School Newsletter: Dec. 4

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The final of the Irish Science Teachers Association Quiz took place in Trinity College, Dublin last Saturday, and the college team of Michael Walsh, Eoghan Curran and Matthew Cody, which had qualified from the South East region,finished in the prizes in 5th place, only 2 points off the winners. As there was a tie for 5th place initially, the boys had to come through a tie break round against St Gerards of Bray and Colaiste Chriost Ri of Cork to claim 5th prize outright.

With 40 teams from all over Ireland competing this was a highly commendable achievement and congratulations and thanks go to the team and their teacher Mr O’Neill who accompanied the boys to Dublin.

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Fr. Hennebry, Eoghan Curran, Matthew Cody, Michael Walsh and Mr. Michael O’Neill

The Transition years launched their Christmas Food Appeal on behalf of those in need this week and the response from students and their families has been one of overwhelming generosity. Non perishable food items and hygiene products are collected in the school each day by TY students and these will be distributed to those in the local community most in need by South East Simon Community and Focus.

They have also raised over 900 euro to purchase care packs for homeless families which they will present to the charities on December 17th.

Special thanks to Wexford County Council for their generous donation to the fund.
Great credit is due to the Transition Year students and the course co – ordinators, Ms Cushen and Ms. Kinsella forthis wonderful initiative.

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The Transition Year Food Appeal group.

During the week 6th and 3rd year classes had assessments in many subjects with a further day of examinations scheduled for Monday, 7th. The assessments for other years will take place in the final week before the Christmas break.

A number of staff undertook training in the use of AED defibrillator during the week. The evening course was delivered by Mr Michael Kinsella and covered many other areas of first aid also. Thanks to those staff who gave their time to take the course.

The Senior Cup rugby team forced to play without International squad member, John Sutton, lost out to Newpark Comprehensive in the 2nd round of the Leinster Senior Cup. Despite putting up a commendable performance they could not convert try scoring opportunities and went down by 8 points in the end, Thanks to Mr. McGinley and Ms Langton for all their work with the team.

The under 14 footballers face a crunch game next week against Knockbeg College after going down by 4 points to St Peters in a game played in atrocious conditions in Wexford on Tuesday last. A win next week will see them through to the South Leinster Semi Final.

Congratulations to Alan Rhodes and Jonathan St. Ledger who have been selected for the Leinster U -15 and U-14 soccer squads recently. Best of luck to both.

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