Junior Cert Results

Congratulations to all our students who received their excellent results on Wednesday last and to their teachers and parents who have supported them in their studies to date. Fifty of this year’s class are now in Transition Year where they will spend the year experiencing a range of subject options before deciding next year on their choices for Leaving Cert. The remainder, having already chosen, are beginning their Leaving Cert programme this year.

Congratulations to all our students who received their excellent results on Wednesday last and to their teachers and parents who have supported them in their studies to date. Fifty of this year’s class are now in Transition Year where they will spend the year experiencing a range of subject options before deciding next year on their choices for Leaving Cert. The remainder, having already chosen, are beginning their Leaving Cert programme this year.

Higher Options Conference

On Thursday last, 6th year students, accompanied by Ms. Cooney and Mr. Dolan attended the Annual Higher Options Conference at the RDS. As usual the event was very well organised and students gained valuable insights into the range of educational and career options available to them after completing Leaving Cert in June.

Harty Cup Challenge

The Harty Cup had their first Challenge on Monday last when they played Doon C.B.S. at the Town Park. It was a worthwhile work-out in preparation for the first round in a couple of weeks’ time, even without the services of the County Minor Football team members and a number of injured players.

Basketball

The Cadet Basketball team began the season well with a good victory over Presentation Convent Thurles in a Challenge game at Our Lady’s on Friday last.

TY Spring Clean

On Friday, TY students, under the guidance of Ms Marian Quinlisk undertook a “Spring Clean” of the School as part of their Green Schools’ project. After a morning of sweeping, tidying and planting, the school and the grounds were looking really well. Thanks to all who participated in the event which was organised in conjunction with a “Jersey Day” in support of the students from the school on the County Minor Football Panel.

Music

Auditions for the School Musical, “Back to the Eighties” began on Monday last. Last Year’s Production team are back again and over the coming weeks, Ms Ann Marie Johnston and Mr Paul Fogarty will work with Derek Ryan and Pat and Fran Murnane in preparation for the show which will take place on November 17th, 18th and 19th.

On Wednesday a group of musicians from Transition Year entertained visitors to Templemore Day Care Centre as part of a co-operative project with the centre which will run for the school year. Each week a group of musicians will visit the centre and provide musical entertainment for an hour in the afternoon.

Official Opening of the New Social Area/Canteen

The official opening of the New Social Area will take place on Thursday next, September 22nd from 7 to 8pm. We extend a warm invitation to all our parents, past pupils, retired staff and members of the community to attend. Please phone the school or send an e-mail message to office@ourladystemblemore.ie if you would like to attend.