Scoil Dara News – January 2020

Transition Year

A big well done to those TY students who completed a workshop on Làmh which is a manual signing system, great fun had by all.


Romeo and Juliet in Scoil Dara!

3rd years spent an afternoon with representatives from the Mill Theatre taking part in a Romeo and Juliet workshop.



On Thursday December 5th Scoil Dara held its awards day where past and present students were formally recognised for their wonderful academic achievements. We were delighted to hear past student Oisín Fagan speak to senior students …. so easy to see why the Irish Times refers to him as “the best new writer in Ireland”.  Well done to all recipients and thanks to Ms Butler for organising the events.

Recipients include the following:

The Conor Preston Award for Woodwork:
Winner: Octavian Russu
Runner up: Aoibh Gray and Oisín Farrell

Best Leaving Certificate:
Aisling Connaughton

Best Leaving Cert. Applied:
Erika Ward and Craig Sinclair

Achieving over 500 points:
Conor Murphy, Sorcha Ward, Aisling Byrne, Emma Curtin, Joy Farrell, Maria Tont, Jessica Eichler, Nicole Kenna, Aoife Ryan

Best Junior Certificate:
Remigiusz Zajac

Top 10 Junior Certificates:
Shauna Fox, Lillian Okeke, Sarah Voyles, Daniel Murphy, Vishal Venkatesan, Shauna Malone, Ciara Gormely, Nambitha Maruthi, Ciara Connaughton

Pictures taken on the day are shown below:

Oisín Fagan

Oisín Fagan giving talk to senior students


Choir in Tallaght Hospital

Scoil Dara’s ever amazing choir kicked off their Christmas touring season by travelling to Tallaght hospital to sing for staff, patients and visitors, well done Ms O’Connor and all involved.


Ready to Rock in Heuston Station in aid of Focus Ireland

The choir also performed in Heuston Station to raise valuable funds for Focus Ireland.

Full team performing at Heuston Station

The choir were under the direction of Conductors Ms O’Connor and Mr McCormack

Ice Skating in Dundrum

2C, Ms. Quinn, Ms. E. Mc Auliffe, and Ms. R Murphy had a splendid evening in Dundrum.


Ladies Senior Team

Our talented senior girls team who put in an outstanding 2nd half performance yesterday in a bid for 3 out of 3. It just wasn’t to be on the day but you all did your school very proud.



Scoil Dara is super proud of This amazing crew. Huge congratulations to Ms Butler & the wonderful team on their win tonight against Ardscoil Rathangan on the motion ‘The EU needs an Army’. Great speeches all round .. what a journey we have had with this team.


Shoe Box Appeal

Alex O’ Gorman, Katie Mahon and 1F who collected the most shoe boxes in Scoil Dara for Team Hope, 99 in total!! Rumour has a pizza party awaits you all, well done to all.


Marshmallow Challenge

5th year students competing in the annual ‘Marshmallow Challenge’ & the ladies who won it in style.


Student Council

Well done to the Student Council &  Ms Doyle…raising money for the Father Peter McVerry Trust with a Christmas Jumper Fundraiser and they organised and collected food items for the St. Vincent de Paul, well done to everyone who donated, such an amazing response to both worthy causes.


An Advent Calendar with a Difference

What Christmas Spirit there is in Ms. Quinn’s First year class!! ….they made these lovely Advent Calendars that invite us to acts of kindness each day…. just beautiful.


Gymnastics display by 1st years accompanied by Rhythmic Gymnast Marielle Farrelly