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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.
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.”
Our TY students took part in Kayaking on the river in Dallow in Kanturk. This is part of their PE and Wellbeing curriculum. They thoroughly enjoyed the activity and will use their skills in Ballyhass later in the year.
The u19 girls’ basketball team of Scoil Mhuire Kanturk pictured after qualifying for the county quarterfinals this week. The girls have trained very hard this year and have added new skills to their game every week.
Junior Girls Basketball Team
Congratulations to the Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk U16 girls basketball team who have reached the County Semi Final by defeating St. Brogans College, Bandon 23 to 22. The girls were down by 9 points in the final quarter and battled all the way back, going one point up in the final seconds. Well done to all the team.
Well done to the TY students who completed their foundation coaching and young whistler courses.
Under 16 Hurling
Scoil Mhuire Kanturk 3-11 Millstreet Community School 4-8
Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk progressed to the semi final of under 16 hurling in a very close affair v Millstreet Community School. An injury time point by Óisín O’Connor proved decisive in the one point win. Well done to both teams.
J. Drumm, J. Sexton, D. O’Donoghue, E. Walsh, J. Buckley, B. Hogan (0-2), M. O’Brien, O. O’Connor (0-6), J. Harrington, D. O’Connor, K. Keohane, G. Healy (1-1), B. Healy (0-2), T. Morrissey (1-1), D. Burke (1-0).
S. Carver for M.O’Brien. Good luck in the semi final.