The management and staff at EVC made a presentation to Olwen Sheil on Friday 1st June in recognition of the many years of loyal service she gave to both the students and the school.
The Annual Awards ceremony in Enniscorthy Vocational College took place last week, at which students received recognition for their academic excellence and endeavours in other areas throughout the year.
Our Annual Third Year Triathlon Challenge has been running for the last number of weeks in PE classes. Students competed in 1000m Row, 3000m Cycle and 1000m Run, selecting one event each week and then accumulating their times. Every week the competition between students increased seeing ever faster times. Jack Walsh (3 Alder) and Shauna Devaney (3 Ash) were the fastest boy and girl overall in third year.
We had a wonderful surprise for our Sixth Year students yesterday when we called them together to announce EVC's first ever Respect Awards. The awards were presented to ten students who represented everything our school values in terms of self respect, fairness, equality, self-discipine, wellbeing and social responsibility over their five years in our school. It was a wonderful positive occasion which gave great pleasure to both students and teachers alike. Our congratulations to those who received a prestigious engraved ‘Respect’ pen: Niamh O’Neill, Daniel Leech, Bróna Flynn, Conor Wickham, Nikita Buckley, Mark Delahunty, Natalie Sherlock, Daniel Nolan- Buckley, Ciera Sharpe and Jack Finucane.
Yesterday Tuesday 8th May our 5th Year LCVP girls finish their participation in The Manuela Programme which has been running in the school for six weeks. It has been delivered by Carolyn Brohan from the Wexford Rape Crisis Centre, whose bubbly and energetic presentations were highly engaging. The girls fully explored the important topic of consent.
PLC Business student, flautist, and leading member of the school orchestra’s woodwind section, Serena Casey is leaving EVC to attend Maynooth University. She will be studying Music and Business. The orchestra (with Student Leader and friend, Abby Walsh, PLC Childcare) honoured her work and commitment over the last six years with a reception in the parents’ room at their rehearsal on Wednesday 25th April. Ms Philippa Callery - Serena’s flute and piano teacher in Enniscorthy Vocational College is very proud of her student’s achievements ( she is now studying Grade 8 with the Associated Board of Music-London) and wishes her well for the future.
It was a beautiful bright day for the 2 Holly class trip on Thursday. After a trot around the lakes at Glendalough, a team was organised to cook sausages and make tea for lunch. Eating in the great outdoors gave everyone an appetite. A drive across the spectacular Wicklow Gap while picking out geographical features brought the class to a creative writing centre in Glencree. Fighting Words Tutors were waiting for the students and worked with them over the next couple of hours developing individual pieces of writing. English teacher Mr Stack, Librarian Ms Quinn and SNA Sharon enjoyed the day as much as the students! We appreciate greatly the Fighting Words team and facilities and the good deal we got from the Saucy Butcher in Enniscorthy!!
5LA presented a cheque for €640 to Touched by Suicide on Tuesday 24th April. €320 was raised from the cake sale last week and €320 was raised last year by Ms Stafford's 6LA class by selling mince pies to the staff. Michael from the charity was very thankful for the donation and told us that this money will provide 21 counselling sessions for people in need.
Students from 1 Rowan had a very enjoyable day out on our annual 1st year visit to Trinity and UCD. While on each campus they received a guided tour and a copy of the college's prospectus. The students represented the school in a very positive manner, many expressing a wish to go to college on finishing their Leaving Certificate examination.
The Beast from the East was not going to stop World Book Day Celebrations at EVC!!
INTERNET SAFETY TALK
Due to the inclement weather, the WWETB Concert "In Harmony" has now been re-scheduled for Wednesday 21st March. Tickets will transfer to the new date. However, if you cannot attend on this new date, please contact the Opera House from Monday 5th March to discuss a refund.
Due to the aftermath of the snow with many roads still not accessible, EVC will remain closed tomorrow, Monday. All going to plan, the school will re-open on Tuesday 6th.
Well done to our Badminton players who put up a great performance at the Co. Final played in St. Peter's College, Wexford earlier today.. Team A and team B (Div. 3) topped their groups beating St Peter's College and Good Counsel College in earlier rounds. This resulted in an all Enniscorthy final with Team A coming out on top . Well done to all students on a great display of badminton. Enniscorthy EVC, coached by Ms. Hanlon will now represent Wexford at the Leinster school finals to be held in Dublin in March. Keep up the great work boys.