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Geography Week

Ms. A. M. White hosted a

"Special Geography Quiz"

Here are the winning teams.


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.

Team Hope

SCC Students ready for

Team Hope

Shoebox Appeal


Mr. Fitzgibbon, Dylan de Beer, Mr. Cullinan and Ciaran Murphy,

Junior and Senior Hurling players with Managers.

Junior Hurling

Junior Hurling player, Dylan de Beer,

with managers

Mr. Fitzgibbon and Mr. Cullinan

Dylan de Beer

Junior Hurling player

Dylan de Beer.

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.”

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

RDS Conference

SCC students at the

Zeminar Conference in the RDS


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.


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.

Ailbhe Treacy

Mr.C. Fitzgibbon with

Ailbhe Treacy from 1 Curie

who won the

"Gaeilgeoir Na Seachtaine"

Well Done!

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.

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




Library Week

Monday 28th November;

U16 Girls Gaelic

1st year Hockey

All TY students away at

Road Safety Roadshow

Tuesday 29th

Story telling in the library at 1.10

Wednesday 30th;

Boys 1st year V's St. Mac Daras.

Thursday 1st December;

U19 Basketball Semi-Final  

U14 Gaelic Quarter Final.


TY Cinema Trip.









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





Up-coming Events

Up-coming Events

 December 6th

Oisin Mc Gann

Author Visit

Friday 9th

Julie Embleton

Author Visit.





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.

Friday 25th

Photography Workshop

in the Library


Philip O'Neill.

Library Activities

Library Activities





Click here to learn all about our Library


Author Visit

Oisin McGann - 6th December

Julie Embleton - 9th December


Book Club

Friday 16th December


 Library Photography Club

will meet on Friday 9th December at 1.10

 New members are always welcome.


Writers Club

Wednesday 14th December


Quiz Time

Thursday 21st December

Chess Club

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

The next tournament will start in December  2016


Well Read Team

Wednesday 30th November


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