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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.
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Ad Astra Sports Scholarship for Dearbhaile Beirne

Mohill Community College Past-Pupil Dearbhaile Beirne awarded ‘UCD Ad Astra Sports Scholarship’ February 2nd 2017
Dearbhaile, a noted Soccer player, has brought much distinction to Mohill Community College on the Football field over her years with us, and equally to club, County and Country as a noted Soccer player. It gives us great pleasure to see her dedication and single-mindedness rewarded in the award of this Ad Astra Sports Scholarship. While Sport often brought Dearbhaile away from the classroom, her commitment to her studies never lessened. Dearbhaile is currently studying Bio-Medical Science.
The UCD Ad Astra Sports Programme includes a number of highly successful sportsmen and sportswomen on the national and global stage. No fewer than eight UCD Ad Astra Sports Scholars qualified for the Rio Olympics. Current Ad Astra scholar Paul O’Donovan won an Olympic silver medal, three current Ad Astra rugby scholars were selected in Ireland for the Six Nations this year and we have no doubt that our past-pupil Dearbhaile Beirne will likewise act as a superb ambassador for the University both on and off the field of play.

2 February 2017; Una Duffy, left, principal of Mohill Community College, Co Leitrim, with scholar Dearbháile Beirne in attendance during the UCD Awards Ceremony at UCD, Belfield, Dublin (O’Reilly Hall). Photo by Cody Glenn/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

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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.

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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.

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School News February 2nd 2017

Par Excellence.

Michelle Hackett, a fifth year student, has spent two weeks in Cadiz in Spain at the Darren Clarke Golf School recently. Students from sixteen countries were in attendance and they all received golf tuition every day. Michelle also trains in Westport for Connacht a number of days a month.

Ad Astra Scholarship.

Past student, Dearbhaile Beirne, was awarded the Elite Athlete award by her university UCD in a ceremony last week. Dearbhaile was a great Ambassador for our school as a student.She now represents county and country in sport. Well done Dearbhaile.


First and second year girls played Ballinamore C.S. at home and the first years lost, while the second years won. They play a number of games in the weeks ahead. Ms. McGovern mentors first years and Ms. Hargaden Ward is in charge of second years.

First Years.
Roísín Bohan, Princess Esezobar, Sophie Ferns, Lemees Hamad, Chloe Harkin, Nicole Lennon, Ellen McGuinness, Gemma McNamara, Lauren McWeeney, Geraldine Reynolds, Rachel Reynolds, Dearbhaile Wrynne.

Second Years.
Sarah Boyle, Chloe Dolan, Emily Harkin, Jessica Hughes, Rachel McGarry, Aine McLoughlin, Maeve Newton, Aine Nicholl, Isabella Rowley, Celine Shortt, Gemma Stenson, Shaylyn Ward, Ellen Woods, Ava Reynolds.

Second Years on Safari.

Second Year students visited Dublin Zoo as part of their CSPE project for Junior Cert. They focused on endangered species and on the snow leopard in particular. The idea of stewardship of the environment and its inhabitants is a primary tenet of CSPE. The day commenced with a workshop on the subject, followed by a guided tour of the endangered species in the zoo. The stop off was at Liffey Valley on the way home. Ms. Dolan, Ms. Colum, Mr. Cummins, Ms. Conway and Ms. Kilrane accompanied the students..


We sympathise with Tom Reel and family on the death of his great grandmother – Gillian Smith. May she rest in peace

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School News January 26th 2017

Senior Boys Basketball.

Mohill competed in the playoffs for a place in the all Ireland quarter finals and were so close to qualifying..Two games had to be won to qualify and Mohill played their first game against local school Coláiste Einde. The match was level with twenty seconds to go but was lost by a basket on 46-44 scoreline. They played and beat St. Mary’s Belfast winning by nine with a score of 51-42. The venue was in Coláiste Iognáid, Galway. It was a case of so near and yet so far for this bunch of students, who have won so many titles over their time in the school. Ms. Hargaden Ward was with them every step of the way. She wishes to thank them for their efforts over this time and acknowledges the support of the Mulligan, Reynolds and McGuinness families on the day.

Dylan Gaffey, Gavin Gordon, Evan Harkin, Sean Harkin, Barry Heslin, Luke Jones, Fiachra McGuinness, Tadhg Mulligan, Peter O’Neill, Jordan Reynolds, Liam Rowley and Glen Ward.

Mock Exams.

Mocks begin for Junior Cert students on Wednesday, February 8th and Leaving Cert students commence their’s a day later. We wish them well in this trial run.


We sympathise with Patricia Nowak and family on the death of her grandmother – also to Isobel Rowley and family on the passing of her cousin – Cormac Rowley.
We extend sympathy to Ms. Colum on the death of her aunt – Sarah Reynolds. May they rest in peace.

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School News January 20th 2017

Juvenile Boys Football.

This group guided by Mr Nolan played Boyle C.S. away and lost the game. Cormac White, Aaron Moran, Kieran Reen, Conor Mulligan, Adrian Shortt, James Cunningham, Donal Duignan, Conor Quinn, Shane Moran, Finn Cassells, Niall McNabola, James Murphy, Mark Reynolds, Liam Ellis, Gearoid Reynolds, Shane Mallon, James Doyle, Ronan McNabola, Joe O’Carroll, Gerard McCrann, James Abbott, Adam Galligan, Bailey David, Padraig Kane, Odhran Duignan.


Leaving Cert Biology students travelled to Maynooth University last week .They got to complete half of the practical investigations on the syllabus, and the timing was ideal as the Mock exams are on the horizon. They were accompanied by Ms Purcell and Mr McHugh.


We sympathise with Chelsi, Jade and Bailey David and family on the death of their grand aunt Mrs Gunningham. We also extend sympathy to Rachel Prior and family on the death of her grand aunt. May they rest in peace.

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School News January 12th 2017


Sixth Year Chemistry students accompanied by Ms. Muldowney attended the practical workshops in NUIM. They got to complete a large number of the investigations on the syllabus and were impressed by the whole setting in the university.

Musical Maestros

Two of our students – Shannon Healy and Reema Hamad have had recent success in the music business. Shannon, a fifth year student, auditioned to the Nathan Carter TV show to join Nathan on stage at one of his live concerts. Shannon sent in a video clip of herself playing guitar and singing Rock Me Mama and was selected from many competitors. Reema, a TY student, plays the violin and is part of the adult Kildare County Orchestra performing locally and nationally. We salute both girls and wish them well.

Basketball Playoffs.

Mohill U-19 boys take part in the All Ireland playoffs in Coláiste Iosagáin Galway on Sunday, January 22nd. They play Coláiste Einde Galway and St. Mary’s Belfast. We wish them and their coach – Ms. Hargaden Ward the best of luck.

Transition Years.

This group are engaging with a beauty therapist – Ms. C. Corby, as part of their personal development programme.


We sympathise with Conor and Sibéal Reynolds and their family on the death of their maternal grandfather – Mr. Wright.

We offer sympathy to Francis Lynch and family on the death of his uncle – Frank Lynch.

We also sympathise with Aoife and Rachel McLoughlin and their family circle on the death of Laura McLoughlin. We express sympathy to Liam Rowley and family on the death of his cousin – Cormac Rowley.
May they rest in peace.