On Friday 8th March, 2019 we held our annual Who’s Got Talent competition. Our judges had great difficulty in picking a winner this year as the standard was so high. Our eventual winner on the day was Rachel Griffin who sang her own song 'Lazy Generation'. Second place went to magician Jamil Khaleel and third place was awarded drummer Jack Ryan Breen. It was a fantastic occasion which celebrated everything our students do both inside and outside of the classroom. Well done to all our organisers, presenters, judges and finalists.
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On Thursday 28th of February five of our students attended the Peer Education Programme Celebration evening in the Muckross Park Hotel. The Peer Education Programme involved our students working with Jigsaw Kerry to be trained to deliver a presentation called ‘It’s Time to Start Talking’ to 1st year students. The presentation builds awareness of youth mental health, explores what kind of things help and hinder our mental health, and emphasises the importance of seeking help when feeling down, worried or stressed.
Pictured with the students is Donagh Hennebry of Jigsaw Kerry who oversaw the project. Attending the celebration Principal Stella Loughnane remarked '' we are very proud of our peer educators and know that they will fulfil their new role to the best of their ability'' She also stated'' We are particullary in awe of Karen O Donoghue who spoke at the event, she outlined how important the programme is and how important it is to talk about our mental health''
The three Killarney schools piloted the programme in 2018, with the programme extended to the three Castisland schools in 2019.The Jigsaw mentors who work in conjunction with Ms. D O' Sullivan and the Jigsaw team were the class of 2019, Aoife O’Brien, Caoimhe Fleming, Julia Olabode and Alison O’Sullivan. leading the way in piloting the prorgamme in 2018 where Karen O' Donoghue, Emma Lyne and Natalia Leane. Building on from their work, Karen and Emma now both sit on the Kerry Youth Forum for Jigsaw Kerry with Karen now taking up a position on the National Council for Jigsaw in Ireland.
Last Thursday 22nd November our Parents Council held a Fundraiser for a greener school to help raise money for a bicycle shed for our students.
They held a cookery demonstration with Chef Damien Fitzpatrick, the evening was a huge success with lots of spot prizes - a big thanks to all our sponsors.
Second Years took part in an Access 21 workshop as part of College Awareness Week 2018.This programme is run in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin and IT Tralee. Students from IT Tralee presented fascinating information to students based on their career choices and the college course they are studying at the moment. Second Year students heard about careers such as
Health & Leisure
Business - Accountancy
Animation and Special Effects
Access 21 Coordinator Ms. Marie O'Riordan said that "we are delighted to be involved in the Access 21 programme and working with the IT Tralee and Trinity College Dublin. This is our second year being involved and has received very positive feedback from our students".
Well done to our Junior Girls Football Team who won against Killorglin Community College today (12th October 2018) in the first round of their Munster Championship. Final Score 3-9 to 1-2