Over the next six weeks our D.E.A.R. initiative will be in full swing. The aim of this element of our Literacy Policy is to encourage our student’s to read for enjoyment.
Mungret Christmas Market
Well done to our Woodwork and Business Club Members, Ms. Keays and Ms. Downey on Sunday 27th November at the Mungret Christmas Market. Our Students had a stand at the market to sell the Christmas decorations and other items they have made in School during their club times. A big thank you to the local community for including us at the market.
It is great to see our Art Club up and running from 4pm to 5 pm every Monday. This is open to all students who are interested in Art, even if they have not picked it as one of their options. Ms. McGrath is keen to pass on her love of Art and creativity to our students.
Our Woodwork Club is also now in full swing, giving all interested students the opportunity to enjoy using the different machines in our new woodwork room. During this club Ms. Keays and Mr. Giltenane will work closely with students to encourage them to develop their design and creative skills.
Ms. Mulcahy continues to encourage students to develop their musical talent. This was very obvious on our Open Night where our students represented themselves and the school with pride and no little skill. Music provides students with the opportunity to develop lifelong skills that will stand them long after they leave Mungret CC.
GREEN SCHOOLS COMMITTEE
Ms. Maher has coordinated our green schools committee, who are working towards achieving our first Green Flag. We want our school to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Students again get a chance to develop leadership skills and a love of their environment while working on the Green Schools Committee
Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) appointed Liam O’Mahoney to the position of Principal of Mungret Community College in February 2017.
Mr O’Mahoney is passed Principal of St. John Bosco Community College, Kildysart, Co. Clare, where he has played a significant role in developing the school. Liam has 28 years teaching experience – initially in Tarbert Comprehensive and then in Castletroy College where he gained broad experience in school management, a graduate of NUI Maynooth, has an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree; Honours H. Dip.; Graduate Diploma in Educational Mentoring; Honours Certificate in Educational Leadership and Management and an Honours Masters of Education. He has a keen passion for sport and Education. Mr O’Mahoney is also Chair of the Munster Post Primary Schools GAA Committee.
Welcoming his appointment, Liam O’Mahoney said: “I am really looking forward to working closely with the local Primary Schools and wider community in the Mungret, Raheen and Dooradoyle areas of Limerick. As a Limerick man, I am delighted to have this great opportunity to lead this new Community College. I hope it will give each student a chance to learn in a safe, happy, modern and challenging environment.”
LCETB was awarded patronage of the new Community College in November this year. The school is scheduled to open to receive First Year students in September 2017 and has a long-term projected enrolment of 600 students. It is a participant school of the Limerick Area Post-Primary Schools Common Application System (CAS).
Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) appointed Ms. Helen Ryan to the position of Deputy Principal of Mungret Community College. This is a great appointment for our new school, as Helen has huge experience in all facets of Post-Primary School education.
Ms. Ryan is a Graduate of the University of Limerick and has an honours degree and Masters in Education. She has experience of teaching and leading learning both in Dublin and in Limerick. Ms. Ryan gained great experience in leadership in education in Castletroy College, where she played a key role in developing teaching and learning.
” I am delighted with the appointment of Ms. Ryan to the post of Deputy Principal and I am looking forward to working with her over the coming years as we strive to develop an excellent, caring and modern educational facility here in Mungret. Ms. Ryan has been an integral part of the development of Castletroy College over the past decade or so. She is an excellent teacher, organiser, manager and above all a leader of learning and change that will enhance the learning of all students in the school” (Liam O Mahoney, on Ms. Ryan’s appointment.