May 4, 2014


The White Tache Brigade have reached the final of the Milk It! Competition run by the National Dairy Council. The aim of the competition is to encourage young people to create a campaign that will promote the consumption of dairy produce among teenagers. The team, consisting of Lucy Hayes, Molly Kavanagh, Maeve Carew and Aine Coman, has been short listed to the final twenty teams out of over thousand initial applicants. The team had to create a DVD outlining their campaign plans at the start to convince the judges to select them for the next stage. Once selected, the girls had to start the Activation stage which involved numerous activities days for students and an advertising campaign. The girls also created a scrapbook which took more than one hundred ours to put together. Undoubtedly the students involved have worked incredibly hard under the guidance of their mentor Ms. Annette Flanagan. The final will take place on May 15 in the Mansion House Dublin. The girls are currently preparing a PowerPoint presentation for the final.


Congratulations to the members of the Chamber Choir and their teacher Ms Joan Farrell who were named Best Overall School Choir at the Cork International Choral Festival last week. The Chamber choir has had a very busy year having competed in the All Ireland Choir Competition and numerous other competitions earlier in the year with great success. The choir was also selected to perform at the Royal Irish Academy of Music High Achiever Concert owing to their extremely high exam result.


Transition Year students took part in the Scifest Competition that was held in LIT Thurles, last week. There were four Transition Year entries from our school, in various categories:

Them Bones, them bones, them brittle bones …. Need calcium – Biology Category

Grow a Gift Living Science Category

Budget Busters Technology Category

Tune it Up Technology Category

It was a great day and the students had a very positive experience. Them Bones, them bones, them brittle bones …. Need calcium won a prize for the Research and Presentation.


A First Year class led the way in improving their fitness levels this year by entering the Aviva fittest School Competition and acting as leaders for the rest of the students. 1B First Year class took initial Bleep tests earlier in the year and then improved their commitment to physical activity during the year; they were then monitored numerous times during the year. The results of all of their tests were uploaded and the school was recently informed that it had won the competition. The group will be presented with their prize this Wednesday. Many thanks to their P.E. teacher Ms Cregan, their Maths teacher Ms Gleeson, who entered them for the competition, and the Transition Year students who monitored their progress.


Well done to both the First Year B Cup team who won their Munster Cup final in recent weeks and also the Second Year A Cup team who also won their Munster Cup Final. The First Year B team won their Cup Final against the Cresent Limerick 3-0 while the Second Year A team won their A Cup Final against the Cresent 2-0.


Belated congratulations to the Athletics teams who won All-Ireland Gold and Bronze at the recent All-Ireland Cross Country Championships. The Senior Team won Gold while the Minor team brought home the Bronze team medals. The Intermediate Team finished in a very respectable ninth place. The Minor team was composed of Tegan Kelly, Erika Carroll, Claire Rafter, Tara Walsh, Shannon Daly and Maeve Rafter. The members of the Intermediate team were Eimear Delargy, Lucy Gillespie, Jenny Morrissey and Aoife Booth. The Senior team who garnered the gold medal was composed of Orla Healy. Eileen Rafter, Ciara Cummins, Teresa Ryan and Sarah McNamara. A special word must go to the Sixth Year student Eileen Rafter who has contributed so much to the athletics department during her time in the school, Eileen has also had huge success on a personal level outside of school competitions and we wish her all the best as she continues to compete in the future.

Written By Nora Tuohy