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1st year Celebration

Mr. Gill, teachers, prefects and parents celebrated with the 1st Years on Wednesday 24th October in St Brendan's church as they completed their first term in Chanel College. The theme for the occasion was Community and Friendship. Fr. O'Gara along with Christian and Ryan gave wonderful speeches on how important our friends are in our lives today and how Jesus also needed his friends, the disciples. Each of the Form classes created and displayed beautiful original symbols to represent the talents and personalities in each class. Well done to all those who read, sang and helped organise a wonderful celebration. Chanel Chaplaincy Team.

Comfortable win for u15 soccer team

Our u15’s soccer team had a comfortable home victory on Monday 21st October against St Declan’s of Cabra. After a shaky start St Declan’s took the lead, but the Chanel lads didn’t let that faze them. They hit back instantly with great pressing from Sean Gorman and Alex Lynch at full back to allow Niks Balmaks to score from a resulting corner. Luke Fitzpatrick, along with James Keating controlled the midfield with the former scoring the second, giving Chanel the lead. TJ Tighe was unlucky with a free kick hitting the bar but Sean Gorman was quickest to react tucking the ball in from close range. TJ then got his reward from great play through Joshua Baker and Luke Senior Madden defending from

Bon appetit for Croissants & Pains au chocolat

Over the past 6 weeks all 1st years got to experience some French culture and taste delicious croissants, pains au chocolat and tartines. The students learned how to order typical French breakfast foods in their best French accents. They also gave a lovely rendition of Frère Jacques to anyone who popped in to join in the fun.

Wellbeing Week

Wellbeing Week is taking place from Monday 14th to Wednesday 16th October. Students are encouraged to sit and take a moment out of their day to take part in our Random Act of Kindness Challenge. We encourage all students and staff to enjoy a moment of calm and relaxation this week!

Coffee Morning to help create Hope Garden

On Wednesday 9th October, 6th year students with the help of the Chaplaincy Team organised a hugely successful coffee morning to raise funds for a Hope Garden in honour of friends and family members of our students and staff. The volume and selection of delicious cakes was amazing, to the extent that some were still being consumed in the staff canteen on Friday morning! Congratulations and thanks to all who took part.

Glencree visits for 3rd years

Over the last few weeks, all 3rd year classes attended the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in County Wicklow. They all had a tremendous day, led by facilitator Mr Eamonn Rafter. In particular, the students explored the themes of sectarianism, peace and respect. Thanks to the Glencree Centre and Mr Rafter for facilitating and the ever busy Chaplaincy Team for organising.

Construction site visit for 6th years

On Wednesday the 18th and 25th September, 6th year Construction Studies students went on two very informative and educational trips to a John Paul Construction site where they are building a multi-storey car park on the grounds of St Vincent's University Hospital. John Paul are also involved in constructing an on site pharmacy on top of the existing hospital. The pharmacy is made up of steel frame construction encompassing a clean room construction and the associated fit out, mechanical and electrical works for the pharmacy operation. Upon completion of the walking tour of the above works, the students were given a Health and Safety talk which was shaped in relevance to previous Leaving Cert

Sponsored Walk 2019

The annual sponsored walk took place on Friday 29th September. It was a worrying start to the morning as torrential rain poured down and it was feared that the walk could not go ahead at all. School Management decided to hold off and review the situation hourly. We struggled through the first few classes, hoping for a break in the rain. A decision was made to go after small break on a shortened route through Raheny village. As the first runners were led out by Ms Heron it still looked ominous, but thankfully the skies cleared miraculously and before long a little sun even peaked through. A great number of runners turned out, Competition was very tight, especially up the last stretch of Brook

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