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Colaiste Muire, Crosshaven victorious in Bank of Ireland Bond Trader Challenge.

 
     
On Wednesday March 8th Colaiste Muire, Crosshaven entered two teams in the Bank of Ireland Bond Trader Challenge. The teams were made up of six 5th year Economics students who had to manage a portfolio of stocks and bonds given nine different scenarios. They had to decide how these scenarios affected their bonds and shares and had to manage their portfolios accordingly. The winners were the team who had made the most economically sensible decisions and ultimately most money.
There were teams from many other schools in Cork city and County.
The top 3 places went to Colaiste Muire, Crosshaven in 1st place- Evan O’Hea, Holly O’Donnell and Eva McCarthy; Colaiste Muire, Crosshaven in 2nd place- Leo Conway, Eoghan Gethings and Rhea Downing; Carrigaline Community School in 3rd place.

Literacy Week (Monday 27th Feb – Friday 3rd March)

In Coláiste Muire, we are constantly endeavoring to promote literacy in our school. Our Literacy Week is taking place from Monday 27th February to Friday 3rd March, to tie in with World Book Day, on Thursday 2nd March. A range of activities are organised throughout the week.
A ‘Pop-up Bookshop’ will take place in the Assembly Hall on Wednesday 1st March from 12-5pm. Members of Waterstones Bookshop will be coming to the school with a selection of books, for both students and parents. Students will be able to avail of vouchers worth €1.50 for World Book Day, which can be redeemed with Waterstones on that day. Below are some of the books available to buy, with these tokens.
Other books will be priced between €10 and €15, with special offers and other discounts also available. Parents are invited to come to the school from 4-5pm, to avail of this exciting venture.
There will be many other events and activities for students throughout the week.

Vex Robotics

Vex Robotics competition final was held in CIT on Jan 27th. Sam Barrett, Eimear Kelly, Shane Williams and Andrew Nash represented the school there. Coding, building, design and teamwork were key skills involved. They had been working on the project since September. The aim was to build a robot, which could catch and throw the foam stars, over a target height. Ms Gleeson Walsh and Mr McGlade were the teachers involved.

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Blackrock Castle Observatory

On February 7th, 1A, 1D and the fifth year international students went to Blackrock castle observatory, as space, earth and the moon are new topics on the science syllabus. Students got a tour of the dungeons, saved the world through an interactive comet game and got a real life view of the sun, stars and planets from inside a dome.

Teachers: Ms Lehane, Ms Gleeson-Walsh
Blackrock 1
Blackrock 2

Tour of Italy form

Mahon Point Market visit

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Transition students learning about the importance of supporting local food producers at Mahon market.

“Kickstart 1” Registration form

TY students enter BT Young Scientist 2012

Young Scientest Winners

Pictured above: Colaiste Muire students receiving their award having won the Young Scientist Group category 2011

Thirteen students from TY have entered the BT Young Scientist 2012. Their projects vary from developing artificial soil for arid countries and the perfect rugby place kick to the psychology behind “Where’s Wally” and do “red heads” feel more pain! The news will come out in late October to whether they have been accepted or not. If they are accepted, they get to travel up to the RDS in Dublin for 4 days. The best of luck to them!

Coláiste Muire students completing Young Social Innovator project

As part of the Young Social Innovator competition fifteen students have undertaken the task of building a biodiversity area in the Crúachán woods.We are working in conjunction with Crosshaven Development Committee.

We will be placing bird boxs and bat boxes in the woods to attract wildlife. We have received talks from birdwatch expert Jim Wilson who also walked the woods with us.

We have bought the materials for the boxes and are building them with the help of the Materials Technology Department.

Look here for further updates.

School Credit Union

EDIT: The Credit Union will be on a WEDNESDAY in Naomh Daire next to the Assembly hall. It will be held at  1.05pm

Over the past few years, the Transition Year students of Colaiste Muire Crosshaven, have taken the responsibility of setting up a Credit Union in the school, provided for the students of the school.

Manager: Kieran Sheehan

Treasurer: Martha O’Brien

P.R.O: Frances Reddin and Megan Connolly

Tellers: Ciara Lester, Stephanie Marwood, Keira Walsh and Jenna O’Shea

The Credit Union will on Wednesday, at lunch (1.03pm), Naomh Daire. It will also be starting when we come back after the mid-term holidays. Return here for future updates on offical times.