School News May 14th 2015

The Italian Job (TY Tour)

We arrived in Bergamo Airport Milan and got a bus to Sirimonie for a cruise of Lake Garda.  We used cable cars to get to a viewing point of Lake Garda and the mountains before returning to the hotel.  On Saturday we went to Venice and made the last part of the journey by water taxi and we got a guided tour of this most unique city.  We returned to our hotel and used the pool.  On day three we visited the theme park Gardaland and got some gelato on our way home, followed by another visit to the hotel pool and dinner.  On our last day we went to Verona and saw Juliet’s balcony and the amphitheatre – we also got a guided tour of the city.  Our bus took us back to Milan to the Orio Shopping Centre.  The weather was fabulous – 28 degrees most days.  We had a great tour and thanks to Ms. Hargaden Ward, Ms. McCarville and Mr. Gannon for minding us.
                                                                                                                    Ellen Keegan, Lillie Crossley and Heather Maxwell.
“Share Centre Lisnaskea”
The fifth years had a day of activities in the above centre.  “On arrival we met our instructors and divided into groups.  We participated in three land activities – go karting, laser tag and group games.  After lunch we donned our wet suits and headed for the water for canoeing and pier jumping”.We had a great time. – Shauna Diffley.
Ms. Reynolds and Mr. Mulvey accompanied the students.
Connacht Athletics.
Seven students attended the Connacht Schools Athletic finals in Athlone.
Eoin Gaffey came first in the racewalk and Conor Mulligan came third – both qualify for the All Ireland.
Dearbhaile Beirne came first in the Steeplechase at Intermediate also qualifying.
Sinead McNabola came third in the junior walk and her sister Ashling came second in the senior walk.  Sibeal Reynolds was most unlucky not to qualify in the Intermediate Long Jump.  Alannah McGuinness also competed.  Ms. Yorke travelled with the students.  We wish good luck to those who have qualified for the All Ireland competition.
Leaving Certs.
The Leaving Cert School Mass took place on Tuesday week last.  – the celebrant was Fr. Murphy.  The theme was “the next chapter” and the mass was enhanced by the high participation levels of the students.  The introduction, readings, ceremony of light, prayers of the faithful, presentation of gifts and the choir and music were all taken by the students.  Rev Linda Frost, Church of Ireland was in attendance.  Ms. Hanly and Ms. Colum prepared the students for the mass.
Bereavement.
 We sympathise with Ms Fitzpatrick and her family on the death of her grandmother Mary Kate Fitzpatrick. May she rest in peace.