Congratulations to the 2nd year basketball team at St. Mary’s who beat Davis College Mallow 24-22 who led the first and second quarter of the game. Davis came back in the 3rd closing the gap. St. Mary’s came back in the fourth with Kate Liddy scoring 2 points from a layup in the last minute to put St. Mary’s ahead. St. Mary’s have now qualified to the quarter finals at the top of their group having the advantage of a home game next.
Our Second Year Spanish Class Our First Years Making Tortillas!
Our Second Year Treasure Hunt
Dr. Martin Tourish and Ciaran Tourish visited St. Mary’s to give an Irish traditional music master class to both students from St. Mary’s and CBS. It was a very enjoyable few hours and it was a pleasure to have such talented musicians in our school.
St Mary’s Charleville- All Ireland Enterprise Champions for the first time making history on the double.
This is the first time in the history of St Mary’s that an All Ireland Enterprise award has been won and also the first time in the history of North Cork Enterprise Board.
In September 2014, three very brave and entrepreneurial young ladies from First year, Mary O’Leary, Eva Fitzgibbon and Ciara Litchfield became members of the young entrepreneur club in the school and set out to set up their own business.
They came up with the Idea of, “Bring a Fairy Home’ and this name is now commonplace in many homes not only around Ireland but in France also.
The girls made fairy homes with a real difference. The homes come in the shape of a tooth with either a pink or blue door. When you buy a fairy home you buy a complete package and you openly bring magic into your childrens lives and your homes.
The tooth fairy pack comes with an advice pack for children. The Children are directed to knock once on the door and leave their fallen tooth. The cleaner the tooth is the more money the fairies will leave. The advice pack shows clearly how children should brush their teeth properly. The Fairies also prefer clean bedrooms and may not be able to do their magic in an untidy cluttered bedroom. The tooth fairies also encourage children to write to them and leave them pictures or crafts.
This very simple and magical idea is embedded in the promotion of dental hygiene for children whilst also trying to bring back the magic of writing and drawing and creativity for children, which is sometimes lost with the over-use of Information Technology among children.
Sales of these products have been enormous and the three entrepreneurs have worked tirelessly to make their business a success. They have won numerous awards in the run up to the All Ireland Final.
- Best overall company in Millstreest Young enterprise Trade Fair in Dec 2014
- Best overall company in the regional finals in March 2015
- And were crowned All Ireland Champions amidst great competition in Croke Park last Wednesday April 22nd where 17,000 students from all over Ireland took park in the overall competition.
Their products are currently on sale in Bridget’s Charleville, though their facebook page or by ringing.
The Fairy homes are also promoted in crèches and dentists surgeries around the charleville area.
If you wish you see their two minute video on their business just follow the link below: https://youtu.be/zB9Gv7Cctt4
On the 16th of April, three TY students, Caoimhe Fitzgibbon, Róisín Harmon O’Driscoll, and Maryclaire Carroll competed on UCC’s psych slam event 2015. In this competition they researched the topic of ‘Why we enjoy fear, Who watches horror films and why?’, and gave a 7 minute presentation regarding the topic. As a result, out of the nine schools that were present, they won 2nd place.
Ceiliúradh Seachtain na Gaeilge sa scoil i rith Mí na Márta. Bhí neart imeachtaí éagsúla ar siúl le linn an féile. Bhí Biongó, Tráth na gCeist agus Comórtas Ealaíne ar siúl. Comh maith le sin d’fhoghlaim na daltaí damhsaí ar nós Ionsaí na hInse agus Ballaí Luimní. Ar an Aoine cuireadh críoch leis an gceiliúradh le ceolchoirm, bhí nasc laidir idir an ceol traidisiúnta agus an amhránaíocht nua-aimseartha. Bhain daltaí na scoile taitneamh agus sult as na himeachtaí éagsúla.Is leatsa í Mar a deir an seanfhocal: ‘’Beatha Teanga í a labhairt’’
Five transition year students (Sophie Hudner, Michelle McCourt, Kelley O’Brien, Ròisin O’ Neill and Sheila Cagney) have come up with a product to benefit the special needs community. They have made a fitness DVD to include the special needs community for adults and teenagers.
It is a very enjoyable DVD and will no doubt have everyone working up a sweat. Their DVD includes stretching, warm-up, strength and conditioning training, dancing, cool-down and relaxation. All of these exercises are done to popular upbeat music accompanied by two special needs fitness professionals. They are also joined by three people with special needs including a lady in a wheelchair, to prove that it really is fit fun for everyone! The girls would like to extend a special thanks to Grainne Foley for her contribution to the DVD.
A huge congratulations is in order as they recently won a prize for ‘Best Overall Mini-Company’ at a trade fair in Millstreet. They competed against 50 other teams and were delighted with the end result. DVDs can be purchased in Lees Centra, Charleville or at the Charleville Park Hotel Leisure Club.
Here is a link to their youtube clip: http://youtu.be/4hc0Fc_f2wQ .
They also have a Facebook page ‘fit fun 4 every1’
Well done to the above 1st, 2nd and 3rd years who won the poster competition for Catholic Schools Week.
St. Mary’s TY Drama Group recently competed in the Briery Gap Theatre in Macroom. They are now after qualifying for the final of The All Ireland Transition Year Drama Festival.Best of luck girls!!