Excellent article in last weeks Irish Examiner that might interest our Exam students –
The two-week Easter break is time to gain ground ahead of June’s State exams, but not to the point of burnout, says Aileen Lee of the Irish Examiner. For the parents of students sitting the Junior or Leaving Certificates, the two-week Easter break carries the pressure of what can realistically be achieved study-wise. During the break, students can get ahead with their study and get into a better mind-frame for their State exams in June, but only so much can be done in two weeks..….
Thanks to our some of our TY students for organising a fun Easter Egg hunt for our 1st years.
Best wishes are extended to Nathan Gannon and Sarah Noone who will be competing in the World Dancing Championship during Easter. Nathan will be competing in North Carolina this coming weekend and Sarah will be competing the following week. They are wished the best of luck. They are always willing to share their talents in the school community and entertained many French students during the past few weeks and added great entertainment on Grandparents’ Day.
38 Transition Years took part in a driving safety and car maintenance course today under the instruction of four staff from the Irish School of Excellence. They were blessed with beautiful weather and learned a great deal about handling a car.
On Thursday 4th April, two staff members from Tuam Cancer Care gave a very informative talk to our 5th and 6th Year LCVP students. They spoke about the wonderful work that is done by the centre and how they survive on donations and fundraising. They highlighted the important fact that healthy eating and exercise can help prevent people from developing cancer.
“It is better to lose a minute in life, than to lose your life in a minute.” is the motto that our Senior Cycle students were encouraged to embrace after they attended a talk by farm accident survivor and native of Eyrecourt Mr. Peter Gohery. He gave gave two farm safety awareness talks in Dunmore Community School on Friday 5th April. He spoke tothe students and teachers about the horrific life changing accident he suffered. He gave them advice and made them aware of the potential dangers that are associated with machinery ( cars, tractors etc) if they are not handled in a safe and careful manner. Hopefully everyone at the talk will take on board his very important message.
Thanks to students Ava Coleman, Amy Haldane, Emma Kelly, Aoibhe Burke, Orla Costello and Mairead Haverty who participated in the annual fundraiser for Special Olympics today in Dunmore.
On Friday, March 28th, Ms. Scarry and 17 TY students attended a workshop in NUIG where they learned about careers in Data Science, Statistics, Genome Analysis and the various pathways for studying maths and the career opportunities available to graduates.
Following the enormous success of our own musical ‘The Sound of Music’, 22 of our students jumped at the opportunity to travel to Castlebar to see the musical ‘Blood Brother’s’ yesterday – a great afternoon was enjoyed by all!
Blood brothers is currently on show in the TF Royal in Castlebar. It is an extraordinary production with some phenomenal acting, singing, staging and energy. We all came away in awe. Definitely offering some food for thought for our next production.