School receives Inclusive School status
Borrisokane Community College has been recognized as an inclusive school and has received certification from the National Council for Special Education (NCSE). The school has worked towards this certification by taking on a whole-school approach on inclusion. Improvements have been made to the whole school environment and within classroom practices. The school community has made an ongoing organisational commitment to inclusive practices. A staff committee has led the work in this area and achieved inclusive certification, the teachers involved are Jacqueline Hayes, Marianne Bergin, Eimear McGrath, Eimear Cahalan, Grace Talbot and James McEvoy.
The Youth Group has restarted this year with a new group of students. The new members are Amy Bergin, Aoife O Sullivan, Jacqueline Wakefield, Aine Slattery, Aaron McLoughlin, Fionnan Hurley, Eoin Ryan, Ruairi O Hare, Conor Moyles, Dylan Slevin, Megan Usman, Sean Connolly, Paul Dwyer, Clodagh Ryan and Sadie Sharpe O Donoghue. A parents information night was held recently and thanks to all those who attended. The first trip of the year took place on Monday the 26th of September to UL activity centre where students took part in team games, a high ropes challenge, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. All enjoyed the day. The students were accompanied by Ms. Hayes, Ms. Hennessy, Ms. Ryan and Ms. Brooks.
Third years took part in an in-school Ultimate Frisbee Blitz. The top six were selected from each class to compete. 3B came out as the winners defeating every other team they played.
All Ireland Camogie success
Laura Shinners, Borrisokane Community College U15 camogie captain is pictured below receiving the All Ireland Cup from Catherine Neary President of the Camogie Association following their win over Sacred Heart School, Newry in Donaghmore, Ashbourne, Co. Meath on Saturday last. Borrisokane won on a scoreline of Borrisokane Community College 4 – 3, Sacred Heart Newry 0 – 4.