Saoirse Hyland in TY, and Tara Neville Moynihan in 1st Yr, both received their special merit awards for the Texaco Art Competition at a special ceremony at Kilmainham Hospital, Dublin on Thursday. Both of their artworks will travel to various galleries around the country as part of the Texaco Art Exhibition. Congratulations on such a fantastic acheivement girls.
Link to some photos from todays culture experience.
On Friday the 26th of May, fifth year students and Ms.Cotter organised a culture day for the first years. Fifth year students from a range of different countries came together to present the 1st years with a talk where people spoke about their cultures .The first years were then brought to the hall and were able to go around and sample foods from these cultures.
Teachers took part also bringing in food from South Africa ( Ms.Penny), France(Ms.Bonbon) and Korea(Mr.English). Students and some teachers also wore the traditional clothes or jewellery of their country. All together there was 16 different stands with a variety of foods for the first years to eat from countries like Armenia, India, Slovakia, Russia and Nigeria.
The first years got a chance to experience and learn about the many different cultures within our school. We hope to do this again next year and to celebrate the multiple cultures within our school. With a big thanks to all teacher and students involved in organising and setting up this event.
Account added by Fíona Omobamidele
List of people who took part:
● Esther Tebbe (USA)
● Cheska Dela Cruz (Philippines)
● Juan Miguel (Philippines)
● Akil Benny (India)
● Ms.Penny (South Africa)
● Jakub Agarski (Slovakia )
● Eugenia Hanniffy ( Russia)
● Gohar Adamyan (Armenia)
● Gayane Gevorgyan (Armenia)
● Rehan Ahmed ( Pakistan)
● Daniel Jupe ( New Zealand)
● Sandra Ogundele (Nigeria)
● Tosin Shokeye (Nigeria)
● Stephanie Darlington (Nigeria)
● Diana Lavrova (Estonia)
● Fíona Omobamidele (Ireland)
● Ashely Njonguo (Cameron)
● Pearla Rock (Congo)
● Oberon Kangela (Congo)
● Mr. english ( korea)
● Ms. Bonbon (France)
The first years boys were defeated 6-2 in the Leinster Shield final by Colaiste Choilm Swords yesterday.
In scorching conditions that reminded this scribe of Ireland at the '94 World Cup in USA, the lads played out a very exciting game. Although the better team won on the day, the scoreline flattered our opponents somewhat. In fact we took the lead and the game was very even until late on when Colaiste Choilm pulled away with some clinical finishing as we threw players forward looking to get back into the contest.
The lads can be extremely proud of their achievements this year and by the way they represented the school. A great team spirit cultivated this season will hopefully reap further rewards in the campaigns ahead.
The Healthy Living Committee are proud to receive a Banner from the Health Promoting Schools Programme run by the HSE in recognition for all their hard work in promoting a healthy lifestyle in Colaiste Chiarain. Students, parents and teachers were involved in introducing initiatives based on mental and physical health in the school which also included Smile Week and Sport's Day.
These initiatives have been in place for the past two years and we hope to receive a flag from the HSE in September to declare that we are a Health Promoting School.
Many thanks to all who have helped out over the years.
Once again our Graduating class of 2017 did us proud this evening as they bid a fond farewell to the school in the company of their parents and teachers. It was great to see so many happy smiles and a few tears scattered in there too, but life moves on as they make way for another year group in Colaiste Chiarain.
We would welcome some more photos to add to the collection so if anyone would like to share some memories from the night then we would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will upload them for all to enjoy.
Our continued success in Basketball was highlighted today during a gathering in the school. Presentations were made to Mary McGuire and to Yvonne Bracken for their sterling work in promoting basketball in the school. Under their stewardship the school reached five all Ireland Finals with many more to come. The entire community acknowledge the efforts of both Mary and Yvonne for all they do for the sport in the school.
Congratulation to all our award recipients this week. On Monday and Tuesday of this week each year group assembled in the hall for this eagerly awaited ceremony.
1st Year Awards
Back Row: A.Harrington (Female Sports), J.Ledwedge (Sports), E.Balogun (Sports), H.Farrell (Sports), B.O'Hare.
Front Row: A.McCarthy (Female Diagras), M. A. Merenciuc Sadoveanu (Spirit of Colaiste Chiarain), S.Baker (Female student of the Year), A.Slowey (Female Degras), O.Leahy (Student of the Year)
Student of the Year
Sophie Baker, B.O'Hare, Oscar Leahy
2nd Year Awards
Back Row: R.Hession (Spirit of Colaiste Chiarain), C.Masterson (Spirit of Colaiste Chiarain), D.Melville (Male Sports), J.Quinn (Student of the Year) O. Oyekan (Arts and Literature) J.Ward (Arts and Literature) G.Heffron
Front Row: K.Thornton (Female Sports) A.Hyland (Student of the Year) C. Kouogum (Female Diagras) J. Bitinaite (Female Diagras) E.McDonnell (Arts and Literature) C.Tebbe, (Arts and Literature) C.Jackson (Male Diagras)
3rd Year Awards
Back Row: D.Broderick, A.Hession (Male Diagras) J. Casey (Male Sports) T.Howe (Male Sports) F.Akorede (Female Sports) S.Cotter.
Front Row: A.Maher (Female Diagras) E.Ginnety (Male Student of the Year) C.Ledwidge (Spirit of Colaiste Chiarain) S.Byrne (Female Student of the Year)
5th Year Awards
Back Row: R.Potts, C.Sunderland, O.Tully, N.Carey, J.Agarski, C.Cotter
Front Row: K.Walsh, G. Gervarygow, E.Coburn, S.Tiernan, S.Flattery, E.Hanniffy
5th Student of the Year
R.Potts, E.Coburn, S.Tiernan, N.Carey, C.Cotter
5th Year Class Awards
Back Row: R.Potts, P.Lynch, S.Englishby, C.Byrne, D.Wall, O. Stoicescu, C.Cotter.
Front Row: A.Njonguo, L.Power, S.McPadden, G.Adamyan, K.Dempsey
Back Row: T.Carey, B.Brezina, K.Sweeney, D.Hetherington, L.Doran, S.Smyth, J.Donohue, Mel Dela Cruz.
Front Row: E.Boland, C.Sleith, N.Cosgrove, K.Sleith, A.Abdulrashid, A.Kiernan, S.Walsh, F.Hayes
Student of the Year 2017
C.Sleith, L.Doran, O. Hoelzle
T.Carey, F.Hayes, M. Sharif, M.Cox.
Congratulations to Ciara Bracken and Tiernan Howe who have been selected to represent Ireland at U16 level.
Ciara joins the Irish U16 Basketball team to play in Macedonia Aug 15-27th in FIBA U16 Womens Championship, and Tiernan, 3rd year has been selected for the Irish U16 boys Basketball team, playing in FIBA U16 men's Championships in Bulgaria, Aug 8-20th.
We had a digital ribbon cutting ceremony today to launch a web based Chronicle comprising of forty five short stories and poems. The collection of stories and poems represents work drawn from all year groups and we are extremely proud to be part of this initiative to foster creative writing within the school.
A special thanks to Ms.Keher and Ms.McConnon for all their work with the project and in particular to all students who submitted work for the collection.
The Chronicles can be viewed from this link or under Information / bookshelf on the home page of the school website www.colaistechiarain.com
Jon Weir from Simon Community was presented with a cheque today, as a result of a fundraising project conducted by the 5th Year LCA group.
Well done to all involved and a big thank you to all staff and students who supported the project.
After our camping trip the activity week continued at a hectic pace. On Wednesday the class went on a 1916 Walking Tour of Dublin with the inimitable Lorcan whose passion for the subject was rivalled only by his indepth knowledge. He really brought this chapter of history to life.
Following the tour we visited Irish Aid for a workshop. This was an eye-opener for us all. The class were divided into families and had to make decisions on education, food security and transport and see how their decisions impacted on their lives.
On Thursday we had a wonderful workshop from Mr Broderick. The class made butter the old-fashioned way and learned about match-making and many of the old customs and stories from our not too distant past.
This 6th group photo will require a bit of Photoshop work to get it ready in time for the graduation booklet.
Parents' Council are seeking donations of any unused school books and or uniforms.
To start the activity week the TYs visited the Shannon River Adventure Centre in Roscommon. The various activities included archery, climbing wall, mudslide, obstacle course, kayaking, pier jumping and camping (not glamping!).
Students from 1A5 displaying their fabulous Medieval history projects in the library this morning.
These first year students are currently studying The Renaissance in history class. Here they are emulating Michaelangelo who spent 4 years on his back painting the ceiling of The Sistine Chapel in The Vatican!
All those fortunate to be present for the talent show experienced an amazing array of talent from our students. Fifteen acts presented on the night and the entire show was compered most capably by the multi talented (not to mention eye candy) duo of Jack O'Donohoe and Ciaran Griffin. A special word of praise must be reserved for a wonderful audience who cheered on each act and made all the performers fell so at ease.
The judges spoke of the difficulty they had in separating the acts but in the end 1st place was awarded to Tadhg Carey and Tamsyn Kenny, 2nd place went to Laoise Power and Cliona Tebbe, while third place was deemed to be a tie between Jake Ward and Daniel Jupe.
Finally a word of thanks to Ms. Sullivan and Ms. Caffrey for organising the event and to the large number of staff who help on the night and supported the event.
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Our 3rd year group shared a memorable day in Tayto Park on Thursday. By all accounts, youth and enthusiasm was the order of the day as they made every effort to persuade their teachers to ride the roller coaster and climbing wall. A big thanks to Mr.Broderick and Mr.Cotter for organising the day.
Well done to all 37 students who completed a tough 20 km hike in Glendalough on Friday 28th April, and most were still smiling at the end! A special word of thanks to Mr.Kennedy, Ms.Deasy and Ms.Delaney for leading the way.