Friday, October 16th 2015
Following our recent Open Evening we would like to remind parents of first year students for 2016-2017 that the closing date for acceptance of completed application forms is
Friday, October 16th 2015
The Student Council with prefects and Deputy Prefects represent the student body. The Council aims at giving a sense of responsibility. It is an opportunity for staff and students to develop a working relationship that benefits all.
Orla Casey (left) and Gift Okoro (right) following their election as Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl ( respectively).
We wish them a happy and successful term of office. Below is a photograph of the Prefects and Deputy Prefects following their training and commitment ceremony.
Twenty five students from the city and county were invited to hone their entrepreneurial skills in a recent enterprise camp which was held at the Cork Institute of Technology over five days in August.
Two students Anneka O’ Donoghue (left) and Chloe Daly (right) from St. Vincent’s Secondary School applied and were chosen to participate in the course. The students worked in teams, experienced life in an entrepreneurial environment as they were guided through processes such as idea generation and identifying business potential. The week provided an insight into the life of an entrepreneur in a busy and inspiring environment. A series of guest speakers, along with frequent visits from the on-site start up, offered inspiration and motivation.
All students had to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges on the final day. They worked together learning how to think, plan and act like entrepreneurs to develop their business ideas.
“I enjoyed working with my team on our product. I am also a lot more confident giving public presentations. I’ve made new friends and I’d love to go there again in the future. I learned so much about setting up a business” – Chloe Daly
“I had a lot of fun there and learned a lot about Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Team Work. We met Colette Twomey, owner of Clonakilty Black Pudding who discussed business ideas with us. We even saw the Munster Rugby team train and helped entrepreneurs conduct market research. It was an enjoyable learning experience. Everyone was so nice to us and the others participating in the camp were lots of fun to work with. It was a great opportunity to be chosen for such an interesting and valuable course. I’m glad I took the opportunity!” – Anneka O’Donoghue
Celebrating 200 Years – Religious Sisters of Charity
Sisters from various parts of the country and from abroad gathered in the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Anne with Bishop Buckley and priests and people of the Cathedral Parish to offer a Mass of Thanksgiving for Venerable Mary Aikenhead. Representatives from St. Vincent’s Primary and Secondary Schools, St. Vincent’s Centre, St. Patrick’s, Wellington Road and from Marymount joined the Sisters for the celebration as well as friends, associates and family members.
The mass was attended by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Chris O’ Leary. Rev. Sarah Marry from St. Anne’s Shandon also attended. (Mary Aikenhead was baptised in Shandon). Sr. Mary Christian General Leader of the Sisters of Charity and Sr. Phyllis Behan, Provincial of the Sisters of Charity were also present at the celebration. Following the mass, refreshments were served in St. Vincent’s Secondary School.
The Sisters of Charity Congregation was founded by a Cork woman, Venerable Mary Aikenhead in 1815 and she opened her first convent in Dublin with the support of Rev. Daniel Murray, the Archbishop of Dublin. In 1826 Mary Aikenhead brought a group of Sisters to Cork to open St. Vincent’s Convent and in 1870 another group of Sisters came to open St. Patrick’s Hospital on Wellington Road. During the past 200 years the Congregation has opened convents, hospitals and schools in England, Scotland, California, Zambia, Nigeria, Malawi and Australia.
Congratulations to all our Junior Certificate students on your fabulous results. We are very proud of you. Many thanks to your parents for their constant and ongoing support. A big thank you to your teachers for their hard work and dedication. A great team effort - well done to all!
Congratulations to Laura Morrissey, Sophie Manning and Sara Constant as they enjoy a well earned cupcake following a very successful fundraiser for basketball. Laura organised a 'Cup Cake Day ' in the Social Area to raise money for the Irish National Basketball U16 Team for their forthcoming tournament in Spain in October. She was ably assisted by Sophie and Sara. Well done to all!