News from St. Declan’s

May 12, 2015

Students from St. Declan’s Community College modelling their new jerseys and shorts.
Back L-R: Pat Phelan (Owner), Bryan Hallihan (Teacher), Jane Foley (Store Manager)
Front L-R: Aisling Allen, Lauren Galvin, Laura Reynolds and Georgia Harris

St. Declan’s Community College would like to express a huge thank you to Pat Phelan, of Phelan’s Centra Kilmacthomas, for sponsoring a beautiful Ladies Football kit for the students of St. Declan’s. The jerseys and shorts were part designed by Aisling Allen, Lauren Galvin, Laura Reynolds and Georgia Harris. The school thoroughly appreciates this generous sponsorship and all support from our local community.


We have had a busy few weeks on the athletics front, on April 22nd, we had the Waterford Schools Track and Field with a great number of medals won.

On April 29th, we had a small team of two girls competing in Templemore at the East Munster Girls Track and Field. Clodagh Purcell ran very well in the 800m and Kelsey Power ran a great race to win bronze in the 200m.

On May 6th, a strong team of boys competed at the RSC in the East Munster Boys Track and Field. We won 13 medals with Gold for Jamie McCarthy in the Inter 1800m, Oisin Kiely in the Inter 200m and an impressive double by Stephen Walsh in the Senior 200m and 400m. Our day finished with a fantastic gold in a photo finish for our Inter Boys Relay team of Jamie McCarthy, Alex Foley, Adam Whelan and Oisin Kiely.

Next up is the Munster Schools Track and Field in Cork on May 16th. Best of luck to all our      Athletes.

St. Vincent de Paul

Debbie from St. Vincent de Paul visited the school on Friday 8th May. She spoke to our Transition year and 5th Year Students.  She gave a very informative talk and it was enjoyed by all.

Thanks to Mrs. O’ Connor for organising the event.

Trócaire Workshop

Janet from Trócaire visited St. Declan’s on Thursday 7th May.  She gave a workshop to our 2E and 2L students.

She spoke about Trócaire’s work in the developing world but concentrated on the devastating   effects of climate change. The students had a talk, discussion, film and group work. It was enjoyable and all benefitted from the experience.

Janet also wanted to thank the students of St. Declan’s for their continued support.  She said that “if they didn’t get the support from home, their work would not be possible”. She acknowledged the long association our school has with Trócaire. We have raised over €44, 000 Euro to date. She especially wanted to thank the students who this year alone raised 1,505 Euro. Lastly she thanked the R. E. teachers for their support in particular Mrs. Hartery and Mrs. O’ Connor for their co- ordination of the event each year.

Summer Camps


29th June – 3rd July Get to Know You Camp   (incoming 1st Year students)
6th – 10th July Multi Activity Camp    (for 6 to 12 year olds)
15th – 17th July Outdoor Pursuits Camp    (for 12 to 16 year olds)

Application forms available in all primary schools and in St. Declan’s Community College.

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