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School News - Oct 17th, 2014

• Congratulations to Meghan Dinsmore and Eimear McCausland on winning third prize in the John Hooper Medal for Statistics. This is a national competition run by the CSO. The goal of the competition is to improve students abilities of their environment with the help of statistics. Sixth Year students Megan Freeman and Roisin Lacey were also shortlisted. Damien English, T.D., Minister of State for Skills, Research and Innovation presented the award.

• Third Year English students are on a trip to London and Stratford on Avon this weekend. They will visit the Harry Potter studios and see a performance of “Much Ado about nothing".

• The Annual 5th Year mile run took place on Thursday, 16th October. Dave Matthews, Irish record holder at 800 m, presented the awards to the winners. The fastest student was Eryn Devine. In second place was Naomi Clare and third was Aine McCarthy.

• Well done to the hockey, camogie, Gaelic and soccer teams on their performances this week.

• The school is delighted to welcome our French Assistant for the year, Florinna Boisseau. Florinna will work with our students on their language skills.

• Tim Durham continued his photographic workshops with T.Y. students.

• Student Council elections took place on Friday.

• A Pop up Cafe for students to meet and chat was organised by Ms. McNally and Ms. Kenna.

• A fantastic Maths week took place in the school this week. Among the events taking place were a Maths Trail, Maths eyes competition and Project Maths Project Hunt