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

School News March 30th 2017

Girls Basketball.

Second years played St Catherine’s Killybegs in the North West final at a Sligo venue. The girls played really well and were ten points ahead at one stage, however the pendulum swung and Killybegs  won by a single point on a scoreline of Mohill C.C. 26,  Killybegs  27. The girls still qualify for the All Ireland playoffs at the weekend. We wish them and Ms Hargaden Ward the best of luck.
Athletics Ireland Indoors.  
Students Eoin Gaffey and Alannah McGuinness took part in events in Athlone last week. Eoin came fourth in the U17 walk and Alannah competed in the 60m and reached the final, she also ran a leg of the relay.Well done to both.
Bake Sale.
The first year Business class are holding an Easter bake sale and  raffle. The proceeds will go towards funding students Michelle Hackett and Marc McKeon who will act as helpers on the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes in May.
Trocaire.
Last week Ms Anna Keegan a development officer with Trocaire gave a talk to students on their work and support for the people of Honduras. Parts of the country have been ravaged by up to six storms a year  and the people have to evacuate their homes each time to move to safer areas. Trocaire have made waterways that allow faster escape by boat and feel that in the long run the Hondurans will have to relocate permanently.    Marc McKeon.
Bereavement. 
We sympathise with Ms Hargaden Ward and Ms Kellegher on the passing of their uncle in law Pat Kellegher. May he rest in peace.

School News March 23rd 2017

Second year girls basketball.

The girls have been granted a walkover and they now qualify for the North West finals. They will play either Mercy Sligo or Killybegs. Well done and good luck in the final. Ms Hargaden Ward coaches this group.
Tag Rugby.
Mr Cummins has introduced this for first years at lunchtime on the courts. He hopes to run a mini tournament when they have had sufficient practice..
Daffodil Day.
The TY group organised a Bake and Daffodil sale to fund raise for the charity. They invited the local active age group to the school on the day for tea and cake and it was enjoyed by all. Ms Reynolds initiated the events.
History Tour.
Mr Nolan and Ms Reynolds accompanied fifth and sixth year History students to Dublin. They went on a two hour guided walking tour starting at Trinity College and ending at the G.P.O. and taking in all the historical sites along the way.They then proceeded to Collins Barracks museum where they viewed the many exhibits.
Exam Fever.
The Leaving Cert orals begin this week in Irish, German and French, and we wish all of our students well in them.
Bereavements.
We sympathise with Katelyn and Cian Dockery and family on the passing of their grandmother Susan Lennon. We offer condolences to Ms Muldowney and family on the death of her brother in law Pat Muldowney and her aunt Josephine Amooty. May they rest in peace

School News March 16th 2017

Abbott Longford

Fifth Year L.C.V.P students visited the plant in Longford with Ms. Hargaden Ward.  They got a presentation from a staff member and a tour of the facility  They were all suitably impressed.
Cinema.
Ms. Reynold’s second year class visited the cinema in Carrick on Shannon to view the version of their novel “Private Peaceful”.
 Agricultural Science.
Ms Kelly organised a trip to a local dairy farm for her fifth year students.  They saw at first hand the farm layout and milking parlour, feeding and breeding regimes.  Ms. Kelly would like to thank Mr. Devine for hosting the tour.
School Bank.
TY students were interviewed in the Bank of Ireland premises for positions in the school bank.
Backstage Theatre Longford.
This was the venue for the TY class where they attended a one man comedy show that addressed teenage issues in an alternative way.  He described teenagers as a different species in how they think, act and communicate.  He described the niches taken up by different students in a class and explained how compatible they all were with growing up.  Ms. Reynolds facilitated the visit.
Juvenile Boys Football.
Mr. Duffy accompanied the U/14’s to Strokestown for a match against Scoil Mhuire. They lost by a few points in the end.
Aaron Moran, James Doyle, James Cunningham, Gearoid Reynolds, James Murphy, Finn Cassells, Liam Ellis, Adrian Shortt, Conor Quinn, Kieran Reen, Shane Mallon, Donal Duignan, Odhran Heslin, Conor Mulligan, Cormac White, James Abbott, Baily David, Adam Galligan, Padraig Kane, Ryan Lennon, Ronan McNabola, Niall McNabola, Mark Reynolds, Shane Moran.

School News March 9th 2017

Second years on the go.

This year group travelled to Terenure Dublin to visit a Synagogue as part of their Religious Education Project for Junior Cert.
Fairtrade Fortnight.
Mohill C.C. is a Fairtrade school as Carrick on Shannon is a Fairtrade town. The 2B class together with Ms Colum attended the Fairtrade parade in Carrick and presented the school’s message regarding our commitment to the Fairtrade ethos.
Transition Years.
The group have had two guest speakers recently. Ms Evelyn Cafferty from “About Hygiene” covered food hygiene and safety in  product development as part of a project initiated by Bord Bia on “Food Entrepreneurship” Ms McCarville facilitated the visit.
Ms Gilheaney invited a representative from the Bank of Ireland to talk to the TY group on the School Bank. We wish to thank both speakers.
Girls Basketball.
The first and second years continue on their winning ways in home games with St Clare’s Manorhamilton during the week.
TY Enterprise.
The class had seven mini companies in all, five of which progressed to the County finals in the Bush Hotel. Pride of place goes to the Recases group who won the best “Business Report Award” of 75 Euro and a Leitrim Crystal engraved bowl. They were importing and selling rechargeable phone cases.The group comprises Rachel Kiernan, Catherine Nicholl, Seoirse Quinn and Chloe Cunningham.
The other participants were—
J and D phone holders by Jason Lyons and Daniel Hamilton.
Emojii keyrings and mini Christmas trees promoted by Ciara Beirne, Gemma Stenson and Lauren Galligan.
Flower Power involving Louise Cafferty, Shannon Flynn and Andrea Prats.
Simple Imagination created by Shania McGee,Ceidigh Heslin and Alannah Ward.
M and D keyholders with Martin Tiernan and Darragh McCrann.
Leaving Cert Art.
Ms Purcell and some of the Art class went to Strokestown house to study the Gothic architecture of the building.
Bereavement.
We sympathise with Sophie Reynolds and family on the death of her Grandmother Mrs Teresa Reynolds. May she rest in peace.

School News March 2nd 2017

Girls basketball.

First and second years played Boyle C.S. before midterm and emerged winners in both games, they have added to this since when playing St Attractas of Tubbercurry, their scores against St Attractas  were  26–12 for first years and 32–8 for second years. The games were away and Ms P McGovern was their mentor. Well done to all.
Junior girls football.
The girls played Carraroe in  wet and windy conditions at the centre of excellence in Ballyhaunis. They found the conditions difficult and Carraroe were that bit stronger and in the end they lost out despite playing well. Ms Flanagan is in charge of this team.
LCVP.
The Leaving Cert LCVP cohort had their video interview conducted by an external interviewer. This forms part of their portfolio for Leaving Cert.
Driving School for TY
Transition Years had a day training with Syl’s driving school.They had a workshop on road safety, preparation for the theory test and got driving experience in a dual control car.They can also get their first lesson free with the driving school.
They are about to begin their intergenerational project in Arus Carolan. They will visit on a weekly basis and interact  with the residents.The judging for their Enterprise projects is at the end of the week.
Athletes all.
We applaud Eoin Gaffey who received Athletics Ireland Emerald Crystal Leitrim Star Award in the Tullamore Court Hotel recently for his success in racewalking.
Eoin has since won silver in the U-17 walk in the Connacht Indoors in Athlone.
Sibeal Reynolds won the U-19  60m and the long jump and came second in the 200m the same day in Athlone also.Well done to you both.
Its A Boy.
We congratulate Mr Nolan and his wife on the birth of their baby Arthur recently.
Bereavements.
We sympathise with Clare, Orla, Joseph and Sean Bohan and family on the death of their grandfather John Charles Bohan and also to Louise Cafferty who is his grand niece. We offer sympathy to Corey McCrann and family on the passing of his grandfather Paddy McCrann. We offer condolence to Mr Nolan and family on the passing of his uncle Tommy Kellegher. May they rest in peace.

Junior Cycle – Overview of Junior Cycle and Junior Cycle English outlined

The attached Overview of Junior Cycle and poster outlining clearly Junior Cycle English may be helpful as we look for clear information regarding Curriculum change at this time.

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School News February 16th 2017

U/14 Girls Football.

Mohill Played Ballygar away after a toss for venue and ran out losers to a more agressive and stronger side.  This was a Connacht Quarter final and this ends the girls involvement.  They had training sessions after school on Fridays with Ms. Flanagan.  Well done girls.
Fifth Year Work Experience.
The last week has seen the fifth years at work experience both local and further afield.  This feeds into LCVP and their careers programme.  Thanks to all the employers who facilitated this.
Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB Awards.
Our school is under the umbrella of Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim Education and Training Board (Leitrim last again).  The awards are open for all schools and nominations are under a number of categories:
  • Contribution to local Community
  • Creativity
  • Health & Wellbeing.
  • Inclusive Project.
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
  • Working smarter using Technology.
The school hopes to have an entry.

Board of Management Agreed Report

Agreed Report for the attention of Staff, Parents, Students:
BOM Meeting 6th February 2017

The Board of Management met with members of the Student Council.
The Board agreed with the policy already advised to TY parents/guardians 2016 – 2017 in relation to European trip. This to be revised on an annual basis.
Decisions regarding future travel to be decided by Management.
The Board conducted Annual Review of Mohill Community College Child Protection Policy.

School News February 9th 2017

Transition Year Activity.
Ms Flanagan has delivered a six week module of gymnastics and on the final day the students had to design and perform a routine. She has now started a dance module with them so they will all be ready for “strictly”. In addition Ms Flanagan has started producing a play Chlann Uisnigh (Deirdre of the sorrows) to be staged during Seachtain na Gaeilge. Ms Kellegher has started them on an enterprise where they cook or bake and explore sales strategies for their products.

First and Second Year Girls Basketball.
Both teams took part in a blitz in an effort to overcome a heavy fixture list. They played in Carrick and each group played the home team and Mercy Sligo. The first years beat Mercy Sligo and lost to Carrick C.S. Second years went one better and beat both Carrick and Sligo .Ms McGovern and Ms Hargaden Ward are coaching first and second years respectively.

Pretty in pink.
We congratulate Ms Scollan and family on the birth of a baby girl – Cait and Ms Maxwell and family on the birth of their girl – Sarah.