Parent Evenings: The school hosted two very successful parent evenings this week, for parents of students in 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th year. A large crowd attended both evenings and these offer a chance for parents to discuss the progress of their children with their respective teachers. The school would like to thank all of the parents who attended over the course of the two evenings.
TY outings: The Transition Year students went to LYIT last week to see what courses are on offer at the Institute for students. They took part in a number of taster courses, which allowed them to see what different courses involved. This is a great learning experience for the students and will help them in their decisions on college courses in years to come.
On Thursday, the TY classes were treated to a cinema trip, as part of their course. They were taken to Century Cinemas in Letterkenny, where they watched the latest Liam Neeson blockbuster ‘Taken 3’.
Senior Boys’ Soccer: Congratulations to the school’s senior soccer team, who have qualified for the final of the Ulster Cup competition. The team have travelled the length and breadth of the province in their quest to be Ulster champions, and on Wednesday afternoon, in Ballyshannon, they defeated St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny. A hat-trick from Declan Sharkey was enough to give the lads a 3-1 win and they will now face Carndonagh CS in the final. Date and venue to be decided.
Drama: The Leaving Cert Applied class continued their drama workshops this week, where they got to work with Karen Murphy, who is teaching the class about various aspects of Drama and stage performance. This is a great opportunity for the students to develop their confidence in public speaking and acting.
Read DL: The school has begun the ‘Read DL’ initiative with all first year students in the school. This will see the students reading the popular novel ‘Ordinary’ by RJ Palacio, which tells the touching tale of a young boy who was born with a facial disfigurement. The initiative will encourage students to get involved in reading and give them the opportunity to take part in various competitions in relation to reading and writing.
50th Anniversary: The school is currently organising its 50th anniversary celebrations for all past students and members of staff. A number of events are to be organised as part of this celebration and we would encourage all interested parties to keep an eye on the website and local papers, as well as checking out the 50th celebrations page on Facebook.
Fifa Competition: The school’s ‘Fifa competition’ has begun and with over 120 entrants, it will be interesting to see who will be the ‘Fifa King’ in the school. Games will take place at lunch-time in room seven, over the course of the next few weeks.
Show Racism the Red Card: A number of students in the school are currently involved in the competition for ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ and will be entering the national competition. The students will be submitting essays, poems and posters, in order to compete for the top prize at secondary school level.
New School Building: Work has begun on the new school building, with contractors moving onto the site this week. This is the dawn of a new era for the school and everyone is looking forward to its completion.
Website: For all the latest news on school events, please go to our interactive website www.deelecollege.ie where you will find the latest news on everything that is happening in Deele College.