Some photos of our 5th and 6th year LCPE students who attended the Leaving Certificate PE Applied Learning Experience Event in MTU, Tralee. Students had workshops from former Limerick GAA S&C coach Joe O’Connor and Kerry footballer Fionn Fitzgerald. They also had lectures with Irish Women’s rugby captain Ciara Griffin, and Dr. Karen Weekes who became the first Irish female to row 3000 miles solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

History Trip

A lovely day out for the second year History students who saw the subject come to life today with a visit to Cork City Gaol and the Cork Public Museum

Internet Safety Day

This week we marked Safer Internet Day in our school. Classes completed lessons on Internet safety and keeping themselves and others safe online. First years then attended a talk given by Georgie from Cybersafe kids , they learned a lot about how to protect themselves online, they also took part in a poster competition on Internet safety and took part in monitoring their screens time survey. We hope that this week has given students an insight into the importance of Internet safety.

1st Year IT Internet Safety poster competition winners

Aisling O Brien – 1st place

Aoife Kirby – 2nd place

Charlie O Mahony

Evan Finn and Ollie Stokes came joint 3rd

Super Chefs

The Super Chefs of third year just completing their Pre- Practical cookery assessment, worth 50% of their Home Economics marks. Well done to all- very tasty dishes… and to think they had half their 1st yr cookery online during Covid lockdown.! Amazing work done by all.

Pen Pals

2nd year students delighted to receive letters from their French pen pals in Collège de l’ Huppe near Lyon in France.

Christmas Message

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Wishing all of our school community a happy and a peaceful message. We would love to share this lovely Christmas message penned by our talented Ms Davis ! Artwork by Ella Dowling, 1st year

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

Yet all through the house the WiFi did reach

And lit up their faces on one gadget each!

The teenagers faces aglow from their screens

Were scrolling their iphones’ nativity scenes

Only fingers were moving second by second

As online treats flashed up and many more beckoned.

And others watched films whilst their tablets they gripped,

While from a can red bull was silently sipped.

Others gripped handsets, pressed buttons with speed

Fighting a battle in Assassin’s Creed.

The young ones played Fifa and dreamed up a team

Whilst baubles and trinkets around them did gleam

Yet the tree stood alone, decorations ignored

While the fairy atop looked lonely and bored.

The presents lay silently wrapped up in bows

But still they held miniature screens to their nose!

The Christmas crib figures, in festive tableau

Outdone by the devices ‘ flickering glow.

The wise Kings said sadly “But we’ve come from afar,

All because angels said follow a star!”

The Sugar Plum Fairy said “Why do I bother,

If people can’t even look up at each other”

And Santa says, nodding, “I know what you’re saying,

I’ve spent the last 24 hours sleighing!”

But Santa as always had just the answer

And whispered his thoughts to Rudolph and Prancer..

That night when they landed on every roof

The WiFi connection was stamped with a hoof!

And inside those faces all looked up in fear

And slowly remembered the day of the year.

Looking around them, and blaming the weather,

Ditching their gadgets, spent Christmas together!