St Vincent de Paul Hampers

“Kindness costs nothing, but it is priceless to those who need it”

The Student Council members in Dunshaughlin Community College were absolutely delighted with the response to their 2015 December Food Collection for St Vincent de Paul. It was a fantastic achievement to have collected so much food. We extend a massive thank you to all staff and students, and their parents....and in particular to the Council members who delivered the food to the Committee members in the pouring rain! You all gave so generously to this worthy cause, and it was much appreciated.  

The hampers will be distributed by the St. Vincent de Paul, to local families in the few days before Christmas. Well done to all the students who gave of their time and energy and enthusiasm, to make the collection such a resounding success.  A particular work of thanks to all the teachers, to the Special Needs Assistants, and to the Administration staff Sheila, Imelda and Deirdre, who all encouraged students to donate food items. Special thanks to staff member Mr TommyLynch who kindly donated the funds raised from his beautiful handmade Christmas decorations to this cause. Many thanks also to Mr Foley, Ms Bennett and Ms Byrne for their ongoing support of this cause and for donating substantial funding to boost the donations.  It is great to see that the spirit of generosity and of kindness is still very much alive, both in our school and in our community.

                                                          

"You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving."

 

 

 

 

Operation Transformation Meath Walks

Start your transformation on walks in Meath!
 
 
Meath LSP in association with RTE`s Operation Transformation programme are delighted to welcome one of the OT leaders for 2016, Lucy Dillon (from Fordstown, Kells)& Operation Transformation Presenter, Kathryn Thomas to Kells this Saturday as part of the National walk day. This is the second time in the life of the OT programme which Meath has had a leader – the last time was Sinead Heffernan in 2011 on the Hill of Tara. The following year almost 2000 people came out to walk with Sinead in Trim – this year we want the same support and more for Lucy!
 
We are encouraging everyone of all ages to come out and walk with us this Saturday. If Kells doesn`t suit you why not try either of the other 2 venues Navan or Trim?
 
Details below:
Kells – meet at 9.45am in the Fairgreen car park opposite Supervalu
Navan – meet at 9.45am in Blackwater park
Trim – meet at 9.45am on Castle street
 
For more information visit the website
 

Call to Code Success

Congratulations to Zuzanna Szczepanek, who took part in Google’s “Call to Code” National Coder’s competition on Thursday at Google HQ.  Following a grueling four stage contest Zuzanna  was ranked 6th nationally in the junior category and was treated to an inspiring day out at Google Dublin.  Well done Zuzanna!

 

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Hour of Code

First year students put Dunshaughlin on the map last week when they took part in the international "Hour of Code" @ Lunchtime on Thursday. A big thank you to Fifth year and TY students; James, Bradley, Callum, Donal, Ruth & Jake who facilitated this event.

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U15 North East Basketball Team off to Inter Regionals

Over the past few months, a panel of 24 boys and 24 girls were put through their paces through trials for a place on the North East U15 Inter Regional basketball team. They trained relentlessly, the final 13 were selected, and the team was born. So began the road to the Inter Regional Tournament! These 13 boys and 13 girls are from Meath, Louth, Cavan and Monaghan. They are exceptional players that have trained hard, made sacrifices, are extremely dedicated, and earned their place on this team.

It is a privilege to play for their region and, for some of our players, this could just be the beginning of an incredible journey. Some may go on to have successful careers in basketball.

On the 16th of October, the teams travelled to Galway to represent their region. We wish them all the best in the tournament. Congratulations to our DCC students, Kevin Bawle, Henry Benson, Jack Dardis, Fiona Cahalin and Jane Larkin who were chosen to represent their region. We are so proud of your achievement.

 

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