28th April 2017

DRAMA

Rehearsals are in full swing for this year’s production of 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane'.  Performances run from the May 10th and 11th at the Knight’s Theatre in Newcastle.  Tickets are available from the school.  

FASHION SHOW

Many thanks to all who supported the Fashion Show last Thursday, April 27th, in Fishers Newtownmountkennedy.  This event was organised by the Parents’ Council, with all money raised going back into student services.  There were a number of familiar faces on the catwalk, with staff and students strutting their stuff on the night! 

TRANSITION YEAR

On Monday April 24th, the Transition Year students had a talk from Fionnbar Walsh from The Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation.  Fionnbar shared the moving story of his son Donal’s battle with cancer and his efforts to promote positive mental health and wellbeing amongst teenagers before he died in 2014.  The LiveLife Foundation was set up in Donal's memory and aims to pass on his message to teenagers to live their lives and to seek help if needed.  

PARENTS INFORMATION EVENING

Paula Tunney of Community Awareness of Drugs will host a Parents’ Information Evening on drugs and alcohol in the school on Wednesday May 17th at 7.30pm.  

SPONSORED CYCLE

Well done to the students and staff who completed the sponsored 50km cycle on Friday last, April 28th.  The money raised will go to student. 

WELL DONE

Congratulations to Casey Walsh in third year, who recently received a black belt in Karate.  This is a marvellous achievement for Casey following a great deal of effort and hard work.  Well done! 

FIRST YEAR BOYS FOOTBALL

Well done to the First Year Boys Football team on reaching the final of the ‘A’ Championship for the first time in the schools’ history.  The lads beat Dunlavin last week on a scoreline of 4-08 to 2-08.  They now play our neighbours Templecarrig in the final on Friday May 5th.  Best of luck boys! 

JUNIOR GAELIC FOOTBALL

Commiserations to the Junior Boys Gaelic Football team who lost the semi-final before Easter.  Well done to all who put in a brave effort but were beaten by a better team on the day.


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