STUDY SKILLS SEMINAR:
“Great people are ordinary people with great amounts of determination” was an important message relayed to our Leaving Cert. & Junior Cert. classes last week as they were treated to a most enlightening Study Skills Seminar that was delivered by The Student Enrichments Services Ltd.. This timely seminar covered four key areas such as time management, note taking, exam techniques, and goal setting. An emphasis was on the ingredients for success that pertained to ambition, self-belief, and planning. Students benefited massively from this most informative and enjoyable seminar and deemed it to be valuable as they undertake their exam years following a well earned Summer break!
A ‘Fáilte is fichid’ is extended to our students as all classes have now returned for the academic year. In particular, our cohort of new students in First Year are settling in excellently as they make the transition from Primary to Second level. Whilst such a move can be daunting for some students, our Le Chéile team has seen this transition run smoothly as they adjust happily to academic and social life at Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed. Go néirí go geal leo uile sa todhchaí.
While no All-Ireland Final has been played presently as pen goes to paper, all students and staff would like to wish our 6th year student Gavin Dunne of Holycross/Ballycahill the very best as as he prepares to represent Tipperary in the All-Ireland minor hurling final against Galway.
Soccer training has been going well with large numbers turning up for our junior teams. Our Gaelic Football squads are assembling on the field likewise this week for training sessions as we prepare for upcoming tournaments in forthcoming weeks.
Our Leaving Cert. Geography class are venturing off to the scenic Burren in Co. Clare this week to undertake their Geographical Investigation. This exercise comprises 20% of the overall mark in Leaving Cert. Geography and promises to be an exciting and interesting excursion if previous similar trips are anything to go by. In recent years, our students have found their sojourn to this unique part of Ireland to be most enjoyable and educational as they learn first hand about the impact of geomorphic processes on a Karst environment.