On August 13th students from the class of 2019 returned to Scoil Mhuire to receive their Leaving Certificate results. Our students once again continued our proud tradition of producing outstanding results. Students were graded under the system, H1 – H8 at higher level and O1 – O8 at ordinary level.
These results ensure that students continued in further education with the majority of students securing their course of choice. Students this year received results in an impressive range of 21 subjects as well as LCVP. 35% of students took the higher level maths examination with all securing the bonus 25 points. 17% of Scoil Mhuire students secured in excess of 500 points, substantially better the national figure.
The percentage of students who gained more than 400 points stands at almost 44% while 63% of students achieved over 350 points. Congratulations and well done to students, parents and teachers on this super achievement.
In particular congratulations to Lisa Finn who secured the maximum 625 points, a wonderful achievement from a dedicated student.
An analysis of Leaving Certificate results from 2015 to 2019 highlights that almost 1 in every five Scoil Mhuire students (19%) secured more than 500 points. Over half of all students (51%) scored more than 400 points while 68% scored more than 350 points. These figures are well in excess of national figures and reflect the consistent hard work and dedication of students and teachers. Well done to all.
Well done to all the students who took part in the Sports Camp in Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk during Easter. Students enjoyed two days of basketball and badminton coaching.
Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk hosted a Woodwork camp for 4th 5th and 6th class students. This was a two-day camp where they used their creative skills and learned how to use various pieces of equipment to make a bird feeder. Well done to all who participated.
FRIENDSHIP WEEK 8th – 12th APRIL 2019
Amnesty International Ireland promotes Friendship Week in both primary and secondary schools around Ireland every year. It is a human rights education and fundraising event that helps support the work of Amnesty defending and raising awareness around Human and Children’s Rights.
In Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk the First Year students decided to promote Friendship Week from 8th – 12th April 2019. This initiative reinforces themes within the Junior Cycle, in particular in subjects such as SPHE, Wellbeing and the English curriculum. First Years sold Friendship bracelets to the students and teachers in the school as well as organising a bake sale. The funds raised from the bracelets will go to Amnesty and the funds raised from the Bake Sale will go to charity. In addition, the First Years distributed ‘Acts of Kindness’. These are suggestions on how to reach out to people we don’t normally reach out to and provide opportunities for students to be kind to one another in different ways.
On Thursday, April 4th, a group of young enthusiastic Geography students set out in the early hours of the morning for a day of fun and adventure with a little bit of education thrown on the side.
First stop of the day was at the beautiful Cliffs of Moher, one of the most visited tourist spots in Ireland, where students viewed magnificent coastal features and enjoyed some quality time in the renowned visitor centre.
Next, it was on to the Aillwee Caves where a very warm welcome was received from a past student of Scoil Mhuire, Lorna Cronin. At the caves, students ventured underground to see the beautiful stalactites, stalagmites and pillars.
After the visit, the journey continued through the karst landscape of the Burren. Here we walked along the limestone pavement and experienced first-hand, the effects of chemical weathering.
At the end of the day, we returned back to Scoil Mhuire, exhausted but happy after experiencing a lovely day, which brought our learning to life as to see the places, in reality, is so much more rewarding than looking at a picture and we look forward to hearing of the adventures of the geography classes to come.
Well done to Hagar Soliman and Sinead O’Neill who won the ‘One Good Idea’ National Final run by Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) at Dublin Castle. Their project is ‘to reduce methane in the agricultural sector’. They were commended for their video and thorough research. Hagar and Sinead delivered a video presentation and a three-minute presentation pitch to a panel of judges in May before being crowned national winners.
Minister Heather Humphreys visits Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk
Minister Heather Humphreys visits Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk, with responsibility for Enterprise, Business and Innovation visited Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk where she spoke with TY Enterprise groups and viewed their products. She was very impressed with their innovative and well-produced products. The students will compete in the forthcoming North Cork Student Enterprise Competition run by the North Cork Local Enterprise Office.
‘Covet’ mini-company students with Councillors Gerard Murphy and John Paul O’Shea, Principal Miriam Downey, Minister Heather Humphreys, Julia Barry, Enterprise Teacher and TY Co-ordinator, Gerald Crotty.
‘Tholder’ mini-company students with Councillors Gerard Murphy and John Paul O’Shea, Principal Miriam Downey, Minister Heather Humphreys, Julia Barry, Enterprise Teacher and TY Co-ordinator, Gerald Crotty.
‘Charger Buddy’ mini-company students with Councillors Gerard Murphy and John Paul O’Shea, Principal Miriam Downey, Minister Heather Humphreys, Julia Barry, Enterprise Teacher and TY Co-ordinator, Gerald Crotty.