Wellbeing

R.S.A.

February 23, 2017

Feb 2017: Eileen Cunningham from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) with Transition Year Students
Eileen Cunningham from the Road Safety Authority with Transition Year Students Ben McCormick, Amy O Shea and Hannah McMahon.

Anois Programme

February 13, 2017

Anois is a leadership training programme run in conjunction with second level schools for students in transition/fifth year.

It has been running in the diocese for over 20 years. It is a residential programme run in St. Patrick’s College in Thurles.

The Anois programme offers young people the chance to develop their leadership skills as well as giving them the opportunity to build up their confidence and self esteem and make lasting friendships.

Desmond College had a number of students who benefited from the programme this year: Alice Duffy, Roz Barrett, Thomas Curtin, Hannah McMahon, Michéal Murphy and Aoife Corbett.

2017: Desmond College Students who participated and completed the Anois Programme
Aoife Corbett, Michéal Murphy, Roz Barrett, Alice Duffy and Hannah McMahon all completed the Anois Programme. (Missing from the photo is Thomas Curtin).

Christmas Spirit in Desmond College

January 11, 2017

Dec 2016: Second Year Students in Desmond College who participated in Secret Santa
Students in Second Year who participated in Secret Santa.


December 2016: Ms Sandra Quaid with her tutor group who participated in Secret Santa
Ms Sandra Quaid with her tutor group who participated in Secret Santa.


Dec 2016: Students from Desmond College Post Primary School delighted with their Secret Santa Presents.
Amy O Sullivan, Nikita Quaid, Shauna O Sullivan, Shane Copse and Alisha O Brien delighted with their Secret Santa presents.


December 2016: Desmond College Post Primary School Staff got into the festive spirit
Desmond College Post Primary School Staff got into the festive spirit.

RSA LifeSaver Course

December 2, 2016

Nov 2016: Sergeant Tony Miniter, co-ordinator of the RSA Lifesaver Course, picturerd with two Desmond College Post Primary School students
Calvin Wolohan and Ben McCormick pictured with
Sergeant Tony Miniter, co-ordinator of the RSA Lifesaver Course.

Barrie Bennett Instructional Leadership Programme

October 19, 2016

Congratulations to Margaret O Mahony, Bernadine Enright and Liz Cregan who just graduated from the Barrie Bennett Instructional Leadership Programme.

Oct 2016: Desmond College Post Primary School staff, Margaret O'Mahoney, Bernadine Enright and Liz Cregan graduated from The Barrie Bennett Instructional Leadership Programme

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

September 14, 2016

Desmond College, Newcastlewest Transition Year class follow in the steps of their predecessors and form new and exciting friendships with the service users in the Brothers of Charity Newcastlewest.

The Transition Years are welcomed into the Charity to be immersed in the daily lives of the service users. 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.


Sept 2016: Desmond College Transition Year Students pictured with Kitty McEnery, Tina Binchy, Margaret Browne, Con Collins, Mary Kirby and service users from the Brothers of Charity
Desmond College Transition Year Students pictured with Kitty McEnery, Tina Binchy, Margaret Browne, Con Collins, Mary Kirby and service users from the Brothers of Charity.

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.

Mental Health Awareness Talk

June 5, 2016

Here are the 5th year students listening to a talk about mental health. Caolan (UL student welfare officer) and Claire talking to them about their personal journey having been faced with mental health issues.

25th May 2016: Desmond College 5th year students listening to a talk about mental health from  Caolan (UL student welfare officer) and Claire.

Health Behaviours and Health Indicators in Older Adolescents

June 3, 2016

TY/5th/6th year students that took part in a research project at the University of Limerick titled “Health Behaviours and Health Indicators in Older Adolescents”.


May 2016: Desmond College students involved in the UL health in Adolescence studyMay 2016: Desmond College students involved in the UL health in Adolescence study


May 2016: Desmond College students involved in the UL health in Adolescence studyMay 2016: Desmond College students involved in the UL health in Adolescence study


May 2016: Desmond College students involved in the UL's research project titled "Health Behaviours and Health Indicators in Older Adolescents"May 2016: Desmond College students involved in the UL's research project titled "Health Behaviours and Health Indicators in Older Adolescents"


May 2016: Desmond College students involved in the UL's research project titled "Health Behaviours and Health Indicators in Older Adolescents"May 2016: Desmond College students involved in the UL's research project titled "Health Behaviours and Health Indicators in Older Adolescents"


May 2016: Desmond College students involved in the UL's research project titled "Health Behaviours and Health Indicators in Older Adolescents"

End of Year Celebration at the Brothers of Charity

May 19, 2016

May 2016: Transition year students from Desmond College pictures with some people from the brothers of charity at the end of year celebration

Transition year students from Desmond College pictures with some people from the brothers of charity at the end of year celebration.

May 2016: Transition year students from Desmond College pictures with some people from the brothers of charity at the end of year celebration


May 2016: Transition year students from Desmond College pictures with some people from the brothers of charity at the end of year celebration


May 2016: Transition year students from Desmond College pictures with some people from the brothers of charity at the end of year celebration


May 2016: Transition year students from Desmond College pictures with some people from the brothers of charity at the end of year celebration

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


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 2016


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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Active Schools Week 2016: FRIDAY

May 3, 2016

Teacher v Student Volleyball Match

Final Score: Teachers 5 : 3 Students

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Raising the Flag at the 1916 Commemoration Ceremony

March 25, 2016

2016 March: Declan Kennedy and Cromac Browne picture after raising the flag at the 1916 commemoration ceremony in Desmond College

Declan Kennedy and Cormac Browne picture after raising the flag
at the 1916 commemoration ceremony in Desmond College.

March 2016: Pupils gathering to watch the raising of the flag at the 1916 commemoration ceremony in Desmond College

Pupils gathering to watch the raising of the flag at
the 1916 commemoration ceremony in Desmond College.

March 2016: Students and staff that performed at the 1916 commemoration ceremony in Desmond College pictured with school principal Ms. Gavin-Barry

Students and staff that performed at the 1916 commemoration ceremony
in Desmond College pictured with school principal Ms. Gavin-Barry.

March 2016: Johnny Hunt treated us to some fantastic bagpipe playing during the 1916 commemoration in Desmond College

Johnny Hunt treated us to some fantastic bagpipe
playing during the 1916 commemoration in Desmond College.

Collecting The Flag at the 1916 Commemoration Service

March 11, 2016

March 2016: Flag Collection Ceremony at the 1916 Commemoration Service in Croke Park March 2016: the 1916 Flag Collection Ceremony in Croke Park for Post Primary Schools March 2016: Desmond College at the 1916 Flag Collection Ceremony in Croke Park March 2016: the 1916 Flag Collection Ceremony in Croke Park for Post Primary Schools March 2016: Desmond College attended the Flag Collecting Ceremony in Croke Park and Met Ryan Tubridy
March 2016: Flag Collection Ceremony at the 1916 Commemoration Service in Croke Park March 2016: Desmond College Students Collecting the Flag at the 1916 Commemoration Service in Croke Park


March 2016: Mr Kelly and Ms Hennessy with students Latina Massey, Laoise Curtin and Darragh Collins collecting The Flag at the 1916 Commemoration Service in Croke Park

Mr Kelly and Ms Hennessy with students Latina Massey, Laoise Curtin and Darragh Collins collecting The Flag at the 1916 Commemoration Service in Croke Park.

Wheelchair Basketball Workshop in Desmond College

February 8, 2016

Feb 2016: Wheelchair Basketball Workshop given by the Irish Wheelchair Association for Desmond College Transition Year Students
Amy Ni Rian, Sophie Bridgeman, Mary O Connor and Amy Ryan pictured during a Wheelchair Basketball Workshop given to TY students by the Irish Wheelchair Basketball Association.

Feb 2016: Wheelchair Basketball Workshop given by the Irish Wheelchair Association for Desmond College Transition Year Students
Caoimhe Danagher and Muireann Tobin pictured during a Wheelchair Basketball workshop given to TY students by the Irish Wheelchair Basketball Association.

Feb 2016: Wheelchair Basketball Workshop given by the Irish Wheelchair Association for Desmond College Transition Year Students
Michael Hogan, Tomas McCarthy, Ronan St. John, Ryan White, John Byrnes, Shane Normoyle and Micheal Collins pictured during a wheelchair basketball workshop in Desmond College recently.