Parents Lunch & Cake Sale Photos
Junior Debating Success
Congratulations to our Junior Debaters who competed in UCD last night. Across the four teams two teams came 2nd while James and Jamie came 1st. Well done to all! Fionn D'Arcy & Daragh O'Sullivan, 1st year. Shane O'Reilly, Harry Murphy & James O'Brien, 2nd year. Daniel Kelly, Seán Cronin & Jamie Furey, 3rd year. Junior Debating takes place on Tuesdays in room 7 from 3:45.
TY trip to Kippure
Some pictures from last Friday's TY trip to Kippure
Ember Team Training in Ovoca Manor
The Ember Team travelled to Ovoca Manor on Tuesday to complete their faith leader training. The Ember team spent 3 days in Ovoca Manor where they worked on their organisation skills, their communication skills and their leadership skills. The Ember team look forward to working with the CUS community throughout the year.
The Parents Association Lunch was held in the St. Stephen’s Green Club on Friday May 13th and was attended by the Principal, Mr. Martin, the Deputy Principal, Mrs. Roberts Byrne, a number of invited guests including a representative of the past pupils union together with 120 parents from all year groups. It was also great to see so many parents from 6th year for whom the lunch would be their final PA event. The occasion is a wonderful opportunity for parents to meet with fellow parents and school officials in a relaxed atmosphere where experiences can be exchanged and laughter shared. It was an especially welcome chance, the first for two years due to Covid, to renew old acquaintances and begin new friendships. The day began with a sparkling reception where Tea, Coffee and, perhaps more tempting, finely chilled Processo was enjoyed. Guests were then treated to a four course lunch of the highest quality served in the splendid surroundings of the Hibernian Room of this exclusive venue. While the occasion was one of celebration to mark the end of another school year the chance to think of others was not lost and a raffle was held in aid of the CUS St V De P Hamper Fund and Ukrainian Refugees. An incredible €2,140.00 was raised with proceeds divided equally. All monies raised were donated as the entire collection of stop prizes which included hampers, wine and a photographer session were all provided free of charge. Finally, a word of thanks to you, the parents for your support, Yvonne and Amanda (CUS Finance), Susan and Valerie (CUS Office) the school Principal and to those who donated spot prizes. Last, but definitely not least, particular thanks to Mairead Walsh and her team who put a great deal of time and effort into making the day so amazing! CUSPA anticipates that the 2023 lunch will be held in a larger venue as tickets for this year’s event were sold in short course, such is the popularity of the day and we hope to see you or as many of you as possible next year!
School Uniform & Sports Gear Pop Up Shop
Dear parents & guardians, The School together with the Parents Association have been in touch with Uniformity to arrange for a pop-up shop to take place in the School. The pop-up shop will happen on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th in the School hall between 4.30 - 7.00 pm. You are welcome to come in between 4.30 - 7.00 pm with or without the boys to purchase School uniform and School sports gear for the new school year.
Leinster Rugby Development Squad
Well done to Jack Grant and Rían Tracey in 5th Year who recently played for the Leinster Rugby Development Squad against Ireland U18s.
TY Trip to Mondello Park and TY Treat
Some pictures from last week's trip to Mondello Park and TY Retreat to Kippure
Ember Graduation 2022
Yesterday, our Ember team attended their graduation ceremony in DCU. A big thank you to the Ember team for all their hard work this year.
TY Ski Trip
Another great week of skiing on the slopes of Jay Peak in Vermont, this time with our TY students
Who are members of the CUS Parents Association?
All parents/guardians of students in the school are members of the Parents Association. Your ideas and views are always needed to help arrange events/speakers and make a positive contribution to the school spirit. A committee is elected at the Parents Association AGM to work on your behalf. The AGM typically takes place in October, The members of the committee are as follows and the committee meets on the first Tuesday of every month during term: Deborah Maguire -1st Year Mary McGuigan -1st Year Eibhear O hAnluain -1st Year Colm Redmond -2nd Year Kimberly McNamara -2nd Year Nevan Redmond -2nd Year Bridgette Keane -3rd year Simon Thompson -3rd Year Mairead Walsh -Transition Year Rachel McGaughey -Transition Year Joanne Scully -Transition Year Derek Kirby -5th Year - Chairperson Liz Tierney -6th Year Deirdre Breheny -6th Year Mary Hendron -6th Year If you wish to contact CUSPA, please send an email to the School office ( email@example.com ) and mention CUSPA in the subject line of your email.
5th Year Ski Trip
A great week of skiing had by all on the slopes of Jay Peak Vermont. Just a few photos from the week
TY Social Outreach Week
Well done to our TYs who spent the week volunteering in charity shops and cleaning up beaches and community gardens as part of their Social Outreach Week
Catholic Schools Week- Thought Of The Day & Prayer Of The Week- Friday 28th January
As we come to the end of Catholic Schools week, we reflect on the fantastic week we have had. ‘Catholic education is inspired by the Gospel and as such, respects the freedom and dignity of every human being.’ (Vision 08: A Vision of Catholic Education in Ireland) Scripture: ‘I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full.’ (John 10:10) Reflection: Sometimes there can seem to a contradiction between living a full life in the present and turning our minds to the future. But it doesn’t have to be ‘either/or’. We can do both. In fact, living fully in the present can create the firm foundation of a positive future. As we turn our minds and hearts towards others and towards God, we can create a satisfying and worthwhile present while building a future that can be life-enhancing. Our Catholic schools support us in this endeavour. This week is Catholic Schools Week, the theme for this year is ‘Living life to the full’. There has been a lot to celebrate and reflect on in the past week. The relaxing of restrictions meant that the end is in sight and there is light at the end of a very dark period in history. Today we celebrate living life and celebrating together. What did you miss out on during the pandemic? Is there a way that you can make up for it now? This year there was a special emphasis on grandparents, if you are lucky enough to have your grandparents still will you how will you celebrate them? Today is a day to look forward to a brighter future, we also remember all those who have lost their lives during the course of the pandemic. Loving God, As we gather today we thank you for your presence with us. Help our school community to enable each person to live life to the full, and see themselves and others as made for loving and kind relationships with God, each other and the world around us. May we become more and more like your son Jesus who, by his life and ministry, showed us how to treat one another, especially the poor. May your Holy Spirit guide us as we journey together in faith, hope and love. Hail, Mary, full of grace,the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen
Grandparents Day- Catholic Schools Week 2022
This week in CUS we are celebrating Catholic Schools Week. The theme of today is ‘Celebrating Being Together Again, Grandparents Day’. Today we give thanks for the grandparents who are with us and remember those who have passed away. During the day students are been given the opportunity to place a ribbon on the ‘Tree of Remembrance’ for grandparents who are not longer with us. Students also completed a Microsoft form in their class head this morning, in which they reflected on how much they appreciate their grandparents love and guidance. Prayer for Grandparents… God of love, We thank you for our wonderful grandparents. They bring such joy and happiness into our lives. Thank you for all the special times that we have with them. Please watch over them, protect them and care for them now. May they know your goodness and love always. Amen
Hamper Fund 2021
With the last of the vouchers and hampers going out today, we have finally finished the 50th Year of the Hamperfund in CUS. In the past week, we have sent out over 220 hampers, €7500 in food vouchers and funds to much needed charities across Dublin. Thank you to all the TYs for their hard work making and delivering hampers, making phone calls and organising food vouchers. We'd also like to thank the parents of CUS and the Past Pupils Union for all their help.
Yesterday we were delighted to welcome back Cricket World Cup winning captain and past pupil Eoin Morgan to CUS. The first years students interviewed him for their newsletter, he spoke to the students that play cricket and met some TY students making hampers for the hamperfund.
SVP Hamper Fund 2021
We got a delivery of food today for the Hamper Fund appeal and the TYs started making hampers. Over the next week, they will make over 200 hampers which will go out across Dublin to charities and families in need along with over €7,500 in food vouchers. Please donate whatever you can at https://cus.ie/epayments/donations/cus-st-vincent-de-paul/
Congratulations to Erwin Guan in 6th Year who represented Ireland in badminton at the XIII Portuguese Junior International this weekend
TY Barista Course
Some of our TY students have completed their barista training at Dublin Barista School this week. If your son hasn't signed up and is interested in doing the course, please contact Mr Daly
Prayer Of The Week from The Ember Team
As we come to the end of our Month of Remembrance, we as the CUS community, pray for our brothers and sisters who have died. We remember especially those who died during the past eight months, from Covid-19 and from other causes. We pray that they have passed from death to life in the company of the Lord Jesus, who died and rose to new life. Today, across the country, we dedicate this month of November to their memory and commend them to the love and mercy of God the Father. We also pray for those who mourn the death of a loved one and whose grieving has been more difficult on account of restrictions. We pray for our healthcare workers and all those who work in essential services especially those who have died as a result of their selfless service during the pandemic. The Ember team have placed candles around our tree of remembrance this morning, which reminds us that in our grief, and in our darkest moments, the risen Christ is among us to bring us light and hope. Amen
Well done to our Junior Chess team who played St Benildus College in a chess match today
Wednesday Sport Update
Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), Further to yesterday's notification, all planned sporting activities will go ahead as planned today. After further consultation with the bus company, they are confident that there will be no issues with transport to and from the various venues. Apologies for the delay in this communication, but we were waiting to see how the situation developed this morning.
3rd Year Trip to GPO Museum
On Thursday, the students from 3rd Year attended the GPO Museum. The museum brought to life events from Irish History that the students have studied this year.
5th Year Jumpzone
Our 5th year students had an enjoyable afternoon in Jumpzone Sandyford today.