Skerries Community College

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'Spectroscopy in a suitcase'

 ‘Spectroscopy in a suitcase’

A Chemistry workshop for Leaving Certificate Students

The workshop was carried out by PhD students from UCD and funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry.



Leinster Finals

SCC Minor Hockey Team

at the

Leinster Finals.

TY Trip to Google

Mr. E. O'Reilly and Ms. C. Hurley

with TY Students on a Trip to Google HQ in Dublin.


TY students enjoy their trip to Google.

Trocaire Day

Chaplaincy team Students on Trocaire Day

Cycle for Trocaire

Mary Coogan, from Trocaire

with the

'Cycle for Trocaire' Students.

Maths Workshop

Fundraising Maths Workshop

Leaving Certificate Higher Level

Saturday 29th April


Donal Cotter

Donal Cotter (5th Year)

Finalist in the DDLETB

Design and Communications Competition.

Well done to Donal and Mr. Leavy!

Student Enterprise

The Winners of the Innovation Award,

Senior Category are Mr. J. Stafford's TY Students-

Ethan McGarry,

Paul Wilde,

Liam Byrne and

Jake Cruise

Well Done!

Mr. S. McGowan

Student Enterprise Junior Category

Mr.S McGowan's 1st year Students

Grace Cousins,

Georgina Byrne and

Emma Darcy.


Mr. S. McGowan's Students in the

Junior Category of the Student Enterprise

Fatima Feijo and Jodie Scott.

History Trip

5th Year History Students at Arbor Hill

Trip to Derry

5th Year History Students on a

Trip to Derry.

Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis sings his Poetry to Students

as part of the World Book Day Celebrations

World Book Day

Poet, Tony Curtis

with Ms. P. Conway

on World Book Day

Tony Curtis and Molly Brady

World Book Day Celebrations,

Molly Brady reading a Poem by Tony Curtis.

Music in the Library

Students enjoy lovely Irish Music

played by the 5th Year Music Students

as part of

Seachtain na Gaeilge

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.

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.

Ciaran Frawley

Well Done to Past Pupil,

Ciaran Frawley who played on the

U-20 Team for the Six Nations.

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.

Mission Romania

This is a picture of the

Mission Romania Team

on the Summit of Slieve Donard,

in the Mourne Mountains.

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.”


SCC Boys Basketball Team


Boys Junior Hurling Team

with mangers

Mr. C. Fitzgibbon and

Mr. A. Cullinan.

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

Healthy Eating

Congratulations to the Healthy School Committee on receiving the

Healthy School Award

The Flag will be raised on Friday 13th May.

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

April 2017

April 2017

Monday 24th April;

Wellbeing Week

Tuesday 25th;

U14 Hurling Semi Final,

Wednesday 26th;

Senior Cricket

Boys 1st year Gaelic.


Thursday 27th;

Poetry Day

Trip to Cinema for TY Students

Friday 28th;

Photography Club at 1,10 in the library.



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














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


Link to Career Events


Link to Timetable of CAO Events


Fundraising Maths Workshop

Saturday 29th April






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



 Thursday 27th April Poetry Day


Book Club

Friday 28th April2017


 Library Photography Club

will meet on Friday 5th May at 1.10

 New members are always welcome.


Writers Club

Wednesday 3rd May


Quiz Time

Thursday 4th May

Chess Club

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



Well Read Team


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