5th year Millstreet students going to Lourdes – thanks for supporting recent bake sale

Thanks to everyone who supported the bake sale that took place in Millstreet Parish Centre on 10th/11th February.  It is much appreciated.

Denise Healy, Aoife O’Riordan, Grace O’Connor and Ciara Manning will be travelling with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust to Lourdes at Easter.  The cost of their travel and accommodation is €670/person and the hope is that they’ll be able to cover these costs through fundraising efforts.

The next fundraising event will be:

Table Quiz – Friday 23rd February 2018 in The Wallis Arms @8pm

€40/table of four.  There will be a raffle on the night.

Thank you

 

Millstreet Community School representatives at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Congratulations to Mark Casey and Eimear Corcoran from Millstreet Community School on winning a ‘highly recommended’ in the Social and Behavioural Sciences category at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition held in Dublin recently. Eimear and Mark researched a project on improving the ranking system for Ireland’s second level schools. There were 104 projects in the final in this category making Mark and Eimear’s achievement most impressive.

Also at the Exhibition, Brian O’ Sullivan, Dylan Sheehan and David O’Donovan presented their project on the effects of heavy school bags on pupils to Minister for Defence Paul Keogh and to Michael Healy-Rae TD.

Jordan Kiely, Abby Ring and Emma McSweeney conducted research on a health related issue:  Are teenagers carrying risk factors now that we would only see in older people before?

Emergency personnel listen carefully as Shannon O’Sullivan and Katie Healy as they explain their project at the Exhibition, that was entitled Charcoal or Eye Liner Markers – Which is better to help the daily lives of firefighters?

All the students are to be commended for the way they spoke about their projects, not just to the Exhibition judges but also to those who simply stopped to enquiry about the research they had carried out. Thanks must also be extended to the teachers who have helped the students prepare for the Exhibition.

Upcoming fundraisers for Millstreet students going to Lourdes as helpers at Easter

Ciara Manning, Denise Healy, Grace O’Connor and Aoife O’Riordan are 5th year students at Millstreet Community School.  They will all be going on pilgrimage to Lourdes for a week during their Easter holidays 2018 with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust.  They are following in a long line of other students who have gone to Lourdes as helpers and had a wonderfully fulfilling time.

The cost of their flight/accommodation is €670/person and the students are currently fundraising in an effort to cover these costs.  A successful bake sale took place in the parish centre before Christmas.  Once again, thanks to everyone who supported this event.  Another one is planned for the weekend of 10th/11th February (the weekend before Ash Wednesday).  There will also be a table quiz held in The Wallis Arms on Friday 23rd February.  More details to follow.  Once again, thank you for your support.

Thank you for supporting Bake Sale

Thanks to everyone who supported the Bake Sale that was held on Saturday 16th December 2017 in Millstreet Parish Centre.  A total of €632 was raised.  This money will go towards the travel and accommodation costs of two 5th year students at Millstreet Community School (Ciara Manning and Denise Healy) who will travelling with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust as helpers for a week at Easter 2018.

Bake Sale for Millstreet students helping in Lourdes – Easter 2018

A Bake Sale will take on Saturday 16th December in Millstreet Parish Centre after 6.30pm Mass. 

Ciara Manning and Denise Healy are 5th year students at Millstreet Community School.  They will be joining the IHCPT pilgrimage to Lourdes for a week at Easter 2018.   They follow in a long line of students who have travelled as helpers for the Easter Pilgrimage and who have all come back with glowing reports about the experience.

As in previous years, fundraising events will be held to help cover the flight and travel costs for their week in Lourdes (€650/person).  The Bake Sale is the first of these.  Your support is appreciated.

Dramatic win in Mitchelstown for Millstreet Community School Senior Soccer Team


Millstreet Community School senior soccer team bounced back from a heavy loss in their first group match in Castleisland to beat St. Fanahan’s, in Mitchelstown, 5-4 in the John Murphy Cup.  The win means they progress to the knockout stages of the competition and now face another tough away assignment against Schull Community College.

Having taken a two goal lead courtesy of the brace from Lael Tambwe, St. Fanahan’s battled back to take a 4-2 lead.  However, with ten minutes to go the Millstreet students began their remarkable fightback.  The third goal was scored by captain Colm O’Leary.  Then it was the turn of two of the substitutes to play their part.  Daniel Dennehy and Mateusz Ozaist both found the net, the last goal coming with virtually the final kick of the game.

It was a really spirited team performance and all the panel should be proud of their efforts.

Team Hope Shoebox Appeal 2017 – Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who took part in this year’s Team Hope Shoebox Appeal.  A total of 435 boxes were collected from Millstreet Community School on Thursday 16th November to begin their journey to children who will really benefit from your generosity .  This was a tremendous response to the annual appeal.  The boxes came from a number of sources:

Kilcorney National School, Rathcoole National School, Knocknagree National School, Hollymount National School, Scoil Mhuire National School  Millstreet, Presentation National School Millstreet, Millstreet Community School.

Thanks must go to all connected with these schools, and to Mrs. Mary Randles and the Transition Years students of Millstreet Community School for coordinating this year’s effort.  Thank you.

Calling all teachers! Cork Youth Dramafest

Cork Youth Dramafest
Office: Deerpark CBS, St. Patricks Road,
Ballyphehane,
Cork.
Tel: 087 – 382 – 19 – 11         

CORK YOUTH DRAMAFEST 2018.

Calling all teachers!   Enter any class group into above festival / competition, which is open to all sizes and kinds of class group, including special needs groups.   Our Dramafest is more about participation than about winning!   So, get the kids on stage – before a live audience!

 Type of Drama: Any performance that falls between 10 and 30 mins –

single scene, one act play, mime, original script, individual performance, duo performance, individual performance, choral verse.

Adjudication:  by experienced and understanding adjudicator. Several awards.

Venue: State of the art school stage at Deerpark CBS, Cork City.

Dramafest Date: Wed. March 21st 2018.

Further Info – Contact Bill at 087 – 382 – 1911 or Aaron at 085 – 704 – 9617.

                                                 

Thanks for supporting the Language and Culture Night

A word of thanks to all those who came along to support the Language and Culture Night that was held in Millstreet Community School on Friday 12th May 2017.  Fourteen nationalities from three continents were represented! Thanks also to those who prepared food for the evening.  It was a night for celebrating cultural diversity which will be remembered for a long time.

Language and Culture Night – Friday 12th May, 7pm – Millstreet Community School

 

Language and Culture Night

Date: Friday 12th May 2017

Time: 7pm

Venue: Millstreet Community School library / canteen

The night will be a chance to celebrate the many languages and cultures represented in our school and in the Millstreet area.   Admission is free.  All are welcome

Thanks for supporting for Fairtrade MS Ireland fundraisers

The Millstreet Community School Transition Year Development Education Committee have now successfully completed two fundraising events to raise money for MS Ireland.  Both events featured cakes and cookies that they themselves baked using Fairtrade ingredients such as sugar, coffee, and cocoa.

On Tuesday 28th February they hosted a coffee morning in the Parish Centre, which raised €506.  On Tuesday 28th March they held a bake sale in Millstreet Community School canteen.  They made €170 from this.  So a grand total of €676 was raised.  Thanks to everyone who supported these initiatives in any way.  The students involved in running both events are to be commended on their efforts.

Urgent accommodation request for retreat team o/n Wed. 29th March

The 1st students at Millstreet Community School have a retreat on Thursday 30th March 2017 in Millstreet Parish Centre.  The retreat will be run by NET ministries, who are based in Co. Donegal and this will be the tenth year they’ve been to Millstreet.

Thanks to those who have already volunteered to host members of the retreat team.  All seven girls (18-25 year olds) have been accommodated.

We have not managed to find acommodation for the five boys (18-25 year olds) yet.  If anyone was in a position to host them that would be great. They need to be accommodated in a pair and a group of three.

If there are families able to give them accommodation and a simple meal on the evening of Wednesday 29th March (they’ll be arriving in Millstreet at about 6.30pm), and breakfast on Thursday 30th March, that would be great.  They need to be back at the Parish Centre for between 8.00am or 8.15am on the Thursday so they can get ready for the retreat.  If you can help please contact Millstreet Community School on 029 70087  as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your help.

‘The Buds of Ballybunion’ by John B. Keane at Millstreet Community School Note change of start time

MILLSTREET COMMUNITY SCHOOL

TY DRAMA PRESENT

JOHN B. KEANE’S HILARIOUS COMEDY

“THE BUDS OF BALLYBUNION”

TONIGHT (16th March, 2017)

TIME:  8.15pm 

NOTE THE LATER START TIME TO FACILITATE

THOSE ATTENDING MASS

PLACE: School Canteen

COST:  €8 Adults    €5 Children/Students

DON’T MISS THIS FANTASTIC NIGHT OUT!

Thanks for supporting the Fairtrade Coffee Morning in aid of MS Ireland

Thank you to everyone who supported the Fairtrade Coffee Morning in aid of MS Ireland that took place on Tuesday 28th February in Millstreet Parish Centre.  A total of €486 was raised.

The event was organised by the Millstreet Community School Transition Year Development Education Group

Lourdes Table Quiz at The Wallis Arms – Fri. 3rd March 2017 @ 8.00pm

The Table Quiz will take place on Friday 3rd March 2017 at 8pm in The Wallis Arms.  

This quiz has become an annual fundraiser to help 5th Year students from Millstreet Community School who are going on pilgrimage to Lourdes with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust, to pay for their travel and accommodation. Dervla Murphy and Una Buckley  are the students going this year and they will be student helpers with group 12.

Tables: €40/team of four.  There will be a raffle.  Everyone is welcome to take part in what has become a great community event in support of the students.

(For further details please contact the Community School on 029 70087)

Cork Penny Dinners collection at Millstreet Community School – thank you

The Millstreet Community School Transition Year Young SVP group would like to express their thanks to all those who contributed items to their collection in aid of Cork Penny Dinners.  Aida Costello came to the school on Tuesday 20th December and some of the TY students involved, with their teacher Mrs Mary Randles, helped bring the substantial quantity of items donated to her car.  The students would like to express their thanks for your support.

Thank you for supporting the Bake Sale for student helpers going to Lourdes 2017

Thanks to all of you who supported the cake sale held on Saturday 10th December 2017 in Millstreet Parish Centre to support Una Buckley and Dervla Murphy who’ll be going to Lourdes as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust at Easter 2017.  €508 was raised.  Thank you.lourdes-bake-sale

 

Cork Penny Dinners Appeal in Millstreet Community School

Millstreet Community School: Transition Year Young SVP group are organising a collection for Cork Penny Dinners. The aim of Cork Penny Dinners is to give everyone who calls to the centre in Cork a warm, nourishing midday meal.  In addition, clients get sandwiches and fruit to take away as an evening meal.  It is open seven days a week all year, including Christmas Day.

Students are collecting the following items: tinned foods, orange squash, Easy-Singles cheese, sugar, tea, coffee, biscuits, salt, tea-towels, cleaning products.  This collection will run until Friday 16th December.  

For more details, contact the school (029 70087)

Thank you.

Thanks to all who supported Team Hope Shoebox Appeal 2016

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Thanks to everyone for their efforts with regards to the Team Hope Shoebox appeal 2016

Over 450 boxes were brought to Millstreet Community School from Rathcoole National School, Millstreet Boys National School, Presentation Convent National School Millstreet, Knocknagree National School, Kilcorney National School and by pupils of Millstreet Community School.

Additional thanks go to members of the local community who also brought boxes down to the school in support of the appeal. Thanks also go to the members of the Millstreet Community School Transition Year ‘Young SVP’ group and their teacher Mrs Mary Randles for co-ordinating the whole enterprise so successfully.

Trad for Trocaire at Millstreet Community School – thank you!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Trad for Trocaire event that took place on Friday 7th October 2016 in Millstreet Community School.  It was an evening of fine traditional music, song and dance.  Well done to all the students who participated.  A total of €297 was raised to support Trocaire’s work.  Thanks for your generosity.

Trad for Trocaire – Millstreet Community School, Fri. 7th Oct. 2016 (TONIGHT) @7.30pm

A Trad for Trocaire event will take place in Millstreet Community School library on Friday 7th October 2016, starting at 7.30pm.  This will be a chance for students from all year groups to share their traditional Irish music, song and dance skills with the wider community.  It will also be a chance to raise money to support Trocaire’s work among some of the poorest communities in the world.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a collection for Trocaire during the event.

Millstreet students contribute to article on climate change – Earth Day 22nd April 2016

Three Transition Year students from Millstreet Community School attended a Climate Change Challenge Weekend organised by Trocaire in November 2015.  Kaytlin Murphy, Kate Buckley and Noelle Healy joined with 25 other students from around Ireland to explore the causes, effects and actions needed to tackle climate change.  To mark Earth Day, Ellen Donnelly (Youth Education and Outreach Officer with Trocaire) has published an article which features extensive contributions from Noelle and Kaytlin.  You can read the article by clicking on the link below:

What does signing the Paris Agreement mean to young people in Ireland?
Today is Earth Day. And today United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is inviting leaders from all UN member states to attend the official signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This is a historic day for international action … (read the full article on DevelopmentEducation.ie)

‘Make your Mark for Climate Justice’ at 6.30pm Mass in Millstreet on Sat. 12th March

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(banners designed and painted by Natalia and Paulina Raducka)

pull-up2-1000pull-up1-1000A Transition Year RE class has been working on a project relating to climate change over the last two months. It is called ‘Make your Mark for Climate Justice’. It is inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si in which he called on all humans to play an active part in caring for the planet. The project is based on a campaign run by SMA Wilton Justice and Peace office, which involved people making a pledge to make a difference in their everyday life, for example, by turning off the tap when cleaning teeth, unplugging phone chargers when not in use, and not leaving electrical equipment on standby. As a sign of their pledge, each person was invited to place their thumbprint on a specially prepared card that they could then bring home as a reminder. A small group of TY students from Millstreet Community School will be inviting parishioners in Millstreet on Saturday 12th March at 6.30pm Mass to do likewise.

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