Comprehensive School Newsletter
The annual Open Night was held on Friday 14th November. Awards were presented to Best
Leaving Certificate students of 2008, Laura
O’Callaghan and Michael Curtin. Recipients of
Best Junior Certificate awards 2008 were Julie
O’Sullivan and Séan O’Leary.
Well done to Orla Murphy, Siobhán Dennehy and
Julie O Sullivan who successfully competed in
the National Public Speaking Project organised thby Cork Mental Health Foundation on 10
December. Competing on the night were St.
Mary’s Convent, Charleville, C.B.S. Charleville,
Presentation Convent, Mitchelstown and
Boherbue Comprehensive School.
Readathon Fundraising Project:
Over the past ten years the School has raised in
excess of ?20,000 for Multiple Sclerosis research
and care. This year the students raised over
?1500. This is a phenomenal achievement and is
an indication of the generosity of the school community towards this very worthy cause. A Seán ó Céilleachair, Priomhoide. huge thank you to all concerned. Geography Field Trip: Ms. Graham’s Leaving Cert. class went to School Website: Castlegregory beach in Co. Kerry for their To keep up to date with all that is happening in Fieldtrip project on ‘The Geomorphic processes the school, visit our school website at of transportation and deposition in a costal www.iol.ie/~boherbue/. It contains information, environment’. Despite the cold weather the day including sports results, school notices, events, proved to be a great success. newsletters, photographs, etc. Home Economics News: Ministerial Visit: Ms. Sheila Kelly from Bord Bia presented a very Minister for Education and Science, Mr. Batt informative Cookery Demonstration to Home O’Keeffe,T.D. visited the school on December Economics students. Ms. Kelly will present a th19 to officially open the new health Walkway ‘Slí Nutrition Talk and Cookery Demonstration to na Sláinte’. parents in March- Date to be confirmed. Homework Club: Pastoral News:
The Homework Club Christmas outing ? Nurse Margaret Crean gave a talk on (sponsored by IRD) to ‘Tralee on Ice’ took place Personal Development to 1st Year and 3rd thon 17 December. The students then went for Year students. ? Fr. Kennelly celebrated Mass for our some retail therapy to Manor West Retail Park. A deceased pupils and staff members in the great time was had by all! parish church. All students and teachers Student Council: attended. All deceased Staff members and Past pupils were remembered. May they rest The following students have been elected to the in peace. Executive Committee of the 2008-2009 Student ? A Penitential Service was held in the school Council: on 11th? Chairperson: Seamus Scannell December for Advent. Six priests from ? Secretary: Noirín Murphy the local parishes heard confessions. ? P.R.O: Maria Ring ? A member of the Kerry Diocesan Youth ? Student Council liaison:Mrs. Mary O Keeffe Services facilitated workshops for all 1st Years on Anti-Bullying and related issues. C.S.P.E. News: State Examinations Commendation: rdMs. Graham’s 3 Year C.S.P.E. class had a Congratulations to Julie O Sullivan, workshop on Politics with Ms. Tanya Colclough Transition Year, who received a State from the Dept. of Education & Science. Issues Examinations Commission commendation under discussion were democracy and other for her outstanding performance in forms of government, the need for rules and laws, Mathematics in the Junior Certificate. the role of the Oireachtas etc.
Adult Education News: Christmas in Poland-
Boze Narodzeniew Polsce: This was a very busy term to date with a variety As in Ireland, houses are decorated with holly, ivy and of courses on offer including Art, Cookery, Christmas trees. However, in Poland, temperatures can Computers, Yoga, English for Non-Nationals, reach -20 degrees. Christmas is celebrated for three Complementary and Integrative Health, days. On Christmas Eve the Christmas feast is Gardening, First Aid, Aerobics, Christmas prepared. There are twelve dishes in all. We begin with Hot Beetroot Soup, followed by two kinds of fish, Flowers and Fashion and Make Up Advice with Chicken and ham, a vegetable dish, dumplings with Claire Cullinane. Courses commencing in the cabbage or salad accompanied by a drink made of Spring will be advertised in January. Suggestions dried cherries. For dessert there is cake and sweets. Christmas dinner begins when the first star shines in for courses or names of tutors would be very the sky. After eating twelve dishes the children open welcome. Computer rooms are also available for their Santa presents! Parents sing songs. Adults go to hire to interested groups. the Christmas Mass. There is a tradition in each home School Tour: of leaving a place for a stranger, homeless or poor person. th4 Year and Transition Year students will travel Wesolych Swiat I szczesliwego Nowego roku! ththto Paris on their school tour from 13 -16 (Michal & Dominika) February. Highlights of the trip include visitss of
historical and cultural interest including Christmas in Holland- Eurodisney and a trip on the River Seine Eer kerst in Nederland: Garda Youth Awards: thThe tree is decorated on December 7. There are two thWell done to Eimear and Sinéad Guiney, who days of celebration- on the 25 we celebrate with family thwere the worthy recipients of a Garda Youth and on the 26 we celebrate with friends. In Holland we don’t send many presents. There is a limit of ?300 per Award at a function in the West Lodge Hotel in thfamily. We don’t have a traditional dish like turkey and Bantry on 14 November. ham- each year we have a different dish. The weather Young Social Innovators 2009: is usually snowy and very cold. Last year it was -15 degrees! All the children go outside and build snowmen Transition Year students have entered the and throw snowballs. 2008/09 Young Social Innovators competition Een fijne kerst en een gelukig nieuw jaar! (Nicky) with their project ‘From Lollipops to Alcopops: Educating Young people on the Dangers of
Alcohol’. The students will have the opportunity to Sports News: showcase their entries in Dublin in May 2009. ? Handball: Best of luck to Caitríona Casey who Transition Year News: will once again represent Ireland in the u-15 category of the USHA Junior National ? Mini Companies- Transition year students Championships in Ladies Handball in set up two Mini-companies- ‘Platinum Vancouver, Washington during the Christmas Products’ and ‘T.Y. Traders’. Products being season. marketed include Christmas candle logs, ? County Vocational Schools Team: Well done to personalised key-rings, glowsticks, Christmas Daniel Fitzgerald and Robert Carroll who cards, 2009 calendars, therapeutic cushions were members of the team who defeated and school hoodies. Platinum products Kerry in the Munster Final for the fifth year in received an award for ‘Best sales technique a row. and knowledge of product’ at the North Cork ? Camogie News: Congratulations to all our Enterprise Board Trade Fair in Mallow. camogie players who won their second match ? T.Y. AIB School Bank now in operation. against Coachford in Mallow last week. Well ? Rock Climbing Coaching- 15done girls! thth-17 ? Hurling: The Senior Hurling team had a December in Ballyhass. narrow victory over Gaelcholáiste, Trá Lí th? Cork on Ice- 19(4-8: 5-4) in the quarter final of the County December. ththChampionship. They now meet Buttevant in ? First- Aid- 12-15 January. the Semi-final. ndth? Sign Language- 22 January-12 February. Dates for your Diary: Career Guidance News: ? School reopens on Wednesday 7thNovember 12 : Leaving Certificate students attended a presentation on courses at U.C.C. , including Higher th January, Education Access route. 2009. ththJanuary 13: All 4 years to attend a Careers Exhibition ? Parent-Teacher Meeting for 2nd Year & 4th organised by the Institute of Guidance Counsellors at thYear: 20 January,2009. (4.15 - 6.45pm) the Brandon Hotel, Tralee. ? Parent-Teacher Meeting for 1st Year & thJanuary 14: A presentation on courses at U.L. for thTransition Year: 5 February,2009. (4.15-Leaving Cert students. st6.45pm) January 21: Presentation on courses at C.I.T. ? Spring Mid-Term: School closes on Friday, Nuacht Scoile ón Dara Bliain (Rang Bean úi Mhurchú): 13th February and re-opens on Monday, 23rd Tháinig an t-Aire Oideachais agus Eolaíochta go dtí an scoil ar an February, 2009. Aoine seo caite chun an siúlóid ‘Slí na Sláinte’ a oscailt go h-? Easter Holidays: School closes on Friday, oifigiúil. Chuir daltaí ó Chomhairle na ndaltaí scoile fáilte Uí 3rd April and re-opens on Monday, 20th April, Cheallaigh roimhe. Ghearr sé an ribín agus b’ocáid mór í. Bhí 2009. céilliuradh mór again. Tá an t-IdirBhliain an-ghnóthach ag díol ? Summer Holidays:School closes on Friday, geansaí scoile agus feiriní na Nollag. Ceannaigh rud éigin uathu! 29th May,2009. Comhghairdeas leo, bhuaigh said gradam le déanaí. Bhailigh na daltaí níos mó ná ?1500 don Readathon. Chomhghairdeas le cách. Beidh na cailiní ag imirt i Craobh an Contae – Go n-eirí go geal leo. Beannachtaí na Nollag agus na hAthbhliana: Tá Scrúdaithe na Nollag thart, buíochas le Dia! Tá na daltaí chomh Christmas Greetings and every Blessing in the New Year to riméadach leis na cuacha! Ta an Nollaig buailte linn. Beidh leath lá staff, students and their families. Thanks to all who againn ar an triú lá is fiche! contributed articles. Marie O Sullivan- Editor