The Bronze Gaisce Award 2014

On Friday 12th December, thirty one 5th Year students were presented with their Gaisce Bronze Medals by Joe Nash, the CEO of Limerick’s Live 95FM and the voice of “The Limerick Today Show”. The Principal Mr. Flanagan, TY co-ordinator Ms. J O’Flynn Murphy and Student Awards Co-ordinator Ms. O’Donnell were …

DCG Awards

Congratulations to Castletroy College classmates Stephen Johnson, Eileen Russell and Anna Dmytriyeva for their outstanding achievements in their Leaving Certificate Design and Communication Graphics results.  Eileen Russell and Anna Dmytriyeva were awarded gold medals by the Engineering Technology Teachers’ Association for Best Overall Female Result in Higher Level Design and …

New Recycling Area in the school

Our Castletroy College Environmental Group set up a recycling area at lunchtime on Monday, December the 8th, at the main entrance of our school, to highlight some of the recycling facilities available in our school. Everyone is encouraged to reduce, reuse and recycle items. Well done to all involved. Items …

Castletroy represented at the highest level

As Munster host Ulster in Thomond Park this Friday evening it will make interesting viewing for the Castletroy College school community. It will be the first time that two Castletroy students will represent Munster at senior Level.  Ronan O’Mahony who was the first Castletroy student to represent the school at Munster and Irish underage …

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The Bronze Gaisce Award 2014

December 15, 2014 Extra Curricular, Featured Comments Off
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On Friday 12th December, thirty one 5th Year students were presented with their Gaisce Bronze Medals by Joe Nash, the CEO of Limerick’s Live 95FM and the voice of “The Limerick Today Show”. The Principal Mr. Flanagan, TY co-ordinator Ms. J O’Flynn Murphy and Student Awards Co-ordinator Ms. O’Donnell were also in attendance.

“Gaisce” is an old Irish word which means “ a great achievement” and it was in the spirit of this meaning that the Presidents  Award challenges young people to set and pursue goals.

The Bronze Gaisce Award programme consists of 4 challenge areas- Community Involvement, Personal Skill, Physical Recreation and the Adventure Journey. The students spent 2 days and an overnight in the black valley in County Kerry completing a 25km walk last May.

With exception to the Adventure Journey, each challenge area requires a minimum participation of 1 hour per week for 13 weeks. An additional 13 weeks must be completed in a challenge area of the student’s choice.

It will take at least 26 weeks to complete the Bronze Award; however everyone is free to complete the award at their own pace. The students completed their Gaisce Bronze Award in May of their Transition Year.

Congratulations to the 2014 Gaisce Bronze Awardees.

Special Thanks to Clarisabel Keane, Bríd 4 and Gaisce participant 2015, our “keen” photographer for the afternoon.

M. Murphy, Gaisce Co-ordinator

DCG Awards

December 12, 2014 Featured, News Comments Off
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Congratulations to Castletroy College classmates Stephen Johnson, Eileen Russell and Anna Dmytriyeva for their outstanding achievements in their Leaving Certificate Design and Communication Graphics results.  Eileen Russell and Anna Dmytriyeva were awarded gold medals by the Engineering Technology Teachers’ Association for Best Overall Female Result in Higher Level Design and Communications Graphics in Ireland for the 2014 Leaving Certificate Examinations.  The ETA rewards the top male and female students in each section of the Technology subjects annually.

Stephen Johnson will be awarded his medal in in the coming weeks for getting the third highest result overall in Design and Communication Graphics at Higher Level in Ireland by the Techno Teachers Association. The TTA award students who come first to fourth place in each section of the Technology subjects. All three students were in the same class and taught by Orla Fleming.

New Recycling Area in the school

December 10, 2014 Featured, News Comments Off
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Our Castletroy College Environmental Group set up a recycling area at lunchtime on Monday, December the 8th, at the main entrance of our school, to highlight some of the recycling facilities available in our school. Everyone is encouraged to reduce, reuse and recycle items. Well done to all involved.

Items that can be recycled include, batteries, mobile phones( which go towards raising money for the Jack and Jill foundation) and free packs from the ‘gum litter task force’ to encourage everyone avoid chewing gum in school and outside of school  to bin chewing gum wisely i.e. to wrap up your gum before you put in in a bin. These packs are available for free in front of the Green schools noticeboard, opposite our school office. Also when you put your old mobile phone into the special envelopes provided, complete with your details, you are in with a chance to win a trip to Disneyland!!

The environmental group meets every Monday at lunchtime in our School board room. Have you some green ideas or initiatives you would like to start? Come and join us!

Castletroy represented at the highest level

November 28, 2014 Extra Curricular, Featured, News, Rugby, School Events Comments Off
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As Munster host Ulster in Thomond Park this Friday evening it will make interesting viewing for the Castletroy College school community. It will be the first time that two Castletroy students will represent Munster at senior Level.  Ronan O’Mahony who was the first Castletroy student to represent the school at Munster and Irish underage level will start on the wing while Neil Cronin the 2008 Junior Cup winning captain looks set to make his senior debut off the bench.

We are immensely proud of our past pupils achievements and wish the lads the best  of luck.

Ronan O'Mahony scores his third try for Munster.  30/8/2013

Ronan O’Mahony scores his third try for Munster. 30/8/2013

Neil Cronin pictured in UL training for Munster. 17/11/2014

Neil Cronin pictured in UL training for Munster. 17/11/2014

‘Bin it’ Roadshow comes to town

November 26, 2014 Featured, News Comments Off
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The ‘bin it ‘Road show’ arrived recently to Castletroy College sports hall.  Many staff members, First and Second year students along with the green schools committee attended and got involved in the interactive show which highlighted in a fun way peoples’ habits of disposing of waste and reminded us all of how good the benefits are to keeping our school and community clean and green.

Well done and thank you to all involved

Strong showing at Maths Olympiad

November 26, 2014 Featured, News Comments Off
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Six Castletroy College students took part in the Science Olympiad held recently  at DCU. The students were picked out as they were among the high achievers (in the top 500 in Ireland) in both Mathematics and Science in their Junior Certificate results. Congratulations to Finn Hourigan, Grainne O Mahoney, Conor Lyons, Tamara Mahdi, Frank Russell and Aimee Griffin who have represented our school so well on a National stage.

SEAT Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cup draws.

November 24, 2014 Extra Curricular, Featured, News, Rugby, School Events Comments Off
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The draw was made today for the Munster Schools Senior and Junior  cups. Castletroy were handed tough draws at both levels with the seniors travelling to Glenstal Abbey, Bandon or StClements and the Juniors travelling away to holders PBC.

Full draw

SEAT Munster Schools Senior Cup 2014-15

(To take place on 27th, 28th, 29th, Jan2015) venues TBC

  • St.Munchins College V Ard Scoil Ris,
  • P.B.C. V Rockwell College,
  • Crescent C.C. V CBC,
  • Qualifier (St. Clements/Bandon/Glenstal) V Castletroy College.

 

SEAT Munster Schools Junior Cup 2014-15

(To take place on 3rd, 4th, 5th, Feb ’15) venues TBC

  • Crescent C.C. V Glenstal,
  • CBC V Winners of Qualifier (St. Clement/Bandon/Rockwell)
  • St Munchins College V Ard Scoil Ris,
  • P.B.C. V Castletroy College.

 

 

The sugar craft club

November 13, 2014 Extra Curricular, Featured Comments Off
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The sugar craft club are busy with Halloween cupcakes, preparation for Christmas, and competitions. Students made a range of interesting Halloween themed cupcakes (3D ghosts and pumpkins, 2D pumpkins). They are now working on an Olaf figurine for a Christmas cake/cupcakes.

 

We were delighted that our First Year student Aoife Larkin competed in Decobakes ‘Cakes for Grace’ competition over mid-term. She won her age category 10-12 year olds. She baked Halloween cupcakes, decorated with spiders, pumpkins, scream, a witch’s hat, and a blood shot eye. Aoife is the first member of the sugar craft club to be a competition winner!!!

 

Students are also using their skills for their young entrepreneurs project…. Well done to sugar craft students Jack Moloney and Aoife Larkin whose cupcakes are selling really well!!

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FIRST TERM
First Day of Term Tuesday, 26th August, 2014
Mid-Term Break Monday, 27th October, 2014 – Friday, 31st October,
2014
Term Ends Friday, 19th December, 2014
SECOND TERM
School Re-Opening Monday, 5th January, 2015
Mid-Term Break Monday, 16th February, 2015 – Friday, 20th February,
2015
St. Patrick’s Weekend – Tuesday, 17th March, 2015
Term Ends Friday, 27th March, 2015
THIRD TERM
School Re-Opening Monday, 13th April, 2015
Bank Holiday Monday, 4th May, 2015
Term Ends Friday, 29th May, 2015
State Exams Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015

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DCG Awards

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Congratulations to Castletroy College classmates Stephen Johnson, Eileen Russell and Anna Dmytriyeva for their outstanding achievements in their Leaving Certificate Design and Communication Graphics results.  Eileen Russell and Anna Dmytriyeva were awarded gold medals by the Engineering Technology Teachers’ Association for Best Overall Female Result in Higher Level Design and …

New Recycling Area in the school

recyc2

Our Castletroy College Environmental Group set up a recycling area at lunchtime on Monday, December the 8th, at the main entrance of our school, to highlight some of the recycling facilities available in our school. Everyone is encouraged to reduce, reuse and recycle items. Well done to all involved. Items …

Castletroy represented at the highest level

mun

As Munster host Ulster in Thomond Park this Friday evening it will make interesting viewing for the Castletroy College school community. It will be the first time that two Castletroy students will represent Munster at senior Level.  Ronan O’Mahony who was the first Castletroy student to represent the school at Munster and Irish underage …