April 29, 2017

Kamuro Junk Kouture Final
Congratulations to Kamuro who competed in the Junk Kouture Final on Thursday, 27th April in the 3 Arena. In the run up to the grand finale Kamuro topped the national online vote. Thanks to everyone who logged in and clicked for the girls. There was a huge Ursuline presence of over two hundred students, parents and teachers there to cheer on Ròisín Heffernan as she strutted down the catwalk in the vinyl creation. Also there was Anne, the lady who had donated the old records to the school which formed the material for the dress. Although Kamuro didn’t scoop any prizes, a wonderful night was had by all and the Ursuline definitely had the brightest, loudest cheering supporters. The team behind Kamuro, Winona Ryan, Sarah Ryan and Ròisín Heffernan have represented the School with pride throughout the competition. They were only one of three Tipperary entries selected to go forward to the Final out of thousands. A special word of thanks to their Art teacher Ms. McCormack, Technology teacher Mr. English and other staff members and students who helped in any way. Well done Kamuro.

Seinn Concert
Well done to our Second Year Choir who participated in the Seinn Concert in the Cathedral of the Assumption on Thursday evening. They sang beautifully and thoroughly enjoyed the concert and the workshop that was held in the Sr. Ursula Memorial Hall during the day in preparation. They also made lots of new friends from the other schools in the diocese who also took part in the concert.

Cork Choral Festival
Well done to the Chamber Choir who travelled this week to Cork to participate in the Cork Choral Festival. As always they sang beautifully and it was a particularly poignant outing for the Leaving Certs as it was their last Choral competition. They have made a huge contribution to the singing life of the school. Thanks also to the Chamber Choir mistress Ms. Butler for all her hard work.

First Year Retreat
The First Years had a lovely fun, spiritually packed day on Thursday with the retreat team ‘The Mustard Seed’. It was a great opportunity for them to reflect and bond as a year group.

Green Schools

Ban the Microbead
Congratulations to four Second Year students, Leanne Donegan, Katie McCarthy, Sarah Fitzgerald and Sophie Timlin who have been selected as finalists for the Young Environmentalist Awards for their project ‘Ban the Microbead’. The finals will be held in the Mansion House on 23rd May. The aim of the project is to educate people on the negative effects of microbeads on marine life and to create awareness on the use of microbeads in cosmetic products. They made presentations to local schools, they interviewed local politicians and they made a public submission to the Department of Environment to ban microbeads.

Be Wattaware
Congratulations to six second year who form the Be Wattaware group. They have been selected as one of the top fourteen secondary schools from around the country to participate in the ‘One Good Idea’ National Final that will take place in Croke Park. Their project was to make people aware of energy labels and to encourage people to purchase A rated electrical appliances. They also educated people on how to use their appliances correctly in order to save energy. Good luck to all in the final.

Written By Nora Tuohy