November 2011

  • Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) Application 2012

    Post date: 29-Nov-2011

    Applications for 2012 are now invited from groups to participate in the Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) under which flexible and innovatory part-time accredited programmes in Further Education may be provided to young people and adults who are employed, unemployed or not in the labour market. Please refer to www.education.ie, BTEI Operational Guidelines 2012 (Page 3, Section 3, Rationale for BTEI provision 2012).

    BTEI Proposal Letter for groups (please read) 

    BTEI Proposal Form for 2012

    For further information contact:

    Geraldine Tighe, BTEI Co-ordinator, Sligo VEC, Quay Street, Sligo

    Tel: 071-91-38412        e-mail: gtighe@sligovec.ie

     

     

     

  • Ballinode College News!

    Post date: 29-Nov-2011

    Sponsored Walk
    On Friday the 14th of October staff and students of Ballinode College did a sponsored walk to raise money for a memorial corner in the school grounds for Amy Lowry who sadly lost her battle against cancer last August. Amy is hugely missed by everyone and hopefully with this memorial she will never be forgotten. Thanks to all who sponsored students and staff.
    Trips
    Donkey Sanctuary
    The Third years enjoyed a lovely afternoon at the donkey sanctuary in Castlebaldwin. The owner gave them a tour of the sanctuary and showed them how the ponies and donkeys in their care are looked after. The third years have now adopted three donkeys and will pay for their care for the year. This is their action project for CSPE.
    St Angelas
    LCA’s went to St Angelas College to a personal development seminar. This seminar was very useful and was organized by St Angela’s Access Programme.
    Hazelwood
    The second years had a very interesting ecology trip to Hazelwood on Friday morning. They worked together in teams and examined the different habitats that they learned about in their Science classes.
    Estonia Game
    A group of 20 students had a fantastic evening at the Ireland V Estonia game in the Aviva stadium. We look forward to an exciting summer watching the European Championships.

    Coffee Morning
    A coffee morning was held recently in aid of the North West Hospice. This coffee morning was organized and carried out by Neal McAvoy and Eric Irmir as part of their task for Leaving Cert Applied. A total of 373 euro was raised. A big thank you to all.

    Sport
    Basketball
    The First and Second Year boys and girls basketball team played their first match of the season against Corran College. The boys were up first and it was a very intense game and ended with Corran College winning by just four points. The girls were determined for revenge and played a very close match but unfortunately lost out in the end. Their next opponents are Grange and we wish them well.
    County Sports
    Many students were very successful at the county sports day held in the IT. Kali Mitchel won a medal for the 100m and the 800m, Conor Gray won the long jump, Jane O’Boyle won the shot putt. Gary Thompson won the 100 and 200m. Craig Mooney and Alex Savage also did the school proud. Other students who did well were Paris Sheridan, Oneisa Brennan, Jason Scanlon and Keelan Kelly.

    Forty Year Celebration
    On Friday the 18th of November Ballinode College celebrated 40 years. There was mass at 12.00 for students and staff. Later that evening from 7pm to 9pm past students and teachers visited the school and enjoyed a trip down memory lane when they looked at class registers, old photos and saw the changes in the school.

    Ballinode College News!
  • Ballinode College News!

    Post date: 29-Nov-2011

    Sponsored Walk
    On Friday the 14th of October staff and students of Ballinode College did a sponsored walk to raise money for a memorial corner in the school grounds for Amy Lowry who sadly lost her battle against cancer last August. Amy is hugely missed by everyone and hopefully with this memorial she will never be forgotten. Thanks to all who sponsored students and staff.
    Trips
    Donkey Sanctuary
    The Third years enjoyed a lovely afternoon at the donkey sanctuary in Castlebaldwin. The owner gave them a tour of the sanctuary and showed them how the ponies and donkeys in their care are looked after. The third years have now adopted three donkeys and will pay for their care for the year. This is their action project for CSPE.
    St Angelas
    LCA’s went to St Angelas College to a personal development seminar. This seminar was very useful and was organized by St Angela’s Access Programme.
    Hazelwood
    The second years had a very interesting ecology trip to Hazelwood on Friday morning. They worked together in teams and examined the different habitats that they learned about in their Science classes.
    Estonia Game
    A group of 20 students had a fantastic evening at the Ireland V Estonia game in the Aviva stadium. We look forward to an exciting summer watching the European Championships.

    Coffee Morning
    A coffee morning was held recently in aid of the North West Hospice. This coffee morning was organized and carried out by Neal McAvoy and Eric Irmir as part of their task for Leaving Cert Applied. A total of 373 euro was raised. A big thank you to all.

    Sport
    Basketball
    The First and Second Year boys and girls basketball team played their first match of the season against Corran College. The boys were up first and it was a very intense game and ended with Corran College winning by just four points. The girls were determined for revenge and played a very close match but unfortunately lost out in the end. Their next opponents are Grange and we wish them well.
    County Sports
    Many students were very successful at the county sports day held in the IT. Kali Mitchel won a medal for the 100m and the 800m, Conor Gray won the long jump, Jane O’Boyle won the shot putt. Gary Thompson won the 100 and 200m. Craig Mooney and Alex Savage also did the school proud. Other students who did well were Paris Sheridan, Oneisa Brennan, Jason Scanlon and Keelan Kelly.

    Forty Year Celebration
    On Friday the 18th of November Ballinode College celebrated 40 years. There was mass at 12.00 for students and staff. Later that evening from 7pm to 9pm past students and teachers visited the school and enjoyed a trip down memory lane when they looked at class registers, old photos and saw the changes in the school.

    Ballinode College News!
  • Colaiste Iascaigh News

    Post date: 29-Nov-2011

    Science Week :  2011 is the International Year of Chemistry. Colaiste Iascaigh students are taking part in a Global Experiment on Local Water. Five samples of water including Seawater, River water , Bog Water, Well Water and Tap Water are been investigated. Students are measuring pH and salinity of samples. They are constructing Filtration Models and Solar Stills. Their results will be added to a global database of water. These activities are also linked to the current Green School Theme of Water.

    First and Second Years also took part in a Co. Sligo VEC Science Quiz. The quiz ran in all VEC Schools to mark Science Week. Students enjoyed taking part in this planned annual event.

     

    Green School:Students have started work on the new theme of Water. They  are currently carrying out an Environmental Review. They are checking for leaks, reading the water meter and timing water flow in the school taps.

     

    Healthy Schools Week at Colaiste Iascaigh:

    Healthy Schools Week took place in Colaiste Iascaigh from the 14th-18th November and what an interesting week it was. The week aimed to improve the overall health of students and teachers alike. It focused on a range of topics from healthy eating, healthy foods, exercise and positive mental health. The week began with first years learning about healthy eating across all their subjects from Irish, French, Business and English. They then took part in a quiz at the end of the day. Tuesday was a great success as Smoothie Day and second years took part in Tai chi in P.E class. A Celebrity Chef Joe Shannon did demonstrations on healthy food options and this was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. On Thursday all students took part in a Positive Mental Health Day. Senior students had a talk from Aware on Positive Mental Health. Overall it was a great week and Ms. Hennigan would like to thank all students and staff who helped out and made the week such a success.

    Boys Gaelic  On Thursday November 10th our u16’s played Corran College a challenge match. We had a very strong midfield with Finnian Cawley and Hayden Gilroy, controlling the play from the start. Scores from Ryan Mc Kenna and Kevin Duffy put Colaiste Iascaigh in an early lead.  Joseph Cowley and Ian Barrett were ver strong in defence, with Kieran Devaney pulling off some lovely saves.  Colaiste Iascaigh won the game and hopefully will go on to improve before their next game.

    On Monday November 14th our 1st years played Colaiste Mhuire Ballymote in a 13 aside game. Conditions were extremely favourable with the pitch been fairly dry. Scorers included: Joe Mc Hugh, Eanna Moylan, who got a plentiful supply of ball from mid fielders Cian Murray and Jack Kelly.

    Best in defence were Oisin Connolly and Darragh Feeney. This was a wonderful team effort as this was only their 2nd game for the school. Colaiste iascaigh were easy winners in the end

     

    Rugby

    On November 15th our boys U14 and U16 rugby teams attended a rugby blitz organised by Ballina rugby club. Both our teams performed excellently on the day, showing great determination and commitment. Our U16s played  St Tiernans and St Muradachs, and our U14s played St. Muradachs. Considering it was our first games this term we were delighted with our performances, only narrowly been defeated in each of the matches. We are already looking forward to our next encounter.

    Colaiste Iascaigh News
  • Colaiste Iascaigh News

    Post date: 29-Nov-2011

    Science Week :  2011 is the International Year of Chemistry. Colaiste Iascaigh students are taking part in a Global Experiment on Local Water. Five samples of water including Seawater, River water , Bog Water, Well Water and Tap Water are been investigated. Students are measuring pH and salinity of samples. They are constructing Filtration Models and Solar Stills. Their results will be added to a global database of water. These activities are also linked to the current Green School Theme of Water.

    First and Second Years also took part in a Co. Sligo VEC Science Quiz. The quiz ran in all VEC Schools to mark Science Week. Students enjoyed taking part in this planned annual event.

     

    Green School:Students have started work on the new theme of Water. They  are currently carrying out an Environmental Review. They are checking for leaks, reading the water meter and timing water flow in the school taps.

     

    Healthy Schools Week at Colaiste Iascaigh:

    Healthy Schools Week took place in Colaiste Iascaigh from the 14th-18th November and what an interesting week it was. The week aimed to improve the overall health of students and teachers alike. It focused on a range of topics from healthy eating, healthy foods, exercise and positive mental health. The week began with first years learning about healthy eating across all their subjects from Irish, French, Business and English. They then took part in a quiz at the end of the day. Tuesday was a great success as Smoothie Day and second years took part in Tai chi in P.E class. A Celebrity Chef Joe Shannon did demonstrations on healthy food options and this was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. On Thursday all students took part in a Positive Mental Health Day. Senior students had a talk from Aware on Positive Mental Health. Overall it was a great week and Ms. Hennigan would like to thank all students and staff who helped out and made the week such a success.

    Boys Gaelic  On Thursday November 10th our u16’s played Corran College a challenge match. We had a very strong midfield with Finnian Cawley and Hayden Gilroy, controlling the play from the start. Scores from Ryan Mc Kenna and Kevin Duffy put Colaiste Iascaigh in an early lead.  Joseph Cowley and Ian Barrett were ver strong in defence, with Kieran Devaney pulling off some lovely saves.  Colaiste Iascaigh won the game and hopefully will go on to improve before their next game.

    On Monday November 14th our 1st years played Colaiste Mhuire Ballymote in a 13 aside game. Conditions were extremely favourable with the pitch been fairly dry. Scorers included: Joe Mc Hugh, Eanna Moylan, who got a plentiful supply of ball from mid fielders Cian Murray and Jack Kelly.

    Best in defence were Oisin Connolly and Darragh Feeney. This was a wonderful team effort as this was only their 2nd game for the school. Colaiste iascaigh were easy winners in the end

     

    Rugby

    On November 15th our boys U14 and U16 rugby teams attended a rugby blitz organised by Ballina rugby club. Both our teams performed excellently on the day, showing great determination and commitment. Our U16s played  St Tiernans and St Muradachs, and our U14s played St. Muradachs. Considering it was our first games this term we were delighted with our performances, only narrowly been defeated in each of the matches. We are already looking forward to our next encounter.

    Colaiste Iascaigh News
  • Ballinode College Celebrates 40 Years!

    Post date: 21-Nov-2011

    Ballinode Community College celebrated 40 years in Ballinode with an open evening in the college last Friday evening, the 18th of November.  Many past pupils and teachers showed up to view the transformed college.  The evening was a great success!  Keep an eye on our website for photos from the night...

    Ballinode College Celebrates 40 Years!
  • Ballinode College Celebrates 40 Years!

    Post date: 21-Nov-2011

    Ballinode Community College celebrated 40 years in Ballinode with an open evening in the college last Friday evening, the 18th of November.  Many past pupils and teachers showed up to view the transformed college.  The evening was a great success!  Keep an eye on our website for photos from the night...

    Ballinode College Celebrates 40 Years!
  • Ballinode College Celebrates 40 Years!

    Post date: 1-Nov-2011

    Ballinode Community College celebrates 40 years in Ballinode in 2011 and all past pupils and teachers are invited to an open evening in the college on Friday 18th November from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m..This will give everyone an opportunity to view the transformed college which has embraced completely the 21st century with vast changes. All welcome.