6th Year Graduation 2015
The 6th Year graduation took place on Thursday the 21st of May. Pictured above are the graduating LCVP class and the LCA class.
For more pictures from the night, click on the following link.
Pictured also are Ms. Lonergan, Ms. Monaghan and Mr. Coleman.
Best of Luck to all those who will be starting their exams on the first week of June.
PLC Graduations 2015
On Tuesday night the 19th of May, a graduation ceremony was held for those who had completed their PLC courses that started in September 2014. A great ceremony was held in the school gym followed by refreshments in St. Conleths CC.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish the graduating students well as they continue their studies in other colleges or as they enter the work force.
Special Recognition PLC Merit Awards
For more photos from the night click on the following link
School Trips May 2015
Fifth Year students along with their teachers Ms. McGovern, Mr. Coleman and Ms Power went to Zipit Forest Adventures
Zipit Forest Adventures offers hours of tree-top, fun-filled, adventure challenge in a healthy, outdoor setting. Students got the chance to climb poles and climbing walls, swing into cargo nets, balance on a rope bridge, hurtle down a zipwire.
First years went on their tour to Tayto Park in Meath. The students, accompanied by their teachers set off Tuesday 19th, for a fun filled, action packed day.
Highlights of the day included zip-lining, climbing wall, 5D cinema, air-race ride and of course the notorious “rotator” ride. Students also toured the Tayto crisp factory, which was educational as well as fun.
Many of the group who had visited the park before, remarked how many attractions had been added since their last visit. Including the colossal Cu Chulainn roller coaster, which although doesn't open until this summer, is a sight to behold in itself.
Students departed the park with their complimentary crisps, Tayto memorabilia from the shop as well as many memories to carry throughout their remaining school years with their new found friends.
For more photos from the trip to Tayto Park, click on the following link
Science Competition winners:
Pumped is a competition for schools to get pupils in the senior cycle interested in practical science.
Any school around the country can enter one video, Each school should select one video per catergory to go forward to represent the school. Each team can have a maximum of three members. The competition is open to all secondary students between the ages fof 12 - 16 years of age.
St Conleth's entry for the Science competition "PUMPED.IE",An Anti Smoking Campaign, won the Smoking Stinks category. Check out their entry below.
Congratulations to Abegail, Grace, Kamila and teachers Ms. McMahon and Mr Cowley.
The girls were interviewed for tv, check it out at this link.
Maynooth Access Programme- School Awards
This years awards for second level students were awarded on Wednesday 13th May to Leaving Certificate students and on Thursday 14th of May to 5 of our Junior Certificate students.
Awards were given to Glen Thorpe and Danielle Geaney in Leaving Cert who nominated Ms. Geary and Ms. O'Connell respectively.
Third year awards were given to Sara Kawa(Maths), Leona Mooney(English),
David Pop( Science), Amy Conlon(Irish) and Nicolina McGrath(French).
Well done to students & teachers alike.
Have a look at the gallery for pictures during the presentations.
HIGHER EDUCATION CONFERENCE HELD IN SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY
On Tuesday 12th May two members of the Nursing Studies/Social Care department Georgina Finnegan and Bernadette Gleeson flew out to Southampton to attend the Universities Higher Education Advisors day at the invitation of the faculty of Nursing.
To find out more click on the following link
Drop EverytHing and Read (DEAR)
Fashion show a huge success!
The Fashion Show took place on Tuesday the 24th of March in Lumville House.
The show opened with music from the Choir who were accompanied by musicians and Mr. Cowley and Ms. Kelly.
Then out on the catwalk came the students from Second level and Post Leaving cert. They were all very professional and no nerves were to be seen.
At the interval the audience enjoyed more music from the choir and were a great support for the raffle.
After the interval the Teachers took to the catwalk with more fashion.
The night was enjoyed by a packed house and we would like to thank all who helped to make the evening a success. For a list of our thank you's click on the following link.
A big thanks to Ms. Maxwell who was the genius behind the success of the whole night.
For more photos from the night go to gallery
St Conleth's Community College London Trip.
On Friday the 13th March, a group of 43 students from 1st, 2nd and 3rd year in St. Conleth's Community College went on an educational trip to London.
The group stayed in Kensington and visited exciting landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street & Covent Garden.The group even went on a flight on the London Eye. The group travelled either by bus or tube around the city and also did a lot of walking.
The Lion King Musical amazed everyone in the group on the Friday evening with its spectacular scenes, stage effects and lively memorable music.The whole show was awesome!
The group also visited educational sites like The Science Museum and The Natural History Museum. In addition the students had a 4 hour walking guided tour of London from a very good tour-guide who brought them to all the old sites that had particular historical importance.
All in all it was a very successful trip,packed with activities and it was very much enjoyed by everyone involved.
Written by Joseph Ward 2nd Year
Check out the photos in the Photo Gallery
seachtain na gaeilge 2015
Here are a selection of posters that were entered in the competition to celebrate
seachtain na gaeilge 2015 . For more, click on the link to go to gallery
Two of our students won medals in the Under 14 Newbridge,Girls St Conleth's Area, Art competition. The medals were presented at a ceremony Friday 20th March in the Patrician Primary. Both girls are 1st years.They painted on a theme of Community Games Sports Activities.
2015 Waltons Music for Schools Competition!
Entry by the music students for the 2015,The Finalist groups selected (six primary and six post-primary) will be announced by Liz Nolan on RTÉ lyric fm’s Classic Drive programme on Friday, 20 March, and they will perform in the National Concert Hall – and compete for €10,000 worth of prizes in musical instruments and equipment from Waltons Music for their schools – on Monday, 11 May.
St. Conleth's Community College were highly commended for their entry to the 2015 Walton's Music for Schools Competition.
The children's 'Across the blue" entry for original composition made it to the last 10 before the final 6 post-primary finalist were picked.
Well done to the music class and the members of the choir for their hard work.
Leinster Schools Table Tennis League
St. Conleth's Community College , Newbridge is competing in the Senior Boys Division 2 of the Leinster Schools Table Tennis League.
Here is a picture from a win from their fixture match against St. Brendan's College,Bray 5-1. In the picture are L to right Reece Whyte, Cameron Mullins, Lee Kelly and Mark Hennessy.
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, February 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
*** 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 Spring, click on the following link
To book please visit www.kwetb.ie
Classes start in January
Online applications are now closed.