First year Art students recently visited St. FinBarr's Cathedral with their Art teacher Ms. Neill. They learned about the history of this beautiful Neo-Gothic Cathedral. They were also shown the Cathedral's famous Golden Angel which tradition tells us will herald the end of the world by blowing its golden trumpet, thus giving Cork people a head start on the rest of the world!
Caitlin O'Sullivan 2nd year (left) and Kate Healy 3rd year (right) members of the Hollyhill Ladies' Football Club. They take on Middleton in the Under 16 Munster Cup Quarter Final over the weekend. We wish them and Hollyhill LFC every success.
Ms. S. Connolly with 5th year students Amy Sexton, Sophia Geaney and Kelsey Ricken.
The students entered a project on Low tech assisted technology for secondary students with dyslexia. The aim of the project was to provide opportunities to make it easier for students with dyslexia to read text books, computer screens and text messages. Their project won first place in the Senior Life Science category in Scifest in CIT. Congratulations on the great work.
Second year students Sarah Constant, Asah Asikin and Aoibh Kingston with Ms. S. Connolly.
Their project explored Dehydration Levels in Teenagers
Back row: left Katelin Scannell, Grace Healy, Emily Walsh, Elisha Twomey, Aisling McKenzie, Lauryn Homan, Ralia Vandyoussefi Front row; left Orla Murphy, Zoe Mulcahy, Chloe Morey, Hazel Forde, Eve Hannigan
St. Vincent's Junior Basketball Team had a busy but very successful day in the National Basketball Arena in Dublin yesterday. They beat Crescent Comprehensive, Limerick in a very impressive semi-final with a score of 40 to 24 and went on to beat Castleblaney with a remarkable score of 39-17. They were deserving winners and came back to Cork in triumph as All Ireland Basketball Champions 2015 under 14 A Cup. Eve Hannigan was named MVP and received the golden ball.
Congratulations to the team, Coaches Domie Mullins and Janice Dupuy, PE Teacher J.O' Sullivan, all staff members in St. Vincent's and Parents
The Student Council organised a Cake Sale in aid of the Irish Cancer Society in the school at break time. The worthy cause received widespread support from students and staff. A cake and a smile were the order of the day in the Social Area.
Happy Easter to one and all!
Well done to all First Year & Transition Year Students who participated in the CIT's My Education, My Future Art Initiative which opened at the James Barry Exhibition Centre in CIT Bishopstown recently. The artworks looked amazing on display alongside work by students from six other Cork City and County schools. To everyone's delight St. Vincent's were the winners of a number of prizes on the day. Congratulations to Art Teacher Ms. J. Neill.
The People's Choice Prize: Emily Walsh & Chloe Mullen
The Individual School's Prize: Emma Yelverton Casey
Under 15 Runner Up Prize: Mia Wallace, Valerija Rusinova & Megan Ann Murphy.
St. Vincent's Artists - You did yourself proud!
Fifth Year students with their certificates and trophy for winning the Fifth Year Class Award. Ms. E. Lysaght History teacher holds the prize winning booklet entitled Some Memories Never Fade
Congratulations to all!
Prize Winners of the Leaving Certificate Individual and Group Categories pictured with History teacher Ms. E. Lysaght
Well done to our under 14 Basketball Team who won the League Final in Neptune Stadium this afternoon. They beat Blarney in a nail biting final. The final score was 29 to 27 in favour of St. Vincent's. Congratulations to our coaches, staff and students. Thanks to all parents for the great support.
left to right: Mia Wallace 1st year, Emma Yelverton Casey 4th year, Abigail Power 6th year, Brianna Kenneally 4th year, Caitlyn Scannell 2nd year, Karolina Perednevaite 5th year, Kayleigh Curtin 6th year & Leah O' Mahony 3rd year missing from photograph.
Congratulations to all recipients on their recent awards which they received due to their positive contribution to the community of St. Vincent's Secondary School
Social Work Placement is an vital element of the TY Programme in the school. It aims to highlight the great work carried out every day by local charities and volunteer led organisations in Cork. TY students are given the opportunity to see and experience how many of these organisations contribute to supporting those most in need in our society. Students are currently on placement with organisations such as Penny Dinners, Knocknaheeny/Hollyhill Youth Project, St. Vincent's Centre and the Irish Heart Foundation. We hope that this opportunity may inspire our students to find ways in which they can contribute to improving the social fabric of our society.
A Volunteers' Day is also part of the TY Social Work Module. It involved a series of talks from well known Cork based charities that rely heavily on the support of volunteers. It is hoped that the day will give students a greater understanding of the role of volunteers and how these charities support many people in need.
We would like to thank Patricia Phelan from St. Vincent's Centre, Catherine Twomey form Penny Dinners, Timmy Murphy from Cork City FC, Catherine Dineen from Autism Ireland and Helen O' Donovan & Nemo from the Irish Guide Dogs for for giving of their time in raising student awareness to the many needs in modern society. Perhaps it is appropriate to conclude with a comment from one of the TY students Brianna Kenneally when reflecting on the value of such a day she states :'it shows us that volunteering goes a long way and makes a big impact on people's lives'
My Education...My Future is a Second Level Art Engagement Project presented by CIT. Many schools from the Cork Area participate in the project. It is part of the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival. Please enjoy some of the work of First Year and TY students from St. Vincent's which was exhibited in the James Barry Exhibition Centre on the CIT Campus in Bishopstown. The project invites students to reflect on the meaning of education on their lives and encourages them to visually portray its impact on their future lives in a personal and unique way