Break The Seal Project with NUIG

Some of our Transition Year students attended ‘Break the Seal’ project at NUIG yesterday. This project focuses on connecting second-level students to the archival material, primary sources and collections of the James Hardiman Library at NUIG. The students will write a research study report on an event in history that interests them. Once completed It will be published by the University. We are looking forward to reading their work.

The aim of the programme is to support senior cycle history students as they complete their mandatory Research Study Report by connecting them with the important archives held at the James Hardiman Library at NUIG. During the campus visits students take a tour of the archives and get to engage with the documents held there as researchers.
Participating students engage in a series of workshops targeted at developing the following critical 21st Century Skills:

  • Collaboration
  • Critical analysis
  • Narrative expression
  • Technological proficiency

TY French class

Last week in French class,, the TYs learnt about the ‘galette des rois’, a cake traditionally eaten in France during January to celebrate Epiphany. Félicitations to Javier and Molly who found the ‘fève’ and were crowned King and Queen for the day! 

Schools Enterprise Competition

Our Transition Year students travelled to Galway recently to the launch of the Schools Enterprise Competition. This is a great competition where students learn to form their own company, create a product or a service & develop a business plan. They will work with Ms Fallon & Ms Grehan over the coming months to have their companies up & running before March.

Poetry Aloud

Well done to our First Year Girls: Erica Ryan, Áine Nicklin, Éile Cronin, Isabelle Murray, Caoimhe Burke, Shanaz Saman, Caitlin Keadin & to our Transition Year Student Katie Heneghan who represented our school in the Regional Poetry Aloud Competition. The girls travelled to Salerno & competed against 60 students where they had to recite two poems from memory. The girls were highly commended for their performances on the day. 

Fun Run/Walk 2019

Well done and thanks to all who participated and contributed to our annual fun Run/Walk yesterday. Your support was greatly appreciated. Thanks also to the students from Ballygar who came to participate. A huge thanks to our LCA class who organised and ran the event as part of their task, they did a fantastic job. Special thanks also to all the students who helped Ms Grehan in the running of this event. Also special thanks to our photographer for the day, Nadine Walsh. The slideshow below shows some photos of the day.

Overall Winner of the 2019 Run was Fionn Waters

TY GAA Coaching Course

We welcomed Des Sheehan Galway GAA to our school this week to give a GAA coaching course to our Transition Year students. As part of their PE programme, the students learned about the qualities of a good coach & the importance of being organized & a good leader. The students will use these skills to work with our younger students in school & they will organize a football tournament in the summer term. 

First Year Maths Quiz

As part of “Math’s Week”, our first years took part in a rapid revision maths quiz. In groups of 4, they had to answer as many questions as possible within the time limit at each station before moving onto the next. Topics included natural numbers, integers, fractions, sets and decimals. A special word of thanks to the TY students who helped out. Well done to all who took part! 

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