School Newsletter. Oct. 2nd

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School Newsletter. Oct. 2nd

Sunday, October 04, 2009

On Thursday night a presentation on the theme of ‘Balancing study and leisure’, organized by the parents council,  took place in the school. Well attended by parents and students, it was an informative and entertaining evening.

The first of 3 speakers was Noirin Roche, a nutritionist, who works with many sports teams, most notably the Kilkenny senior hurlers. Noirin provided many practical tips on diet with particular reference to school going teenagers and also to those actively involved in sport. ‘There are no bad foods, only bad diets’.

Following Noirin, George O’Connor, Wexford hurling officer, spoke about the importance of positivity and of perspective in young peoples’lives today. He emphasized the value of community involvement and urged parents to see things from the child’s perspective more often.

The final speaker was Paul Byrne, a lecturer in Carlow i.T. and a former Olympic athlete. Paul focused on the importance of students having a balance between all aspects of their lives – the academic, the physical, the social- and of the need to plan to ensure that balance is possible.

Marina Malone, chairperson of the parents’council thanked all the speakers and all those who attended.

We thank the parents’ council for their work in organizing the presentation and for their initiative in doing so.

The school was represented by three 6th year prefects at the memorial mass for Senator Edward Kennedy which was held in the parish church during the week.

The LCA students in both 5th and 6th year went to Tramore on an outdoor education module where they spent the day surfing. By all accounts it was a most successful outing.

On Wednesday the TY ‘s traveled out to Kennedy Park to try out their newly acquired orienteering skills in the arboretum on a course set out by Mr. Coffey. Thankfully none were reported lost!

On the sports front, the senior footballers had a win over Athy CBS in the South Leinster league while the 1st year footballers won their friendly against Enniscorthy CBS.

On Monday the Golf team opened their campaign with victory against Wexford CBS in a match played in New Ross.

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