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School Notes 31/01/2019

Writing Trip: On Monday last our TY and 2nd year students spent a most creative and productive afternoon in the ‘Fighting Words’, a writing centre established by Roddy Doyle and Sean Love. Fighting Words helps students of all ages to develop their writing skills and to explore their love of writing. We provide story-telling workshops for primary school groups, creative writing workshops for secondary students. Our students are commended on their writing skills and intriguing imaginations.

Mock Exams: Best of Luck to all our Junior Cert and Leaving Cert students who begin their Mock exams during the week.

Art Competition: Ms O’ Reilly’s 2nd Year Art class participated in a national art competition to design posters capturing the wide variety of subjects studied at post-primary level.  This competition was run by the Junior Cycle Schools Programme.  Four of our students were successful in four different categories.  In addition to their prize, the winning artwork will be published and distributed to JCSP schools around the country.  Well done to the winners:

History                           Szymon Zaklikowski

Maths                             Simone Keegan

Music                             Abigail Sloane

Technical Graphics     Leah  O Connor

Good Luck: Our Transition Year student begin their work experience on Monday next. Once again students have secured an impressive variety of work placements. More details will follow!

Subject Inspection: Last week our school had a subject inspection in Metalwork and Engineering. The inspector was most impressed with the teaching and learning in this subject. Well done to teachers and students for all their hard work.

TY Initiatives: Our TY students were very busy during the week. On Tuesday last they decided to hold a revision quiz to held and aid our 3rd year students with some revision for their forthcoming exams. On Thursday the transition year students organized a very successful soccer tournament. We complement our TY students on their communication and organizational skills.

Exciting History Competition: Competition now open for 1st and 2nd year students. Students are invited to create a Model or Poster on any History Topic. There will a prize for the best model and the best poster from each class. Further details next week.

Get Well: We wish a speedy recovery to any member of our school community who may be out sick. Get well soon!

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