Congratulations to all SVSS students who had excellent punctuality for the 2017/18 academic year. Congratulations also to the students who made a significant improvement in their punctuality during the year. Being on time for school each morning and being on time for each class is proof on the commitment that each student has made to her education. Many thanks to all parents for your support in the work of our school. Thank you to Ms. E. Lysaght for leading this successful initiative.
Congratulations to Emma Spillane on her recent successes in her sporting area of rowing. Emma won a gold medal in the Relay Race in the South Coast Indoor Rowing Tournament. Emma also took silver in the Singles 500 metre race in the same Tournament.
We wish Emma every success in her next competition in the South Coast Whitegate Rowing Ragetta.
Congratulations to First Year Student Michaila Hickey on her recent success in winning first place in a Language Competition.
Michaila's task was to translate from English to Polish. Her well deserved prize was a certificate and a ten day trip to Poland with her father.
Well done Michaila and perhaps you may chose a future career working as an interpreter
for the EU!
SVSS students participated in a ‘Healthy Cities Network’ initiative in Belfast recently. They formed part of a delegation between Cork and Belfast and participated in a major seminar which focused on projects and connections between the two cities. Eve Hannigan, Chloe Morey and Sarah Constant made a major presentation as part of the seminar, on the theme of the ‘Mind Your Head’ programme which is organised as part of the healthy cities initiative.
As well as participating in the seminar, students enjoyed a bus tour of Belfast city, viewing Belfast City Hall, Stormont and the Shankill Road. Students were treated to dinner in Belfast City Hall with Belfast Lord Mayor, Nuala McAllister. Conscious of the education links between North and South, students visited a local Primary School; where SVSS students met and engaged with students and staff from St. Joseph’s Primary School, Belfast. SVSS students joined the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald on this historic visit.
SVSS students and staff greatly appreciate the opportunity afforded by the Lord Mayor of Cork and counterpart Lord Mayor of Belfast – without whom, this visit would not have been possible. Thanks also to SVSS Home School Liaison Teacher, Ms. M. Fitzgerald, who accompanied the students.
TY student Molly McCoy claimed second place in the 2018 Life Advocate Awards. The annual essay-writing competition, aims to encourage research and critical-thinking on human rights and right -to- life issues.
This year students were asked to discuss the words of Mother Theresa; "Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being's entitlement by virtue of our humanity"
Representatives Christina and Kate from LifeWorks Education presented the award to Molly at the school recently. Also present was teacher Ms. N. Henry
First Year students enjoyed a bonding trip to Tayto Park recently. The students financed the trip from the their savings in the School Credit Union. The Credit Union is run by the TY students and they also accompanied the First Year Students on the fun trip.
SVSS Students received attendance certificates from the Lord Mayor in City Hall recently. The students received their awards to mark perfect attendance for the 2017/2018 academic year, while others received their awards for a significant improvement in attendance. Also present were their proud parents, Katherine Bulman (Principal) and Michelle Fitzgerald (HSCL Teacher). The ceremony was followed by a reception for students, parents and school staff. We wish to thank the Lord Mayor and his staff for recognising the importance of school attendance and its value in the education of our students.
Leaving Certificate Students hosted a coffee morning for staff as an expression of their appreciation for the work and dedication of all staff throughout their secondary education at SVSS . Congratulations and best wishes to the Class of 2018. We wish everyone the best of luck in the forthcoming State Examinations.