School News April 4th 2014

Transition Years in Strokestown. 
The T.Y. group visited Strokestown House and got a tour of the house and the famine museum – outside they saw the walled garden and walkways.
The trip combined aspects of History, Geography and Art.  They are engaging in a design competition for a sculpture to commemorate the famine.  The winning design will eventually be cast and erected in a wooded area in the grounds of Strokestown House.  Ms. Maxwell and Ms McGrath initiated the trip.  Ms. Cunningham accompanied the group.
 
Well done Conall.
Conall Gallagher, Leaving Cert 2013, has been invited to partake in a Maths contest called “Kangaroo Maths”, undertaken in about fifty countries by students with a talent in Maths.  Conall is eligible to participate in the Irish event.
 
First & Second Year Girls Basketball.
Mohill had a double header against Ursuline College, Sligo in Manorhamilton and lost both games.
 
Second Year Boys Football.
Mr. Duffy took the team to Ballyhaunis to play St. Endas of Galway and despite a good first half display Mohill lost by eight points in the end.
 
Exam Fever.
We wish all our students well in their oral and practical exams, which have already begun.
 
Dáil Éireann.
Ms. Gilheaney brought her 2B CSPE class to Dublin as part of the action project for the Junior Cert examination in CSPE.
 
A Call to Action!Students in 2nd year are busy working on their Action Projects as part of their studies in CSPE.  Last Monday, students from 2D had the opportunity to visit the National Animal Centre in Keenagh, Co. Longford with their teacher Ms. McManus.  Following a tour of the facility and visiting the animals, students asked questions about the services the ISPCA provide nationwide.  They also presented the staff with a cheque for €150; the proceeds of a fundraiser they did in the school in February together with a small gift as a small token of appreciation to the staff for their hard work and dedication.
On Monday, 7th April, students from 2C will be out and about doing their bit for this year’s An Taisce National Spring Clean initiative.  Students are taking to the streets of Mohill in groups to tackle any litter issues in the town.  They have already identified litter ‘black-spots’ and will be writing to the County Council and local businesses to inform them of their findings.
 Bereavement.
We sympathise with Chayanne Frazer on the death of her brother in a road accident  England.  May he rest in peace.