Scoil Mhuire Student is the Top Technology Student in Ireland

Top Technology Student in Ireland…

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Ronan Buckley from Banteer, a Scoil Mhuire student, has achieved the top overall mark in Ireland in this years Leaving Certificate Higher Level Technology and will be shortly receiving a number of top awards. Photo by Sheila Fitzgerald.

















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.”

Scoil Mhuire TY Students Kayaking

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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.

Scoil Mhuire Kanturk – Sporting Update


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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

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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.

GAA Coaching

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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.

Students Visit to the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery

Scoil Mhuire Senior Students visit the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork

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scoil mhuire students in crawford gallery

In October, senior art students from Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk visited the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery in Cork to see an exhibition entitled ‘Naked Truth: The Nude in Irish Art’. Among the many artists included in the exhibition were Frances Bacon, Roderick O’Connor and Alice Maher, with work ranging from anonymous medieval Sheela-na-Gigs to contemporary video and performance work. A great day was had by all.

Awards Ceremony at Scoil Mhuire Kanturk

Ms Catherine McCormack, Ceist School Co-ordinator was guest of honour at the recent Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk Awards Ceremony. 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 Emer Crowley was on hand for presentations to Jogaile Aidukeviciute and Muireann Vaughan respectively. The Junior Student of the Year Award was presented to Aoife Magee. This award was kindly sponsored by Aspel’s Spar, Kanturk which Tommy Mullane presented to Aoife. Meanwhile, the Senior Student of the Year Award was won by Nikoletta Zmuda. This award was kindly sponsored by Twohig’s SuperValu Kanturk and was presented to Nikoletta Zmuda by Mrs Noreen Twohig. The Transition Year Award was presented to Jackie Osei which was kindly sponsored by ASE Cultural Exchange.

In her address Ms Miriam Downey, Principal said that each student in Scoil Mhuire is encouraged to 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”.

Musical interludes were provided by the Scoil Mhuire Choir and the Trad Group. Introductions and citations were read by Deputy Principal Denis Keating and staff members Mr Rickie O’Keeffe and Mrs Julia Barry.

Scoil Mhuire Award Winners 2018

Sports Awards 
Boys’ SeniorEvan O’Brien
Girls’ SeniorRebecca Burke
Boys’ JuniorJamie Harrington
Girls’ JuniorSadhbh Neenan

Year Awards 2017-2018 
1st YearGemma Healy
2nd YearCaoimhe O’Sullivan
3rd YearCyruz Rodrigo
5th YearOrla Gillespie

Transition Year Award 
Jackie OseiKindly sponsored by ASE Cultural Exchange

Performing Arts Award 
David Alexandre

School Spirit Award 
Ruth O’Connor

Exemplary Attitude Award 
Jack Forde

Initiative Award 
Cathal LeahyLisa Finn
Marcella O’ConnorJennifer Hallihan Buckley
Caoimhe QuinlanPaula Lisauskaite
Friso SiewersJulia Rodrigo

Outstanding Junior Certificate Awards 2018 
Deirdre Leahy
Sebastian Sarna
Donal Jones

Best Junior Certificate 2018 
Jogaile AidukeviciuteKindly sponsored by AIB Kanturk

Leaving Certificate 2018 Subject Areas 
TechnologyRuairi O’Mahony
Home EconomicsRebecca Burke
FrenchFernando Fierro
GeographyDarren Heffernan
HistoryGearoid Meehan

Outstanding Leaving Certificate Awards 
Ronan BuckleyNeil O’Connor
Diarmuid O’MahonyEve O’Shaughnessy
Sonja CappelloColm O’Keeffe
Tadhg JonesJohn Lynn
Rachel O’RiordanJan Unterhofer

Best Leaving Certificate 2018 
Muireann VaughanKindly sponsored by AIB Kanturk

Ceist Award 
Gearoid MeehanKindly sponsored by Aspel’s SparKanturk

Junior Student of the Year 2018 
Aoife MageeKindly sponsored by Aspel’s SparKanturk

Senior Student of the Year 2018 
Nikoletta ZmudaKindly sponsored by Twohig’s Super Valu, Kanturk

Whole School Evaluation

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