Catholic Schools Week

 

Durning Catholic Schools Week students took part in many activities.

  • TY collected reeds to make St. Brigids Crosses.
  • 2nd years students and their Grandparents took part in an Intergenerational Quiz.
  • 1st years students presented to other 1st year classes about different types of Religions.
  • TY students had a talk from the Samaritans.

Wellbeing week 2017

Monday 9th October 2017

Thought for the day: Connect with the people around you.

With family friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. By staying connected and nurturing these relationships we feel happier and more secure, giving a better sense of purpose.

Today’s Activities:

Whole school talk given by Rob Carley and Brian Kelly: Suicide or Survive

 

Helpful websites:

 

Tuesday 10th October 2017

Thought for the day: Be Active

Go for a walk or Run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Discover a physical activity you enjoy and suits your lifestyle and level of mobility and fitness. Scientists confirm physical activity can help maintain wellbeing and good mental health.

Today’s Activities:

  • TY’s attended the Zeminar at the RDS
  • 2rd years Samaritans talk
  • 3th years Drugs Task Force with R. Stafford.
  • 5th years CBT Workshop with Oliver Smith.
  • Art Lunch Club.

 

Wednesday11th October 2017

Thought for the day: Take Notice

Be Curious

Catch sight of the beautiful. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment whether you are walking to work, eatinglunch or talking to friends. Notice how you are feeling and thinking.

 

Today’s Activities:

Visit by Jim Daly, Minister for Mental Health and Older People

  • TY’s Pound drumming Aerobics
  • TY’s Yoga
  • 2nd Years Samaritans.

 

Thursday 12th October 2017

Thought for the day: Keep Learning

Try something new.

Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a new responisibility. Setting yourself a new challenge and learning new skills will make you more confident as well as being great fun.

Today’s Activities:

  • 6th years Pound Drumming Aerobics
  • 1st years Finglas Youth Resource Centre.
  • Art Lunch Club

 

 

 

 

 

Dublin Ladies’ Senior Football

There was great excitement throughout St. Michael’s again this year when the Dublin Ladies’ Senior Football team, featuring our very own Ciara Trant in goal, once more qualified for the All Ireland final. This was Dublin’s fourth final in a row and we well remembered the disappointment of the three previous losses at the hands of Cork. This time the opposition was provided by Mayo and we hoped against hope that our luck would turn. 

The last (and only) time that the Dublin Ladies had won the All Ireland was back in 2010. On that occasion the team was captained to glory by Denise Masterson, our Maths and German teacher. Now it was the turn of Ms. Trant (English and PE) to fly the St. Michael’s flag once more in Páirc an Chrócaigh on 24 September.  

A large and vocal contingent of pupils trooped up to the topmost heights in the Cusack Stand and proceeded thereafter to hoarsen themselves for the duration of the game. They were rewarded with a fantastic win by Dublin with score of 4-11 to 0-11.

 46,286 people attended the final – 18,000 more than had attended the women’s European soccer final between Denmark and Holland this year.

 

Peer2Peer

Thursday May 4th was Presentation Day for all who took part in this year’s Peer2Peer work. The ceremony, supported by the Finglas/Cabra Drugs and Alcohol Awareness Unit, took place in the FAST Centre, Wellmount Road, commencing at 12.00 noon. St. Michael’s was represented by four TY students, Stephanie Bennett, Katie Dixon, Jasmin Harte and Jessica Dwyer (the only student from all the participating schools to deliver a speech to the audience which was comprised of students, teachers, parents and invited guests). A great day was had by all, the speechifying being followed by a calorie-filled meal! Our girls were justly proud of their well-merited certificates. They had both learned and given a lot.

St. Michael’s Talent Show 2016

A selection of the performances from St. Michael’s Holy Faith Secondary School “Rock N Roll” Talent Show 2016.

 

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Cheerleaders: A very exciting performance from our 1st year students all are members of the local cheerleading squad “Strike Force”.

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Jasmine Doyle and Kaja Belica: TY students with a performance to remember Jasmine dancing and Kaja singing to “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons.

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Yvonne Ward: 1st year student on her 1st performance as a St. Michael’s student, but definitely won’t be her last.

 

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African Drumming: Our African Drummers comprising of teachers and students bring a fresh new approach to modern songs.

 

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Rebecca Bernes: Rebecca singing “Beam me up” by Pink her “Bluesy” voice is unmistakable.

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Traditional Group: A mix of teachers and students playing “Wagon Wheel” in a “trad style”.turtlenecks

Turtlenecks: Vocals- Kaja, Bass -Narcisa, and Guitar-Tara. Three friends who teamed up to perform “You really got me” by the Kinks.irishdancers

Irish Dancers: A mix of students from all years, our Irish Dancers choreographed a dance consisting of Traditional Irish music as well a popular modern pop and rock songs.