JUNIOR CERT – congratulations to our students for their excellent results. These results are testament to the hard work and dedication of our students and their teachers. We look forward to our Academic Awards night in October where some of these students will be commended.
HIGHER OPTIONS – 6th year students accompanied by Mrs Finnegan attended the Higher Options conference last Wednesday. It was a most informative and enjoyable trip for our students as they embark upon those all important academic and career choices.
GLENDALOUGH TRIP- thanks to Mrs Breen and Ms Reynolds for accompanying our TY group on a most enjoyable trip to a wonderful place of scenic beauty and spiritual reflection last Wednesday.
DEAR – Our ” Drop Everything and Read” continued last week for first years. It is a most worthwhile initiative which sees students read an appropriate book of their choice in class . This is a fun and enjoyable way of helping our students engage in a meaningful way with the world of reading.
SCIENCE CLUB – continues at lunchtimes.
RESEARCH AND STUDY – continues in the school library each week from 4-5pm.
LUNCHTIME IN THE LIBRARY – this very worthwhile initiative sees our students engage with literature in an enjoyable and informal way.
TY ENTERPRISE TALK- our TY group attended a worthwhile Enterprise talk in our school on Thursday last.
CONGRATS – to St Ciaran’s on winning the Offaly Ladies Junior football title recently.
FERBANE MISSION TEAM
As part of the Ferbane parish mission, a team whose focus was on outreach to young people, came into our school during each of the R. E. classes, and worked with our students from the 9th -13th Sept. The team consisted of Fr. John Keane, and two lay people who also work with the Ceili community, Shirley Mc Clean, and Bernie Farrell. They were a vibrant group whose open, interactive and honest approach to our faith evoked a very positive response from all of our students. The team encouraged each student to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ who loves each one of us.
They gave their own personal testimonies. They told stories, performed dramas from scripture and from life, played music, and answered any questions which arose along the way. Our students enjoyed this experience very much. They said it encouraged them to seek answers to life’s questions in the right way, and in the right places.
On behalf of our students and the members of our R.E. department in Gallen Community School I would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Ceili Community school team, and wish them God’s continued blessing on their work throughout the year. E .Breen.