Offers for First Year 2018-2019
Offers for First Year 2018-2019 were posted on November 6th. The closing date for acceptance of a place ins Monday 13th November.
Open Evening 4th October a Huge Success
Our Open evening took place on Wednesday 4th October. From 7:00pm onwards large crowds arrived every half hour and began their evening by attending a talk given by Mr Keegan, the Principal and Ms Buckley, the Deputy Principal. Afterwards prospective students and their families visited classrooms to meet current students and teachers and were treated to; Schoology demonstrations, Kahoot Quizzes, displays of student work, tasty snacks and words of wisdom from the Modern Language departments, subject-based presentations, musical performances, an Art workshop, a practical Woodwork tutorial, an assortment of Scientific experiments, and a range of delicious muffins that had been prepared by Home Economics students and their teacher.
Thank you to the Parents Association for providing much appreciated tea and coffee during the evening and for your traffic management activities. Thanks also to the students who helped out tonight. They are a credit to the school and to their families.
Positive Mental Health Week 6th to 10th November
Fionnbar Walsh from #livelife Foundation Speaks to NCC Students
To kick start our mental health week we invited Fionnbar Walsh from the #livelife foundation, to talk to all our students and staff here in NCC. Fionnbar lost his son, Dónal, to cancer at the young age of 16 years. Fionnbar spoke to us about Dónal's death and about how much he had valued his short life. He explained to us that Dónal had accepted that he was going to die but wanted everyone else to understand that when they had a choice ,they should value their own lives. Dónal Walsh was an inspiration to the nation, he raised over €50,000 for charity and his anti suicide message had a huge impact on many. Fionnbar and his family set up the charity to continue with the work which Dónal had started. More ...
Jersey Day at NCC
On the 22nd of September, we held a Jersey Day to raise money for Pieta House and Kildare Mental Health Association. Each student bought in €2 or more to contribute to this. All the jerseys were very different and included soccer jerseys, GAA jerseys and rugby jerseys. Overall Jersey Day was a big success.
On the 3rd of October, the school is taking part in a hike for Mental Health Awareness.
Written by the Student Council
Our recently released mission statement for your attention.
Hike for Mental Health Awareness
Mr Keegan, Mr Doyle and a group of students participated in a 10km Hike for Mental Health Awareness today in Glendalough, Co Wicklow. The weather was fine and everybody on the hike had a lovely day in the fresh air. Well done to everyone involved.