Archive | 2019

Ice Skating Trip

Many of our class groups went into Kilkenny this week to go ice skating and bowling. These outings play a very important role in promoting well being among our students. The trips as always provided a nice build up to the festive holiday. Well done to all involved in organising and facilitating the trips.  

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TY Marie Keating Foundation Cancer Prevention Talk

Last week Ursula Clancy, a Community Information Nurse from the Marie Keating Foundation visited the school to talk to Transition Year students. This talk focused on cancer prevention and early detection. Students found the talks extremely informative. Thanks to the Marie Keating Foundation for facilitating the talk.

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TY Personal Fitness Program

Past pupil Roy Cullen in conjunction with Kilkenny Sport Partnership recently ran a personal fitness program with our TY classes. In conjunction with the P.E department the students undertook a battery of fitness tests testing their health components of fitness.  All students engaged positively with the program and general fitness scores improved which if maintained will […]

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Ag. Science Farm Visit

The 5th and 6th year Ag. Science classes recently visited Liam and Pat Hennessy’s farm in Rathculbin, Kells. The students got a tour of the farm and saw a 50 point rotary milking parlour in action. It was a very interesting farm visit and very educational.

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Music Session at Billys Tea Room

Well done to our Trad Group musicians who entertained the crowd on Monday December 9th in Billy’s Tea Rooms, Ballyhale. They played a wonderful array of traditional and Christmas music. Thanks to Ms. Rowe for supporting the group and facilitating the event.   

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Hip Hop Dance Workshops

During this term our TY students completed a series of workshops on Hip Hop dance and performance. Dancing and exercise have been proven to help students build their self-esteem and levels of self-confidence. The course also teaches them the importance of staying fit while also improving their range of motion of movement through dance. Students […]

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Battle of the Wits Quiz

TY students recently took part in the Battle of the Wits Quiz in conjunction with Kilkenny County Library Service. TY students were put into teams and battled it out in school. The winning team of Eoin Butler, Michael Delahunty, Margaret-Mary Murphy and Nicole O’ Leary went on to represent Scoil Aireagail in Loughboy Library in the Kilkenny […]

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Gaeilge24

Over 30,000 students take part in the #Gaeilge24 challenge across Ireland on November 12th  The goal of the Conradh na Gaeilge-organised initiative is to encourage young people to speak Irish for 24 hours at home, in school and during other social interactions whether at the shops, with local businesses, friends, and in their local sports clubs. […]

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Maths Week 2019

Recently in October the school celebrated Maths Week, 2019. The first years and second years went to Castlecomer Discovery Park to attend the excellent Maths Trail. The students had a great time and worked on their angles with some archery lessons after completing the maths trail.                   […]

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