December 2011

  • Music Generation Sligo

    Post date: 14-Dec-2011

    Music Generation Sligo (MGS) was established in June 2011 and the first phase runs for three years to June 2014. It aims to open the door to performance music education for every one of Sligo's 16500 children and young adults under the age of 18. MGS is being developed in partnership with public and private music and education providers in the county and regionally. MGS is based at Sligo VEC. MGS has already created seven new jobs in Sligo with more good news to follow next year.

    “...the music partnership programme provides a backdrop which enhances tradition and provides continuity to sustain a whole new generation of musicians in Sligo...Sligo VEC is delighted to be lead partner.” Shaun Purcell, CEO Sligo VEC

    Music Generation Sligo has received significant funding from U2 and the Ireland Funds through Music Generation to make this happen. This has been matched to local funding from the steering committee groups, Sligo VEC, Sligo County Council, Sligo Education Centre, Sligo County Childcare, Cranmore Regeneration, the Department of Environment, Heritage & Local Government, the Coleman Centre, Sligo Music Academy, Sligo School of Rock, Comhaltas and the private music education community. It is hoped to attract sponsorship in 2012 as further support for the projects.

    “Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education programme, initiated by Music Network (the Arts Council funded development agency for music) and enabled by a €7m philanthropic donation - €5m from U2 and a further €2m which is currently being raised by The Ireland Funds. Music Generation will be funding up to twelve Music Education Partnerships during its first phase, six of which have been selected already. We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with and support Co. Sligo, who have proposed an exciting and ambitious high quality programme. ” Rosaleen Molloy, Director, Music Generation

    Sligo is the first county in Ireland to start the roll-out of actual activity with the first three of six our core programmes across the county already underway. They are designed to get young people playing, listening, trying instruments, going to a gig, buying music, dancing, and of course making and performing music.

    The first four programmes are underway and will have involved almost ONE THOUSAND children and young adults in Sligo by Christmas. “Sligo is lucky to have a terrific range of music activity, but we need to make sure its accessible to all. Music Generation Sligo opens the door to all. This is happening because of the partnerships across the cultural, education and youth sectors in Sligo. The programmes have been created in response to a demand for services, job creation and a joining of dots! Jessica Fuller, Co-ordinator Music Generation Sligo.

    DISCOVERING MUSIC is a short introduction to music [4-6 weeks]. A PERIPATETIC service, the course is being offered FREE to every child and young adult. Six music tutors are working on this programme.

    RESOURCES & FACILITIES
    A) County Instrument Library and Five Band Rehearsal Rooms
    B)Rehearsal Rooms for teens - GET IN ! Space to create and play! Five rehearsal rooms are to be established at the five ‘hubs’ across the county to facilitate ease of access for bands and music groups, songwriters and composers.

    PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME:This is all about making and playing music. MGS will be rolling out a series of activities and projects. The first is "Sing Out Sligo" -a Public Art Composition Commission & Performance Project.

    GET INVOLVED: Music Generation Sligo is hosting a range of masterclasses and CPD programmes for musicians in Sligo from 2012. Music Generation Sligo will be hosting open days and community events in 2012.

    MGS is establishing a Youth Music Committee and is making a call to all young people call us and find out more.

    "Music Generation will significantly advance achievements in music education in Sligo to date. Sligo County Council Arts Service has prioritised innovative and quality music development programmes in Sligo since 1999, working closely with the music and education sectors locally and nationally. We are confident that this partnership approach is the best way forward for Sligo Music and is one of the key building blocks towards a Creative Sligo. The legacy will be a new generation of musicians and audiences." Rhona McGrath, Sligo County Council Arts Service

    GET INVOLVED and Open the doors to Music in Sligo! www.musicgenerationsligo.com

    Contact:Jessica Fuller, Co-ordinator, Music Generation Sligo, Sligo VEC, Quay Street, Sligo
    T: +353 71 9138306; M: + 353 86 0439960; E: jfuller@sligovec.ie

    MUSIC GENERATION SLIGO: PROGRAMMES
    DISCOVERING MUSIC is a short introduction to music [4-6 weeks]. A PERIPATETIC service, the course is being offered FREE to every child and young adult. A pilot team of eight part-time music tutors (all linked to sligo) devised the DM programme in autumn. MGS then appointed six tutors to deliver the programme which started in November, and is being delivered in schools, youthreach projects and childcare facilities. By December 2011 just almost ONE THOUSAND Children and Young Adults will have started the DM programme and learned about music. The programme continues until June 2014.

    INSTRUMENT AND FACILITIES
    A County Instrument and Equipment Library has been established. MGS will be building this up over the next three years for the public. A range of acoustic and electronic instruments - string, brass, woodwind, percussion, keyboard will be added to library over the coming years. In three years, this instrument library will be available across the five hubs, with access for children and young adults to instrument loans. This is being developed in partnership with the Coleman Centre and Sligo County Library Service.

    Rehearsal Rooms for teens - GET IN ! Space to create and play! Five rehearsal rooms are to be established at the five ‘hubs’ across the county to facilitate ease of access for bands and music groups, songwriters and composers. A 'backline of equipment will be put into each of the spaces. This includes drum-kit, acoustic/bass/electric guitars,speakers, keyboard, mics & other equipment.
    Two GET IN! spaces are to be set up before Christmas....watch this space.

    PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME:This is all about making and playing music. It is the intention to create five "hubs" across the county. MGS will be rolling out a series of activities and projects and inviting groups and organisations to get involved, to use the spaces and to interconnect via MGS. The first project is "Sing Out Sligo" -a Public Art Composition Commission 2012. Music Generation Sligo will appoint a composer to create a new composition for Music Generation Sligo. The composer will be working with choral and instrumental groups (current and yet to be established!) with a view to a performance in the future.

    GET INVOLVED
    Music Generation Sligo is hosting a range of masterclasses and CPD programmes for musicians in Sligo from 2012. Music Generation Sligo will be hosting open days and community events in 2012.
     

    Music Generation Sligo
  • Music Generation Sligo

    Post date: 14-Dec-2011

    Music Generation Sligo (MGS) was established in June 2011 and the first phase runs for three years to June 2014. It aims to open the door to performance music education for every one of Sligo's 16500 children and young adults under the age of 18. MGS is being developed in partnership with public and private music and education providers in the county and regionally. MGS is based at Sligo VEC. MGS has already created seven new jobs in Sligo with more good news to follow next year.

    “...the music partnership programme provides a backdrop which enhances tradition and provides continuity to sustain a whole new generation of musicians in Sligo...Sligo VEC is delighted to be lead partner.” Shaun Purcell, CEO Sligo VEC

    Music Generation Sligo has received significant funding from U2 and the Ireland Funds through Music Generation to make this happen. This has been matched to local funding from the steering committee groups, Sligo VEC, Sligo County Council, Sligo Education Centre, Sligo County Childcare, Cranmore Regeneration, the Department of Environment, Heritage & Local Government, the Coleman Centre, Sligo Music Academy, Sligo School of Rock, Comhaltas and the private music education community. It is hoped to attract sponsorship in 2012 as further support for the projects.

    “Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education programme, initiated by Music Network (the Arts Council funded development agency for music) and enabled by a €7m philanthropic donation - €5m from U2 and a further €2m which is currently being raised by The Ireland Funds. Music Generation will be funding up to twelve Music Education Partnerships during its first phase, six of which have been selected already. We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with and support Co. Sligo, who have proposed an exciting and ambitious high quality programme. ” Rosaleen Molloy, Director, Music Generation

    Sligo is the first county in Ireland to start the roll-out of actual activity with the first three of six our core programmes across the county already underway. They are designed to get young people playing, listening, trying instruments, going to a gig, buying music, dancing, and of course making and performing music.

    The first four programmes are underway and will have involved almost ONE THOUSAND children and young adults in Sligo by Christmas. “Sligo is lucky to have a terrific range of music activity, but we need to make sure its accessible to all. Music Generation Sligo opens the door to all. This is happening because of the partnerships across the cultural, education and youth sectors in Sligo. The programmes have been created in response to a demand for services, job creation and a joining of dots! Jessica Fuller, Co-ordinator Music Generation Sligo.

    DISCOVERING MUSIC is a short introduction to music [4-6 weeks]. A PERIPATETIC service, the course is being offered FREE to every child and young adult. Six music tutors are working on this programme.

    RESOURCES & FACILITIES
    A) County Instrument Library and Five Band Rehearsal Rooms
    B)Rehearsal Rooms for teens - GET IN ! Space to create and play! Five rehearsal rooms are to be established at the five ‘hubs’ across the county to facilitate ease of access for bands and music groups, songwriters and composers.

    PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME:This is all about making and playing music. MGS will be rolling out a series of activities and projects. The first is "Sing Out Sligo" -a Public Art Composition Commission & Performance Project.

    GET INVOLVED: Music Generation Sligo is hosting a range of masterclasses and CPD programmes for musicians in Sligo from 2012. Music Generation Sligo will be hosting open days and community events in 2012.

    MGS is establishing a Youth Music Committee and is making a call to all young people call us and find out more.

    "Music Generation will significantly advance achievements in music education in Sligo to date. Sligo County Council Arts Service has prioritised innovative and quality music development programmes in Sligo since 1999, working closely with the music and education sectors locally and nationally. We are confident that this partnership approach is the best way forward for Sligo Music and is one of the key building blocks towards a Creative Sligo. The legacy will be a new generation of musicians and audiences." Rhona McGrath, Sligo County Council Arts Service

    GET INVOLVED and Open the doors to Music in Sligo! www.musicgenerationsligo.com

    Contact:Jessica Fuller, Co-ordinator, Music Generation Sligo, Sligo VEC, Quay Street, Sligo
    T: +353 71 9138306; M: + 353 86 0439960; E: jfuller@sligovec.ie

    MUSIC GENERATION SLIGO: PROGRAMMES
    DISCOVERING MUSIC is a short introduction to music [4-6 weeks]. A PERIPATETIC service, the course is being offered FREE to every child and young adult. A pilot team of eight part-time music tutors (all linked to sligo) devised the DM programme in autumn. MGS then appointed six tutors to deliver the programme which started in November, and is being delivered in schools, youthreach projects and childcare facilities. By December 2011 just almost ONE THOUSAND Children and Young Adults will have started the DM programme and learned about music. The programme continues until June 2014.

    INSTRUMENT AND FACILITIES
    A County Instrument and Equipment Library has been established. MGS will be building this up over the next three years for the public. A range of acoustic and electronic instruments - string, brass, woodwind, percussion, keyboard will be added to library over the coming years. In three years, this instrument library will be available across the five hubs, with access for children and young adults to instrument loans. This is being developed in partnership with the Coleman Centre and Sligo County Library Service.

    Rehearsal Rooms for teens - GET IN ! Space to create and play! Five rehearsal rooms are to be established at the five ‘hubs’ across the county to facilitate ease of access for bands and music groups, songwriters and composers. A 'backline of equipment will be put into each of the spaces. This includes drum-kit, acoustic/bass/electric guitars,speakers, keyboard, mics & other equipment.
    Two GET IN! spaces are to be set up before Christmas....watch this space.

    PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME:This is all about making and playing music. It is the intention to create five "hubs" across the county. MGS will be rolling out a series of activities and projects and inviting groups and organisations to get involved, to use the spaces and to interconnect via MGS. The first project is "Sing Out Sligo" -a Public Art Composition Commission 2012. Music Generation Sligo will appoint a composer to create a new composition for Music Generation Sligo. The composer will be working with choral and instrumental groups (current and yet to be established!) with a view to a performance in the future.

    GET INVOLVED
    Music Generation Sligo is hosting a range of masterclasses and CPD programmes for musicians in Sligo from 2012. Music Generation Sligo will be hosting open days and community events in 2012.
     

    Music Generation Sligo
  • Music Generation Sligo

    Post date: 14-Dec-2011

    Music Generation Sligo (MGS) was established in June 2011 and the first phase runs for three years to June 2014. It aims to open the door to performance music education for every one of Sligo's 16500 children and young adults under the age of 18. MGS is being developed in partnership with public and private music and education providers in the county and regionally. MGS is based at Sligo VEC. MGS has already created seven new jobs in Sligo with more good news to follow next year.

    “...the music partnership programme provides a backdrop which enhances tradition and provides continuity to sustain a whole new generation of musicians in Sligo...Sligo VEC is delighted to be lead partner.” Shaun Purcell, CEO Sligo VEC

    Music Generation Sligo has received significant funding from U2 and the Ireland Funds through Music Generation to make this happen. This has been matched to local funding from the steering committee groups, Sligo VEC, Sligo County Council, Sligo Education Centre, Sligo County Childcare, Cranmore Regeneration, the Department of Environment, Heritage & Local Government, the Coleman Centre, Sligo Music Academy, Sligo School of Rock, Comhaltas and the private music education community. It is hoped to attract sponsorship in 2012 as further support for the projects.

    “Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education programme, initiated by Music Network (the Arts Council funded development agency for music) and enabled by a €7m philanthropic donation - €5m from U2 and a further €2m which is currently being raised by The Ireland Funds. Music Generation will be funding up to twelve Music Education Partnerships during its first phase, six of which have been selected already. We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with and support Co. Sligo, who have proposed an exciting and ambitious high quality programme. ” Rosaleen Molloy, Director, Music Generation

    Sligo is the first county in Ireland to start the roll-out of actual activity with the first three of six our core programmes across the county already underway. They are designed to get young people playing, listening, trying instruments, going to a gig, buying music, dancing, and of course making and performing music.

    The first four programmes are underway and will have involved almost ONE THOUSAND children and young adults in Sligo by Christmas. “Sligo is lucky to have a terrific range of music activity, but we need to make sure its accessible to all. Music Generation Sligo opens the door to all. This is happening because of the partnerships across the cultural, education and youth sectors in Sligo. The programmes have been created in response to a demand for services, job creation and a joining of dots! Jessica Fuller, Co-ordinator Music Generation Sligo.

    DISCOVERING MUSIC is a short introduction to music [4-6 weeks]. A PERIPATETIC service, the course is being offered FREE to every child and young adult. Six music tutors are working on this programme.

    RESOURCES & FACILITIES
    A) County Instrument Library and Five Band Rehearsal Rooms
    B)Rehearsal Rooms for teens - GET IN ! Space to create and play! Five rehearsal rooms are to be established at the five ‘hubs’ across the county to facilitate ease of access for bands and music groups, songwriters and composers.

    PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME:This is all about making and playing music. MGS will be rolling out a series of activities and projects. The first is "Sing Out Sligo" -a Public Art Composition Commission & Performance Project.

    GET INVOLVED: Music Generation Sligo is hosting a range of masterclasses and CPD programmes for musicians in Sligo from 2012. Music Generation Sligo will be hosting open days and community events in 2012.

    MGS is establishing a Youth Music Committee and is making a call to all young people call us and find out more.

    "Music Generation will significantly advance achievements in music education in Sligo to date. Sligo County Council Arts Service has prioritised innovative and quality music development programmes in Sligo since 1999, working closely with the music and education sectors locally and nationally. We are confident that this partnership approach is the best way forward for Sligo Music and is one of the key building blocks towards a Creative Sligo. The legacy will be a new generation of musicians and audiences." Rhona McGrath, Sligo County Council Arts Service

    GET INVOLVED and Open the doors to Music in Sligo! www.musicgenerationsligo.com

    Contact:Jessica Fuller, Co-ordinator, Music Generation Sligo, Sligo VEC, Quay Street, Sligo
    T: +353 71 9138306; M: + 353 86 0439960; E: jfuller@sligovec.ie

    MUSIC GENERATION SLIGO: PROGRAMMES
    DISCOVERING MUSIC is a short introduction to music [4-6 weeks]. A PERIPATETIC service, the course is being offered FREE to every child and young adult. A pilot team of eight part-time music tutors (all linked to sligo) devised the DM programme in autumn. MGS then appointed six tutors to deliver the programme which started in November, and is being delivered in schools, youthreach projects and childcare facilities. By December 2011 just almost ONE THOUSAND Children and Young Adults will have started the DM programme and learned about music. The programme continues until June 2014.

    INSTRUMENT AND FACILITIES
    A County Instrument and Equipment Library has been established. MGS will be building this up over the next three years for the public. A range of acoustic and electronic instruments - string, brass, woodwind, percussion, keyboard will be added to library over the coming years. In three years, this instrument library will be available across the five hubs, with access for children and young adults to instrument loans. This is being developed in partnership with the Coleman Centre and Sligo County Library Service.

    Rehearsal Rooms for teens - GET IN ! Space to create and play! Five rehearsal rooms are to be established at the five ‘hubs’ across the county to facilitate ease of access for bands and music groups, songwriters and composers. A 'backline of equipment will be put into each of the spaces. This includes drum-kit, acoustic/bass/electric guitars,speakers, keyboard, mics & other equipment.
    Two GET IN! spaces are to be set up before Christmas....watch this space.

    PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME:This is all about making and playing music. It is the intention to create five "hubs" across the county. MGS will be rolling out a series of activities and projects and inviting groups and organisations to get involved, to use the spaces and to interconnect via MGS. The first project is "Sing Out Sligo" -a Public Art Composition Commission 2012. Music Generation Sligo will appoint a composer to create a new composition for Music Generation Sligo. The composer will be working with choral and instrumental groups (current and yet to be established!) with a view to a performance in the future.

    GET INVOLVED
    Music Generation Sligo is hosting a range of masterclasses and CPD programmes for musicians in Sligo from 2012. Music Generation Sligo will be hosting open days and community events in 2012.
     

    Music Generation Sligo
  • FETAC November Assessments

    Post date: 12-Dec-2011

    FETAC ASSESSMENTS NOVEMBER 2011
    County Sligo VEC’s Adult Education Centre recently concluded its November FETAC Assessments. The total number of Portfolios presented for external authentication was 483. 
    Work at levels 1,3,4,5, and 6 were presented for assessment. At Level 1, the Major Award – Certificate in General Learning – was assessed. This major award covers the following five components: Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking, Quantity & Number, and Setting Learning Goals.
    At Levels 3 & 4, 14 minor awards were assessed and at Levels 5 & 6, 24 minor awards were presented for assessment. These are outlined below: Students from the following sections presented work: Back to Education Initiative, Community Education Programme, Adult Literacy & Education Centre, and from Self Financing. Well done to all connected with this assessment.
    Levels 3 & 4 Modules presented for assessment
    • A10210 Graphic Design
    • AF0194 Art & Design
    • AF0209 Printmaking
    • B10009 Computer Applications
    • B10135 Information Technology Skills
    • BF0133 Computer Literacy
    • C10207 Human Biology
    • CF0139 Maths
    • D10124 Caring for Children
    • D10148 Fast Food Catering
    • D10149 Catering for Diversity
    • D10150 Catering
    • DF0123 Health Related Fitness
    • E10100 Irish
    • EF0164 ESOL
    • G10033 Personal Effectiveness
    • G10036 Cultural Studies
    • L12185 General Office Skills
    • LF2540 Stress Management
    • LF2547 Introduction to Internet
    • LF2562 Photography

    Levels 5 & 6 Modules presented for assessment
    • B20141 Text Production
    • B20032 Word Processing
    • D20001 Anatomy & Physiology
    • D20005 Child Development
    • D20007 Early Childhood Education
    • D20012 Introduction to Nursing
    • D20032 Human Growth & Development
    • D20153 Working in Childcare
    • D20159 Caring for Children
    • D30005 Child Development
    • D30178 Supervision in Childcare
    • G20001 Communications
    • W20008 Work Experience
    • E20164 ESOL

     

  • Grange Post Primary School Gaisce Awards

    Post date: 9-Dec-2011

    Gaisce Gold Awards
    President Mc Aleese presented 70 Gaisce Gold Awards to young adults from all over the Island of Ireland (this was the President’s final public function for Gaisce) As Patron of Gaisce – The President’s Award. The Awards are presented for prolonged commitment in five different areas of activity: community involvement, personal skills; physical recreation, a residential project and an adventure journey.
    The Awards were presented on Thursday 29th September 2011 at 2pm in St Patrick’s Hall, Dublin Castle. Two past pupils of Grange Post Primary School: Eileen Gibson and Joanne Conway each received their Gold Award from President Mc Aleese.
    Siobhan Evans and Lorna Creaven were their Gaisce Pals and attended the presentation also, they supported the girls as they worked to achieve their Bronze Award in Fourth year in Grange Post Primary School. Then their Silver President’s Award over the next eighteen months, the girls worked hard to receive this award doing Community work, learning a new skill (Joanne learned to drive and passed her test - well done!) and taking part in an adventure.
    These hard working and motivated girls then moved onto their Gold Award and helped to train our football teams for tournaments and football leagues as part of their community work. They spent some time working with the St Vincent De Paul over the summer. We are extremely proud of you both on this fantastic achievement.
    Many of our Fourth year students are going for their bronze Award this year and we wish well with their various endeavours.
     

    Grange Post Primary School Gaisce Awards
  • Grange Post Primary School News

    Post date: 8-Dec-2011

    Grange Post Primary School
    Laura Flanagan on Late Late Toy Show
    One of our first year students Laura Flanagan is a member of a group of young Sligo traditional musicians who appeared on the ” Late Late Toy Show” on Friday December 2nd.
    They are all members of the Under 12 Grupa Ceoil who represented the Fred Finn branch of Comhaltas Ceolteoiri Eireann at Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in August this year, winning silver
    In November 15 members of the group formed “Strings and Stragglers” and auditioned for the Toy Show. RTE then invited them to perform on the show. they attended several rehearsals and had the final dress rehearsal on Thursday 1st December .
    Laura a talented musician plays the accordion. Our Music teacher Ms Emma Purcell also has a daughter in the group her name is Alice and she plays the concertina. They were fantastic on the night and did Sligo proud. Well done to their mentors and parents.
    Music Generation Sligo
    Grange Post Primary School has been chosen as one of the First Secondary schools in Co. Sligo to participate in the Music Generation Programme. This programme is part funded by U2 and its aim is to give every child in Co. Sligo a chance to participate in at least 6 Hours of music tuition. This is totally free of charge and will take place in the school over six weeks. A tutor will come to the school every Monday for six weeks and we hope to get the programme underway with 1st and 2nd years, Music generation.
    Senator
    Geography Field Trip
    Recent Activities
    The Second Year Art Class have produced Christmas cards for sale. There are eighteen individually designed cards sold in packs of six at €4.99 . They are available from the school and in local shops and businesses. Show your support and buy a pack.
    Congratulations to Jade O' Flanagan & Nessa Brennan who qualified for the all-Ireland finals and World Championships in Irish Dancing. Best of Luck
    Christmas exams are now complete. Results will be available next week through E-Portal and by Post.
    Our 1st year Parent Teacher Meeting was held on Wednesday 7th December from 4:15 - 6:15pm
    and our 3rd & 5th Yr Parent Teacher Meeting will take place on Thursday 15th December 4:15 - 6:45pm. First year students are making their important subject choices now.
    Our Reading Initiative for all first year students ran from Monday 17th October to Friday 20th November 2011 to promote improved literacy skills and to encourage reading for pleasure.
    Over the five weeks each student read a book a week and completed a short book review. Along the way we had some subject related fun activities with small prizes. We are hosting an award ceremony and prize presentation for students on Friday 16th September.
    ICT in Grange Enhances Learning!
    Our students have been using iPods in a number of subject areas to enhance their learning. This week is ‘Moodle Week’ all Grange Post Primary students and teachers are using Moodle to promote learning in and out of class. This platform allows students to access notes and activities like Power point presentations, summary notes, podcasts, quizzes, worksheets and online information to support their learning at home. We would like to acknowledge all the hard work of Cara from Quay Street and Ms Vanessa Gaynor for all their help and support in the use of handheld technologies and sourcing appropriate apps for use in our classes. Also to thank Ms Orla Mc Art for all her dedicated work on Moodle and for her enthusiastic way of including everyone in Moodle Week.
    Sport
    Grange Post Primary School successfully progressed to the final against Ballinode in the Senior Boys VEC Soccer Tournament. Grange were 3-0 down after only ten minutes into the game but they managed to pull back and lead finishing 4-3 the winners. Once again Grange Post Primary were the Senior Soccer 7 aside champions!
    1st year Futsal girls and boys were held in Sligo I.T. on November the 17th. Grange Post Primary girls bet Ballinode but lost to Mercy, Ursline and Ballisodare. The boys drew with Ballinode and lost to Ballisodare.
    On Thursday the 1st December 1st year and 2nd year boys competed in the Connaught U14 Girls Gaelic Football Championships. Unfortunately they were defeated by a superior Mohill team.

    Grange Post Primary School News
  • Colaiste Iascaigh News

    Post date: 6-Dec-2011

    Rugby
    On Tuesday December 6th the Colaiste Iascaigh u14 team attended a Rugby festival training blitz at Ballina rugby club. This is the second of these events to be organized in the last 3 weeks. On this occasion the events took place on their astro-turf pitch due to the bad weather. Throughout the day we played St Muredachs, Scoil Mhuire agus Padraig and Jesus and Mary secondary school Enniscrone, as well as receiving some very helpful coaching sessions on scrumaging, line outs and tackling.
    All students played exceptionally well, with great performances all round. In our final match of the day we secured a well-deserved win over Enniscrone. We are already looking forward to our next match.
    We would like to welcome our new rugby coach Mr. David Rowe to our school, and would like to thank Ballina rugby club for their continued commitment to our school.

    Student of the Month

    Congratulations to the following students who received student of the month for October and November: Ann Marie Kavanagh, Christopher Lavelle, Aaron Conlon, Alanna Queenan (1st Year), Geraldine Ruane, Aaron Tuffin, Aaron Conway, Aoife Connolly (2nd year), Aishling Molloy, Kirsty Kavanagh (3rd year), Shauna McGee, Robbie McAllister (4th Year), Niamh Breen, James Caffrey (LCA) Leanne Dunne, Cormac Hallinan (5th year). Keep up the good work!

    5th Year Students attend Open Days
    All of our leaving certificate students attended Sligo College of Further Education and Sligo IT Open Days recently. Students were informed about the wide range of courses available on both campuses and saw the excellent facilities available. Students are in the process of making their UCAS and CAO choices and applications at present.
    LET Programme
    Ten first year students along with Ms Cawley have just come back from their first two night residential on the LET Progamme in the Share Centre, Co Fermanagh. They joined two schools from Northern Ireland St Patricks College, Mahera and Downshire School, Carrickfergus. Students had a fantastic experience taking part in enterprise activites and outdoor pursuits including wall climbing, pedal go- kart racing and swimming to name a few. Great friendships were formed and students are looking forward to their next residential in January.
    LCA HCT Task
    Our LCA students prepared a lovely buffet lunch recently for all the staff as part of their Hotel Catering and Tourism Task. The staff sampled a range of dishes from different countries around the world.

    Youth Sport West leadership award
    On Friday Dec 2nd seven of our 4th year students: Jim Kilgannon, Ronan Hallinan, Conor Feeney, Shane Devaney, Kevina Dunleavy, Marie Ruane and Lisa Kilgannon attended a training session in VEC offices Sligo on Module 3 for their leadership award. All students are progressing well in the programme, and have their first assessment on Monday 12th, best of luck to all involved.

    Colaiste Iascaigh News
  • Colaiste Iascaigh News

    Post date: 6-Dec-2011

    Rugby
    On Tuesday December 6th the Colaiste Iascaigh u14 team attended a Rugby festival training blitz at Ballina rugby club. This is the second of these events to be organized in the last 3 weeks. On this occasion the events took place on their astro-turf pitch due to the bad weather. Throughout the day we played St Muredachs, Scoil Mhuire agus Padraig and Jesus and Mary secondary school Enniscrone, as well as receiving some very helpful coaching sessions on scrumaging, line outs and tackling.
    All students played exceptionally well, with great performances all round. In our final match of the day we secured a well-deserved win over Enniscrone. We are already looking forward to our next match.
    We would like to welcome our new rugby coach Mr. David Rowe to our school, and would like to thank Ballina rugby club for their continued commitment to our school.

    Student of the Month

    Congratulations to the following students who received student of the month for October and November: Ann Marie Kavanagh, Christopher Lavelle, Aaron Conlon, Alanna Queenan (1st Year), Geraldine Ruane, Aaron Tuffin, Aaron Conway, Aoife Connolly (2nd year), Aishling Molloy, Kirsty Kavanagh (3rd year), Shauna McGee, Robbie McAllister (4th Year), Niamh Breen, James Caffrey (LCA) Leanne Dunne, Cormac Hallinan (5th year). Keep up the good work!

    5th Year Students attend Open Days
    All of our leaving certificate students attended Sligo College of Further Education and Sligo IT Open Days recently. Students were informed about the wide range of courses available on both campuses and saw the excellent facilities available. Students are in the process of making their UCAS and CAO choices and applications at present.
    LET Programme
    Ten first year students along with Ms Cawley have just come back from their first two night residential on the LET Progamme in the Share Centre, Co Fermanagh. They joined two schools from Northern Ireland St Patricks College, Mahera and Downshire School, Carrickfergus. Students had a fantastic experience taking part in enterprise activites and outdoor pursuits including wall climbing, pedal go- kart racing and swimming to name a few. Great friendships were formed and students are looking forward to their next residential in January.
    LCA HCT Task
    Our LCA students prepared a lovely buffet lunch recently for all the staff as part of their Hotel Catering and Tourism Task. The staff sampled a range of dishes from different countries around the world.

    Youth Sport West leadership award
    On Friday Dec 2nd seven of our 4th year students: Jim Kilgannon, Ronan Hallinan, Conor Feeney, Shane Devaney, Kevina Dunleavy, Marie Ruane and Lisa Kilgannon attended a training session in VEC offices Sligo on Module 3 for their leadership award. All students are progressing well in the programme, and have their first assessment on Monday 12th, best of luck to all involved.

    Colaiste Iascaigh News
  • Co Sligo VEC Maths Quiz

    Post date: 5-Dec-2011

    The final of the Co Sligo VEC Annual Maths Quiz took place recently in Ballinode College. There were teams from each of the 5 post-primary VEC schools in County Sligo. Without the help of calculators, the students had to use their maths knowledge to work their way through challenging maths questions and mind bending puzzles. The competition was very close and exciting with Coola PPS cleaning up winning first place in the 1st Year and Junior categories and joint 1st place with Colaiste Iascaigh in the Senior Category. A big thank you to all who helped out with the organizing.  

    Co Sligo VEC Maths Quiz
  • Co Sligo VEC Maths Quiz

    Post date: 5-Dec-2011

    The final of the Co Sligo VEC Annual Maths Quiz took place recently in Ballinode College. There were teams from each of the 5 post-primary VEC schools in County Sligo. Without the help of calculators, the students had to use their maths knowledge to work their way through challenging maths questions and mind bending puzzles. The competition was very close and exciting with Coola PPS cleaning up winning first place in the 1st Year and Junior categories and joint 1st place with Colaiste Iascaigh in the Senior Category. A big thank you to all who helped out with the organizing.  

    Co Sligo VEC Maths Quiz