Category Archives: News

Sad Passing of our Friend and Colleague, Ann McCaffrey

Our condolences to the McCaffrey and McLoughlin families on the passing of Ann McCaffrey. Ann was a cherished member of our school community for over thirty years. We remember her fondly for her dedication and sense of humour. We will keep Ann, her family  and her many friends in our thoughts and prayers.

 Codladh sámh a Chara.

Irish Guide Dogs talk

A huge thank you to former TY student and Guide Dog owner, Helena Mollaghan and her fellow Guide Dog owner Des Keaney, who delivered a great talk to our Transition Year Students to raise some awareness around the supports and services the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind provide for people with vision impairment and families of children with autism!

Helena and Des covered all things dogs and vision impairment related as well as their upcoming Christmas fundraising this Saturday where the students will be helping to

sell some Christmas cards and calenders.

Thank you for your continued support.

Stand Up Week

This year to mark Stand Up Week the amber Flag Team distributed rainbow coloured masks to students and staff to show that we are standing ip against all forms of LGBTI+ bullying.

Stickers were also given out that can be placed on school journals and stationery supplies so that we will see them everyday of every week and be reminded of our school’s ongoing commitment to equality and inclusion for all. 

TY Musical Theatre/Dance Workshop

The TY Group had agreat workshop from Dance Concepts this week, where they learned some Dances to music from The Greatest Showman. Originally this was  intended to be used as an act that the TYs could use in the Christmas Concert, bu unfortunately, due to Covid 19, the concert cannot go ahead again this year. However, the group got a chance to work up a sweat and demonstrate some excellent dancing talent!

Fun Freaky Friday

A fun filled week of Halloween related activities including pumpkin carving, spooctacular baking and Freaky Friday dress up. Well done to 1st years Jack, Layah & Gonzalo who won prizes for their creativity in pumpkin carving and 5th years Cathal & Mandisa for guessing the weight of pumpkin correctly at 3.2kg.
Wishing students and staff a happy and safe Halloween. Enjoy the well deserved break. 🎃

County Champs visit Ballinamore CS

Members of the triumphant Ballinamore SOH Senior Team dropped into us yesterday with the Fenagh Cup, creating great excitement.
While many of our students are from other local clubs, the lads are great role models for all our students, and have, no doubt inspired many stars of the future with their visit.

Amber Flag Bake Sale, Coffee Morning and Bake Off

Well done to The Amber Flag Team along with Ms Garvey & Ms McWalter for organising a successful Bake Sale, Coffee Morning & Bake Off Competition with all proceeds going to Pieta House.
Thank you to Chef Sham for judging all the delicious entries and to all the businesses who generously sponsored prizes (The Landmark Hotel, Kilronan Castle, Synergy Cafe, Neven Maguire, Mulveys House of Gifts & Cozy Corner) and Tesco who kindly donated supplies for the coffee morning.
A total of €550 was raised for Pieta House.
Well done to everyone who took part in the Baking Competition and congrats to the following students:
Overall winner- Kenzie Greenan
Overall Runner Up- Julia Wolkowyska
Gold Medal Winners-
Ellen McTeague
Cally Heatley
Kyle Duncan
Rose Gannon
Silver Medal Winners-
Evan Molyneux
Nicole Kellett
Kealon Gannon
Aisling O Brien
Grace Warren