This year 24 Transition Year students from Enniscorthy Vocational College will be taking part in the Student Enterprise Competition. The Student Enterprise Programme (SEP) is Ireland’s largest and most successful student enterprise programme. Over 23,000 students each year participate by setting up and running a student business and find out what it is really like to be an entrepreneur and get a practical, hands-on taste of real-life business.
Enniscorthy Vocational College will be holding its second level Open Night on Tuesday 16th October from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Visitors will have a choice of joining a tour on the night or to examine all aspects of the school at their own leisure. The Principal’s address will take place at 7:00pm.
Stephen Graham, an internationally recognised literacy expert is visiting Enniscorthy this week spending time in Enniscorthy Vocational College as well as the two local primary schools, St. Aidan’s PS and St. Senan PS.
The first trip of the year for the Enniscorthy Vocational College Transition Year class took place to Sheilbaggan Outdoor Education Centre on Friday 31st August. Fears of heights and water were the topic of conversation on the bus journey to the centre. Reminders of challenging yourself and getting out of your comfort zone from Ms. Parker (Class Tutor) and Mr. Maher, TY Co-Ordinator eased their nerves. The students participated in coast steering, rock climbing, archery, caving and rope challenges. Many fears were conquered, fun was had by all and the weather held up. . In addition to the many activities on offer, it was a great team bonding day.
1st Years - Tues. 28th August
3rd, 6th & Transition Years - Wed. 29th August
2nd & 5th Years - Thurs. 30th August
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.