Do­mini­can Col­lege Wick­low

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NAUGHTON SCHOLARSHI­PS

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.

TRAMPOLINE COACH­ING

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.

SE­NIOR GAA

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.

EQUESTRIAN NEWS

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.

STU­DENT COUN­CIL

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.

SCHOOL MU­SI­CAL

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.

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