Please click on the ‘Read more’ tab to view a selection of images from Wellness Week 2017 at Ballyhaunis Community School. Mr Mc Donagh, Ms Morrison and all the staff of BCS, would like to pay special tribute to all of the students who participated and engaged in the Wellness Week activities with fantastic enthusiasm and great spirit. It was a thoroughly enjoyable week with a wide variety of fun activities and informative presentations from a broad spectrum of professionals specialising in the area of mental health and well-being. Special thanks must be paid to the Wellness Week Committee, and especially its co-ordinator Ms Orla Phillips, for her phenomenal energy and professionalism in ensuring the week was such a huge success. The response from the entire student body has been extremely positive. Sincere thanks also to all of the facilitators/presenters who shared their knowledge and experiences with our students. Wellness Week 2017 will live long in the memory of everyone who participated.
18 staff members of BCS recently took part in a 6 hour intensive First Aid training course. The course covered a variety of areas of First Aid such as: Cardiac First Response, Use of Face Mask Barrier Device, Automated External Defibrillator – AED, Recovery (safe airway) Position, Adult/Child/Infant Choking – Conscious and Unconscious and Airway Obstruction Adult, Child and Infant.
Many thanks to Lifeline Training for facilitating the course.
Ms Glavey’s 2nd and 3rd year Music students enjoyed a thoroughly enjoyable discussion with past student of BCS, Niamh Cunnane, who is currently song writing and performing in Nashville, Tennessee. Niamh shared her experiences as a young up and coming musican in the music world.
Well done to Ms Flynn and her LCA students who raised €240 for Mayo/Roscommon Hospice through their coffee & cake morning in the Staffroom this week. Many thanks to all of the staff who contributed.
Rachel Lyons, who sat her LC in June, received a scholarship recently from NUIG in recognition of her outstanding results. Rachel is studying Medicine and everybody in BCS wishes her well.
Rachel is actually one of four past pupils in First Medicine in NUIG; Katie Moran, Cian Henry & John Cassidy are also pursuing a career in Medicine. We wish them all well and we are very proud of their achievements.
On Tuesday 10th of October Transition Year students visited Brigit’s Gardens in Moycullen as part of their Development Education module. As part of a simulation exercise students were brought on a journey around the gardens where they met various challenges linked to the Global Goals. From using a hand cranking device to charge a phone to making a ‘tippy tap’ for clean water everyone became more aware of the problems that exist in our world today. This interesting workshop was inspiring for our own projects linked to The Global Goals .
Thanks to Mrs Murray and Ms Carty for all their help on the trip.
Congratulations to present TY students Molly Curran and Ciara Loftus pictured receiving their Junior Certificate results from Mr McDonagh. Molly received a phenomenal 10 A’s and one B, while Ciara received an impressive 9 A’s and two B’s. Both girls took the opportunity to thank all of their teachers and their respective Year-Heads Mrs Mooney and Mrs Waldron for their help throughout their Junior Certificate.