Congratulations to out 150 Transition Year students who recently completed their Gaisce Programme. The challenging programme involves elements of community, personal and physical development over the course of a year.
Students were presented with their Gaisce Bronze medals and certificates on Thursday, 4th May by 2FM Radio Presenter Keith Walsh who encouraged the students to dream big and look to others who inspire their future plans.
For a full pictorial record of the day, click here!
1st year students who participated in the West of Ireland post primary schools Badminton competition in Galway Lawn Tennis Club recently.
Pictured are, back row, Clodagh Lally, Kirsten Judge, Rebecca Connaire & Isobel Kennedy. Front row, Hugh Mc Cann, Darragh Forde, Gabriel Mc Cann & Enda Mc Cormack.
Alan Ahearne, Professor of Economics and Director of the Whitaker Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway, visited Mr. Cotter's Economics class today and spoke to students about the potential effects of 'Brexit' on the Irish economy.
Following the presentation, Fourth Year students; Jessica Gormally and Darragh Coleman presented Prof. Aherne with a hand-crafted frame as a token of their appreciation.
If you currently in TY and are partaking in this year's Awakening concert, you are asked to follow the link below for some important rehearsal information.
On Monday, 3rd April, all Transition Year students participated in a Mind and Body Day. This was organised by the Transition Year, Project Management Group. The event included guided meditation sessions for all students in the morning while in the afternoon, students received presentations from David Collins (Former Galway Hurling Captain, Current GPA President and Jigsaw Galway Ambassador) and also from a counsellor and resident of Cuan Mhuire, Coolarne, Athenry, Co. Galway. This event was also sponsored by many local businesses. A great day was had and thanks to all involved!
As a European Union Ambassador School, our Transition Year students take part in a variety of EU related learning activities. The groups have recently attended a celebratory presentation for the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. To conclude this year’s programme of events, Ms. Marian Harkin, MEP visited the students to discuss her role as MEP and the potential impact of Brexit on our economy. This was Ms. Harkin's fifth year to visit the school and as a token of their appreciation, Mr. Jason Cotter's European Studies class made a special presentation to Ms. Harkin on the day.
Our Juvenile Gaelic Football team have reached the Connacht semi-final. They defeated Roscommon CBS by 2-12 to 1-4 in the Preliminary Round, then had an excellent 5-7 to 0-8 point win in the quarter final. They play The Bish in the semi on Thursday March the 30th.
Our 1st Year Gaelic Football team are having a memorable season. They beat St. Jarlath's by 2-6 to 1-2 in a tough Connacht quarter final, then won a thrilling semi-final by 4-8 to 1-10 against Summerhill, Sligo. They now face St. Gerald's, Castlebar in the A Final on Thursday 6th of April at 12.30 in the Connacht Centre of Excellence.
Home Economics Week was celebrated in school from the 13th – 16th March with guests speakers invited in to reflect the diversity of the subject. Chef, Reece Grehan presented an informative and fun cookery demonstration to 4th year students, while Milliner, Cathriona King wowed our 2nd years with her fabulous creations. Cathal Mangan, Dentist spoke to all 1st years about how to care for their teeth, while beautician Theresa Earls shared with 4th years, her recipes for natural skin-care products which can be made at home. 3rd years were treated to the amazing creative talents of Anne-Marie Hovendon, assisted by Ava, her daughter in TY, whose cake-decorating techniques really impressed everyone. A great week was had by Home Ec. teachers and students alike!
Runners up in the Novice Chess Competition recently are L-R Emmet Keane, Gavin Kelly, Liam Kelly and John Birhett.
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