We were delighted to be informed during the week that Billy Conran is to receive an award later this month for the Best Leaving Cert, Higher Level, Design and Communications Graphics, 2010. The State Examinations Commission data reveals that 6,128 students sat DCG nationwide in the ‘Leaving’ 2010, so to achieve the highest grade in the country is a magnificent achievement and one Billy and his family can be proud of as all in Good Counsel College are. Well done to him and also to his subject teacher, Mr Kehoe.
In the past 2 years now Good Counsel College students have claimed first place in Ireland in separate subjects at Leaving Cert higher level as Daniel Wall was awarded best Technology Higher Leaving Cert in 2009.
Science Quiz winning team with Mr. Daly and Fr. Hennebry.
Last week was National Science week and the occassion was marked by a number of events held in the school. On Thursday all first years took part in a Science table quiz organised by Mr. Daly while Friday was a ‘no uniform’ day, an occassion of great sacrifice for the majority of students as they reluctantly swapped the charcoal trousers and navy jumper for their own particular line in fashion. Funds raised went to the Wexford Society for the Prevbention of Cruelty to Animals.
The second coming of ‘Good Counsel’s Got Talent’ will take place in the school on December 9th at 7.30pm. Any students interested in showcasing musical, dramatic, magical or other talents can get in touch with the Senior prefects who are organising the event. Given the popularity of many of the acts who have featured on some of the TV ‘talent’ shows in recent years, no student should consider absence of talent to be a deterrent; it could prove to be positively favourable. Think Jedward, Wagner …….
One final reminder for the Phelim Byrne cookery evening which takes place in the college on Thursday night next at 7.30pm. Tickets available from Parents’ Council members or from the school.
The college senior hurling team recorded a good victory over Colaiste Eoin in the third round of the league on Wednesday last. This leaves the team with 2 wins and 1 defeat so there is still a chance of qualifying directly for the championship semi final. There was victory also for the U-14 footballers over Carlow CBS while the junior rugby team lost the 2nd round of the cup to East Glendalough.