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Ag Féachaint Siar ar Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017

Rinne daltaí ón idirbhliain an físeán seo chun féachaint siar ar an craic agus spraoi a bhí againn go léir sa scoil i rith Seachtain na Gaeilge. Comhghairdeas do na daltaí a ghlac páirt sa físeán agus do na daltaí a d’oibrigh air.

 

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Wheelchair Basketball

Transition Year students form Coláiste Muire competed in a Wheelchair basketball tournament on April 6th. University College Cork, Sport Studies and Physical Education students organised the blitz for secondary school students in aid of Irish Wheelchair Association Sport & UCC Student Hardship Fund.

The Coláiste Muire team reached the semi final and were narrowly beaten.

Munster Schools Team Racing Championships 30th March 2017

Munster Schools Team Racing Championships 30th March 2017

On Friday 30th March, the school sailing team traveled to Schull for the Munster Schools Team Racing Championships with Mr. McGlade. Our team consisted of nine sailors not all of our team could travel for this event, so we had three boats with a helm and a crew in each one. The team on the day was R. O’Sullivan, M. O’Herlihy, A. Power, M. O’Sullivan, C. Foster, D. Connolly,  R. Flannery, L. Hanlon and C. Middleton.

Team racing involves two teams of three boats competing against each other on a short course where teams must work together to get their boats in the best positions to get the lowest point combination. For example, if the team can get their boats into positions 1, 2 and 3, they have the lowest score combination because 1+2+3= 6.

There were thirteen teams from eight schools from Cork competing in the event, including Coláiste Muire. Our team was determined to qualify for the National Team Racing Championship and went into each race that morning with the intention of working together to finish with the best possible results in order to compete that afternoon to qualify for the Nationals.

The wind that day was quite strong and picked up as the day went on, challenging all the teams competing. We won three races and lost two races that morning, but it was enough to compete that afternoon. Our team went into the last four races with the aim of winning all four in order to get to Nationals. Together, our three teams of sailors raced against the two Skibbereen teams, Regina Mundi, Christian Brothers and Scoil Mhuire and won all five races with a strong lead each time. Overall we won eight out of ten races that day and this enabled our team to qualify for the National Team Racing Championship in Schull on the 29th and 30th of April in Schull.

We hope to sail as well again at Nationals. Everyone did a great job on the water and proved themselves well able to handle the pressure of the event.

We hope to come back just as strong for the National Championships in a few weeks and sail just as well to achieve a rewarding outcome.

We will be training after school on Fridays to prepare for the event.

Thank you to Mr. Barry and Mr. McGlade
By: Caoimhe and Maeve TY

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