Photograph shows Marius (Jacob`s father) and Jerry Pat O`Leary (Chairperson) accepting a cheque for €1000 for the Baby Jacob Trust Fund from the Transition Year Students. Half of this money was raised through Charity fund-raising events in the School and the other half came from the “Tastes of Christmas”cookery demonstration which was held last December.
… hope they didn’t feel too cold. It was -3C at 7am this morning!
read more information on the sleep out from a few days ago
Twenty three students and teachers from Millstreet Community College will brave the elements and ‘sleep out’ overnight at the doors of Cork’s Millstreet Church to support Trocaire’s Lenten campaign on hunger. They will be joined by members of Millstreet parish. The students aim to highlight world hunger and the poor living conditions faced by people struggling to survive, while raising money for Trocaire’s work.
To make the sleep-out as challenging as possible they will leave mobile phones, i-pods, and all forms of portable entertainment at home. The students will speak at local parishes over this weekend, 27/28th February, and to end the week off they will undergo a 24 hour Fast on Friday 5th March for Trocaire. Also on the 11th March there will be a multicultural event in the Community School as part of the Lenten Project.
Why? For the first time in history 1 billion people or one in six people in the world do not have enough food.
At the doors of St.Patricks Church, Millstreet. 7pm on Monday 1st March to 7am on Tuesday 2nd March.
Read about it on the Trócaire website
On this weeks programme we go to Millstreet Country Park for an insight into what goes on there, also we talk to some of the people involved in the upcoming Pantomine Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Rathmore, and we have all the usual features plus plenty musical entertainment as well so ……tune in on Thursday Night at 10:00pm with a repeat the following Sunday evening at 8.00pm
Here we have Sean Radley talking to a Group from the upcoming Pantomine, Snow White and The Seven BIG Dwarfs to be held shortly in Rathmore,there will be a feature about this on Programme No 155… (more LTV2 photos below)
Michael Vaughan from Millstreet Community School was playing for Cork Vocational Schools in the Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final last Saturday (Jan 30th 2010) in what proved to be yet another defeat to Kilkenny. In at corner forward he managed a point in a game that was to-ing and fro-ing throughout.
… and Cormac Heffernan were both on the mark in the 45th minute, sweeping to 1-14 to 3-5. Michael Vaughan did reply a minute later but the dynamic had decisively changed. Then, after a melee in their defence …
Full match report (from a Kilkenny viewpoint) below
Their project was “How the Irish Language has influenced the spoken English in Ireland Today”
Read about their project below: [read more …] “Young Scientist 2010: Jenifer Murphy & Deirdre McAuliffe”
A note from Millstreet Community School that it will be re-opening on Thursday, January 14th 2009, after being closed for a week due to dangerous conditions caused by the wintry weather.
Schools Closed until Thursday 14th January
The Minister for Education and Science, Batt O’Keeffe TD, has told all primary and post-primary schools to close on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week due to the bad weather.
Minister O’Keeffe took the decision in the interest of the welfare of school children.
The Minister took the decision following a meeting today [Friday] of the Government’s emergency planning group and in the context of the poor weather outlook for the coming days.
Minister O’Keeffe said: ‘I took the decision to close all schools based on my concern for the health and safety of school children in these very challenging weather conditions.
‘I considered, in particular, the forecast for snowfall on Sunday and Monday which will cause further disruption.
It was announced last night that due to the treacherous nature of the roads, footpaths and concreted areas, all schools in Millstreet will remain closed until next Monday (11th January). This includes Presentation Convent, Boys National School, Millstreet Community School, Ballydaly National School and Cloghoula National School. There is no information on the other schools. With the freezing weather set to continue into next week, this will have to be reviewed in due course for the first few days of next week.
The schools have now been off for three weeks over the Christmas period, as they were closed for two days before Christmas for the same reasons. I wonder are the kids happy to be off still, or would they prefer to be back with their friends?
Photos from “Tastes of Christmas” which was held at the Community School on Wednesday evening 2nd Dec. Chef Frank Moynihan presented an evening of festive cooking that was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The proceeds from this event, which was promoted by the Transition Year Students,will be going to the “Baby Jacob” fund, The Irish Heart Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis. Many Thanks to all that supported this event. (Jim O`Donnell,Millstreet Community School)
The Department of Education and Science have published an inspection report on Cloghoula National School. We have added the conclusion below, but the whole report is available to read on the Department’s website. Also available are older reports for all the other schools in the Millstreet area, which are also listed below:
The school has strengths in the following areas:
- A highly motivated and dedicated principal and staff.
- A proactive board of management.
- A collaborative approach to the work of the school
- A high quality of education is provided
- The school environment is happy and stimulating.
- The children are well-behaved and cooperative.
- The school is an important focal point in the community and a positive reflection of local customs, practices and expectations.
The above advert appears in this weeks Duhallow Matters magazine
Millstreet Community School are delighted to announce that they have secured the services of Author, Broadcaster and Chef Instructor, Frank Moynihan to present an evening of festive cooking at the School on Wednesday 2nd December at 8pm. All you need to know about preparing the most important meal of the year, and most of all what to do with the leftovers.
Frank Moynihan will be remembered from his days as Food Correspondent on the Gay Byrne Radio Show on RTE Radio 1 and is author of a best selling cookery book “A Pinch of This”. The School would wish you to know that tickets for this event are limited, and are available from the School Office or any Transition Year Student. The proceeds will go to “Baby Jacob” Fund, the Irish Heart Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis.
Millstreet Debs 2009 took place on 25th August 2009. A full report on this occasion later, pictures are by Elaine Kelleher. A special mention to Ava and Clodagh two little girls who dressed up for the occasion.
fron the Corkman:
Millstreet Community School pupils replaced school uniforms with glittering ball gowns and dapper tuxedos for their debs ball.
The Millstreet school pupils and friends were out in force at their hosting in the Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire.
A distinct air of glamour surrounded the event as beautiful young ladies accompanied by handsome young men had a night to remember as they dined in style and danced to the beat on their big social event of the year.