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School Principal
Mr. Garrett Buckley
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Ms. Stacey Guinan

Gallen C.S News Updates 7th May 2013

SCIFEST- Three different groups of TY students entered Scifest competition in Athlone last Wednesday. Emma Phelan and Celine Camon entered their project on the use of horse “bits”  and how they affect performance. Emma and  Celine  won the  Best  Communicator  Award at the  Scifest . This award was   sponsored by  Newstalk.  Thanks to  Mrs Hopkins for all her work with our students. Conor  Kelly,  Donal  Ryan and  John  Mannion  took part also with their investigation  called “Investigation into  Protein Supplements” and  Jarlath  Stevenson and Jose  Luis  Rolga investigated how ” Eye  Colour  Shapes Peoples Abilities”



 PRACTICALS –  Gallen  C.S  has been a hive of  academic  activity  these past few weeks as students at  Junior  and  Senior  Level have undertaken   orals and   Practicals in  Irish , French , LCVP, Art ,  Metalwork/  Engineering , Woodwork /  Construction,  Home  Economics and  Agricultural  Science.


CSPE 2nd YEAR TRIP –  our second   year  Group  from the St  Patrick’s  class led by  Mrs  Mc Grath visited Tullamore  Courthouse on  Wednesday last.  They learned about democracy and the law which are integral parts of the seven key concepts on the CSPE   course.


 GAISCE CHALLENGE–  Congrats to all our  TY  Grouping accompanied by  Mrs Scully and Ms Kelly who  completed the  arduous  cycle as  the physical  challenge.

  component part of the Gaisce Presidents awards.


LOG ON LEARN –  for  TY   continued this week.  This is a wonderful  concept where people from the  local  community are mentored by  TY   students as they  strive to attain   computer and IT  skills.


EXPLORING  BUSINESS  IN AIT  –   Last Tuesday a group of our TY ‘s spend the day in AIT exporing difference facets to studying   business at third level. They completed a team building exercise and then has interactive workshops on Social Media Marketing, Economics and finance and accounting. They were got a tour of the campus and to see all the facilities..


 1st  YEAR FOOTBALL  BLITZ – well done to our  first years  who beat  St Mels  Longford [ 3-3 TO  2-4],  Tullamore College and  Moate  CS   in a   Leinster Schools blitz held in Moate  CS  last  Thursday. 

 Cian  Johnson and  Conor  Kenny  [2] got goals  against  St  Mels ,.  Cian  Johnson  [2]  Daragh  Carroll and  Cian  Darcy  got goals  v  Moate and  Cian  Johnson  again with 2  goals ,  Cathal  o  Shea and Jamie Kelly  got  goals  v  Tullamore. 

 The travelling squad was as follows ,  Jack  Cullinane , Sean   Ibbotson ,  Shane  Hynes ,  Lorcan  Buckley  , Griffin  Dunican ,  Michael  Egan ,  Jamie Kelly  , David  Nally,  Michael  Wren ,  Lorcan  Daly  , Max Feehan ,  Conor  Kenny , Daragh Carroll , Ruairi  Carroll ,  Sean  Flynn ,  Cathal  o  Shea ,  Cian  Darcy  ,  John Spollen,  David  Gavin and  Cian  Johnson.  They were accompanied by  Mr  Mulhall.