Open Night 2016

A great turn out at our Open Night last night. We were delighted to meet all the potential students and parents!







Parents Association AGM

Tuesday 27th September in the school at 7.30pm.




Gaisce Venture Trip

Gaisce – The President’s Award is the country’s most prestigious individual award for young people aged between 15 and 25. It is a self-development programme that encourages students to find their passion, get active and make a difference in their community! This year, Dunshaughlin Community College had a fantastic 26 pupils participate in the President’s Award for their Bronze medals, under the guidance of Ms. Bergin and Ms. Curran.

Gaisce is an old Irish word which means ‘a great achievement’ and it is in the spirit of this, that the programme challenged students to take work in community involvement placements, learn new personal skills and participate in physical recreation, all throughout a period of 26 weeks! This year’s students were active in both the school and local community as part of their award, volunteering with the St. Vincent de Paul, coaching basketball and gaelic football, helping out with cycling clubs and taking statistics for the local G.A.A club.


Students also strove to challenge themselves by taking up new skills and sports. Some of these included cooking, baking, arts and crafts, crochet, learning new languages or learning to play a musical instrument, fencing, athletics, swimming, GAA and basketball.

The fourth and final section of the award involved students planning, preparing and undertaking an Adventure journey. This took place in the picturesque surroundings of Glendalough on Wednesday and Thursday last, May 25th and 26th. Students spent the night in the hostel in Glendalough and while there, prepared and cooked all the meals and took part in evening activities. Finally, over the two days the students hiked a huge 25 kilometres which was led by Transition Year student, Shane Carolan.

Overall, this event was the highlight of the whole Gaisce award, and students will look back on it with fond memories in the years to come!

This year’s Gaisce Bronze Award participants were; Áine Brady, Arno Von Kietzell, Ava Fox, Cathal Mc Intyre, Charlie O’Donnell, Cormac Hallinan, David Boyle, Dearbhla Molloy, Eimear Traynor, Ellen Byrne, Ellen Mc Gee, Emily Hetherton, Fergal Murray, Kelly O’Dwyer, Lara Reynolds, Lucy Kelly, Martha Ní Riada, Megan Brady, Megan Kelly, Niamh Cowan, Niamh Curtin, Olivia Flanagan, Rachel Huijsdens, Robert Mc Connell, Sean Byrne and Treasa Murphy.

Congratulations to all involved, you should all be very proud of your fantastic achievement!






TY Leadership Seminar

The Transition Year students of Dunshaughlin Community College enjoyed a fantastic Leadership Seminar in the Parish Centre last Friday Sept 9th.


A group of 120 students enjoyed visiting speakers from various organisations within the community...special thanks to Jennie Leonard Parish Youth Leader, Fiona Daly  from the Rotary Club and Sheila Ryan from SVP Labels Boutique, Navan, we really appreciate you all giving your time to speak to the students.

The group then participated in a respectful Meditation session, followed by lively fun activities to focus on positive team building and using their talents to serve others. The Senior Prefects from the College were on hand to assist and facilitate the activities...they were ideal role models for Youth Leadership!

Ms Collins (TY Co-ordinator) and Ms Nic an Rí (Leadership Liaison Teacher) were very proud of all our students for their attentive listening and energetic enthusiasm on the day! Míle buíochas to Rita Walsh for the delicious food supplied, and in particular to Damien in the Parish Centre for all of his help. "LEADERSHIP IS NOT A POSITION OR A TITLE.. .IT IS AN ACTION AND AN EXAMPLE"



Good Luck!

Best of luck this week in the Leinster Championships in Santry to Jarlath Jordan, Conor Jones, Paddy Maher and Eoin Harkin from TY and also to Niamh Hetherington  and Elizabeth Morland from Sixth year.



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