School Newsletter: Nov. 13

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Tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 14th, at an awards ceremony in Limerick, two Good Counsel College students will receive awards for outstanding achievement in the Leaving and Junior Certificate technology exams of last summer. Daniel Wall will receive the Engineering Technology Teachers Association (ETTA) award for achieving 1st place in Ireland in Leaving Certificate Technology while Padraic McGrath will receive the equivalent award for Junior Cert. To have the top student in both Leaving Cert. and Junior Cert. is a remarkable achievement and the school congratulates, and is very proud of, the students and their teachers.

Congratulations also to Eoghan Curran, Michael Walsh and Matthew Cody, the Science Quiz team,  who on Thursday night qualified for the national finals of the Science Teachers’ Association quiz in Trinity College. A second team from the college, Bernard Furlong, Jack Bolger and Brendan Browne, missed out on the finals by one place. Well done to all of them and to their science teachers.

Science Quiz
6th year science quiz teams with principal Fr. Hennebry and teachers Mr. O’Neill and Mr Daly.

Science week was marked in the college by a number of activities including a 1st year science table quiz and a ‘no uniform day’ to raise animal rights awareness as each student contribute a euro to the ISPCA. Mr. Daly also held an poster competition which was won by John Corish and Keith Aylward. Congratulations to them.

Last Saturday’s open day was very successful with a large group of 6th class students and their parents in attendance. As many local primary schools were involved in Rackard League finals another group were facilitated on Sunday morning.

5th year English students and their teachers this week travelled to the Helix theatre in Dublin to see a production of ‘A Dolls’ House’ which they are studying for their Leaving Cert. while a further group of Junior Cert. students visited Dail Eireann as part of their C.S.P.E. course.

Sports events were curtailed due to the dreadful weather during the week but the Senior hurlers did manage to play their opening league game against a strong St. Kierans side who won by 4 points after a good quality game. The junior rugby team had a prep game in advance of their Leinster Cup campaign which was proved very worthwhile. The opposition was provided  by Naas CBS.

Upcoming events for your diary include a Parents’ Council table quiz taking place in the Horse and Hound on Thursday, Nov. 26. Your support for what should be a great night would be much appreciated.
This Saturday night the Parents’ Council have a cabaret organised for Corcoran’s in the Irishtown and again all support for this event would be most welcome.

Finally, we wish the Transition Year students the best of luck as they embark on two weeks work experience.

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