March News (1)
Written by principal Monday, 12 March 2012 10:10
Thurles C.B.S. News
On Wednesday last over 130 of our first year pupils participated in the “Irish Junior Mathematics Competition”. This is a national competition which is organised annually by the Irish Mathematics Teachers Association. The students were given fifteen practical questions which tested their problem solving skills and their papers have now been sent off for correction and collation. The highest scoring students will then be chosen to participate in the regional final. Well done to all who participated.
Fifth Year Options
Last Tuesday evening the parents of third and fourth year students attended an informative talk on fifth year subject options. As well as highlighting the choices available to the students the talk also emphasised the educational and career implications of students’ subject choice. There was also a short informative explanation of L.C.V.P.. The event was very well attended.
Junior Golf Competition
Our junior golfers were in action last Wednesday when they travelled to Charleville Golf Club to participate in the Munster Qualifying Round of the Irish Schools Strokeplay Competition. The team, which comprised Aaron Ryan, Dylan Quirke and William Power, were one of 28 that competed in the event. Inclement weather led to difficult conditions but despite this the boys enjoyed participating in the competition.
Under 15 Football
Hard luck to our under 15 footballers who were beaten by Abbey C.B.S. in the semi-final of the Tipperary Under 15 Football Competition on Wednesday last. Despite a spirited performance the Abbey were simply too strong on the day and they won the game comfortably. Nevertheless there were good performances from Thurles, most notably from Niall Grant at wing forward, Brian Maher at centre back and Diarmuid Meagher at centre forward.
Training is continuing for the White Cup panel as they prepare themselves for a semi-final showdown with St. Flannans. The fixture will most probably be played on the 21st of March.
On Friday last our third year students attended a Shakespeare workshop and a performance of ‘The Merchant of Venice’ at Nenagh Arts Centre. The play was performed by the Cyclone Repertory Company, a troop of travelling actors who specialize in Shakespearean theatre. The students really enjoyed the workshop and it should certainly prove to be very beneficial to them as they prepare for their English exam in June.
On Wednesday morning last Ms. O Dwyer and the Transition Year horticulture class visited the Biodiversity Garden in Holycross Village. This activity was organized in conjunction with National Tree Week. Under the guidance of local resident Joe Bourke, the students saw the great work done in a previously unused area of Holycross Village. Mr. Bourke delivered a very interesting talk about plants and wildlife. While at the garden student Luke Kelly was interviewed for the Agricultural Show on Tipp FM.
The school would like to invite all music lovers to attend our school concert at the James O Donoghue Memorial Sports Hall on Thursday, the 29th of March. The concert will exhibit the rich depths of talent that exist among the student body and there will be an eclectic mixture of musical styles and genres on show. Students from each year will be performing and there will be three big chorus numbers inspired by former C.B.S. musicals.
Rice Cup Blitz
On Friday last our Rice Cup A and B panels participated in a practice competition in De la Salle, Waterford. Also taking part were teams from Blackwater College, Ard Scoil Ris, Carraig C.B.S. and of course De la Salle themselves