St Jarlath’s College TY students were joined by their counterparts from the Presentation College for a “Develop Me” workshop today. Students had an excellent day building their project management and teamwork skills. More about Develop Me can be found at their website https://www.developme.ie .
In the words of Sr. Agnes Curley….
Tuam Golf Club members can be truly proud of the boys who took part in the All Ireland Irish Boys Inter-Club Championship on Sunday last in Tramore. Competing in the competition were Tullamore, Ballybunnion, Carrickfergus and Tuam. Our boys and their Captain Donal Cunningham did us proud and in fact on completion of the game they were just 5 points short of winning, but like Rory Mc Elroy and Tiger Woods in the Ryder Cup, luck was not on their side. On approaching the 15th hole excitement was palpable as Tuam were the favourites to win. However with 3 holes to play we finished 3rd. Having played in an all Ireland was a bonus for the boys anyway and they can be proud of themselves .They were as good as any team there and played good golf .Playing Carrickfergus our Team were, Rory Donnellan, Ciaran McGrath, Adam Carton, Oisin Roche and Enna Costello. From all the Club, congrats Donal and boys we are truly very proud of you. You are the first from this competition to have reached an All Ireland final.
A very special thank you to Tp Niland, Professional, who gave so much time to these wonderful bunch of lads.
The 2018 Transition Year students had their adventure trip in Petersburg Adventure Centre, Co. Mayo.
The students accompanied by teachers Mr. Kenneth Mulryan, Mr. Andrew Carney, Mr. Michael Talty and Trasition Year Coordinator Mr. John Duggan visited the centre from September 10th to 11th. The activities ranged from gorge walking, kayaking, abseiling and orienteering.
It certainly fulfilled its role as the whole team bonded and worked well together. The two-day adventure gave the boys the opportunity to get to know one another in an environment outside the normal school setting. Team building, fun and excitement was at top of the agenda for all boys taking part.
Last Friday our second-year students went on a History trip. The trip took us to two different locations. Our first location was Bunratty Castle in Clare. This connected with the Medieval aspect of the course. Our guide was excellent in bringing medieval customs and architecture to life. Our students showed a huge interest in the first stop of our trip.
After Bunratty, we went to Craggaunowen open air museum. This connected with the Bronze and Iron age aspect of the History curriculum. This place is an absolute gem for any young History enthusiast. We had three guides here. Each guide was connected to a different aspect of The Bonze and Iron Age. Our first guide gave a detailed account of how life was during this period. She spoke about cooking styles, family life, work, arts and crafts and Burial Customs. Our second guide took us into a Crannóg and went through all the different aspects of Brehon Law. This was very popular amongst our Historians. However, our last guide was a credit to the site. He showed us a live demonstration in another Crannóg of Iron Ore smelting and gave the lads an opportunity to take part themselves. It really brought our History book to life.
Congratulations to First Year, Bartek Drapinski, pictured here recieving his Samsung Tablet from Shona O’ Dwyer, St. Jarlath’s Credit Union and TY manager for this term, Caimin Keavney. The tablet was raffled between all students who saved weekly with the School Credit Union during the second school term.
Another raffle will take at the end of the school year for any student who has made a lodgement with the School Credit Union during the year. The prize is a €50 “One for all” voucher. Many thank s to all students involved and Ms. Comer the Transition Year Business teacher.