Pictures from Student Overnight Trip to Kilfinane & Burren
Jersey Presentation from Dore Financial Services
We would like to thank Kevin Dore for his kind sponsorship of a set of GAA jerseys for our school. This is another example of the great connection between our school and the local community.
Art Project 2018 in association with NAPD
Well done to all the members of our Art Class who worked closely with their Teacher, Ms. McGrath to produce this wonderful jigsaw like piece of art to reflect the diversity and the importance of inclusivity in our school. This work was done in association the resident artist in Mungret College, Ms. Anne Fitzgerald. This was part of the NAPD’s Creative Engagement Project. Our theme for the project was a Community Learning Together. The interest, commitment and energy shown by Ms. McGrath to our school is great to see.
It was great to meet with all our in coming First Year Students for next year on our registration night in the South Court Hotel. We hope you all got a flavour of our school and that the Information Booklet given to each student on the night will inform you of what to expect later in the year. A huge thank you to Cllr. Daniel Butler (Chairperson of our Board), Ms. Tracey Ryan (Chairperson of our Parent Association), All our Staff and Our Students for their contribution on the night.
December School Newsletter
Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries Award
Mungret Community College has won the Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries award.
The scheme, backed by Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) and dedicated to the late champion of children’s literature Robert Dunbar. This award, like our school, is in it’s first year. The Robert Dunbar Memorial Award is given to two secondary schools and two primary schools in memory of the critic and editor, who passed away last year.
Mungret Community College beat 158 other primary and secondary schools to the prize, which will see €1,500 worth of books donated to our new library.
English teacher Mr. O’Connor said: “Our first whole school trip out was to the library in Dooradoyle, and this is our first national prize. It’s fitting, as reading and literacy is central to what we are doing.” We are delighted to see a library being developed in the school. Going forward, we would love to see students valuing reading as it’s the basis to every single subject and also a life skill that will stick through people’s lives.
School Opening……..Exciting Times Ahead
We are delighted to announce that Mungret Community College opened to our First Year Students on the 29th of August at 9am. It was great to see the scene in our court yard this morning as we welcomed our first students to our school. As can be seen in the photograph above our students were looking their best in their new uniforms. These are very exciting times for our students, their families, our dedicated staff, our interim board of management, LCETB and the local community.
On welcoming the opening of Mungret Community College Cllr. Daniel Butler (Chairperson of the Interim Board) said ‘I would like to acknowledge the great commitment of the board of management to get us to this point. In particular I would like to pay tribute to the diligence of school Principal Liam O’Mahoney ably assisted by Deputy Principal Helen Ryan in delivering a school ready to open within a tight deadline. The education of our community’s children is in great hands.’
Our Board has worked tirelessly over the last six months to ensure that our campus was ready to open on time. We thank each member of the board for their hard work, positive attitude and dedication which has been crucial to the schools development.
We would like to wish our dedicated staff many years of happiness and success in our school and thank them for the efforts they have put into the school prior to its opening. To our incoming students we hope that their expectations and dreams can be realised in a warm, caring, safe and happy environment.