Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed Thurles School Notes 11-09-2015

September 11, 2015


Our Leaving Certificate Geography class enjoyed a trip to the Burren last week to carry out a Geographical Investigation pertaining to the impact of Geomorphic processes on a Karst Environment. Despite an early departure from Thurles, spirits were high as students looked forward to this interesting and exciting journey to one of the most scenic parts of Ireland. The investigation itself comprises 20% of the overall Geography result and in the past has yielded excellent marks for our geography classes. The weather on the day was perfect and conducive for carrying out a fieldwork as our students enjoyed panoramic views over Galway Bay towards the Aran Islands. Feedback from the trip was positive as the class agreed that learning first hand about features such as grykes, solution hollows, erratics, and pedastals, was a most informative and enjoyable way to study physical Geography.



Hard luck to the Tipperary Minor Hurling squad and in particular to our 6th year student Gavin Dunne that succumbed to a superb Galway team recently in the All-Ireland hurling final. Gavin, who is a member of the Holycross/Ballycahill GAA Club is a diligent student who applies himself in the classroom and on the field of play, and is a great role model for all students at Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed. Fortunately, Gavin is still under age again for next year’s minor squad. Gan amhras, beidh laethanta eile!



Congratulations to the Junior Cert. class of 2015 on receiving their excellent results last week. Three years of diligence had paid off as students excitedly viewed their grades and now progress to Transition Year and 5th Year. Well done again!



Art students of 5th & 6th year travelled to The Source with their teacher Ms. Dorney last Thursday to view an exhibition curated by Annette Moloney entitled ‘Moving Targets Poise and Pace’. This exhibition showcased works of well known artists Roddy Buchann and Fergus Byrne. Both artists work in the area of exploring sport and human effort in contemporary art. Annette Moloney worked with our students in preparation for the art appreciation section of the Leaving Cert. course. This work gave students a valuable insight into the process involved in planning an exhibition and an in-depth analysis of the artists work on display.


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