Until Love Conquers Fear

A big thank you to all those who worked so hard to raise funds for Trocaire’s 2019 Appeal.  With your support  have raised £5, 342.  The focus this year was on the right to have a safe home.  Trocaire believes that no one should have either land or home unjustly seized.  Our donation will help Trocaire challenge Governments and corporations who have illegally seized land  from vulnerable communities. 

To learn more about Trocaire and their impact do visit www.trocaire.org

Ava McNamara, 9A, wins a haul of Ulster Swimming Medals

Ava McNamara, 9A, won a haul of Ulster Swimming Medals at the weekend.

She was 1st in the 400/800/1500 freestyle.

Second in the 100 freestyle

4th in the 200 freestyle

And alongside her Lisburn teammates, she won 3 Ulster relay titles (4x100 freestyle, 4x100 medley relay and 4x200 freestyle).
A fantastic weekend of swimming Ava, well done!

Blood Donation @ St Dominic’s

Blood Donation sessions led by the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service will be held in St Dominic’s on Tuesday 30th of April. The afternoon session will be held from 13:45 to 16:00, while the evening session will be held from 17:15-20:00.  Both sessions will take place in the school’s Sports Hall.

A big thank you to senior pupils Clare Brennan & Cara McCallin who organised the blood drive and to Kira McDonnell & Rachael Mc Areavey who helped getting volunteer donors signed up and putting up posters about the event.  The team also spoke at morning assemblies to encourage new pupil donors.

Vinegar Volcanoes at Year 8 Science Club

At this month’s science club our Year 8s learnt how they could make colourful fizzing volcanos using household ingredients. They also studied the reaction of cornflour with water to make a non-Newtonian fluid. Thank you to Miss O’Donnell and Mr Coan for taking this month’s club.

Senior and Intermediate Netball Teams are NI League Champions

On Friday both the Senior and Intermediate Netball teams became NI League Champions.

The Intermediates beat Belfast High 29-23 in the ‘A’ League final, with the Seniors winning 23-15 against Regent House in the Senior ‘B’ final.

The girls have committed so much time and effort to their netball this year and deserve this success.

The teams were:

Team Lists

Inter

Cara O’Kane

Ana Mulholland

Orlaith McAllister

Niamh O’Connor

Heather Murchan

Eva Ramsey

Hannah Gribben

Meabh Bradley

Cara Burns

Rose Tucker

Niamh McArdle

Mollai Mulholland

Senior

Anna McKeown

Ciara Brown

Favour Nich

Maria Hanna

Emma McArt

Paula McStravick

Aoibh O’Neill

Brona Forester

Beth Collins.

Careers in Biology

We would like to thank Dr Joseph Quinn School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences - Lecturer (Education) QUB who came in to talk to the triple award scientists in Year 11 and 12s about Biomedical Sciences in Queens and the different pathways our pupils can take into medicine.