Catholic Schools Week

Students visited the local church and lit candles as part of this year’s Catholic Schools Week theme ‘walk together in faith and love’. They also created appreciation cards for their grandparents. Thanks to the RE Department for organising the activities.

Schools Football Update

U14 Connacht Ladies GAA
Our girls made a successful start to our season with an 8:6 to 3:3 victory against Drumshanbo VS. We led by 5:4 to 2:00 at half time. Thanks to Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins GAA for the use of the field and to refereee Gerry Gallogly. Our next game is away to Lough Allen College, Drumkeernan in 2 weeks time. Well done to the girls and their coach Mr Kane. πŸ‘
Senior Boys
BCS Senior Boys won their Senior C quarter final today in the Centre of Excellence against Holy Rosary Mountbellew on a scoreline of 1-10 to 2-6. Their semi final is on this Friday at 4pm in Bekan Centre of Excellence against Colaiste na Coirbe. Best of luck to the lads and their coach Mr Nolan. πŸ€žπŸ‘

Christmas Prayer service and Charity Fundraising

Today we had our Christmas prayer service led by Fr. Sean with lovely carol singing by the 1st year students organised by Mr Kane & Mr Duignan. Thank you also to all the students who participated in the service.
TY students Riain & Roise presented Linda Halstead and Walter Sharpley (representing SVP) with the food hampers that were kindly donated by students and staff for the Food Appeal. Well done also to our TY class and Ms Maxwell who organised a bake sale with proceeds going to SVP – Society of St. Vincent de Paul Ireland They raised a total of €233.50.
TYs held a fundraiser earlier in the year for the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and today we were delighted to welcome our past student Helena Mollaghan and her guide dog Alfie in for the presentation of that fundraising event.
Congratulations to the winners of the Christmas Jumpers – 1st yr Sean McGovern, 2nd yr Saoirse Brady and 3rd yr Finn McKernan. Thanks to Mr Kane for co-ordinating todays event.

Christmas Projects

Lots of Christmas projects happening across different subject departments- πŸŽ„
Festive fun in Mr Duignan’s Engineering class as 1st yrs made Christmas Trees with LEDs and Ms Cooney’s1st yr Home Economics class upcycled tops and jumpers into Christmas themed ones.

School Variety Concert

Our School Variety Concert made a welcome return again this Christmas, on December 15th and 16th in the fabulously refurbished Island theatre. It’s been 5 years since our last concert, and the students and staff made a massive effort to make this year’s shows a reality.

We had almost 700 audience members watch three different shows with over 200 performers. A great success.

Massive thanks to all the staff and students who took part in any way; to the Island Theatre for hosting the shows, and to all our wonderful local sponsors who sponsored so many very generous spot prizes for the raffles.

Senior Boys Senior C Championship

Our Senior Boys have got off to a great start in the Senior C Connacht Championship this year. They had to play two group games, winning both and have now qualified for the knock-out stages to be played after Christmas.
The first game was an away game against Coola and came away with a hard fought victory on a scoreline of 4-10 to 3-9.
The second was a local derby against St Claires Manorhamilton in Aughnasheelin. With the team losing by 2 points at half-time, they put in a hard working and clinical performance in the second half to win on a score of 2-11 to 3-5. Well done lads and coach Mr Nolan. πŸ‘

Climate Action Week

Our Climate Action Week kicked off this weekΒ Β with members of the Green School Committee overseeing our new waste disposal / waste segregation bins and great to see students refilling / reusing their water bottles.
πŸ”‹We are asking all in our school community to check around your houses for old batteries to give to students to bring in and dispose of in any of the blue battery boxes around the school. WEEE Ireland will then be disposing of them safely. πŸ”‹
πŸ‘”πŸ‘—If you have any unwanted clothing items we are also doing a clothing collection this week (see the flyer for times we are collecting from). All the clothing collected is going to a company called All Tex and money raised from this initiative we will be giving to charity.