On Thursday the 25th October Coláiste Dún an Rí held its first annual Sponsored Walk. This walk was aimed at raising funds to drive our extra-curricular success within the school. The Walk was given great support by students, parents and the local community. Sponsorship contributions will be used to subsidise bus transfers to various sporting events and equipment for extra-curricular activities in the school.


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After lunch students left the school accompanied by their tutor. they walked down to the gates of the Dún an Rí Forest Park on the Shercock Road. They then walked through the park, along the back of Kingspan and accross the GAA grounds before returning to the school. The walk was just over 5km. 

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As a token of our appreciation Coláiste Dún an Rí had spot prizes for students and those who had sponsored them. A Lenovo tablet to the value of €170 was awarded to Lucy Farrelly for raising the most amount of money. Two €50 Eason vouchers were awarded as runner up prizes to Robbie Carey and Rachel McEneaney. There was also three prizes up for grabs for those who sponsored our students. The first prize included a two night stay in the Diamond Coast Hotel in Enniscrone which was won by Betty Walsh. The Second and Third prize was dinner for two in Cabra Castle. These prizes were won by Conor Sheenan and Aidan Campbell. Congratulations to all.

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Coláiste Dún an Rí is thrilled to have been chosen as the only school in Co. Cavan selected to participate in the Creative Schools pilot Arts Programme during the 2018-2019 school year. The Creative Schools Team at the Arts Council stated that they are delighted to have Coláiste Dún an Rí as one of the 150 participating schools nationwide.

The primary aim of the Creative Schools project is to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives. Over the upcoming school year, the Arts Council will support the school to develop and begin to implement the school’s own Creative Plan. Working with a Creative Associate, the school will be supported to understand, develop and celebrate its engagement with the arts which will empower it to bring about real changes in the way the school works.

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As a Creative School, Coláiste Dún an Rí will draw on the range of resources within the school and wider community to develop new ways of working that reinforce the impact of creativity on student learning, development and well-being. The children and young people in the school will have a central role in this process. The Principal of the school, Mr. Fergal Boyle expressed his delight at being one of the successful schools and praised the teaching staff for their promotion of the visual, literary, musical and dramatic arts in the school. He praised the work of the Arts committee within the school and looked forward to working on the pilot project.

 

 

Don't forget our upcoming Enrolment Evening on Tuesday 13th November. Check out our new video to see Coláiste Dún an Rí for yourself.

 

Coláiste Dún an Rí invites Sixth Class students to our Subject Sampling Morning on Saturday 10 November 

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