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JCPA Awarded

JCPA Awarded

Students who completed their Junior Certificate in 2017 were recently presented with their Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA). This school-based certificate indicates how students have achieved in their state examinations, classroom-based assessment and other areas of learning. Well done to the class of 2017

Young Scientist 2018

Congratulations to the three project(s) detailed below qualified to compete in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS in Dublin, from 10th to the 13th of January 2018
From 2,033 projects submissions, it is an amazing achievement to be amongst the 550 projects to qualify.

Well done to:-

Student: Daragh Healy-Fitzgerald
Project Title: Too Much Brain to Contain: An Exploratory Study of the Rare, Neurological Disorder Chiari Malformation Including a Quantitative Study of Alternative Pain Management Techniques
Category: Biological and Ecological

Students: Tara O Brien & Diane Harty
Project Title: The Elimination of Thms from Water Supplies by the Polarised Separation of Water from Organic Matter
Category: Biological and Ecological

Students: Shauna O’ Connor, Jacque Osei & Cliodhna Martin
Project Title: A Tick in Time
Category: Biological and Ecological

Good luck over the coming months to all students involved and their teacher Mr Noone.

Student Awards 2017

Seán Kelly MEP was guest of honour at the recent Scoil Mhuire, Ceann Toirc Awards Ceremony. He commended students on the vast array of achievements which were acknowledged on the day and spoke of the importance of developing the mind, body and spirit in these challenging times.

The former GAA President was certainly impressed by the high standards achieved by the students and he reminded them that success is “99 per cent perspiration and one per cent inspiration”. Awards were presented in an array of areas including sports, performing arts, school spirit, exemplary attitude, initiative and the academic.

The awards for best Junior and Leaving Certificate were sponsored by AIB Kanturk and Mary Tattan was on hand for presentations to Daragh Healy Fitzgerald and Patrick Leiter respectively. The Junior Student of the Year Award was kindly sponsored by Twohig’s SuperValu Kanturk and was presented to Michelle O’Hanlon by Greg Muzyk.

Meanwhile the Senior Student of the Year Award was won by Jeremiah Sheehan who is now studying Science Education in University of Limerick. Tommy Mullane presented Jeremiah with his award, which was sponsored by Aspel’s Spar, Kanturk. The CEIST Award was presented to past pupil Rebecca Field who is now undertaking Early childhood Studies in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

In her address Ms Miriam Downey, Principal said that each student in Scoil Mhuire is encouraged give of their best to reach their maximum potential. “For those students, who are sitting in the audience observing the success of others, you too have talents and I would encourage you to aspire to be award winners next year”.

She also spoke of the fundamental change which followed the introduction of free secondary education in Ireland 50 years ago and the opportunities now open to young people which were not available to many of previous generations.

Musical interludes were provided by the recently formed Scoil Mhuire Choir, the Trad Group and Leaving Certificate Music students. Students Ruth O’Connor and David Alexandre also gave individual performances. Introductions and citations were read by Deputy Principal Denis Keating and staff members Mr Rickie O’Keeffe and Ms Mairéad Noonan.

Everything You Wanted to Know About European Language Week

European Language Week was celebrated in Scoil Mhuire from Monday Sept 25th to Friday Sept 29th 2017.

Transition Year students were set the task of organising events for the week and they truly rose to the challenge!

Activities included French Food Tastings for 3rd, 5th and 6th Yrs, a European Quiz and Spanish classes for 2nd Yrs, a French Treasure Hunt, French Crêpe-making and French Bingo for 1st Yrs, an Art competition for 1st, 2nd and 5th Yrs and finally the highlight of the week, the European Food Fair.

We were delighted this year to invite both St. Colman's Boys National School Kanturk and the Kanturk Girls Convent of Mercy to come and taste some of the national dishes of France, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Poland and Italy, all prepared by our excellent Transition Years.

The atmosphere was wonderful and it was very much enjoyed by all. Well done to all our students involved!

Brilliant Junior Certificate Results

Congratulations to our Junior Certificate Students who received their results on Wednesday 13th September.

The class of 2017 produced an outstanding set of results with almost 20% of ‘A’ grades recorded at higher level.

2017 marked a new departure with students taking the new English course, with the majority scoring the top two grades of ‘Distinction and ‘High Merit’.

An analysis of results showed almost 75% of papers were taken at higher level by students and the rate of A, B and C grades achieved exceeded the national figures throughout the curriculum, with many subject scoring 100% success.

A total of 15 subjects were taken by students.

A particular word of praise goes to Darragh Healy-Fitzgerald who scored an impressive 9 ‘A’ grades.

Well done to students, their parents and teachers on these fine achievements.

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