Colaiste Iascaigh News
On the 18th of January a group of our 4th year students organised a sports day for Dromore West NS. The organisation of the day formed part of module 2 of their Youth Sport West Leadership award. As part of the award students must plan and organise an event. The day included coaching in Basketball and Gymnastics. We would like to extend our thanks to all the staff at Dromore west NS and their Principal Mrs Langan, for facilitating the day.
The students must now give a presentation about the planning and organisation of the event to members of Sligo VEC on February 22nd. The students involved are: Conor Feeney, Jim kilgannon, Shane Devaney, Marie Ruane, Kevina Dunleavy and Lisa Kilgannon.
Last Thursday the school had its annual Open Day. 6th Class students from our local national schools visited Coláiste Iascaigh and took part in a number of classes as well as an IPod Treasure Hunt. The students enjoyed the opportunity to see what it was like to be a student at our school and also to sample the range of subjects on offer. Many thanks to our local national schools for facilitating the day.
Colaiste Iascaigh girls took on St Tiernans College Crosmolina in the next round of their division Thursday 19th January in Crosmolina pitch. On a cold, wet and windy day it took Colaiste Iascaigh girls a while to get started and were fighting to come back most of the first half. Half time score had them trailing by 6 points. However they made a valiant effort in the second half with the help of a strong wind and some superb scores by Aishling Molloy, Marie Ruane, Leanne Dunne and Kevina Dunleavy meant they were back in the game. The full backs defended well but a late goal by St Tiernans left the Easkey girls defeated. Final score 2-15 to 2-16. Team: Ailbhe Dunne, Lisa Kilgannon, Amy Kilgannon, Aoife Connolly, Eleesha Queenan (Captain), Caitriona Cawley, Geraldine Ruane, Marie Ruane, Kevina Dunleavy, Leanne Dunne, Ashling Molloy, Noeleen Ruane, Zoe Kilgannon, Ciara Wall, Caitlin Mc Cann.
Last Monday our Leaving Certificate students visited St. Angela’s College for a Study Skills seminar. Students were also given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with library research skills and were given tips on how to make the most of their study time. Students found the day very helpful and would like to thank Carol Gallagher for all her help on the day.
Each group of 4/5 worked with their own robotic kit, which was pre-built to a certain point. The group finished building it, programmed it and then ran the program on the robot. There was also a demonstration on the control of the robots with smartphones. Students really engaged in the workshop and enjoyed this exposure to a new form of technology. Thanks to all those who helped organise the event.
On Wednesday last our u16 team took on a selection from Davitt College Castlebar. In terrible weather conditions our lads still managed a very impressive performance, and ran out 33-10 winners, with no less than 5 trys from team captain Jim Kilgannon, and 4 conversions from Cormac Hallinan.
Our u14 team are looking forward to their up coming game against St Muredachs.
St. Angela’s Laboratory Day
On 26th Jan our Leaving Cert Biology students visited St. Angela’s College. There they had the opportunity to observe demonstrations of Mandatory Leaving Cert Biology Practicals which were carried out by 3rd Yr students from St. Angela’s. Our students found the visit very helpful as revision for their mock exams.
On Jan 24th our 1st and 2nd year boys attended a soccer blitz in Sligo rovers football grounds. Teams competing were from Corran college Ballymote, Grange post primary, Ballinode college and ourselves. We lost 2 matches to Grange and Ballinode, however won against Ballymote. Congratulations to Ballinode who were eventual winners. Many thanks to Ms Lorna Craven (Grange) for organising the event.
On Jan 24th our girls soccer team attended a soccer blitz at Sligo rovers astroturf pitch. We won all our games against Grange, Ballymote and Ballinode and ended up eventual winners. Our team included : Megan Duffy, Marie Ruane, Aoife Connolly, Rachel Twydell, Geraldine Ruane, Kevina Dunleavy, Lisa Kilgannon, Sinead Hallinan, Ailbhe Dunne and Amy Kilgannon. Congratulations girls.
SCFE Open Salon 2012 in Hairdressing, Make-Up Artistry and Complimentary Therapies will take place on
31st January, 1st and 2nd February 2012
6th, 7th and 8th February 2012
Members of the public may book appointments by contacting 071 9145480.
Schedule of minimum fees is available in the salon and all donations will go to a local charity.
Ballinode Community College is proud to announce the introduction of iPads to the new first year class of September 2012. This innovative development will be at the forefront of new educational methodologies. It will enable the replacement of existing text books with digitised versions. These will enhance the learning opportunities and will lead to greater engagement and achievement.
Indeed they will lead to a major reduction in the weight of school bags as well.
CO. SLIGO VEC Family Learning Project
Are you expecting a baby?
Are you the mum of a baby
0 – 12 months?
Join our five week course.
CO. SLIGO VEC Family Learning Project
Are you expecting a baby?
Are you the mum of a baby 0 – 12 months?
COURSE TITLE COURSE CONTENT
My Baby and Me
• Understanding baby language and baby cries
• Bonding with baby
• Baby books & toys
• Feeding & nutrition
• Mum and baby well being
• Sleep habits
• Exploring & thinking
• Child safety
• Making a memory book
Baby can come too –
Bring baby blanket and some toys for your baby
Places are limited
If you are interested in attending this course please contact:
Cathy Powell 071 / 9138415/6 or
Joan Moffitt email@example.com
CONTACT NUMBER: ____________________
A musical night out with Sligo VEC
Hawk’s Well Theatre
A BIG congratulations to all the students and staff that took part and helped out with the annual VEC musical which took place in the Hawk’s Well Theatre last Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The students put on a spectacular show and did Sligo VEC proud! Also thanks to Frances Ryan, Stage Manager for coordinating the whole show.
Back to Education Initiative 2012
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Open Day and Open Night
Coláiste Iascaigh will be holding its Open Day and Open Night on January 26th. During Open Day 6th Class students from our local schools will be invited to visit the school and take part in a range of classes and experience what it is like to be a student at our school.
Our Open Night offers parents the opportunity to visit the school and see our facilities, meet the teachers and ask any questions that they might have. Enrolment forms are also available on the night. All parents are welcome to attend. Further information can be received by contacting the school or visiting our website at www.colaisteiascaigh.scoilnet.ie.
LCVP students are undertaking work experience as part of the Link Modules programme, beginning on Monday 30th January. Students have chosen a variety of settings where they will be able to experience the world of work, while also gaining valuable information about their chosen careers.
Junior and Leaving Certificate students are preparing for mock examinations that will take place in the school starting on 30th January 2012. All students are encouraged to prepare well and study for the upcoming examinations.
Some of our 1st year students accompanied by Ms Cawley have just returned from their second trip to the Share Centre in Co. Fermanagh as part of the LET Programme. The programme is a cross border project with our school linked with two schools from Northern Ireland. Students took part in a range of business exercises including money management and budgeting as well as a number of outdoor activities. They really enjoyed the experience and cannot wait to their third and final trip in March.
School tour to Rome
After much planning the departure date for our tour to Rome is fast approaching. We plan to depart on Feb 9th 2012 for 3 nights. During our trip away we plan to take in all the sights in Rome, a day trip to Mount Vesuvius and the city of Pompeii. We also plan to take in a Serie A match, a pizza making class and a trip to the catacombs.
Boys County Gaelic match
On Friday 13th Jan, four of our senior boys travelled to Riverstown GAA park to play with Sligo County VEC schools team in a game against Leitrim. Cormac Hallinan played a good game at wing back, while Storm Mc Donald played at centre back for the first half of the game. Barry Gillespie and Gavin Kupczak were among the subs on the day. Leitrim won the game with 3 points to spare.
Gaelic training continues on Wednesdays for all boys with games coming up soon.
A project is underway in North Connaught College dealing with EQUALITY
A working group of staff and students are guiding this process.
The aim is to explore attitudes to diversity and to learn more about inclusiveness leading to forming a policy on equality tailor-made to North Connaught College.
A survey will be carried out within the next two weeks involving staff and students and honest and open opinions will be invited.
Further activities will be organised over the next two months and details will be notified to all.
This week is SAY NO TO AGEISM WEEK