The Science of Green Fingers

As part of the Horticulture Transition Year Module, Rang De Hide were lucky to take part in a workshop hosted by visitor the school, Mr Paddy Madden, an environmentalist, scientist, educator and lecturer in Marino  Institute  of Education.  Paddy discussed and demonstrated the science involved in Horticulture and showed the students how to test soil and make their own bio-degradable pots in which each student planted a pea, as well as demonstrating how to make Read more…

Caffrey’s Chocolate Factory Trip

This year, our 5th and 6th year LCVP students visited Caffrey’s Chocolate Factory in Walkinstown. The morning began with an informative talk applying the theory of business and enterprise to the Caffrey’s story. This was followed by an introduction to the history of chocolate and chocolate production. Students then took a tour down ‘chocolate avenue’ which led to a glimpse into the factory floor. The fun really started when students had the opportunity to decorate their own chocolate bars and sweets Read more…

A Trip to Dublin’s Past

On the 18th of April 2013 our class Rang Redgrave went on a history trip with our two teachers Ms Dunne and Mr McCorry. We started our day at Dublinia. Here we got a guided tour of their Viking Displays. The models of the Vikings were extremely realistic and were really enjoyable! We got to see things such as; remakes of their houses, clothing and a Viking Longships. We also saw displays based on the Medieval Period, Read more…

Student Chaplaincy Team

As we write this article for Atrium we are putting the final touches to our preparation for the Open Day on 13th March. That day we will welcome young people and their parents to the Meditation Room. We have created a Prayer Journey so that people can experience various ways to pray during their visit. One example from the Journey is where we will invite people to take a moment to reflect on their lives, Read more…

Derry History Tour

On Friday 22nd of February, four teachers and 37 LC2 students set off from Castleknock CC to travel to Derry. The students are studying Politics and Society in Northern Ireland as part of their LC course and therefore this trip was of enormous benefit to them. Our first tour was of the Museum of Free Derry in the Bogside. The exhibits and the curator, a brother of one of the victims of Bloody Sunday, told Read more…

National Concert Hall

Our LC2 Music students visited the Salt Recording Studio in February and recorded individual and group performances. They each received a CD of these performances and were presented with them at the Leaving Certificate Musical Evening which took place in the Kevin Barry Room in the National Concert Hall in March. Here, the students each performed a selection of the pieces they presented for their Leaving Cert practical for family, friends and staff. It was Read more…

Willkommen in Deutschland!

On Monday 11th February 2013, Dublin Airport came alive with the excited rumblings of 80 LC1 students destined for the early flight to Frankfurt, Germany.  Mr. McCluskey led his troop of students and the accompanying teachers on this much-anticipated four-day trip.  With a hectic itinerary taking in sites such as European Central Bank, Stadël Museum, Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Frankfurt Modern Art Museum, the days flew by. Onward bound towards Heidelberg, where students experienced the Read more…

Green Finger Inspiration from Áras an Uachtaráin

As a part of the Transition Year Module, Rang Hillary amongst a few others from De Hide took a trip to visit our neighbour, President Michael D Higgins in Áras an Uachtaráin in the Phoenix Park.  This was with thanks to Alan Molloy’s mother who is one of the gardeners at the Áras.   Unfortunately Mr Higgins was away on official state business in Italy so he couldn’t show us around the grounds but he left Read more…