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Schools Go Orange 2017

April 2nd, 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 [...]

College For Every Student 2016

April 2nd, 2017|

Fingal Community College celebrated another hugely successful ‘College Awareness Week’ this year. After being awarded the title of 21st Century School of Distinction last year, all staff and students were keen to retain the title and make the event even bigger. 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 [...]

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 [...]