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News (19th September)

Junior Cert Results

‘Congratulations’ to all of our transition year and fifth year students who received their Junior Certificate results on Wednesday last. The dedication and hard work that they applied to their studies were duly rewarded last week. Well done to all.

Higher Options

On Thursday last, the fifteenth of September, sixth year students attended the ‘Higher Options’ information day at the R.D.S. in Dublin. There were exhibitions from all the third level institutions in the U.K. and Ireland as well as helpful lectures on different career choices. An enjoyable and informative day was had by all.

Hurling Challenges

Both our Harty and Dean Ryan panels were in action last Wednesday as they played challenge games against Midleton C.B.S.. The Harty panel will play their first group game against De la Salle of Waterford on the 12th of October while the Dean Ryan panel will face Our Lady’s of Templemore in the first round of the competition on the 27th of this month.

T.Y. Enterprise Talk

On Tuesday last, Ms. Sue Anne O Donnell, Student Enterprise Co-ordinator with the Tipperary Enterprise Board, visited the school to speak to our transition year pupils about participation in this year’s Secondary Schools Enterprise Programme. Ms. O Donnell informed the students about the details of the competition as well as helping them with the generation of ideas for their mini-companies. Later in the year, two of our companies will be selected to represent the school at the Tipperary Enterprise Awards.

i-Pad Training

Our first year students participated in an i-pad training workshop on Tuesday last. They learnt how to use the device to manage their workflow, how to record and present their work digitally and how to develop a digital portfolio.


First Year Leagues

The first year hurling leagues commenced two weeks ago and will continue to run this week during lunch times at the Railway Field. The league pits teams from the different class groups against each other and is a great way to provide game time to as many pupils as possible.

Geography Field Trip

Last Tuesday our Leaving Cert geography classes paid a visit to Tramore to examine and study some features of our coastal landscape. This field trip was in preparation for their pre-submitted geography project and they were examining the ‘Processes of Transportation and Deposition’. This project is worth 20 % of the Leaving Cert geography course. The students really enjoyed this interesting and practical field trip.

Past Pupils Concert As part of this year’s bicentenary celebrations, the school will host a Past Pupils Concert in the James O Donoghue Sports Hall on Thursday, the sixth of October, beginning at 7.30pm. We look forward to welcoming past pupils of all ages as they either perform on stage or just enjoy the entertainment as part of the audience.