School activities and News: May 2012

Athletics:

Our athletics team had a wonderful day out at the Munster inter-schools athletics meeting in Cork. They came home with an  array of medals for running, relay, shot, long jump and novelty races. Each of them did their best as did students from the other schools. The weather was good. They stopped in Macroom on the way home for food and a little shopping. Thanks to all the staff who accompanied them.

Horse-Riding:

Our Confirmation students were given a special treat at the “Pony-Tails” horse riding stable where they had the opportunity to groom and care for the horses as well as have a riding lesson. Then they had a party there with light refreshments.

P.E. 

As part of our school policy of integration with other schools in Tralee, a number of our students took part in a series of P.E lessons with the transition students of Presentation  Secondary School. They thoroughly enjoyed this, took part in a competitions day and were given medals for participating.

Project Maths.

As part of our training in the new Junior Cert and Leaving Cert maths programme, a project maths co-ordinator came to our school to look at ways of successfully adapting the programme to the needs of our students

Junior Cert Practical Exams.

May has been a very busy month for our Junior Cert students who sat their practical exams in Art, Music and Home Economics. They now are busy revising in preparation for their Junior Cert written exams in June.

Skipathon.

Well done to those who took part in the Skipathon recently in the school. We raised €71 in total. Skipping is a great form of exercising and those who took part really enjoyed this activity.

Fenit Trip.

Some of our students went on a very enjoyable trip to Fenit recently. There they went to the St. Brendan’s Heritage Park and learned more about St. Brendan the Navigator. Then they went to the port and learned about activities there.

Gleannageenty Walk.

Taking advantage of the beautiful summer-like weather, we headed for the hills and spent a lovely day in Ballymac doing the various Gleannageenty nature trails according to our fitness levels!

All-Ireland Quiz.

Well done to our quiz team who took part in the All-Ireland Table Quiz in Portlaoise recently. Despite the very early start, everyone was in good spirits. The quiz proved to be very exciting. Our team were leading in the first few rounds and our hopes for a win were very high. However a few tricky questions came against us and we finished fourth just four points behind the winners. A very enjoyable day!

Fetac Certification.

Following months of hard work and organisation, our Fetac students were ready to present their folders for Level 1 or Level 2 certification. These were view by an external examiner who was very impressed at the work involved. We had a 100% success rate which was wonderful. However the work doesn’t stop now as our students move on to the next certification goal for them.

Skills Sampling.

Well done to our school-leavers who hope to attend the NLN next year. They took part in a three-day skills sampling programme there this month which they thoroughly enjoyed

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