Colaiste Iascaigh News
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.
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.