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Nessan's newsletter Just what happened 26th Oct Halloween/midterm begins, Enjoy the break. John Murphy Cup Nessan’s Vs St.Ailbes Students attended Comhairle ns Nog Colours Day 25th October JCSP Awards Day 1st Year Celebration 23rd Oct Students attend Naval College/ Maritime Centre in Ringaskiddy 22nd Oct 1st Year JCSP Awards U15’s Soccer Vs St. Clements 19th Oct 1st Year Basketball 17th Oct Geography Fieldtrip 16th Oct Nessan’s Open Night 15th Oct U19’s Basketball Match U15’s Soccer match 12th Oct Poetry Masterclass LIT Open Day 11th Oct TY attend Cuisle (International Poetry Festival) 10th Oct 1st Year Soccer Blitz 8th Oct U16’s Vs St. Clements

Staff Zone Happy Birthday to Mr. O’Brien

Making a Difference. Thanks for all the support yesterday in the staffroom for the coffee morning and also for the first years breakfast morning. We raised €166 so far for Child line. A special word of thanks to all the TY students, they worked very hard all morning. Also a big thank you to Claire, Erin, Marie , Teri and Mary O’B for all their help and support. Kind Regards, Suzanne O Connor,Chaplain.

Happy Halloween

October Edition 2012

Leaving Certificate Applied 2 Work Placement

Our Leaving Certificate Applied Students are just completing a very successful two week work placement which began on the 15th October and finished on the 26th October. Work Placement is a vital and compulsory part of the Vocational Preparation & Guidance Course in LCA. It provides an opportunity for students to explore career options and try out job seeking and work place skills acquired during the course of the programme. The Work Placement Programme always proves to be an enriching learning experience. The School and Students would sincerely like to thank the following Businesses and Organisations for the opportunity they so kindly gave to our students in offering them a placement. Moyross Community Enterprise Centre ltd Moyross Integrated Childcare Service Tesco Ireland, Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre Johnseys, 47 O’Callaghan Avenue St. Munchin’s Community Centre, Kileely Court Smyths Toys, Childer’s Road Nevaeh, Unit 3 Little Ellen Street Blossoms Florist, Northtown Shopping Centre Doggy Stylz Dog Grooming, 2 Cregan Avenue The Swan, 2A Watchhouse Cross Haircraft, 2B Watch House Cross Corpus Christi Primary School, Moyross Dunnes Stores, Ennis Road St. Munchins FRC, Cloncoome Road Next Retail, Cresent Shopping Centre The Leaving Certificate Applied students would also like to thank Ms O’Brien their Vocational Preparation Teacher and Ms O’Sullivan their Guidance Teacher for preparing them for their work placement and all their class teachers for monitoring them while on their placements. Ms. Brennan

Diary of a first year in St. Nessan’s Community College

I am now in my 7th week in my new school St. Nessan’s Community College. The facilities here are amazing. I really am enjoying myself. We have a wonderful school. As you arrive in through the student entrance you can see two doors. In through the doors there is a massive sports hall. The sports hall has six basketball hoops. Upstairs there is a student gym. The gym has treadmills, weights and all you could need. We also have a library in the school. The library has all the books you would ever want to read. We have three science labs with tons of science equipment. We have an engineering room, a woodwork room, a metalwork room, two computer rooms and one more on the way! I am really enjoying myself. On the first two weeks we stayed in one classroom. In primary school we only had one teacher but here we have lots more. Each first year class has a class tutor is and our year head is Ms Dwan. Once a week we have class tutor classes with our class tutor. They help us with our problems in school. Ms O’Connor is the chaplain; she makes sure we are not getting bullied. I am really enjoying my time here so far. By Cian O Donnell.

JCSP Update

A key tenet of the JCSP Framework is that achievement is acknowledged and rewarded at each stage and that a positive dialogue between teachers, home and students is developed and nurtured. So with all this in mind, the following JCSP Awards took place on Wednesday 24th October 9.05am -1st Years (Gym) and at 12.50pm - 3rd Years (Gym) Thursday 25th October 11.55am -2nd Years. (Gym) Students were recognised and awarded in 5 categories- Attendance, Punctuality Homework, Behaviour and Best Reader. Well done to all our 1st, 2nd and 3rd Years who received awards this half term. Check out the photos below. Ms Marie Toomey, JCSP Coordinator.

Cheers for the Cheerio’s

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The 2012 Cheerio’s Childline Breakfast Together Week took place on Monday 15th October here at the school. All our 1st Year students came together and held a breakfast event to raise much needed funds for Childline. Childline is entirely funded by the Irish Public so all support is invaluable. Funds raised will help Childline volunteers answer more calls to vulnerable children and young people in Ireland who have nowhere else to turn.So,well done 1st Years, and well done to Cian O Donnell,1DE for coming up with this idea for our school. Ms M Toomey.

On the 15th of October we had a Cheerios’ competition. We had to bring in €1 to be able to get €5 and a jar of cheerios’ for child line. 1DE student Cian O’ Donnell came up with the idea. Miss O’ Connor and a few more teachers helped make the idea a reality. Most of the people in 1st year participated in the event. Everyone got a bowl of cereal and also a cup of tea or juice. The winner of the €5 and jar of cheerios’ was Cian O’Donnell the person who came up with the idea. By Jamie Griffin

D.E.A.R - 1st Years.

The JCSP Literacy Strategy promotes a school wide approach to Literacy development with classroom strategies ,short term interventions coupled with materials and resources to promote Literacy development. With all this in mind, the school ran a D.E.A.R. session for all 1st Years recently to introduce them to the D.E.A.R. initiative. This is a great way of promoting reading and encourages a reading culture. It is also a positive addition to the Library class whereby students get to read for pleasure and build their own reading portfolio. All time spent reading is important and valuable practice. The more time a student spends practising reading the better the reader s/he becomes. Also improved Literacy helps students in all subject areas and in a way the Literacy bleds into the rest of their lives, benefiting students far beyond the classroom and school days.

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Word Millionaire

All 1st Year students have been challenged to read over one million words over the last few weeks. They all started this reading intervention in September and are now all busy counting, recording and charting the collective achievement of the class. Which class will reach the one million target - Watch this space!! M.S.Readathon is a motivational reading programme whereby the student reads 5/6 books over a set period while also raising money for families living with Multiple Sclerosis. 1DA and 1DN are currently involved in this programme as well. Each participant will receive a small gift to thank them for reading and there is also a special MS Readathon Library Award for the best reader. Winners will be announced at the upcoming JCSP Awards. Book Club. Ms M Toomey

Third Year JCSP Awards

The JCSP Awards for this term were presented to 3DI this week. Well done to Shane Dundon and Samantha Ward for their Gold Cert Award for being exemplary Class Prefects. Congratulations also to Aaron Yau who was awarded a certificate for excellent behaviour. The Most Improved Award went to Christian Slater, well done Christian, you should be very proud of your achievement. Punctuality awards went to: Devlyn Young and Anthony Mc Inerney. Attendance awards to Tadhg Carroll and Ross Bowen. Homework Awards to Stephen Hannon and Kaitlynn Downey, and finally Best Reader to Nikita Franklin. Well done all, your teachers, Class Tutor and Yearhead are very proud indeed. Claire Kierce-Ayers

Poetry in Motion & Poetry Masterclass

Cuisle, the Limerick City International Poetry Festival kicked off on Thursday 11th October with poetry reading by Peter Sirr and Maire Aine Nic Gearailt, both of whose work are included in the LC English Syllabus and LC Irish Syllabus. TY students attended this event with Ms Toomey on Thursday morning at the Belltable. The students really enjoyed the opportunity to meet with a real poet and particularly enjoyed the question and answer session afterwards. All the students have since tried their hand at writing poetry and have entered the Cuisle Limerick City Poetry Competition. Good luck to all. As a follow up to the Cuisle Poetry Readings , 7 TY students participated in a Poetry Master class on Friday the 12th of October at the Belltable Arts Centre. Lisa Daly, Naomi M.Kelly, Bobbi O Callaghan, Aoife O Carroll, Leanne Roche, Dervela Ryan, Anna Sommerer. This was a great opportunity for the students to work with various new and emerging young poets in a day long master class. One of the poets conducting master classes was another leading Irish poet, Paddy Bushe whose work has also been included in the Leaving Certificate Programme. Ms M Toomey.

Limerick Youth Theatre visit On Tuesday, 23rd October, the TY Students had a visit from Ciarda Tobin from Limerick Youth Theatre. We all had great fun during this drama class and focused on teamwork, working as a class and building bridges. The class had to write,produce,rehearse,and finally perform our own play. It was a great experience and we now know who the real drama queens are in TY.We hope to raise funds for mini company this week by selling raffle tickets for Halloween Hampers. Dervela Ryan,TY.

St. Nessan’s represented at Comhairle na Nog

Limerick Youth Service and Limerick City Development Board are once again organising Comhairle na Nog which is a forum for young people to air their views. St. Nessan’s are delighted to have eight Students representing the School at the event on Friday 26th October. Delegates will debate specific topics chosen by young people from Limerick City. Our delegates are Evan Kelly, Sarah Williams, Aoife Hayes, Ciara Mc Inerney, Nicole Hayes, Nicole Murphy, Gabriel Soares and Nathan O’ Brien. We know that they will represent the Students of St. Nessan’s well on the day.

Oiche Shamhna

IRISH Halloween Crossword

Titeann an fheile seo ar an 31ú lá de Dheireadh Fómhair. Is lá agus oiche mór é do dhaoine óga na tire. Gléasann páisti suas i bhfeistis scanrúla. Téann said ó dhoras go doras ag rá ‘TRICK OR TREAT’. Le traidsiún,tugann muintir na h-áite milseáin, torthaí agus airgead dóibh. Bíonn tine chnámh ar siúl.Uaireanta bíonn seisiún ceoil. Imríonn daoine cluichí ar nós;airgead i mbáisín uisce agus breih ar na húlla. Itheann gach clann báirín breac. Féachann daoine ar scannáin uafáis. Is oíche mhór clainne í Oíche Shamhna-daoine le chéile ag imirt agus ag spraoi. BAINGÍ TAITNEAMH AS ! Roinn na Gaeilge Ms Ware

Class Perfects 2012 - 2013

1DE= GRACE ROGAN & CONNOR HANNAN 1DI= LUKE HOGAN & LINDA HOUGH 1DA= DEJAN BOSAIC & LUKE WARD 1DN= SHYAN STANNERS & ROBERT The people listed above are the 1st year class prefects for 2012-2013. As class prefects we play a big role in the classes as student representatives. We share the problems of our class with the teachers and the Student Council until they are resolved or have been looked at. We also talk to the class tutors which are Ms. Creedon, Mr. Doyle, Ms. Toomey and Ms. Beaumont and our year head is Ms. Dwan. By Grace Rogan and Connor Hannan

Sports Update Nessan’s progress in the John Murphy Cup

St. Nessan’s progressed to the last 16 of the John Murphy Cup as group winners after a convincing 5 - 1 victory over St. Ailbe’s. Nessan’s were quick out of the blocks and Sean Kelly made sure their quick start was rewarded when he scored a superb goal to open his account for the day after 10 minutes. Nessan’s kept up the pressure and a second goal followed shortly, Rosss Bowen turning smartly in the box to smash the ball into the net. Just as Nessan’s seemed to be in complete control, a soft penalty allowed St. Ailbe’s back into the game and they took their chance despite the best efforts of Michael O Donoghue in goal. The goal gave St. Ailbe’s confidence and only for some last ditch defending from Michael Guerin and Terry Moloney, they could have equalised before the break. After the break, James Cleary and Chrsitopher McInerney wrestled back control of the game in the middle of the park and within minutes Sean Kelly grabbed his second goal to push Nessan’s lead out to 3 - 1. Jonathon Roche came on as a substitute and make his mark firing in a fourth goal for Nessan’s before James Cleary wrapped up the game with a well deserved fifth goal in a second half that was completely dominated by St. Nessan’s. St. Nessan’s will play St. Patrick’s Castleisland in the next round of the cup where they will hope to the quarter finals. John Murphy Team: Michael O Donoghue, Liam Kennedy, Anthony Benson, Michael Guerin, Terry Moloney, Daniel McInerney, James Cleary (Capt), Christopher McInerney, Anthony Quinn, Ross Bowen, Sean Kelly, Jonathon Woodland, Jason O Callaghan, Cian Kileen & Michael Bennett.

St. Nessan’s 1st Year Soccer Team

St. Nessan’s Community College has a 1st year soccer team. We go training every Tuesday with Mr McAuley and Chris who is in 6th year. In training we have a match and do a shooting drill or a dribbling drill. Our team had a blitz in Crescent Comp last week. There was an A team and a B team. The A team came 2nd in their group and the B team came last in their group. I play centre back and defensive midfielder for the team. I have lots of fun in training, we get a good laugh. This week we have a match against Crescent Comp at home. We are really looking forward to it. Here’s to victory for St. Nessan’s. By Scott Conlan Contact Details : St. Nessan’s Community College, Moylish Park, Limerick. Phone: 061 - 452422 Email:

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