Water Conservation Awareness Day 26/3
Well done to students Collette O’ Shea, Dervla Donegan, Gallimh Donegan, Mikayla Corcoran and Erin O’Shea and their teacher Ms. Gráinne McGee on a wonderful presentation to the whole school on the importance of conserving water. The Green schools committee completed this project on behalf of Trócaire and raised much needed funds for the delivery of fresh water to the less well off through a wear blue day.
5K Fun Run
Are you ready????…..Great event for all the family…….Let’s get out and Let’s get active…Everyone is welcome and it is open to all members of the public. Adults €10 and children €5 (students free with sponsorship card). Starting from Renard GAA grounds @ 2pm. . . . Run/walk at your own pace, so long as your moving your winning!!!
Colaiste na Sceilge Rugby is going from strength to strength after a successful outing yesterday. The school took on Mounthawk Tralee in challenge games in both U17 & U19; winning the U17s and narrowly missing out on winning the U19s also. This is an amazing achievement if you take into consideration Rugby has just started in the school under the stewardship of Mr. Paul Clifford and Mounthawk a school with a student population of 1200 has a well established Rugby set-up. Well done to both teams and their manager.
Press Pass Winner
Well done to Coláiste na Sceilge Student Donna Fitzgerald on winning the news category of this years NNI Press Pass awards which took place on March 24th 2015 at the Convention Centre Dublin. Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan TD presented TY student Donna with her trophy. Congratulations to Donna on this achievement and it is well deserved for the effort she put in to this competition. Her article on the possible closure of Childline’s night time services is an excellent read and worthy winner. Congratulations also to Donna’s teacher Ms. Elaine Carey O’ Shea for her involvement in this win. You can view Donna’s article here.
Marie Keating Foundation
Students in 5th and 6th year were given a talk by nurse Maeve O’Sullivan of the Marie Keating Foundation on Thurs 12th March. She gave information about the different types of cancer and how to spot signs and symptoms. She also spoke about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Students found the talk very informative and said it was important to know how to prevent and detect the different types of cancer.
Talk by Junior Murphy to 3rd Year History Students
Students from Mrs Casey Burns’ 3C history class were treated to a talk from local historian Mr. Junior Murphy. Part of the Junior Cert History programme requires students to study social history and to examine changes that have taken place in Ireland since 1960. Junior gave the students a glimpse of his life growing up in Cahirsiveen, working in New York, returning to study in UCC and his subsequent teaching career in South Kerry. He pointed out changes that have taken place in education, communications, religious observances, to name a few and he passed on a few valuable life lessons along the way. It is envisaged to have Mr. Murphy make a return visit in the near future to share his wisdom with the remaining 3rd Year classes. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Junior Murphy for giving so generously his time to talk to us.
Hello to Happiness
1st and 2nd Years enjoing themselves at the “Hello to Happiness” week being celebrated at the school until tommorrow Friday the 30th Jan. The last day of this event which has been organised by the LCAs is going to be action packed with even a Dance Off. Have you got what it takes????
KSTA Junior science quiz
Well done to 3rd Yr Science students Dervla Donegan, Grainne Donnegan, Lea turner and Kate O Sullivan who came third in the KSTA Junior science quiz in Tralee on March 26th and to their teacher Ms. Gráinne McGee.
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.
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.