Xmas Newsletter 2017

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NEWSLETTER A message from the Principal. Denis O’Donovan Going from Strength to Strength…..I

am delighted to bring you our annual Christmas newsletter and at a time when our school is going from strength to strength in many respects. Our student enrolment has now exceeded the 200 mark and we have a total staff of 23 which includes Teachers, SNA’s and caretaking staff. Our Junior and Leaving Certificate results were once again excellent in 2017 with all students achieving to their potential and in recent national media publications our school was ranked 2 nd place in Kerry as a third level feeder school with 100% student progression to third level. Our educational partnership with the Presentation Convent continues to thrive and in particular our joint Transition Year Programme which this year has 52 students opting for the programme which is divided into 2 class groups. This is testament to the excellent TY programme that both our schools offer. We opened our new building in September which gives us additional space for meeting rooms and a dedicated quiet working & learning space for our SEN department. I would like to compliment all our students on their excellent behaviour, their cooperation and commitment to all aspects of school life both inside and outside the classroom. I must compliment them highly on the wonderful respect and friendship they have for each other, for the staff and for the school. Respect and friendship are some of the very important core values for everyone involved in our school and are values which contribute greatly to the excellent teaching and learning environment and the very happy atmosphere that exists in our school. I wish to thank our dedicated staff who work tirelessly and give so generously of their time to provide the many educational opportunities that are a very important part of our school life. We are hugely grateful to all Parents for their encouragement and support of everything we do for the benefit of our students. I wish to take this opportunity to wish you and your family every blessing this Christmas and the very best for 2018. Gach ráth oraibh go léir.

Kerry Post Primary Schools Football Champions

Front L to R: Cathal Culloty, Darragh Buckley, Patrick Roche, John Curtin, James Baily, Bryan Roche, Jonathan Kerins. Middle L to R: Mr Hayes, Adam Healy, David Griffin, Darren Deniel, Peter Burke, Daire Murphy, Justin McCarthy, John Aherne, Trevor O’Sullivan, Mr Fitzgerald. Back L to R: David Lynch, Keelin O’Donoghue, Taylor O’Donoghue, Billy Conway, Brandon McMahon, Sean Cronin (capt.), Adam Kelly, Shane Óg McGaley.

Winning a National Literary Award Shane McEnery was the overall national winner of The Irish Emigration Museum’s competition, ‘Migrant Memories’ which was run in conjunction with the Irish Independent. Shane along with other members of his class entered this competition under the guidance of their teacher Ms Monica Murphy. Shane’s biography of his grandfather captured many of the emotional aspects of emigration and the challenges and opportunities often met with in equal measure and was selected as the overall competition winner on that basis. Shane along with his class and teachers travelled to The Irish Emigration Museum to collect his prize. The following is the winning essay;

Migrant Memories……………………………………..by Shane McEnery My Grandfather was born in a small townland outside of Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. For eleven years, he worked on the home farm with his brother Louis and sister Theresa. After this, he left to live in another area, surrounding Abbeyfeale with his Grandmother. He stayed with her, labouring the land and doing all the necessities that had to be done. Family and friends were a huge part of my Grandfather’s life. Back then, people relied on neighbours, cousins and friends to come and help with more heavy duty jobs on the farm such as the cutting of silage or making of hay. In my Grandfather’s early twenties, he began working on building sites. As part of his work he was involved in the construction of buildings in the expanding town of Abbeyfeale and its surrounding areas. However he was struggling to make ends meet and so he made the life changing decision to move to England in the years after the Second World War. And so, he left with the price of a ticket and only the clothes on his back. London, the largest city he had ever seen, was waiting for him. He was welcomed by the new sights and smells of this exciting, bustling city. It was also the centre of all - military co-ordination. World War Two was on the brink of finishing and Axis Power was diminished. There was an air of hope in the city and my Grandfather tried to feel part of that.. He quickly got a job on a construction site and the long hours helped to suppress the loneliness that he was beginning to feel. Life was much different to back home. The warning of Air Strikes was a far cry from the church bells of sweet Abbeyfeale. However, he knew he had to adjust quickly to his new life. At first, he was all alone and felt he didn’t have much in common with his work mates who had never heard of the small town of Abbeyfeale . He couldn’t talk to people about Gaelic Football and he yearned for the banter with his friends outside mass and the ‘post mortem’ chats after the local football match. He tried hard to adjust but his heart was at home in Ireland. He felt in utter exile.! On the day the war ended, 8 May 1945, Churchill granted a public holiday to celebrate the end of the war and there were celebrations on the streets of London and all over Europe. VE day (Victory in Europe Day), commemorated the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allied forces which ended the War. My Grandfather took the tram into London to see the Queen’s parade around the city and came across an Irish pub where he met a large group of Irish men. He was delighted to be invited to a dance that was being held in a nearby hall a few weeks later. He saved to buy a new shirt and shoes and at last he began to feel to belong. It was at the dance that he felt at home the most. The traditional Irish jigs and reels lifted his spirits and so he decided to persevere and stay on in London for a few years more. On 9th June, 1957, When he got holiday leave from work, he finally bought a ticket for the boat home. He arrived to a new and more modernised Ireland but more importantly, he was reunited with his family. The time he spent at home made him think about his future and whether he was going to return to London, or stay at home and start a family of his own. Again, he left for London but this time it was going to be different. This time he met another Limerick woman Kathleen who was to become my Grandmother. They married after two years and their first son, Richard, my Father was born, a year later. Grandad, felt London was not a place to rear children however and so he returned home for good and bought a farm in the Cork/Kerry border. His first purchase was a tractor and later a horse and now content to be back where he belonged, he never looked back. This time, he was home to stay and seven more children were to follow. He never regretted returning home which was like a magnet to him when he was ‘in exile’ in London. Everything fell into place on his return home as he knew he had made the right decision. Sadly, my Grandfather passed away a few years ago but his memory still lives on and the stories he told us about post-war England will be treasured and never forgotten.

WELL DRESSED…….Our school teams with personalised training gear

Dairy Farming………………………………………….by Seán O’Connor Seán O’Connor is a third year student who has a great interest in farming. He describes some of the aspects of modern day Dairy Farming drawing on his experience from his family farm in Dromulton. Sean outlines how to manage a sustainable dairy farm in the 21 st century, how to have a happy healthy animal thereby increasing productivity and quality of milk. Seán outlines the importance of grass management, dairy hygiene and farm safety. Agriculture has been the backbone of this country for generations and farming has evolved from small sub-divided holdings to large co-operative enterprises such as Moorepark and Grange. A typical family farm has 100 to 120 acres and caring for 60 to 70 dairy cows on average. The secret to success on a dairy farm is having a happy and healthy cow. A good milking cow’s weight should be 550kg and to achieve this the cow should be getting a mixture of grass and dairy nuts. During the winter the animal should be getting fodder such as hay or silage plus nutrients such as pre calving and post calving minerals. In Spring Magnesium is added to boost calcium and to prevent grass tetany. Every cow is vaccinated for salmonella and lepto. This will increase the cow’s chance of coming in-calf the next year. All cattle are dosed for fluke and worm before they are housed in the winter, this helps to increase their weight. Grass management is equally important, strip grazing in the Summer time is advised rather than block grazing. Strip grazing is where the cow gets sufficient grass for a 12 hour period with a new strip for night time grazing. Soil can be tested to ensure that it has all the proper nutrients. Lime may be added to reduce the ph levels in a field and artificial manure to increase growth. Slurry is spread in fields from the 15th of January to the 15th of October to increase the nitrates in the soil. Good quality milk is at all times a priority. Good dairy hygiene ensures high standards and good quality milk which will obtain the maximum price from the co-op. Milk is tested for TBC (Total Bacteria Count) which is the cleanliness of the milk. It is also tested for SCC (Somatic Cell Counts) which can tell you the stress levels of the animal and if there is mastitis, which is a common problem in a dairy herd. The presence of inhibitors can also be detected in the test which, if present will result in a fine. Milk is graded and a price paid accordingly. Regular farm and dairy inspections are carried out to ensure the correct standards are maintained. For example An Bórd Bia inspections are held every year and unannounced Department of Agriculture inspections can occur at any time. Unfortunately every year there are too many people killed on farms due to accidents. Many of these can be prevented by carrying out farm safety checks and following correct procedures. Many accidents involve machinery, keeping machinery oiled and in good working order will prevent accidents. PTO shafts should be covered at all times and manhole cover over slurry pits and underground tanks should always be closed. There should be adequate lighting around the farm to prevent tripping and falls. All chemicals should be locked away as per An Bórd Bia policy. There should be disinfection points at every entrance to the farm to prevent the spread. The farm is more than land and crops. It’s our family’s heritage and future

Enjoying Science Class

Promoting STEM Education

First year and second year students will shortly begin preparing for SciFest 2018. The aim of the SciFest programme is to encourage and develop an interest of the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) through an active and enquiry based learning and to provide a forum for students to present both orally and visually and to display their scientific investigations. The programme provides students with an opportunity to engage in activities that link the STEM subjects to their everyday lives and to society. The activities that the students engage in support an inquiry based and a problem solving approach to learning promoted by the STEM subjects thus improving their opportunities to achieve academic success. Each class in each year group will be divided into groups of three or four and each group will pick a subject area they would like to research. They will put together a presentation which will be assessed by a representative from Scifest in April and based on the assessment some of the projects may be recommended to go forward to the regional section of Scifest in May in the IT Tralee.

Our Health & Fitness Programme Over the course of a selected month in each school year we will focus on the physical activity levels and nutrition of all our first year students. We hope to increase their physical activity levels and improve their knowledge of healthy eating throughout the month. We will carry out a standard fitness test at the beginning of the month and complete a retest at the end of the 4 weeks to see if there were improvements. This will show each individual student that they can benefit from adapting a healthier lifestyle in school. We hope that this initiative will prepare and encourage all students to follow an active and healthy lifestyle into the future. Each week we will focus on a particular aspect of fitness and each day we will challenge the students to complete tasks relating to health and fitness. As well as this, students will set weekly goals that they will hope to achieve. It would be great if each household got behind this initiative for the month of March and encourage the students to participate to the best of their ability. Focus for each week Week 1 - Increasing Physical Activity Levels Week 2 - Fruit & Veg Intake Week 3 - Drinking Water Week 4 - Healthy Food & Drink Swaps Activities throughout the month will include: 12 at 12 (12 mins activity at 12:12), 5k run/walk, make your own lunch for a week, make healthy snacks for break time, extended time for PE, talk from a nutritionist, advice from some high profile sports personalities, fruit eating challenge, calculating their resting heart rate, and much more..

Down Syndrome – My experience………………….by Adam Jensen What is Down Syndrome ?

Down syndrome is a common congenital chromosomal abnormally which is found worldwide. The condition occurs when there is one extra copy of chromosome 21 in cells in the body. The extra chromosome 21 material may affect the physical development and learning abilities of people with Down syndrome. Down syndrome is the most common genetic cause of learning disability. Down syndrome is not a disease or an illness that can be cured. People with Down syndrome do not suffer from it, nor is it anybody’s fault.

Person First Language.

The words or phrases people speak and write plus the order in which they are sequenced greatly affects the images that are formed about individuals with Down syndrome and the negative or positive impressions that result. Words reflect attitudes, beliefs and values and they affect how people feel about themselves. Words can create barriers and reinforce stereotypes. Down Syndrome Ireland strongly believes in the importance of ensuring that correct language is used when talking or writing about individuals with Down syndrome. A baby born with Down syndrome is not a “Down’s child” or a “Down syndrome baby.” When describing an individual with Down syndrome, it is preferred that you say, he/she is a baby with Down syndrome. A person with Down syndrome is not a “Downs” / “a Down Syndrome”. Placing the person before the disability emphasises the person first and the disability second.

A few Myths surrounding Down Syndrome.

Adults with Down Syndrome are not suitable for employment. People with Down syndrome want to work and represent a substantial source of untapped commitment and talent. People with Down syndrome are one of the most under-represented groups in the labour market. There is a misconception among employers that people with Down syndrome cannot cope with employment or are only able to undertake routine, methodical jobs. Down Syndrome Ireland urges employers not to make assumptions about what a person with Down syndrome can do. We ask employers to consider the skills, abilities and aspirations of each individual. Employers who do employ people with Down syndrome report that those employees are committed and motivated and often just need the chance to demonstrate their capabilities. Working alongside a person with Down syndrome can enrich the wider workforce and benefits a company in diverse and unique ways.

Children with Down Syndrome never grow up to be independent.

There are now many more opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome to participate in all aspects of community life: education, recreation, employment, social, and family life. As community integration continues, we see more supports and services being developed that allow adults with Down syndrome to live an independent life. Moving towards independence ideally needs to start when the person is young because like all people a large amount of learning needs to take place and along with this, increased experience. In people with Down syndrome learning may be slow and greater experience may be necessary in terms of opportunity.

My Brother Rían.

I have a brother with Down Syndrome. Rían is 8 years old and he is some of the best fun you will ever have in your life, he will make you laugh and cry and create all sorts of emotions. I am very lucky to have a brother this advanced. Rían is a very fast learned compared to other children with Down Syndrome. Rían is a very interactive boy and likes books and animals. He is very independent as he likes to do everything on his own but as everyone does he also likes to ask for help.

A Note from Ms. Traynor, Guidance Counsellor. Having recently joined the staff of St. Patrick’s Secondary School, I am enjoying the process of getting to know the pupils in my capacity as Guidance Counsellor. Guidance is truly a whole school endeavour in St. Patrick’s and I was quick to get a sense that every staff member is very conscious of their role in guiding, encouraging, and supporting the wellbeing of every pupil. In my role I have a flexible timetable which allows me to plan guidance related activities, see pupils as a whole class, in small groups and on an individual basis. Guidance is a broad term which covers vocational, educational and personal guidance. Many different concerns can fall within these three categories, so one of my first tasks was to ask pupils what issues affected them most at their particular stage of their schooling. The feedback was rich and candid. They mentioned their desire to do well at school and learn about careers and study skills. They asked for input about making friends, building relationships and dealing with bullying and they spoke about learning skills to deal with mental and physical health issues. This feedback will inform that ongoing development of the guidance plan for St. Patrick’s While some topics can be covered in class for the benefit of every pupil, sometimes the issue in question is sensitive and talking in confidence may be more appropriate. Pupils can make an appointment with the Guidance Counsellor during school hours and Parents can make an inquiry about school counselling on their son’s behalf by contacting the school. Parents are very welcome to attend the initial counselling session as this can often be very helpful. What is discussed during a meeting with the Guidance Counsellor is confidential within the limits of confidentiality as governed by child protection legislation. Reasons for attending meetings with the Guidance Counsellor are as diverse as the student body of St. Patrick’s. Pupils may need guidance around setting goals and planning their study, they might be struggling to settle into the school community, dealing with relationships/bullying issues, coping with loss, separation, illness, anxiety of suffering a lack of confidence in their abilities. Sometimes it can be difficult to discuss these issues with our family and friends because we don’t want to worry them or have them think we are not coping. It can be useful to chat about the issue with a trained professional, whose job isn’t to tell you what to do but rather to discuss the concern in a non-judgemental way, looking at multiple perspectives and options and helping the pupil towards more considered and informed choices. The Guidance Counsellor is also on hand to discuss subject choice, Transition Year, Application processes for Post-Leaving Certificate (PLC), Third level (CAO) and Apprenticeship programmes and SUSI grant applications. If you require any information on the aforementioned topics please do not hesitate to contact me. I am very grateful for the role Parents and Guardians play in encouraging their sons to engage with the guidance service early and as often as necessary. I look forward to working with the pupils of St. Patrick’s in 2018 and I wish you all a peaceful and joyful holiday. Frances Traynor

Our Kerry Minor Footballers - All Ireland Champions. It was a very successful year for the 2017 Kerry minor team winnng their 4th All Ireland title in a row. The kerry U17 team were winners of the Munster U17 competition. We were very fortunate to have representatives on both of these winning teams. On the Kerry minor team we had Adam Donoghue, Eddie Horan and Seรกn Horan and on the Kerry U17 team we had Shay Walsh and David Shanahan. These students have played on many of our school teams from first year all the way through to the current school year. They have had great success with the school winning County and Munster football titles during their time in the school and we were delighted and proud to see them wear the Green & Gold of kerry and play on the biggest sporting stage that is Croke Park.

Sharing in the Kerry Minor Football Success


Shane Browne – Loughfouder NS

Scartaglen NS

BNS Castleisland


From L to R;  Pádraig & Aaron Fleming 

Seán & Eddie Horan

Keelin & Taylor O’Donoghue

Liam & Muiris Broderick

Jack & Cathal McElligott

David Horan – Knocknagoshel NS

Currow NS

Nohoval NS

Kilmurry NS

Scoil Íde Curranes

Gaelscoil Aogain

SEN – Support for all Students……….. by Claire Hally (SEN Teacher) In our SEN (Special Education Needs) Department we are delighted to have the opportunity to assist students with special educational needs. This includes students with learning difficulties or disabilities and these come under the General Learning Disabilities category or Specific Learning Disabilities. The Special Educational Teacher provides additional support to students and liaises with subject teachers and parents in relation to the students’ needs. Students attend resource classes either individually or in small groups. Support is offered in alternative areas; academic support, social and communication skills, wellbeing and guidance. IT is a vital resource as there are numerous online resources which help improve and examine a student’s level of knowledge. Students also have the opportunity to develop their typing and touch-typing skills. Lessons are interactive and student centred. The role of the Special Educational Teacher is assessing and recording each student’s needs and progress throughout the academic year. Each student has a ‘Student Support File’ which incorporates their strengths and their needs. Students are aware of their targets and this allows them to take control of the areas they wish to develop. Goal setting gives students long-term vision and short-term motivation. Students are taught in our Special Education Resource Room. A safe and comfortable environment is provided where students can learn at a pace suitable to them. It is an area in which students can relax and engage in conversation. The role of the Special Educational teacher is an important element within our school environment, providing extra support and guidance to students during their time in our school.

Music, Singing & Drama We are very fortunate to have wonderfully gifted musicians and singers and those with an interest in Drama and being on stage among our student cohort and it is equally satisfying to be able to provide them with opportunities to use their talents at various times during the school year both at local community events and at school events such as our school mass and prayer services, talent shows and concerts.

Coming soon………… Tuesday January 25th 2018 at 7:30pm St. Patrick’s Secondary School & Presentation Secondary School Presents

Our Annual Talent Show ALL WELCOME Free Admission for all Primary school pupils

TRANSITION YEAR 2017/2018 TY Coordinator: Tim Long

Huge demand for our TY Programme. …….

T.Y. 2017-18 has brought about further change to an ever evolving programme. This year due to the continued overwhelming demand by students to partake in the programme we now have two T.Y. classes. This has brought about even more opportunity for learning to the students of both schools. As always, we design a programme where students are given the opportunity to add to their academic studies but also experience a wide variety of other challenges. The year started with a very enjoyable teambuilding day in Cappanalea Outdoor Education centre and has continued apace ever since. Students have learned how to surf, entered into competitions such as Student Enterprise, Young Social Innovators, Press Pass, and much more besides. All students have completed two weeks of work experience so far in various work placements throughout the county and beyond. This provides them with a valuable insight into the world of work and informs their future career choices. The continued support of the local business community in supporting this is very welcome. Creating a sense of caring about your local community is a fundamental part of our T.Y. programme. So far this year, students have given freely outside of class time to help out with local events. Some examples include: Castleisland Indoor Market to raise money for Kerry Parents and Friends, Knocknagoshel Halloween Festival, Castleisland Chamber Halloween event and fashion show. Gaisce, the President’s award is a personal development programme to challenge and encourage young people to reach their full potential. All fifty one Transition Year students are currently in the process of attempting to attain a bronze Gaisce award. For this, they must all learn and develop new personal skills, partake in more voluntary work, challenge themselves with physical recreation and also complete an adventure journey later in the year. We will continue to harness all of these positive attributes to progress to students in as holistic a manner as possible. Our numerous planned events for the remainder of the year and the academic challenges set to students will continue with the overall aim of enriching the experiences of all involved.T.Y. students are currently preparing for their christmas portfolio assessment where they display a selection of their academic work along with a chosen centre piece of their own making. This gives our students great practice in presentation techniques along with allowing them a space to exhibit skills and interests they have from outside of the school environment. Much praise is due to all of the students for engaging wholeheartedly with the programme but also to the teachers of St. Patricks and Presentation whose professionalism and enthusiasm contribute immeasurably to the success of the programme.

China Bound. Two students from our Transition Year programme have been awarded much coveted places at the Study in China 2018 Easter Camp. As part of the T.Y. programme offered by both schools T.Y students study Chinese language and culture through an in school learning module. Eibhlís Brosnan and Darragh Bourke will leave for Shanghai University next March. They will get the chance to study the Chinese Language along with many aspects of Chinese culture including calligraphy, martial arts, songs, and history. They will also take in visits to the cities of Suzhou and Hangzhou. As part of their application process students submitted a written submission. A small flavour of what both students wrote gives great insight into their wonderfully inquisitive nature and interest in travel and broadening their horizons. Eibhlís wrote as part of her submission that: “I was immediately captivated when my T.Y. coordinators mentioned a trip to china. I was instantly enraptured. Firstly I thought of that time when I was in primary school and a teacher or an older student would ask you “Where do you want to live when you’re older” or “where do you wish to travel”. My answer was always china. I have always been fascinated by their culture and their hidden history.” Darragh mentioned how he “would love to gain a deeper understanding of the language and the best way to do that is to be thrown in at the deep end, by visiting China.’ and he also said “Chinese culture interests me so much because it is very foreign and alien compared to what I am used to. Their traditions and customs are so different to Ireland, from what holidays are celebrated to how they sit at the dinner table, and this fascinates me.” This is a huge educationally and personally enriching opportunity for both students who will join one hundred other second level students from around the country in this programme which is offered in conjunction with UCC Confucius Institute, Irish Institute of Chinese Studies (UCC) and Shanghai University and sponsored by the Headquarters of Confucius Institute (Hanban). Students and teachers in both schools are very proud of Darragh and Eibhlís and wish them well on their travels and studies.

The indoor market

Home Economics

Surfing in Castlegregory

My TY Experience So Far………………………………Shane McEnery Starting transition year, I was looking forward to trips, tours and new experiences. Many people believe TY is an ‘easy’ year and the people who do it are wasting a year but I think we get opportunities that nobody else would get. So far this year we have gone to Cappenalea on a team building trip in which everyone got to know each other, we also went Surfing in Castlegregory which was very enjoyable, although it was freezing everyone had good craic. We have done many courses such as a First Aid course and gone to demonstrations about Developing Countries and one on Road safety which really brought home how dangerous the road was to young drivers. We have also gone to Comedy sketches in Limerick and French plays in school. T.Y. isn’t all trips and courses; we also have classes like any other year. We get the chance to do new subjects such as Home Economics or Chinese which we would never get to do otherwise. In P.E. we get to do new sports and activities such as Gym work. I am looking forward to the remaining months of transition year which will no doubt go very fast.

Canoeing in Cappanalea

Knocknagoshel Halloween Festival

Dáil na Nóg…………………………..by Aidan Ward

First Aid training

On the 6th of December, my classmate Siobháin and I had the opportunity of going to the Dáil na Nóg meeting in Dublin. We went to Dublin by train along with another 11 members of the Kerry Comhairle na Nóg. We went to Croke Park and we met with other Comhairle groups from 31 different counties. We were brought into an auditorium for an introduction to the National Executive program and the work they do to improve the lives of young people. Once we had been addressed on what the National Executive does, the MC’s introduced us all to DR. Katherine Zappone T.D. who gave us a speech on the importance of the National Executive and how she is involved in the support of the Dáil na Nóg initiative. When all the speeches were done, we were moved into a bigger room and told to sit at our designated tables. The tables consisted of members of people in different comhairles and each table played a few games to get everyone familiar with each other. We then got down to work as each table was given a topic and each person at the tables would contribute to the topic selecting problems like inequality among sports and leisure or problems that occur on social media. After 10 minutes of working on your own topic you had to move to the next table and work on their topic and see if you could contribute anything to their topic. Once you had moved 5 times you were then told to move back to your table and vote on your 3 favourite suggestions that were at your table. Each person at the table had three votes and whatever problem or issue had the most votes we created a question based off that problem which would be asked to a five-member panel who would try to answer our questions later in the day. We took a lunch break and we were put back into the auditorium to have our questions answered by the five-member panel of experts from many different organisations.

Film making with James Pembroke

TY Awards 2017

Our School Teams

Senior Football Team 2017/2018

U19 Basketball Team

U15 Rugby Team

First Year Soccer Team

U16 Basketball Team

1st Year Futsal Team

First Year Rugby Team

Senior Soccer Team

A Snapshot of School Life

6th year English Class at the Theatre

3rd years with Guide dogs for the blind

Garda Training Templemore

Visiting Liebherr Cranes Killarney

Taking part in Darkness into light

Excellent Attendance Award winners 2017

Tomb in the Lab

Michael Fennelly LIT Thurles

S. Walsh Principal’s Award

P. Broderick Student of the Year 2017

Student’s of the Year 2017

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