Easter 1916: Students and teachers from the school accompanied school principal, Mr Joe Boyle on Monday last, as they went to Dublin to meet the President, as part the Thomas Meagher Flag Day in Croke Park. Photos from the event can be seen on the school website.
On Tuesday next, the school will hold a ‘Proclamation Day’ in the school, celebrating the reading of the proclamation 100 years ago. Students will perform through songs, poetry and speeches as we reflect on the values of the proclamation and the values we wish to see in the next 100 years.
Junk Kouture: Congratulations to all of the students from the school who took part in the ‘Junk Kouture’ Regional Finals last Friday, representing the school with distinction. In what was an amazingly successful day for the school, three entries were selected to go forward to the grand final in the 3 Arena in Dublin in April. The other three teams are still waiting on the wildcard selection. A full report on the event can be viewed on the school website, www.deelecollege.ie.
Seachtain na Gaelige: Next week is the annual Seachtain na Gaelige, which will see the school host a ceili afternoon for the school community. TY students will be teaching first years how to dance in the traditional way and after lunch, everyone will take part in the event.
Donegal Investment Group:The Transition Year students took part in ‘mock interviews’ this week as part of their programme with the Donegal Investment Group. The company have given their time freely in order to help TY students with their CV skills and interview skills. The students were given the task of applying for a job with the group and had to put together a CV and cover letter and sit through a full interview, with the company’s workers providing feedback on their performance. This type of activity is invaluable to our students and we would like to thank the Donegal Investment Group for their help.
Ballyhaise Agricultural College: A number of students from the school attended an Open Day in Ballyhaise Agricultural College in Cavan where they were given a presentation on the employment opportunities in the agricultural sector. They were shown how the dairy sector and the meat sector works and were given tips on subject choice for certain courses at the college and other institutions.
Engineering Week: The TY students attended a Careers Day in the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny, where they were given information on careers in the Engineering sector. With such a wide variety of courses on offer in this discipline, it gave students the opportunity to speak to engineers who work in the various fields of engineering. This gave students a great opportunity to find out what subjects they need for the Leaving Cert before they pick them in the coming weeks.