The thoughts of the long, wet summer holidays are now but a dim and distant memory as all students are now settled back for the academic year ahead. The return is eased by the arrival in the last week of something approaching an Indian summer.
Class of 2009
The Class of 2009 had its final get together at the end of August at its Debs/Graduation Dance in the Anner Hotel. Congratulations to all of them on their wonderful Leaving Cert results and already many of them have set out to pursue their own particular dreams and ambitions and we wish them well.
Well done also to the Junior Cert students who received their results last week. Special congratulations must go to Karine Ronan who was one of nine students in the country to attain the “full package” of results i.e. twelve A s.
Sixth Year student, Edwina McGrath, has been appointed captain of the Under 18 Munster hockey team for this season. This is indeed a well deserved honour for a dedicated sports girl. Edwina has been a member of the Senior A hockey team in the school for the last three years and a member of the Under 16 and Under 18 Munster team also. Whilst hockey takes a lot of her time, Edwina is also an excellent tennis and badminton player and has represented the school in all these sports and has achieved great success in all three disciplines.
The choice of show for this year is Frank Loesser’s Guys and Dolls and the process of selecting the students for the roles has begun. Based on a story by Damon Runyon, the show follows the fortunes of gambler Sky Masterson and his pals who come in contact with a well intentioned young lady called Sarah Brown who is anxious to “clean up the streets” of Broadway and free them of all sin! This is not such an easy task for her as she has to combat the trickery and wiles of characters such as Nicely-Nicely Johnston and Nathan Detroit, not to mention the attraction she feels for the suave and charismatic Sky.
The show will open in the Sr Ursula Memorial Hall on October 17 and run until Thursday night, October 22.
The School Council is up and running and the members of the Council, headed by Chairperson, Jane O’ Brien, are busily setting the agenda for the year. Jane is assisted by two vice-chairpersons, Leah Brennan and Mary Prendergast and the Secretary for the year is Fifth Year student, Ellen Sweeney. One of the main tasks for the Sixth Year Councilors is to ensure that all new First Year students settle in well and find their way about what can be a daunting place for them in the first few weeks.
Two weeks of the new school year are already done and the pace of life is already increasing as the Sports Department set about choosing their many and varied teams for the season, show practices get underway, students are preparing the Liturgy for the Opening School Mass and of course the homework assignments increase. It is like there has never been a holiday!