School Newsletter 13 – 2012/13

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Second term is well under way and no less busy than usual. With 3 Parent/Teacher meetings, 2 subject information evenings, incoming 1st year assessments day, 5th year D.A.T.S. and the Mocks all taking place before mid-term, added to the ongoing daily activity of school life, there will hardly be time to draw breath. Earlier this week we have had the P/T meeting for 1st years where there was a huge turn out of parents something which is always most encouraging as after all education is a collaborative process involving all partners. Many thanks to all those who attended for your presence and your patience and also to the teaching staff who had such large numbers to see.

It was with great sadness we learned today of the death of past pupil Oisin Crotty in a tragic road accident. Oisin will be remembered fondly from his time here in Good Counsel having sat his Leaving cert. in 2010. A talented, courteous and popular young man, he was a shining example to all around him. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends.

Our Transition years have had a full schedule recently travelling with their science teachers to Dublin on Friday last to view the Young Scientists exhibition while they were also treated to a viewing of the hit musical, ‘Les Miserables’ in the local cinema at St Michael’s Theatre on Tuesday and by all accounts the box office record breaker is a must see. Thanks to the teachers who organised and accompanied. In addition TY2 have been experiencing the thrill of Samba drumming with a workshop team who visited the school on Wednesday.

Our U-16 footballers staged a late and dramatic comeback to retain the South Leinster ‘A’ title in defeating St Peters College last week. They now advance to the Leinster semi final and we wish them luck in that. St peters exacted some revenge later in the week when they defeated our senior footballers by one point in the league final after extra time. With the real business of championship coming up (Dundalk Schools the opponents), this game will have done the team a lot of good.

Well done also to the U-16 Badminton team, coached by Mr Coffey, who retained the Wexford Schools ‘A’ title in a blitz held in the school’s sports hall recently. They now advance to the Leinster finals and we wish them the best.

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