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Going Beyond the Pale

November 22nd, 2016|

On Thursday, the 22nd of September, Transition Year students, 6th Year Agricultural Science and Construction students went to the annual National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Although it was a long bus journey, students kept themselves entertained with music and banter along the way. On arrival, students quickly realised the importance of the wellie boots! Students were mesmerized by the colossal size of the event and the variety of stalls and activities. Everyone was eager to explore the range of farm animals, machinery and exhibits available including live sheep shearing displays. Agricultural Science students were assigned the task of collecting [...]

It’s Okay Not to Feel Okay

November 22nd, 2016|

Jim Breen and Jessica It was a pretty big deal for our school to apply to participate in the Student Leaders Congress, especially our student council. It was the first time Fingal Community College really put a strong emphasis on positive mental health and asking for help if you need it. Applying to be an Ambassador School encouraged teachers and the students to talk about these issues and to share Cycle Against Suicides' message. Soon the idea of it being okay not to feel okay, and how it's absolutely okay to ask for help, was circulating around the school in a [...]

Take a Closer Look …

June 2nd, 2016|

Any parent in Swords interested in new multi- denominational ETB 2nd level school sign up here @FingalCC@ddletbhttp://www.ddletb.ie/Second-Level/Campaigns-for-Patronage.aspx Faces of Fingal      

Banter, Blisters and Fond Memories

June 2nd, 2016|

Day 1 (Triacastela - Sarria)  Twenty seven students and three teachers started on their Camino adventure on the 27th of April 2016 with their bags packed and with happy faces we all set off to tackle this challenge ahead of us. Naturally we were feeling confident and shook off the first day from Triacastela to Sarria as if it was a quick pop down to the Spar for a cheeky Magnum. We arrived in the early afternoon and relaxed for the rest of the day. Day 2 (Sarria - Portomarin) Unfortunately due to the easiness of Day 1, people found it [...]

1916 Remembered in FCC

May 31st, 2016|

Fingal Community College joined in the national commemorations of 1916 by hosting several events throughout the year. The History Department spent many months planning and organising events such as the Raising of the Flag, a Drama and Musical Concert, participation in the Fingal 1916 parade, Art Competitions, Creative Arts Workshops, debates and many more. Newly composed poems and songs were written by many talented students also. Throughout the year the History noticeboard was updated with newspaper articles, photographs and maps concerned with the 1916 Rising. Ms. O’Keeffe also created a Wall of Relatives to enable students to connect the event with [...]

Hallelujah in the National Concert Hall

May 24th, 2016|

The school choir participated in the Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB Festival of Music on Monday, 7th March. The event took place in the National Concert Hall. It was a showcase of the many talented students in Fingal Community College and surrounding schools. The choir worked very hard in the preparation for the event with two or three rehearsals a week as well as some Saturdays. The Festival of Music has been running since 1999 and always promises to be an extremely entertaining and eventful night. This year was no different and Fingal Community College was very proud to have two [...]

A Big Thank You

February 19th, 2016|

2nd Years chatting and enjoying their lunch. On Friday the 29th of January, students, teachers and parents were treated to a sit down lunch as a celebration of the wonderful efforts made by all at a recent Parents’ Association fundraising activity. A massive €3,381 was raised before Christmas at the annual bag packing event in Dunnes Stores in the Pavilion, Swords. The money raised will go towards the promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and the development of the extensive extra-curricular programme available at the college. Two classrooms were transformed into a restaurant by the Art teacher Ms. Lynch and the food was [...]

A Massive €3381

January 13th, 2016|

        Congratulations to the Parents'Association and all involved in the recent Dunnes Stores Bag Pack. A massive €3381 was raised to help promote extra curricular activities and Healthy LIfestyles. Special thanks to all our sponsors: Dunnes Stores Art & Hobby Elvery Sports.   Watch our video of our efforts to date to Promote Healthy Lifestyles. {iframe width="" height="250"}https://s3.amazonaws.com/embed.animoto.com/play.html?w=swf/production/vp1&e=1452946883&f=DtjkBU1XlNa21fMyaTVmug&d=0&m=a&r=360p&volume=100&start_res=360p&i=m&asset_domain=s3-p.animoto.com&animoto_domain=animoto.com&options={/iframe}  

Career Awareness Week 2015

January 12th, 2016|

  5 Years and teacher Mr. Mc Carthy Mentor Speed Dating On the 23rd-27th November, Fingal Community College took on ‘College Awareness Week’ with bucket-loads of energy and enthusiasm.  As a ‘College For Every Student’ (CFES) School, all staff members are working together to inform the students of the options available to them, what is required of them in order to get what they want and the challenges and rewards of getting a third level education.  In the run-up to ‘College Awareness Week’ and during the week itself there were many events and activities for every year group.  The school corridors were transformed [...]

Back to School for Temple Street

January 12th, 2016|

6th Year LCVP Class   On Friday October 23rd the teachers wore the school uniform for the day. They did this in aid of Temple Street Children's Hospital.  This was a result of a two week fundraising campaign led by the 6th year LCVP class. As part of their Enterprise Action Plan, they decided to raise funds and awareness for Temple Street Children's Hospital. They managed to convince the teachers to agree to wear the uniform for the day if they raised a minimum of €500. In the end they managed to exceed their target and raise €840. A huge thank you to all the students and teachers [...]

Learning into Practise

November 13th, 2015|

On Wednesday the 7th of October the two 6th Year Biology classes and the Agricultural Science class took part in an ecology tour of the world famous Dublin Zoo. The tour was organised as part of a revision trip to put theory into practise. It demonstrated all of the Ecology procedures required for the Leaving Certificate Biology course. When we entered the Zoo we were divided into two separate groups, then given an equipment pack and a map. We carried out the various tasks for two hours including an investigation of the surrounding habitat and a survey of the different animals [...]

Ambassadors for Positive Mental Health

September 28th, 2015|

On Friday 11th September Ms. Chaney, Luke and I attended the Ambassador Schools award ceremony at Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park. On behalf of the Student Council, Luke and I accepted the award for Fingal Community College. It was a fantastic event. It was an honour to be there representing our school, especially after all of our hard work. It was amazing to see forty five different schools from all around Ireland receiving their Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador School status. The awards were presented by Jim Breen, founder of Cycle Against Suicide.   The Ambassador School Awards were awarded for completing [...]