Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed Thurles School Notes

May 29, 2015


Last week transpired to be a memorable one for both staff and students of Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed as awards were presented in a number of categories to students for achievements throughout the academic year both inside and outside the classroom. Among these categories and recipients were as follows:  Hurling-Gavin Dunne & pádraig Gleeson, Gaelic football-Aaron Delaney & David Manning, soccer- Eoin Quigney & Damian Walczak, Camogie-Clare McGrath, basketball- Andijs Mickleson & Jack Lawlor, volleyball- David Shorley & Jack Lawlor, rugby- Bríd Gleeson. Best Junior Cert. results 2014-Phillip O’Sullivan, Best Leaving Cert. results 2014 Mary Maxfield, Student of the year Leanne Clancy (Leaving Cert.), and Aaron Wort (Junior Cert.). There was recognition of team achievements by our Gaelic football, hurling, soccer, basketball, volleyball, swimming, rugby, and athletics teams that represented us proudly, performed excellently throughout the year, and of the input made by staff with many hours of dedication that culminated in producing a successful and fruitful year. Other recipients of awards included Lauren Byrne (1st year student of the year), Chantelle Dwyer (2nd year student of the year),Bríd Gleeson & Emma Enari (TY student & international students of the year respectively) and Phillip O’Sullivan (5th year student of the year). Bronnadh scoláireachtaí ar Cáit Ní Riain agus ar Gearóid Ó Dúshláine. Bronnadh dhá bhodhrán ar Evan Ó Donnghaile & Seosamh Ó Donnchú. Athnaíodh chomh maith an éacht iontach ag Aaron Cooke & Madison Pitout as dhá ghradam a bhuacaint i bhFéile an Aonaigh. The excellent achievements of our Science Department were rewarded following a most successful year in The BT Young Scientist Exhibition, and more recently at SciFest held in LIT Thurles. Recipients in this field included Eleanora Micozzi, Lara Unger, Ana ZuaZua, Pia Kolb, and Julia Letz. Green Schools’ Person of the year award went to Cameron Ferncombe, Technology Bursary to Madison Pitout & Ben O’Sullivan, LIT Intel Award to Eleanora Micozzi & Lara Unger. Our Gaisce Program resulted with prestigious Bronze Awards being presented to Julie Letz, Niamh Donaghy, Ana ZuaZua Ruiz, Emmett Clarke, and Nicholas O’Halloran. Special recognition awards were made to the 1st year Make-a-Book group, 2nd year business trip to Caffrey’s Chocolate Factory, and 2nd year Science trip to Cabra Wetlands. Other awards were presented for Attendance, Catch Up Literacy (Cillian Donaghy & Michael Fogarty), Celebrity Chef Award, Junior County Student Enterprise Award, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Principals Award (Porsche Dwyer), The Mary Delahunty Award (Johnny Mc Inerney), and Young Engineer of the year 1st Place in Ireland (Patrycya Brezeszcz). Music Award went to Stephen Troy, Mathletes Award went to Aaron Cooke, Séamus Maher Award to Andrew Morris, Frank Dwan Award to David Manning, and LIT/Tipperary Language Award to Chantelle Dwyer. Many guests were present on the night including former All-Ireland Kerry winning captain Darren O’Sullivan who presented awards and delivered a speech on motivation, mental-toughness, and the importance of sport in young people’s lives for character building. Amongst the other speakers & guests on the night were Terry McKenna, Christine Walker & Eleanor Walsh of Lisheen Mines, Patrick Bourke of Dew Valley Meats, members of The Board Of Management (past & present), Public representatives, members of the parent’s council, our chaplain Fr. Hennessy, Local Business, Financial, Construction & Electronic Companies who lend us support throughout the year. Tremendous energy and input went into organising this most auspicious event and for this huge acknowledgement goes to Ms. Anne-Marie Purtell. Our Master of Ceremonies for the evening was the ever-reliable Ms. Josephine Cahill who was superb, witty and entertaining! Speeches were also delivered by Deputy Principal Ms. Clare Wallace, and Principal Ms. Denis Quinn. The school music group consisting of tin whistles, flutes, guitars, bodhráns, concertina, keyboard and fiddles, under the guidance of Ms. Helen Wallace rounded off an excellent evening with a selection of traditional pieces that was enjoyed by all in attendance!



Business teacher Ms. Miriam Bergin brought our Transition Year students to Dublin recently to attend the Conference in Dublin Castle where they show cased their ePortfolios and were videoed explaining the use of google apps for education, padlet, screen-o-matic, and twitter. They used ICT to enhance and further their learning in the classroom. Well done.



1st and 2nd year business students enjoyed a final end of year trip to the Chocolate Factory prior to their Summer exams, to experience conditions on a production line. They prepared sweets, wrapped them with correct labels which identified  the ingredients, the latter a requirement by EU Law. They were also also shown how to attractively package the finished product. A great day was had by all that included some tasty sampling!



The staff of Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed wish all our students the very best this week and in the forthcoming weeks who are sitting their Leaving Cert. and Junior Cert. exams. Go néirí libh go léir agus go mbainfidh sibh lán-taitneamh as na laethanta saoire.




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