Congratulations to our Hurlers
It was a good day for our Hurler’s and their coaches today. The boys had a good win in the Limerick Post Primary Schools LIT sports Under 15 Hurling , Corn Donnacha O Nunain Championship over Coláiste Mhuire. Well done to everyone involved.
Well Being Overnight Educational Activities Trip
Our annual well-being overnight trip for all First Year Students took place on Thursday and Friday March 14th and 15th. Our Students got to do a range of activities from rock climbing, Kayaking, caving, archery, orienteering and plotting their own course using a map and compass for a 4 hour hill walk. The aim of the two days is to encourage our students to manage themselves away from home, develop their communication skills, develop new friendships, learn new skills and to challenge themselves in a safe environment.
We would like to thank the staff of both the Burren and Kilfinane Outdoor Educational Centres for their professionalism, their warm welcome and their kindness, which was shown to all our students and staff. Mr Kennedy, Ms Hickey and Mr Connelly put in a huge effort behind the scenes to ensure this was a great occasion for our students.
Dell Robotics Club
Our Robotics Club members had a great day attending a programming workshop at Dell this week. This will help our students get ready for the Vex Robots Competition. Mr. Hill and Mr. O Connor do great work encouraging these students to develop their skills every Monday and Thursday.
Leading learning Team
Our Leading Learning Team are working hard with all our staff to develop high quality Learning in the classroom. We had Dr. Joe O Connell visit us to work with the team on developing the language and effectiveness of Formative Feedback for our Students. This is one of the many methods we as staff are trying to develop so that our Students can take ownership of their own learning, while engaging with their Teachers and Parents/Guardians.
Green School’s Committee
The Green School’s Committee are working hard to get everything in place so we can be awarded our First Green School’s Flag. The creativity is wonderful to see in our most recent Green School’s Noticeboard….recycling of materials on our door step. Ms Maher and the team deserve great credit.
Munster Schools Chess Champion
Well done to Mark on winning the Munster Schools Chess Championship earlier this week. This is the first Post-Primary Schools Championship that Mark has won, but is only one in a long list of chess competitions that Mark has won over the years.
World Book Day in MCC
As we all know reading books is a wonderful pastime. We are lucky to have received a variety of new books for the start of World Book Day. These books are available to our student’s through our Library, which is run by our student’s for their classmates. This is just one of many initiatives being run to help develop student’s literacy skills.
Presentation of Cheque for Lip Sync Battles 2018/19
A cheque for over 41,000 Euro was presented to our School on Wednesday 13th February by the School’s Parent Association. We would like to thank our local community for your wonderful support in running this fundraising event. In particular I want to thank our Parents Association for everything they do for us. Kieran O Brien and Kevin Dore deserve special mention for their total commitment to this project. Your efforts will be rewarded in the facilities our students will be able to access as a result of your work. We would like to extend a special thank you to all our Lip Sync group members, who worked tirelessly at dance practice, fundraising and encouraging each other. Their efforts have been nothing short of phenomenal.
A word of thanks also to our sponsors, whether it in sponsoring an act, placing an advert in our programme or donating a spot prize your generosity is much appreciated. We would encourage people to support these local companies.
All the funds raised by this event will be used to enhance the learning of all our students in Mungret Community College. We will use this funding to expand the already excellent information technology provision in our school. We have purchased a class set of chromebooks with a portable storage and charging unit. We will continue to expand in this area and expect to secure a second class set of chromebooks, a number of apple ipads and apple tv units in the coming weeks. STEM subjects are another area that we wish to continue to develop and with that in mind we have invested in equipment for teaching Science in a modern and hands on way.
The funds raised have also allowed us to secure a defibrillator for our school community. Another area we have developed is our hard surface basketball courts, which have enhanced the recreation time of our students.
There have been many achievements and high points, over the last couple of years, but what has stood out for us has been the positive support we have received from our Local Community. The Lip Sync Battles event on the 20th October was a great example of the community wrapping its arms around our school.
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.
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.