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Jane Dardis. RIP (Class 2015)

The Loss of a Special Girl

The school community is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of a wonderful and talented young woman who had a bright future ahead of her.  Our sympathy and thoughts are with Jane’s family and friends on the loss of a loved one so special and dear.”

Thursday 27th October

Please See Notice Regarding

strike on Thursday 27th October

in the News Column below


Ms. M. Fitzsimmons, with Spanish Students

on their to Madrid. Spain.


Spanish Students enjoy a wonderful day trip to Madrid.

Day Trip to Spain

Spanish Students, outside the

Royal Palace,

while on a day trip to Madrid.

Madrid trip

Spanish students on the,

Teleferilo Cable Car in Madrid.

TY Trip to Carlingford

The Annual Transition Year Trip to

Carlingford Adventure Centre

TY Trip to Carlingford

TY Students enjoy their few days away to the

Adventure Centre, in Carlingford.

6th Year History Workshop

6th Year History Students with

Author, Tom Reilly

who attended a History Workshop in Ardgillan Castle

for BBC Radio Ulster.

German Food Tasting

Ms. P. Conway,

with many different foods from Germany,

for the Students to taste.

Quiz Winners

Modern Language Week

"Quiz Winners"

Spanish Quiz

Ms. R. Bradley and Ms.M. Fitzsimmons,

with Students who won the Spanish Quiz.

School Walk

"Snow White and the 27 Dwarfs"

Class 3 Pearce

The Overall Winner in the School Walk

Fancy Dress Competition.

Also 1st place among the 3rd year students.

Fancy Dress Walk Competition

Class 3 Parnell, "Electric Picnic"

who came in joint 2nd place

in the School Walk Fancy Dress

Competition, and 2nd place among the 3rd year group.


1st Year Einstein

!st year Einstein

in fancy dress as "EINSTEIN"

who came in 1st place among the 1st year students,

and in joint 2nd place in the School Walk Competition.

Super Heroes V's Super Villains

Class 1 Pasteur,

as "Super Heroes V's Super Villains"

who came in 2nd place among the 1st year group

1 Boyle, Minions

Class 1 Boyle as "Minions"

who came in 3rd place among the 1st Year group

Fancy Dress Competition. 

The Runners!

Mr. C. Daly, with the staff and students

who all ran the School Walk


Class 2 Joyce as

"Thriller" who came in

1st place among the 2nd Year Students.

Ailbhe Treacy

Mr.C. Fitzgibbon with

Ailbhe Treacy from 1 Curie

who won the

"Gaeilgeoir Na Seachtaine"

Well Done!

Library Quiz

The winning team of the first Quiz of the new School Year


The 1st year Students who came 2nd in

the Library Quiz.


Well done on successful Junior Cert. Results.

Quiz Time

The team of Students who came in  3rd place in the

1st Fun Quiz of the Term.


Well done on great

Junior Certificate results.

Junior Certificate Results

Well done to all our students on their successful

Junior Certificate Results.

Leaving Certificate Results

Well Done to

Philip O'Kelly who got

605 points

in his Leaving Certificate


Class of 2016

Congratulations to

Cian Nugent McGealy

on his successful Leaving Certificate results.

Final Day for the Class of 2016

The Teacher Team,

who played the 6th Years on their final day.

6th Year team

6th Year team, who played their Teachers

on their final day.

Healthy Schools

Skerries Community College is awarded

The Healthy Schools Flag

Lainey O'Sullivan

Lainey O'Sullivan receiving her Award for

Best Female Performance in a Leading Role

for Hamlet at the

Bord Gais Energy Student Theatre Awards.

Bord Gais Energy Student Theatre Awards

The cast of Hamlet at the Bord Gais Energy Student Theatre Awards

Bord Gais Award for Lainey O'Sullivan

Congratulations to Lainey O'Sullivan, who won;

The Best Female Performance in a Leading Role

Award for Hamlet,

at the

Bord Gais Energy Student Theatre Awards


Trip to Microsoft HQ

5th Year Students on a recent visit to Microsoft

Healthy Eating

Congratulations to the Healthy School Committee on receiving the

Healthy School Award

The Flag will be raised on Friday 13th May.

Italy TY Tour

SCC teachers and TY students on Italy Tour.

Chemistry Workshop

Leaving certificate Chemistry students at the

'Spectroscopy in a Suitcase'

workshop, given by the

Royal Society of Chemistry.

Visual Arts Exhibition

Ms. C. Clarke, Principal,

Mrs. E. Lennon, Deputy Principal,

and some students,


Mr.Paul D'Arcy, who opened the Visual Arts Exhibtion in

Ardgillan Castle 

Visual Arts Exhibition

The SCC Art Teachers behind the Arts Exhibition;

Ms. Antoinette Willis,

Ms. Deirdre Curran,

Ms. Claire Loughhran,


Ms. Meabh De Burca (student teacher)

Hugh F Ryan and Paul D'Arcy

Mr. Hugh F. Ryan and Mr. Paul D'Arcy,

at the Official Opening of the SCC

Visual Arts Exhibition

Visual Arts Exhibition

Zlata Gerasimova and Emily McDermott,

from the SCC Photography Club, at the

Visual Arts Exhibition.

Art Students

6th year Art students at the

Visual Arts Exhibition


Ardgillan Castle.

The exhibition is on show until Friday 22nd April.

Visual Arts Exhibition

Dave and Emily Diebold,

with their daughter Jessica, art student of SCC,


Paul D'Arcy,

who opened the Visual Arts Exhibition.

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News & Activities

Jane Dardis.


(Class 2015)

Tragic Loss of a Special Girl

The school community is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of a wonderful and talented young woman who had a bright future ahead of her.  Our sympathy and thoughts are with Jane’s family and friends on the loss of a loved one so special and dear.

Drop Everything And Read Week

Monday 24th Oct:


Match the Teacher with thier Favorite Book





Famous Author, Oisin McGann to visit School library.



TY Students read to a group in Community Centre.

Special D.E.A.R Quiz in library.



Teacher Book Character Costume Competition.








 College Activites

College Activites


24th October 2016


Re:  Proposed Industrial Action by ASTI


Dear Parents & Guardians,


As you are aware from the media, the ASTI has directed its members to take strike action on Thursday, 27th October 2016.  Pickets will be place on all schools where ASTI members are employed on that day.


Skerries Community College is a dual union school with the significant majority of our teachers in the ASTI.  If the strike proceeds as planned the Dublin Dun Laoghaire ETB and school management will not be in a positon to discharge its responsibilities with regard to the care of our students due to the unavailability for the majority of teaching staff.


Dublin Dun Laoghaire ETB and the Board of Management are therefore requesting you not to send your son/daughter to school on Thursday, 27th October 2016 as the school will be closed to students.


The school has been advised by the ASTI that its members are directed to take strike action on the following dates:  

  Thursday, 27th October

  Tuesday, 8th November

  Wednesday, 16th November

  Thursday, 24th November

  Tuesday, 29th November

  Tuesday, 6th December

  Wednesday, 7th December  


If the industrial action proceeds, the school will have no choice but to close the school on these dates also.


Further, the ASTI members will be withdrawing from Supervision and Substitution from Monday, 7th November.  Should this directive proceed I will be in touch prior to the school reopening after the mid-term break on 7th November.


All extra-curricular activities will cease from 7th November until further notice.


I regret that this course of action is necessary as we would have no wish to interrupt the education of students in the school.


Thank you for your cooperation.


Yours sincerely,




Caroline Clarke




Click here to view College activities in September 2016

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Click here to view College activities in November & December 2016

Click here to view College activities Jan to Mar 2016








The new school year has begun and the PA is swinging back into action.

The Parents' Association applauds those students who plan to take part in the 'Mission Romania' initiative. They have been very enthusiastic in their fund raising over the summer months and we hope to be able to make a donation to their funds.


We are currently reviewing the format of the Study Skills seminar, which the PA sponsors and which usually takes place mid November.


It is felt that it may not be of great benefit to First Year students and should be more directed to the Exam year students. Any feedback on this would be welcomed by us.


Breda Shankey


Chair person




The committee for 2016-2017 is as follows:


Breda Shankey (chair)


Patricia Ward (Secretary)


Karen McCaffrey Guildea (PRO)


Carol Holland (Treasurer)


Anne Marie While (Teacher Rep)


Cormac Gorman (Parent rep on BoM)


Marie McCarthy Pender


Gerry Bourke


Angela Murray


Margaret Gallagher


Emma Swarbrigg


Catriona Grimes


Fiona Keyes


Suzannah Lourenzo


Kate Buckley


Sharon McEneaney


Liz O Reilly


Siobhan Carr


Maria Donner


Suzanne Jones


Alex O Brien


Caroline Walsh












Well done to the Boys Senior Soccer Team, who won their Leinster Match. 





Up-coming Events

Up-coming Events


November 15th;

3rd Year Parent Teacher Meeting

November 23rd - 27th

Calamity Jane





Skerries Community College celebrate at “Health Promoting Schools’ flag raising

There were celebrations at Skerries Community College when the new HSE Healthy Ireland – Health Promoting Schools Flag was officially unveiled on Friday 13th May 2016. The flag was the culmination of a two year project on health and well-being at Skerries Community College.

Some of the many health initiatives which were undertaken in order to progress as a “Health Promoting” school included: healthy eating with a new school policy, a well-being week, promotion of a suicide prevention message through involvement in the Cycle Against Suicide, weekly staff Pilates class, weekly running club and up to twelve different extra-curricular sporting options available to students. The school has also undertaken to have a healthy school shop in September 2016.

Mr. O’ Reilly spearheaded the healthy programme in the school. He was assisted by members of the Healthy School Committee whose members included: Ms Carr, Mr Leavy, Ms Fitzsimmons, Ms Farrell, Ms Keegan, Mr Connolly, Ms Hurley, Ms Doyle, Mr Elebert, Ms White, Ms Duffy, Ms Corbett and Ms Daly. The Student Council co-ordinated by Ms Carr assisted in organizing many of the physical and emotional well-being events throughout the year.

“I take this opportunity to thank the staff, students and management for their hard work and recognize especially the work of Mr. Eamon O’ Reilly chairperson of the Healthy Schools Committee , said Anne Walsh, HSE Healthy Schools Co-ordinator.

Anne added “Skerries Community College shall endeavor to sustain and build on this wonderful physical and mental health promotion work utilizing a whole school approach”.


Photos: Sarah Rogan first year, Anne Walsh HSE Healthy Schools Co-ordinator, and Ben Guildea sixth year prefect.

Student Council members: Back row: Megan Carkery Keogh, Sarah Rogan, Colm Ryan, Sean O’ Toole, Gavin Dolan, Ms Carr (Co-ordinator of SC), Anne Walsh (HSE).Front row David O’ Leary, Katie Kampff, Harry Boylan, Thomas Pollock and Eva Campbell.




to past-pupil

Sinead O'Brien

who has been awarded a

UCD Choral Scholar Entrance Scholarship

as a result of her high achievement in her Leaving Certificate in June


Congratulations to past-pupil

Ellen Tuck

on being selected for an

Entrance Exhibition Award 2015

from Trinity College as a result of her high performance in her Leaving Certificate in June 2015







Bord Gais Energy

Student Theatre Awards

Congratulations to

Lainey O'Sullivan who won

Best Female Performance in a Leading Role

for Hamlet






The official completion of Dublin Dun Laoghaire ETB 'Transfer Learning Initiative' was held in Head Office last week.  The College participated in twelve workshops on new and innovative teaching techniques.

Skerries Community College recieved an award for its work in Work Application.  A final presentation was made by Ms. A. Smith on her reseasrch on raising the profile on Work Application and acknowledging the students' hard work in the class.  The College was presented with a plaque acknowledging the college as a Centre of Innovative Teaching.  Certificates of Completion were given to each participant.

Library Activities

Library Activities





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 Library Photography Club

will meet on Friday 21st October at 1.10

 New members are always welcome.


Writers Club

Wednesday 19th October


Quiz Time

Thursday 27th October

Chess Club


 Chess is played everyday at lunchtime, all students are welcome.

The next tournament will start in October 2016


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