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We welcome our International students to Scoil Ruáin. It is a pleasure to have students from Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, France, Slovakia and Japan who have come to study in Scoil Ruain for this academic year. We wish them a very successful year in Scoil Ruáin and are looking forward to learning as much about their culture as they are about ours.
This week our Transition years have spent a very enjoyable 2 days in Newgrange Activity Centre, Newgrange, Co. Meath as part of their induction programme to Transition Year. They sampled many of the outdoor activities on offer including Archery, Paintball, Orienteering, Assault Course and Survival Training to mention a few. A very enjoyable time was had by all. Thanks to Ms. Siobhan Tobin (TY Co-ordinator) and Mr. Frank Kearney for organising the programme and accompanying the students for the 2 days.
Basketball Teams travel to Spain
Scoil Ruáin Cadets and Senior girls travelled to Orduna, Spain on Tuesday 27th August for a six-day trip to play some teams and train. Sixteen players, coach Sean O’Regan and assistant coach/ manager Rebecca Hayden were treated so well by everyone and they all had a fantastic week.
They flew in and out from Dublin to Santander airport and travelled by bus to Orduna one- hour south of Bilbao. They stayed in a local school with full facilities and a covered and uncovered court at hand where they trained every morning. They played two games on Saturday morning and two on Sunday morning at the local Sport facility which was as big as any college facility here. The local club team and a club team from Bilbao provided great games and great fun after.
The group got an opportunity to travel to Lekeiteo beach, Bilbao shopping and Orduna pool after training on different days with help and guidance from players on the Orduna team. On two of the evenings the girls got an opportunity to show their singing and dancing talents at local festivals where they impressed and had great fun and crack with the locals.
It was a week to remember for all, the girls made it a great experience for everyone that they came in contact with, from opposition plyers, coaches, school staff, bus drivers and locals. Both Basque teams and parents are interested in traveling over next year to visit the community and play a few games which the group are already looking forward to.
Team in the picture back l to r. Anna Prendergast, Robyn Horan, Rachel Butler, Clodagh Horan, Carlie O’Donohoe, Katelyn Reilly, Siobhan O’Hanlon, Eabha Fitzgerald and Katie McCormack. Front l to r. Eimear Boland, Ava Heffernan, Issy Hayden, Maria Hayes, Niamh Hayes, Chloe Healy and Jess Strappe
Scoil Ruáin students represent Moyle Rovers GAA Club in New York
Congratulation to our 3rd Year students Gerard McGrath, Riain O’Halloran Daire Luttrell and D C Hayes who represented their GAA Club Moyle Rovers for 5 days during this summer. They played Gaelic football against New York GAA Club in Rockland, New York on 28th June and won their game playing in 30-degree heat. They also played hurling in Gaelic Park GAA pitch against New York GAA Team and played very well also. Congratulations to Gerard, Riain, Daire and DC on this wonderful achievement.
Godolphin sponsors 3rd Level Bursary for Scoil Ruáin Students
Ciara Devitt from Godolphin spoke to our 6th year students about the Godolphin 3rd level bursary. The bursary offers one student €6,000 over the course of a 3rd level course. We are very grateful to Godolphin for supporting our school and students with their very generous donation. Thanks to our Business Studies teachers Ms. Elaine Shine and Ms. Sinead Corrigan for facilitating their visit.