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News (25th 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 fourteenth 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.

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.

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Study Skills

Over the last number of weeks, our first and third year students attended study skills seminars, which were delivered by educational experts, The Super Generation. The pupils learnt about the importance of planning as well as a series of memory aid techniques, including mind mapping. Other year groups will also attend these very insightful seminars in the coming weeks.

Hurling

Our senior hurlers have already begun their preparations for this year’s Harty Cup campaign, playing a useful challenge game against Blackwater College on Friday, the 8th of September before taking on Midleton last Wednesday in another worthwhile practice match. This year’s draw sees the panel pitted against Nenagh C.B.S., Doon and Gaelcholaiste Mhuire Thuaigh, against whom they’ll play their first group game on Wednesday, the 11th of October. Our under 16 ½ hurlers were also in action last week, playing Templemore in wet conditions last Monday. They will face St. Colman’s of Fermoy in the first round of the Dean Ryan Cup on Wednesday, the 4th of October.

German Exchange

Nine of our fifth year students have just returned home, having spent nine days with their host families in Rosenheim in southern Germany. While there, Kyle English, Jamie Donovan, Bill O’Keefe, Ethan Shanahan, David Mawe, Evan Lyons, Michael Maher, Darren O’Regan and Adam O’Donoghue attended the Ignaz Gunther Gymnasium ( secondary school) as well as visiting Munich and the Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden, the oldest active salt mine in Germany. Their German exchange pupils will pay a return visit in March of next year. Boru Stoves Last Thursday our sixth year L.C.V.P. class paid an informative visit to Boru Stoves in order to fulfill their course requirement to study a local enterprise. The pupils were given a guided tour of the manufacturing facility by Production Manager, and past pupil, Mr. Dan Tynan. They learnt about the history of the business, the importance of research and development and modern production methods.