New school crest for St. Anne’s Community College

Dear School Community…. WE NEED YOU 👉🏼

We are looking to develop a and it is hoped to involve all members of our school community in the design of this emblem.

We hope that this new crest would tell the story of our school’s history, from its Mercy and VEC beginnings, to the fabulous LCETB facility that we enjoy today.
We hope that it would encompass all our school is about, the culture, the ethos, and that it would be a symbol of the values we espouse and of course our place in the wider community of our twin towns.

We would love to see as many entrants as possible in this whole school endeavour to get as many varied and artistic ideas of what the school crest would mean to everyone in our school community. This is open to our local community, past pupils, artists, primary schools etc.

For further information on how you can take part, and the criteria involved, please contact

#humanneskillaloe #wearestannes #designacrest

“Make Film History”
TY1 took part in the ‘Make Film History’ archive film-making workshop this week. Students got the opportunity to speak with film directors and industry insiders, gained access to film archives. They learned how to create and edit their own films.

Entries from St. Anne’s students Ella Hughes, Julia Szoja and Holly Sheridan are being showcased on the Fresh Film Website as part of Fresh Fest. Ella received a prize of a pro-quality microphone for her entry and was highly commended by the judges. They all showed a real talent for film-making and have a bright future ahead of them!

You can view the films below
Password: Fresh25Archive

Fresh Film Festival Finals today at 1pm
Best of luck to TY students Tara Lowth, Hannah Beck and Zoe Young who will be representing St. Anne’s in the finals of Fresh Film Festival at 1pm today. This is a fantastic achievement as their short film ‘In The Mirror’ was selected from hundreds of entries from across the country.
The film is also eligible for an Audience award so get voting!
You can view the film and all the other entries at the link below.
Well Mr. Tierney and students on this great achievement.
TY Students in Regional Heats of Fresh Film Festival

TY students Tara Lowth, Hannah Beck and Zoe Young have made it into the Regional Heats of the Fresh Film Festival with their short film ‘In the Mirror’. The Heats are being screened online at 10.30am today and the finalists will be announced at 8pm tonight on the festival’s Youtube channel!

Congratulations to the girls on making it this far and the best of luck today!

To access the screening just go to scroll down and click on Heats 2 under today’s date. The programme is password protected until it is due to begin and then the password is removed. The girls film is number 22.

You will be able to vote for your favourite film in your programme.

To vote for your Audience Award winner click on the link below, add the name of the film/s that you represent and select your winner by ticking the box beside your favourite film. Only the films within each programme will be listed.

*Programme for the festival attached below

Fresh Film Heats Brochure 2021

From Analog to Virtual – Fresh International Film Festival and Ireland’s Young Filmmaker Awards are celebrating their 25 anniversary of giving young filmmakers a platform to shine. Fresh International Film Festival 2021 takes place Monday, March 22 to Sunday, March 28 and features an alumni showcase and a week of film screenings and workshops with the Junior Finals taking place on Thursday, March 25 and the Seniors Finals on Friday, March 26 via a YouTube live stream. See Pictured here in Limerick is Jayne Foley, founder and artistic director of Fresh Film with young filmmakers. (picture taken before social distancing.) Picture: Dermot Culhane
Celebrating our National Flag

Celebrating our National Flag


Every morning a group of Transition Year Students raise our National Flag. Our national flag, the Irish Tricolour, symbolises the desire for peace (White) between the two traditions that have lived on our island for centuries Nationalist (Green) and Unionist (Orange). The flag was first flown on March 7th 1848 from the Wolfe Tone Confederate Club at 33 The Mall Waterford City by a Young Irelander Thomas Francis Meagher. On Easter Monday April 24th 1916 the Tricolour was flown from the top of the GPO in O’ Connell Street in Dublin. Article 7 of the Irish Constitution Bunreacht na Éireann confirms the Tricolor as the national flag of the state. Today, Ireland is a changing society and there are many people living in our country for whom their National Flag is that of the country in which they were born. In celebrating our national flag and what it symbolises we also celebrate our diversity and encourage you to celebrate your own National Flag on March 16th also.
To help you celebrate on the day there is a template of a flag attached where you can write or type in what the national Flag means to you and you might like to take a photograph holding it in front of you at your favourite location, within your 5km zone of course and post it on your social media or send us your photos for inclusion here and in school for display there.
Also, you will find here the Protocol or Rules around displaying the Irish Flag and a short video where St. Anne’s has connected with our National Flag and others in different ways in the past. I hope you enjoy it and that it will encourage you to celebrate the flag on the day. If you would like to make a charity donation or mark the day in a special way please consider a donation to Missionvale Ireland. Donations will be collected after Easter when we are all back in the school building. There will be flag pins on offer for a €2 donation at that time.
As St. Patrick’s Day approaches we wish you a Happy Lá Fhéile Padraig and please stay safe and keep well.
World Book Day 2021

WORLD BOOK DAY! March 4th 2021

Hi everybody! We have a few Drop Everything and Listen events and resources to celebrate World Book Day this week.

Drop Everything and Listen Event 1 

Who? All First and Second Years

When? Friday 5th @ 10.30 – 11.00

What/Where? There is a live event entitled; BOOKS AND THE REAL WORLD. The event will go live on the World Book Day Youtube channel @ 10.30am and will last approximately 30 minutes. Students can watch independently.

Here is the link to the event: World Book Day 2021: SHARE A STORY LIVE: Books And the Real World – YouTube


Drop Everything and Listen Event 2

Who? All TY students

When? Friday 5th @11.30 -12.30

What/Where? Zoom Event hosted by Ennis Book Club Festival – ‘Louise O’Neill in Conversation with Sarah Moore Fitzgerald’. Louise will talk about her latest, award-winning novel After the Silence and do one or two readings from the book. Louise will also talk about her own favourite writers, her writing process and her advice for young writers.  Audience members will be invited to participate in an interactive Q&A. Students will be accompanied online by two teachers. The link to the event will be posted by the TY Coordinator closer to the time.


World Book Day – Free Books & Tokens!  

World Book Day has a series of books that are completely FREE with a World Book Day Token. The tokens can also be used to get €1.50 off any full price book or audio-book. This year we have a digital book token (click here) that can be used from Thursday 18 February – Sunday 28 March 2021. In 2021 participating booksellers will honour the tokens beyond the 28 March while stocks last. Check out the full list of available books and a special Irish title here: World Book Day Ireland – World Book Day

The main aim of World Book Day is to encourage children and young people to explore the pleasure of books and reading. This may sound like a very simple idea, but unfortunately, many children do not have access to books in their homes. With this token up to 15 million children in Ireland and the UK have an opportunity to have a book of their own.

Feel free to download it and share it with your families and friends so we can all enjoy a good read (and maybe some much needed peace and quiet at home!)


World Book Day Resources

Lastly, there is an abundance of resources, videos, podcasts etc. available here: World Book Day Secondary Resources that you might like to use this week and I have attached the full Secondary Resource Pack too. (There’s also a Primary School Pack attached that has lots of content/videos/activities for younger kids that might help to entertain some smaller people at home!)


Happy World Book Day to you all!


#BeKindOnline Webinar Series

As part of Safer Internet Day 2021, the Irish Safer Internet Centre will host a series of free online safety webinars for parents and educators.

All webinars are free to attend simply register via the links below. 

Empowering Healthy Online Behaviour in Teenagers
When: Tuesday, 9th February: 7.30pm-8.15pm 

Guest Speaker: Dr Nicola Fox Hamilton, cyberpsychology researcher, member of the Cyberpsychology Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton and lectures in Cyberpsychology and Psychology in IADT, Dun Laoghaire.

Audience: This webinar is for parents/guardians of teenagers.

For more information click on the link below:

Empowering Healthy Online Behaviour in Teenagers

Empowering Healthy Online Behaviour in Younger Children
When: Wednesday, 10th February 7.30pm-8.15pm

Guest Speaker: Mark Smyth, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Audience: This webinar is for parents/guardians of younger children.

Click on the link below for more information:

Empowering Healthy Online Behaviour in Younger Children

CAO Information 2021

CAO Information 2021

Please find attached a copy of the information in relation to the CAO for this year from our Guidance Team, Ms. Karen Starr and Ms. Claire McCormack. Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact them by email given at the end of the presentation.

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