Month: May 2015

Prize Giving 2015


Congratulations to all students who received prizes and awards on the day. Prizes were presented by past principals of the school who returned for the ceremony. Only four people have held the title of principal during the fifty years of the school. Mr Terry McDermott was the very first principal and he was succeeded by Mr Dessie Griffen. Mr PJ McGowan took the reins in 2000 and the current principal, Mr Joe Boyle were in attendance.

Deele College Notes


The school hosted its annual ecumenical service on Thursday evening for sixth year students and their parents in the school sports hall. The service was conducted by members of the clergy from different denominations. The service was, as usual, a great success with a large turnout. The students were given valuable advice by the speakers and the overall message of the evening was ‘never ever give up.’

Rounders – Teachers Vs Students 2015


It was a windy day at Deele Park where a handful of weary teachers battled ALL of the leaving cert class of 2015. Despite the dirty tactics, that included everything just short of full contact MMA and did include blocking, stamping, hiding the ball and the racket it was a very enjoyable game and a huge success.

Pumped Video Awarded Second Place in Ireland


Congratulations to the students: Alicia Coll, Ariea McDaid, Nicole Duddy and their teacher Ms. Annette Gildea and all who were involved in the Pumped Video. Following the stiff competition which enjoyed a very high standard Deele College emerged in second place and received high praise for their entry on the night.

Gemma Lynch Awarded JCI Most Outstanding Person of the Year

By Liam Coyle (TY1)
Gemma Lynch, a 6th year student from Deele College in Raphoe has been awarded the JCI (Junior Chamber International) Donegal Most Outstanding Young Person for 2015 for volunteering leadership.

Deele College Notes


Congratulations to Gemma Lynch, 6th year, who won the JCI Most Outstanding Young Person award at a recent award ceremony in Letterkenny. JCI (Junior Chamber Ireland) recognises the role of young people who volunteer their time to worthwhile causes and picked Gemma for her sterling work in a voluntary capacity. Gemma, who is a member of the Donegal Youth Council received the award along with the likes of Mark English and Michael Murphy, who were also recognised on the night.

The Lunchtime Club in Gartan

On Monday 11th May 2015, the Lunchtime Club enjoyed a very successful day of activities filled with fun, laughter and lake water!! All present had a great time in Gartan outdoor Activity Center and represented Deele College very well. The weather held up and the games began. Students and teachers enjoyed time in the Canadian canoes and Archery.