Maths Week Ireland 2018 took place from the 13th October – 21st October. This is an all-Ireland celebration of maths and is a partnership of over 50 universities, institutes of technology, colleges, schools, museums, libraries, visitor’s centres, and professional bodies – any group that values maths. Maths Week Ireland promotes awareness, appreciation, and understanding of maths through a huge variety of events and activities. The school was a hive of activities last week as it participated in national Maths Week. Students got involved in solving puzzles, looking at the logic in maths, entering a maths poster competition and most importantly enjoying the fun side of maths. The week culminated in a monster table quiz where our 5th year Caras (mentors) teamed up with their 1st year Caras to participate in a table quiz.
NUIG Business Students Awards
On Wednesday, October 10th, nine of our students who received an A in Junior Certificate Honours Business Studies, were presented with Certificates of Achievement from the NUI, Galway J.E. Cairns School of Business and Economics. The presentations were made at a special ceremony in the Bailey Allen Hall at the university which included teachers and parents, the president of the BSTAI and academics from the business School in NUIG. Dr. Kieran Conboy, Dean of the College of Business Public Policy and Law, who presented the certificates to each individual, congratulated all the students on their achievement of being in the top 9% of national results.
6th Year LCVP Colour Run Fundraiser
The 6th year LCVP classes held a sponsored 5k colour run for our school on Friday October 26th. This fun run involved students, teachers and school staff running, walking or jogging 5K as they were pelted by powdered paint by the enthuastic sixth years!. The proceeds of this run went to Western Alzheimers and the extra curricular fund at our school .The sixth years would like to thank their LCVP teachers, Mrs. Hession, Ms. Connolly and Ms. R. Kelly for all their help in planning and running this fun school activity. A big thank you also to all who participated on the day and also to those who gave generous sponsorship. Well done to all concerned.
Pope John II Awards
On Wednesday, October 24th, six students from our school received a Pope John Paul II Award in a ceremony held in Summerhill College, Sligo. The Award is primarily aimed at post junior certificate students who are still in full time education. The Award serves to encourage students to get involved in their local community and local church and recognises their effort through varying degrees of awards depending on the commitment given by the student. There are four awards, The Papal Cross, Gold, Silver and Bronze and it has a completion time of sixteen months. Young people can earn an award by taking part in activities through Parish Involvement, Social Awareness and the preparation of a reflective presentation on the work they were involved in. Each award requires different levels of commitment ranging from an hour a week for twenty-six weeks for the Papal Cross down to an hour a week for eight weeks for the Bronze Award. Rachel Hamill and Rachel Nally were awarded a Papal Cross, Shauna Mannion, Rachel O’Grady, Emma Whitney and Niamh Crowley were all presented with a gold award.