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  • National Poetry Aloud Intermediate Winner
    6th Dec National Poetry Aloud Intermediate Winner Congratulations to Holly Micklem on winning the Intermediate category of Poetry Aloud Ireland.
  • Project 2018 Race Day
  • Anuna Choir Workshop
    29th Nov Anuna Choir Workshop Senior Choir were delighted to welcome Lucy Champion, education co-ordinator, and her team from Ireland's national choir Anuna to Wesley this week.
  • Senior Choir in the  Mansion House
    25th Nov Senior Choir in the Mansion House As winners of the Folens Best Secondary School Choir in Feis Ceoil 2017, Senior Choir will be heading to Dublin's Mansion House on December 13th at 2:30pm. The Christmas-themed event is part of ‘It’s the Taking Part That Counts’, a nationwide initiative to get more of Ireland’s schools singing.
  • ISTA Science Quiz Dublin Heats
    20th Nov ISTA Science Quiz Dublin Heats Congratulations to the Senior Science Quiz team of Daniel Ahmed, Emma Costello and Ben Fitzpatrick on finishing 3rd out of 44 teams in the Dublin heat of the ISTA Science Week Quiz in Trinity College last Thursday night. We wish them well in the All-Ireland final next Saturday, 25th November in Trinity College. Well done also to Elena Donitzky, Sungyun Kim and Clodagh Moran who finished joint fourth on the night.
  • Kilcoole Music Festival Winners
    20th Nov Kilcoole Music Festival Winners Well done to the Junior Choral Group, who were awarded first place in the Potterton-Heatequip Cup at the Kilcoole Music Festival this weekend, with a brilliant mark of 92%. The adjudicator praised the choir for their beautiful singing and excellent story-telling. Congratulations to all in involved.
  • Sligo International Choral Festival
    19th Nov Sligo International Choral Festival Senior Choir competed in the Sligo International Choral Festival last Friday, making this their third trip to these competitions. We were absolutely delighted once again, to be warmly welcomed by principal of St John's National School, Mr Bernard Mulhern, by now a familiar face to the choir! The Sligo primary school provided a wonderful rehearsal space for choir members to eat lunch, stretch legs after a long bus journey and warm-up their voices. The group gave assured performances of their four chosen pieces in two classes for secondary schools, with a particularly moving rendition of Ballade to the Moon to finish their day's work in Sligo. Wesley can be sure that the Senior Choir represented the College proudly and both adjudicators found much to enjoy and commend in their performances.
  • European Science Olympiad
    19th Nov European Science Olympiad Transition Year students Rachel Price ( Biology ) and Ceri Arnott ( Chemistry) competed in the Irish finals of the European Science Olympiads on Saturday 11th November. Over 300 high-achieving students from around the country had been selected to compete in DCU, based on their outstanding Junior Certificate Science and Maths results. Ceri achieved Highly Commended and Rachel won a Bronze medal, which puts her into a final training and selection process for the Irish team. Well done to them both.
  • Parenting Positively
  • Fr Frank Maher Music Prize
    12th Nov Fr Frank Maher Music Prize Congratulations to Killian White who won 1st prize in the Father Frank Maher music competition on Friday night, November 10. Killian competed against six other Leaving Cert students from around Ireland for a bursary of €5,000. Wesley are especially proud as Martina O'Connell was also a finalist in this competition. Well done to both of these exceptionally talented musicians.
  • University Scholars
    7th Nov University Scholars Trinity College Dublin announced that an unprecedented ten Wesley pupils have been awarded a prestigious Entrance Exhibition Scholarship on the basis of their high performance in the Leaving Certificate. These include: Serena Pedlow, Grant Arnott, Daire Connolly, Katharine Woods, Katy Beckett, Eric Sheeran-Purcell, Christopher Nixon, Claire Campbell, Lauren Rowe and Rakesh Ahmed. This is the largest Wesley cohort to receive Entrance Awards. Furthermore, Gina Ryan also received an Academic Scholarship from Dublin City University, while six past pupils will be recognised as High Achievers at the UCD Entrance Scholars Awards. These include: Jenny Clarke, Emily Esmonde, Oran Grehan, Ben Ralph, Mark Samuel and Grace Teo. The awards highlight the exceptional talent and achievement of the Class of 2017. We wish them well in their future academic careers.
  • Poetry Aloud
    27th Oct Poetry Aloud Congratulations to Jody Maiden on winning the overall prize at the College Poetry Aloud finals on Thursday 26th October. Jody also won the Senior category in the competition. Holly Micklem took the Intermediate award and Toto Daly won the Junior section. Runners up in the three categories were Bevan Armstrong, Holly Leech and Hannah Murray, while Bethan Tenant was recognized for her exceptional achievement in reaching seven finals in seven years in Wesley. Twenty Wesley students reached the finals of the Poetry Aloud, a competition that has grown from a Wesley event to one now organised nationally.
  • Senior Choir Rising Stars Concert
    23rd Oct Senior Choir Rising Stars Concert Congratulations to the Senior Choir on their wonderful contribution to a magnificent concert last night in Tullow Church. Soloists Rosie Murphy, Fiadh Eddison, Killian White, Bethany Edgar, Victoria Brooks, Daniel Ivers and Matthew Harris also produced fabulous performances which wowed and entertained the sold-out crowd. It was a really enjoyable evening of high-quality music and the charity Down Syndrome India are extremely grateful to the Wesley choir and musicians for making it all happen. Compliments are still rolling in from the audience - well done & thank you to everyone involved! Check out this clip of their performance.
  • Senior Choir on Morning Ireland
    21st Oct Senior Choir on Morning Ireland Check out the Senior Choir's contribution to Morning Ireland's report on the mental health benefits of being in a choir, recorded as part of National Choral Singing week.
  • Royal Russell MUN Conference
    20th Oct Royal Russell MUN Conference Congratulations to all students who went on the Royal Russell international MUN conference last weekend and to Ms. Sharkey for giving up her time. Special mention must go to Síofra Watson, who was selected as a Chair for this international conference, and to Jonah Lindroos, Bevin Armstrong and Imogen Forrest who were awarded Distinguished Delegate awards.
  • Terenure College MUN Conference
    2nd Oct Terenure College MUN Conference Wesley students had a hugely successful outing at the first conference of the year.
  • Hospice Coffee Morning
    2nd Oct Hospice Coffee Morning The annual Hospice Coffee Morning took place in school on September 22nd. Staff and Sixth Year students generously donated to the cause. The total raised was ?650 and this will be greatly appreciated in Our Lady's Hospice Blackrock and Harold's Cross.
  • Debating News
    1st Oct Debating News It has been a very busy week for the Wesley College Debating Society as seven teams took part in competitions across Dublin.
  • Bullying Awareness Week Photo Competition
    1st Oct Bullying Awareness Week Photo Competition The results for the Bullying Awareness Week photography competition, where students were asked to capture a picture based on the theme 'Walk in my Shoes'.
  • First Years Talk to Space Station
    30th Sep First Years Talk to Space Station Well done to the students of 1A2 who had their questions answered in a live interview last Friday with astronaut Paulo Nespoli from the International Space Station.
  • A Night with the Rising Stars
    27th Sep A Night with the Rising Stars Join the Senior Choir and musicians for a wonderful evening of music.
  • Irish Junior Science Olympiad
    23rd Sep Irish Junior Science Olympiad Congratulations to Ceri Arnott and Rachel Price who have been selected to take part in the Irish Junior Science Olympiad in DCU in October. They were asked to compete on the basis of their performance in Maths and Science in the Junior Certificate Examinations. If successful at the event they may go on to represent the Irish team at the International Junior Science Olympiad in The Netherlands. We wish both of them the very best.
  • Senior Choir Perform in Concert Hall
    20th Sep Senior Choir Perform in Concert Hall Congratulations to the Wesley Senior Choir on a stunning performance at the National Concert Hall on Monday evening. The Choir was performing as part of the Feis Ceoil Young Platform Series following the success in winning the Folen's Award for Best Secondary School Choir at the 2017 Feis. The Choir sang Daniel Elder's Ballade to the Moon and Ev'ry time I feel the spirit, arranged by Bob Chilcot.
  • Bullying Awareness Week Begins
    16th Sep Bullying Awareness Week Begins The most important themed week of the year got underway on Friday to the background of beautifully decorated footprints in the concourse to highlight the message of Bullying Awareness Week - "Walk in my Shoes". The principal launched proceedings with a strong speech in assembly on the importance of empathy in our interactions with others. The 2nd Years then went straight to a workshop with Monica Rowe from the ISPCC. Events and various competitions will continue next week for all years as we attempt to walk in each other's shoes.
  • Business Innovation Awards 2017
    30th May Business Innovation Awards 2017 Kate Carter wins Business Innovation Award.
  • Ad Astra Scholarship Winner
    19th May Ad Astra Scholarship Winner Congratulations to Anna Mitchell who has been awarded an Ad Astra Scholarship in UCD. This is an elite scholarship in UCD, awarded to pupils of exceptional talent. Anna is the leader of the Wesley Choir orchestra and a member of the award-winning Senior Choir. Earlier in the year, she was also one of only seven finalists in the 2016 Top Security Fr Frank Maher Classical Music Awards.
  • Silver Gaisce Award
    17th May Silver Gaisce Award Congratulations to Scott Mulligan who has just been awarded his Silver Gaisce Award. Even more significantly, he completed the award in the quickest allowable time, overcoming the not so small matter of a broken leg halfway through. We wish him well as he embarks on the Gold Challenge.
  • ISTA Junior Science Quiz
    12th May ISTA Junior Science Quiz Congratulations to the Junior Science Quiz team of Ceri Arnott, Nikki Bond and Rachel Price on finishing joint 3rd, out of 40 teams, at the Junior Science Quiz in Belvedere on Wednesday, May 10. They put in a great performance to only finish four points behind the winners from St. Andrew's.
  • Young Environmentalist Awards
    10th May Young Environmentalist Awards Cast your vote for the Young Environmentalist Awards.
  • Walton and Cocker Prizewinners
    10th May Walton and Cocker Prizewinners 5th Year students of Science subjects submit their research essays for the Walton and Cocker Prize.
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