The Home Economics Department in Colaiste Na Toirbhirte, a girls’ secondary school in Bandon, is hosting a day-long food forum and farmers market on Monday, 9th March. This innovative, one-day event aims to enhance learning in the classroom and show students how the knowledge and skills they acquire at school can connect and transfer to careers in the thriving Irish food sector.
THE Sixth Class pupils participating in the Primary School Debating Competition have now progressed to the third Round. The team include: Michael Folan, Oliver O’Shea, Cohen Lee, TJ Sullivan, Hugh Fitzgerald and Eoghan O’ Mahony. The boys competed against Kilcoe N.S and St Mary’s Senior School, Dunmanway. They look forward to the next round in the coming weeks.
Kilcoe NS U11s quiz team represented Skibbereen Credit Union in the Credit Union Quiz county final in the Rochestown Park hotel last Sunday. Kilcoe NS were the winners on the day and go on to compete in the All-Irelands in Dublin during April.
THE annual cake sale organised by the Scoil na mBuachalli Parents Association will be held in the school on Friday evening 6th March from 7pm. All parents, pupils and family members are welcome to join in this fundraiser for the school. Admission will be €3 per adult and all children enter free.
Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan TD, has announced that the Government has agreed the implementation of two new policies to better support the sustainability of small schools, and particularly those in isolated areas. This policy approach involves two key elements, improved changes to the staffing schedule for some small schools and a voluntary protocol for future sustainability for one-teacher schools with reducing enrolments.
THE Minister for Education has said that the whole issue of small rural schools may be reviewed in response to concerns raised by rural communities across the country. A delegation from West Cork, facilitated by local TD Michael McCarthy met the minister in Dublin recently to once again outline the case for small rural schools. Among the group representing Cahermore NS on the Beara Peninsula, the most distant school from
BANK of Ireland is delighted to announce that the regional finalists for the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Recycling Fashion Competition 2015 in association with Repak have been announced. The competition is Ireland’s leading fashion and art competition for second level students. The All Ireland competition is now in its fifth year and aims to spark students’ imaginations; encouraging them to create unique, original and innovative outfits from recycled materials
FOR the second year in a row, Rossa College, Skibbereen were winners of the CEIA Schools Robot Competition beating Coláiste an Chroí Naofa, Carrig na bhfear in a tightly fought contest. Each year, the competition has a theme to highlight the many ways in which engineering and technology is embedded in our lives today. This year the theme was robots and the logic of George Boole, to coincide with the
THE Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan has performed the official sod turning on the site of the new community school at Gortnacloughy, Skibbereen. Construction is already underway at the 19 acre site, which will cater for 900 post-primary school students on completion in May 2016. Representatives from Mercy Heights Secondary School, Rossa College and St. Fachtna’s De la Salle, the current three post-primary schools in Skibbereen were on
SEVERAL Young Social Innovator projects are currently being undertaken in Scoil Phobail Bhéara. co-ordinated my Marie Murphy (Chaplain) and Caitriona Murphy.