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School Principal
Mr. Garrett Buckley
Deputy Principal

Ms. Stacey Guinan

Gallen C.S. News Updates May 11th 2015


On Wednesday 29th April 19 students with 9 projects travelled from Gallen Community School in Ferbane, to Athlone Institute of Technology to present at Scifest 2015.

We were part of a  total of 232 projects by 550 students from 25 schools presenting in Athlone. Both our 2nd Year projects had previously exhibited at BTYSE 2015 and Stevie Anne Buckley our TY project was an award winner at last years Scifest, we also had 14 1st Year students with 6 projects between them for who this was all a new experience.

 All students presented brilliantly and were commended on their presentations by the judges. Awards received were:

1st Place Intermediate Life Science Individual Category – Stevie Anne Buckley  Project: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome & Autism – Is there a link?

1st Place Junior Technology Category – Sean Flynn and Clive Keena Project: Alert Cow Calving

Highly Commended Junior Life Sciences Group Category Lucy Egan and Sophie Gilson Project: Make-up a true reflection

2nd Place Animal Welfare Awards Adam Henry and Joshua Dunican Project: FF45 Feeder

1st Place Health Science Awards Stevie Anne Buckley Project Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome & Autism – is there a link?

EPI-STEM Maths in Science Award Stevie Anne Buckley Project Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome & Autism – is there a link?

 Well done to all our students who took part and helped out in any way, especially the TY students. Thanks also to the teachers involved, Mrs Killian, Mrs Hopkins and Mrs Brennan.

CONGRATS – to  Gabby  Hannon , Sam  Samonte and  Jay  Coogan who did  Gallen  CS    proud at the recent   Leinster  Special  Olympics in  Kilkenny.Jay won  gold in 400 m  running  and two silver medals in the  100m and the shot putt.Jay also got a participation  badge. Gabby  won gold in the pentathlon  and silver in the relay race.Sam got a silver in the relay and 2 participation badges. Well done !


GALLEN   GIRLS  STAR FOR OFFALY   SENIOR AND  MINOR FOOTBALLERS-Congrats  to  Ellie  mc  Evoy , Aoife  Corbett ,  Roisin  Egan  ,  Emma  Maher ,  Emer  Nally  and  Eimear  Flynn who were part of the panel who defeated   Limerick at  Parnell Park  to win the  Div  4 league title. The match was the  curtain raiser to the All Ireland u 21 final between Tyrone and  Tipperary and  was staged live on TG4. Well done to Roisin who won Player of the  Match and was presented with her award after the final whistle.Offaly rounded  off a spectacularly successful weekend  by winning the  Leinster  Ladies  Minor B  Final  by  beating Westmeath in the final. Roisin , Ellie ,  Aoife ,  Emer , Eimear , Emma  were once again part of the panel  as were  ,Ciara  Flynn and  Avril  Spain . Roisin won  Player of the  Match again . Well done  Girls.

 GAISCE–  our  Annual   Gaisce   Cycle will be staged  this   coming Thursday and     Friday.  Best of luck to all involved.

 CSPE  TRIP –   Thanks  to  Mr  Lenihan and  Mrs Scully who accompanied the   2nd  Year  St  Manchans  Class on a  trip to  Dublin Zoo on  Monday.

 5th  YEAR  LCVP TRIP – thanks to  Mr Lenihan  and  Ms  Bardon  who  accompanied our 5th years on a trip to  Abbotts of  Longford. It gave the students an invaluable experience of   business and  commercial life.

 PRACTICAL  EXAMINATIONS –  It was a  busy time in Gallen CS  last week as   students  did   practical examinations in Art , Construction , LCVP  and  Engineering.  Music and  Home  Economics  Practicals were recently completed too  .


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