St. Aidan’s Art /Photo Exhibition 50th Celebration

As part of the 50th celebrations we held a student past and present Art Exhibition 15th- 17th May in the school which was a wonderful success. We were very lucky to have the wonderful David Brophy a past pupil of the school himself to open the exhibition. He spoke about the importance of creativity in our lives and in the workplace and his fond memories of the school. He is a very inspirational speaker and set the tone for the evening. It was wonderful to see so many past pupils, parents, and staff both past and present at the exhibition.

This exhibition put our students work, past and present, centre stage. In this, the year of our 50th Anniversary, many past pupils who contacted us through Linked In, Facebook, the school website etc spoke very fondly of their experience of Art in the school, and particularly of our art teachers, the late Nick Moran whom staff and past pupils always speak so highly of and our wonderful Deirdre Mc Quaid (depending on their vintage). Some past pupils have described the Art Room as a sanctuary, for others it was the first step on a career path.

The same weekend, our Immersion Project held an exhibition of work done by a local group of artists called the Ballygall Art Studio who paint for charity. Their work was on sale, and all proceeds went towards fundraising for Immersion. A big thank you to all the past and present pupils for their works of art, making the exhibition such a terrific success.


The Irish Tricolour

This year Sean, Darren and Oscar and their History teacher Ms. A Brennan were honoured to represent St. Aidan’s C.B.S. at a flag presentation ceremony in Waterford by the Thomas Francis Meagher Foundation. Their aim was to promote the ideals of the flag.

We were thrilled that the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins had given us this opportunity. On the 14th March his wife Sabina joined us in Waterford. The Irish Tricolour was raised for the very first time at 33 The Mall, Waterford City on 7th March 1848 by the Irish and American Patriot, Thomas Francis Meagher. His words were truly inspiring......He reminded us that “We remain indebted to this man who, in 1848, called for “a lasting truce between Orange and Green” to become the enduring symbol of the Irish Nation. This is indeed a vision worth championing, a message of peace we must continue to cherish.' The flag that we received that day has also been flown from the 33 The Mall in Waterford. This very special Tricolour was presented to Mr Harrington by Oscar at the school’s Awards ceremony.


Karate Kid

Matthew Martin, Ireland’s karate squad member of Larkhill Karate Club. Matthew has had a busy few months, having represented Ireland at the Belgian open in November 2014, taking bronze in the Irish National championships in March and representing Ireland at the Scottish International in April where he took silver in a very tough category. He is doing extremely well considering he has been training less than usual to concentrate on his studies. Matthew will represent Ireland in the Budapest Karate International in September 2015 and again in Belgium in November 2015 as well as home competitions. Best of luck Matthew in September.


Evening Herald Sports School Of The Year Award 2015

Evening Herald Sports School Of The Year Award 2015 What an amazing achievement to win the Evening Herald Sports School of the Year Award 2015 for the second year in a row. What an outstanding achievement and is a reflection of the coaches and the students commitment and dedication. Well done to all involved!



Junior Certificate History Table Quiz

Congratulations to Jordan Dowling, Aaron Dowling and Aiden Kinsella from 3 South and their teacher Ms. A Brennan who represented St Aidan's C.B.S. at the Junior Cycle History Quiz in Tallaght Community School in April. They did us proud scoring an impressive result in a very tough quiz. Well done lads.



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