Volume 19 Issue 10 ● Friday 25th Novemeber 2011 ● www.omaghcbs.org
On Thursday 10th November 2011 the achievements of 2010-2011 students were recognised in a Rewarding Achievement Assembly. The guest speaker was Mr Gerard Haughey who was a former Geography teacher and Head of Careers in our school. He shared his invaluable personal and professional experiences and words of advice about what lies ahead, in terms of career decisions, for our students. Year 13 students received their GCSE Certificates at a Post 16 Rewarding Achievement Assembly. Top in GCSE subjects
Back row: Mr D O’Hara - Head of Year 13, Patrick Breen, Ryan Bradley, Michael Flanagan, James McCullagh, Joseph Furey, Michael McQuaid, Charlie McAnea, Mr J Murray - Head of Student Learning. Front row: James McCaffrey, John O’Kane, Peter McKenna, Mr Gearld Haughey (Gueast Speaker), Luke Davis, Kevin Corless, Gareth McCullagh Top in AS subjects
Back row: Mr J Murray - Head of Student Learning, Luke Keenan, Kevin Penrose, Barry McDaid, Ryan Brolly, Killian Turbitt, Ronan Gavin McCullagh, Ryan Thornton, Ronan McGarvey, Lee Kelly, Mrs M McKenna - Head of Year 14 Front row: Damian Ball, Kevin Clarke, David McGinn, Mr G Haughey (Guest Speaker), Sean Nugent, Conor McConnell and Richard Kealey.
& Extra Curricular Activities 8F Ease Past 8B in Super League Semi-Final Result: 8B (0-03) 8F (3-03) Miss McCarron’s 8F overcame a strong challenge from 8B to join 8A in the Gaelic Football Final of the Super League next Tuesday. This victory was built very much around the defensive capabilities of the 8F team with many of their scores coming from counter attacks. 8F took a while to get to grips with the pressure being applied by Mrs Fegan’s lads but when they did get possession, they were able to get forward quickly and score. Despite some good football in the first half, the short whistle from the referee at half-time resulted in the score being only (0-01) each. Ronan Rafferty scored 8B’s solitary point in that time. The second half opened up a lot more and despite John MacRory scoring two further points for 8B, it was 8F’s ability to get goals which proved to be the decisive factor. A high ball into the 8B square resulted in Odhran McDonald getting on the end of it to stick it in the net. Another brace of goals as well as 2 points gave a 8F a comfortable victory in the end up and they can look forward to the final next week with a great deal of confidence. Next Week’s Fixture: Gaelic Super League Final 8A v 8F
Music Rehearsals Senior Choir Mondays and Thursday 1.20pm and Wednesday 3.40pm Junior Choir Thursdays 12.45pm Junior Traditional Group Friday 12.45pm Please check in Music for rehearsal times. CBS students sing for Children in Need 8 of our students appeared on TV last weekend as they performed with Omagh Community Youth Choir and three other choirs in the Odyssey Arena, Belfast. On Friday night they were part of a 2,000 strong choir which sang ‘Hold On’ by Avril Lavine. This was performed simultaneously in different parts of the UK and broadcast live on the show. They also performed with the Celtic Tenors: Andrew Masterson, Edward Byrne, Eolann Duffy, Padhraic Colton, Barry McDaid, Michael Owens, Rory McCann and Michael Keaveney
Year 10 Dodgeball Competition A fun-filled week was had by the Year 10’s as the Year 10 Dodgeball Competition kicked off on Tuesday 15th November. A total of eight teams entered into the competition and an exciting week was had by all who participated. The week started with Average Joes taking on The Cobra’s and The A-Team taking on the Average Smurf’s. Both The A-Team and The Cobra’s progressed to the Semi Final on Day 1. The second day of the event saw Beragh take on EC United and Black Mamba’s battled with The Spartan’s. Beragh and EC United staked their claim in the semi finals from Day 2’s action. Day 3 was the Semi Final stage, Black Mamba’s comfortably winning 3-0 against Beragh, and The Cobra’s narrowly beating The A-Team 3-2. So the Final was then contested on Friday 18th November with The Cobra’s playing the Black Mamba’s. An intriguing final was had between two extremely competitive teams, but there was only one winner, The Cobra’s. Thanks to the Year 14 Leisure Studies students that organised the event and the Participants that gave up their lunch time to play in the event.
& Extra Curricular Activities KS3/KS4 Arts Award of the Month 2011/ 2012 To recognise the talent and efforts of our Art Students in KS3 and KS4 the following students have been selected for awards for the month of October. October Arts Award: Shaun Coyle 8D Ciaran O’ Boyle 9E Damien Teague 10F Conor Tierney 11C Sean Hackett 12E
Conor Tierney Yr 11
Sean Hackett Yr 12
Watch this space next week for photos of the remaining winning students. SVP Christmas Appeal Begins Monday 28th November Local families need your help this Christmas. We would ask that all year groups give generously to this cause. “What can I give?” • Non-perishable food items: - Tinned foods - should have a ‘Use By’ date for after Christmas - Beverages – soft drinks, tea/coffee, sugar - Carbohydrate foods - Cereals, rice, pasta • Clothes – NEW clothes only • Toys (colouring books, soft toys etc.) - Toys must be new and not second-hand The senior prefect for your form class will visit each morning at registration to collect items to be given to Saint Vincent de Paul.
Hearing Loss in Young People. Ear damage: Hearing loss among teenagers has risen by nearly a third in 20 years, thanks to iPods and personal music players. Listening to personal music players such as iPods has contributed to hearing loss among teenagers rising by nearly a third in 20 years, a study shows. Between 2005 and 2006, one in five adolescents suffered some form of hearing problem. This is 30 per cent more than in a study carried out between 1988 and 1994, researchers told the Journal of the American Medical Association. Although the findings come from data on American teenagers, British experts are warning that youngsters in this country are suffering similar problems. Excessive levels of loud music heard through headphones are partly blamed, along with other sources of loud amplified music. Around 15 per cent of 12 to 19-year-olds reported some degree of hearing loss between 1988 and 1994. This rose to 19.5 per cent by 2005/2006. The majority of problems were described as ‘slight’ but the number of cases of mild or worse hearing loss was 77 per cent higher in the later survey. Girls were less likely to be affected, while those below the poverty line were at higher risk. The report said: ‘Adolescent hearing loss, although common, is not well understood and can have important educational and social implications. ‘Some risk factors, such as loud sound exposure from listing to music, may be of particular importance to adolescents.’ Surveys show more than 90 per cent of young people in Europe and the U.S. use MP3 players, including iPods, often for several hours a day at maximum volume. Hearing experts recommend the 60/60 rule: listening for no more than 60 minutes at a time and at 60 per cent of maximum volume. The Royal National Institute for Deaf People found that 66 per cent of MP3 users listen to music at a volume louder than the EU’s.
& Extra Curricular Activities Year 11 Alcohol and Drugs Day On Friday the 18th of November, the Year 11 group participated in an Alcohol and Drugs Awareness day. Andy Barrett, a youth diversion officer from the PSNI came in and gave a very influential talk to the Year 11s. The talk was preceded by a quiz. There were two sessions on the day one for 11A, 11B and 11C. The second sessions then consisted of 11D, 11E and 11F. The clear winners of the quiz in the first session were from 11B. However a tie breaker was required to get an eventual winner for the second session. The winners came from 11E. Below are the quiz team winners for each session.
11B: Mark Carroll, Davey Devenney, Padraig Keyes, Myler McGlinchey,Daniel Smith, James Oâ€™Kane
11E: Danny McClintock, Michael McCaughey, Eoin Monaghan, Liam Cox, Ben Garvey and Eamon Orr
Calling all of last years GCSE Art & Design Students
Zumba: This Friday 4pm in the dance studio. All staff welcome. Admission ÂŁ4
Please collect your Artwork from Art Room 4, before the end of the week.