Dominican College Wicklow
In 2008 the Naughton Foundation established a scheme of scholarships to promote the study of engineering, science and technology at third level by students in Ireland. They are particularly interested in students applying to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Each year from February to May Leaving Certificate students can apply if they intend to study one of these subjects. For 2019 the foundation awarded thirty-six annual scholarships to exceptional students from all twenty-six counties in Ireland.
This week the school received confirmation that Ciara Fagan was the recipient of one of these scholarships which will be given yearly for the duration of her undergraduate degree programme. Also, DCW will receive a monetary prize towards the school science facilities.
All at the school were delighted and would like to extend their congratulations to Ciara. Ciara was an exemplary student and achieved the maximum 625 points in her Leaving Certificate. She now is studying Mathematics at Trinity College, and we wish her the very best in all her future studies. The awards ceremony for the scholarships will take place on Saturday, September 21, at Trinity Business School.
Professional coaches from Wicklow Gymnastics Club will provide free trampoline classes in Fatima Hall on a Wednesday after school from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. No experience is necessary, and students from all age groups are welcome.
Our senior girls played a hardfought match against tough opposition in reigning champions Carnew on Wednesday. Battling back from an eight-point deficit at half time, the girls got within one point with nine minutes left. However, Carnew finished strong and emerged victorious on a score-line of 2-15 to 4-5.
The girls put in a tremendous performance for their first game of the campaign. Naoise O’Reilly, Leanne O’Neill and Lucy Dunne put in excellent performances. The girls have a tough away trip to GCM next Wednesday.
The DCW Equestrian team competed in their first show-jumping competition of the new school year on Sunday, September 8. The competition took place in Wexford Equestrian Centre.
The open team which consisted of Casey Neville, Jessica Phelan, Ella Mulvey and Naoise O’Neill, were placed third. In the individual competition Jessica Phelan was placed first. Congratulations to all involved and Ms Stafford for organising the school team.
We wish the girls the very best of luck in the next competition which takes place on Sunday, September 22, in Coilóg Equestrian Centre.
The process for the selection of the new Student Council is now under way with nomination forms distributed and due in by Wednesday, September 18, Eighteen delegates will be voted in by their peers, one student representing each class group in the school.
The voting will take place on the following Wednesday, September 25, Members meet weekly with Ms Fallon to discuss important issues that affect the student body. The council forms an important link between the student community and the school staff and management.
Nominations forms are available from Ms Fallon for students wishing to become involved.
EMBER LEADER TRAINING
Our new fifth year Ember Leaders for 2019/2020 attended their training in Ovoca Manor this week. They spent three days together with their teacher Ms Flood and seven other schools from around the country.
After three busy days of team-building activities, bonfire singalongs and talent show performances, the girls were commissioned as Ember Leaders by Bishop Eamonn Walsh. The girls had a fantastic experience learning how to work as a team and preparing to become faith leaders in Dominican College. They’re looking forward to putting their training into action in the year ahead.
Our eight Ember Leaders for this year are Bethan Crawford, Ava Frazer, Ellie Rose Muldowney, Molly Flood, Alannah Langrell, Lauren Vickers, Eva Phelan and Orla Fitzgerald.
There was great excitement among the Transition year students on Wednesday morning as they gathered in Fatima Hall for their weekly musical preparation module. As promised the previous week, the lead roles were announced.
The central female character, Mary Poppins, will be played by Sorcha Cronin while Catherine Moyseyev takes on the lead male role of Bert. George and Winifred Banks will be played by Aoife Browne and Ella Healy. Their children Jane and Michael will be played by Morgan Elliott and Leanne O’Neill. Congratulations to all the girls and we wish them well in their musical venture.