New Rooms for Sacred Heart are officially opened by 6th Year student council.
Stage sets and back drops for school musical.
Concern Debates winners 2017, Laura Walsh, Maebh McCarthy and Natasha Sutton, travelled to Italy last week for a youth conference in L’Aquila which focused on the Sustainable Development Goals. L’Aquila was hit by a devastating earthquake in 2009 and is still recovering. The aim of the conference was the rebuilding of L’Aquila with a focus on sustainability. The girls presented on their experience as Concern Debate winners and using their platform to advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learnt loads from experience. They also enjoyed a day of sightseeing in Rome!
Student V’s Teacher Soccer Match in aid of Charity
Secondary Schools Road Bowling Championships
First Year students enjoy Camogie Blitz
Art Students visit to Gallery
Wednesday, the 17th of October sees the launch of our Sacred Heart Single-use Cup Campaign.
Shauna Casey a 2nd year student in Sacred Heart has made it to the final of this competition.
The final takes place on November 11th. Well done Shauna.
A meeting of the Parents’ Association takes place on Wednesday 17th at 7.30pm. All welcome.
Good victory for Sacred Heart Junior Football Team in Ahamilla.
Notice about UCC Open day and Careers Day in Rochestown Careers Day.
Why not join in on the Friday lunch time run in preparation for the 10K run in December.
Sacred Heart’s new debating team for 2018-2019!
Green schools news at Sacred Heart
Internet Safety Training for TY Student Trainers by Trend Micro!
The class of 1.1 along with their RE teacher Ms Mangan visited Kilgarriffe Church to celebrate 200 years 1818-2018. The students enjoyed hearing about & viewing different displays connected with the church at present.
Congratulation and well done to Niamh McCarthy a 1st year student in Sacred Heart who came second in this competition out of nearly 2400 entrants! Niamh travelled to London last week to the award ceremony. She won £200, 4 Eurostar tickets to either Paris, Brussels or Lille, a poetry camp next May & other items, books, literature etc.
If I try,
I can remember.
They were bending the crucible blue of the sky.
Gently scraping the Afro-tufted trees
And fuzzy, hairline wires.
Forbidden to swoop
As low as the bleached shed.
Unknown spiders dwell in there.
That old home.
The sky ignited.
My feet, sizzled and tingled,
On her crosspatch slates.
The weeds eavesdrcopping on her gardens grandeur.
And her door,
with the lumpy glass,
and obnoxious knocker,
Previously represented love and goodness.
Now symbols memories
Memories that I don’t want to remember.
Her diamond windows,
where light bleached in,
through an eclipse in reality,
lightening the curtains
penetrating through parents shallow laughter
At the secrets we don’t know.
That old home.
spartan bed and rocky pillows.
Speckled concrete and bloody car.
Roasted weeds and
flushed rose buds,
used to stare at the sun, in elation
Pastelled wall shades,
melt to paste.
When you’re told, beneath a star of clocks.
While you wouldn’t touch,
that creaky step.
For it would disturb her.
She kissed the night goodbye.
Yellow bedroom. Like scurvy toothpaste.
Appliquéd happiness. Stuffed with sorrow.
Unable to fall.
With the gentle singing of the train.
Until the stars fell with me.
Hearse. What right did it have?
It’s all a plain pencilled drawing. Maybe.
And the souls. Remember me? Fake smiles.
While I longed to scream.
Why are people celebrating?
Zip the house up and cower.
I can remember…..
The empty silence….
I can’t talk to her.
Better place now
Drawling days and sugar…
I can remember
the absence ~
Of the birds that day.
It’s not a home, just a house,
Now that Nana’s gone.
Niamh McCarthy (13)
Our Senior and U16 Basketball teams will kick off their competitive season.
Transition Year Mini-Company students travelled to the Celtic Ross Hotel on Friday 5th September to attend the “Steps to Success” Student Conference as part of the Student Enterprise Programme. The group was accompanied by Ms. O’ Donovan. The students listened to several inspiring entrepreneurs who shared with them many skills that can apply in the successful running of their companies. The day was both informative and of great benefit to the students . (Aoife Cullinane 4th Year)