Home Economics Department

Junior Cert Home Economics practicals have now concluded for another year.  All students and their teacher Ms. Kellegher are to be commended on the high standard of work produced.

Photos to follow of some of the craftwork.

Home Economics Department

World Home Economics Day was celebrated in Mohill Community College on Thursday last. Ms. Kellegher and Ms. McCarville were busy baking a variety of buns and flap jacks which with the help of students were given out to students and staff. These tasty treats were enjoyed by all!
Students and staff were also provided with a food and exercise diary to record and assess food intake and exercise taken over a week. The importance of Home Economics is being highlighted nationally and world wide this week at a time when obesity levels have surpassed under nourishment for the first time ever.

School News March 21st 2013

Junk Kouture
The Transition Years had two entries in the regional finals of this competition held in Castlebar. The challenge was to design a themed costume from waste materials. The Knight entry qualified for the finals in the Helix Theatre in Dublin in April. Well done to the students and their mentor Ms. McGrath.

Congratulations
We applaud First Year student, Roisin McGarry, who has qualified to attend DCU for two weeks of workshops during the summer on foot of her achievements in SAT tests.

Humourfit Theatre.
This southern based group presented an eighty minute drama to all classes promoting positive attitudes around mental health. They were talented and had a great rapport with the students. Ms. Kellegher and Ms. Hanly arranged the visit, in conjunction with the Healthy Schools Programme.
We wish to acknowledge the donation made by Ms. Lucia Tyrrell towards their attendance fee.

An Taisce Spring Clean
The 2A class embarked on this adventure in the environs of Mohill as part of their CSPE project for Junior Cert, directed by Ms. Colum.
Wiktoria Fangor and Jessica Dobson describe the action.
On the March 19, 2013 between 10.30 and 12 one of the second year classes at Mohill Community College were travelling on foot along the streets of Mohill, picking up any litter or rubbish, recyclable and non-recyclable after the joyous bank holiday weekend. The class has been planning this trip for a while and with the help of An Taisce and the County Council, managed to get pickers and bags for everybody involved. The class was split up into two groups, one took the Carrick road and made its mark along the ditches and bogs there, while the other group took the trip down town, all the way to the recycle centre and then across to Baxter’s Centra, including the trek uphill to Planxty’s where they made their biggest catch of the day, thanks to the big, unexpected influx of visitors for the weekend who made their home there. It was a bitterly cold morning with an earlier fall of snow, but they were determined to clean up their local area. However there was no stopping the traffic, as cars and lorries continued on their way, splashing students from head to toe from the big, muddy puddles. This was an act of the National Spring Clean which benefits the second year class as part of their CSPE, Junior Cert course.
After the event, they had a great amount of bags picked all ready for pick-up by the County Council that will dispose of it accordingly. St. Patrick may have banished the snakes from Ireland, but unfortunately he didn’t banish the litter louts. The teachers were proud, the students were pleased (even though the uniforms were decorated, not to mention the odd few scarves and hats that would need to be safely placed inside a washing machine before brought out in public again), but most of all they got a sense of achievement having improved the environment.

First Year Boys Football.
Mohill played Glenamaddy on astroturf in Ballyhaunis and emerged winners, on a scoreline – Mohill CC 4-6 – Glenamaddy 2-8.
This qualified the boys to contest a Connacht Final quarter final against St. Aloysius Athlone – this game was played in Tarmonbarry and Mohill won by the narrowest of margins.
Mohill CC – 1-8
St. Aloysius – 3-1
Mr. Nolan does not know who the semi-final opponents will be.
Evan Harkin, Sean Harkin, Eoin Kenny, Jamie McCaffrey, Tony McDonagh, James McNabola, Ronan Moran, Liam Rowley, Johnny Boyle, Dylan Gaffey, Fiachra McGuinness, Jordan McGuinness, Owen McLoughlin, Shane Cox, Jamie Dolan, David Faughnan, Robert Maguire, Gavin Gordon, Cian McKeon, Cian Mulvey, Peter O Neill, Jonathan Reynolds, Christy Sullivan, Kevin Bohan, Nathan Hughes, Cian Mallon, Tadhg Mulligan, James Quinn

School News March 14th 2013.

Formula 1 for schools
The school had an entry in this competition and reached the regional finals in Griffith College Dublin. The challenge was to design and manufacture a model F1 racing car capable of racing on a track. Mr Duffy promoted the project which was carried out by transition year students Daniel Cramp, Eileen Pfeffel, Charlotte Beirne, Fiona Mc Gowan, Claire Rogers and Shannon Cassells.
Second Year boys basketball.
Mohill played St Muredachs College Ballina and had a good win, this takes them to the next stage in the North West competition. Ms Hargaden Ward coaches this team.
U/16 Girls football.
Mohill girls engaged Colaiste Einde Salthill in Ballygar and emerged winners in a hard fought game on a scoreline
Mohill- 5-9
Colaiste Einde- 3-7
Caoimhe Canning, Claire Beirne, Aoife Mc Garry, Laura Doyle, Celine Mulligan, Catherine Forde, Ellie Gordon, Nicole Higgins, Aishling Mc Nabola, Louise Shanley, Aoife Byrne, Ciara Tiernan, Kellie Lennon, Lorraine Moran, Carla Doyle, Dearbhaile Beirne, Lauren Mc Cann, Colette Gannon, Ciara Mc Grath, Sinead Reynolds, Lorraine Reynolds, Lauren Shanley. Ms Nertney coaches this team.
Cura.
Cura visited the school and conducted a workshop/presentation with second years.
Fairtrade.
Ms Fitzpatrick promoted a Fairtrade awareness campaign in the school that comprised poster making and a sale of Fairtrade products at morning break.
Bereavements.
We sympathise with the following who have recently lost a relative.-Ciara and Deirbhile Tiernan on the death of their grandmother Mrs Kathleen Tiernan. Ms Kelly on the death of her uncle Mr Frank Reilly, may they rest in peace.

School Notes March 7th 2013

Seachtain naGaeilge.
Beidh Coláiste Pobail Maothail ag ceiliúradh Seachtain na Gaeilge an tseachtain seo chugainn 11ú – 15ú Márta. Beidh imeachtaí éagsúla ar siúl i rith na seachtaine mar shampla céilí, tráth na gceist and seisiún ceoil. Ta súil ag Roinn na Gaeile go mbaineann gach duine taitneamh agus tairbhe as gach imeacht.

School Tour to Old Trafford
Forty Fifth Year students and a number of teachers attended the Champions League match against Real Madrid last week. The tour also incorporated a visit to a History Museum. The only negative on the tour was the match result.

Enterprise Awards.
Ms. Kellegher and Ms. Gilheaney guided a number of groups within the school towards this competition, held annually in Carrick on Shannon. Four groups from the school qualified, two from Fifth Year and two from Transition Year.
“Medal Masters” was one Fifth Year entry involving Kieran Gilmartin, Traolach O’Driscoll and Colm McHugh. They designed and made wooden plaques to display medals on. The other Fifth Year group sold jewellery from Their “Shambala Collection”, members of this group were Jessica Richards, Clíodhna Reynolds and Shauna McCrann.
A TY group comprising Clara Reid, Sorcha McGwynne, Alice McLoughlin and Lauren Wickham made and sold biscuit cakes.
Eileen Pfeffel, Shannon Cassells, Fiona McGowan and Claire Rogers from TY won third prize overall for their company “Feltit” where they made pictures and frames from felt material.

First Year Boys Football.
Mr. Nolan and the boys travelled to play Strokestown and won on a scoreline – Mohill CC – 3-8 Strokestown – 2-6

Juvenile Boys Football
The boys Juvenile team also played Strokestown and won during the week.

U/14 Girls Football.
The girls played Foxford last week and came out the wrong side in the end.This ends their interest in Connacht competition for this year. Ms. Horan complmented the girls and said many of them have great potential.