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Exciting Times For St Finian’s Community College

DCU awards for 3rd year students

St Finian’s Community College Swords held a very successful Intercultural Day at the school recently. It was an initiative organised by the Student Council to celebrate the inclusion and unity amongst students.

It was a great opportunity to learn about other students culture in a fun and positive way. The multiculturalism and globalism at St. Finian’s C.C. is something the college is very proud of.

The school is one of the most progressive in the North County, with plenty of inspirational activities encouraged by teaching staff.

The Transition Year (TY) girls attended IWish exhibition at the R.D.S. to help encourage the young girls to take an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) subjects. Students heard from some inspiring women from the STEM industry and got to interact with many exhibits and learned about STEM jobs.

Girls Basketball is on the rise again at St Finian’s as the 1st year and 2nd year teams had fantastic wins over Skerries CC recently. The first years won 24-8 and the 2nd years won 41-4. The first years proudly displayed their new kit sponsored by Mr Price.

Not to be outdone, the senior boys GAA team are in the Dublin Schools Final for a consecutive year in a row.

The school encourages a lot of community initiatives over the last couple of weeks. Firstly the 5th years organised a fun quiz and tea and coffee morning for members of Swords Senior Citizens. The quiz involved some trivial and fun questions and the teams consisted of a mix of students and senior citizens. There were prizes for the winners and both students and our visitors had a very enjoyable morning. The students learned a lot from the ladies who came to the school on the day.

The good news doesn’t stop there, as Principal Ms Knightly and Guidance Counsellor Ms Barrett were awarded certificates of excellence from DCU for achievements in academia, arts, sport, community spirit and outstanding achievement in school. The students were presented with their awards at a prestigious event in DCU last month.