A Year Full of Memories & Dreams

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A Year Full of Memories & Dreams

First Year 2022 2023

A few Words from the First Year Head…

A HUGE Congratulations to all First Years on your successful transition to Post Primary School. I am so proud of you all for so many reasons, your enthusiastic participation in all school events & activities, your personal successes both inside and outside of school in sport, dance, gymnastics, art, drama etc. No doubt, settling in & down to work was not so easy, or as quick, for some students. But you did it, and I applaud your resilience and courage to pick yourselves up, start afresh, and get on with it – so, Well Done.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Board of Management, Ms. Troy, Ms. O’Shea, the Parents Association, & Sisters Elizabeth, Martina & Mary for all their hard work & commitment to ensure that we ALL ‘do our best’ for the students guided by the values of Care, Respect & Inclusion. I would like to thank Ms. Gallagher, Ms. Weldon & Ms. Leslie (HSLO) for their endless Care (in every way possible) for all the First Years, and without whom, my work as Year Head would not have been possible. I would also like to extend my gratitude to Parents & Guardians for all your support throughout the year. Last but by no means least, I would like to thank ALL the First Students for your cooperation. I wish you all a safe, happy, and well-deserved break over the summer holidays… Be ‘Good’ & help at home!!

A few Words from Sophie, Beibhinn & Katie…

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Authors & Contributors

Rang Éadaoin Rang Eimear

Ahmed, Joudy

Adugbole, Flourish

Ali, Michelle Areibi, Mayar

Connolly, Nyah Brady, Courtney

Griffin, Sara

Carolan, Grace

Griffin, Sophie Donegan, Sophie

Hyland, Lucy Foley, Megan

Jokhadze, Nia

Karpiej, Victoria

Harding, Lara

Hobb's Mc Carthy, Isabella

Kelly, Moya May Holohan, Lauren

Lawrence, Abby Lamii, Amira

Leonard, Katie Li, Sophia

Magee, Holly Lipita, Orama

Mc Dermott, Sienna Mahajan, Raina

Modise, Latoya

Nguyen, Chau

Mason, Sophie

Mc Cann, Avah

Nolan, Sophia Mc Kay, Katie

O'Connor, Leah Mwanza, Divi

O'Toole, Holly Nolan, Lexie

Osawe, Zion O'Connor, Sophie

Philippe Newman, Pélagie

O'Rourke, Beibhinn

Quinn, Emily Pritchard, Ava

Rooney, Ella Scally, Caoimhe

Sheridan, Sophie Shetewi, Seereen

Somers, Mia Stone, Lucy Ann

Spimpolo Dos Santos, Nataly Vickers, Leah

Tynan, Louise Wei, Shirley

Weir, Ella

A few Words from our First Year Form Tutors, Ms. Weldon & Ms. Gallagher

As your form tutor, I want to celebrate the many memories we’ve created during your first year of secondary school. From the initial nervousness to the friendships that blossomed, it’s been a year of growth, camaraderie, and the occasional locker and timetable mystery. As you flip through this memory book, may it serve as a reminder of your ability to overcome obstacles and embrace new experiences. May you go on to create more cherished memories that will fill future memory books.

With warmest wishes, Ms. Weldon

It has been a pleasure to be form tutor to Rang Eimear this year. All the students have settled into St Paul's so well. They have had a wonderful first year and I am very proud of every one of them. I am most impressed with the kindness that I see every single day, as they look out for and uplift one another. I hope the students have an amazing Summer and we look forward to welcoming them back to Second Year.

With warmest wishes, Ms. Gallagher

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And Our Memories Begin……….

Induction Week

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Expectations for all Classes

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Making New Friends

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Team Works: First Year Bonding Activities

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First Year Student Leaders

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Understanding the Importance of Friendship
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Understanding the Importance of

Student Council Elections: Canvassing for votes

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Open Evening: First Year Helpers

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Open Evening: First Year Helpers

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Making New Friends

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Halloween: Safety Talk & Fancy Dress

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Halloween Fancy Dress

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Making New Friends by Sophie

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First Year Christmas in St. Paul’s

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A Christmas Short Story

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First Year Christmas in St. Paul’s

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Christmas Trade Fair

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Christmas Trade Fair

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Christmas Festivities & Student Leaders Party

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Making New Friends by Avah Rose McCann & Chau Nguyen

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Coding Week & Workshop

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Making New Friends


Getting Involved: Extra-Curricular Activities

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Homework Club: TY Buddies & First Years

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Sport: by Sophie O’Connor & Divi Mwanza

First Year Basketball Team 2022 2023

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The Chinese Club

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Chinese Week

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Music Club & Folk Group by

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Lunch Time Library Activities

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Numeracy Week, Multicultural Day & Classical Studies Art Competition

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First Year Modules

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First Year Student Voice

Transition to Post Primary School First Year Student Survey Results

Question Response

1. How happy are you with your new school setting now?

2. Give reasons for your answer above?

3. Have you made new friends?

4. To whom do you go if you need help when at school?

5. Is there anything you can think of that we can do to help First Years settle in?

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First Year Outing: The Rediscovery Centre

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Rediscovery Centre Workshop Activities

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Easter Treasure Hunt & Fun Activities

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Our School Musical: The Sound of Music

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What I would like to be when I grow Up

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What I want to be when I leave school…

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Community Spring Clean & Sports Day

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End of Year Picnic

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First Year Student Voice

Study Skills Workshop


1 Did you find the workshop useful?

2 What did you like most about it?

3 Do you think what you learned will help you prepare for your Summer Exams?


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First Year Student Voice

Study Skills Workshop

Question Response

4 Would you like another Study Skills Workshop in Second Year?

5 Suggest one way to improve this Workshop

6 State three important things you learned today

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First Year Students of the Month

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