New School Design Team Get Down To Work
The initial Client/Design Team Meeting for our new school building for took place at Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board’s head office on Monday 11th February. Prior to the formal commencement of the meeting students from the school, along with Principal Liam O’Mahoney, Deputy Principal Helen Ryan, and the Chair of the school’s Board of Management, Cllr Daniel Butler, got an opportunity to meet the design team and view outline plans of what is being proposed for our new Post-Primary School here in Mungret.
Business Club Food Market
Our Business Club were busy preparing their food products for their Food Market today at the end of school. The quality of the homemade food products on sale were of a very high standard. Well done to Ms. Ciara Downey for her dedication to developing students business ideas and getting students to reflect on their work. It was great to see the support of all our students for their colleagues.
Our boys basketball teams played two games against Abbeyfeale today. The Second Year Team had an exciting 2 Point victory, in a very competitive game. Our First Years lost their game but managed to score 22 points. Well done to all players for representing your school with pride. Mr Kennedy continues to work closely with our Basketball Teams.
Defibrillator Delivered to Our School
Our Health and Safety Committee were happy to take delivery of our new Defibrillator this week. The funds raised as part of our Lip Sync Battles provided the resources necessary to purchase this device. Ms. Keays deserves great credit for her work in leading our Health and Safety Team in the school.
Internet Safety Infographics
Our Digital Media Students were busy designing online safety Infographics this week, well done to all concerned. Staying safe online is such a crucial part of student well-being in our modern world. Lets use IT in a safe way to broaden our minds and enhance our learning.
Congratulations to Mr Fitzgerald on the launch of his new book for Leaving Certificate Geography called “Landscapes”.
MCC Robotics Club was in full action today working on the Dell Vex Robotics & Lego Mindstorm. It is great to see the interaction between our students and their teachers, Mr. Hill and Mr. O Connor, as they build/design their projects this afternoon. Great to see the STEM area of our school growing and developing in a fun way.
Our students today volunteered to help pack books for Book seed, funded by Kids Books Ireland and JP McManus Trust. This book gifting initiative with the help of Limerick Library and research support from Mary Immaculate College Limerick. Many thanks to Mayor James Collins for calling into visit. Thank you to Mr O Connor for organising the event today.
Model United Nations
Our MUN Students have had a great experience at the Model United Nations Conference in Cork this week. This is the first time that we, as a school have had the opportunity to attend this modern educational experience.
The conference is being held in Cork City Hall, where delegates get to debate and make submissions on behalf of the country they are asked to represent. This is an active learning experience for students and allows them to understand the challenges facing different countries around the world, while at the same time getting to develop their research, debating and listening skills. Ms. Hickey and Ms. Ryan deserve great credit for introducing MUN to our school and for attending this three day conference with our students. We hope to see this develop into one of the areas of learning in our Transition Year program in the future.
First Year Soccer Blitz in Garryowen RFC
We had two First Year Teams participate in the blitz held in Garryowen RFC on Thursday January 24th. Well done to all the boys who all enjoyed a lot of game time with their school friends, while representing their school with pride. Thank you to Cresent Comprehensive for organising the event and to Garryowen RFC for the use of their great facilities. Mr Connolly continues to work hard with all our soccer teams and sport in general in our school.
Jigsaw Presentation for Parents
Thank you to Tanya and Christine for their detailed and parent friendly presentation on Mental Well-Being for teenagers in our school on Thursday January 24th. This is an integral part of our well-being program and a great opportunity for Parents to reflect and support their child’s development. Thank you to Ms Downey for organising this event.
North Munster Athletics in Pallaskenry
Well done to all our Students who took part in the Munster Cross Country Athletics in Pallaskenry on January 24th. It was good to see that each student ran their best and enjoyed the experience of representing our school. Thank you to Mr Kennedy for organising this opportunity for our students.
Basketball In Mary Immaculate College
Well done to our Boys and Girls Basketball Teams who had a great day of Basketball in the fantastic facilities in Mary Immaculate College last Thursday. The First and Second year girls had good wins over Presentation in the opening two games. This was followed by an impressive battling performance by our First Year boys, who came from 14 points behind to only lose narrowly to St Munchins College. The final game on the day saw our Second Year boys put in an excellent performance to win their game against St Munchins College.
We would like to thank Mr Kennedy and Mr Moloney for looking after our teams on the day. Also a special thanks to Ciara Cregan for organising Mary I for us. This is a good example of the support we receive from our local community.
Visit by Mayor James Collins
Mayor James Collins was invited to our school last Monday by our Student Council. During his visit Cllr Collins outlined the role of the Mayor and also outlined the plans for the Mayor of Limerick to be elected independently in the future rather than the way it is done now. He also answered questions from the council members. Our council also informed him of the work they are doing in our school. Reviewing policies, testing out new locks for our lockers and bringing the views of our students to the Management and the Board.
Mayor Collins finished his visit by letting the council members know that he was looking forward to hearing their presentation to the Board of Management at the next meeting, Cllr Collins is a member of our Board.
Music At Lunchtime in Mungret
Ms Mulcahy continues to develop Music in our school. Our choir meet for practice every Tuesday. Last Tuesday we had over 40 boys and girls in attendance and it was a pleasure to be present listening to their beautiful version of “Shot Gun”.
This week also saw the inaugural meeting of our Traditional Irish Music Group. Well done to all and we look forward to hearing all our talented musicians in action over the coming weeks.
It is great to see our Boys Hurling Team enjoying the start of the new year with a visit to Murroe to play Glenstal Abbey. The Team will play in both the Munster and Limerick Post=Primary Schools competitions over the coming weeks. Well done to Mr. Fitzgerald and Mr. Giltenane for the time and effort they put into training the team.
Welcome Back for 2019
We would like to wish all our Staff, Parents and Students a Happy New Year. We are delighted to have our new play area completed. This gives our students the option of playing football or basketball during their breaks.
Music Generation are working on developing our students musical skills over the next few weeks.
Our Art Students continue to work on their Creative Engagement Project with local artists. This project follows on from our very successful project from last year which was displayed at the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals Conference 2018. It is great to see our students trying out a variety of different painting styles e.g. Ancient Chinese Brush Strokes.
Presentation of Basketball and Soccer Jerseys
We would like to thank Limerick Institute of Technology, for their kind donation of Basketball and Soccer Jerseys to our School. It was a good experience for three of our students to be presented by the President of LIT, Dr. Vincent Cunnane, with the jerseys. We hope this will be a valuable partnership for both our school and LIT. A special thanks to one of our parents for organising this initiative. We hope our Basketball and Football teams have a successful year. Mr. Kennedy deserves credit for his hard work coordinating all our Extra-Curricular Activities.
Lip Sync Battles Fundraiser
Well done to everyone for supporting our recent Lip Sync Battles Fundraiser in the South Court Hotel. We would like to extend a big thank you to all the people and companies who sponsored our various acts or took out adverts in our colour programme. It was great to see the local community come out in such large numbers to support our school.
We would also like to thank our Parent Association, Board of Management and all members of our fundraising committee, who worked tirelessly over the last few months.
Funds raised from this event will be used to enhance the educational experience of all our students. We intend to invest in a class set (30) of chromebooks and a portable storage/charging unit. This will expand our already high quality IT provision in our school.
Visit By Limerick Hurlers – All Ireland Champions 2018
We were honoured to welcome six members of the Limerick Hurling Team who won the Liam McCarthy Cup this year. Cian Lynch, Barry Nash, Gearoid Hegarty, Aaron Gillane, Seán Finn and Diarmuid Byrnes gave freely of their time as they shared their experience of the big day and their school memories with our students and staff. We had a great day and our students loved being able to raise the Liam McCarthy Cup themselves.
Mr Giltenane made fabulous personalised hurleys for presentation to the team members.
What a day. Thank you Mr Fitzgerald for organising this occasion for our students.
Student Council 2018-19
It is great to see our Student Council, which is elected by our students, meeting regularly to discuss issues that are of concern to our students. It was a pleasure to have had Mr Donal Fitzgibbon in to provide the group with Leadership Training. We wish this team all the best in the year ahead as they lead the student voice in our school.
School Opening……..Exciting Times Ahead
We are delighted to announce that Mungret Community College opened to our First Year Students on the 29th of August at 9am. It was great to see the scene in our court yard this morning as we welcomed our first students to our school. As can be seen in the photograph above our students were looking their best in their new uniforms. These are very exciting times for our students, their families, our dedicated staff, our interim board of management, LCETB and the local community.
On welcoming the opening of Mungret Community College Cllr. Daniel Butler (Chairperson of the Interim Board) said ‘I would like to acknowledge the great commitment of the board of management to get us to this point. In particular I would like to pay tribute to the diligence of school Principal Liam O’Mahoney ably assisted by Deputy Principal Helen Ryan in delivering a school ready to open within a tight deadline. The education of our community’s children is in great hands.’
Our Board has worked tirelessly over the last six months to ensure that our campus was ready to open on time. We thank each member of the board for their hard work, positive attitude and dedication which has been crucial to the schools development.
We would like to wish our dedicated staff many years of happiness and success in our school and thank them for the efforts they have put into the school prior to its opening. To our incoming students we hope that their expectations and dreams can be realised in a warm, caring, safe and happy environment.