Wexford GAA Wellness Week
The inaugural Enniscorthy Vocational College Multicultural Day was held on Friday 12th April. A hugely worthwhile, inclusive event, the Multicultural Day gave each and every student the opportunity to showcase their home nation and educate their fellow students. A total of twenty-three nationalities attend Enniscorthy Vocational College and the countries that were showcased at the Multicultural Day included Australia, Lithuania, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Poland, The USA, and Syria to name just a few! Each country had a visual display of all that makes their individual cultures unique and interesting, including fun facts, history and local traditions.
Our school is rolling out the Digital Leaders Programme. Fifteen students from Transition Year and First Year have been selected to become Digital Leaders in Enniscorthy Vocational College. As part of the Digital Leaders' Team, they can expect to perform the following roles within the school:
The Transition Year class of 2018/19 put on an excellent production of John B Keane's play the Field. The venue was the Presentation Centre in Enniscorthy on the 12th, 13th and 14th of March. The students received expert guidance from a core group of teachers that included Mr. Luke Maher, Mr. Liam Sharkey, Ms. Anna Nolan, Ms.Jessica Doyle, Ms. Natalie Doyle, Ms. Sarah Walsh and Ms.Trudy Parker along with other staff who also assisted.
5th year Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme students completed their final session of the Schools Business Partnership Programme with Pettitt’s Supervalu. During the ‘Wrap Up’ session, students gave a presentation to the Human Resource Manager, Ann Kane, the Store Manager, Rosaleen Casey and the Regional Coordinator Leonard Kelly. EVC Students received a certificate of completion for their participation in the programme.
Well done to Laura McWalter and her team for organising the Craft Fair, the first-ever held in EVC. Appreciation to all staff, students and parents who supported the event. Feedback has been extremely positive and will assist in building stronger links with the local community
EVC will host their first ever Craft Fair on Thursday 6th December from 5pm. to 8pm. in the school.
Enniscorthy Vocational College will hold its annual Monster Bingo on Sunday 18th November 2018. Commencing at 3:00pm, the bingo has a total prize fund of €8,000 and there are ‘sit-beside’ prizes on every game. Double books are priced at €20 with single books on sale for €15. A raffle will also be held and refreshments are available on the day . The bingo is being organised in conjunction with the Parents’ Association and all money raised will be used to update equipment and facilities for the students and to send two 5th Year students to Lourdes as helpers with the Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage. All support appreciated.
Yesterday, 24th October, classes 6A,6B and 6C journeyed to Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin to see a production of MacBeth. They were accompanied by teachers Helen O’Brien, Brian Stack, Brídín Kelly, Aileen Walsh and SNA Caroline Redmond. Not every live show has sword fighting, fortune telling, murder, a conniving couple, Weird Sisters, naked ambition, a ghost, clowning drunks and fantastic heroes; this Shakespearean play has it all.
Our second-level Open Night takes place on Tuesday 16th October 2018 from 6pm. to 8pm.
Well done to our 29 students who participated in the Co. Vocational schools’ athletics today at the Hub, Enniscorthy. The following excelled in their chosen fields: Ciarán Breen (3rd Senior Boys 100m); Seán Rainsford (3rd Long Jump); Jordon Dobbs (2nd Shot Putt) and Cody Fortune (1st High Jump).
Our Student Council received training on Monday 1st October from Pat Murphy (Dublin)
with liaison teacher Bríd Gallagher present. The following students were elected as Officers:
Chairperson: Tony Liu Jinhui; Secretary: Janis Jurkevics; PRO: Shane Williams; Asst. PRO: Emin Aksoy; Treasurer: Patrick Byrne.
Today in school we celebrated the outstanding academic achievements of our students during the state examinations held last June. Awards were presented to students who achieved the highest grades in subjects taken at higher level in the Junior Certificate exams. Our top scoring Junior Certificate Students were Matthew Butler, Shauna Devaney, Tara Hudson, Elliot Killeen and Ria Murphy. Junior Certificate Schools Programme (JCSP) students were recognised by an individual award given to Damien Walsh who achieved the best overall JCSP result. At Leaving Certificate level we made presentations to Danel Leech ( Best Overall Male Result), Laura Kelly - Buckley (Best Overall Female Result) and Chloe Kirwan (Best Leaving certificate Applied Result). It was a wonderful ceremony celebrating the very best of our student's hard work and commitment to education.
The Sixth Year Biology students from EVC completed the Field Work element of their Leaving Cert course with a visit to Carnesore Point on Wednesday 26th of September.