Graduation Class 2017

Year heads Mr Burke and Ms Bourke pictured with head boy and head girl

 

 

Wellbeing Lunch

 

 Fingal's Wellbeing "Pop-Up Restaurant"

On Friday the 3rd of March, students, teachers and parents of Fingal Community College 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 €7000 was raised before Christmas at two bag packing events in Dunnes Stores in the Pavilion, Swords. The money raised has/will go towards the promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and the development of the extensive extra-curricular programme available at the college. To date a fully equipped gym has been set up and several basketball kits have been purchased with the money.

A “pop up restaurant” was created by the Transition Years students and their Art teacher Ms. Lynch. Months of planning and organising helped to make this meal a success. Many Home Economics classes got involved; First Year students made Apple Pies, Second Year students made Chilli Con Carne and Fifth Year students made Chicken Curry. There was a great atmosphere in the school as the whole school community worked together to feed more than 100 people.   

The tables had teamwork inspired quotes and were decorated with bright cheerful daffodils, candles and napkins. Students, parents and teachers enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the chance to sit back, chat and enjoy good food after a busy week.   Thanks to all the parents who took the time to attend this event. Special thanks Claire Ralph who spearheaded the bag packing events. 

Written by Ms. Héarún

Teamwork inspired quotes on each table. Happy TY students enjoying the meal after all their hard work.

Schools Go Orange 2017

Schools Go Orange National Champaign - can you spot Fingal Community College?

Saaga (Student Council) painting Daniel's face orange. 2nd Yrs taking part in the Selfie champaign.

On Friday the 17th of February, students and teachers from Fingal Community College turned their school orange for mental health awareness as part of Cycle Against Suicide’s #SchoolsGoOrange day.

Simultaneously hundreds of schools around the island of Ireland glowed orange to spread the message that “It’s OK not to feel OK; and it's absolutely OK to ask for help.” The aim of #SchoolsGoOrange was to drive mental health awareness and promote help-seeking behaviour in second level schools across all 32 counties.

In the run up to the day, 5th Yr Home Economics students prepared orange fruit snacks for the staff. The 1st Yr also helped by making orange fruit kebabs as a special treat for the breakfast club.

Fingal Community College hosted a Go-Orange Day, in which free orange face-painting was offered, and students and teachers were encouraged to wear orange. Orange ribbons and orange lollipops were sold to teachers and students. This raised money and helped to get everybody in school asking questions about the campaign and spreading the word. This couldn't have been achievable without the help of the school’s Student Council. Members of the council volunteered to give up their morning and their lunch break to make sure the day was a major success.

As part of the build-up to the day, the #SchoolsGoOrange selfie campaign caused well-known Irish faces from Joe Duffy to Nadia Forde, and from Gerry Adams to Dustin The Turkey to ‘Go Orange’ on social media, helping to highlight the vital work being done in schools to raise awareness.

Participation in #SchoolsGoOrange part-fulfils the requirement for the prestigious award of Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador School, which Fingal Community College is hoping to receive at the end of the school year.

“It was brilliant to be taking part in #SchoolsGoOrange day. It was great to have all the students involved in a movement, where we were the centre of discussing and promoting how our mental health and wellbeing, just like our physical health, needs to be cared for and nurtured.” –Moses, Fingal Community College’s Student Council Vice.

Written by Carmela 5th Yr Student Chairperson

5th Yrs Making Orange Fruit Snacks for the Staff