Students from St. Declan’s Community College who were involved in a Skype link, formed for the purpose of twinning with Holy Trinity High School, Torbay, Newfoundland. Also included in the photo: Mrs Dunbar (Deputy Principal) and Mrs Browne.
School Twinning Ceremony
As part of the Newfoundland Labrador Irish Connections Festival, St. Declan’s Community College was invited to be involved in a twinning ceremony with Holy Trinity High School in Torbay, Newfoundland. On Friday 25th September a Skype call was set up linking the two schools. Ms Dunbar, Deputy Principal was the lead teacher on the Kilmacthomas side and was ably assisted by 17 students from Transition Year and 5th Year along with three teachers, Ms Browne, Ms Morrissey, and Mr Meleady. The Skype call highlighted information about both schools location, population, subjects taught etc. It also involved musical performances from each school involved in the twinning ceremony.
A past pupil of St. Declan’s Community College, Ross Houlihan, now married and living in Newfoundland was the catalyst behind the school twinning event. His brother, Ryan who is currently a 5th Year student in St. Declan’s presented Holy Trinity High School in Newfoundland with a Waterford Flag to mark the event. The Skype call lasted for an hour. It was very entertaining and a lot of information was exchanged about both schools and the Waterford connection with Newfoundland.
Transition year Students from St. Declan’s Community College attending a falconry display at Curraghmore, courtesy of “Mayfield Birds of Prey”.
Declan Griffin from St. Declan’s Community College attending a falconry display at Curraghmore, courtesy of “Mayfield Birds of Prey”.