€20,000 Scholarship announced for Kerry Leaving Certificate Students.
The Naughton Foundation has announced the extension of the deadline that students can apply for a Scholarship. The closing date for applications is now Saturday 23rd May at 5.30pm. For more details click here.
Well done to Coláiste na Sceilge students who took part in the Munster Schools Track and Field Championships held in Cork on Sat. May 16th.
Adam King won the Senior Boys Hammer Title, setting a new record in the process. The previous record had stood for 31 years and was held by Gary Halpin representing Rockwell College. Three years later Halpin went on to represent Ireland in the World Championships. We have no doubt Adam will one day emulate that achievement. He now goes forward to the All-Ireland Championships in Tullamore on May 30th. and we wish him the best of luck.
In the Minor Girls 800m Laura Dwyer had a fine race in finishing 4th, just missing out in qualifying for All-Ireland by less than a second.
SEAI One Good Idea
Congratulations to Collette O’ Shea and Sarah Jane O’ Shea who represented Coláiste na Sceilge at the National Finals of the SEAI One good Idea National Competition on May 7th in Dublin Castle. The girls presented excellently on the day and were presented with a plaque in recognition of making it to the top 20 in the country and won €500 for the school to promote Energy Conservation and Energy Sustainability in the school. Well done to the girls for their hard work, initiative and entrepreneurial spirit. Congratulations also to their Teacher Ms. Jane Bryan. Read more about the girls project by clicking here. Find out more about the competition here.
History & Art Visit-out
In a joint initiative between our Art and History departments in the school our fifth year students visited Dublin on the 14th May. On the trip students took in Collins Barracks Museum and the National Gallery. Mr. Paul Clifford and Ms. Fiona Holly who organised the trip said it was a great success.
1st Yr Girls Basketball
Congratulations to our 1st Yr girls basketball team on their recent achievement of reaching the All Ireland Semi-final and who were unlucky on the day not to go all the way. They fought hard and did themselves proud with a tremendous display of skill and teamwork. We have no doubt you are a team for the future and wish you well as you progress. Well done also to their management team of Caitriona Fitzgerald, Bríd Moran and Paudie O’Shea for their work and commitment. A special word of thanks to all the Parents and supporters who travelled on the day.
Composer in Residence
The Coláiste na Sceilge Music Dept. were delighted to welcome Kevin Gleeson from the Kerry County Council who worked with Fifth year music students on the composition of a song which will be available shortly. Ms. Maeve Falvey music teacher said it was a wonderful opportunity for students to witness first hand the recording process and that all students enjoyed the experience immensely. The composer in residence is just one of the exciting new initiatives being run by the music department which also includes guitar lessons, staff choir and much more. Click on picture to view pictures from the session.
Exciting newly developed PLC Courses now available at The O’ Connell Centre. Go to www.oconnellcentre.ie for more details and click on image below to view new Brochure. The new PLC courses for 2015/16 will be launched in The O’Connell Centre on Thursday 30th April at 7:30 pm and all are welcome.
Coláiste na Sceilge has just received the wonderful news that we will be receiving a third green flag. Congratulations to Ms. Gráinne McGee and the green schools committee for all their hard work. This third flag recognises the work of the green schools committee on the promotion of water conservation.
We are delighted to announce two winners in National competitions;
- Abbie Daly, 1st Year, is an overall category winner in this year’s An Post Handwriting Competition.
- Kerry O Sullivan, 6th Year, is the Munster winner of the UL National Essay Writing Competition for Secondary Schools.
Congratulations to both students for their effort and talent in winning these prestigious awards and also to their teacher Ms. Janette Condon for her hard work and involvement.
Congratulations to Brandon Moran & Amy NiChonaill who represented Coláiste na Sceilge at the Apprentice Chef competition held in Tralee IT; They cooked extremely well and came second overall. Well done to all involved and to their teacher Áine Ni Chonaill.
The following contains a link to a questionnaire as part of a project being carried out by 5th yr student Sinead O’Sullivan. The questionnaire is part of a SciFest project, which investigates the role of personality traits, stress and self esteem in relation to substance and media use. All responses are anonymous. It would be a great help if you would complete it. Thanks. Click to access survey
Song writing Workshop
Check out some of the amazing songs created by students here as part of World Book Day. A big thank you to Andrew ‘Skatz’ Skattergood for donating his time and talents.
Kerry Colleges Athletics Competition
Congratulations to all those who took part in the Kerry Colleges Athletics competition and to their coach Mr. Lorcan Murphy. Well done especially to those who won medals on the day;
- Minor girls 800m -Laura Dwyer 2nd
- Senior Girls 3000m -Laura O’Connor 3rd
- Senior Boys -Liam O’Connell 2nd
We Need You!!
Are you interested in writing an opinion piece, fashion page, sports page, film review page etc. for the school website? Whatever your interest, we want to showcase you!. If you have an idea contact Mr. Mc Gill.