Colaiste Iascaigh News March 28th
Colaiste Iascaighs Notes March 27th
Best of Luck to Ms. Gillespie who will be starting a new job as Deputy Principal in Crana College, Buncrana after the Easter Break. All at Coláiste Iascaigh would like to thank her for her dedication to the school and support of all students during her time with us.
Last week the Leaving Cert French class attended St. Angela’s College for Oral French preparation class. With the orals just around the corner it was a great opportunity to get some extra practice for the exam. Thanks to tutor Maura Kilfeather for her help.
JCSP Traditional Irish Day
On Thursday 15th of March, a group of 20 First Year JCSP students entertained members of the Easkey Community in the Health Centre by singing traditional Irish songs and reading poems, not to mention hurling tricks and whistling. This was all topped off with some cake and tea before the students returned to Coláiste Iascaigh. A big thank you to staff and visitors of the Health Centre. A very enjoyable experience was had by all.
A very successful careers day took place recently in Easkey Community Centre. A number of colleges were on hand to give advice and information on courses including NUI Galway, Galway Mayo IT, Sligo IT, Letterkenny IT, Sligo College of Further Education, North Connacht College, Corran College, Moyne College, Teagasc, Sligo Adult Guidance Service and Sligo Social Services. Our 3rd, 4th and 5th year students attended the event and found it very worthwhile. Ms Gillespie would like to thank the above colleges for their attendance and the 4th year class for organising the event.
UN World Water Day 22nd March was chosen as a day of action for the current Green Schools water theme in Colaiste Iascaigh. Students participated in a ‘Wellie Day’ wearing wellingtons to school to raise awareness about water and our need to conserve it. Students donated money on the day to Trocaire and raised enough money to provide 3 water wells in Africa. The green school committee prepared a visual display of the average amount of water used per person in the school.
Colaiste Iascaigh holds Mental Health Awareness Day
On Wednesday 28th March Colaiste Iascaigh held a Mental Health awareness day. This day was run as part of the Healthy Schools Programme in conjunction with the H.S.E. The day involved a number of local organisations associated with Mental Health. Each organisation gave detailed information and advice on the work they do. All senior students were involved in case study activities with the organisations. Overall the day was invaluable in gaining an understanding of our mental health and where to find information. Ms. Hennigan and all the students would like to thank all the organisations for all their work and help in coordinating this day.
U14 Rugby blitz
Our U14 rugby team recently attended a Rugby blitz at Sligo IT. We were pooled with Summerhill College and St Attractas in our group. In our first game against Summerhill we narrowly lost by 5 tries to 4, with a great individual try from the ever impressive Christopher Lavelle. And will worked tries from Hayden Gilroy, Niall Crean and Lee Flatley.
Our next encounter was against St Attractas. We took the lead with an excellent piece of work from the hard working Hayden Gilroy. However St Attactras levelled the match in the dying minutes and as a result progressed to the semi-final with Summerhill.
We also played Jesus and Mary Convent with the quick footed Conor Gordon getting across for an excellent try in the second half. Enniscrone ran out easy winners on the day.
Well done lads on a very strong effort.
Youth sport student exchange
On Monday 26th March twelve of our 2nd year students travelled to Gortatole adventure centre, for a action packed 2 days. Here our students joined up with students from St. Fancheas college Enniskillen and Castlederg high school. The exchange was designed to strengthen cross border links between the schools, and promote cultural awareness. Peace and reconciliation formed an integral part of the exchange with students from all 3 schools having to work together through teambuilding games and various other activities including: caving, orienteering, climbing wall and high ropes challenge. We would like to thank Mr. Coggins for organising the exchange and Mr Kilfeather for travelling with us.