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.
Top Technology Student in Ireland…
Ronan Buckley a Scoil Mhuire student has achieved the top overall mark in Ireland in this year’s Leaving Certificate Higher Level Technology. Ronan who is from Banteer is delighted with his wonderful achievement. He is currently attending University College Cork where he is studying for a degree in Data Science and Analytics. Ronan will receive a number of awards, the first will take place on November 24th in The Mullingar Park Hotel as part of The Engineering and Technology Teachers National Annual Conference. A second award will be presented to Ronan during the Techno Teachers Association Conference in spring of 2019.
Mr Gerald Crotty Ronan’s Technology teacher said “Ronan always had a flair for the subject and from the time he started his second level education in Scoil Mhuire he excelled in the subject. He had a unique and very creative way of tackling design issues. He is a very innovative student and was always a pleasure to teach and I am sure he will continue his excellent work in Third Level Education and beyond”.
As part of his Leaving Certificate Technology examination, Ronan had to design and manufacture a food-related project supported by a design portfolio. Ronan’s project was based on an intelligent and automated Sushi Bar. The project was designed on a computer-aided drawing software package called Solidworks and this allowed parts of the project to be manufactured using both 3D Printing and Laser Cutting Technology. The project is controlled using a programmable circuit board which was programmed by Ronan using Genie Design Studio programming software. The project displays different Sushi dishes and when a customer selects a dish from the rotating display unit it is automatically weighed which will then show the customer the price of the chosen dish.
Ms Miriam Downey, Principal, Scoil Mhuire said that Ronan’s achievement is a great honour for himself for his teacher Mr Crotty and for Scoil Mhuire. “We in the school community are very proud of Ronan and we wish him well in his future studies.”