School Newsletter : Dec 17th

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After the weather enforced disruption of the previous forthnight, the week past saw things return very much to normal – even if we are currently subject to the threat of a return to the Arctic conditions. Hopefully, we will make it to Thursday next , when we close for the Christmas break, without loss of any further school days.

TY YSI appeal
TY students launch their Gloves, scarves and hats appeal.

Transition Year students are currently planning their YSI projects and among the activities being undertaken is a drive to gather excess or unwanted scarves, hats and gloves for distribution by the Simon Community. They also plan to have a post Christmas appeal for unwanted presents which will also be given to charity.

Awards for academic achievement in the Junior Certificate 2010 were presented to students during the week – another event delayed by the recent weather. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to each class group in addition to the overall first which went to Jack Allen. Well done to all of those students who were presented with their awards.

The U-14 football team played their final group game on Wednesday winning in a home match against Knockbeg. They now qualify for the South Leinster semi final after Christmas as they attempt to win back to back Leinster ‘A’ titles.
On Thursday a 1st year selection travelled to Waterford to play Newtown School in a rugby friendly and despite stalward second row, Vyto, being unable to travel and outhalf, Ritchie Waters picking up a knee injury, the Counsel boys enjoyed a good win. Many thanks to Mr Doyle for his work with the group.

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