Congratulations to all the members of the school bank, ‘Who Wants to be a Deelionaire?’ who were placed in the top ten at the recent Build-a-Bank competition in Sligo. Over the past number of weeks, the bank team have been encouraging members of staff and students to save money by lodging it in the school bank. Their hard work was recognised on Monday by the judges from AIB.
Enrolment for next year’s first years took place on Tuesday, with a large turnout from parents. The incoming first years undertook their entrance tests on Thursday in the school and the school looks forward to welcoming the new students in September.
The first year students had a reward trip to Arena Seven on Tuesday. The reward was based on the attendance leagues, which have been running over the past number of weeks. A new league has started now and there will be another reward at Easter.
Celebrating Shrove Tuesday (Mairt na hInide), Pancake Day at the Deele College Breakfast Club:
Well done to everyone who participated in the Junk Kouture, a lot of work went into the costumes, these were worked on by a team of students and modelled for the competition. Best wishes for the rest of the competition and a big thank you to everyone who voted via facebook to help our students get selected.
Congratulations to Coldagh Barry, a 6th year student in the school, who completed the Arranmore to Malin Head challenge on horseback at the weekend. She undertook the challenge to raise money for Down Syndrome Ireland. Clodagh has been selected to represent Ireland later this year.
The Leaving Cert Applied students in both 5th and 6th year will visit Solas this week for a presentation on what courses they have on offer. They will also visit the boardroom and hear from current participants about their experiences of the courses on offer.
Our TY students are once again involved in the Junk Kouture competition and the school would urge everyone, including students and parents to get voting for Deele’s students. You can vote for our students by logging onto Facebook and searching Junk Kouture. Voting will cease on Friday the 7th of March.
LCA Students visited the SOLAS (previously Fás) Training Centre in Letterkenny, on Wednesday the 26th of March. The visit began with a Presentation in the Board Room given by SOLAS Senior Recruitment Officer, Chris Magee. Chris gave information on Standard Based Apprenticeship, Craft Occupation, Traineships, ecollege Internet Programmes and Weekly Training Allowances.
Congratulations to Coldagh Barry, a 6th year student in the school, who completed the Arranmore to Malin Head challenge on horseback at the weekend. She undertook the challenge to raise money for Down Syndrome Ireland. Clodagh has been selected to represent Ireland later this year. We wish her the very best of luck in representing her country.
Ingredients for Chicken and Bacon Pie for Wed. 26th February, 2014
(To fit 8” X 8” casserole dish)
4 chicken fillets
6 slices streaky bacon
1 pkt button mushrooms
2 cloves garlic
1 tub double cream
1 glass white wine
½ pint of chicken stock
Dill – teaspoon
1 bay leaf
*Class will be in ROOM 25 – off the Sportshall
Brian McNamee, a second year student in Deele College in Raphoe has been selected to represent Ulster in the All-Ireland Schools’ Cross Country in Cork.
Normally known for his boxing prowess, the Convoy youngster showed great ability in the athletics field with an impressive sixth place finish in the recent Ulster School’s Cross Country in Belfast. With 120 participants in the event, Brian showed his class with a strong run, leading the field for quite a distance.
The mock examinations continued for our Junior and Leaving Certificate students in the school gymnasium. The final exams were held on Thursday and students will have a well earned break next as the school will be closed for mid term break.
Sixty of our students and ten teachers will depart the school on Thursday for the annual school tour. Their destination this year is Rome, where they will visit historic sites, such as The Vatican and Pompeii.
Our LCVP students were out of school this week, completing their work experience for their LCVP programme. This allows students to get an idea of what careers they may wish to follow when they leave school.