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Colaiste Muire, Crosshaven victorious in Bank of Ireland Bond Trader Challenge.
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 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.
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
Mahon Point Market visit
Transition students learning about the importance of supporting local food producers at Mahon market.
TY students enter BT Young Scientist 2012
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.