This week the 6th Year student councillors held a positivity week to link in with their theme for the year, ‘Individually we are one drop, but together we are an ocean.’ On Monday a treasure hunt took place around the school at lunchtime. Students had to fill in a questionnaire with brain teasers, the answers to which could be discovered by casting a keen eye around their environs. The questions included finding out how many clocks there are in the upstairs classrooms and writing down the colour of Ms. Keating’s car. There was great fun and a frantic dash to be the first person back with all the correct answers.
On Tuesday the 6th years organised a game they called ‘Lollipop Ladies’. A lollipop was hidden under one chair in every classroom. During the first class an announcement was made over the intercom asking students to check if they were the lucky lollipop winner. A positive note was attached to each lolly. This quote was written up on the board sprinkling little words of positivity in each classroom.
On Wednesday they produced a large poster covered with post-it notes. The post-its contained positive messages, affirmations and motivational phrases. Students were encouraged to pick one as they passed by and hold on to this inspirational quote or thought.
Well done to the 6th Year Councillors for their hard work in casting little rays of positivity around the place.
The Ursuline hosted a First year hockey blitz this week with Loreto Clonmel and Rockwell. It was a great opportunity for the 1st years to put into practice the hockey skills they have acquired this term. There was a great turnout with four Ursuline teams involved. UCT 4 came first, UCT 1 came 3rd, UCT 2 were 4th and UCT 3 came 6th.
In other hockey results this week the Senior A’s lost against Mount Mercy, Cork 2 – 1. The 2nd Year A team were in action against Laurel Hill Còláiste beating them 4 – 1. The Junior B’s played Villiers winning decisively 4 – 0. The 2nd Year A and the 2nd Year B1 teams also played Villiers and the result in both these games was UCT 3 – 0 Villiers.
The Senior B’s lined out against Laurel Hill Secondary School in a Cup game beating them 4 goals to 1. The Minor B 2’s ended their match against Laurel Hill Secondary in a 1 – 1 draw. The Senior A’s drew 2 – 2 against Loreto Kilkenny. The Junior A’s won by a goal beating Loreto Kilkenny 2 – 1.
Well done to all players and coaches.
The 6th Year councillors presented a cheque to Sr. Claire Ursula, the proceeds of their Mission Day held in December. Sr. Claire Ursula will put the money to good use training young girls in vocational education in the Ursuline Mission in Kenya.
The 5th and 6th Year LCVP students were delighted to have Eleanor Forest of Tipperary Enterprise to talk to them about the work of the local enterprise office. She explained to the students how their work involves supporting enterprise and business in Tipperary by offering advice, training, assistance with business plans and business expansion plans. Eleanor explained that they prioritise enterprises in the manufacturing and internationally traded services sector. The enterprise office will also undertake feasibility studies to see if a business idea or product will work in practice. They also can fund prototypes with the view to getting a product on the shelf. The local Enterprise Office also do a lot of work around branding and design. Eleanor’s talk was very informative and covered the action plan part of the students LCVP portfolio. The girls asked a lot of questions about the Enterprise office and Eleanor welcomed the questions and provided the students with interesting answers.