COUNTY CHAMPIONS AGAIN!!!
1.UNDER 16 BOYS WON THE COUNTY CORK FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP AND ARE ON THEIR WAY TO THE MUNSTER SEMIFINAL THURSDAY MAY 21ST. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TEAM AND THEIR TRAINER EDDIE SHEEHY!!!
2.NOT TO BE OUTDONE THE GIRLS UNDER 14 FOOTBALLERS WON THEIR COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP ALSO. WELL DONE TO THE GIRLS AND THEIR TRAINER ANN CARROLL. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GIRLS FOR ONCE AGAIN DOING US PROUD!!!
3. THIS IS A MONTH OF STUDENTS LEAVING US FOR THE LAST TIME. WE WISH THE LEAVING CERTIFICATE CLASS OF 2009 THE BEST IN THEIR EXAMS AND IN THEIR FUTURE LIVES.
4. TRANSITION YEARS ARE OUT ON WORK EXPERIENCE AND ARE IN BUSINESSES ACROSS THE COUNTY AND EVEN DUBLIN AND ENGLAND. GOOD LUCK TO THESE STUDENTS
5. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GREEN SCHOOLS COMMITTEE ON BEING AWARDED THEIR SECOND GREEN FLAG. THE STUDENTS HAVE SPENT THE LAST TWO YEARS TRYING TO MAKE THE SCHOOL POPULATION KNOW ABOUT WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY. DR. MARY STACK FROM CORK COUNTY COUNCIL CAME TO MEET THE STUDENTS AND LOOK AT THEIR DVD, WHILE EXAMINING THE POLICIES PUT IN PLACE TO SAVE ENERGY. THE AWARD CEREMONY IS ON MAY 28TH IN CORK.
6.Third year CSPE class invited to Leinster House
On Wednesday 28th April, class 3A visited Leinster House accompanied by Padraig O'Sullivan and Karen Sheehan. The students were invited toHouseJohn O'Donoghue, the current Ceann Comhairle.James Murphy, a student in the class is John O'Donoghue's wife's nephew.On arrival at Leinster House the students were greeted by Mr. O'Donoghue in the Ceann Comhairle's office.This was a real privilege as it is very rare that a school group would be permitted to view this office.Mr. O'Donoghue presented James with a very special photograph to be displayed in the school.The photograph was takenJune 28thwhen U.S. President John F. Kennedy addressed the Dail.James's grandfather, Michael Pat Murphy (Labour Party TD)in the photograph.The students were then taken on a guidedof the building and were allowed to observe the Dail and Seanad proceedings.The students enjoyed the trip and found it to be very beneficial for their upcoming CSPE exam in June.
SCHULL ADVENTURE RACE
On Friday 24 of April, the sun shone on the students of Schull Community College as they participated in their second Schull Adventure Race. Fifty-two students in teams of four from first, second, fourth and fifth years (as well as four brave teachers!) competed in the four-part race. It started with a 2km sea kayak around Schull harbour followed by an orienteering course with 16 checkpoints to locate using a specialist orienteering map of the village. Then came a tough 9km hilly back road cycle route before finishing with a 3.5km multi terrain run.
The first prize of 100 euro and the Harbour View Hotel perpetual trophy went to second year students Liam Reeves, Liam Nash, Rory McPherson and Liam Lee. They also received individual trophies sponsored by McCarthy Sports Shop, Bantry, and gift vouchers from Roycroft Cycles. Further prizes were sponsored by Nigel’s Bike Shop and Harris Sports.
Transition year students manned the cycle route, acted as marshals for the running and orienteering routes and did a superb job timing each individual competitor on what turned out to be a high adrenaline, highly competitive race. Post leaving cert students on the outdoor sport and recreation instructors course and members of the in-shore rescue supervised the water event.
All hands were on deck from parents, students, staff and the crew at the Fastnet Marine and Outdoor Education Centre for the event and thanks to all on what turned out to be a highly enjoyable day.