Friendship Café Launch – 1st October 2015
Suzanne McMahon, DP, highlighted the official launch of the school’s Friendship café live on Tipp FM on the morning show on Wednesday 30th September with Fran Curry. Philip Bray, Deputy Director of the Samaritans, Limerick/Tipperary Branch officially opened the Café. This space is a relaxing and warm environment for students to come and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee, partake in board games and perhaps make new friendships. Along with the Library that is opened daily this café is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunchtimes offering students an alternative venue to relax during break times. It is supervised by members of the Care team. The other lunchtimes it is a Seomra Caidrimh, where spoken Irish to improve their oral skills is encouraged while they eat their lunch.
In the U19 soccer, (30th September) a tightly fought match saw Borrisokane draw with Croom 4-4. Scorers for Borrisokane included Stevie Daly 31′, 35′, 78′ and Cian Darcy 32′.Man of the match was Stevie Daly.
The youth group has restarted this year with a new group of students. The new members are, Faye Brereton, Aoife Bond, Ciara McGrath, Tara O’Brien, Katie Costello, Aishling Rafferty, Darragh Fahy, Dylan Knight, Eoghan Tinkler, Michael Egan, Ruan O hAnluain, Jamie Finnerty, Michael Graham and Niamh Moran. A parents information night was held on Monday 28th September and thanks to all those who attended. The first trip of the year took place on Thursday the 1st of October to UL Activity Centre where students took part in team games, a high ropes challenge, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all. The students were accompanied by Ms.Hayes, Ms.O’Farrell, Ms.Connolly and Ms.Brooks.
Congratulations to Jamie Lee Collins, Cronan O’O’Meara and Karim Benomar on their recent Junior Certificate results. Work is ongoing in the sensory garden. Horticulture students from Templemore College are involved in renovating and updating the sensory garden for the students in the centre. Thanks extended to John Butler from Templemore College who is co-ordinating the project.