The annual award recital by the students of the instrumental scheme took place on Wednesday 24th May, kindly hosted by the JCSP librarian, Miss Éadaoin Quinn. In an informal setting with tea, coffee and scones, Conor Kenny, 2nd Year, began the concert with a traditional air, “Star of the County Down,” on clarinet. Continuing the traditional theme, 1st year Darren Levingstone played “Boolavogue” on flute. Rhian Tyrell Wright 3rd Year delivered a fine rendition of ‘Strangers on the Shore’ and Serena Casey played a beautiful Allegro from her recent exam selection. Ms. Ann Wickham currently teaches woodwind in the college. Students, parents, extended family-members; Music Department and staff listened as members of the instrumental scheme performed solos, duets and trios guided by their tutors Olwen Sheil-Cello and Double Bass, and Emer Collins-Violin and Viola. Zara Kelly, 6th year, Violin and Megan Dobbs, 6th year, Cello (member of Co. Wexford Youth Orchestra-most recent performance in NCH) were in the audience as special invited guests, having played with the orchestra since 1st year.
1 Oak English Class photographed with their projects on Seamus Heaney's Inspiring Poetry.
Certificates and token prizes were awarded to all students who took part in this year's MS Readathon. All of the students who volunteered to be involved collected sponsorship per book read. The students gained an understanding of the work of the MS Society in helping people live with the disease of Multiple Sclerosis, they read a large number of books and were able to make a donation to the work of the MS Society. Deputy Principal, Conor Berry thanked and congratulated all of the students who took part.
A number of our students travelled to Dunmore East Adventure Centre on Thursday 11th May 2017 for a unique and exciting school tour! Students got the opportunity to take part in various water and land sports including the Wibit Wipe out Aquapark, Kayaking, Pedal boats, Climbing, Caving and Archery.
The 1st students from Ms Walsh's Business Studies class travelled to The Chocolate Garden of Ireland in Tullow, Co. Carlow on Thursday 11th May, 2017
The annual JCSP Awards Night was held in the Parents’ Room on Wednesday 10th May. Attended by students, parents and staff, the occasion celebrated the culmination of three year’s hard work by the thirty-five 3rd Year students completing the Junior Certificate School Programme. Students were awarded the prestigious JCSP ‘Student Profile Award’ by the Department of Education and Science.
Twenty one 5th year Biology students visited The Real Bodies Exhibition in the Ambassador Theatre, Dublin on Wed. 10th of May. The students were treated to a magical trip through the Human Body, where every tissue type, organ and system from actual bodies is ingeniously and respectfully preserved. The trip brought to life much of the material the students are taught in the classroom, and may even be the catalyst to encourage some students to pursue a career in this or associated fields!
Well done to our two winners of a recent competition challenging students to design a postcard promoting science. The winning students are Katelyn Flynn and Darren Levingstone, pictured with Science Teacher Kay Kennedy and Deputy Principal Conor Berry.
The 2 Ash class visited Enniscorthy Public Library on Tuesday 25th to meet with author Caroline Busher. Librarian, Jarlath Glynn gave the students a tour of the library and its services. A number of students signed up as members and were very impressed at the Young Adult collection. Caroline and Jarlath launched our school's DEAR which is happening this Friday 28th April. The students were accompanied by their PE teacher J King and Librarian É Quinn.
This Friday 28th April is National Drop Everything and Read day. It is a national initiative for all schools. At 10.45 am on Friday all our second level classes will be asked to drop everything and read for 15 minutes.
If staff have any magazines or some suitable books to donate, there will be a box in the staffroom.
The 5th year GLAD students planning to pursue 3rd level education, had a wonderful visit to the NUI Maynooth yesterday. This was the school's first time to visit the campus. We were warmly welcomed by the colleges' access officers who provided us with a very informative lecture on preparing for college life. Following this our students got a grand tour of the campus with college student ambassadors.