January 2020 News

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January 2020 News

Library News 

Many thanks to PPLI (Post Primary Languages Ireland) who work with Languages Connect in helping schools to avail of a €500 grant to promote modern foreign languages. We are delighted that all of our students who have English as their second language now have access to these wonderful books. The library now has books in Polish, German, French, Lithuanian, Spanish, Russian as well as board games to help these students. 

1st Year Basketball 

Great start for 1st years defeating Killenaule 28-8 in their first match of 2020, followed by a 50-2 win over CTI Clonmel. And well done to the 1st year B team who played their 1st game this month against Tyndall College Carlow 

Pres Fun Run – 5k Training 

Our 5km Training Programme is up and running in preparation for our school Fun Run/Walk which is taking place on the 29th March in Powerstown Racecourse at 12pm. Training will be held every Wednesday at lunch time at 1.20pm. 

Engineering at Abbott 

Well done to all the girls who presented their projects to a panel of engineers in Abbott as part of our new partnership. Well done ladies you did yourselves and the school proud. 

Caoimhe Nolan, Aimee Hogan and Sophie Corcoran for their project on Protein.  

Leah Hassett and Eimear Dempsey for their electrical prototype for farmers. 

Ella Ryan, Aurora Moore and Martyna Pakieser for their investigation on how a Geomagnetic reversal would impact life on earth. 

ESS Trip to the Apple Farm 

3rd Year ESS class went on a wonderful educational trip on 20th January to the Apple Farm where owner, Con Traas, gave them a tour of the farm. A wonderful day was had by all. Many thanks to Ms. O’ Leary for accompanying the group. The girls will be using the trip to the farm as part of their ESS Project.  

East Munster Cross-Country Championships, Carriganore 

Laura Cooney, Hazel Brennan and Emily O’Connor combined superbly to take 3rd place in a very competitive Intermediate grade, qualifying for the Munster Championship in the process. Our first years got their first taste of competition at this level. Eimear Heafey, Kody O’Shea, Jamie Whelan and Aoibhe Condon took to their task with relish, and have very bright futures ahead. 

Fun Run Poster Competition 

Well done to all the 1st years for their fantastic Fun Run Posters. We are delighted to announce the winner is Laura Golden in 1A. 

Homework Club 

Homework Club is now up and running for 1st years in the library. It’s on every Wednesday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. This is a fantastic service for our students and is free of charge. Application forms available from Ms O Dwyer 

 1st 2nd Gaelic Football Team

Gaelic Football 

1st/2nd year team played St Anne’s on the 29th January and had a great game and a great win! Well done girls!