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Volume 19 Issue 8 ● Friday 11th November 2011 ● CONGRATULATIONS TO A2 ART & DESIGN STUDENT LEE KELLY Lee’s ‘Architectural Details’ Artwork has been selected from hundreds over the UK to feature on the front cover of the 2012 Specialist Crafts catalogue. Lee’s work will feature on the Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland catalogue versions – and also inside in the Art Materials section. His work will also feature in the Specialist Crafts Artifacts magazine in January and also on the website in the Art Gallery. Both the school and Lee will get a £100 Specialist Crafts voucher as a prize Well done Lee on bringing great credit to yourself and the school.

On Wednesday 9th October 9E went to a trip to Bank of Ireland Omagh. We arrived at around 9:00 and we were introduced to one of the Bank managers Hilary and some of the team. We were split into two groups. My group went to the ATM machine first of all. We got to see how the ATM was loaded up, where fake or dud credit cards go, some of the security devices fitted to the machine and the trays full of money. In one tray alone there was £40,000 pounds worth of £20 pounds notes. We then went to see the tills. We got to see how the money was counted using super-fast machines and we also got to view the cupboards full of money for the customers. We then went into the room where the three safes are and that was really interesting. We then went upstairs and did some tasks to do with the daily foreign exchange rates. We then got some light refreshments before returning to school. Overall we had an very enjoyable and interesting morning! By Davog McCaffrey 9E

& Extra Curricular Activities QUB – Management School – Information Evening QUB are holding an information evening for Post 16 students interested in any of the following degree programmes: BSc Accounting BSc Actuarial Science BSc Economics BSc Business Management BSc Finance BSc International Business with a Modern Language

Date: Tuesday 15th November Time: 5:30pm until 8.00pm Venue: Elmwood Hall, QUB

If interested please register by telephoning Barry Sheppard on 028 9097 5512 or e-mail

Edmund Rice Award

These pupils were nominated by teachers in the school to travel to CBS Glengormley on Friday 28th October 2011 to receive the Blessed Edmund Rice Award. The Award, presented by the Edmund Rice Trustees in Northern Ireland, recognises the work of pupils in supporting charities, helping the school community and living the Blessed Edmund Rice legacy. The guest speaker on the day was Mickey Harte. Peter Ward (Yr 10 ) raised £5,000 last year for a charity that helps children with Autism. Peter raised this money by doing a sponsored walk and kayak. Sean Dolan(Yr 12) was involved in fundraising for Trocaire last year. He used his talents as a traditional musician and raised £1,500 to help poor and disadvantaged children. Blaine Garrity was one of the main producers of our 150th Anniversary book. He spent a lot of his time over the Christmas holidays putting the many stories and photographs in this book into chronological order. Others include: Barry McDaid, Michael Owens, Andrew Masterson, Jonathan Kirwan, Edward Byrne & Padhraic Colton. These Year 14 Students played in the 3 concerts held in our school to celebrate 150 Years of Christian Brothers Education in Omagh. They also played together in the concert in June 2011 held for parents and members of the Omagh Community – these students came in from their study leave to rehearse. All of these pupils are a credit to our school community, the legacy of Blessed Edmund Rice is alive and well in their hands.

Year 13 – Pharmacy Workshop

Tuesday 15th November 2011; 1.30 - 4.30pm

Medical Education Centre, Erne Hospital (beside shop at the front of the hospital) Pharmacy staff at Erne Hospital are offering a workshop to raise awareness and understanding of careers in pharmacy at both pharmacy technician and pharmacist level. The ½ day workshop will include talks and workshops with an opportunity to ask questions. Students will then take part in practical activities including the compounding of placebo drugs, identifying tablets using I.C.T. and manipulating syringes for use. The workshop is aimed at Yr 13 students with a genuine interest in a career in pharmacy. Students need to be currently studying Chemistry and Biology A’Level.

Poetry Aloud Competition On Thursday 27th October 2011, 19 students, accompanied by their English teachers Mrs. Gallagher and Mrs. Pearson, attended the Poetry Aloud regional finals in The Linen Hall Library in Belfast. The Poetry Aloud competition is organised by The National Library of Ireland in conjunction with Poetry Ireland. This year is particularly special as it marks 100 years of the library. Each student was required to recite a prescribed poem by W.B. Yeats and their choice of a poem from a list of anthologies. Our 19 students who participated were Mark Gallagher 14F, Darragh O Donnell 8B, Cathal Teague 8C, Ronan McManus 8C, Jake McHugh 9B, James Campbell 9B, Faolan Friel 9D, John McGurk 9E, Corey Duffy 11A, Callum McElwee 11A, Ethan McDowell 11A, Oisin Devine 11A, Tony Crossley 10A, Ryan Brogan 10A, Davog McCaffrey 9E, John McGurk 9E, Martin McGettigan 10B, Mike Martin 10B and Conor Kerlin 10A. Despite a few nerves each of our 19 students did C.B.S. Omagh very proud indeed. Of the 9 students chosen to proceed to the semi-finals, from a variety of schools around the north of Ireland, 3 of the students were from CBS Omagh! These students were Corey Duffy, Faolan Friel and Ronan McManus! Well done boys!!

Year 9 Community Work A representative group of the Year 9 pupils went to the Springlawn Nursing Home on Thursday 27th October. Whilst there, they conversed with the elderly and also entertained the residents with music and song. The pupils showed great decorum and the utmost respect for all on their visit. Well done boys, you are a credit to the school!

& Extra Curricular Activities Corn na Og Inis Eoghain 0-07 v Omagh CBS 5-14 Omagh CBS got their Corn na nOg campaign off to a winning start with an easy victory over Inis Eoghain at sunny Hibernian Park in Burt, Co Donegal, on Saturday afternoon. Three first half goals from Ciaran McCormick, Brendan McGrath and Aidan Fullerton gave the visitors a commanding lead as they totally do minated the first half. The home side failed to score until the eighteenth minute and trailed at half time by 3-07 to 0-02. A second goal from half forward Fullerton, who was in super form throughout, immediately after the restart, meant there was going to be no comeback as CBS continued to pile on the agony with Ciaran McGlinchey grabbing the fifth goal for the Brothers. In total, ten of the Omagh players managed to get their name on the score sheet in a comprehensive performance for the CBS boys. The Inis Eoghain boys just could not find the form, which they had hoped for on home soil and heads dropped after falling behind to the two early goals. They succeeded in adding three points in the last ten minutes, but there was just no way through the well marshalled Omagh defence. McDermott and captain Murray stood out in particular, whilst full back Eoghan Keenan made a confident debut at full back in the maroon jersey. Omagh CBS: C Gilespie, N Murray, E Keenan, D McDermott, J Harkin, E Murray (0-03), R Slevin (0-01) , Cahir Moss (0-01), C McCormick (1-00), A McGrath (0-03), A Fullerton (2-01), C Loughran (0-01), B McGrath (1-00), C Moss , O Donnelly (0-02). Subs: T Dolan for N Murray; R McCusker (0-02) for Caolan Moss; C McGlinchey (1-00) for C Loughran, Referee: Paddy McGonagle.

Alcohol Awareness Month. Teens "struggle to face up to underage drinking" Teens in Northern Ireland are ill-equipped to handle consequences of underage drinking according to a British Red Cross survey. One in ten (11%) 11-16 year olds in Northern Ireland has been in an emergency situation as a result of a friend drinking too much alcohol, according to a new study showing the vulnerability of young teens. The findings from British Red Cross reveal that in the past 12 months close to one in ten (14,860 - 10%) 11-16 year olds in Northern Ireland have been left to cope with a drunken friend who was sick, injured or unconscious. Half (53%) of these had to deal with someone who had passed out and one in three (37%) had to deal with an injured friend who had been drunk and in a fight, figures are higher in males. When asked what actions they took in response to these situations, close to half (46%) said they panicked and 52% said they didn’t know what to do. The findings mark the launch of Life. Live it, a British Red Cross campaign aimed at 11-16 year olds, to help young people learn life-saving skills so that they are better able to cope in an emergency. To find out how you can take part, visit If you have concerns about a family member, friend, or if you are interested in First Aid training contact School Nurse for further information.

An Cumann Gaelach Ar an Chéadaoin ag am lóin 12.45 – 1.15, Seomra 25 Lunchtime on Wednesdays 12.45 – 1.15, Room 25 (Beginning Wed 16 November 2011) Bliain 8 – 10 / Year 8 - 10 If you are interested in the Irish language and your Irish culture, Come along. Irish is your language. Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam.

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