This week sees three of our students make a very important trip to Dublin as part of the Enterprise Ireland Competition for young entrepeneurs.
Following on from their great success in winning the Intermediate category of this competition at county level recently, Jennien O’Gorman, Aaron Wort, and Patrick Hackett will travel to Croke Park to represent their county. Competition will be more intense on this occasion, as this stage is All-Ireland level which will see Jennien, Aaron, and Patrick pit themselves against the very best of students from around the country. We wish them and their business teachers, Ms. Bergin and Mr. Purtell, all the best on this prestigious occasion.
Our athletics students are training hard presently under the guidance of Mr. O’Brien and Mr. Stapleton as they prepare for upcoming county Track & Field championships that are scheduled to take place in Templemore Athletics Grounds. These outdoor competitions will include events such as 100m, 200m, and 800m races, as well as shot putt, long jump, and javelin. This year has seen much success in athletics for our students at varying age groups and categories, and we hope to build on this next week in Templemore. Go n-éirí leo go léir!
Last Friday our 6th year Leaving Cert Applied students Aaron Ryan Casey, Liam Meaney, Jesse O’Dwyer, and Mary Ellen McCarthy, arranged for a walk to take place for a worthy cause, that of Autism Ireland. Students took a well earned break from the classroom in the morning at 9.30 to undertake a designated route that finished at the newly built autism centre ‘Tús Nua Autism Residential & Resource Centre’. Conditions were very favourable as the sun came out just in time and a considerable sum of money was raised.
Interviews were held last week between 1st, 2nd, and 5th year students to win scholarships in July to the West Kerry Gaeltacht of Corca Dhuibhne. Competition was intense and the lucky two selected were Scott Beaton and Ruairí Barrett. These scoláireachtaí are subsidised by Tipperary ETB and every student in the past from our school who was fortunate enough to win one have hugely endorsed their Gaeltacht experience, having thoroughly enjoyed their time, making new friends, enjoying the sporting activities, and improving their Gaeilge in a fun environment.
‘Make A Book’
A number of 1st year students travelled to Cork last Friday as part of the ‘Make a Book’ programme. This involved students working diligently in their English classes and at home over the last month where they undertook to compose poetry, write short stories, and book reviews. The excitement was palpable as students ventured off to Cork to see their works on display at an exhibition at Cork City Hall.
Congratulations is extended to 5th year student Milena Rataj who qualified for the regional NFTE awards and at a presentation last week at Thurles L.I.T. received an award for coming second with her project entitled ‘Personalised baubles on handmade cards’. Milena received a certificate and medal in a high standard competition that featured students from other schools throughout Munster. Comhghairdeas arís.