GAA Museum Junior Cycle Creative Writing Competition

Congratulations to second year student Aoibhinn Keegan — one of two runners up nationwide in the GAA museum’s junior cycle creative writing competition. Aoibhinn’s entry ‘A GAA Legend’ has won her a host of prizes, and an invitation to the winner’s lunch with the judging panel in Croke Park. Well done, Aoibhinn!

PE Expo, DCU

Well done to our 1st year students Mark Ahern & Rian Mc Manus who presented the Health Promoting Schools Team’s work excellently on the Forte Module at the PE Xpo in DCU today.

Amber Flag Walking Challenge

Today we started our 20 days of walking challenge as organised by the Amber Flag Team. This year we are focusing on the positive benefits that physical activity and fresh air have on our mental health and well-being in general. The first 50 students to complete the challenge will be rewarded with a trip to Sligo in May to climb Knocknarea. 🏃🏽‍♀️😊🌿☀

Basketball PPSC competition 

Our 1st and 2nd year boys were playing Mohill and Lough Allen College today in the Post Primary Schools  basketball competition.
1st years beat Lough Allen
2nd years beat Lough Allen and lost by 2 baskets to Mohill Community College.

Well done to both teams, pictured here with Coach Inaki Codina, who now  move on to the next stage of the competition.

French Exchange

Day 1: On Wednesday, our TY students set off for Lyon bright and early with Mr Keeney and Miss Stenson. After a long day travelling, the students received a great welcome from the staff and students at Les Iris and met their host families for the first time.

Day 2: A very busy day at school with Language games in English and Italian, Art Class, work on travel journals and a badminton tournament in PE. A lot of talent and sporting spirit shown!

Days 3, 4 and 5: On Friday we started the day with Spanish class then  went to meet the primary school students. Afterwards, we visited the chocolaterie and learned how they make chocolate in France and bought a few snacks.

For the weekend we all did different activities with our correspondents’ families but we met up on Sunday to play lazer tag.

Days 6 and 7

On Monday we visited La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière and then the Roman theatre, where we ate lunch and then we rode the Ferris wheel.

Today we visited the primary school, displayed our immense singing talents to the primary school children with a rousing performance of Ireland’s Call. afterwards,  we visited the Musée de Confluences.

Days 8 and 9

Everyone is now home safe and sound and reflecting on what was a fantastic experience in Lyon. We experienced so much about the language and culture of Lyon. It has been an unforgettable trip. On Wednesday, we had a guided tour of the Gratte Ciel district, with it’s Art Deco architecture. On Thursday, we set off for home following a lovely send-off from our hosts. Thanks to the staff and students at Les Iris school in Villeurbanne, Lyon. A huge thanks also to Mr Keeney for organising the exchange and to Ms Stenson and Mr Keeney for accompanying the students on the trip.

3A & 3B CSPE Action Project Fundraiser for Bothar

Our 3rd Year CSPE Classes (3A & 3B) recently carried out a fundraiser for Bothar as part of their Action Project. They ran a movie morning before Christmas for the 1st and 2nd year students, and in doing so managed to raise €566.27.  They choose some items for the money to be spent on, one of which was an In Kid Irish Dairy Goat.  Aisling from Bothar gave us a very informative talk on all of Bothar’s activities, and is pictured here collecting the cheque from the 3rd Years with their teachers Ms Moran and Ms Bohan.