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Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis sings his Poetry to Students

as part of the World Book Day Celebrations

Maths Workshop

Fundraising Maths Workshop

Leaving Certificate Higher Level

Saturday 29th April


World Book Day

Poet, Tony Curtis

with Ms. P. Conway

on World Book Day

History Trip

5th Year History Students at Arbor Hill

Music in the Library

Students enjoy lovely Irish Music

played by the 5th Year Music Students

as part of

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Irish Quiz

Irish Teachers with the winners of the

Seachtain na Gaeilge Quiz.

Trip to Derry

5th Year History Students on a

Trip to Derry.

Tony Curtis and Molly Brady

World Book Day Celebrations,

Molly Brady reading a Poem by Tony Curtis.

Shane Hegarty

Shane Hegarty, famous Author

with teachers

Mr. A. Smith and Ms. A. Smith

and Students, as part of the

World Book Day Celebrations.

Mia Donnelly

Mia Donnelly performing at

Emmanuel in the Helix


SCC 1st Year Boys Basketball team

who played their Quarter finals.

Author Visit

Shane Hegarty with

Ms. G. Flanagan and her

English Class,

Shane gave his annual library visit.

World Book Day Quiz

Mr.S. Elebert and Ms.A.M. White,

with the winning teams from the

Special World Book Day Quiz.

Colours Day

Ms. C Clarke, Principal and SCC Students present a cheque to,

Helen O'Sullivan Dwyer from the Caroline Foundation,

Jonathan Weir from Simon, and

Make A Wish Ireland.

Donal Cotter

Donal Cotter (5th Year)

Finalist in the DDLETB

Design and Communications Competition.

Well done to Donal and Mr. Leavy!

Ciaran Frawley

Well Done to Past Pupil,

Ciaran Frawley who played on the

U-20 Team for the Six Nations.

Cycle Against Suicide

The Student Council and TY Students

presented a cheque of 900 euro to

Mick Matthews, from Cycle Against Suicide.

Chess Tournament

Chess Club Students


The Chess Tournament

Donal Cotter

Donal Cotter (5th Year)

Finalist in the DDLETB

Design and Communications Competition.

Well done to Donal and Mr. Leavy!

BT Young Scientist.

 Skerries Community College participated with one project in the Biological and Ecological category. Sara Burs and Sarah Burns both transition Year students acquitted themselves well with a project that studied the incidence of Lichens on coastal trees including Lambay.

Oisin McGann

Famous Author Oisin McGann

makes his annual visit to SCC library.

Author Visit

Skerries Author

Julie Embleton with teachers

Ms.G. Flanagan and Ms. G. Keegan.

Julie Embleton

Ist Year Students

enjoy an Author Visit

from Julie Embleton.

Battle of the Bands

Congratulations to

"Spice Bag"

who won Best Group

in the Battle of the Bands.

Eva Campbell

Congratulations to

Eva Campbell

who won Best Solo

in the Battle of the Bands.

Mission Romania

This is a picture of the

Mission Romania Team

on the Summit of Slieve Donard,

in the Mourne Mountains.

Photography Workshop

Mr. Philip O'Neill, Professional Photographer,

who gave an Interesting, Valuable

Photography Workshop to our

Camera Club Students.

Dylan de Beer

Junior Hurling player

Dylan de Beer.

Rugby SCT

SCC Rugby

Senior Cup Team.

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.”


The Skerries Tidy Town Cpmmittee 

 come to our School,

Book Launch

Ms. C. Clarke, School Principal, and

Ms. C. Loughran, Art Teacher, with

1st Year Student Conall O'Dowd,

who published his book

"Adventures in Willoga"

Conall O'Dowd

Conall O'Dowd, the youngest author in Skerries,

with his Teachers and Class 1C

at the launch of his Book

"Adventures in Willoga"

in the School Library.


SCC Boys Basketball Team


Boys Junior Hurling Team

with mangers

Mr. C. Fitzgibbon and

Mr. A. Cullinan.


SCC Students at the Zeminar Conference in the RDS.

Student Council


Skerries Community College 

Student Council.


Award for Skerries Community College

Skerries Community College receives

Cycle Against Suicide "Ambassador School" Award.

Day Trip to Spain

Spanish Students, outside the

Royal Palace,

while on a day trip to Madrid.


Spanish Students enjoy a wonderful day trip to Madrid.

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.

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

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.

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

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

March 2017

March 2017

Tuesday 21st  March;

Chess Club in the library at 1.10.

Wednesday 22nd March;

1st year Camogie

Writers' Club in library at 1.10

Thursday 23rd March;

 Quiz in the library at 1.10.

Friday 24th March;

Photography Club will meet at 1.10 in the library.



5th Year Parent Teacher Meeting;

Tuesday 28th March 2-4

Notes from Study Skills Seminar:











 College Activites

College Activites



 - Skerries Community College receives Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador School Award – 


On September 23rd, the now annual Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador School Awards ceremony was held at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. These awards recognised the immense efforts of 83 schools around the island of Ireland who have completed the Ambassador School Programme, and become actively involved in mental health promotion. The Ambassador School Programme, one aspect of a wide range of Cycle Against Suicide initiatives, is school-led, and involves the completion of “Five Gears” over the course of a year, all of which are aimed at raising awareness of the message that “It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help”.  

At a special reception held at The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Skerries Community College was awarded the prestigious status of Ambassador School by Cycle Against Suicide in recognition of its fulfilment of the Five Gears, and its exceptional commitment to the promotion of positive mental health.  

Skerries Community College was represented at the event by Link Teacher, Ms Marise Carr, who understandably are very proud of their achievements. “The Ambassador School Awards ceremony was a great day. It’s wonderful to attend such a positive event, and have the efforts of the students recognised. Our participation in the Ambassador School Programme has had an enormously positive impact on our school community, fostered a school-wide approach to the promotion of positive mental health, and provided incredible opportunities for student leadership”, said Marise Carr speaking at the event. Representatives from the main education bodies and trusts, the Institute of Guidance Counsellors and the Ombudsman for Children, Niall Muldoon, all attended to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the schools involved.

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, congratulated the schools which completed the Ambassador School Programme. The Minister said: "It is fantastic to see that 83 schools around the island of Ireland have completed the Ambassador School Programme, and become actively involved in mental health promotion. This is a hugely important issue that affects so many families. I strongly support the promotion of positive mental health awareness in both primary and post-primary schools.”



Click here to view College activities in September 2016

Click here to view College activities in October 2016

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 our Senior and Junior Hockey Teams

who won the

Northside League Finals

Seniors 1 Final V's Sutton Park

Juniors 1 Final V's Loreto, Balbriggan.


Leinster Schools Minor 1 V's Newpark, Blackrock.


 Congratulations to the Colleges U14 Hurling team who have topped their group in the Group stages of the competition. Skerries CC began with a big win over Malahide Community College and followed it up with a very hard fought win over a very physical Colaiste Choilm ( Swords ) side. This is a very young team with many 1st year players involved. Well done to all involved. 
Next up is the Dublin Quarter Final, opposition to be announced in the coming days . 


Well done to our U14 Hurling team on a hard victory Vs Colaiste Choilm.



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





Careers and Education News

Careers and Education News


Link to Career Events


Link to Timetable of CAO Events


Fundraising Maths Workshop

Saturday 29th April



5th Year Parent Teacher Meeting;


Tuesday 28th March 2-4



Attached here is the WSE report




to past-pupil

Ciaran Frawley

who has been awarded a

UCD Sports Scholar Entrance Scholarship

as a result of his high performance in Rugby.


Congratulations to past-pupil

Philip O'Kelly and

Jake Deering

on being selected for an

Academic Award 2016

from DCU as a result of their high Achievement in their Leaving Certificate in June 2016.

Also, Congratulations to

Philip O'Kelly

on being awarded the

J.P.Mc Manus Academic Scholarship.







Well done to

Donal Cotter (5th Year)


Finalist in the DDLETB


Design and Communications Competition.


Well done to Donal and Mr. Leavy!

Bord Gais Energy

Student Theatre Awards

Congratulations to

Lainey O'Sullivan who won

Best Female Performance in a Leading Role

for Hamlet









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.

Library Activities

Library Activities





Click here to learn all about our Library



 The Chess Tournament is now on!


Book Club

Friday 24th March 2017


 Library Photography Club

will meet on Tuesday 21st March at 1.10

 New members are always welcome.


Writers Club

Wednesday 22nd March


Quiz Time

Thursday 23rd March

Chess Club

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



Well Read Team


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