1st Year Basketball season, off to a great start!
The first year boys team have come out flying in the first game of the season. The boys won 20 - 10 when they played Tullamore College on the 19/01/2015. The home game was won with ease with the 14 strong panel showing the potential of the youth team. Keep an eye on this team for the rest of the season!
Concert Hall Trip
Tuesday 20th saw the first year music class visit the National Concert Hall in Dublin for the premiere of a new classical composition by young composer David Coonan. The National Symphony Orchestra performed the pieces as part of the RTE NSO Horizons series 2015. The class from St Conleth's Community College attended an interview with the Composer in the John Field's room and then were treated to a thrilling performance by the NSO.
Our Boxing Heroes
Four St Conleth’s Community College students win medals at the World Boxing Championships in Sweden
Ryston Boxing Club Newbridge organised a girls’ team to represent Ireland in the Golden Girl Boxing Championships in Boras near Gothenburg, Sweden in early January. Charlie Horgan ,one of those lucky girls wrote as follows
“On 7th January 2015, four of us from St Conleth’s Community College flew out with eleven other team members to Sweden to represent Ireland in the World Boxing Championships. They were Chloe Callander (48Kg), Bruna Barbosa (54Kg),Ieva Jonaityte (50Kg) and myself Charlie Horgan(53Kg.All 14 of us won medals. It was a great experience to have been brought to Sweden. We are hoping to return to Sweden , next year”.
There were 11 countries participating with over 20 teams. Ireland had one team – the Ryston team.
Chloe Callander from St Conleth’s CC won the Gold medal in the 48Kg category and was awarded the prestigious Best Junior Award beating all 11 countries including the Russian favourites.
Bruna Barbosa won the Gold medal in the 54 Kg category and Ieva Janaityte won the Gold medal in the 50Kg category while Charlie Horgan won silver in the 52Kg categeory.
Congratulations to the Ryston Club who won the Best Team award presented by the WBC World Champion .
News January 2015
Midlands U16 Champions!
The U/16 boys basketball team have had a strong season this year. We topped the group in the midlands division D with no games lost. We beat Scoil Mhuire Clane to secure our place in the midlands final. On Monday 8th December we travelled to Portlaoise to play Scoil Mhuire once again but this time as favourites in the Midlands final. The first quarter we were down by 1 point. The second quarter saw an impressive fight back and by the half we led by 2 points. From there on it was plain sailing and we finished champions by an impressive margin of 11 points!. We look forward to defending our title next year!
Science Week 2014
On Tuesday the 11th of November the 2nd year students went on a school science excursion to Dublin. There was an early start to the day when students met at the school for quarter past eight before getting the train to Dublin.
The first place to visit was DCU, Kevin's Street. There we enjoyed a talk made by Henkel Ireland. Henkel Ireland make glue products in their Tallaght factory. An experiment was then set up where a girl was suspended upside down using superglue.
From there, we all headed over to the Natural History Museum. In the Natural History museum("Dead Zoo") students were able to explore and participate in demonstrations.
Everyone had an enjoyable but wet day.
The Web Summit: Where the Tech World Meets
After our return from mid-term break, students from Computer Science level 6 and the school’s Computer Programming club attended the Web Summit in Dublin.
One of those students, Christopher Morgan(2nd year), tells us about it.
"The Web Summit was a really interesting and fun school trip for us students in the Computer Programming club.
There were people speaking to us from all over the tech world including people who worked at Def Jam Records, Google and there was also a girl who worked from Bionicle too. It was very inspiring to listen to their stories.
My favourite part was when there was a person from a robotic engineering company who talked to us about the future of robotics and the direction that robotics is going."
irish cultural centre visit
On our first week back after Halloween midterm, the students from 2G attended a tour of the Islamic Cultural Centre in Clonskeagh, Dublin.
The students were accompanied around the Islamic centre and mosque by Dr. Ali Selim (Author of ‘Islam and Education in Ireland’). Dr. Selim explained the Islamic faith to the students while giving them the tour. He also answered the student’s questions about this place of worship.
Each and every student thoroughly enjoyed their visit, in particular the décor, artwork and photographs on display in the centre, which could not be imagined without seeing. The students are studying Islam as a part of their preparation for Junior Certificate Religious Education.
For more information about the Islamic Cultural Centre, visit: http://www.islamireland.ie/
A fundraising event took place on the Friday of the midterm break. Money was collected from those who came to school in fancy dress or those who participated in a non - uniform day. Here are a few pictures from the day
For more pictures from the day, visit the Photo Gallery
St. Conleths COmmunity School Open Day
St. Conleths Community College opened its door on Thursday the the 9th of October to prospective students. National school students from the locality viewed the school in the morning and the afternoon.
On Thursday evening, from 18:30 to 20:00, parents of prospective students arrived to view the facilities that we have to offer. Staff were on hand to answer and questions or queries that you might have.
For more pictures from the day click on the Photo Gallery link
During the final 2 weeks of September, 1st year students attended a tour of Newbridge library with their English teacher and classmates.
The students visited the library in the morning, where they were shown around the library’s facilities by the library staff.
The students were given the opportunity to join the library free of charge and to use their cards to borrow books, CDs, magazines and DVDs if they so wished.
Everybody was delighted with the selection of books held by Newbridge library as well as surprised that they could use the spaces provided in the library for quiet study or homework.
Students can also access the internet on the library’s computers to research school projects or assignments, with their parent’s permission (also free of charge).
The tour was organised by the Home School Community Liason, Mrs. Maxwell, and this opportunity will be invaluable to the student’s independent learning, in particular to their English studies for the new Junior Cycle.
The Basketball season has begun again at St. Conleths. Training has been underway and matches are now being played.
Mr. Quille and the under 16 boys played their first match this week. It was a friendly match at home to Tullamore College. It was a great start to what they hope will be an even better year.
The under 16 girls coached by Ms. O'Connell also made their first competitive start to the season. They played away to Athy College. It was a well played match and although they fought it out to the end, the victory did not go their way. The girls play Mountmellick Community School on Monday the 11th. Best of luck for a good game.
Sports Day for all classes took place on Friday the 12th of September. Student participated in field events of long jump, high jump, javelin and Athletics. In the gym students were able to show off their basketball skills. Golf skills, Rugby skills and Soccer were also to be enjoyed.
For more photos from the day click on the following link
Student Clubs September 2014
A big part in the life of a student in St. Conleth's is getting involved in Extra Curricular activities. Here is a list of the activities that students can get involved with at present.
Computer Programming 4:00pm - 5:00pm, Tuesday Rm10
Basketball 1:10pm - 2:30pm, Wednesday Gym
Games Club 1:30pm - 1:55pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Rm 2
Volleyball Lunchtime Friday Gym
Gaelic Football(under 14's mixed) Lunchtime Monday
Students are encouraged to come to Breakfast Club in the morning before school from 08:30am to 08:55am.
Junior Cert results
The Staff of St. Conleth's Community College wish to congratulate the Junior Cert students of 2014 on their results.
Scratch Competition Winner
For the second year running Shane Fanning has been crowned All Ireland Champion of Scratch. Scratch teaches computational thinking and problem solving using a simple to use, yet powerful, building block approach to software development.
Shane's Team Hazzrad entry was judged to be the winner at a ceremony that took place in Dublin Castle on May 3.
Congratulations Shane and his mentor Mr Quille.
Hike For Mental Health
On Tuesday, the 13th of May, 10 First Year students accompanied Ms Lonergan and Mr Coleman to Glendalough. This initiative organised by Kildare and Wicklow ETB is called a Hike for Life. The idea is to raise awareness of Positive Mental Health as well as raise some money for Kildare and Wicklow Mental Health Associations and Pieta House
School Awards 2014
The Student awards for 1st to 5th year students took place in the school on Monday the 26/05. For a look at photos of the event click on the following link to the Photo Gallery
Parent Teacher Meeting
The parent Teacher meeting for parent & Guardians of 2nd Year students will take place Thursday the 5th of February at 16:15.
Also invited to this meeting are the parents of students who have not been able to make it to the other meetings
*** PLC Course List 2015/2016***
Click on the following link for information on PLC courses for the academic year 2015/2016
St. Conleths Community College enrollment for first year 2015/2016 has closed:
Enrolment Application Form
1st Year enrolment doc
2nd yr + enrolment doc
Three documents are required when enroling: the admissions policy, the enrolment application form and either the first year or the 2nd yr + enrolment document.
All those wishing to apply late will be put on a waiting list.
Completed applications can be returned to the school's office.
For a list of the courses on offer this Autumn, click on the following link
To book please visit www.kwetb.ie
Classes start in January
Applications can be made on-line at www.kwetb.ie from Monday 5th of January.