by Stephen Johnson CAOIMHE Roisin Downing from the Probalscoil Inbhear Sceine in Kenmare has been awarded a JP McManus All Ireland Scholarship Award. Caoimhe will continue her third-level studies at the University of Limerick. JP McManus established the scholarship programme in 2008 to help young people throughout Ireland avail of third-level education. This year sees the awarding of new 125 All Ireland Scholarships from the 32 counties, with a
The Sherkin Island community is preparing for an influx of visitors this coming week as the conferring of awards for the Dublin Institute of Technology’s (DIT) BA in Visual Art Graduation ceremony takes place on Thursday, 6 November 2014 at 1.30pm. Family and friends of the 18 graduating students will make their way to the island for this special occasion and to celebrate with the students and the island community
Junior Infants We are delighted to welcome twelve new pupils to Kealkill N.S. this year who have all settled in so well under the guidance of their teacher Ms. Maria Daly. They had a busy first term undertaking a terrific ‘Butterfly’ project which saw them provide a home in their classroom for five caterpillars which transformed into beautiful butterflies which they released & celebrated with a butterfly party.
Carrigboy mini sevens had a very enjoyable outing against Kealkill NS and Adrigole NS in Kealkill last week. The boys’ team lost out to Kealkill after a great game. The girls’ team qualified for the next round of the competition after two great performances. Thanks to Darren Stock and Joe O’Driscoll for training our teams.
THE Bantry Bay Lions hosted a dinner celebration for the winners of the All-Ireland 2014 Intel Youth Enterprise Ideation competition. The Beara Community School in Castletownbere, represented by Daniel O’Neill, John O’Donoghue, Nicole Elphick, Caitriona Anne Nee, Jayden Murphy and David O’Driscoll.
SPEAKING in Clonakilty Sinn Féin MEP for Ireland South Liadh Ní Riada praised the staff, parents and children of Gaelscoil Mhíchíl Uí Choileáin on their successful participation in the European Comenius program. The entire school community welcomed a group of 28 students and 16 teachers from Croatia, France, Germany and Italy on a week-long visit as part of the Comenius program.
STUDENT teachers are facing severe financial hardship as a result of the withdrawal of grants previously issued to them to undertake mandatory Gaeltacht placements. In 2012 the Department of Education abolished the grants for the mandatory three-week placements for primary teachers and following a report on the placements by a working group revised the timetable up to four weeks to be taken in two blocks of two weeks.
THE Gaiety School of Acting Shakespeare schools programme is taking place in St Marys Theatre, Rossmore on 24th and 25th November next. The programme is aimed at Junior Cert, Leaving Cert and Transition Year students. Tickets are €12 per student and all teachers go free.
A SPECIAL Student Enterprise Conference for more than 400 fourth and fifth year pupils from schools throughout West Cork (Beara to Crosshaven) was hosted today by the Local Enterprise Office, Cork West, in Inchydoney Lodge and Spa. The “Leaders on Our Level” conference was aimed at encouraging senior students undertaking the West Cork Schools Enterprise Programme to realise the possibilities available to them outside of the school gates. Participants are
London Chamber Brass Quintet present A Day at the Circus Workshops to schools in West Cork as part of Cork County Council’s Tuning Up programme
THE London Chamber Brass Quintet will be making its first visit to West Cork this week through Cork County Council’s Tuning Up Programme. This dynamic quintet will be holding workshops in Gaelscoil Mhichil Uí Choileain, Clonakilty; Drimoleague Junior School, Kilcoe National School near Skibbereen; and Derryclough National School near Drinagh. Made up of professional brass musicians based in London including trumpet player Sebastian Philpott, the quintet has played with English