christmas Exams 2017: 3rd year


Christmas Exams 2017: 5th year


Christmas Exams 2017: 6th year


Christmas Exams 2017: Transition year

Poetry recitations by Irish poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice

November 16, 2017

Desmond College Gaelcholáiste students along with Transition Year and some 5th years went to the library for a storytelling & poetry recitations by Irish poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice with Ms Marie Hennessy.


10th November 2017: Poetry recitations by Irish poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice for Desmond College Students
Desmond College Gaelcholáiste students, Transition Year and some 5th Year students who attended storytelling & poetry recitations by Irish poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice with Ms Marie Hennessy.

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.

Desmond College Students in SciFest 2017 Finals

October 23, 2017

SciFest has had another very successful year to date in 2017. The number of students participating reached 10,000, an increase of 25% on the previous year. In all, some 298 schools and over 600 teachers were actively involved in SciFest at local and/or regional level. Since the project launched nationwide in 2008 some 50,000 students have taken part.

As in previous years SciFest@College fairs took place in 16 regional venues with almost 4000 students participating. These fairs took place between March and June in 14 Institutes of Technology, DCU and St Mary’s College, Derry.

Desmond College will be represented by 5th year students Thomas Curtin & Dylan Moloney with their “Height Adjustable Crutch”. The students represent Limerick Institute of Technology where the won the “Boston Scientific – Best Medical Devices” award and the “Abbott Runner-up Best Project Award” last April.

Desmond College will be represented by 5th year students Thomas Curtin & Dylan Moloney with their “Height Adjustable Crutch”. The students represent Limerick Institute of Technology where the won the “Boston Scientific – Best Medical Devices” award and the “Abbott Runner-up Best Project Award” last April.

Oct 2017: Desmond College Students through to the 2017 SciFest finals
Thomas Curtin and Dylan Moloney through to the 2017 SciFest finals.

Primary School Taster Days in Desmond College

October 18, 2017


Oct 2017: Primary School Students enjoying a taster day at Desmond College Secondary School October 2017: Desmond College hosts Primary School Students at a taster day


October 2017: Desmond College hosts Primary School Students at a taster day Oct 2017: Primary School Students enjoying a taster day at Desmond College Secondary School


Oct 2017: Primary School Students enjoying a taster day at Desmond College Secondary School Oct 2017: Primary School students enjoying a taste of Post Primary School at Desmond College


Oct 2017: Primary School students enjoying a taste of Post Primary School at Desmond College Oct 2017: Primary School students enjoying a taste of Post Primary School at Desmond College


Oct 2017: Taster Day lets prospective students from primary school experience life at Desmond College Oct 2017: Taster Day lets prospective students from primary school experience life at Desmond College


Oct 2017: Taster Day lets prospective students from primary school experience life at Desmond College Oct 2017: Taster Day lets prospective students from primary school experience life at Desmond College

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

September 13, 2017

September 2017: Brothers of Charity and Desmond College start a new year

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

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.

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.

August 15, 2017

August 2017

Wednesday, 16th:
Leaving Certificate Results
 
Monday, 28th:
1st Year Induction (9.30am – 12.00)
Monday, 28th:
Staff Meeting in Afternoon (1.00pm – 3.35pm)
 
Tuesday, 29th:
1st Years & 6th Years
 
Wednesday, 30th:
1st Years, 3rd Years & 6th Years
 
Thursday, 31st:
1st Years, 3rd Years, 5th Years & 6th Years
Thursday, 31st:
iPad Deployment
 
 

September 2017

Friday, 1st:
All Classes Return (1st, 2nd, 3rd, TY, 5th and 6th years)
 
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Transition Year Graduation 2017

June 13, 2017


May 2017: Rhea Crowley and Michéal Murphy receiving their Community Spirit Awards at the TY Graduation
Rhea Crowley and Michéal Murphy receiving their
Community Spirit Awards at the TY Graduation.


May 2017: Thomas Curtin and Dylan Moloney receiving their awards for Innovation at the TY Graduation
Thomas Curtin and Dylan Moloney receiving their awards
for Innovation at the TY Graduation.


May 2017: Jason Ryan receiving his award for his outstanding volunteer work in the Brothers of Charity
Jason Ryan receiving his award for his
outstanding volunteer work in the Brothers of Charity.


May 2017: Emmett Wrenn and Liam Callinan receiving awards fro Peer Mentoring
Emmett Wrenn and Liam Callinan receiving awards for Peer Mentoring.


May 2017: Ben McCormick receiving the Class Tutor award from Ms Kerrie Collins
Ben McCormick receiving the Class Tutor award from Ms Kerrie Collins.


Student of the Year Alice Duffy receiving her award from Principal Ms Vourneen Gavin Barry and TY Co-ordinator Ms Kerrie Collins
Student of the Year Alice Duffy receiving her award from
Principal Ms Vourneen Gavin Barry and TY Co-ordinator Ms Kerrie Collins.

Summer Exams 2017

May 29, 2017

 

1st Year


2017: Desmond College Post Primary School Summer Exams 1st Year

 

2nd Year


2017: Desmond College Post Primary School Summer Exams 2nd Year

 

5th Year


2017: Desmond College Post Primary School Summer Exams 5th Year

 

Desmond College and Brothers of Charity Celebration

May 15, 2017

Desmond college TY class hosted their friends from the Brothers of Charity in their annual celebration at the start of May.

The group had great fun creating pieces of art together and listening to the Desmond College students perform some traditional Irish music.

There was great craic when the dancing and singing started and there was even a brush-dance competition.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and look forward to our continued friendship.

May 2017: Desmond College post primary school TY Students with their friends from the Brothers of Charity
Desmond College Transition Year students with members of the Brothers of Charity.


May 2017: Desmond College Transition Year Post Primary School Students with their Friend from the Brothers of Charity
Thomas Curtin, Dylan Moloney and Jason Ryan with WJ from the Brothers of Charity.

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.

“Go Green”–Non Uniform Day to celebrate St Patrick’s Day

March 27, 2017

March 2017: 2nd Year Desmond College Winner of the "Go Green - Non-Uniform Day" to celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Billy Cunningham 2nd Year student winner of the “Go Green” Non-Uniform Day to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Mr Kelly also made an effort!


March 2017: 1st Year Desmond College Winner of the "Go Green - Non-Uniform Day" to celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Brianna Callanan 1st Year winner of the “Go Green” Non-Uniform Day to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Retirement Party for Carmel Harnett and Bernie Flynn

March 6, 2017

Wishing our two fabulous ladies a very happy and healthy retirement.

Bernie joined the staff in Desmond College back in 2002 while Carmel first joined the team in Desmond College back in 2007 after spending a number of years in Dubai.

Desmond College and its community would like to thank the ladies for their years of commitment and dedication to working with the young people in Desmond College and wish them every success as they begin a new chapter in their lives.


Feb 2017: Carmel Harnett being presented with some Waterford Crystal from Vourneen Gavin Barry at her Retirement Party in the Devon Inn
Carmel Harnett being presented with some Waterford Crystal from Vourneen Gavin Barry at her Retirement Party in the Devon Inn.


Feb 2017: Bernie Flynn being presented with some Waterford Crystal from Principal Vourneen Gavin Barry at her Retirement Party in the Devon Inn
Bernie Flynn being presented with some Waterford Crystal from Principal Vourneen Gavin Barry at her Retirement Party in the Devon Inn.


Deputy Principal Liz Cregan presented Carmel Harnett with a staff photo
Deputy Principal Liz Cregan presented Carmel Harnett with a staff photo.


Feb 2017: Deputy Principal Liz Cregan presented Bernie Flynn with a staff photo
Deputy Principal Liz Cregan presented Bernie Flynn with a staff photo.


Feb 2017: Bernie Flynn and Carmel Harnett pictured recently at their Retirement Party in the Devon Inn
Bernie Flynn and Carmel Harnett pictured recently at their Retirement Party in the Devon Inn.


Feb 2017: Carol Liston and Donal Enright pictured with Carmel Harnett at her Retiremnt Party which took place in the Devon Inn
Carol Liston and Donal Enright pictured with Carmel Harnett at her Retiremnt Party which took place in the Devon Inn.


Feb 2017: Donal Enright presenting Bernie Flynn with a Bouquet of flowers at her recent Retirement Party
Donal Enright presenting Bernie Flynn with a Bouquet of flowers at her recent Retirement Party.


Feb 2017: Donal Enright presenting Carmel Harnett with a Bouquet of flowers at her recent Retirement Party
Donal Enright presenting Carmel Harnett with a Bouquet of flowers at her recent Retirement Party.


Feb 2017: Anne Flanagan and Margaret O Connor pictured at the recent retirement party for Desmond College’s Carmel Harnett and Bernie Flynn
Anne Flanagan and Margaret O Connor pictured at the recent retirement party for Desmond College’s Carmel Harnett and Bernie Flynn.

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 2017 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