Champion in the Classroom
Multi activity Camp
Ten students from Corran College have been selected for the Youth Sport West Multi activity camp in Garten, Co. Donegal on March 8th and 9th next. A number of schools from Northern Ireland will also attend this event which encourages peace, reconciliation and cooperation between young people on both sides of the border. Thanks to Mr Flynn for organising the event.
The Homework Club now operates from Monday to Thursday inclusively from 4-5pm. All students, particularly in the junior cycle, are encouraged to attend and establish good habits of sitting down and completing homework or study in a supervised environment. Hot food is available to order prior to the commencement of evening study.
First Year Enrolment
Enrolment for incoming first years was held in the concourse on Wednesday last. Parents and students had the opportunity to speak to staff and view the school. Any student who was unable to attend on the night can contact Irene on 071 9183285 and make an appointment to enrol.
The staff and students of Corrran College wish Kevin O’Brien, Buildings Officer with Sligo VEC, good health and happiness as he retires from his position. Kevin retires in the knowledge that he has left Corran College and all the other VEC schools and centres in an excellent state of repair. We thank him sincerely for all his hard work.
The first year boy’s Gaelic football team participated in a blitz on Tuesday 21st February last. Well done to Mr Flynn and his talented team who recorded wins against Summerhill College, Ballinode College, and Coola. The game between Ballisadare and Corran College was a draw.
Ms Kinsella, PE teacher, accompanied the junior boys and girls basketball teams to Grange post primary school for a series of games against local opposition. Training for both boys and girls basketball continues at lunchtime under the direction of Ms Kinsella.
School tour to Rome
All students and teachers enjoyed our resent European school tour to Rome. Despite the very unusual snow!! an action packed four days was enjoyed by all. Some of the highlights over the four days included a guided tour of all the major sites in Rome, we also visited the Sistine chapel and St. Peters basilica, not to mention a pizza making class, ice skating and the all important shopping through the very cheap designer shops!! Everyone enjoyed a fantastic experience and are planning and saving for next years tour already. Thank you to Mr Coggins, Mrs Kennedy, Mr. Kilfeather, Ms Cawley and Mr Brennan who accompanied the students on the tour.
Cross border day
Last Tuesday all our 1st year students, together will Mr. Coggins and Mr Kilfeather travelled to St. Fancheas College Enniskillen for a Youth sport west cross border day. Our students got to take part in sports with students from 2 northern Ireland schools St. Fancheas and Castlederg high school. Sports on the day included, climbing wall activity , laser quest, GPS orienteering and teambuilding games. The whole day proved to be a very worthwhile experience and student made a lot of new friends from across the border.
Youth Sport Colaiste Iascaigh
Currently basketball coaching is running in Killeenduff NS, Owenbeg N.S, Leafoney N.S and Dromore West CNS . We would like to thank Mr. Dimitar Dosev for his continued commitment and energy in delivering the programmes.
Six of 4th year students delivered a presentation at Sligo VEC outlining their sports day they organised at Dromore CNS. This was their final piece of work for their award. All students were happy with their performance and are looking to their final results which they will receive shortly
Our U16 boys team are looking forward to their upcoming game against St Tiernans college. The last time we play we other we unfortunately lost by a single try, so hopefully our fortune are better this time round.
First year footballers took part in a gaelic blitz in the sports complex in Sligo last Tuesday.
They performed very well and won two games on the day, beating a Summerhill selection and also beating Ballymote.
They narrowly missed out on victory to Coola. All students participated with great effort and commitment.
St. Angela’s Laboratory Day
On 8th Feb our junior Cert science students visited St. Angela’s College. There they had the opportunity to observe demonstrations of Mandatory junior cert science practical’s which were carried out by students from St. Angela’s. Our students found the visit very helpful as revision for their junior cert.
Diversity week launch at North Connaught College
You are invited on Friday 2nd March at 11 am to come to NCC for the launch of Diversity week.
A speaker from the Irish Refugee Council will be giving a talk and if you or anyone you know are interested in attending then just let us know by phoning the college on 0719185035.
The AONTAS Adult Learners Festival is taking place in Ireland next week (20th-24th February). The Adult Learners’ Festival 2012 is a nationwide celebration of adult learning coordinated by AONTAS - The National Adult Learning
Organisation. The Festival is about celebrating the achievements of adult learners, showcasing the colloborative work of providers, promoting the value of adult learning to the public, the media and politicans and
providing information on adult learning opportunities.
Sligo VEC will have an information stand in Quayside Shopping Centre on Monday so please drop by to find out information about all our courses and services.
Colaiste Iascaigh News 8th Feb 2012
Student Enterprise Awards
2nd Year Business Studies students are well under way on their mini companies for the Student Enterprise Awards. There are 6 mini companies in total and some great ideas, the students are showing a real flair for enterprise and there are some budding entrepreneurs among them.
From personalised hoodies, to baked goods, trolly key rings in association with Barretstown, commemorative badges and much more, the students are selling day in day out.
Now that the businesses are set up and running, the students are making headway on their business plans which have to be submitted to the judges by the end of February.
We wish all the students taking part the best of luck
Sligo VEC Concert
All the hard work and weeks of rehearsals paid off as Colaiste Iascaigh’s students along with other VEC students took to the stage to perform in the Hawkswell theatre last week. The concert ran over three days, a matinee on Tuesday 31st of January where primary schools were invited to watch and on Wednesday night 1st and Thursday night 2nd of February the students performed for parents, teachers and anyone who came to watch them display their talents.
The following are the students who took part from Colaiste Iascaigh; 1st Years Darragh Giblin, Oisin Connelly who sang and Ellie-May Culkin and Noeleen Ruane who accompanied them on Guitar, 2nd Year Niamh Deehan who danced a soft reel beautifully, 4th Years Rachel Twydell, Lisa Kilgannon and Kevina Dunleavy who sang accompanied by Marie Ruane on piano.
Well done to all those students from all the staff and students at Colaiste Iascaigh!
Our 1st and 2nd year footballers narrowly lost out to Ballisodare on Wednesday last. Goals were aplenty and the final scoreline read Easkey 6-7 Ballisodare 7-8. Joe McHugh hit the majority of Easkey's scores from full forward and contributed 2-4 in total, whilst Hayden Gilroy scored 3-1 from midfield. Cian Murray also hit 2 points in what was a closely fought contest.
On Wednesday 1st February the 1st and 2nd year girl’s basketball teams played against the Mercy College and Grammar. The Mercy College held the games. Colaiste Iascaigh 1st and 2nd Year girls put up a strong fight in all their matches in what was a great day of basketball for all involved. The Mercy and Grammar had strong teams on the day. Thanks to both the Mercy and the Grammar for all their help in organising the day. The 1st Year team was Cassandra McCloat, Anne-Marie Kavanagh, Ruby Knibb, Zoe Kilgannon, Natasha Twydell, Charlotte Walsh, Chloe Weir, Ellie May Culkin, Noeleen Ruane and Alanna Queenan. The 2nd Year team was Chloe Crawford, Isabelle McPhilips, Nicola Flannelly, Geraldine Ruane, Emily Kilrehill, Molly McGowan, Aoife Connolly, Amy Kilgannon, Daisy Fairbrother, Niamh Deehan, Cathriona Cawley, Amy Cavanagh, Shauna Feeney and Ciara Flynn.
On Wednesday last our u14 team took on a selection from St Muredachs. On this our first competitive match, our lads managed a very impressive performance, with 2 tries from the very impressive Christopher Lavelle and one each for Hayden Gilroy and Joe Mc Hugh. Unfortunately we lost on this occasion by 2 tries, however a great start to build on, well done lads.
Ten of our first year students including five girls, Ellie-May Culkin, Ruby Knibb, Cassandra Mc Cloat, Natasha Tywdell, Ann-Marie Kavanagh and five boys Darragh Cull, Jack Kelly, Cathal Finnegan, Brandon Kupczak and Aaron Conlon with Ms Cawley all set off on our second LET trip to Fermanagh for three days and two nights. Like the first trip the second trip proved very successfully. The students from Colaiste Iascaigh took part in such activities as Enterprise Training, Nightlines, Mountain Biking with another two schools from Derry and Belfast. The group also had the opportunity to take part in a Peace Players Activity Day in Omagh with other school groups from Northern Ireland. Overall the whole trip was a great success.
Student of the month
The student of the month for January 2012 are as follows: 1st year - Oisin Connolly, Conor Gordon, 2nd year - Molly McGowan, Chloe Crawford, 3rd year - Renee McGuinness, 4th year - Rachel Twydell, 5th year - Ciara Wall, LCA - Barry Duffy. Congratulations to all
County Sligo Vocational Education Committee
Free Basic Part-time Computer Course
Would you like to learn about computers; learn how to use the internet, email, social media, access online services etc. We are running a number of short six week basic computer courses in Sligo for people who have little or no computer knowledge.
Course available in Sligo town on either:
· Monday 2-4pm
· Tuesday 10am to 12 noon
· Thursday 10am to 12 noon or
· Friday 2 - 4pm
We are also taking applications from people interested to do this course in Tubbercurry, Ballymote, Coola, Grange and Easkey.
The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Monday, 5th March 2012.
BenefitIT3 Initiative: This project is assisted by funding from the Benefit Initiative of the Department of Communications, Energy and National Resources
It is also supported by the Department of Education and Skills
North Connaught College are holding a security marking event on this Wednesday and Thursday where staff and students can bring in items like mobile phones, laptops, cameras etc and get them marked for €2 by the security class
All money is to fundraise for the upcoming Diversity Week in March in NCC.