Again this year our annual Iveragh Day on the 25th of September was a runaway success. Fortunately, the sun always seems to appear to guide us around the beauty of South Kerry. This year students got out and visited and learned about their local area. Bringing the classroom outside for the day gave students many wonderful and memorable learning opportunities. Well done in particular to Mrs. Gillian O’ Connor for all her hard work in organising the event. Click on image to view pics. More photos to follow.
TY history trip
Ty Students were treated to a whistle stop tour of the historic sites around South Kerry recently. Students visited Daniel O’Connell Church, The Old Barracks, Ballycarbery Castle and the Workhouse. Students were lucky to have the knowledgable local historian Mr. Junior Murphy. Special mention to Mr. Dermot Walsh of Supervalu for sponsoring the students entry to the Barracks. Click on image to view pictures from the day
All-Ireland Minor Champions
Well done to Coláiste na Sceilge student Graham O’Sullivan on winning an All-Ireland Minor Medal on Sunday. What you have achieved through your hard work is incredible. Congratulations also to team manager and teacher in the school Jack O’Connor on winning back to back All-Irelands; an amazing achievement.
It’s that time of year again. Time for us to get out and enjoy the beauty of our area. Friday the 25th September will be the date for this year’s Iveragh Day. The day is about staff and students getting out into Iveragh and learning all about our area; its business, its scenary, its tradition, its culture, and its heritage. Find out more by clicking on image.
While there was no sun this summer our TYs didn’t mind as they reaped the benefits of this spell of fine weather for their first two outings of the year. Last week TYs took to exploring the Beenetee Mountain on what was a wonderful day. Beenetee Loop Walk offers some amazing views around south kerry and students were able to keep an eye on the school as they passed overhead. On Tuesday this week they visited Star Outdoors Kenmare where they took part in Paint-balling, canoeing, banana boating, water trampoline, crazy golf….and apparantly so did the supervising teachers with hilarious consequences!!!
Click on the picture below to view some snaps of the days.
Would you like to win €300 for your club?
“South Kerry is your life; Now make it your career”
As part of the exciting and newly developed PLC courses at the O’Connell Centre we invite your club to produce a 1-5 minute video on what South Kerry (its scenery, people, etc.) and your local club mean to you. We want members of clubs to get together and produce the video; the more inventive the better!!….If your club is interested in entering the competition all you need to do is email the contact details of club/club secretary to email@example.com and we will send you out info pack with all the details.
Last week Colaiste na Sceilge welcomed a delegation from a French School. The french students and teachers enjoyed some Irish cuisine, Irish dancing and Irish music. It is hoped that this visit will be built on to organise an exchange between the French School. Well done to Ms. Casey-Burns and Ms. Bourke for all their work. Click on image to view more pics.
Seamus Whitty will hold a session for parents of 3 & 6 yr students on study skills today Wed 30/9 at 7pm here in Colaiste na Sceilge.
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.
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.