16th May 2020 - Message for 3rd & 5th Years Re: Summer Exams 2020
Our German students celebrated Karneval and Fasching in German classes from February 24th to 27th.
On February 26th our 5th Year A.g Science Class, accompanied by Ms. Relihan and Mr. Cox, visited Coorevin Farm in co. Tipperary, where focus is placed on beef and sheep enterprise.
On February 25th our Transition Year students participated in a Forensic Science Workshop. They tried to figure out who committed a crime by searching for clues, studying documentation, and through analysing the evidence. Thanks to Alison who facilitated the event.
On February 24th DCU Ambassador and Dublin Footballer Johnny Cooper, pictured below with Mr. Donnelly, visited our school and spoke to our 6th Year students. Johnny provided key information about courses and college life at DCU. We would like to thank Johnny for his time and insights, they have provided great clarity for some of our students.
- On February 27th our 1st Year Boys Basketball Team were beaten 39-15 by St. Finians Mullingar
- On February 27th our 2nd Year Boys Basketball Team were beaten 25-24 in a fantastic game by St. Finians Mullingar
- On February 24th our U14 Girls Football Team had a comprehensive win away to Athlone Community College.
- On February 24th our 1st Year Boys Basketball Team defeated Ard Scoil Phadraig Granard 15-11
- On February 24th our 2nd Year Boys Basketball Team were beaten 25-13 by Ard Scoil Phadraig Granard
Our 1st Year Boys Basketball Team and our 2nd Year Boys Basketball Team were victorious in their respective season opening games on February 5th. Our 1st Year Team beat Templemichael College 25-12, while our 2nd Year Team beat Templemichael College 25-18, both games were held in Mucklagh Community Centre. Well done boys on a great start to the season.
On February 3rd all 2nd Year German students had 'Kaffee und Kuchen' which was organised by our German Department teachers. They enjoyed traditional German delicacies such as Schwarzwalderkirschtorte, Marmorkuchen and Herrentorte. Lots of fun was had by all.
On February 3rd all Transition Year students went to Moate to attend a comedy show in the Tuar Árd, performed by stand-up comedian Ger Carey. There were plenty of laughs on the day and thanks to Ger for the great entertainment.
Well done to the U15 Girls soccer team who had a fantastic win over Columba College, Killucan on Monday February 3rd. The girls won on a comprehensive scoreline. Our team has completed all their matches and must now wait to see if they have made the divisional play-offs.
Congratulations to our Junior Girls Football Team who have progressed to the semi-final of the North Leinster Championship after defeating Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise by one point on January 30th. The scoreline was 2-10 to 2-09. This is our team's third consecutive win by a one point margin which illustrates their commitment and will to win. Well done again to Ms. Daly, Mr. McGauran and the team.
On January 30th, all Senior and Junior French students had the opportunity to attend French workshops in our school canteen. These workshops were organised by our French Department teachers. These highly entertaining events provided our students with the opportunity to develop their linguistic ability in a fun and unique setting, whereby our students were assigned various roles to play and tasks to achieve by the leaders of the workshops.
On January 29th Tom Hanley from the HETI delivered a talk to all our TY and 5th Year students on the Holocaust Narrative. This talk coincides with the 75th memorial of the liberation of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Thanks very much to Tom for this informative talk.
- On January 24th our U14 Girls Football Team (Panel 1) played Our Lady's Bower of Athlone in a trial match. It is great to see the huge number of girls that we have playing Gaelic Football at this age bracket. We have two separate panels at the moment. Well done to Ms. Daly and the girls.
- On January 23rd our Athletics Team attended the North Leinster XC at Papal Cross. We had great success with Amy Geoghegan finishing 5th in the Intermediate Girls and Michael Murphy finishing 7th in the Senior Boys. Both have comfortably qualified for the Leinster Championships. Our First Year Girls Team consisting of members Morgan Corcoran, Adele Geoghegan, Ellen Daly, Leah Geoghegan, Emma Murphy and Emma O'Brien done exceptionally well and finished with a Silver medal in their Team Event.
- Some photos of our U16 and U19 Girls Rugby Team at their Blitz on January 23rd
On January 23rd our school sent three teams to an IMTA Junior Problem Solving Maths quiz held in Athlone Community College. Well done to each of our teams, especially to the team of Patrick Iskra, Odhran Gavigan, Barbara Ziarnowska, and Peter Clarke who finished in joint 3rd overall, and to the team of Brian Egan, Ella Casey, Alan Farrell, and Erin Guilfoyle who finished 4th overall.
- Our Senior Boys Football Team were beaten 4-14 to 3-12 away to Boyne C.S. Trim in the North Leinster Championship on January 20th. We need to wait for other results to learn our faith.
- Hard luck to our U17 Boys Soccer Team who were beaten in their League Semi-Final 3-1 on January 17th by St. Finian's Mullingar. The boys put in strong effort this year under the guidance of Mr. Donnelly and Mr. Duffy, it just was not to be on the day.
- Congratulations to our Junior Girls Football Team and coaches Ms. Daly and Mr. McGauran after they defeated Oldcastle of Meath in the qualifying round of the North Leinster Championship on January 16th. Our girls won on a scoreline of 4-09 to 5-05. We now progress to the North Leinster quarter final.
- Well done to the students who represented our school at the Westmeath U16 Badminton Championships at Wilsons Hospital Multyfarnham on January 16th. Thanks a lot to Ms. Mulligan and Mr. Minnock who accompanied our team.
- Hard luck to our U15 Boys Soccer Team who lost their League Semi-Final 3-1 on January 15th. We went 3-0 down in the first half against a strong breeze and just couldn't pull it back in the second. Our boys played well, with Josh Conroy netting our only goal of the game. We had further chances in the second half, the most notable of which saw Ryan Dennigan strike the crossbar. We were unlucky on the day, but all in all it was a decent campaign in a difficult division. Well done to Mr. Donnelly, Mr. Quinn, and the boys.
- Commiserations to our U15 Girls Soccer Team who lost 3-0 to a strong Sacred Heart, Tullamore team on January 14th. A great effort was made by all.
- Hark luck to our Junior Boys Hurling Team who were beaten in the North Leinster Championship Final by six points at the hands of Gallen C.S Ferbane on January 14th. The boys hurled well but the goals came at crucial times for Gallen. The boys have had a great year and have improved considerably thanks to the efforts of coaches Mr. Doyle and Mr. Minnock.
BT Young Scientist 2020
Well done to each student group and their teachers who represented our school at the 2020 BT Young Scientist Exhibition at the RDS from January 8th to 11th. It was a highly eventful and exciting few days for our students and their projects received great recognition. Some of our students featured on RTÉ and Virgin Media news, on Facebook live broadcasts, and were pictured with Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.
Students: Lisa Ennis & Erin Heeney
Project Title: NCCA vs Students: Where is the Change?
Teacher: Ms. Daly
Student: Orna Kelly
Project Title: Goodbye Documentation, Hello Dramatisation
Teacher: Ms. S. Clarke
Students: Tiarnan Clarke MacMahon, Luke Seery & Owen Bagnall
Project Title: Fighting for Breath; Is the School Drop off Harmful to Student Health?
Teacher: Ms. S. Clarke