Enniscorthy Vocational College will hold its annual Monster Bingo on Sunday 24th November 2019. 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 students and to send two 5th Year students to Lourdes as helpers with the Ferns Diocesan Pilgrimage.
Our Chess Club were delighted to welcome chess players from St Kevin's College, Crumlin, Dublin. There were some intense games played between the schools. The games were officially "friendly" and a warm up, before meeting again at an interschools tournament in December.
We brought our Dublin guests on a tour of The Athanaeum to proudly show off our history.
The chess club is the most recent club to be established in EVC. New members are welcome to join and weekly meetings are held in the library Tuesday lunchtimes. Thanks to Ms. Eadaoin Quinn the school librarian for organising the enjoyable day.
On the 21st of October 2019 this year's TY group ventured across the country to Killary Adventure Centre in Galway, where we participated in many death defying activities. We stayed for five days and it was worth every second of it. We did everything from building a raft to dropping out of a 60ft tower, we were safe of course, don’t worry. Not only were the activities great, so was the food! We had breakfast, lunch and dinner every day and they had something for everyone. We were well rested and fed and ready to face any task set for us. Except the journey home. Thanks to Mr. Maher (TY Coordinator) and Ms. Parker (Class Tutor) who organised the trip and took part in many of the activities throughout the week.
On Tuesday 5th November we will be starting a school attendance drive to improve school attendance across all year groups. It will be called the 33 days of Christmas, because that is how many school days are between now and the Christmas holidays. Any student who is in school for the FULL 33 days with no time missed will win a really fun prize, so remember if you are not in you can't win.
During the October mid-term, 25 students accompanied by their teachers Ms. Mc Walter, Mr. Martin and Ms. Murphy, spent 4 days in Germanys capital, Berlin. They arrived on Tuesday the 29th of October where their tour began with an eagerly anticipatedvisit to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, which was used by Hitler and the Nazi’s during World War 2. The students were treated to an excellent tour of the camp and its role during World War 2. This was followed by an interesting and informative visit to Stasi Prison used for holding political prisoners during the Cold War period.
As part of the Leaving Cert Applied Social Education Task, thirteen LCA students and three teachers braved the elements and slept outside in the college grounds on Friday 18th October, to raise funds for Focus Ireland. This organisation is one of the leading light in fighting the cause to reduce and prevent homelessness.
On the 26th September EVC celebrated the European Day of Languages with a "Speed Greeting" event in the library. We celebrated the richness abd variety of the languages spoken in our school community. There were eighteen languages represented: Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, French, Dutch, Afrikans, Irish, Arabic, Chinese, Lithuanian, Latvian, Polish, Russian and sign language. The 1 Alder class enjoyed learning a few phrases in all languages. Thanks to Ms. Fabienne Chapuis Osborne and Ms. Eadaoin Quinn for organising the event.
The Student Council elections took place on Wednesday 25th September. All students and staff were given the opportunity to choose one male and one female student from each year. The election was coordinated by members from last years council under the watchful eye of Ms. Brid Gallagher. The Student Council in EVC is a representative structure for students empowering them and giving them a voice. Through the work of the council students can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management, staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students.
Enniscorthy Vocational College (EVC) will host its Second level Open Evening on Tuesday 15th October from 6:00 to 8:00pm. This is an excellent opportunity for fifth and sixth class students from the local primary feeder schools to come in and experience life in EVC. On the night they will get to meet staff and view all the excellent facilities. There will be guided tours throughout the evening with excellent displays in the different subject departments. The Principal's address to parents/guardians will take place at 7:30pm.
FIRST YEAR INDUCTION PROGRAMME 2019
On Wednesday 18th September, our Sixth Year students attended the irish Times Higher Options careers fair in the RDS Dublin. This is one of Ireland's biggest student events where thousands of students from all over the country attend each year for the three day event. While there students attend talks and lecture sessions that are given by speakers from a number of organisations and institutions, offering insight, advice and information about the application processes to third level education in Ireland, the Uk and Europe. Students from EVC collected valuable information that will guide their career journey. They were accompanied by Ms. Avril Murphy (Guidance Counsellor) and Ms. Kay Kennedy (Deputy Principal).
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: