Please click on the YouTube link attached to view video montage of the recent TY trip to Rome, Italy. The students got to experience all the major tourist attractions such as, The Vatican, The Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, The Colosseum and many more on an action packed three day adventure.
Close to 3,000 young people from schools around Ireland came to Knock to attend an uplifting day entitled “Live life to the full” in commemoration of Donal Walsh on the 5th anniversary of his untimely death. Donal’s mum Elma addressed the congregation and encouraged us to appreciate the chances we are given in life. She reminded us that we can do more for ourselves, our families, and our communities.Ian Mckinley (Professional Rugby player) spoke about the choices he had to make as a teenager between GAA and Rugby. In Jan 2010 while playing for UCD he was involved in a serious accident and lost the sight in his eye. He reminded us that deep down we all have the power to overcome the things that challenge us. Joe Schmidt (Irish Rugby Coach) highlighted that when things are not going well, there’s always someone who is struggling more, what we need is perseverance and resilience. Throughout the day we were reminded of the importance of reaching out to friends and others… they are the door in the darkroom that we sometimes may find ourselves in #livelife
Ballyhaunis Community School Yearbook 2018. This special 40 Year Anniversary Edition is now available for pre-orders at a cost of €10. Orders can be placed with 5th year and TY students who will be visiting classes over the next few days. You can also order a copy by ringing the office on 094 963 0235. The Yearbook is a comprehensive display of all that has happened this school year while also celebrating the past 40 years.
34 students travelled to Sligo IT on Tuesday for the North Connaught Athletics. Weather conditions were extremely difficult but we had many excellent performances. 44 school attended with over 1200 students. 16 athletes for Ballyhaunis qualified for the Connaught finals which will be held in Athlone on the 17th of May. Well done to all involved.
Please click on the ‘Read more’ tab to view a selection of images from our Second Year Science student’s Extended Experimental Investigation for their Classroom Based Assessments.
Our TY students recently completed a one-day extensive Drivers Education course. The course covered topics such as car maintenance, driver theory testing, alcohol awareness, and road safety. All the students got the opportunity to get behind the wheel and experience driving for themselves under the supervision of qualified driving instructors. Many thanks to WestDrive for providing this excellent course.
On Tuesday last our Senior Art students enjoyed a busy cultural tour of our capital city. First they visited the National Museum of Ireland where they had a guided tour exploring Ireland’s treasures from the past. Next they visited the National Gallery of Ireland where they had the opportunity to experience the work of German Expressionist artist Emil Nolde.
As part of the nationwide #SchoolsGoOrange2018 campaign our Transition Year students cycled to Knock and back this afternoon. Cycle Against Suicide is an initiative started in 2013 to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available for anyone battling depression, self-harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide. The campaign aims to spread the message “It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help.”
Congratulations to our 5th year/TY and LCA classes- (Junior Cert students in 2017) who received their JCPA awards today. They are the first of our students to receive this award. As part of the Framework for Junior Cycle the reporting process now culminates in the award of the JCPA to students. It reports on student achievement across a board range of areas of learning. They are pictured with Mr David Mc Donagh and Mrs Aine Fallon