Greystones Community College

Weekly News Report 15th October 2021

Weekly News Report 15th October 2021

Green Schools at Greystones Community College

This year, the Green Schools Leadership Team at Greystones Community College, which consists of two representatives from each base class, will be working towards some specific and important goals. Over the coming weeks, the committee will be conducting an environmental survey, to understand the amount of litter and waste that is generated within the School. This survey will provide vital information for the team, as they develop an action plan aimed at reducing this waste. Keep an eye out for the publication of these findings soon. It is also the Leadership Team's goal to attain the Green Flag; an international benchmarking standard for public spaces. The team look forward to updating on this goal also.

Gaeilgeoir na Miosa Awards

Comhghairdeas le na daltaí a bhuaigh Gaeilgeoir na Míosa le haghaidh mí Mheán Fómhair. Bronnadh an teastas orthu ar thaobh a gcuid suim, aire, agus iarracht sa Ghaeilge. Beir bua! An Chéad Bhliain: Ronan McGuigan, Niel Suneesh, Sara Smyth Fagan agus Katelyn Anderson. An Dara Bhliain: Jasmine Judge, Haylie Foley agus Antoinette Burke.

David Walliams – Inspiring Ireland, Inspiring Students

Last week, some very fortunate 1st Year students had the opportunity to engage in a live reading and interview with inspiring author and comedian, David Walliams. This event was arranged with thanks for the Education Support Centres Ireland.

Halloween Assessments at Greystones Community College

Preparation work for Halloween Assessments is currently ongoing. The first reporting period will be next week when students will be issued with a formal written report on progress, areas of achievement and areas for advancement. This evaluation approach serves to help students with their independent goal-setting and self-assessment.

Admissions Window for Greystones Community College

The enrolment window closes on Friday, 22nd October for 6th Class students who wish to commence at Greystones Community College in September 2022. Parents and guardians seeking further information or who would like to submit an application, should visit the school website and queries can be sent to

Creative Schools Beach Visit

Greystones Community College is proud to have been awarded funding from the Arts Council of Ireland to develop Performing Arts within the college. This year's creative arts project, entitled Trasna na dTonnta (Across the Waves), leans into the school's fortunate location here in a seaside community. This will be the inspiration for all elements of the ambitious project. The project will take a whole-school approach to explore the many ways the Wicklow coastline influences students' lives. This past week, 1st Year Artistic Performance students visited the local beach in Greystones, as part of the Trasna na dTonnta project, to make soundscapes; a sound or combination of sounds that forms or arises from an immersive environment. Over the coming months, a range of events will take place, as part of this theme, to cover a variety of areas of study.

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