Valentine’s Poetry Competition
Below are some pictures from the Valentine’s Poetry Competition which was run this week by our English teachers with all first year English classes taking part. There were some amazing entries, displaying great talent and writing ability. First year Aonad Winners were Leah Murphy, Saoirse Curran and Orla Daly.
Well done to our TY1 students who raised €902 for Recovery Haven as part of their Youth for Justice project ‘Answer for Cancer’ with help from the music department. Well done also to teachers Ms. Karen O’Driscoll (Youth for Justice), Ms. Maeve Falvey (Music) and Mr. Liam Egan (Chaplain). Photo courtesy of Alan Landers.
Garda Youth Achievement Awards
We are delighted to have had two Garda Youth Achievement Award winners this year. These students are people who have gone out into their communities and used their strengths to make it a better one. Their selfless attitude is a credit to themselves and their families and we at Coláiste na Sceilge are very proud of them.
Over two hundred and seventy people from across the county attended the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2015 in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel in Tralee on Friday, January 29th. On the night Colaiste na Sceilge were delighted to have too winners; Distinction Award Winner Clodagh Curran and Merit Award Winner Casey O’Donoghue. Congratulations to both of you. Below is a picture of Clodagh receiving her award.
Below is a picture of 17 Students and 2 teachers before they Jet off to Uden, Netherlands as part of our exchange programme. The exchange which runs for a week will see our students and teachers learning about the culture as well as the Teaching & Learning practices in schools in Uden before we host a delegation from Uden later in the year.
Doodle 4 Google
Congratulations to Second year Art student Hope Boyle and TY student Rachel Mangan who have reached the Semi-Finals in the Doodle 4 Google Competition. Best of luck in the final. Well done also to their Art teacher Ms. Holly. Below are the entries that could go all the way to the final.
After a great weekend of basketball last weekend both teams were unlucky not to progress in their respective competitions. Well done to the u16 Boys and girls basketball teams and management for their wonderful display of talent and courage.
Colaiste na Sceilge are out again this weekend and we wish the best of Luck to the Senior Girls and the U19 Boys Basketball teams competing in the All-Ireland Quarter Final Play-offs this weekend. All the best to the girls and their management team of Ms. Cora Conway and Ms. Caitriona Fitzgerald as they play away in Cork and to the Boys and their management team of Mr. Shane O’Neill and Mr. Paudie O’Shea as they play away in waterford.
Kerry ETB Awards
Congratulations to the following Colaiste na Sceilge students receiving Kerry ETB Awards on Friday 15th January in IT Tralee. Congratulations also to their parents and teachers who have helped our students reach their potential.
Lauren NíSuilleabhain -Best Languages, Arts & Social Sciences
Colleen NíMhurchú -Best Business Studies student
Aoibhín Ní Choileáin Best Gaeilge JC Oral Exam Student
Kevin O’Sullivan -School Academic Excellence Award
Lynda Ní Neill- Peer Mentoring Award
Donna Fitzgerald -TY Achievement Award
Garrath Burke-Weigt- Exceptional Leadership in the Student Council
Stephen O’Sullivan -Exceptional Involvement in the LIfe of the school at Junior Cycle
Dervla Donegan -Junior Certificate Academic Award
Best of Luck to the Girls and Boys U16 Basketball teams competing in the All-Ireland Quarter Final Play-offs this weekend. All the best to the girls and their management team of Ms. Cora Conway and Ms. Caitriona Fitzgerald as they play away in Cork and to the Boys and their management team of Mr. Shane O’Neill and Mr. Paudie O’Shea as they play at home in CNS.
BT Young Scientist
We are delighted to have two finalists in this years contest; one group and one Individual. Best of luck to Coláiste na Sceilge students Olivia O’ Shea and Mary Beth O’ Donoghue and also to their teacher Ms. Anne Griffin who are finalists with their group project ‘To test and compare the silage qualities in bales of different coloured wrap’. In the individual project Dervla Donegan is hoping to be successful with her project ‘To Use A Footbalm Containing Seaweed to Help Prevent Blisters’. We wish her and her teachers Mrs. Mary Devane and Mr. Damian Foley well in their endeavours. We wish them all and their projects the best of luck. They all have put in a huge amount of work over the past few months and deserve great recognition.
Below are some pics of the girls u16 and u19 basketball teams as they trained over Christmas in preparation for the upcoming All Ireland play offs. The girls were fortunate enough to practice under the watchful eye of Kevin Gray – Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin national league super star. Click on picture to view images.
Congratulations to Niall Quinlan who received a certificate as a National finalist in Poetry Aloud 2015 from Maureen Kennelly, Director of Poetry Ireland. Niall received his certificate on December 4th in the National Library in Dublin. This year’s competition attracted a record 1805 entrants, but was whittled down in two semi-finals to just 36 finalists. The judging panel included poet Colm Keegan, director of Irish studies at Emory University, Prof Geraldine Higgins and director of Poetry Ireland Maureen Kennelly. Congratulations to all the Colaiste na Sceilge TY students who prepared well for the regional heat and semi-finals: Carmen Borchers, Aoibhinn Collins, Orla Coffey, Asha Fayen, Rachel Mangan, Francesca O Connor, and Roisin Ni She. Congratulations also to Ms. Janette Condon for all her hard work and dedication.
Best of luck to all Coláiste na Sceilge athletes taking part in the South Munster Cross Country Championships today on the 29th Jan in CIT and to Mr. Lorcan Murphy.
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