Shoebox appeal

Pictured are students that contributed to this years shoebox appeal. It was a great success and the kindness of our students is very much appreciated by Team Hope and the young children who will receive a shoe box this Christmas.Shoe 2

 

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Tuam Cancer Care Survivors Celebration walk.

Art 05The  Transition  Year Art class has been busy working on an  posters to be displayed for the Tuam Cancer Care Survivors Celebration walk.
The walk is an awareness and fundraising event celebrating cancer survivors  and will take place at 2pm on sun 9th Oct in the Palace grounds
Teams of cancer care survivors with their friends and families  will complete laps of the Palace grounds which will be around 5K.
The aim of the event is to create a lively warm atmosphere celebrating cancer survivors  together with their friends/family. Transition Year students will be helping out on the day and will complete a survey of the event.

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Billy Elliot comes to SJC!

St. Jarlath’s Amateur Operatic Society in association with Scoil Bhríde, Mercy Secondary School, is delighted to announce that our musical this year will be the dancing extravaganza “Billy Elliot”. The show will run in St. Jarlath’s College Hall from Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th December. Auditions will take place in the coming weeks before full rehearsals begin. Best of luck to all involved.

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Tragic loss of student Jack McHugh, RIP

It is with great sadness and regret that we have learned  of the passing of our 3rd year student Jack McHugh, RIP, from Corofin. As a school community we are deeply upset at this tragic loss of Jack and our thoughts and prayers are with Jack, his family and friends. 
The school will be open tomorrow morning, Wednesday at 10am and we invite Jacks classmates, friends and all students who would like to gather together at this very sad time. Our school chaplain Fr Fintan and Counsellor will be on hand during the morning. Prayers will be offered in the Oratory at 11am. May Jack’s gentle soul Rest In Peace.

 

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PIETA HOUSE AWARENESS EVENT: DARKNESS INTO LIGHT.

photo 1The early hours of Saturday morning, 7th May, witnessed the now annual charitable event, Darkness Into Light, rolling around once more. The flagship awareness and fundraising event reflects how Pieta House has captured the imagination of Irish people, and beyond, over the last decade. The organisation have shone a light on mental illness in general, and suicide in particular. It has sadly become a crisis that has reached epidemic proportions in this country in recent years and represents, perhaps, our most alarming social problem; leaving a trail of devastation behind.
The sterling work of the organisation in terms of both raising awareness and providing practical assistance has indeed shone a metaphorical light within the darkness and deep despair of mental illness and depression nationally and beyond. This generation, at large, have faced huge challenges in the wake of the recession of recent years. Those challenges and resultant strains have proved too much to bear for many who grappled in the darkness. Those challenges have claimed many victims in tragic circumstances; that have both defined and destroyed the lives of many who are left to bear the twin burdens of harrowing grief and despair- after loved ones have departed. Yet it is those same daunting and often debilitating

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