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School Principal
Mr. Garrett Buckley
Deputy Principal

Ms. Stacey Guinan

Gallen C.S Updates March 18th 2014


Gallen CS  held a    most enjoyable and informative  Sheachtain  na  Gaeilge in the  school  from  Monday to  Friday of  last week.  Each day of the school week had a theme that encapsulated that day. Monday’s theme  was  ” Tus   maith leath  na  h-oibre”[ “A good start is half the  work”] and on  that   day  there was a Ciorcal   Comhra”[  Conversation Circle”] and a  Trath na  GCeist[  “Question Time”].Tuesday’s  theme was ” Ni  neart go  cur   le  cheile”[ “There is no strength without unity”], Tuesday saw  a    ” Ciorcal  Comhra” at  lunchtime   with a   debate  [  dispoireacht]  taking  place  before lunch. Wednesday’s  theme was  ” Tir  gan teanga  , tir gan anam”[  “A Country without a  Language is a   country without a  soul”] and a    busy   day saw a  Trath  na  GCeist  for  2 nd years,  TG   Lurgan  sa  Rang  Gaeilge  and    a  Cas  Cuirte  sa  Rang  Gaeilge.Thursdays  theme  was ” Beatha  teanga I  a  labhairt”[” the  life of a language is to speak it”] and  a  scannan [  film]as  Gaeilge  was shown.Friday’s  theme was ” Mol an Oige agus tiocfaidh said”[“Praise the  Youth and they will Follow”].  The  day was marked with  a   most enjoyable   Ceili  ,   a  Trath  na  Gceist in   5th year  and  a  Cas  Cuirte  for  TY     students.Many thanks to all  in the  Irish  Department  [ Roinn  na  Ghaeilge]]  for  organising such a  successful week.


Congrats to our  Green Schools Committee  under the  Direction of   Mrs  O Toole , who held a  very successful Green Schools  Energy  Day Presentation  recently. The Transition Year Group of 2013-14 is hoping to bring a Second Green Flag to our School.  We  received our  first Green Flag 3  years  ago  for  litter and waste  management and our Green  Schools   committee was  very   proud of our  achievement. Gallen  CS   now  hopes to  get a  second  Green  Flag  for  its  theme of ” saving  energy’s  students  Laura  Cassidy ,  Chelsea  Spollen and  Serena  Corcoran  gave an excellent presentation on  saving  energy. The girls   showed us the   consequences of wasting energy both locally, nationally and globally. They  told us   some  very interesting  facts such  as , leaving on a  photocopier  overnight is   the  equivalent of  producing 5400  A4 Pages and  for  every tin  can  you   recycle it  can run your  TV  for  3  hours. Well done to the Green Schools Committee.


Hard luck to our 2nd Year    Basketball Team who narrowly lost their semi-final to Presentation   Portlaoise.  This   concludes a memorable year best remembered for   our Cadettes winning the All-Ireland.  Thanks to Ms M.C. Keogh for her work with all the teams.

 RUGBYBest  of  luck to our  Junior  Rugby team and their   coach  Mr  Grath in the  Connacht  Development Junior  Semi-final. The lads beat Easkey to finish the   group stages with three wins out of three.


Well  done to  all our students who took  part in  the  Offaly  Enterprise  held in the  Tullamore  Court  Hotel on  Thursday  March 6th last.  Gallen  CS  were runners up in the  Junior  Category  with their  recycled and  personalised ” Funky  Folders” and  well  done   to  ” Flynn Firewood” who were award winners of the  Students  Award  Prize in the  Junior  Category. 


Huge congratulations to the girls from Gallen Community School: Valene Greer, Zoe Rooney, Raveina Devery, Avril Spain and Sarah Kenny who have representated FerbaneBelmont  GAA  to win the All Ireland Scor competition in Castlebar on Saturday.  Following on from their success in 2012  the  girls  did themselves, their club and our  school  proud when their  excellent renditions  of ” The  Ballad of  Michael  Collins” and  “Eoghainin o  Ragadain ” saw them  gain  national  honours  once  again.  A wonderful  achievement  for all  concerned. The   girls   lit  up   the  Royal  TF  Theatre with their  performances and  Ms  Deborah  Reynolds  deserves great  credit  for  mentoring the  girls.On their return to Ferbane on Sunday they were treated to a lovely reception hosted by Ferbane Belmont GAA  .

Congratulations to the Junior Girls Ladies Football team who won a tremendous victory over MacDaras Templeogue in a wind and rain swept pitch in Mullingar last Thursday. To Mrs Scully, Ms Hough and KP Egan we say a huge thank you for the commitment to these girls and wish you the best in your preparation as you progress to an All Ireland Semi Final.untitled