School News May 1st 2014

Green Schools Ireland.
An Taisce has awarded the Green Schools International Green Flag to Mohill Community College recently.  The Flag will be presented by An Taisce on 27th May, 2014 at the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris.  Transition years completed an energy awareness programme throughout the whole school, conserving energy consumption in  the school.  This involved questionnaires, surveys, task work, research and implementation of methods of conservation.  They were mentored by Ms. Maxwell.
 
Leaving Cert Mass 2014.
The Mass is in the parish Church on Monday, May 12th at 3.00 p.m.  We invite parents, guardians and siblings to this celebration – refreshments in the school afterwards.
 
 
The Health Promoting Schools Project
The Health Promoting Schools Project has been running in Mohill for a number of years. Over the past number of years our school  has promoted the topics of: Healthy Eating, Physical Health, Mental/Emotional Health, Environmental Health awareness, Respect and values, Healthy body, healthy mind. This year the Committee decided that instead of coming up with a new theme we would focus more on what we had achieved over the last few years and find a way to bring all our learning together. The members felt that it was essential for today’s young people to have hope and to experience a happy, fulfilled and positive educational experience while attending Mohill Community College.  With this in mind they decided to look at ways that we can all make a difference in our own lives and in the lives of others. A lot of discussion followed and they came up with the theme ‘Making a Difference’. Activities carried out throughout the year included a survey of students on their needs, school calendar, and topics discussed included anxiety, mental health, anti-bullying, LGBT, nutrition, physical activity. On April 29th some members of the Health Promoting Schools committee travelled to Sligo IT for the Health Promoting Schools awards day. This event took place in order to recognise the achievements of the schools who participated in the scheme and to recognise the amount of work and quality of work that schools have put into the project. Present at the event were  Maire McCallion, (Lecturer, Health Promotion programme, Sligo IT ), Lisa O Hagan, National coordinator healthy schools,  Mike Rainsford (Suicide Prevention Officer HSE), Ann Lawlor and Teresa Cawley (Health Promotion HSE).
Athletics
Ms. Yorke brought a number of students to Sligo to compete in the Regionals and a number  have qualified for the next meet.
Barcelona.
The Transition Year Group returned from their trip to Spain enriched by their experiences.  They visited Tarragona, got a guided tour of the Camp Nou Stadium and visited a Science Museum.  They then had a hair raising day at the PortAventura Theme Amusement Park.  By all accounts they had a very enjoyable break.;  Ms. Kellegher, Ms. McCarville and Mr. Kehir travelled with the group.
Transition Year Activities.
They are spending some time at Lough Allen for the Gaisce Awards and looking forward to a driving school and a First Aid/CPR course in the weeks ahead.
Girls Active
First and Second Year girls involved travelled to Drumshanbo for a day of activities, where they met up with participating students from other schools.
Bereavements.
We sympathise with Kerri Daniels, Second Year, on the death of her great grandmother.  We extend our sympathy to Keith Keegan on the death of his grandfather – Mr. Tom Cusack. and to Ms. Dolan on the death of her grandmother – Mrs. Rose Hughes.  May they rest in peace