The Transition Year students enjoyed a fantastic 3 day trip to the historic city of Rome this past week. Highlights of the trip included tours of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, The Pantheon, The Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain and of course the spectacular Colosseum. The students are to be commended on their exemplary behaviour throughout the trip.
Well done to the First Year Girls Basketball team on reaching the Minor C Girls All Ireland playoffs. The Playoffs were held in Ennis where the girls played against Colasite Muire Ennis, Loreto Cavan and Tullamore College. The BCS girls put up a great fight but were sadly defeated. The girls have had an extremely successful year and we look forward to seeing them back in action again next year. Well done to all involved.
Please click on the ‘Read more’ tab to view a selection of images from our Junior Certificate student’s practical cooking exams which took place recently. Well done to everyone.
Tuesday April 4th was our school’s first ever Global Goals Day. This day showcased Transition Year’s work in Development Education. The study hall was transformed into a carnival of Presentation Stands on several of the Global Goals, our very own ‘Spin The Global Wheel’, a food corner where food we would normally waste (brown bananas, leftover chicken, over-ripe fruit) were magically transformed into appetising snacks and also a gardening corner full of sprouting lettuce and carrots.
Throughout the day First and Second Year students were invited to the hall to visit the stands, sow some bulbs, taste banana buns and spin the wheel. The TY’s had also organised a quiz sheet for the students on the Global Goals. Each class got their opportunity to give their opinion at the end of the session on the Comments Board. An Easter egg was given to a lucky member of each class for their participation in the event.
Mr. McDonagh launched the Global Goals Day and the event was also visited by Ms. Aishling McGrath from Worldwise Global Schools who have provided a grant for Development Education in the school. The day concluded with the happy news that Ballyhaunis Community School has been awarded its first ever Global Passport!! We hope to have a formal ceremony at a later date to celebrate this achievement.
Well done to the Junior Boys Hurling team on reaching the North Connaught Hurling final. The final was played in Ballyvary against Westport. The BCS lads were very unlucky to lose in what was an excellent game of hurling with the teams being separated by just a late injury time free for Westport. Well done to all involved.
Mayo GAA legend Keith Higgins, along with the Manager and staff of the Ballyhaunis branch of the Bank of Ireland were in school recently to help launch the Student Bank with members of the TY class.