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School Principal
Mr. Garrett Buckley
Deputy Principal

Ms. Stacey Guinan

Gallen Community School News Updates – March 20th 2012

TY Log on Learn:
Last Tuesday we welcomed over 20 members of the community to our school who had signed up for the Computer Training course called “Log on Learn”. Over eight weeks they will learn basic computer skills under the guidance of the Transition years. With our excellent computer facilities each person has their own computer to work on for the class and a student who is their appointed tutor for the eight weeks. These classes will cover topics from understanding basic computer operations to using word documents and emails. Each person will work at their own level and the student will assist them and guide them as far as they wish to advance over the eight weeks. After the class, the Transition year students also hosted some refreshments for our senior citizens so they could enjoy a chat over tea and coffee.

ERP Junk Kouture Fashion Show:
Last Tuesday at 12.15, the art students in second and fifth year put on a fashion show for the school showing all their entries in the ERP Junk Kouture competition. Walking down the catwalk to the sounds of some chart music the students received a tremendous applause from students and teachers. Compered by Justin Stevenson TY student, the girls showed off their amazing creations made from old junk and waste. Plastic bags, wiring, ink cartridges, paper, bottle tops and metal, plastics and cables were only some of the materials used to make the dresses. Please look at our GALLERY to check out these “dresses”. The Regional final begins in Hodson Bay Hotel on Sunday March 25. 10% of the marks go for online voting and voting starts Monday 19th until the 25th of march, vote everyday @ : www.erpjunkkouture.com. We need all the support we can get.
The Costumes that have qualified from Gallen Community School are:

1: Gold Digger

2: Trash Rags

3: Hula Media

4: The Little Mermaid

5: Queen of all traits

6: Colour me beautiful

7: Plasper Chic

8: Flower Maze

Second Year Basketball:
Hard luck to our second year girl’s basketball team who lost the Midlands semi-final to a strong Colaiste Iosagain team last Thursday. They played gallantly but on the day the other team were stronger. The girls wish to express their thanks to Ms McKeogh for her hard work with the team and the commitment and time she gave to training the team after school since last autumn.

Seachtain na Gaeilge:
Ms Maloney organised some activities in the school last week as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge, including Comortas Postaeir and Trath na Gceist.

TY Dail visit:
Last Wednesday Mr Lenihan and Mrs Finnegan accompanied Transition year students to Dail Eireann for a visit organised by Marcella Corcoran Kennedy T.D. When we arrived we found out all school visits for the day were delayed as a visitor from the US Congress had made a visit to the Dail and of course that took precedence! We had time then to visit the National Museum of Ireland and saw some of the exhibits including a lot from the Midlands region: recent Bogmen discoveries, iron age amulets and collars, artefacts from the early church including a replica of St Manchans Shrine. When we returned to the Dail, Marcella C Kennedy gave us a warm welcome and brought us into the Dail chamber before a tour of the Building. Marcella met us again before we left and had some refreshments for us. She told us a little of her work in the Dail and the committee she is part of. She asked if any of us were interested in politics and she said she would like to see more girls in particular becoming interested in politics. While there we said hi to Eimhin Boland one of our class mates who is on two weeks work experience in Dail Eireann and was thoroughly enjoying his time there.

Pauline Curley Marathon:
Well done to our 1st, 2nd and 5th Year girls who took part in this event
last Friday and thanks to Mrs Scully and Ms Kelly for organising the hosting of this marathon in Ferbane.