Congratulations to our Junior Certificate Students 2015 on your fabulous results. We are very proud of you. Many thanks to your parents for their constant and ongoing support. A very 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!
We wish all of our Leaving Certificate students the best of luck as Leaving Certificate results are due to be released on Wednesday 12th. Results will be available from St. Vincent's at 9.15am on Wednesday.
Fifth Year students organised a HB Ice Cream Funday in the school on Friday 22nd May. All proceeds were donated to Down Syndrome Ireland. A big thank you to Tom Singleton of Super Valu, Hollyhill for the ice cream and wafers.
Happy Holidays to all staff, students and the community of St. Vincent’s
Left Graduation of Transition Year Class 2015
Right Transition Year Student 2015 Emma Yelverton Casey being congratulated
by Mr. J. Deane, TY Coordinator and Ms. A. Murphy, Class Teacher
St. Vincent’s Secondary School hosted the Irish Wheelchair Association Cork County Inter Schools Competition recently. This competition follows on from a Disability Awareness Workshop held earlier in the year. Transition Year students from St. Vincent’s, The North Monastery, St. Peter’s Community School, Passage West and Beara Community School competed. St. Peter’s showed great teamwork and went on to win with a team from St. Vincent’s/North Monastery taking the runner up position. Many thanks to Paul Ryan, Irish Wheelchair Association Sport for organising the day
The Lord’s Taverners Ireland is a charity for disabled young people and those with special needs. This charity was launched in Ireland in 2007. Its president is George Hook. George made a presentation to the Irish Wheelchair Association in St. Vincent’s on May 18th 2015.
Giving Young People particularly those with special needs a sporting chance
Sixth year students invited staff members to a coffee morning in the school to say thank you for the help and support they received during their years in St. VIncent's. We wish them well in their forthcoming exams and every success in their future lives.
This module was presented to first year students by their mentor Mr. Gordon Adair who works for Musgraves. The programme was organised by Junior Achievement. The Economics of Staying in School comprises of several activities to help students understand the cost of early school leaving and the benefits of staying in school. The main programme concepts are careers, job market, employment, success, goal setting, budgeting, taxes etc. The students enjoyed the programme. The students really did see the benefits of education and how it impacts positively on their lives. Kaitlyn O' Flynn stated: 'if you stay in school and go on to college you will get a better job with a better wage'. While the key message that Mia Wallace took from the module was: 'be happy in your job, like what you do and make your own success'. Elisha Twomey took away a very important work/home balance from the module when she stated ' work hard but when you go home take care of your family, yourself and your health and wellbeing'
Picture above: Business Teacher Ms. E. Lysaght with Class Sibeal and Mentor Mr. G. Adair
Congratulations to Racheal Luxford Hyde on her horse riding success. Racheal goes horse riding in Glen Aire stables in Mallow. Racheal rides everyday and trains with her horse Jake - she says 'we work great together.' Racheal took part in the Annual Spring League over the past five weeks and she came first for showjumping. Well done Racheal and Jake!
Left to right: Emma Yelverton Casey, Sorcha Twomey, Shaunagh O' Riordan, Taylor Quinlan & Savannah Herlihy.
Five adventurous Transition Year students are travelling to Morocco on a trekking expedition in the Atlas Mountains in May. The students will also complete a community project repairing irrigation channels in a Moroccan farming community. Combining an expedition and a community project in the developing world facilitates the personal growth and the development of self-esteem and self-confidence among the students. The expedition will prove to be an invaluable life experience for the students concerned as they enter third level education and the world of work. Emma Casey Yelverton summarises the thoughts of the students prior to their departure: 'The hardest thing is not seeing my family and my friends. The best thing about this trip is helping a community and seeing a new place.'
We wish them and their teacher Mr. J. Deane every good wish on their exciting expedition and we look forward to hearing of their adventures on their safe return.
Helsa Okoro makes a presentation to Deputy Micheal Martin on his recent visit to the school. He was invited by Class Eanna who are currently working on their CPSE Action Research Project which examines the concept of democracy. The second year class travelled to the Dail last December with their teacher Ms. M. Fitzgerald and Deputy Martin made a return visit to the school for a Q & A Session.
Transition Year Art students recently visited the 5,000 year old Neolithic Passage Tomb at Newgrange, Co Meath. Students stated that it was an amazing experience to witness first hand the wonderful architectural and artistic skills of our ancestors.