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Athletics day in national stadium

Today was the first ever national Educate together second level athletics competition as 17 ET secondary schools from all across Ireland met in Santry to compete in the athletics event. Our own Belmayne ETSS athletes did brilliantly with medals for the mixed relay team, Ciaran in the 800m, Tristan in the 100m, Dain in the shot put and javelin and Marianne in the high jump.

The day ultimately belonged to Cellbridge who took home the overall trophy but Belmayne are going to get to their training and we’ll be back next year.

Scifest success for Belmayne first years.

Yesterday some of our amazing first years went to TU Tallaght for the Scifest competition. A huge congratulations to all involved but especially to Saanvi for winning both the junior physics category and the Institute of Physics award and also to Kale and Rian who won the Fenergo Science Communicator award.

Rising Star Award for the Lego League Team

The lego league team went to DCU yesterday to compete in the First Lego league UK and Ireland competition. this was the first in-person lego competition since the beginning of the pandemic and Belmayne ETSS did brilliantly securing the rising stars award for the team. Congratulations to all concerned.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Today on the 16th of March, the whole school community celebrated St Patrick’s day by dressing up in bright green colours and performing the céile, a dance they all learned for this occasion.

It was super enjoyable seeing everyone participating in the events and having the parents council come in to treat everyone with donuts. It was a great day celebrated right before the students got an extra long weekend.

CGE Beach Clean

Our Global Citizen Education committee has organised a beach clean on the 17th of May. This is part of their work on the SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals) . This year they chose to focus on life below water. 109 student have agreed to help clean a local beach.

2nd Year Boys Basketball record fantastic win

The second year boys basketball team recorded an emphatic win against Clougher Community college from Crumlin. The boys and coach were confidant as they had a lot of their squad back following injury and covid lay-offs but they couldn’t have predicted how the match would turn out.

A resounding 30-17 victory was the final result due to star performances from many including Dane who scored 18 points, and Vinayak who could miss with a succession of tricky 2 point shots. It’s on to the next opponent for the lads.

Boys GAA miss out

Well done to our GAA team who lost to an excellent Colaiste Ghlor na Mara team in Balbriggan today. Super work to keep fighting to the end and congratulations to Dylan, Josh, Harry and Kale for registering scores for Belmayne ETSS. – Daniel

New Canopies for yard

Today, Tuesday 1 of March 2022, new shelters were built in the school for students to sit out
and eat their lunch without worrying about weather. The canopies are great, protection from the rain and wind and maybe even the possibility of more outdoor classes as the weather grows better. – Sophie Timmins

Pizza Lunch

Many thanks from the entire school community to the parents council for coming in on Monday and providing us with a hot lunch – PIZZA!!

Many students commented how kind it was of the parents council and it was clear that everyone really appreciated the gesture

Boys Basketball Victories over Cabra

On Tuesday, 1st and 2nd year boys basketball teams beat Cabra 26-4 and 26-10 respectively in a pair of landslide victories.

According to one player “At one point it was fifteen nil so we started doing trick shots and all”. It’s also believed one Belmayner scored a half-court.

– Story and photos: Daniel Beirne