School News February 26th 2015

Leaving Cert LCVP.

As part of their LCVP portfolios the students have had recorded interviews.  Thanks to Ms. Faye Hayden who conducted the interviews.
Enterprise Competition.
An in house competition took place on enterprise and innovation projects prepared by groups of students.  The winning projects will go forward to the County Enterprise Awards.
Fairtrade Fortnight.
Mohill Community College is now recognised as a Fair trade school.  Sr. Nora Keenan, Chief Adam Tampuri and Dunstan Bourke visited the school to highlight and support the Fairtrade awareness day.
This was organised by First Years under the guidance of Ms. Column.  They learned about the concept through watching  Fair trade DVD’s and class discussions as well as making and displaying posters.  The day culminated with the sale of fairtrade products at morning break.
PISA 2015. 
Mohill CC has been chosen by the DES to take part in this international survey on Education.  The survey cohort involve 42 students chosen by  the DES who were born in 1999.  It will assess the students preparedness for adult life, by measuring literacy in Science, Maths and reading using computer based assessments.
Information will also be gleaned from questionnaires from parents,the school principal and certain teachers.
All data collected is strictly confidential.
Bereavements.
We sympathise with James, David and Clodagh Mitchell on the death of their grandaunt – Mrs. Eileen Prior.  We also sympathise with Lorraine Foy on the death of her granduncle – Mr. Leo Higgins and with Dylan Rogan on the death of his grandaunt – Mrs. Costello.  May they all rest in piece.

School News February 12th 2015.

All Ireland Semi Final.

The U/19 boys basketball team played Colaiste Chriost Ri Cork in the national basketball arena in Tallaght last Friday week. Mohill fought tooth and nail throughout and amassed a score of 47 points, however Cork won the contest with 71 points. What an experience playing an All Ireland semi final at B level. The arena was well populated with Mohill supporters, students, parents, teachers and a number of true blue  people who support all things Mohill.. Ms Hargaden Ward wants to thank all who helped out in any way on the voyage to the semi final.
Transition Years.
A number of TY students have  compiled a Junior Cert Science revision book which will be on sale after midterm at the modest price of 4 euro, a must have for all second and third years. Two TY students will be selected at random to get a weeks work experience in Carrick on Shannon Garda station later in the month.
Bereavements.
We sympathise with Ms Earley on the death of her brother in England. We offer sympathy also to Lauren Wickham on the death of her paternal Grandmother and to Tanya Boyle on the death of her Grandmother Rosaleen Costello. May they rest in peace.

School News February 5th 2015

Transition Years.

Busy as usual for this group, they have completed the  GAA coaching course facilitated by Mr Gaffey, they finished with the child protection module. Thanks is due to Mr Gaffey for his generosity with his time and expertise.
They accompanied a host of sixth class students from local national schools on a tour the college in the week prior to enrolment  They had a talk from Youth Connect on student and world of work unions.  Fifth year LCVP students also sat in on the talk.
Work Experience.
Fifth Year students have three days work experience in the local and wider community this week as part of Career Exploration.  They want  to thank all the employers for the generous opportunities they are availing of.
Second Years in Knock.
As part of their Junior Cert Religious Education project they got a guided tour of the Shrine.  Another group of second years visited the Cenacolo Community, where ten men, recovering drug addicts are living a life of faith, proyer and subsistence farming.  They are dependent of the goodwill of the local community for clothes and food.  Ms. Hanly, Ms. Colum and Ms. Kellegher accompanied the students.
Fifth Year Agricultural Science.
Mr. Kelly visited two local dairy farms recently with her class.  They learned a lot about animal nutrition, hygiene,  milk yields and the importance of genetics in dairy farming. They also got to see a robotic milking system on Cathal McCrann’s farm.  Thanks to Joe Devine and Cathal for accommodating the students.