This week saw students involved in a range of practical maths activities both in and outside the classroom . A Maths challenge competition was also held and the winners were:
First year: Sean Delaney, Junior Cycle: Aaron McCabe, Senior cycle : Ross McLoughlin .
Mental Health & Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland
With the help of some good friends Caoimhe Barnes and Leah Kenny in fifth year held a very successful Bake Sale in school last Friday at Break time with all proceeds going to Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland. These girls are aiming to raise €1300 for this charity by doing a parachute dive before Christmas. To assist them we held a Jersey/non uniform day and between this and cake sale the girls are well on their way to target with over €600 raised. A big thanks to all who donated and bought some of their delicious cakes.
This week saw TYs attending the University of Limerick Open Day with Ms Donnelly and Mrs Bardon where they got an opportunity to attend some lectures and see the University at first hand . On Friday morning they enjoyed a very different outing when they went to see Ger Careys comedy show in Moate theatre which was an illumination on growing up, school and family life . The students enjoyed both days out and thank the TY co-ordinator for organising this trip.
GAA and Gallen CS.
We were delighted to host the Ferbane GAA Fashion Show in our school last week and love to see our school being used for these community events. A great night of local crafts, beauty and fashion was enjoyed by all. We want to say a big congratulations to all the boys of the Minor team who won the County Final last week and hard luck to the lads from Ballycumber /Boher and Ferbane/Belmont on losing the Hurling County Final on Sunday 18th October. Remember what a great achievement it is to win but also to get to a county final in hurling is also great. Best of luck to the girls in the Lenister Semi final next Saturday 24th in Ferbane. A special thank also to Martin Dolan, Ollie Daly and Liam Couper who presented some footballs to Mrs Finnegan for the school to use. Much appreciated.