School News November 19th 2015

U/19 Girls Basketball.

The girls played Carrick on Shannon C.S. at home and lost by a single point on a scoreline of Mohill CC – 31 – Carrick CS. – 32

The result now means the girls must play in Donegal as a win against Carrick would have qualified them. Ms. Guckian mentors this team.

National Geography Week.

The event was marked by numerous table quizzes. Mr. D. Duffy ran his at lunchtime for his first and second year classes. The winning team comprised Nour Stevens, Eva Donlon, Conor Mulligan and Adrian Shortt. Well done to all the teams that participated.

Transition Years.

The group have commenced weekly visits to Arus Carolan for their Intergenerational project. They talk to the patients and play cards with some of them. A number help the patients make flowers from paper. They have started preparing for their enterprise projects and have had a talk from Brian Dolan Leitrim Enterprise Board.

Ezekiel Stevens.
Ezekiel is researching his project for the Young Scientist Exhibition in January. His entry is titled “Using homeopathy as an eco-friendly replacement to molluscidides.

Health Promoting Schools.

On Friday November 20th we welcomed Gearldine Delorey from the HSE as well as members of the board of Management, the parents Association, committee members and students and staff for the presentation of the the Healthy Ireland – Health Promoting Schools’ (HPS) Flag’. This was a very big and important day for us. Mohill Community College has been working on the Health Promoting Schools programme in conjunction with the HSE Health Promotion department for the past seven years. The Healthy Ireland – Health Promoting Schools programme supports schools to focus on health and wellbeing and involves all members of the school community. As a school we are constantly trying to improve the health and well-being of students as it is proven to have a positive effect on their educational performance. The hard work has finally paid off in achieving the “Health Promoting Schools” flag. There is an extra sense of pride attached to this for us in being the first school in Sligo/Leitrim area to achieve this flag status. The Healthy Ireland – Health Promoting Schools’ (HPS) Flag’ is presented by the HSE to schools as an acknowledgement of their work in improving the health of their school communities.

Bereavement.

We sympathise with Mark and Sophie Reynolds and family on the death of their cousin Orla O’Reilly. May she rest in peace.