Every year five students represent Sion Hill on the Dublin Dioceses Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Students from all over the Diocese travel with the pilgrimage and work along-side the experienced to assist the Sick Pilgrims during their stay in Lourdes. Alanna, Barbara, Emily, Emma and Susan had the honour of attending this year. Each student fundraised to go and would like to take this opportunity to thank all who supported them in this mission. Well done to all five who worked very hard during the week.
A big thank you to Fionnbar Walsh for coming to our school to talk to the 4th, 5th and 6th years about his son Donal Walsh, an inspirational young man.
Donal Walsh was the Kerry teenager who touched so many lives when he came to prominence through his writings and subsequent appearance on Brendan O’Connor’s ‘The Saturday Night Show’. Donal, who fundraised tirelessly while battling Cancer has now had the Donal Walsh #Livelife Foundation set up by his family in order to bring forward his dreams of providing age appropriate teenage facilities in hospital and hospice centres as well as promoting his anti-suicide message. #Livelife message.
3rd Year Trip to the Mosque in Clonskeagh.
Louise O’Neill, author of ‘Only Ever Yours’ visited the school on Wednesday 15th of October to provide a writer’s workshop for the Transition year students and to engage in a questions and answers session with the Senior Book Club.
Best of luck to the Junior Debate club members who will be representing Sion Hill in Round 2 of the Junior Schools’ Debating Competition in UCD on Thursday, October 23rd. Pictured below are Jaslin Joy, Vasundhra Sharma, Louise Bourke (sub), Josna James and Sorcha O’Regan during their successful participation in Round 1.