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 Meghana was presented with the “Excellence in Biology” Award by Dr. Catherine Nolan, President of the Institute of Biology of Ireland. She achieved the highest marks in the Leaving Certificate Biology exam in 2014. Meghana’s biology teacher was Ms. Gillian Kaye.

Library Committee

We were delighted to have renowned author ‘Sarah Crossan’ visit St Thomas’ Library on Friday the 23rd of January to host a workshop on creative writing and exploring poetry to the first and second year students.

Sarah also engaged in a questions and answers session with the students about her latest book ‘Apple and Rain’.

 

Coin Race

Sion Hill’s annual ‘Coin Race’ fundraiser for communities in the Developing World was again a hugely successful and fun event. The 2030.88 euro raised will be contributed to Bothar to buy livestock, to the Sealdah school/orphanage in Kolkata and to Actionaid in support of their work with young girls, BIAG. Thank you to everyone who got involved.

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Alive sent a congratulations card to Malala Yousafzai , the 17 year old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for campaigning on behalf of girls’ education in the Swat Valley of Pakistan. She was awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize this week along with India’s Kailash Satyarthi, a campaigner to end child labour.

 

Dominican Youth Day

This year Sion Hill sent the 4th and 5th year representatives from the Mind, Body and Soul committee and the student council to the Dominican Youth Forum 2014, at the Dominican Convent, in Cabra. The theme this year was “Inspiring Voices” and each student participated in workshops around this. The main workshop in the morning was centred around St. Dominic our main inspiration. We learned more about his life and the founding story of the order. We hope to bring what we learned about the Dominican ethos back to school life.