Last Tuesday night the TYs gathered for the last time to take part in their TY Graduation. A number of students gave short talks on various activities and events they took part in throughout the year. Mona Mc Sharry received an award of €100 for clocking up the highest number of hours volunteering in the local community. Áine Mc Sharry and Aoife Cassidy both received awards of €100 each for the best blogs or online portfolios in the year. Miss Bríd Campbell presented a number of students with ce
Last week our Leaving Cert students attended their Graduation Mass in the Mercy Hall. There was a wonderful turnout of parents, guardians, family members and staff for the evening. Mass was said by Fr. Mc Hugh of Grange and Fr. Hanlon, Ballyshannon. There were speeches by Head Girl Lauren Moore, Head Boy Francis Barron, Mr. Keogh and Year Head Mr. Mc Phelim, who received a standing ovation for the support he has provided over the years. After the speeches all the students went outside for a spec
First year Business class 1.2 have been working on their Enterprise projects over the last couple of weeks. They worked in groups to come up with a new coffee shop based in the local area. They had to consider location, unique selling points, methods of promotion, target market and sustainable development amongst other factors. They did a lot of research in putting their projects together. On Friday last they brought their projects down to Slevin’s and pitched their ideas in their groups
TY students finished their Build-A-Bank project on a high today hosting a get-together for students who opened accounts with them during the year. Six students were randomly drawn out and were invited to pick a mystery box. Each box contained a different prize ranging from a box of sweets to hampers to the value of €40 and a signed Donegal jersey kindly sponsored by Ballyshannon Shoe Company. Thanks to the TY students who did a great job with their “Hogwarts Bank” this year and Darra
Last Thursday we held our annual awards ceremony, considered the highlight of the year by many as the school honours the hard work and commitment of all our students, both in and out of the classroom. This year’s special guest was historian and educationalist Dr. Pauric Travers, who began proceedings reminiscing on his school days in Ballyshannon acting as a go-between during visits to the convent for the boys in the tech, and looking to the future, commenting that many of the jobs our stu
The First and Second Year Boys Basketball teams played in the Alll Ireland semi finals of the School’s League in Tallaght. The First Year Boys came up against a very good team from the Patrician Academy, Mallow. They competed hard for the entire match but were beaten by a much better team. The Second Year boys lost out by one point to Presentation, Milltown, who went on to win the final. It was a great experience for both teams who finish the year as North West Regional League Winners. Con
On Thursday the 11th of May 22 TYs left the school at 6 pm to complete their Gáisce award. The students walked 10 km that evening with Ms. McKinley and Ms. McSharry. On return to the centre took part in some jiving. Friday morning was an early start with students being called at 7.30 a.m. for their their 16km walk to Glenties, led by Steven Carty. The start of the walk was difficult as it was all uphill into the mountains, followed by two hours through bog. They arrived into Glenties around 2.45
Over 70 TY students and 8 teachers spent the bank holiday weekend in Barcelona. Their journey began at midnight on Saturday night for a 6.15am flight, but there was no sign of exhaustion once they landed on Sunday morning. On Sunday they enjoyed a tour of the city, including the the Ciutadella, the Olympic Park, and La Sagrada Familia followed by the aquarium before they finally headed to their hotel in Salou for the night. On Monday they took in Camp Nou, lunch on the Ramblas and a cable car tr
Congratulations to our First and Second Year Boys Hurling team who performed excellently at the All County Secondary School Hurling Blitz on Tuesday. The lads put in some great performances and won the B County title after defeating St Eunan’s, Letterkenny by a point in the final. Well done boys.
A total of 15 athletes made the long journey up to the Antrim Forum on Friday 5th May to compete in the District E Track & Field Championships. Our senior boys got the day off to a great start with Jack Britton and Conor Mc Gloin picking up First & Second place respectively in the Senior Boys 5k. Next up was Eugene Doherty, who stormed through the junior boys 100m heats to secure his place in the final later in the day. He then went on to pick up First Place in what was a very tight fina
23 students travelled to Lifford on Friday 28th April to compete in the Donegal Post Primary School Track & Field Championships. Eugene Doherty started the day off with a bronze medal in the Second Year Boys 100m race, Emer O Brien picked up a bronze in the 1st girls 800m, Mona Mc Sharry continued the trend with another bronze in the senior 100m and Roisin Maguire completed the medal haul with a bronze in the senior girls shot putt. A great effort from all involved.
Fifth Year Business and Accounting students attended the Bond Trader Challenge in Letterkenny last week. Students learned about a number of different economic concepts such as law of supply and demand and relationships between interest rates and inflation and the importance of them when buying and selling shares through a fun interactive game. Students were given real market scenarios and had to make decisions on how to manage their own bond portfolios. It was a very enjoyable and relevant expe