All Junior Cycle students recently attended Cyclone Rep Workshops on the issues of Bullying and Alcohol Abuse. The Cyclone Rep Theatre Company seeks to educate young people about issues that affect their lives. Cyclone explored these issues through the medium of drama and engaged the students in discussion and group work following up on the performances which they had seen.
The day was organised as part of the school’s programme on well being and resilience. We hope that days like this will help to build student confidence and self esteem and will equip them with the tools to deal with difficult situations which they may face as teenagers and indeed, into the future.
Ms. C. McCarthy
Third Year: Year Head
SVSS Transition Year students attended the Axa Road Safety Road Show recently. The hard hitting Road Show educates teenagers and young adults about the stark reality of road crashes and their brutal impact on the lives of those involved and their families.
Linda O'Halloran, Cathedral Credit Union, presents a cheque to SVSS Fifth Year students Chloe Morey,
Maria Slattery, Eve Hannigan and Sarah Constant for the forthcoming Annual Awards Ceremony.
Passers-by and staff at the Crawford Art Gallery looked on in admiration today as St Vincent’s Fourth Year Art students took on the role of art gallery guides! Sean Keating’s 1922 oil painting Men of the South and F.E. McWilliam’s 1974 bronze sculpture Girl in a Bomb Blast were both researched by the girls over the last few weeks and today they treated their fellow First Year students to a unique student-led presentation of both artworks. Everyone had a very enjoyable morning, with one First Year student commenting on how brave she thought the Fourth Years were, and how she couldn’t wait to become a TY student so that she could try out being an art gallery guide for herself! Many thanks once more to Emma Klemencic and staff at the Crawford Art Gallery Education Department for their continued support and hospitality shown to the budding artists of St Vincent's.
Ms. J. Neill & Ms. C. Barry
SVSS Student Council members brought smiles to many faces by selling tasty pancakes to staff and students in a recent fundraiser for school facilities.
Angela McGlynn from CIT presented SVSS Chemistry students and their teacher Ms. Dodd with a practical workshop entitled Spectroscopy in a Suitcase. The students used spectroscopy to identify a sample of material found at a fictitious crime scene and to solve a crime. The practical application of chemistry and the use of the spectrometers connected the students to the application of chemistry in real life. Spectroscopy in a Suitcase is a project funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry. This excellent event supports the study of STEM subjects in SVSS.
Fifth year students @ SVSS attended a study seminar in CIT recently. As a result, the students gained a valuable insight into the world of study and how the mind works in processing and disseminating information. A series of fast paced workshops enabled the students to explore a range of topics associated with improving their study techniques. They learnt how to maintain a healthy body and brain, and how the brain remembers information. They used assistive technology to enhance their learning. All agreed it was an invaluable insight into developing study skills which will stand them in good stead for their Leaving Certificate and for study at third level. Students were accompanied by their Study Skills teacher, Ms. Dodd.