Rice Cup Winners 2013
Fitzgerald Cup Winners 2013
Zambian Immersion Project 2013
Our Zambian Immersion team recently returned from their trip to Africa. Eight students accompanied by three teachers flew out to Zambia on Friday 15th March and spent two weeks in Mufilira in northern Zambia over the Easter. During their trip they visited a primary school, an orphanage, an AIDS hospice, an old people’s home and an adult training centre. They also took part in different social action iniatives in Mulfilira. Again, a huge thank you to all who contributed to the Immerion Project this year with over €30,000 collected to date. To read more more aboout their activites please click on following link.
CBS Squash Team reach All-Ireland Final
Congratulations to CBS Boys U15 & Boys U17 teams who represented Munster at the All Ireland Schools Squash Finals held in Sutton Lawn Tennis Club, Dublin on Friday last. Leinster schools with a lot of junior international players in their ranks won most of the sections. No prizes this time out for the CBS boys but valuable lessons were learned.
Young Social Innovators
Congratulations to our Transition Year students who have recently qualified for the national finals in the Young Social Innovators competition.
Teach ‘em green and keep ‘em keen is the catchy title of the young social innovators project of the 4T transition year class.
This class of 24 students are working very hard to come up with an innovative solution to a social problem here in this country. Young social innovators is a programme started by Sr. Stanislas Kennedy and Rachel Collier and it has since become the premier competition for social innovation in Ireland, with nearly 3000 teams from second level schools entering each year.
Students have identified pollution of our atmosphere as a serious cause of concern for teenagers and also believe much of the problems rise due to social habits and beliefs. With this in mind the class have come up with a unique and innovative way to encourage young people to change their habits.
The title holds a clue to the solution. By teaching young people the facts and problems around issues green these boys believe that they can keep young people keen on solving pollution and helping to save our environment. In order to promote this project to a wider audience the boys have come up with a different but equally effective plan.
E packages with an advice leaflet and details of a ‘Harlem shake’ competition will be sent to secondary school across the country for transition year students within each school to supervise. E packages are being sent in order to reduce paper usage and waste, in keeping with the theme of this project. The competition requires each school to forward a video of their ‘Harlem shake’ and a pledge to improve as a school under some areas of advice given on the leaflet. Their entry will be placed on the project website and a winner picked in May at the time of the YSI finals in Dublin.
Student Colin Doyle stated that “this topic is close to the heart of everyone in the class and that we hope as a group that many small steps around the country will make a big impact in our battle to change this social problem“.
Success in Science Olympiad
Congratulations to 6th year student James Tobin on his first place in the Chemistry Science Olympiad held in DCU on Saturday, 23rd February. James will now go forward to complete further study in preparation for the International Chemistry Olympiad to be held in Moscow during the summer.
Bayer Health Care Science Competition
Well done to Eoin Corbett, Adam O Dwyer and Jack Darby whose entry in the Bayer Health Care Science Competition claimed second place at a prize-giving ceremony in Trinity College on Thursday last. This nationwide competition invited second level students to create a movie which promoted healthy living. The competition was organised in conjunction with the Irish Heart Foundation and there were several possible topics to choose from, including healthy ating, exercise and smoking. The boys’ anti-smoking film earned them a tour of the science gallery in Trinity College while they each received an i-Pad Touch as a reward for their success.
We are delighted with the completion of our new extenstion. Work will commence shortly on phase 2 of our building programme which will consist of 3 new general classrooms.
Thurles CBS is a school that nurtures and grows the young people that pass through its doors and corridors. We encourage and challenge our students to succeed to be the best they can be.
We will foster an appreciation of Arts, our National and European culture and the greater Global Environment. Our Co-Educational approach to learning places emphasis on equality of opportunity and offers flexibility in response to an ever changing society. Our Philosophy of Education is a Christian one embracing all creeds. We aspire to an holistic education encompassing the intellectual, moral, religious, personal, physical and social dimensions of our being. Our ethos encourages a mutual respect for one another, where the joy of learning becomes a reciprocal experience.
As such we provide a strong pastoral care approach, aiming to provide each student with the platform for launching a productive time-span within our school community.
For any prospective parent, we are an open and welcoming community and would be happy to meet you to discuss the merits of joining CBS Thurles.