First Year Recommended Reading (Ms. Crawford) | Word of the Week: HEMISPHERE
ANNUAL CALENDAR 2014/15 (Amended 12th December)
Scheduled exam dates, including June tiimetables, are now available online for the Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate.
A massive thank you to all the pupils, parents and staff who contributed to the November Book Drive. The display cabinet can barely handle the collection, which has brought the Reading Corner in the library to a new level. Don't be surprised if the Book Drive becomes an annual event. Many thanks to Ms. Crawford who planned the whole thing!
105 TYs had an absolute blast on SHARE from Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st November. Activities included canoeing, banana boat trips, wall-climbing, archery, tag laser, mountain biking, fusbol...say nothing of Wii dance exhibitions, dish washing, table setting and hoovering!!! Worryingly, animal sounds were heard in the main building on the first night but it turns out it was just the very talented Javier! Roll on May and the next residential!! (IMPORTANT NOTE FOR FUTURE RESIDENTIALS: When cooking pizza, it is critical that the packaging is removed first.)
First Years and Transition Years were recently rewarded by Mr. John C. Doherty for their involvement in the Literacy Programme. The eager readers were presented with certificates to acknowledge their outstanding efforts. Well done to all pupils involved.
In early November, Fourth Year LCA boys were introduced to the Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Programme (HELP). Through the programme, the boys have been studying the finer details of maintaining a healthy diet, while picking up some culinary skills in the process. Food isn't just about eating. Food choices, preparation and dietry planning are key ingredients. Programme Co-ordinator, Donnacha Gallagher is proof positive of the advanteges of a healthy lifestyle. You only have to look at his point-scoring exploits against Malin in the Championship...
A few lucky pupils were today treated to an afternoon of pampering in the school salon, courtesy of two of last year's LCA girls, Marie Crumlish and Linda Coffey, now studying Hair & Beauty in Derry. The pupils were introduced to some industry techniques and will certainly benefit from the higher level expertise.
Sinéad Farren, from Glengad, is the daughter of Danny and Janet, and has one older brother, Declan. Sinéad attended Carndonagh CS and thoroughly enjoyed her five years. Sinéad is currently studying BSc Honours International Business with Spanish at Queen's University Belfast. She hopes to pursue a career in business and believes that the international aspect of the course will greatly add to her employment prospects. A keen sportswoman, Sinéad enjoys swimming and cycling and has recently completed the National Beach Lifeguard Certificate. She enjoys travelling and immersing herself in the language and culture of other countries, particularly Spain. Irish language and culture are also very important to her and last year she was awarded a three week scholarship to stay in the Gaeltacht area of Donegal. Sinéad and her family were delighted to learn that she had received an All-Ireland Scholarship. Sinéad feels that this is a great honour and that it will be a major help with her studies.
Back row: Aaron McCarron, Darragh Folan, Christopher McLaughlin, Leonard Hegarty, Brandon Browne, Matthew Cavanagh, Mark Doherty and Martin Fiorentini.
Front row: Cathal Farren, Ben Lafferty, Peter Doherty, Josh Lafferty, Diarmuid Moyne, Declan McLaughlin and Sam Todd. (Not in photo: Aidan Friel, Kevin McLaughlin)
Congratulations to the Senior Boys soccer team who won the Donegal League Final 3-0 against Rosses on Tuesday, 11th November. While Aidan Friel and Brandon Browne (2) were goalscorers on the day, it was overall a great team performance. A special mention goes to Cathal Farren who was out standing during the game!