News from Scoil Ruain, Killenaule 12/10/2018

October 17, 2018

Munster Post Primary Schools Junior Hurling “C” Championship

Scoil Ruáin stumble to victory in the opening round with a score line of Scoil Ruáin 3-13

Coachford College, Cork 2-14 Scoil Ruáin dug out an extremely hard-fought victory over a classier and unlucky Coachford College on Friday last when having 2 points to spare over our Cork opponents in the first round of the Munster Junior Hurling championship played in dry but blustery conditions in Kildorrerry. We wish them every success in the next round.

Basketball updates

Well done to both our Senior and Cadet ‘D’ teams who both won comprehensively today against Rathgar and Coláiste Aindriú. The Seniors won on a scoreline of 56-14 and the Cadets won on a scoreline of 48-8. The top scorers for our Senior team were Méibh Maher, Eimear Boland and Katelyn Reilly. The top scorers for our Cadet team were Ciara Lyons, Mollie Kelly and Aoibheann Mc Grath. The Cadets will now face Kilkenny City ETB in the next round.

Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Programme

The DEAR Programme took place in Scoil Ruáin during the week of the 8th to 12th October. This reading initiative forms part of our school Literacy Plan under DEIS. All students are given the opportunity to read a book of their choice for 15 minutes for the week. The experience was enjoyed by all and it opens up the world of reading to the students.

Scoil Ruain Careers Exhibition 11th October 2018.

On Thursday 11th October 2018 Scoil Ruain, Killenaule hosted a very successful Careers Exhibition organised by Guidance Counsellor,

Ms Joan Costigan. There were 31 exhibitors present, All of the major universities and Institutes of Technology were present, including representatives of the Gardai and Defence Forces along with Colleges of Further Education, as well as student support services AIB, Credit Union. Information on a broad range of Apprenticeships was also available. The event was attended by our own students, their parents and students from neighbouring schools, their Guidance Counsellors and Principals.

Students were given the opportunity and the time to speak personally to representatives of all the major Irish colleges on their very own doorstep. Students appreciated not having to travel and not being overwhelmed by the numbers attending a large national event.

This is our fourth year to host this event and it has gone from strength to strength. At this event Ms Costigan the Guidance Counsellor takes the opportunity to arrange follow up visits to Scoil Ruáin by the colleges prior to the first of February which is the closing date for CAO applications.

Qualifax (the National learners Database) features this event on their national annual calendar. Scoil Ruain, Killenaule, take pride in organising this prestigious event, but of course this just does not happen without the support of staff and great teamwork by the whole school community.

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