On Wednesday 27th September four of our students - Cristina (5th Year), Caitlin, Karolina and Vilte (all TY) -attended the Concern Debates workshop in the Carmelite Community Centre. The students, members of Fingal's Debate Club, attended the workshop to learn the art of debating, as well as the format for the upcoming Concern Debates in which the school is participating. The school's first debate is a Home debate against St. Mary's Secondary School (Glasnevin) on Thursday October 12th. The motion for the date, proposed by Fingal, is 'To end hunger, the world must embrace GMOs'. The debate will take place at [...]
Take a look at some of our images from the TY trip to Carlingford. The trip was an opportunity for students to make new friends and create new experiences together. Students participated in a range of water sports, high ropes, zip-lining, laser tag and many more team-building activities over the two days at Skypark and Carlingford Lough. The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and returned today to some fantastic Junior Certificate results. The trip was organised by TY coordinator and year head Ms Lynch. Students were accompanied by Ms Lynch and teachers Ms. Buffini and Mr Howley.
We are officially into our third week of teaching and learning in Fingal and already the school is a hive of activity! We would like to thank Ms. Lynch for once again organising the hugely successful Dunnes Stores Bag Pack which raised a fantastic €2639.79 for the school. Thank you to all of the teachers and students who also gave their time freely to make the bag pack such a success. Our Open Evening will be held this coming Thursday evening (14th September) from 6.30 - 8.30 p.m. for all 5th and 6th class students and their parents. We look forward [...]
Our TY students set off for Carlingford this morning for a fantastic two-day adventure. The annual Carlingford trip is one of the highlights of the Transition Year programme here in Fingal Community College, proving to be not only a fun and active excursion, but also a great team-building exercise to start the year off on a positive and productive note. Thank you to TY coordinator Ms. Lynch and teachers Ms. Buffini and Mr. Howley for giving their time so generously to accompany the students. We look forward to sharing with you all of the photos of this great trip!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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