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Board of Management Agreed Report February 2018

Agreed Report for the attention of Staff, Parents, Students:

BOM Meeting 5th February 2018


·         The Board of Management met with members of Student Council and were very impressed with the students

·         The Board conducted Annual Review of Child Protection Policy

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Young Scientist Exhibition 2018

Young Scientist Exhibition 2018.

We wish Ezekiel Stevens every success with his Project this year!  More details of it at a later stage!  Let’s just say that jeans lovers might think twice before they buy their next pair!

Thanks to the Science Department who have supported his research, and huge credit to Ezekiel who has worked tirelessly in his research.

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December School News

Digital Skills for Citizens Project:

Three students availed of the Digital Skills for Citizens training which gives them QQI level 6 Train The Trainer qualification. In return these students deliver the Digital Skills for Citizens course to their peers. The objective of the Digtital Skills for Citizens Project is to provide citizens who have never used the internet with the confidence, motivation and skills to reap the benefits of participating in today’s digital world. Roscommon Leader Partnership which coordinates the delivery of the training for students have also delivered a module on Agfood. Daithi, Shane and Scot are planning their training timetable which involves training their TY peers alongside upskilling Ag Science students in Fifth and Sixth years. Our thanks to Roscommon Leader Partnership for offering us this opportunity and in particular to Mary Guihen, who is our school contact.

Mohill Enterprise Town and Christmas Market:

On the 3rd of December Bank of Ireland hosted a local business exhibition in the school’s gym. It gave the local community an opportunity to display various local businesses, as well as presentations on the day to Mohill Community College.  We were absolutely delighted to receive a presentation of Football Jerseys from Bank of Ireland, presented on their behalf by Mickey Harte. Entertainment through the day included singing, Irish Dancing, Face-painting and a jiving competition.

Green Schools Committee:

We are hoping to get another Green Flag this year for transport. The committee formed last week and includes Rose McLoughlin, James Doyle, Rebecca Bohan, Eoin Gaffey, Bronwyn Keegan and Shane McGourty. They are working hard to achieve this goal.

JP McManus All-Ireland Scholarship:

Congratulations to Evan Harkin on receiving the JPMcManus All-Ireland Scholarship at a ceremony in Limerick on Saturday the 25th of November. It was presented by JP McManus and Mary Mitchell O’Connor. The guest of honor on the day was President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins.

Leitrim Sports Partnership Leadership Programme:

TYs are almost at the end of a 5 week programme to help them develop and learn new skills as leaders of a group. The programme is run by Seamie and will conclude before Christmas.  Thank you to Leitrim Sports Partnership.


The U-16 boys team trained by Mr. Kennedy recently played Balla in Co.Mayo. Unfortunetly they were heavily defeated. Best of luck to the team in future games!  Mr. Nolan and the Senior Boys Football Team have an outing on Thursday 21st in the Centre of Excellence, Ballyhaunis – good luck to all.

Meanwhile the U-16 Girls Basketball Team are playing in a North-West Final to be played in the School Gym on Tuesday 19th at 4 pm.  Best of luck to the Team and Management.

Science Week:

An interesting challenge for Science Week was the challenge to produce a short video on the topic ‘The World and Science’.  Congratulations to the winners Alannah McGuinness and Aoife McLoughlin.

Musical Success:

Congratulations to Maeve Newton on winning, with a friend, Christmas FMs song-writing competition with her song ‘This Christmas’.  Speaking of musical successes well done to Drumshanbo on their recent production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’.


We extend our sympathies to Gillian Donegan (1st Year), Laura Farrell (3rd Year) and Orla McGowan (6th Year) on their recent bereavements.  Sympathies also to Ms. Martina Callinan on the recent death of her mother, Mrs. Maura Callinan.  May all our departed relatives and friends rest in peace.

Au revoir/Adiós:

We are sad to say goodbye to some of our international students these days – Maria, Inés, Carlo, Marta and Daniela.  School life is all the richer by having this international flavour.  Among other things we will envy you the warmer climate to which you return!

Christmas Greetings:

We wish our whole school community a very Happy Christmas.   Time to rest, relax and enjoy.


Authors Ellie Jones and Rose McLoughlin, Transition Year

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Digital Skills for Citizens Project


Three Transition Year students – Daithi, Scot and Shane – have recently availed of this training which gives them a QQ Level 6 Train the Trainer Qualification.  In return, these students then deliver the Digital Skills for Citizens Course to others.  The objective of the Digital Skills for Citizens Project is ‘to provide citizens who have never used the internet with the confidence, motivation and skills to reap the benefits of participating in today’s digital world’.

Roscommon Leader Partnership which is co-ordinating the delivery of the training for students has also delivered a module on ‘Agfood’.  Our Trainers are currently planning their training timetable which will involve training their peers as well as up-skilling Agricultural Science students in 5th and 6th Year.

Our thanks to Roscommon Leader Partnership for offering us this opportunity, and in particular to Ms. Mary Guihen who is our school contact.

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UCD Entrance Scholarship Award 2017

We are delighted to hear of  yet another Scholarship Award, conferred on Evan Harkin on Thursday 16th November 2017.  Evan will receive his JP McManus All Ireland Scholarship Award on Saturday next 25th November in the University of Limerick.  The Guest of Honour is President Michael D. Higgins.  The Scholarship Award celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year.  Evan is the third Mohill Community College student to receive this Scholarship.  Well deserved affirmation of academic diligence and success.

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Trip to Strasbourg

Congratulations to Eoin Gaffey who has won a trip to Strasbourg in an online competition with  He will be a very able representative on his trip to the European Parliament later in the year.  The four-day all expenses paid trip will involve a one day visit to the parliament where the students from all over Ireland will take part in Euroscola which is a youth parliament.  Students will take part in a number of discussions on topics about E.U. with students from other member states.  The group will also be taken to other places of educational interest.

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DCU Academic Scholarship Award

We are delighted to announce a fourth Scholarship Award for our Leaving Cert class 2017!  Aisling Burke is to be awarded an Academic Scholarhip Award by DCU on 29th November.  Aisling is studying Early Childhood Education in UCD.  Congratulations Aisling!

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Sports Leadership Qualification

Congratulations to last year’s Transition Year students who recently received their certificates for their Sports Leadership Level 1 Qualification which they completed as part of their  Transition Year Programme last year.  In addition to this Qualification which all received, Chloe Cunningham and Alanna Ward received an additional ‘Spirit of Leadership’ Award.  Well done to all.

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Congratulations in abundance!

We congratulate all our Leaving Cert and Junior Cert students on their excellent exam results this year.  As many of our Leaving Cert 2017 students begin their further studies we wish them well on their chose paths.

Congratulations to Ryan Shanley whose success in scoring 625 points was in itself a wonderful achievement, and added to that the award of a UCD Ad Astra Scholarhip!  The reward of his labours and academic success also saw Leaving Cert student Liam Rowley honoured with the award of the RCSI Scholarship (only one granted in Ireland each year!) on Tuesday last.  And, as all good things come in threes, Evan Harkin is to be awarded the JP McManus Scholarhip in an Awards Ceremony next month!  We are truly delighted for Ryan, Liam and Evan, and indeed for their parents and families!  It is affirmation for the students and for ourselves in Mohill Community College.  We know they will be proud ambassadors for the school.

We equally celebrate the successes of our Junior Cert students, three of whom will be honoured with the irish Business Studies Teachers’ Award in the Bailey Allen Hall UCG on Tuesday next, 10th October – Aoife Duignan, Ciara McKiernan and Cormac White.

Michelle Hackett, Leaving Cert student, won the Best Individual Nett Prize in Irish Senior Schools Cup for Connacht!

And our First Year Boys brought back the Cup on their recent Football Blitz outing!

While our Leitrim Observer Notes have been absent for recent weeks following the retirement of Mr. McHugh, the endless action in school continues!  We hope to resume our notes, perhaps with more of an emphasis on pictures!  Also, coming soon a more active Facebook presence which will keep you in touch with the immediate happenings in MCC!