Junior Schools’ Debating Competition

Congratulations to Louise Bourke, Josna James, Sorcha O’Regan and Jaslin Joy, photographed on the night of October 23rd  at U.C.D., where they successfully represented Sion Hill in two debates in Round 2 of the Junior Schools’ Debating Competition. They are now looking forward to participating in Round 3 in November. We wish them continued success.

An Ghaeltacht

 A group of students from 3rd to 6th year on a trip to Coláiste Acla Co. Mayo last weekend. The students took part in many activities including surfing, gorge walking, bog jumping, rock climbing and céilí dancing as well working on their Irish in class. The students thoroughly enjoyed their weekend.

Poetry Aloud

Several first year students and two transition year students took part in the Poetry Aloud competition in the National Library on Monday 20th of October. Congratulations to Nour Ghantous from the intermediate category Aisli Moran from the junior category
Hannah McNicholas-Roche from the junior category who have all made it through to the next round in November.

 

Irish Debate

Well done to the Junior and Senior Irish debating teams who competed in the Gael Linn National Irish Debating Competition on Tuesday. The junior team (Kate Donnelly, Hannah Thomas, Alva Phelan) strongly opposed the motion ‘Is maith ann iad facebook agus na meáin shóisialta eile’ while the senior team (Méabh Ní Nualláin, Nour Ghantous, Rachel Phelan) spoke in favour of the motion ‘Tá Éire ag athrú chun feabhais’.

Lourdes

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.