High School News

Excellence in Business

Excellence in Business

Well done to the 25 students who travelled to W.I.T. recently for the excellence in Junior Certificate Business Awards, awarded to students who achieved an A in Business Studies in last year’s Junior Certificate Examination. They were Shane Crowley, James Dillon, Cormac Fahey, Michael Hanley, Gavin Lonergan, Jake McDonald, Michael Meagher, Niall Mullins, Rory O’Mathúna, Cathal O’Brien, Padraig Power, Jack Reardon, Philip Rice, Alex Sheehan, Dominic Walsh, Liam Hayes, Adam Leavy, Jack Kennedy, Eoin Bolger, Sean Nagle, Aidan Murphy, Ross Lonergan, Patrick Morrissey, Stuart MacLeod and Anthony Wall. Students were accompanied by their parents and teachers Olivia Corcoran and Martina O’Reilly. The High School had the largest number of award winners.

Comhairle na nOg

Well done to the students from the High School who were selected to represent their clubs/youth groups at the Comhairle na nOg day held in Limerick recently. The students - William Lonergan, Gavin Murphy, Michael Murphy and Stephen Heffernan - put forward the views of their fellow club members on issues they felt were relevant to them at the forum for young people.

Transition Year News

The TY students started a six-week Business course last month called ‘Bank Your Future’, organised by Junior Achievement Ireland. The course is being delivered by John Byrne from Boston Scientific. Topics covered include World of Work, the Relationship between Education and Personal Finances, Goal-setting and Creating a Balanced Budget. The students visited the Cancer CARE Centre in October as part of their Social Innovator Project in Business Class. They are working on producing a CD of local artists’ music and the proceeds from sales will go to the Centre. TY students were given a talk on how the Centre is run and the alternative therapies that are available there. They were also informed on the cost of running the Centre and the real need for people to get access to a Centre like this. The Cancer CARE Centre can see up to eight new members a month and has recently been accredited by The Irish Cancer Society.

The students also completed a very interesting one-day Interactive Law Education Programme recently and their participation and involvement in the one-day workshop was commended by the course leader and solicitor Kate Hedigan.

Science Quiz success

Two teams of three senior students, organised by Science teacher Ms O’Mahoney represented the High School at the regional heats of the ISTA Quiz in Waterford Institute of Technology on Thursday last. Both teams performed very well with the team of James Butler, Edmond Morrissey and Liam McCarthy sucessfully qualifying for the Final in Trinity College Dublin on this Saturday, 26th, which is a great achievement. Hard luck and well done to the second team of Saleem Egan, Brian Burke and Mohamed Elkanzi.