Best of Luck to our Leaving Certificate Science Quiz Team in the Galway regional round of the 2015 ISTA Senior Science quiz as part of National Science Week on Thursday November 12th in GMIT. (Absent from the photo – Cian Henry)
We are delighted to launch the brand new unique BCS SCHOOL APP. The App is free and available to download from the Google Play & Apple iTunes stores. The App does not take up much phone memory (approx 60MB) and is a very useful tool to keep up to date with all the current events happening in our school. We are encouraging as many students and parents to download the App and offering prizes for the 250th and 500th download so make sure you sign up using your full details. Easily accessible links to our Website/Facebook and Twitter feeds are built into the App. We are currently working on including more content and welcome any suggestions.
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Ballyhaunis School App
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Well done to our star 5th Year student Cathal Hosty on winning a Gold medal at the recent IrEUSO competition which was held for the Junior Certificate Science and Mathematics ‘A grade’ students on the 24th of October at DCU. The group was split into three subjects – Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Cathal entered the Biology exam and achieved the best marks for Biology out of the hundred pupils which sat the Biology exam. This is a fantastic achievement and a credit to his hard work and determination and also the support and assistance he has received from his Science teachers. In January Cathal will be competing with the other Biology medal winners – the silver and two bronze winners. Two of the four Biology finalists will be chosen to go forward and represent Ireland in the European Union Science Olympiad which will be held in Estonia in May 2016. We wish him the best of luck.
Ballyhaunis took on Strokestown on Monday 19th of October in the first round of the Concern Debates. It was a draw with each team getting 1.5 points. The team is Rachel Lyons, Anne Duffy, Aoibeann Gallagher and Roisin Hussey. Chairperson on the night was Richard Boyle and time keeper Evan Henry. Teachers involved Ms. Stakem and Ms. Callaghan.
Please click on the ‘Read more’ tab to view a selection of images from our recent ‘Multicultural day’ which was organised to celebrate the wide range of nationalities which exist in our school. Mr Enda Kenny got the opportunity to meet with the students and peruse through the displays during his recent visit. Many thanks to all the students who participated and to Ms Murray and all the teachers who helped organise this great occasion.
Congratulations to 6th year Engineering students, Barry Forde and Sean Tarmey, who today won the prestigious Strokestown House Schools Sculpture competition. The lads were presented with the winners prize of €2,000 by 2016 Rose of Tralee winner Elysha Brennan. Schools from Mayo, Leitrim, Roscommon and Longford were invited to design and make a project based on the theme, ‘Ireland, a country of one hundred thousand welcomes’. The winning team won a top prize of €2,000, half of which goes to the school and the other half goes to the students themselves.
Well done to our Junior Girls Camogie team who won the Mayo Blitz which was held on Tuesday in Castlebar Mitchell’s GAA grounds. It was a fantastic achievement from our girls who defeated Sacred Heart Westport in the final. With teams from Davitt College Castlebar, Sancta Maria College Louisburg and St Joseph’s Castlebar also competing it was a wonderful victory and great credit goes to all involved.