Seachtain na Gaeilge: Mile buiochas to Ms Maloney for organising a very enjoyable and successful Trath Na Gceist for First Years as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge. Is feidir linn Gaeilge a labhairt i Phobalscoil na Gailinne.
New Parents Association elected:We are delighted to announce Margaret Healy is the new chairperson of Gallen C.S parents Association with Alice Cockram elected as secretary and Orla Kenny as Treasurer. We wish them and all the parents who serve on the association good luck with their term of office.
John Wills Barnardos: On Wednesday 13th John Wills from Barnardos conducted a workshop with parents on Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying. It was a most informative talk where John gave lots of tips to parents about making mobile and internet devices more secure for their children and demonstrated ways in which parents can check on their children’s internet usage. He discussed cyber bullying and the importance of keeping channels of communication opened at home so teenagers can discuss any concerns they have. The parents council will continue to discuss this topic at their next meeting and how they can help any parents who would like more information about this issue.
Shane Flaherty Workshop:Shane Flaherty from Performance Unity Learning Techniques spoke to a group of fifth year students last Friday about the power of the mind and how we need to be motivated to work and how we have to take responsibility to a large degree for our own learning. He spoke about the importance of Goal setting to give direction to students setting targets for their studies .
Agricultural Science and Biology Field Trips :Our 5th and 6th year students went on enjoyable and informative field trips on Tuesday of last week. As part of their Agricultural Science course our students visited the farm of Master Farmer Mr . Ciaran Mc Donald, Bellair , Ballycumber who demonstrated the
specialities of Farming to our students and showed them the state of the art 32 rotary unit milking parlour. Gallen CS wishes to thank Mr mc Donald for his sharing his time and expertise with our students. In the Biology field trips our students learned
new and important insights into different facets of their Biology course , something which will be invaluable at Leaving Certificate time.
Junior Footballers: Best of luck to our Junior Footballers in the All Ireland semi
final against Coachford CC on Saturday week. Time and venue to be decided. Well done to them for also qualifying for the Leinster Schools Junior B final where they will play Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington.Best of luck also to our Junior Rugby Team
who play Colaiste Iognaid in the Connacht Junior Development Final in the Galway Sportsgrounds on Wednesday at 2pm.