Helen Gallagher, Emer Forde and Aoibheann Gallagher from our Gael Linn Senior School Debating Team, receiving their certificates at a recent Secondary School debate which was hosted in Ballyhaunis Community School. Many thanks to Ms Healy and Ms Burke who put in tremendous effort in assisting the team.
Congratulations to all of our students who received their John Paul 2 Merit Awards in the Knock Basilica last Thursday. It is a fantastic achievement and just rewards for all their hard work and determination. Special mention to Ms Macken for all her work in helping the students attain their awards. The students pictured are as follows :
Front row (l-r): Fr. John Walsh, PP Aghamore, Meadhbh Glavey, Joanne
Coffey, Ciara Delaney, Michelle Lyons, Gabrielle Murphy, Chloe
Naughton, Megan Morley, Claudia Glavey.
Middle row (l-r): Sive Dufy, Chloe Greenwood, Claire Fahy, Shauna
Murray, Eleanor Harrison, Laura Mulkeen, Lauren Gallagher.
Back row (l-r): Orla Macken Award Leader BCS, Danielle Coyne, Jenny
Golden, Saskia Kirrane, Aoife Mulrennan, Dearbhla Phillips, Fr.
Stephen Farragher PP Ballyhaunis.
Please click on the ‘Read more’ tab to view a selection of images from our recent School Musical, ‘Popstars, the ’90’s Musical’. Mr Mc Donagh would like to sincerely thank all the students, teachers and ancillary staff for their tremendous effort in putting together what was a hugely successful show. Special mention to Ms Devine and Ms Henry for their extraordinary commitment to the production.
Congratulations to our Senior Hurling side who retained their Senior Schools Hurling title after defeating Rice College, Westport in the Championship final held in Bekan on Wednesday.
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
‘How To’ manual
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.