Saving Life CPR

Roughly 5000 people die of sudden cardiac arrest every year and roughly 70% of these happen in the home. Just starting CPR can double the chance of survival. 

After this programme our students will know how to react if this situation happens and will know the correct steps to follow in helping that person. Training our students alone will mean that over 700 people in our area will know what to do in that situation.

The Irish Heart Foundation has recently launched this programme with the aim of training all secondary students in Ireland in basic CPR. 

It is an extremely important and exciting project, Ms. N Sullivan and  Ms. .A Askins are involved in the CPR 4 Schools Programme

So far they have trained three groups of TY students. The response was extremely positive. The plan is to  train the senior cycle students first, then the junior cycle and then hopefully to train all the staff. 

Cormac Ryan (past pupil and county hurler) was invited to come and launch the CPR 4 Schools Programme in our school on Tuesday 20th March. We also had representatives from The Irish Heart Foundation at the launch. We hope to raise awareness and emphasise the importance of the project to the students and present them with their certificates. Well done to all involved and some day some of us will save a life as a result of this programme.  





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The TY Drama/Music class and behind the scenes are their teachers Ms. L Flanagan and Mr. R Gill.

They will be on stage in The Axis Theatre, Ballymun on Tuesday April 24th at 7.30pm.

The play is our very own original, called "Shmoomanji". The lads are doing great work, they are acting, producing and performing a live musical score. 

Tickets are €10 for adults and €5 for students. They are available from the TYs themselves, headed up by Josh Sogbetun.

Martin Belvoncik designed this lovely poster which I have attached.

We hope to see some of you there on the night, it won't be Abbey standard but it'll be good craic, the lads are very enthusias

Laura and Richard


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Seachtain na Gaeilge

8th – 16th March Seachtain na Gaeilge was in full swing in St. Aidan's. The school has been decorated and out annual Labhair Gaeilge Liom competition, kicked off. The students had to use their cúpla focail at every opportunity and collect as many tokens as possible! They had tráth na gceist for 1st, 2nd and 5th years. Roinnn a Gaeilge would also like congratulate the 3rd years after they completed their Junior Cert orals and to wish all of the 6th year students the best of luck in their oral exams in the coming weeks too. Ádhmór a bhuachaillí!

Labhair Gaeilge Liom is one of the biggest activities and it's aim is to get the students (and maybe some teachers) using their cúpla focail in the hopes to promote Gaeilge as an active language around the school. And if spoken in class or to a teacher they would get a token to be part of a raffle.

Well done to all in involved in Seachtain na Gaeilge. 


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Physics of the Circus

On 8th  February ten TY students went to the Helix to the Physics of the Circus lecture and demonstration given by  James Soper aka the Juggling Scientist.  It was very enjoyable and gave them a new insight into science!

Edward Boger and Ciaran McManus attended a NANO Science Day in Trinity College on 27th February which they all really enjoyed.


Physics of the Circus

Medieval Weapons

Well done to Ms Brennan's 1East History class who really enjoyed a History Workshop on Medieval Weapons. Thanks to Mr O Neill & Mr Carty for their expertise and time in making this an unforgettable experience.


Medieval Weapons

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