Under 14 Futsal Blitz
Mr. Quirke along with players from first and second year attended a recent Futsal tournament.
FUTSAL is the fastest growing sector in world football.
In this 5 aside format it is hoped that players will gain skill, composure and quick-thinking ability.
Unfortunately on the day St. Conleths Community College did not progress.
Carlow Campus Open Day
A group of students from the Leaving Certificate class and some members of the PLc classes along with Ms. Doyle attended the Open Day at Carlow I.T. on Thursday the 19th of November.
For more information about Carlow I.T. click on the following link
Under 16 Basketball
Under 16 and Under 19 boys basketball teams travelled to Scoil Mhuire Community School Clane to take on their boys teams.
Unfortunately even with a draw under their belts, our under 16's were knocked out of the tournament.
College Awareness week
College Awareness Week is a national campaign which aims to promote the benefits of going to college, to help students of all ages to become college-ready and to showcase local role models who are in college.
College Awareness Week events will be taking place in classes at junior cycle and senior cyle this week, Nov 23-29
Sausage rolls for Shoe Boxes
Inspired by the charity work of the Hope Foundation and keen to give something back this Christmas time, one Leaving Certificate class at St. Conleth's Community College came up with an idea.
Their plan was to raise money, that they would use to fill shoeboxes for struggling children worldwide as part of the Hope Foundation's annual Shoebox Appeal. The students researched a few ideas, surveyed a sample of students and it was clear that at St. Conleth's CC they would love to see a hot snack at break time. So the idea was decided on and a plan was put in place, to sell hot sausage rolls at break time (along with ketchup of course).
The plan was a success! The sausage rolls sold out and raised enough for the students to fill many shoeboxes which will be sent in time for Christmas to many deserving children, including a group photo of the class in each box.
On Friday the 20th of November a selection of 5th years along with teachers from St. Conleths headed to Tesco where they spent the day bag packing. The bag packing is now an annual event where money is raised for the Christmas season to fund food hampers for those in need within the community
Science Week Ireland
Science week Ireland took place from the 8th to the 15th of November.
To celebrate this, St.Conleths CC ran a poster competition and a daily Science puzzle.
The theme of the poster competition was "Science in Action, all around us".
Creative Writing Competition
The English Department would like to congratulate everyone who participated in thte Creative Writing Competition. The winners are:
1st Year: First Place: Amy Staudt
Runners Up: Precious Derema & Finin Oloukun
2nd Year: First Place: Uchechi Ugwuegbulem
Runners Up: Jahnavi Silveru &Bruna De Sousa
Bank of Ireland have opened a branch of their bank here at the school.
Bank services are currently available in the assembly area on Tuesdays at lunchtime.
Students are encourage to open a savings account or lodge money to existing Bank Of Ireland accounts
Community Care Group helping the IWA
Well done to all students that took who took part in the 5 km Charity walk and fundraised for the event. €800 was raised from the sponsorship cards.
The Hamper prize from the sponsorship cards was won by Alan Pitt(seller : Simonas Lukoskinas)
Rotary Youth Leadership
Best of luck to Chloe Callander who competes in the area finals of the Rotary Youth Leadership competition in the Keadeen in Newbridge.
For more information about the competition, click on the following link
Congratulations to the girls Under 19 basketball team on beating Mercy Kilbeggan on a massive scoreline of 70 points to 20.
Students thrilled at Websummit visit
The Programming class and Computer Science students from St. Conleth's Community College visited what could possibly have been the final Websummit to ever be held in Ireland.
First of all the students heard from the inspiring young entrepeneur Riley Ennis, co founder and CEO of Immudicon. This start up company has made huge bounds in immune system treatments for cancer. The young businessman's passion really engaged the huge crowds.
Then the students heard from a CoderDojo team member; who introduced a group of primary school students who were working in conjuction with the SOLAS project on their very own business. These students had invented a bracelet type panic button that can alert teachers when they feel threatened or bullied, or see bullying taking place. The button is connected to an app which shows the person responsible for that student where they are at that time. I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more from the 'Bullybug' in the future.
Finally the students were blown away by the presentation of Scott Harrison from 'charity:water' who's story and vision truly fascinated the crowd gathered.
Maybe some of our very own students will be speaking at next year's Websummit in Lisbon.
Science Week 2015
To mark Science week we are organising a trip for all 5th and 6th Yr students on Thursday the 12th of Nov to DIT for a lecture/demo on Blood followed by a visit to the Dead Zoo. We are also hoping to have various other events take place in the school with other groups throughout the week. Watch this space. The Science Squad!
First Year Futsal tournament will be taking place on Wednesday 18th November in Kildare Post Primary @ 10:00 am. A bus of our students will head there hoping for success.
Collins Barricks Trip
An Under 14's GAA blitz will take place on Thursday 5th of November in Hawkfield GAA club. St conleths Community College first and Second years are hoping for many good results.
A poster competition took place in St. Conleths Community College to celebrate Maths Week in the school. The following are a selection of the winning entries.
For more posters, click on the following link
The first Open Mike event took place at lunchtime on Thursday the 22nd in the Assembly Area. Singers from second year performed under the guidance of Ms. Kelly and MR. Cowley.
Comhairle na nÓg
Students from St. Conleths Community College attended a recent meeting of the local branch of Comhairle na nÓg.
Comhairle na nÓg are child and youth councils in the 34 local authorities of the country, which give children and young people the opportunity to be involved in the development of local services and policies.
Halloween Creative writing
A creative writing competition was held with halloween as theme. Entries were collected by the English teacher on the Thursday before midterm.
Think Before You Drink Campaign
As a part of their Social Education class, the students of LCA 2 made a less than savoury discovery. While surveying the fast food consumption of St Conleth's Community College students, it came to their attention that no matter what take away food a student bought, they would almost always combine it with a sugary drink. The LCA class decided to take action.
After researching the effects of sugar on our bodies, such as tooth decay, obesity and diabetes type 2, the students designed a display that would both shock and educate students about their sweet treat choices.
When the display was mounted onto the school hall's wall, many students gathered in awe to see how much sugar that their drinks really contained, demonstrated by actual sugar inside the empty drink bottle. The display entitled "Think Before You Drink" is surrounded by information posters, also designed by the class.
St. Conleths Community College open Day
Enrolment second Level 2016/2017