Caught Reading 2014
As part of our literacy strategy here in Coláiste na Sceilge we run the competition Caught Reading. The competition aims to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read. Below is the winner of this years Caught Reading photo competition. Well done to Orla Fayen 1st Yr with her wonderful photo ‘Aplace for everything, a book for everyone’. The see the other finalists click on image.
Girls Basketball Teams in All-Ireland Playoffs
The senior girls basketball team reached the SW regional final having defeated Castletroy convincingly in the semi final. They played a very strong Mounthawk team in the final in a very exciting and close encounter, but it was the Tralee side that finished stronger and were victorious despite the galant efforts of the CNS girls. However, all is not lost, both teams qualify for the All Ireland play offs in January. We wish both teams and their management of Ms. Cora Conway and Mrs. Cathriona Fitzgerald the very best of luck in this great achievement.
BT Young Scientist
5th Yr Coláiste na Sceilge students Sinead O’Sullivan and Aoibhin O’Neill both have a love and interest in psychology, and after a study into Personality Disorders (PDs), realised the importance and need for more public knowledge and awareness on them.
They decided to enter a project titled “Personality Disorders: Improving Awareness among Young People” into the 2015 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition under the guidance of their teacher Mrs. Anne Griffin. Below is a link to the brilliant guidebook they produced to raise awareness about PDs.
On Wed, 10th December, Seamus Whitty will talk to 3rd years on decision making.
On Wednesday evening (7-8.30pm) Seamus hosts a parents evening.
He will focus on: Myths /reality of drug/alcohol issues, Enhancing protective factors, Reducing risk factors and supporting our young people make good decisions.
Coláiste na Sceilge encourages parents of 2nd and 3rd years to attend.
Christmas Jumper Day
Radio Kerry’s Christmas Jumper Day in aid of St.Vincent de Paul takes place this Friday. Coláiste na Sceilge encourages it staff and students to wear their christmas jumpers with pride. If you don’t have one why not make one!!! Your donation of two euro goes directly to St.Vincent de Paul. Let’s get in the Christmas Cheer!!!
To say that this year’s school musical Les Mis was a success would be an incredible understatement. For three consecutive nights people of all ages thronged the upper mall of Coláiste na Sceilge. The musical was a huge credit to all involved and was at a standard equal to any professional staging of it anywhere. A huge congratulations to all the students involved, you should be very proud of yourselves and to your directors/ producers and everything inbetween Ms. Maeve Falvey, Ms. Gráinne Magee and Ms. Honor Hurley. Click on image below to see photos from the nights courtesy of Alan Landers Photography.
Les Mis…..Not long now!!!
Students pictured at a recent dress rehearsal for the school musical this year. Les Mis is not to be missed. We here at the school have been lucky to listen to and witness the incredible talent involved as they have been practicing diligently for the last few weeks. Scroll down for details and times of musical.
A great night was had by all at the recent Declan Coyle event on the 20th of November in the Ring of Kerry Hotel. Declan, author of The Green Platform spoke to a full house on the importance of being positive and positive thinking. Below are some pictures from the night. Click to enlarge.
Sam visits Coláiste na Sceilge
On Monday the 17th November Coláiste na Sceilge welcomed the Sam Maguire Cup and some of the All-Ireland winning team. They were greeted with a sea of green and gold with all our students kitted out in their county colours. It was great to have Killian Young, Mark Griffin, Paul O’ Donoghue and Jonathan Lyne come to the school as they are role models to all our students and are living proof that If you work hard you can reach the goals you want and deserve.
Four of our first year students are taking part in the the Fís film awards on the 4th November. Their short film ‘Deception at Derrynane’ which they created in primary school made the cut this year and they will hopefully bringu home the gold. The awards can be viewed live online @ www.fisfilmproject.ie from12:30. For more info visit www.fis.ie. Best of luck to Ben O’Carroll, Maria O’ Sullivan,Orla Fayen and Abbie O’ Sullivan.
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.
Coláiste na Sceilge will again this year celebrate Science Week with numerous activities being organised by the Science Department to highlight Science and Technology in our everyday lives and to inspire and awaken in our students their love of all things Science. Click on image to learn more.