The Survivor’s Celebration Walk has become Tuam Cancer Care’s biggest fundraising event. This year the walk took place on Sunday 14th October at 2 pm in the Palace Grounds Tuam.
The annual walk gives an opportunity to celebrate cancer survivors and their families and their friends in a lively warm welcoming atmosphere. The event reflected the support that people received through Tuam Cancer Care.
The walk included teams of cancer survivors, their families friends and supporters. Our TY group helped out on the day leading teams, walking with survivors and contributing some bright uplifting pieces of Art for display on the route.
There was a tree planting ceremony where people tied ribbons to newly planted trees in memory of people they have lost through cancer.
We are proud of our TY involvement in this event. They helped make the day a dignified, honourable occasion for all. They produced paintings in the art room with an up lifting message with the guidance of their art teacher Ms Arlene Mc Padden.
Nine Students from St Jarlath’s College were presented with their certificates at an awards ceremony in NUIG. This award is in recognition of students who achieved an ‘A’ grade in higher level Businesses Studies in the 2018 Junior Certificate Exam. The boys are pictured here with Business teacher Mr. Blake. Congratulations to Liam Lennon, Tomas Carney, Frankie Connern, Charlie Ward, Evan Gillespie, Eoin O’Connor, David Flanagan, Daniel Carroll and Alexandru Sortoc! A clip for the ceremony can be seen here.
At 9:10 first class commenced. One by one each year was called out and made their way to the old gym. Here they were met by their teachers and the TY students tasked with bringing them around to each event. Events included shot-put, long jump, high jump, 4 x 500m relay, 100m sprints, 200m sprints, cic fada, puc fada, tug of war, soccer, penalty shootout and sack race. Each of these events were set up and manned by TY students and teachers.
The conditions were perfect as the classes trickled out of the old gym and made their way to their first events. Each class followed a schedule showing the event and the time they were supposed to partake in that specific event. At 11:10, as usual, everyone broke for lunch. 11:25 came and everyone regrouped and went back to the events. Lunch time rolled by and by 1:25 everyone was eating their food. Then came the traditional game of bulldog during lunch time. After lunch came a surprise event. Whereas in previous years we would have had the finals of the events, this year we had a soccer match between the monitors and teachers. After a tight first half it was only 1-0 to the monitors. In the second half the monitors’ youth started to show. The match ended 3-0 to the monitors with the teachers not really testing, the keeper, Donie. Ice cream was kindly provided by Quinn’s.
After the match, medals were awarded to every class for the winners of each event.
Sports Day is very important for everyone’s mental and physical fitness. It allows bonds to grow between classmates. It allows students who wouldn’t normally take part in sporting events to experience what it is like and allows people to show off their non-academic talents. It also improves teacher-student relationships by allowing them to get to know each other outside of the classroom environment.
The 40th Annual European Congress & Seminar of IMAF (International Martial Arts Federation) was held in St. Jarlath’s College last weekend. IMAF is a worldwide group of martial artists from numerous styles and backgrounds but with one common goal – to promote the Martial Arts and maintain the age old teachings and philosophies but with a modern flavour.
Represented at the Seminar in St Jarlaths were over 25 instructors from 12 different countries and it was attended by over 200 students.