School News week ending 28th September
Football: Last week, our Junior & First Year boys were out in force. Our Junior team played Carrigallen on Wednesday, playing very well and taking home the victory, under the management of Mr Kennedy. A meeting with Drumshanbo is up next. On Thursday, our first years played Ballinamore, with Mr Nolan the teacher in charge to oversee another great win for MCC. Well done to all team members for a great effort and many thanks to the teachers involved.
TY Bonding Trip: On Tuesday last, our Transition Years headed for the Shannon River Adventure Centre in Rooskey for a start of term bonding trip. They participated in rock climbing, archery, obstacle courses and water activities. A great time was had by all. A special thanks to Ms Hargaden Ward for organising and accompanying the students on the trip. Photos in Gallery 2018 – 2019 on website!
School News Week ending 21st September
Transition Year: The TY group, with the help of Ms. Fitzpatrick, recently hosted a speaker, Brian Dolan from the local enterprise office. This gave the group the opportunity to receive guidance on their mini businesses, which they will be working on as part of their enterprise module. We look forward to seeing what ideas the group come up with in the coming months.
Senior Art: 5th, 6th and TY art visited The Hugh Lane Gallery and The National Gallery in Dublin last week, to see in person some of the techniques studied in class. A wonderful day was had by all, under the guidance of Ms McGrath & Ms Purcell.
Senior Football: The senior boys started the football season with an all Leitrim blitzlast Thursday in Ballinaglera. The group put in a great effort, with thanks to Mr Shortt for managing the group. While the team did not progress past their group on the day, we look forward to a competitive year ahead now that the warm up has started!
3rd Year History Trip: On Thursday 20th, our third years visited Carrick cinema, as part of their History studies, for a viewing of Black 47, a film based on the events of the Famine. Many thanks to Ms Maxwell & Mr Nolan for organising and accompanying the group. The students found it a useful exercise, with much discussion upon their return on their thoughts and feelings on the events. A thought provoking trip!
School News Week ending 14th September
Junior Certificate / Cycle results: On Wednesday, our current fifth year / TY group received their Junior Cert results, following three years of dedication and hard work. Well done to all on their achievements.
Leaving Cert 2018: Congratulations to all of our students who received their results in August, we hope you are very proud of yourselves and the work you have put in! Best wishes to all of our past students moving on to third level education and employment over these coming weeks, we wish you all well.
Higher Options: Our sixth years, in the company of Ms Reynolds, Ms Hargaden & Mr Ward attended the Higher Options Third Level Exhibition in the RDS on Wednesday. This gave the students access to representatives of third level facilities available to them when they leave the gates of MCC, to enter the world of work and further education. Many thanks to the teachers for organising and helping students on this worthwhile trip.
School News Week ending 7th September
Sporting Success: In June, Alannah McGuinness (5th year) competed in the All Ireland Track and Field competition in Tullamore. She placed 2nd, setting herself a new personal best on the day in the 100m race. A huge congratulations to Alannah on her success, it is wonderful to see a student of MCC representing at this national level. May you have continued success!
School News Week ending 31st August
Welcome back: To the staff and students of MCC, we extend a warm welcome on their return from the Summer holiday. We look forward to a new term of academics, adventure, sport, friendships and much more around the school and wish everyone the best for the school year 2018 – 2019.
BT Young Scientist: The popular exhibition is back this year (9th – 12th January 2019) in the RDS, with a closing date of 25th September 2018. If any student is interested, in any year group, as either an individual or group entry, please contact Ms. Nertney in school. Remember, a project can be on any topic of your choice, with four categories to enter. If you are not sure your idea is suitable, please do ask about it, some of the best projects are those that may seem too simple or complicated to begin with. Good luck!