Good News Friday - 18 November 2022

It was Anti-Bullying Week here at Cluny. This week, students learned about inclusion and awareness for others and the effects bullying has on those who are exposed to it.
Good News Friday - 18 November 2022

Friday 18 November 2022

It was Anti-Bullying Week here at Cluny. This week, students learned about inclusion and awareness for others and the effects bullying has on those who are exposed to it. Inclusion was a central theme for the week. As part of this week, we also celebrated Stand Up Awareness week. Throughout the week, Ms. O’Keeffe organised an excellent array of activities for all students. Thank you to Ms. O’Keeffe and the LGBTQIA+ group for all your hard work.

Our junior students attended a talk from As I Am today as part of our anti-bullying week. Students were taught about autism awareness and understanding during this interactive workshop. Thank you to Finbarr for coming to talk to us on this important topic.

We are looking forward to welcoming our Class of 2010 back to Cluny tonight for their school reunion.

Our school foyer was decorated with student made rainbow umbrellas and decorations. They also created an informative display board highlighting some inspirational Irish members of the LGBTQIA+ community and famous quotes by them.

Our Rainbow Bake Off featured fantastic work of our students on Monday. Ms. O'Keeffe, Ms. Wolahan and Mr. Geraghty had a tough choice to select our winner! Congratulations to Sinead Finkielman in first year who won today. Well done to all of our students for their fantastic entries!

Yesterday we held our rainbow flag colours day. All years were invited to wear their assigned rainbow colour. At lunchtime, we then recreated a rainbow flag in the school car park. Well done to all!

The Cluny Chaplaincy Team, as part of 'In November we Remember', have created a space for students to reflect and think about loved ones who have passed away. The Remembrance Tree will be decorated with leaves featuring the names of people students wish to remember this month.

Last night, we held our Parents’ Council AGM. We were delighted to welcome Joanna Fortune to this event. We would like to thank Joanna for talking to and for her Q&A session afterwards. It was incredibly interesting and insightful. For more information on Joanna and her work, please visit her website:

On Tuesday, we welcomed Emer O’Neill who spoke to students about her experiences growing up with racism and bullying. She discussed with our students the racism that she has faced both in the past and in recent times. This was an eye-opening and impactful talk. Thank you from all here at Cluny to Emer.

Students took part in a bracelet making workshop on lunchtime on Tuesday in the art room. They made some lovely bracelets which can be seen on our social media accounts.

Well done to our Senior Concern team debaters who competed against Clonturk Community School in the second round of the Concern debates.

Cluny TYs recorded their own radio show for Blackrock College Radio which goes live this week. Well done to all involved, particularly to our student producers who made it all happen.

Our first-year students enjoyed a trip to the National Art Gallery this week. Ms. Egan led students in discussing and analyzing paintings through exploring their five senses. Thank you to Ms. Egan and Ms. O'Keeffe for organising this fun day out!

Well done to TY students Ava Mulcahy, Grace Larkin and Keela Murphy who represented Cluny at the annual Comhairle na nÓg at the Talbot Hotel this week. The focus of this year’s AGM was Seldom Heard Voices.

We had lots of fantastic sporting events in the last week. Our Hockey Senior 1 had a great win over Lucan Community College, 6-0 win for Cluny as part of the Leinster League. Our Hockey Senior 2 also had a great win over Mount Anville at the final whistle 2-1 in their first Leinster League match. Our Under 19 A Badminton players defeated Maryfield, 6-0, in the Dublin South League.

Next week is science week here at Cluny. Keep an eye out for all of our fantastic themed events. It is also College Awareness Week (CAW) and we will have a plethora of educational and informational resources available to our students.

That’s it for another week! We hope you all enjoy your weekends. And remember, here at Cluny we celebrate the days to come.

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Holy Day
09 2022
School Closed - CPD Day
15 2022
Christmas Carol Service 2022
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Christmas Holidays from 1.p.m.
Christmas tests began this week in Cluny and we welcomed in the start of the festive period. We hope you are excited for today’s edition of Good News Friday.
We would like to congratulate our first year students who have received nominations for Leinster Under-14s Hockey Development.
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