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Bt Young Scientists Exhibition

The President of Ireland

Michael D. Higgins and his wife, Sabina


Adam Kelly and Sam Enright, who won the

Willams Lea Tag Award at the

BT Young Scientists Exhibition.

Ruby Mitchell Sherwin and Mia Kelly

Ruby Mitchell Sherwin and Mia Kelly

with their Project

'Eat insects, save the planet'

at the

BT Young Scientists Exhibition.

Study Skills Presentation

Skerries CC Vs Wanders Australia

Mr. P. Boylan with Mr. Mick Edwards,

SCC played Wanders Australia,

U16 and U15

SCC won both matches.

SCC Vs Wanders

SCC Gaelic team with

 Visiting Australian team


Gaelic Vs Wanders

A great match between

SCC and Wanders, Australia.

Louis Yeboah

Mr. P. Boylan presents

Louis Yeboah with a Wanders Team jersey.

Darragh Archibold

Darragh Archibold receives a

Wanders Team Jersey from

Mr. P. Boyland.

SCC won Wanders

Skerries CC Team who won their match against

Wanders, Australia.

Adam Cruise

Ms. C. Clarke, Principal

with Adam Cruise,

Well done to Adam,

who received the

UCD Entrance Scholar Award

and the

JP McManus Award.


TRINITY Entrance Exhibition Award ( High Achievement)

Well Done to

Cormac Doyle
Kate O Connor
Oscar Kelly
Samuel Diebold
Tom Carron

UCD Entrance Scholars Award ( Academic High Achievers)

UCD Entrance Scholars Award ( Academic High Achievers)

Ms. C. Clarke, Principal


Desmond Cook
Adam Cruise
Cathal Mills


Yellow Flag

As part of the Yellow Flag programme running in the school, the staff at Skerries Community College would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to fill out the parents questionnaire on the link below.
Regards the Diversity Team
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Water Ambassadors

Sean O’ Toole and Emma Clarke recently represented the school as “water ambassadors “, the school is going for its third green flag, the theme is water conservation. .

Trip to Glendalough

3rd Year Religion Students

on a Religion Trip to Glendalough.

Roisin and Peter

Roisin and Peter,

on their way to Glendalough.


Isabella Fanning Tolan, Isabella Grealey and

Maria Stewart received an Award of Distinction

for their Periwinkles Project.


Sandy O'Connor and Jack O' Brien

Received an Award of Distinction

for their Tyre Pressure Project.

Irish Guide Dogs

Mr.Tom O'Neill and members of the Irish Guide Dogs

came to SCC to talk to Ms.C.Timmins's Class 2 Pasture,

as part of their CSPE Action Project.

Literacy Competition

The English Department dressed up as literature Characters.

Alex Mahon

Alex Mahon's

Head Shave for St.Francis Hospice



Ms. R. Toye

Oisin McGann, Author with

Ms. R. Toye, English Teacher.


Ms. P Conway and Ms. A. Smith

in literacy Costume.

Oisin McGann

Author Oisin McGann with English Teacher

Ms. G. Monaghan.

Author Visit

SCC Students with Famous Author,

Oisin McGann.

Student Council

Ms. M. Carr with

The new Student Council

Vivienne Traynor

Vivienne Traynor, Journalist,

explains the role and career of Journalism

to Students at the Careers Night.

Careers Fair

Agnes and Lucy visit the Army Defence Forces

at the SCC Careers Fair.


Photography Club

Some of the Photography Club,

who have great photograghic talent.

New Head Boy

Jack O'Driscoll,

New Head Boy for 2017/2018

New Head Girl

New Head Girl for SCC

Emer O'Mahony


Deputy Head Boy

New Deputy Head Boy,

Sam Lowndes

Deputy Head Girl 17/18

New Deputy Head Girl,

Jill Jenkinson.

Deputy Head Boy/Girl

Sam Lowndes, Deputy Head Boy


Jill Jenkinson, Deputy Head Girl.

New Head Boy and Head Girl

Jack O'Driscoll, Head Boy


Emer O'Mahony, Head Girl.

Head Boy/Girl Deputy Head Boy/Girl

Jack O'Driscoll,

Emer O'Mahony,

Head Boy and Head Girl

Sam Lowndes, and

Jill Jenkinson.

Deputy Head Boy/Girl

Healthy Schools

Skerries Community College is awarded

The Healthy Schools Flag

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

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News & Activities

January 2018

January 2018

Whole School Evaluation Report;



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Friendship Week

Monday 15th January:

Friendship Week

Tuesday 16th;

Junior Camogie


Wednesday 17th;

Writers' Club in library

Hockey for Senior Team


Thursday 18th

Fun Quiz in the library

Student Council Trip to

Cycle Against Suicide


Friday 19th January;

LGTB meeting  at 1.10 in the library


















Notes from Study Skills Seminar:











 College Activites

College Activites

R128 Rush-Skerries Road Closure

Shuttle Bus Timetable;






SCC has received  its

2nd Green Flag

by An Taisce at the Helix.

See link below

SCC TY Students

received a

Special Award

in St. Patrick's Church

to celebrate and appreciate

the good work

of the young people in the parish.

See link;




 - 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

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Click here to view College activities in November & December 2016

Click here to view College activities Jan to Mar 2016








​                           ​ ​Parents​ ​Association​ ​Autumn​ ​Update

The​ ​PA​ ​is​ ​delighted​ ​to​ ​be​ ​up​ ​and​ ​running​ ​for​ ​the​ ​new​ ​school​ ​year.

Congratulations​ ​to​ ​the​ ​student​ ​group​ ​who​ ​went,​ ​with​ ​their​ ​teachers​ ​to​ ​help​ ​children​ ​in​ ​a Romanian​ ​orphanage​ ​during​ ​the​ ​school​ ​holidays.​ ​The​ ​Mission​ ​Romania​ ​group​ ​put​ ​a​ ​lot of​ ​work​ ​into​ ​fundraising​ ​before​ ​the​ ​trip​ ​and​ ​the​ ​PA​ ​was​ ​happy​ ​to​ ​support​ ​them. The​ ​group,​ ​under​ ​the​ ​leadership​ ​of​ ​Ms.​ ​Carroll,​ ​were​ ​inspirational​ ​in​ ​achieving​  ​their objectives​ ​for​ ​this​ ​very​ ​worthwhile​ ​project.

Our​ ​Annual​ ​General​ ​Meeting​ ​was​ ​held​ ​on​ ​14th​ ​September​ ​and​ ​was​ ​an​ ​opportunity​ ​for the​ ​parents​ ​present​ ​to​ ​meet​ ​our​ ​new​ ​Deputy​ ​Principals,​ ​Mr​ ​Reilly​ ​and​ ​Ms​ ​Spillane,​ ​and to​ ​meet​ ​Mrs​ ​Lennon,​ ​Deputy​ ​Principal. ​ ​Ms​ ​Clarke,​ ​the​ ​Principal, gave a presentation of the highlights from last year, including the excellent Leaving Certificate results, and about​ ​future plans and developments​ ​for​ ​the​ ​school.

Congratulations to our Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate Students on their excellent results.

The​ ​new​ ​PA​ ​officers​ ​were​ ​appointed,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​copy​ ​of​ ​the​ ​financial​ ​report​ ​was​ ​circulated.

The​ ​PA​ ​financially​ ​supported​ ​the​ ​recent​ ​Study​ ​Skills​ ​seminars​ ​in​ ​the​ ​College​ ​for​ ​3rd​ ​and 6th​ ​year​ ​students.​ ​The​ ​facilitator​ ​was​ ​Ms​ ​Grainne​ ​Enright,​ ​from​ ​Brighter​ ​Minds​ ​Skerries, who​ ​put​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​work​ ​into​ ​her​ ​presentations​ ​and​ ​booklet.​ ​We​ ​asked​ ​each​ ​student​ ​for​ ​€5 to​ ​help​ ​toward​ ​the​ ​printing​ ​cost​ ​for​ ​their​ ​booklets.

We​ ​are​ ​delighted​ ​to​ ​announce​ ​that​ ​Mr​ ​Enda​ ​Murphy,​ ​Clinical​ ​Psychotherapist,​ ​who​ ​is one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​country’s​ ​best​ ​known​ ​Clinical​ ​Behavioural​ ​Therapists,​ ​will​ ​speak​ ​to​ ​parents on​ ​Wednesday​ ​22nd​ ​November​ ​at​ ​8pm​ ​in​ ​the​ ​college.​ ​Enda​ ​has​ ​written​ ​several​ ​books, including​ ​‘Five​ ​Steps​ ​to​ ​Happiness’,​ ​and​ ​he​ ​co-authored​ ​‘Flagging​ ​the​ ​Screenager’​ ​with Dr​ ​Harry​ ​Barry.​ ​He​ ​is​ ​a​ ​regular​ ​contributor​ ​to​ ​Sean​ ​O’Rourke’s​ ​radio​ ​program​ ​on​ ​RTE Radio​ ​1.​ ​Tickets​ ​will​ ​be​ ​on​ ​sale​ ​shortly.

The​ ​Committee​ ​for​ ​2017-18​ ​is​ ​as​ ​follows:

Chair:​           Karen​ ​McCaffrey

Secretary:​    Emma​ ​Swarbrigg

Treasurer:​    Carol​ ​Holland

Nominee ​to​ ​BoM:​ Cormac​ ​Gorman


Alex​ ​O’Brien,​ ​Angela​ ​Murray,​ ​Breda​ ​Shankey,​ ​Caroline​ ​Walsh,​ ​Catriona​ ​Grimes,

Clodagh​ ​Zomer,​ ​Liz​ ​O’Reilly,​ ​Mairead​ ​Johnston,​ ​Marie​ ​Barrett,​ ​Martina​ ​Gormley,

Myriam​ ​Morgan,Siobhan​ ​Carr,Suzanne​ ​Jones,​ ​Yolaine​ ​Maillet











Junior Hurling



Match Report: Skerries CC  4.13  St David's Artane 3.6

Junior Hurling 28th Sept 2017


Our Junior Hurling team took the trip to Artane to take on St David's in their second group game of this campaign. Starting brightly Skerries CC took the lead with a point from long range following build up play from Finn Chatten and David Boyd. Wasteful shooting saw five wides build up whilst St David's threatened going forward.  We lost Fionn Duncan to injury early on and this saw Tom Grehan move to midfield.  Skerries CC went in at half time up by 8 points following goals from David Graham, David Boyd and James Casey. However the lead was only secured at half time after 3 amazing saves from Michael Joyce in the Skerries CC goal. Strong determination from our players in the second half was needed to counteract the St Davids revival.  All the Skerries CC subs made a massive difference with Eoghan O'Connor Flanagan , Greg McEnananey and Sean Emmet making a particular impact.

Final score Skerries 4.13
St Davids 3.6
Next up is a home game vs Portmarnock in the final group game. Best of luck to all!





 Well Done

to the U14 Camogie Team who won St. Colmcills.


Congratulations to our U14 hurling team on an emphatic victory in the Dublin Quarter Final versus Scoil Chaitriona Mobhi Road on a final score of Skerries Cc 8.15 Scoil Chaitriona 2.2
This team will play the Dublin Colleges Semi Final in the coming weeks.
Well done to all



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.



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

 Important Guidance related Information for 6th year Students:

January 20th: Early closing date for CAO (Students should register by this date to avail of the reduced price)

February 1st: All students applying to CAO should register before this date.
Students applying for restricted courses should include all restricted courses on their application. Restricted courses cannot be added after this date.

Students applying for DARE should notify Ms Guildea as soon as possible (if they haven’t done so already).


















Zeminar RDS Conference 2017

Students in Skerries Community College were invited by management to attend a Well-being event in the RDS in October 2017. “Zeminar”, a new Education, Empowerment and Well-Being event dedicated to teenagers and their teachers was held on 10th October 2017. The objective of their attendance was to recognize the importance of this demographic group and to provide them with a space where they can inform themselves on issues of interest to them, and come away feeling confident that they can make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others. Seventy students in leadership positions from the Student Council, Prefects and Mentors  from the college attended the event. They were accompanied by Ms Carr, Ms Murray and Ms Neary. They enjoyed taking part in workshops on mental health, listening to guest speakers like the O'Donovan brothers and Sr. Stan and participating in exhibits. It was a truly enjoyable day for our future leaders


Link to Career Events


Link to Timetable of CAO Events







Attached here is the WSE report








UCD Entrance Scholars Award ( Academic High Achievers)

Desmond Cook

Adam Cruise

Cathal Mills


TRINITY Entrance Exhibition Award ( High Achievement)

Cormac Doyle

Kate O Connor

Oscar Kelly

Samuel Diebold

Tom Carron


Adam Cruise was also awarded the JP Mc Manus Award

Congratulations to all!

Ms. C. Clarke.





Well done to

Donal Cotter (5th Year)


Finalist in the DDLETB


Design and Communications Competition.


Well done to Donal and Mr. Leavy!









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



All Students are welcome to join the library Clubs;

 The next Fun Quiz will be

Thursday 18th January


The Book Club,

The Photography Club

Friday 12th January 2018

The Writers Club,

The next meeting will be on  Wednesday 17th January

The Chess Club,

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

The New Games Club, 

Quiz Team.

Students may call to the library for details.


Well Read Team


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