October 9, 2011

Mission Day

The Sixth Year Class held its Mission Day last week. The theme the students chose for the day anticipated Hallowe’en at the end of this month and for an hour last Wednesday, they were transformed into witches of all kinds and sorts. A number of teachers also dressed up and were unrecognisable as they mingled amongst the students.

The “Cast A Spell” theme proved very imaginative and provided the students with many opportunities to organise fun and games for the rest of the school. There is no doubt that the most popular attraction on the day was the Haunted House organised by one of the Sixth Year groups. They took over the back of the Sr Ursula Memorial Hall that normally accommodates the dressing rooms for the shows and they had it all decked out as a haunted house and it was occupied by some very scary creatures! It was so popular in fact that students queued all through lunch hour to gain access – indeed a spell must have been cast!

There were plenty other games to amuse the students for an hour including Tug of War, Hitting the Shoe not to mention the usual food outlets for cakes etc. The whole affair raised € 3,200 for the Ursuline Missions in Kenya and that money will be put to very good use in a country that is suffering more than its fair share.


After a shaky start to the season, the Junior Gaelic Football team continued its winning ways last week by defeating Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig by 7-8 to 3-6.

The Senior A hockey team is ready to start its league campaign this week. In its first competitive outing this season the team takes on Laurel Hill Coláiste and team members are fit and ready and looking forward to notching up a first win!

Crazy For You

The countdown is on and opening night is getting closer so the frantic pace of rehearsals is growing. The show opens on Saturday, October 22 and continues for three more nights: Sunday, October 23, Tuesday, October 25 and Thursday, October 27. The booking will open next Monday, October 17 and early booking is advisable. Bookings can be made by calling or contacting (0504 -22147) the school during office hours: 9.30 – 4.00. With the emphasis on comedy and well known tunes from the pen of George Gershwin, a pleasant and fun-filled night is guaranteed

Written By Nora Tuohy

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