The Leaving and Junior Cert exams started this morning with English, and Joanne O’Riordan featured prominently in the Leaving Cert Ordinary Paper I, using extracts from her speech at the United Nations in 2012 in the Comprehension Section.
This year’s Language and Culture Night will take place on Thursday 10th May in Millstreet Community School library/canteen, beginning at 7pm. Once again it will be a chance to acknowledge and celebrate the different nationalities that are now present in Millstreet and the local area. Everyone is welcome to attend this wonderfully inclusive community event. (please note that filming will take place during the event for a forthcoming edition of the TG4 programme Guth an Phobail – Voice of the Community)
A big thank-you to everyone who supported the Wear Your Waste recycled fashion event that took place on Thursday 26th April 2018 in Millstreet Community School. It really was a very memorable event. The teachers in the local National Schools who encouraged their pupils to get involved should be commended on their efforts. The event proved to be a great opportunity to raise the issue of ethical and sustainable fashion, and to encourage us to ask big fashion brands, ‘Who made my clothes?’
The day has arrived for Wear Your Waste! It will be a great celebration of the hard work put in by pupils and teachers from all the local schools. Around 30 creations made using recyclable material will be ‘modelled’. There will also be music, song and dance during the evening along with a raffle with lovely prizes. There will also be prizes for the most creative entries in the competition. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to come along and show their support, not just for the participants but also for the Transition Year students who have been planning this ingenious event for a number of months. The night will start promptly at 7.30pm and participants are asked to be in Millstreet Community School by 7.15pm so that the running order can be confirmed.
The Millstreet Community School TY Development Education group would like to thank everyone who came along to the coffee morning on 9th March to mark International Women’s Day. It proved to be a great opportunity to chat over a cup of tea/coffee and buns baked by the students about what life was like for women in Ireland over the years up to the present day. All agreed that it would be great if this type of gathering happened more often. (photo – Helen Moore)
Irish grinds available to Junior and Leaving Cert students, excellent notes and sample answers provided as well as individual or group lessons for upcoming written and Scrudú Béil Oral Exam worth 40%, many years teaching and examinations experience. Mock oral Irish exam also available, practice reading the poetry, picture sequences and conversation and be graded afterwards. Students will be taught where marks are lost and where marks can be gained with the aim to increase and maximise their grade in Oral exam. Ring 087 9858133 to arrange an appointment
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.
“… I just saw the item about John C. Casey on your website and I remember him from the class of ’66. I have this photo which is not in good condition but might be of interest to some. That is me on the left in the back row. It would be interesting if some of your viewers could put names all the others. Best wishes to to all in Millstreet …” – Andy O’Connor
Oral Irish & French Language Tuition Available in your home Millstreet Area
A Chara, I am available to provide support/confidence to Leaving Certificate Students to assist them with Irish and French conversation . I have lived in a French speaking area of Belgium & have travelled to France regularly. I am fluent in French as a result .
I am also a graduate from University Ulster in Irish so I have a strong understanding of the dialect which will help with Aural exams . I can support your child to be more confident in conversational Irish which will also help with Oral Exams a comfortable & natural conversational technique can make the difference in an overall grade.
The rate is 20 /hr per student for 45 mins Saturday Afternoons only, will travel to your home . Garda Cleared in July 2017.
Contact Elaine by email <email> by text 0871420664
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.
Congratulations to Darragh Twomey, Aubane, and Neil O’Leary, Prohus, who were runners-up in the Group Category of the BT Young Scientist Competition at the RDS in Dublin, also getting the Agricultural Innovation prize from Teagasc, and well as the Perrigo Best Biological and Ecological Project. They discovered that the common natural bacteria found in plants, Pseudomonas Fluorescens, could be used to markedly increase the yield of certain barley crops. Both are students at Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk.
Millstreet Community Council members visit the school to meet the scientists and wish them the best of luck in Dublin at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition..
Noel Buckley and Margaret Bourke in picture handing over a contribution of €500 to help fund the students’ presentations in Dublin in January.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the attention of parents/guardians of students in Millstreet Community School: Please note that the deadline for receiving shoe boxes in Millstreet Community School for the TEAM HOPE SHOEBOX APPEAL is Thursday 9th November 2017.
“I’m seeking a Home Tutor for my Son who unable to attend 2nd Year in the Community School due to ill health. The Department of Education have allocated 2 hours per week paid Home Tuition, he needs help with Science and Honours Maths. I am living in Millstreet town, and my mobile number is 086 1637932.”
Due to the STATUS RED Weather Warning for Ex Hurricane Ophelia, all schools and colleges in the country will to remain closed tomorrow, as confirmed by the Department of Education confirms. More details on Independent.ie
(thanks to the Boys National School, and Presentation National School for letting us know regardless)
Looking for someone to give maths grinds to my son who is in Junior Cert & doing Higher Level Maths. Contact 0863790215
For Sale second hand secondary school books, 5th year.
Also, one Junior Cert book CJ Fallon – “Basic Engineering Technology Junior Cert”
For sale second hand secondary school books, 1st year and 5th year.
Also, one Junior Cert book CJ Fallon – “Basic Engineering Technology Junior Cert”
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.
A group of students from Millstreet Community School who formed the school’s first development education committee during their Transition Year in 2015/2016, received certificates in recognition of their efforts from Garda John Crowley. They had organised a range of activities within the school and local community. These included a climate change petition, the ‘thumbprint’ campaign, and a climate change seminar for local post-primary schools in Green Glens Arena. They also taught lessons to students on Fairtrade and the UN sustainable development goals.
Language and Culture Night
Date: Friday 12th May 2017
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
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.