PTA Newsletter & Uniform Recycling
Attached, please find a Newsletter from the PTA. Please note that Uniform Recycling will take place in the school on 29th June from 3-5 pm.
We wish all our Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle students the very best as they start into state examinations tomorrow. #welcome #witness #wisdom @lecheiletrust1
Newsletter - June 2022
Attached please find the final Newsletter for this Academic Year.
We had our TY Graduation on Monday 23rd May. It was a celebration of all that the students had achieved and taken part in during TY. We were joined by past pupil Louise Byrne, Dominican Sisters and representatives from the Past Pupils Union. It was a very special night. Congratulations to all involved. @LouiseByrneNews @lecheiletrust1 #together #welcome
Guard of Honour for Mr Killion
Staff and students were delighted to form a Guard of Honour for our retiring Deputy Principal, Mr Killion. Thank-you, Mr Killion, for your many years of dedicated service to everyone in Sion Hill. Wishing you every happiness as you start into new adventures.
A huge thank you to everyone who donated to the Lourdes Dublin Diocesan pilgrimage. Four students will be attending Lourdes in September to help sick and elderly pilgrims
More from Sports Day
On Sports Day, the staff donned @CualaGLG tops for the day to mark the retirement of @GerryKillion at the end of this academic year. Thank you Mr Killion for everything you have given to Sion Hill. @lecheiletrust1 #veritas
The sun was shining for Sports Day on Thursday. A great day celebrating school spirit. #together @lecheiletrust1 #welcome #veritas
Some of our students took part in a “Cyclability” audit earlier this week. Many thanks to Sarah Mc Ellstrem from Green Schools, Ms Duffy and Mr Woods for all their help.
Cormac Devlin TD visits Politics & Society Students
5th year Politics & Society welcomed local TD Cormac Devlin to Sion Hill. Students enjoyed a questions and answers session where they got to raise questions around political and social issues that we have studied. Thank you to Cormac for giving up his time to talk with us.
Sports Day - Now Tomorrow
Good afternoon everyone,
We have made the decision to swap Sports Day to tomorrow (Thursday) instead of Friday. This is due to the very poor weather that is forecast for Friday.
Students may wear their SCHOOL TRACKSUIT to school. Any costumes/colours may be changed into at the assigned time in school. First class will take place as planned.
Prize Day and 4th year exams initially scheduled for tomorrow, will now take place on Friday.
We look forward to welcoming all students to what should be a very enjoyable sports day. Sincere thanks to all involved in putting this day together.
Ladies Senior Connacht Title
Congratulations to Ms Davoren on winning the Ladies Senior Connacht Title with Galway on Sunday
Tennis - cancelled
Due to unforeseen circumstances, tennis is cancelled after school today (17th May).
'Bake a Book' Competition
Last week students took part in an event ‘Bake a Book’ run by the Library Committee. Students were challenged to bake a cake inspired by their favourite books. The cakes were then sold in a bake sale with all proceeds going towards the Irish Red Cross and the School Library. Congratulations to Caragh Harney in 5th year who won for her very realistic portrayal of a Maeve Binchy novel.
Thank you to Kevin and Ruth from Bike Coach who did two Cycle Right training days with our cyclists!. Today involved going out onto the nearby roads and implementing the skills learned last week. An appropriate activity for “Bike Week”.
Un desfile de moda en español
'Last week, the TY Spanish classes took part in a fashion show in Spanish to wrap up their Spanish fashion module. Students worked in groups styling and designing each look and took turns describing the outfits in Spanish while the models took to the catwalk. ¡Enhorabuena a todas!'
Develop Me Workshops
TY students took part in @DevelopMe_ie workshops recently. They learned about team work, planning and project management. It was an excellent day, enjoyed by all.
Visit from Jennifer Carroll MacNeill TD
5th Year Politics and Society students had a visit from local TD Jennifer Carroll Mac Neill today. A great discussion and a thoroughly enjoyable time was had by all. Many thanks to @CarrollJennifer for being so generous with her time @lecheiletrust1 #welcome
STEM Committee Treasure Hunt
The STEM Committee held an exciting Science themed treasure hunt on Tuesday (10th of May) during lunchtime as their last event of the year. Students had great fun searching around the school for the committee representatives (some harder to find than others!) to collect the names of a selection of elements like Oxygen (O) to Rhenium (Re), which they then combined to form the word “ReAcTiONS”. Huge congratulations to our winning team of 5th years!
Please find below a link to a Dublin People article about the #AndSheCycles Ambassador Award Ceremony. Our school and ambassadors feature in the article.
Our TY Students went kayaking on the River Liffey last week. It was a fantastic experience and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Thanks to everyone; students, teachers and City Kayaking.
Hike in Glendalough
Our 4th years travelled to Glendalough this weekend to complete the Venture section of the Bronze Gaisce Award. Fantastic weather really added to the weekend away
Visit to National Library
4 Opal visited the National Library of Ireland on Tuesday. Students learned about the history of the building including its fabulous architecture. The highlight was a visit to the Yeats Exhibition. It was a lovely afternoon, enjoyed by all.
After school sport cancelled
After school tennis is cancelled this afternoon due to weather.
And She Cycles
Congratulations to our four #andshecycles ambassadors: Abil Allende, Tahlia Martin, Shriya Mishra and Sarah Thompson who attended the #andshecycles Award Ceremony in the Hyatt Hotel in Dublin yesterday. They were joined by other ambassadors from around the country. One of our ambassadors, Abril Allende, had the opportunity of presenting her action plan and this was acknowledged by a special award. The girls were also interviewed for a Podcast for RTEjunior which should be out next Wednesday and can be found here. https://www.rte.ie/radio/podcasts/series/30942-ecolution/
A reminder that our Family Table Quiz takes place this evening at 8pm in the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan. Please support this fun event - all welcome. Entry is €10 per person.
Please support our Family Table Quiz takes which takes place in the Talbot Hotel Stillorgan tomorrow at 8pm. All welcome. €10 per person. Money can be paid at school office. The PTA have organised some great hampers as raffle prizes.
The Sion Hill Table Quiz will take place in the Talbot Hotel Stillorgan next Friday, 6th May at 8pm. Please support this enjoyable event. €10 entry per person - can be paid at school office. Open to all - bring along friends and family for an evening of fun. Maximum of 5 per table. A great opportunity to meet other families from our school.