Statement from the State Exams
Congratulations to First Year student, Isabelle Sexton who was awarded second place in the Junior category of the 6th annual CEIST Bake-Off which took place on Friday the 6th of March in Árdscoil na Tríonoide, Athy. The CEIST Bake- Off competition aims to encourage home baking and in particular creativity as students are asked to design, bake and decorate a novelty cake. There is no prescribed theme at junior level. This competition is open to all CEIST secondary school students. Seven Senior and Seven Junior students from CEIST schools all over the country battled it out to find out who will be the 2020 Champions and Mr. Edward Hayden of Ireland AM had the difficult task of judging the cakes. A representative from CEIST was present on the day and was delighted with the level of interest shown to date in this competition. Thank you to Mrs. O’Brien (Home Economics teacher) who accompanied the girls on the day.
Convent of Mercy Wins Wesley College Interschools Music Competition
On Friday, March 6th, members of the school Chamber Choir travelled to Dublin to compete in the Wesley College Interschools Music Festival. The choir has been rehearsing all year in the school’s music room and performed Vijay Singhs “Johnny says No” and Ola Gjeilo's “Tundra” in the competitions. There were 18 schools competing in the competitions. The high standard of performance from all the choirs present provided great entertainment for the adjudicators and for the audience. Our school was awarded first prize in the SSA competition and second prize in the SSAA competition. Many thanks to all involved and a special thank you to their Director Ms. Siofra Byrne for her time and expertise in preparing the girls. Well done to you all on such a wonderful achievement!
Connacht C U-19 Badminton Champions
A huge congratulations to transition year students, Róisin Hamrock, Rachel Murray, Taylor Kelly and Orla Connolly. The girls travelled to the Galway Lawn Tennis Club and competed against other schools. After some tough competition, the girls managed to successfully become the Connacht C U-19 Champions. Well done.
Runners up in the U16 B Badminton Connacht Championship
Well done to second year students, Anna Murray, Éabha Dowd, Anna Higgins and Ciara Dowd who took part in the Badminton Competitions recently. The girls are runner ups in the U16 B Connacht Championship. Fantastic achievement.
All Ireland Schools Cross Country
Congrats to our first year students Anna, Amy and Hazel who came 5th as a team in the All Ireland Schools Cross Country in Santry.
Student Enterprise Awards – County Final
Five groups from our school competed in the Student Enterprise Awards County Final in the Abbey Hotel on Thursday March 12th. It was a culmination of many months of hard work for the girls and congratulations to the following groups who represented our school in this year’s final; Muireann O’Brien, Jullya Rodrigues and Aoibheann Whelehan “T.Y. Trends” with their idea of fashion sustainability of selling pre-loved clothing. Niamh Fitzgerald, Sally Bolger, Sinéad Mannion and Anna Campbell “Head Bandz”. Michaela Martin, Emily Feeley and Claire Brennan with their company “Sugar Crush”, Limani Tsatiashvili and Giovanna Pas Torres who created and marketed crystal jewellery and congratulations to Hollie Harkins, Jessica Doran, Emma Crean and Alanna Donlon who were awarded an Environmental award for their company “Global Gals”. This innovative and contemporary enterprise competition has appeal to people of all ages and the girls did a wonderful job in producing very high quality products. The experience was very rewarding and most enjoyable for all three groups and they have gained much valuable experience in the area of enterprise. The school is extremely proud of the girls and recognises the level of work involved for this competition. Thank you to the Enterprise teachers, Ms. Connolly, Mr. Cunningham, Mr. O’Reilly and Ms R. Kelly. Thank you to Roscommon County Enterprise Board who supported the students throughout this process.
5th year LCVP trip to the ISPCA Centre
The 5th LCVP class had a visit to the ISPCA centre in Keenagh on Thursday the 12th March. They got a talk about the work the ISPCA do to help animals and got a tour of the centre which has horses, dogs and cats. This is part of the 5th years report for LCVP and they would like to thank Ronan from the centre for the informative talk. The students gave them a €400 cheque from money raised from a teacher vs student football match. They would also like to thank Ms Kelly for organising the trip and Mr. Fannon and Miss Hastings for accompanying them on the trip.