Google Visit

On Thursday the 5th of March, Ms. McGrath and her 5th year business class visited google in Dublin.   On behalf of the whole class, I would like to thank Saoire O’Byrne Cassidy and her father Noel Cassidy. Mr. Cassidy helped Ms. McGrath and her class to get in contact with David …

Support your Schools Fashion Show Fundraiser

As the schools main fundraiser for 2015 we are hoping that the whole school community will come out in support of our Fashion Show on Thursday March 26th. The show is shaping up to be a great success and promises to be a night full of glitz and glamour with an opportunity to win …

Juniors crash out with heads held high.

The Castletroy College Junior rugby squad went out of the Junior Cup last night after a tight tussle with Crescent College in the semi final. As the 8-5 score line suggests this game hinged on small margins and our lads will count themselves unlucky as they lost their lead to …

Fionn 4 Retreat

On Thursday 5th March (after a false start on Tuesday!!) we went on our class retreat to Milford Centre. Declan Brown from Cork was our retreat facilitator. He greeted us and brought us to University Limerick to Fr. John Campions office. We sat around in a circle and did some …

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Support your Schools Fashion Show Fundraiser

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As the schools main fundraiser for 2015 we are hoping that the whole school community will come out in support of our Fashion Show on Thursday March 26th. The show is shaping up to be a great success and promises to be a night full of glitz and glamour with an opportunity to win excellent prizes including a 42” flat screen TV, a Tablet Computer, an overnight stay in the luxurious Savoy Hotel including breakfast, A Digital Camera, Afternoon tea at the Savoy Hotel and many more. The show will commence at 7:30pm where guests will be treated to a cheese and wine reception and goodie bags sponsored by Glenstal Foods, Supervalu and Lloyds Pharmacy in the Parkway Shopping Centre.

Students will be joined by models from the Hilary Thompson Modelling Agency as they showcase some of Limerick’s hottest new Spring/Summer collections.  Some of the top stores include Frocks n Frills, Camden Square, Tippe Canoe, Sinead’s Boutique, Number 15, Gretta Gibbs, Virginijias, Stitch aswell as designers Marion Murphy Cooney, Fiona Whyte and Caroline Mitchell.  Shoes will be by Serendipity while hair and make-up will be by Catherine Hickey.

Once again, this year’s event is generously supported by local fashion houses and businesses.  All proceeds will be used for the benefit of present and future generations of Castletroy College students. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

 

Tickets for this year’s show are available from the school on (061)330785

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Juniors crash out with heads held high.

March 11, 2015 Extra Curricular, Featured, News, Rugby Comments Off
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The Castletroy College Junior rugby squad went out of the Junior Cup last night after a tight tussle with Crescent College in the semi final. As the 8-5 score line suggests this game hinged on small margins and our lads will count themselves unlucky as they lost their lead to a dubious Crescent try. To a man the players should be proud of their efforts as they showed what they could have achieved and how much they have improved as players over the year. The school would like to thank all the coaches especially Mr Keyes for the massive effort over the year.

Well done lads and hard luck.

CASTLETROY COLLEGE: David Moloney; Ian McCarthy, Conor Cosgrave, Paul Clancy, Eoin Murphy, Michael Kitt; Conor Lyons, Ronan Keaveney, Mike Ryan, Adam Myers; Darragh Cullimore, Sean Devitt; Eoin O’Shea, Conor Bermingham, Darragh McCrann. Replacements, Jeff Hogan, Muhammad Danyal, Sean Finucane, Sean Mulkern, Sam Burns, Hugh Bartley, Michael O’Sullivan, Cathal Humphreys.

Castletroy College Fashion Extravaganza

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Students and staff from Castletroy College gathered last week to announce details of their much awaited Spring/Summer Fashion event.  The Fashion show will take place on Thursday March 26th in the luxurious surroundings of Castletroy Park Hotel.  This is a popular event on the social calendar and has been running since 2007.  There will be one hundred Transition year students, staff and parents taking to the catwalk on the night, which will see over 400 guests showing their support for the school.

The show will commence at 7;30pm where guests will be treated to a cheese and wine reception and goodie bags sponsored by Glenstal Foods, Supervalu and Llyods Pharmacy in the Parkway.  Students will be joined by models from the Hilary Thompson Modelling Agency as they showcase some of Limerick’s hottest new Spring/Summer collections.  Some of the top stores include Frocks n Frills, Camden Square, Tippe Canoe, Sinead’s Boutique, Number 15, Gretta Gibbs, Virginijias, Stitch aswell as designers Marion Murphy Cooney, Fiona Whyte and Caroline Mitchell.  Shoes will be by Serendipity while hair and make-up will be by Catherine Hickey.

Once again, this year’s event is generously supported by local fashion houses and businesses.  There are some fantastic spot prizes to be won on the night which range from a 42’’ LED Flat Screen TV, sponsored by Finucane’s Electrical and Bed and Breakfast, sponsored by the Savoy Hotel.  One lucky lady will walk away with a beautiful hamper sponsored by Limerick City Gym.  All proceeds will be used for the benefit of present and future generations of Castletroy College students.  It promises to be a night full of glitz and glamour.  We look forward to seeing you for yet another great fashion show and a great cause.

Tickets for this year’s show are available from the school on (061)330785.

Google Visit

March 24, 2015 Featured Comments Off
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On Thursday the 5th of March, Ms. McGrath and her 5th year business class visited google in Dublin.

 

On behalf of the whole class, I would like to thank Saoire O’Byrne Cassidy and her father Noel Cassidy. Mr. Cassidy helped Ms. McGrath and her class to get in contact with David Graham, who works in google. Mr. Graham organised a tour of google for the class. The tour was given by Mr. Graham’s team, Sacha, Gizem and Jan. Special thanks to Ms. McGrath also for arranging the trip.

 

On arrival we were greeted in reception of Google by Sacha, Gizem and Jan, we waited in a game room and played table football until the tour began. First of all we were shown the recreational areas available to the employees which were a gym and a huge swimming pool. During the day the employees can use these facilities free of charge. We were then brought to the Micro Kitchens where we were allowed take as much food as we like! Sacha and Jan then showed a presentation all about Google, and played a quiz with us as seen in the movie ‘The Internship’, which everyone enjoyed. We went up to the 13th floor to look at the view as Google is one of the the largest buildings in Dublin. Then we were allowed into the micro kitchens AGAIN, one of the best perks of working for Google is that all of the food is free for employees. There are three restaurants that are free for employees from Monday to Friday. The Google complex takes up five buildings in Dublin city, three of which are connected by a big glass bridge.

Our trip to Google was a brilliant day of learning, outside of the classroom. We learned so much about Google, from the application process, to the different positions available, to how the employees spend their spare time there. A lot of topics that we had previously covered in class were talked about, explained and shown to us. We had the opportunity to see theory work we had done in class put into practise at the Google offices.

By Ryan Harney, Emma Grace and Tori O’Connell.

 

LCETB sports day on Friday 20th of March

March 24, 2015 News Comments Off
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Some of the Castletroy College Athletics Team having fun preparing for the LCETB sports day which takes place on Friday 20th of March.  The best of luck to all our competitors.

Fionn 4 Retreat

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On Thursday 5th March (after a false start on Tuesday!!) we went on our class retreat to Milford Centre. Declan Brown from Cork was our retreat facilitator.

He greeted us and brought us to University Limerick to Fr. John Campions office. We sat around in a circle and did some icebreakers to settle in. These were very funny. Then we were split into boys and girls. He set up games so we could compete against one another. The girls were victorious.

We had a short break. Then we went into the Ecumenical Church in UL. We put our names on a sheet and passed them around. Everyone wrote nice notes to each other. This was a highpoint of the retreat, as we got to know everyone a little more. Barry read a reading.

We went back to Milford retreat centre. We formed a circle and carried out some great team building activities. These were great fun.

We broke up for lunch for an hour. Ms Cribbin came down to visit us to see how we were getting on. This was nice down time.

Then we had some relaxation time. We did a personal meditation. We reflected on our life line. We wrote a letter to ourselves examining our strengths and accepting our weaknesses. We ripped up these letters at the end so they would remain private and personal.

We did some more team building activities. These were great fun and really got us to bond as a class.

Finally we listened to Declans personal story, which was very interesting. We learned to never ever give up.

By Fionn 4 class.

A student’s reflection on Lenten Mass in our School

March 10, 2015 Extra Curricular, Featured Comments Off
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As part of the liturgy group which is held every Monday morning in the prayer room, during tutor time,  transition year students along with some of their fellow students and staff members have been attending mass in the morning just before assembly once a week at 8.30am . On the 3rd of March 2015, history was made in our school two students from transition year Aisling McGrath and Robyn Nugent where the first student to serve Holy Communion to students and staff in our school. (Their full title is Extra Ordinary Minister, as they are extra to the ordinary Minister!)

This was a great experience for both the students and staff to see the students serving the holy bread along with one of our local Priests, Fr. Robbie Swinbourne. The mass is only a fifteen minute short ceremony which lets students and staff take time out and pray before starting a day in school and gives them an opportunity to talk to God. There are also transition year students reading quotes /stories from the holy bible which is a great. This is a great time for any students to take time out if have an exam that day or projects due etc. to talk to God. People think mass as something old people go to or mightn’t think anything about mass, that’s where they are wrong mass is giving you time out to talk to God and their beliefs .  We encourage students to attend mass where possible and all years and staff are welcome.

Thanks to all students, staff, Ms Cribbin (our school Chaplain) and Fr Robbie Swinbourne (Milford parish) and Fr. Brendan Kyne(Monaleen parish)

  • Remaining Mass dates @ 8.30am, School Prayer room,
  • Wed 18th March, Fr. Brendan Kyne
  • Friday 20th March, Fr. Brendan Kyne
  • Tuesday 24th March, Fr. Robbie Swinbourne

LCETB, Energy Conservation Initiative

March 9, 2015 Extra Curricular, Featured Comments Off
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Castletroy College’s Environmental Group attending the LCETB, Energy Conservation initiative together with schools throughout Limerick and Clare (LCETB).

Earlier this year, Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan T.D.  launched a new energy initiative “Lets Conserve Energy Together Better” with the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) at an event held at the Limerick College of Further Education.

In developing this initiative, LCETB is cooperating with the European Commission’s Technical Assistance Facility. Through this collaboration, LCETB will be receiving funds from the European Energy Efficiency Fund (eeef) to enable it to pursue this project.

With a projected total investment in excess of €16.4 million, the new programme will see the LCETB become the first Education and Training Board in the country to undertake such an energy initiative. It will be implemented across all LCETB schools, further education centres and administrative offices throughout counties Limerick and Clare with the primary objective of reducing overall electricity and thermal energy usage by over 50% per annum.

Speaking at the launch, Minister O’Sullivan said “I am delighted to be present to launch this innovative project. I warmly welcome the fact that Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board is the first Irish Public Sector participant in the EU’s EEEF programme.  Education has a pivotal role to play in meeting the Government’s 2020 energy reduction targets and I would hope that LCETB’s example will lead the way for other education bodies to follow suit.”

Also present at the launch from schools across Limerick and Clare were student representatives from the LCETB schools’ green committees and students who were displaying their successful entries in the recent Young Scientist exhibition

Anois Week

March 5, 2015 Extra Curricular, Featured Comments Off
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Anois is a leadership course for young people run by the pastoral centre in limerick based In St Patricks College Thurles. Ciara, Emma, Kate, Niamh, Gráinne, Kathleen, Sean and Harry were the eight lucky students to be picked by the lovely Fr Chris and Aoife. Arriving at the bus we headed for Thurles .We were excited and apprehensive not knowing what to expect from the week. Meeting the fellow students we did some ice breakers and games to get to know each other. Each day was filled with activities to build teamwork and trust. There was great craic and fun in events like Anois Idol, the table quiz and of course the Anois Olympics! We found that as a school group we grew closer. By the end of the week we had made so many new friends we didn’t want to go home! As part of Anois we have to undertake a project to put what we have learned to good use. Given a task to help benefit our school and our local area. We sat down as a group and decided that it would be a nice idea to help the homeless in Limerick. So in the coming weeks we would love your support in activities that we organise. We would like to thank Fr Chris and Aoife for the amazing week and memories and to thank Mr Griffin for giving us the opportunity.

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School Calendar

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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LCETB sports day on Friday 20th of March

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Some of the Castletroy College Athletics Team having fun preparing for the LCETB sports day which takes place on Friday 20th of March.  The best of luck to all our competitors. Follow @CastletroyC

Support your Schools Fashion Show Fundraiser

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As the schools main fundraiser for 2015 we are hoping that the whole school community will come out in support of our Fashion Show on Thursday March 26th. The show is shaping up to be a great success and promises to be a night full of glitz and glamour with an opportunity to win …

Juniors crash out with heads held high.

Darragh_Cullimore_Crescent_JC_Content

The Castletroy College Junior rugby squad went out of the Junior Cup last night after a tight tussle with Crescent College in the semi final. As the 8-5 score line suggests this game hinged on small margins and our lads will count themselves unlucky as they lost their lead to …