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School Principal
Mr. Garrett Buckley
Deputy Principal

Ms. Stacey Guinan

Gallen C.S News Updates April 22nd 2013

“AIB Build a Bank”

Well done to the Transition students, Celine Camon, Rebecca Buckley, Zoe Rooney, Chloe Egan, Colin Kenny and Jack Egan  and their teacher Mrs McGrath for their tremendous effort  all year in setting up a school bank and doing so well in the National finals last week. The team made their presentation and then were shortlisted to the last six. They were the first team in the competition to reach the last six in the first year of entry. The judges were very impressed with their presentation and innovative  approach in setting up the school bank. Co Offaly Youth bank have now invited them to participate in their training workshop where the young people will be actively involved in assessing grant applications for various initiatives in the county . 

Leaving Certificate Exams

The Leaving certificate students completed French  Oral exams last week along with Music practical exams . Beautiful sounds emanated from the Music room  all day  as the Students sang various genres of music , played piano, fiddle, accordion for their examiner and he was highly impressed by the talent and the standard of these young people. We wish them well as they face their Irish Oral exams this week.

Junior Certificate Home Economics Exams

Last Wednesday and Thursday the Junior Certificate students completed their Home Economics Practical exams  and as the music was wafting from one corridor , the beautiful smells of cooking came from another corridor. The examiner was delighted with the students efforts. More practical exams in Metalwork and Art will follow for the Junior Certificate students in early May.

Jack McCann Cup

The senior soccer team participated in this competition last Wednesday and after last years victory they had to relinquish the Cup  to our  neighbours Banagher College, who won the penalty shootout. Ah well we are not greedy and know we  can’t win every sporting completion this year!

Transition Year Gaisce Cycle

In preparation for their big Cycle in early May, Ms Kelly and Mrs Kirwan led the TY’s on their practice cycle to Shannon Harbour last Friday. The weather remained kind  as  all students set out . They took a well -deserved rest in Shannon Harbour before heading back in time again to school.