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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.

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
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Foireann díospóireachta na scoile

Comhgairdeachas le foireann díospóireachta, Ava Moloney, Ava Lehane agus Luke O’ Donovan a bhí páirteach sa dara chraobh reigiúnach de chuid an Chomórtais Díospóireachta na Phiarsaigh i Mala ar an Mháirt in éineacht le foirne maithe eile. Bhí an bua ag Scoil Áine ó Tiobraid Árann ach bhíodar go hiontach. Táimid an-bhródúil ar fad asaibh!

Coláiste Muire student to represent Ireland at Physics Olympiad in Copenhagen

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Andrew Nash was selected for the first round of the Physics Olympiad in October based on his Junior Certificate results. Another Coláiste Muire students, Alice Brady was also selected. From there he achieved a second place award in Physics. He was part of the top four which was selected for the second round which was a practical test. Following this, he was selected to represent Ireland in Copenhagen at E.U. Science Olympiad. We would like to congratulate Andrew and wish him the best of luck on his trip.

Turas chuig “An Triail” i dTiobraid Árainn

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Thug daltaí na hArdteiste aghaidh ar Thiobraid Árainn chun breathnú ar léiriú “An Triail” le Máire Ní Ghráda. Déanann na daltaí staidéar ar an dráma seo mar chuid den Ardteist.

BUA ARÍS AG FOIREANN DÍOSPÓIREACHTA NA SCOILE.

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Well done to Ava Lehane, Ava Moloney and Luke O Donovan who travelled to Millstreet Community School last night to compete in the second round of the GaelLinn Junior Debating. They are now through to the Munster Competition stage.

B’fhiú é an chleachtadh ionas gurb iad an fhoireann is fearr gan dabht!

Maith sibh agus táimid ag tnúth leis an gcéad bhabhta eile!

Colaiste Muire student comes joint first in Leaving Cert Biology

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Luke Fehily, of the 2016 Leaving Cert Class, was awarded a gold medal for his excellent Biology result at a ceremony in the Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin on November 18th.  Luke and one other student scored 99% in the exam. The medals were presented by the Institute of Biology of Ireland.

Science week #mannequin challenge

Coláiste Muire students and teachers took part in the mannequin challenge as part as Science week. See the RTE report here.

3rd year mannequin challenge from Coláiste Muire on Vimeo.

teacher's mannequin challenge from Coláiste Muire on Vimeo.

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Comhghairdeachas le foireann díospóireachta na scoile

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Well done to Eva Lehane, Luke O Donovan and Ava Maloney who got through to the next round of the GaelLinn Irish Debate competition. Colaiste Muire hosted the debate on Tuesday 15th November with visiting teams from St Coleman’s College Fermoy, Kinsale Community School and Millstreet Community School.

Comhghairdeachas libh agus go n-eirí an t-ádh libh sa chéad bhabhta eile!
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Science week – Transition Years visit Biopharmachem

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Transition Year students visited Biopharmachem Ireland (BPCI)  as part of Science week. Students were invited in conjunction with the Cork Training Centre Biopharma Facility to participate in their Smart Futures Science week activity.

Smart Futures is a Government initiative, supported by Science Foundation Ireland, which works with industry, research and education partners to promote STEM careers to post-primary students in Ireland.

The objective is to grow awareness and improve perceptions of what people working in STEM do and what skills they use/require thus enabling students to make informed choices regarding subjects and career paths.

More on Science week here and here