Students Open DCS School Bank


Six fifth year students have recently opened a school bank.  The bank will be run by Jack Newton (Manager), Nikesh Chopra (assistant Manager), Conor Dowling (Auditor), Aidan Heffernan (Marketing), Gary Black (Teller) and Aaron Hurley (Teller) and is co-ordinated by Mr Alan White. The bank will be open every Friday from 1.00 – 1.30pm.  Since opening, the bank has been gaining momentum and we now have over 60 members after our first two weeks. This is a very positive response from the students. The service will be available to all students in the school and there are various incentives to opening an account such as €10 free call credit for every account opened. The bank will also be running competitions over the course of the year for students who regularly use the bank so watch this space!  Conor Dowling (pictured above) recently won a competition for a Nintendo wii. The competition was open to all students who interviewed for a position in the bank. The presentation of the prize was made before the Christmas break.

On 10 March the school bank regional finals will take place in the Sheraton Hotel in Fota.  Many schools around the county will be present and we will face some stiff opposition from more established banks.  However, we have a good team of students running our bank and we are hopeful that we will do well in this competition.  There are some great prizes on offer for successful teams such as iPods for students and vouchers for school supplies, so I know you will all join me in wishing the lads the best of luck in the competition.

Remember it is always a good idea to save a little each week – now more so than ever! So students, don’t forget to use the school bank regularly.

Alan White