“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.