Convent of Mercy wins The Strokestown Park Investec School Sculpture Competition 2018
Congratulations to fifth year students Ciara Fallon, Anna Finan, Ciara Crosbie and Sinead Kelly and the students from Ms. Frances Kilcommin’s Art class who were announced as winners of The Strokestown Park School Sculpture competition 2018. This year students were asked to design and produce a sculpture based on an allocated letter of the alphabet that is inspired by an aspect of Strokestown Park. The work of this year’s entrants was put on display on the Alphabet Walk in the walled gardens of Strokestown Park during the summer months. The winning sculpture was ‘Fashion’. This sculpture is inspired by Olive Hales Packenham Mahon’s collection of clothes.
Senior B Volleyball All –Ireland Final
Congratulations to Ms. Farragher and our Senior B Volleyball team who competed in this year’s Senior B Volleyball All-Ireland final. The girls and their coach Ms. Farragher got a heroes send off from our school on last Wednesday morning. The girl’s opponent on the day was Rockford Manor School, Blackrock, Dublin. The girls fought hard during the match and despite a great team performance and skilful rallies the Roscommon girls were defeated on this occasion. Congratulations to all involved on reaching this stage of the competition- a wonderful achievement. The girls would like to sincerely thank Ms. Farragher for her dedication and help with the team and a big thank you to Mr. Quinn for accompanying the supporters on the day.
Cadette B Volleyball team through to the All-Ireland Semi Finals
Pictured above are the Convent of Mercy Cadette B Volleyball team who qualified this week for the All-Ireland Semi Finals at UCD on December 17th. Back Row L-R: Limani Tsatiashvili, Roisín Kilcline, Sinéad Mannion, Reece Higgins, Sally Bolger. Front Row L-R: Nicole Reaney, Ciara Carr, Anna Campbell, Niamh Kelly and Ava McFadden.
On Monday, December 10th, the school’s annual “Trade Fair” took place. This fair saw the fruits of the Transition Years integral module, “The Student Enterprise Awards”, take place in the Assembly Hall. The “Student Enterprise Awards” is a nationwide competition that is run in conjunction with Transition Year students. The competition sees an individual / group set up and run their own business during the year. This is a highly prolific section of the T.Y. programme and our school has been traditionally strong with a high entrepreneurial presence. The assembly hall was a hive of activity on Wednesday last as products and services of the following companies were on display; “Crew Neck Tops”, “Deck the Baubles”, “Sweet Trees”, “Pic Me”, “Family Coat of Arms”, “Wooden Wonders”, “Happy Petals”, “Pick Me”, “Wooden treasures”, “All Scrubbed Up”, “Fantastic Faces”, “Love in a Jar”, “Braclets & Scrunchies”, “Stress Heads”, “Deck the Baubles” “Hot Chocolate Mug Sets”, “Charger Care& Repair”, “Relaxation Station”, “Beanie Bois & Christmas Cards”, “Get Lit”, “Personalised Photo Frames” and “Sweet Trees”. This colourful array conveys the fact that the future is bright for this year’s Transition Year students. A special thank you to all who helped in any way in making this event such a success and in particular, Ms. Connolly, Mr. Cunningham, Mr. O’Reilly (Enterprise Teachers) and Frank Beirne (Caretaker).
Congratulations to all involved in the Convent of Mercy production of ‘Hairspray’. With Mrs. Majella Flanagan as Producer/ Director, Mrs. Siofra Byrne as Musical Director, and Laoise Flanagan as choreographer, the production was a success with an extravaganza of music, drama, song and dance.
Good Luck Aisling
Best of luck to second year student Aisling Hanly who is currently in Finland representing Ireland in the European Deaf Futsal championship. The 2018 European Championships are taking place in Tampere, Finland. Aisling and the Irish team flew to Finland last week and will be based in Tampere for the duration of the tournament. Earlier this year, Aisling was instrumental in securing a place for Ireland in the finals; she scored three goals in the final group game against Italy which Ireland won 6-2. Aisling has made history as the youngest player to ever score at that tournament. Ireland begins this Championship with an opening match against Spain, followed by matches against Germany and Norway on the following two days. Well done Aisling on this fantastic achievement.