School News Week ending 8th February 2019
Sports: Our Under 16 boys football team were away for their Connaught semi final against Swinford, in Castlerea. The boys narrowly missed out on victory with a 2 point loss in a nail biting encounter. Hard luck to the team and Mr Kennedy on this outing. Ms Hargaden Ward and her basketball boys in were in action on Tuesday, in MCC, where the 1st and 2nd year teams won both their matches and will now progress in the North West Schools Competition, well done to all!
Transition Year Bank: The TY group welcomed guest speaker, Catherine Murray from the local branch of Bank of Ireland to discuss the TY Student Bank, a previously very successful enterprise in the school to encourage students to save money. Preparations are underway to get this up and running over the coming weeks, with more details to follow. Many thanks to Ms Fitzpatrick for her work with the group.
LCVP Trip: Last Thursday, our Fifth Year LCVP students visited Masonite, for a tour of the business and a presentation with a question and answer session, all to help the group in writing up their LCVP portfolio. The day proved informative for all and will be of great help in the LCVP classroom, with thanks to Ms Gilheany for organising the trip and Masonite for their hospitable welcome to the group.
School News Week ending 15th February 2019
Agricultural Science Trip: On a wet and windy Friday the 5th Year Ag Science group, accompanied by their teacher Ms Kelly, visited two local dairy farms, belonging to Joe Devine and Cathal McCrann. Here students gained a great knowledge into the management of the dairy farm and gained hands on experience of the milking process. The students had a thoroughly enjoyable and educational trip, with many thanks to Ms Kelly for organising and the farmers for giving up their time to help the students with their studies. Photo below!
CSPE Trip: On Tuesday 12th February, our Second Years travelled to Dublin, to the Capuchin Day Centre and Clonskeagh Mosque, to further their in-class studies. With tours of the two locations and an informative talk, the group left with lots of information to complete projects. With thanks to Ms Columb, Ms Kellegher, Ms McManus and Ms Guckian for accompanying the students on this worthwhile visit.
Photos – MCC CSPE Second Year students in Dublin recently
Midterm: We wish all the school community a happy and safe midterm, after a busy week of mocks and work experience for exam years & 5th years especially. Enjoy the rest!
Creative writing: Ms McGirl’s fifth year English class have been testing their literacy mettle by participating in the Irish Independent’s “Hemingway Challenge”. This challenge involves writing a complete short story in just six words. Well done to Aoife McLoughlin (5A) whose entry was published in the Irish Independent Weekend magazine, a wonderful achievement.
Sport: It was straight back into action after the midterm for MCC, with Mr Duffy and the under 14 boys heading to Elphin to take on Strokestown on Tuesday. The boys were unlucky to lose their semi final, well done to team and manager on a great season. On Wednesday the first and second year basketball girls travelled to Tubercurry, to take on the home team. With Ms McGovern’s leadership, the girls represented the school well and were unlucky to miss out on going further in the tournament. Well done to all, players & coach. Congratulations to Roisin Bohan, competing with Carrick rowing club in Manchester recently on her great success in the Trafford Head event. Roisin won titles in the Junior 16 quad and 8 competitions, well done!
Fairtrade: For over four years, Mohill Community College has supported the Fairtrade campaign, to ensure better working conditions for farmers and workers in the developing world. Alongside Ms Columb, a group of second years attended the Fairtrade event in Carrick on Thursday, to continue their education and show their backing for this worldwide effort. The students joined the Fairtrade parade and sampled some of the delicious produce on offer. Thank you Ms Columb for organising the trip, it was thoroughly enjoyed by all.