Junior Cert Results
Congratulations to the Junior Cert class of 2011 who covered themselves in glory last week when they got their results. Apart from the three students who received twelve As in the examination, there were many others who achieved at the highest level also. Students have the opportunity to drop one subject for Junior Cert if they are very committed to Music or Sport. Some of these students achieved eleven or ten As and there is great credit due to them also, clearly demonstrating that with hard work, dedication and organisation, top marks can be achieved.
The choice for this year’s school show is George Gershwin’s Crazy For You. The show is full of well known tunes, lots of dancing and a big emphasis on fun and comedy. Some of the more well known songs are “I Got Rhythm”, “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “They Can’t Take That Away from Me”.
At present, the auditions are in their final stages and the decisions will be made as to who gets what part. After this process, it will be all systems go to get every thing in place for the opening performance on Saturday, October 22.
Opening of the Year Mass
The whole school community came together last week for the first Liturgical celebration of the Year. The theme chosen by the students for the year was beautifully represented in the readings, the music and the art work:
“Forgiveness means letting go of a hurtful situation and getting on with your own happiness”
The Cecilian Choir provided the music and they were in great voice for the occasion and they were ably assisted by the instrumentalists.
The Chamber Choir is also getting into its stride as auditions for places have now been completed. This choir is a dedicated group of forty and they are all conscious that they have a lot of work and training to do to repeat the success of last year’s Chamber Choir who won the Cork Choral Festival.
The three groups of Transition Year students are well settled into their life at school, where the emphasis is on self-directed learning. They are, as usual, getting the opportunity to widen the normal school horizons and are getting used to the new aspects of the Transition Year curriculum: Community Care, YSI project etc