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School Principal
Mr. Garrett Buckley
Deputy Principal

Ms. Stacey Guinan

Gallen Community School News Updates September 21.

TRANSITION YEAR 2012  Our TY Programme has kicked into life for 2012-13. The two  TY classes have started  their self-defence and swimming modules  on a Tuesday morning. Enterprise is already in the air with many students working on their projects with the Christmas market in mind.  Beautiful crafts are in the making to the same high standard that we have come to expect  from the Transition year classes under the creative direction of Mrs O Toole. Can’t reveal yet any more details on their work but watch this space!

Last Wednesday all the  TY  students, accompanied by Mrs Breen and Mrs Scully
visited Glendalough for their Retreat . In this beautiful valley of St Kevin which lies deep in the Wicklow Mountains they  had time to walk and enjoy the lovely weather and the spectacular scenery as they reflected on their Journey of Faith.

LEAVING CERT HIGHER OPTIONS  A  group of Leaving Certificate students accompanied by Mrs Finnegan travelled to the Irish Times Higher Options  Conference in the RDS on Wednesday of last week. This conference showcases over 130 exhibitions and it is sanctioned by the Department of Education and Skills. It gave our students a great opportunity to discuss study and career options with a wide variety of educational establishments from Ireland , UK , and Europe and beyond. People from CAO and the British equivalent UCAS were also in attendance as students make those important career choices. A most informative day was had by all .

6TH LCVP OUTINGS.   Two very interesting visits were made by the sixth year LCVP students with Mr Lenihan and Mrs Bardon over the last two weeks.  The first visit was to the West Offaly Power Station , based in Shannonbridge and is an important part of the Power Generation Fleet. Last Thursday a most informative trip took place as our 6th LCVP class  visited Sennheiser . Sennheiser employs 200 people in its Tullamore  plant and is  a recognised leader in the manufacture of equipment in the area of  recording , transmission and reproduction of sound. It makes  microphones , wireless RF technology, infra-red systems and aviation headsets amongst other things. Thanks to Mr Lenihan and Mrs Bardon for accompanying our students .

  RUGBY  Congratulations to Brian  Gilligan who was capped on the wing by Connacht Schools in the u 18 schools interpro against Leinster in Donnybrook on Wednesday of last week.Congratulations also to Conor Kenny and Niall Higgins on their selection for Connacht.