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School Principal
Mr. Garrett Buckley
Deputy Principal

Ms. Stacey Guinan

Gallen C.S News Updates Nov 30th 2015

On Saturday 21st the first swimming competition for the Leinster Trials were held in the Curragh. Four of our students were participating as part of “Team Ballinamere”. They trained very hard for this event and in total Ballinamere won 19 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals. Well done to our students: Gabby Hannon who won 2 bronze, Jay Coogan who won 3 gold, Sam Samonte won 3 gold and Daniel Bracken won 3 gold. In the relay  the team won by 25 metres i.e, a full length of the pool. Meanwhile in Birr swimming club John Stevenson is training hard and also did brilliantly with wins last Saturday also. Jay and Sam are pictured with their medals in school last Monday .

Congratulations to two of our 6th  year  students –  Roisin Egan  Offaly  Ladies  Player of the  Year 2015  and  Kyle Higgins  Offaly Minor  Player of the year 2015. Roisin was a key member of  the Naomh  Ciaran  Ladies  Teams who won the Senior  Championship and  League  double as well as reaching the Leinster  Intermediate final. Roisin  also  plays  Senior   Camogie for  Offaly as well as being part of the   Offaly  Ladies  Intermediate Football  team and our school team here in Gallen CS.Kyle was part of the  Ferbane  Belmont  Minor  Football team that won the  Offaly  MFC  Title for the second year in a row and was also   on the Ferbane  -Belmont  hurling team that reached the  Minor final.

One of the aims of Careers Awareness week was to engage junior cycle students into talking with their teachers about their college experience and getting them to think about posible job and career pathways. Jay Coogan  and Nicole Buckley were winners of the First & second year written competition and Jays is pictured receiving his Certificate. Both students also got a prize with their certificates.

On Thursday and Friday we were delighted to welcome in sixth class students for a Taster Programme where they got a chance to experience what some secondary school subjects are like . It also provides students a chance to start thinking about second level school and  not to be fearful of the Transition . The feedback was excellent from both students and parents and thanks to all the students and staff who helped on these two days.



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