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West Cork students are on top of the world!

by Eoghan O’Connell THREE students from Kinsale Community School have been crowned the 2014 Google Science Fair champions beating off stiff competition from top students from across the globe. The trio, Ciara Judge (16), Emer Hickey (16) and Sophie Healy Throw (16) made their school and West Cork incredibly proud with their latest achievement. The trio who won the BT Young Scientist competition in January 2013 then followed that up

Increased anti bullying fund a welcome boost for parents

PARENTS in West Cork are set to benefit from training which will arm them with vital tools to assist their children when issues of bullying arise. Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, has announced funding of €55,000 to support anti-bullying training sessions for parents in 2014. This is on top of €60,000 announced earlier this year and brings the 2014 allocation to a total of €115,000.

Clon school sets trend for after school care with Sherpa Kids

ST JOSEPH’S National School, Clonakilty has become the first school in Ireland to set the trend in offering primary school going students after school care with Sherpa Kids Ireland. Sherpa Kids Ireland aims to roll out the service throughout Ireland within the next five years through over 80 franchisees, creating more than 2,000 new jobs servicing over 10,000 families.

Maria Immaculata Community College, Dunmanway volunteer in Romania

IN June 2014, a group of students and two teachers from Maria Immaculata Community College Dunmanway travelled to Bucharest Romania with the charity organisation Habitat for Humanity Ireland. Two teachers and five students travelled from Maria Immaculata Community College Dunmanway; Ms Sarah Kennedy, Ms Aisling Walsh, Jack Wilson, Mark McCarthy, Sean Masterson, Siun Casey-Ellis, Noeleen McSweeeney and also two students from Sacred Heart Secondary School Clonakilty; Maya Sullivan and Tiffanie

Rosscarbery annual school – 26-28 September 2014

Ireland and Germany have had strong cultural and ecclesiastical links back to the Middle Ages. St. Mary’s Abbey, Rosscarbery, is the only definitely known daughter-house of the famous Schottenklöster, Irish Benedictine monasteries founded in the 11th century in Bavaria and Austria.  The monks from Rosscarbery went from St James in Regensburg which was to become the mother-house of some twelve monasteries, as far away as Kiev and Vienna.