School News April 27th 2017

Fun and Fitness Day.

The health promoting schools committee organised a day last week where each year group had access to one hours activity ranging from Tag Rugby to Zumba and team building games. Thanks to Bryan Kelly and Colm McWeeney from Carrick on Shannon R.F.C. and Sarah and Charlene Mulligan who facilitated the events some of the time dodging hailstorms.
School Bank.
Some of the  TY students were interviewed and selected to be trained to enable them to operate a bank outlet once a week. Students can open accounts and make deposits and withdrawls with some support from local Bank of Ireland staff.
Girls Active.
First year girls have engaged in exercise regimes one evening a week after school since Christmas coordinated by Ms Purcell. The girls went to Drumshanbo and were  involved with students from Carrigallen V.S.as they took part in boxercise, cycling and handball.
Big Brother Big Sister.
This mentoring programme involving first and fifth year students is running for most of the year. They all attended the cinema in Carrick to see Beauty and the Beast.
Leaving Cert Mass.
Mass for graduating students is on Monday, May 15th in the parish church. Parents, guardians and other family members are most welcome.
E.T.B. Apprenticeship Workshop
 On Thursday 27th April 17 Leaving Cert and fifth year students travelled to Sligo to attend the  MSLETB Training Centre – Sligo  “Schools Open Day” .  The trip was organised by Guidance Counsellor Myra Reynolds who accompanied the students.The students were given a talk on the Apprenticeship System along with details of the MSLETB courses on offer, followed by a tour of the workshops and training rooms, with demonstrations/talks on the modules being studied in each area.
Apprenticeships introduced from 2016 on lead to an award between Levels 5-10 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Each apprenticeship programme can be up to 4 years in duration. Diverse models of training on-and-off the job are used, as well as different models of delivery and target groups (including those already in employment). Apprenticeship development and roll-out is overseen by industry-led groups (consortia) working with education and training providers and other partners.Three of these new apprenticeships have been developed to date –
Insurance Practice,
Industrial Electrical Engineering,
and Polymer Processing Technology.

Advanced state-of-the-art training is available in the following areas :

Painting and decorating.

Plumbing.

Stonecutting and Stonemasonry.

Carpentry and Joiner

Aircraft mechanics.

Electrical instrumentation.

Pipefitting.

Mechanical automation and maintenance fitting.

Industrial insulation.

Metal fabrication.

Sheet metalworking.

Toolmaking

Electronic security systems.

Refrigeration and air conditioning.

Agricultural mechanics.
Construction plant fitting.
Heavy vehicle mechanics.
Motor mechanics.
Vehicle body repairs.

A further 15+ new apprenticeship programmes are in development and will be introduced over the next 12-18 months.

Ms Mitchell.

We congratulate Ms Mitchell and her husband on the birth of their daughter Michaela.

Bereavements.

We sympathise with Colm McGovern and family on the death of his granduncle Jack McGovern.

We extend sympathy to Amy Cosgrove and family on the passing of her grandmother Kathleen Reilly.

We also extend sympathy to Ms Maxwell and wider family circle on the death of her aunt Annamarie Flynn.May they rest in peace.

School News April 6th 2017

Transition Year.

The T.Y. group attended an integration  day in the Lough Allen Hotel in Drumshanbo with T.Y. groups from around the county.  Mr. Beirne accompanied the class.
T.Y. Information afternoon.
Parents of third year students interested in T.Y. next  year attended the school for a presentation of the programmes available.  Ms. Hargaden Ward is the T.Y. Coordinator.  At the end the current T.Y. class performed a dance routine to the beat of Michael Jackson’s thriller.  Ms. Flanagan had explored creative dance in an eight week P.E. module.
Second year girls basketball.
This group of feisty girls bowed out after giving a great account of themselves in the All Ireland playoffs in Glenamaddy. Their first match was against the host school which they won well. Next up was Macroom Cork and they lost this one.The  last match was against St. Johnstone  and they won this.  However, Macroom having won all their games progressed to the quarter finals of the second years C  competition.  We congratulate the girls on achieving so much in what was a character building competition.  Ms. Hargaden Ward, coach, was with them every step of the way.  Well done to you all.
Sarah Boyle, Chloe Dolan, Sophie Ferns, Emily Harkin, Jessica Hughes, Rachel McGarry, Ellen McGuinness, Rióna McKeon, Aine McLoughlin, Maeve Newton, Aine Nicholl, Ava Reynolds, Isabella Rowley, Celine Shortt, Shaylyn Ward, Ellen Woods.
Hollywood calling.
Shaun Purcell, Chief Executive of Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education and Training Board arrived in the school with a camera crew to get a snapshot of a day in the life of Mohill Community College.  The purpose is to increase awareness of what the E.T.B’s role is in education at second  and  adult level across the three counties.The footage will be available soon on the msletb Facebook page.
Bereavements.
We sympathise with student Chloe McGovern and family on the death of her grandfather – Jim McGovern.
We sympathise also with Ms Hanly on the death of her father in law – Mr. Hanifa.
May they rest in peace