Nessan’s Newsletter December Edition
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The Year Ahead Christmas Holidays: All schools close on Friday 20th December 2013 All schools reopen on Tuesday 7th January 2014 Second Term Tuesday 7th January to Friday 11th April 2014 Mid-Term 2 Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February 2014 inclusive Easter Holidays All schools will close on Friday 11th April 2014 All schools will reopen on Monday 28th April 2014 Third Term Monday 28th April 2014 to Friday 30th May 2014 State Examinations Commence on Wednesday 4th June 2014 Parent Teacher Meetings 2012 3rd Year & 6th Year Wednesday 20th November 2.30 to 5.45 2nd Year, 5th Year & TY Wednesday 22nd January 2.30 to 5.45 1st Year Wednesday 12th February 2.30 to 5.45 Pre-Leaving Certificate & Junior Certificate Class 3DA organised a very successful Coffee Morning in aid of Childline. They raised €120. The class Examinations would like to thank all the staff in St. Nessan’s Community College who donated so generously to their Will commence week of 3rd coffee morning. The class are studying the concept of Children’s rights and responsibilities for their February 2014
Class 3DA raise €120 for Childline
Staff Zone 11th & 12th December A Christmas Carol 20th December Staff Kris Kindle
We’d like to welcome Ms. Maune to the staff of St. Nessan’s Community College All here at the news letter, and the staff & students of St. Nessan’s C.C wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Junior Cert CSPE action project. They had a class discussion on the many aspects of their course but all agreed that Childline is a very worthy cause to support. Childline is a part of the ISPCC (The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). Childline is for young people up to the age of 18. In Childline we try to empower, support, and protect young people like you. Our services are all free and confidential. We don’t trace calls or texts and your IP address is not visible. Children and teenagers talk to us about a lot of different things. You don’t have to have a problem to contact us. We don’t give out to you or tell you what to do. We help you figure out your own solutions and we’re here to listen. Some other things we do in Childline are: • We go to schools and clubs and give talks – If your school is interested, please have a look at our Outreach information • We work hard to answer all the phonecalls, texts and online contacts from children and young people. • We sometimes talk to adults who are concerned about children • We campaign for children’s rights Childline and Childline Online are open every day. You can contact Childline’s phone service 24 hours a day on 1800 666 666. You can talk to Childline Online live on our One to One service or if you prefer to text, you can contact our live Teentxt service by texting the word “Talk” to 50101.
A Christmas Carol at St.Nessan`s Community College
Back Row: Lauren Penny, Jonathon Roche, Dylan Considine, Christian Rosenberg, Jack Walters, Aaron Buckley, Jason Hannon, Jake Gilligan. Middle Row: Shane Dundon, Colm Vaughan, Mykealla Ryan, Kayleigh Barrett, Eric McNamara, Georgina Higgins, Jamie Griffin, Stefan Savicic, Antonia Kappner, Shannon Falvey, Patrick Woodland. Front Row: Fiona Kiely, Martin Stokes, Adam O’Brien, Calvin Moyihan, Tyreak Chaddad, Cian O’Donnell, Luke Hogan & Kiera Ryan
Adam O’Brien as the Ghost of Marley
Calvin Moyihan as the George
Jason Hannon, Adam O’Brien, Kayleigh Barett, Tyreck Chaddad, Mykealla Ryan & Georgina Higgins as the Cratchit Family
Kiera Ryan as the Ghost of Christmas Past
Patrick Woodland as Mr. Fezziwig
Christian Rosenberg as Scrooge and Jason Hannon as Mr.Cratchit
A Christmas Carol at St.Nessan`s Community College
Eric McNamara & Georgina Higgins
Jonathon Roche as the Ghost of Christmas Present
Ms. Aherne preparing Dylan Considine’s costume as the Ghost of Christmas Future
Eric McNamara & Stefan Savicic as Charity Gentlemen
Jonathon Roche, Lauren Penny and Aaron Buckley as townfolk
Jake Gilligan as Scrooge’s Clerk
Shannon Falvey & Antonia Kappner
Georgina Higgins, Kayleigh Barrett and as the Cratchit Family
The Grand Finale
Lauren Penny & Fiona Kiely
Dylan Considine as the Ghost of Christmas Future
Martin Stokes as one of Scrooge’s Clerks
Transition Year hit the high notes by using environmentally recyclable materials in Opera Costume & Mask Design Project: The Transition Year students of St. Nessan’s Community College have been head hunted by Peter Barley to get involved in the creation of the Costumes & Masks designing for a Benjamin Britton Opera called “Noah’s Fleud” (Noah’s Flood) in St. Marys Cathedral. Designer & Puppeteer Emma Fisher kindly led the project for four days in the school. As the bible tells us the animals went two by two into the Ark. The TY students used recyclable materials to design, mould & create wonderful animal wildlife from all over the world. The outstanding costumes & masks will be worn throughout the Opera. They will then be on display later in the year in the inner city. The animal masks will then be returned to the school for display. A huge expression of gratitude must be extended to everybody involved in the project which was anchored through Ms. Dennison in the Home Economics department.
Rotary Youth Leadership Congratulations to Evan Kelly, 6th Year, who successfully competed in the recent Youth Leadership Development competition, which is organised by Rotary Ireland.
The Rotary Youth Leadership Competition is one of our longest running youth projects and it rewards young people with clear leadership potential based on their extra-curricular activities.
The emphasis remains on the “Qualities needed for Leadership and Leadership Potential”. In the photograph, Evan is being presented with his award by Mr. Eugene O’Brien, Principal, with Ms. Mary O’Brien, Rotary Coordinator, in attendance. Mr. O’Brien, Evan Kelly and Ms. O’Brein
Evan was very gracious when accepting his award and thanked Ms. Mary O’Brien for her guidance and assistance throughout the process.
ICS Software Competition
The Irish Computer Society (ICS) initiated a National Competition following the introduction of an ICS Computing Programme which was piloted in second level schools in September 2012. The pilot was a 50 hours programme designed for delivery in Junior Cycle. Students were encouraged to utilise the software and skills that they had acquired and learned during the course, to make a presentation and submit it for the National Competition in May 2013. They could choose any medium that they wished. Shane decided to make a video clip on Suicide. The completed video received first prize. Congratulations to Shane, who received his First Prize of a Digital Camera from Mr. Eugene O’Brien, Principal. Pictured are Shane Dundon – National Winner of the ICS Software Competition
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from all the staff at St. Nessan’s C.C Contact Details : St. Nessan’s Community College, Moylish Park, Limerick. Phone: 061 - 452422 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.stnessans.com Printed by Limerick Printing 061 422 300