Please vote for our Junk Kouture entries
Following on from the fantastic news that two groups from the school have made it through to the Western Regional Finals of Junk Kouture 2019 we are appealing for your help to get another design through.
There is as lifeline vote that opened Monday 11th at 10am and the winner of this vote in each regional area will be put through to their relevant regional final. Our final is the Western Regional Final.
In order to have your say and help us in the lifeline vote voters must firstly register on app.junkkouture.com
The public can vote for their favourites every day and can earn extra votes by sharing on Facebook and following @boijunkkouture and @bankofireland on Instagram.
There is a magic word to be found each day (Monday-Thursday) on Junk Kouture’s Instagram stories and this can be used on your voting dashboard. Then on super Friday use all the votes you gained and give them to your favourite design. All the designs are displayed in this post so please vote for every group from today and your favourite on Friday.
Please, please help us to get another design through to the next stage and please encourage all your family members and friends on social media to vote for us too.
Success in Junk Kouture 2019
Last Thursday night we received the great news that two of our Junk Kouture groups had made it through to the Western Regional Finals of Junk Kouture 2019.
The two groups through are ‘Can’t even think straight’, Erin Beirne, Aislinn Kilmartin and Sarah O’Mara and ‘Caribbean Chic’, Katie Hennessey, Samantha Dobrenko and Danielle Saunderson.
Well done to these two groups who have put in a huge amount of work and have totally earned their places in the competition.
The Western Regional Final will take place in The Royal Theatre, Castlebar on the 7th of March. Congratulations and well done on a superb achievement.
Enterprise Awards 2019
On Friday, February 1st our Transition Year students competed in the school Student Enterprise Awards final. There were businesses competing against each other to make it through to the Student Enterprise Awards County Final which will take place next month. The Student Enterprise Awards is an exciting and rewarding programme that gives second level students in Roscommon the chance to test their entrepreneurial skills by setting up and running their own business, while still at school. Organised by the Local Enterprise Office, the programme is run in second level schools all over the county and caters for students from first year right up to leaving certificate. The Student Enterprise Awards bring a taste of real life business into the classroom. Students are exposed to all the realities of entrepreneurship beginning with finding a business idea, researching the market, producing, promoting and selling the product or service, maintaining financial records and writing a business report. The projects were of a very high standard this year and the judges had a very difficult task in choosing the top three projects. This year’s winners are Ella Fitzmaurice and Ailbhe O’Rourke with their business “Pebble Pics”. Second place was awarded to, Emma Mannion, Laura Lane and Éabha Dolan for their business “All Scrubbed Up”. Third place winners were “Crew Neck Sports Tops”, the business idea of Ellen O’Beirne, Orla Irwin, Niamh Raftery and Shauna Regan. Fourth place was awarded to “Beanie Bois Christmas Cards”, the business idea of Maeve Farrell and Sarah O’Mara and the business idea of Dania Dail and Erin Beirne were awarded “Best Social Conscious Business”. The top four projects will now go forward to represent the school in the Student Enterprise Awards County Final. Congratulations to all the participants, who have gained much valuable experience in the area of enterprise and best of luck to the three groups as they advance to the next round of this competition.
Friendship Week 2019
Friendship week was held at our school from January 28th to February 1st. During the week we acknowledged the joy that friends bring into our lives. The theme for the week was “A Friend is what the heart needs at all times”. During this week our school community made a very special effort to focus in a particular way on promoting a spirit of friendship, kindness and support for each other. The week was filled with fun events. The fifth years and their first year “Caras” enjoyed a ‘Mad Hair and Shoe’ themed party and quiz, while the sixth years and second years enjoyed a pizza party. The third years and transition years enjoyed a beauty and hair demonstration. Everyone in our school was presented with a yellow ribbon which was worn as a symbol of friendship for the week. The students’ art work based on the theme of friendship was displayed throughout the school. A special thank you to Mrs. Ann Fitzmaurice, Mrs. Ruth O’Brien and Ms. Michelle Cleary for co-ordinating the various events of the week and to all the staff who helped out in any way.
Excellence in Junior Cert. Business Studies Awards
The Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at Maynooth University hosted the Junior Certificate Business Studies Awards ceremony in the historic setting of the Aula Maxima on January 29th. On the night our school was recognised with an award from The University of Maynooth for excellence in Junior Certificate Business Studies. Several academics from the School of Business, The Department of Law and the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting as well as the President of the BSTAI were present. The President of the University of Maynooth, Professor Phillip Nolan, spoke about the schools contribution to teaching and promotion of excellence in the discipline. Current transition year student, Mary Elizabeth Connolly accepted certificates on behalf of the nine students who received an ‘A’ grade in last year’s Junior Cert examination that included Laura Crean, Laura Curley, Sravani Duvada, Shona Hanly, Caoimhe Murray, Sara O’Mara, Anastazja Pliszka and Ciara Roddy while Business teacher Ms. Edel Connolly accepted a certificate on the school’s behalf. Congratulations to all concerned.
CEIST Bake-Off 2019
There was a great air of excitement in our school on Thursday last when students competed for the Convent of Mercy CEIST Bake-off title of 2019. A total of thirteen girls, Alicia Nolan, Abby Gooney, Lisa Kennedy, Anna Gooney, Ellen Kelly, Lucy Greene, Aliya Hone, Kate Cunningham, Julie Pereira, Aisling McRory, Amy Gallagher, Nikola Mielec, Antonina Pliszka, Katie Morgan contested the junior title and two girls Rachel O’Grady, and Eleanor Walsh contested the senior title. The senior category bake-off is centred on the theme of “Family” where students can choose to depict their interpretation of this theme as creatively as possible. At junior level there are no restrictions of a theme and the girls are free to depict any idea they wish. Students must design, bake and decorate their novelty cake with this theme in mind in three hours. The unenviable task of choosing the winners was given to Mr. Declan Molloy and Ms. Alison Crean, who after hours of judging the presentation, the texture and the taste of the cakes awarded the much coveted titles to Eleanor Walsh (fifth year) in the Senior category and in the junior category, Nikola Mielec (2nd year) was awarded first place, Amy Gallagher, (2nd year) was awarded second place and Aliya Hone (1st year) was awarded third place in the junior category. Congratulations to all who competed on the day and no doubt there are many girls who have the 2020 title in their sights. A sincere thank you to Mr. Declan Molloy and Ms. Alison Crean for their expertise in judging and advice offered to the girls post judging. Also a big thank you to Ms. Cleary (Home Economics teacher) who organised this event in our school. The girls’ entries will go forward to the next round of the CEIST Bake-off. We wish all girls the best of luck in the competition.