DROP EVERYTHING AND READ: One of our literacy strategies is Drop Everything and Read. Once a fortnight the whole school takes a break from normal routine and enjoys a class of reading instead. We are hoping to encourage students to read for pleasure and to improve overall literacy skills. Students and teachers have reacted very positively to it. Our school library is open at lunch times and all English classes have one library class per week. This allows students to swap books regularly. Our fully computerised library is extremely well stocked and a new stock of books is expected very soon! Well done to all involved.
GAELIC FOOTBALL:Our Junior footballers are currently training hard and being put through their paces under Mr. Fahy as they prepare for upcoming Munster and County competitions in 1st year, u-14, and u-15 levels. Huge strides have been made in Gaelic football over the last couple of years that culminated with success in last years All-County blitz.Hopefully, we can emulate similar success in forthcoming tournaments! Our next competitive match is against a formidable Coláiste Chluain Meala. No doubt, our u-15 footballers will be peaking for this outing!
MAKE A BOOK: All our 1st year students and a group of second year students are presently in the process of the ‘Make a Book Initiative’. This will involve an emphasis on the creativity of our younger students as they use their imagination and develop their literacy skills in compiling books that will be showpieced at an official ceremony towards the end of February in Cork City Hall.
PROJECT MATHS COURSE: Classes are taking place on Monday mornings from 9.30 to 10.30 for parents of 1st year and 2nd year students in Project Maths. This is a most worthwhile initiative and of huge benefit to respective parents who find it immensely helpful in overseeing their childs’ maths homework. There is still room for any parents interested in attending these classes and contact can be made with Ms. O. Ryan, HSCL Co-ordinator. (ps. No homework will be given!)
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE: Our 3rd year students are looking forward to an exciting sojourn this week when they make the trip to The Source Centre in Thurles to see a production of Shakespeare’s Merchant Of Venice. This will be of huge benefit to our Junior Certificate cohort as they undertake their mock exams in the next few weeks. Exciting times ahead!