Language and Culture Night – Thurs. 10th May 2018 in Millstreet Community School @ 7pm

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) 

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Wear Your Waste event at Millstreet Community School – thank you!

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?’

[read more …] “Wear Your Waste event at Millstreet Community School – thank you!”

Finalists in the 2018 Irish Junior Mathematics Competition

Sincere Congratulations to Six First Year Students from Millstreet Community School who were Finalists in the 2018 Irish Junior Mathematics Competition held in the Tralee Institute of Technology on Friday night 27th April 2018.

Back row from left: Éanna O Mahony, Millstreet; Chris Morley, Cullen; Alex Ducey, Rathcoole; Anna Moynihan, Cullen.
Front row from left: Conor Casey, Millstreet and Tomas Cronin, Rathcoole.

Winners supreme in the regional final were Tomas Cronin and Conor Casey.  Well done to all!!!  We thank Mary Ita for the images and captions. Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Wear Your Waste! Fashion Design and Show

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.

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‘Women hold up half the sky’ coffee morning – thank you

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)

Lourdes MCS Quiz Winners at Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday

A wonderfully successful fundraising Quiz in aid of the four Students from Millstreet Community School who will be travelling to Lourdes on a volunteering mission at Easter 2018 – was held on Friday, 23rd Feb. at the Wallis Arms Hotel.  Here we share images of the winning Teams and the Coordinators.  Special mention was given to the very generous Sponsors including Patrick W. O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, USA.  Pictures of those Winners with their prizes will feature later.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Lourdes MCS Quiz Winners at Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday”

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.

Fr. James Shares Superb Images from BT Exhibition 2018 at RDS

Group Picture of Millstreet Community School with their teacher Shane Guerin at the BT Young Scientist & Technology 2018 Exhibition at Dublin’s R.D.S.. We thank Fr. James McSweeney who is Chaplain at Bantry Community College for sending us six superb images from the prestigious event. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Abby Ring, Jordan Kiely and Emma McSweeney with their project ‘Are Teenagers carrying risk factors not what would only have been seen in older people before?’
Shannon O’Sullivan and Katie Healy with their project ‘Charcoal pencil or waterproof marker with a grip? How to make a firefighter’s day easier’

 

Brian O’Sullivan, Dylan Sheehan and David O’Donovan with their project ‘An investigation into the effects of heavy school bags on young people.’

 

Mark Casey and Eimear Corcoran with their project ‘An improvement to the ranking system for Ireland’s second level schools’.
And Fr. James also shares an image of two Students from Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk. Neil O’Leary, Rathcoole and Darragh Twomey,
Millstreet with their project ‘Feeding 9.6 billion people by 2050. The effects of Pseudomonas Fluorescens L321 on enhancing barley crop yield’.

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 and Millstreet Community School

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.

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Superb Book Review by Diarmuid Cronin on “Evening Echo”

Over the past few years quite a number of excellent Book Reviews by Students from Millstreet Community School have been published by Cork’s “Evening Echo”. On Friday, 21st July 2017 it was the splendid review of Diarmuid Cronin of Laught, Rathcoole which was published as one of two reviews. We congratulate Diarmuid. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Presentation of 2017 Cheques by Transition Year Students at MCS

During a very impressive end of school year ceremony at MCS Transition Year Students presented three substantial cheques to three praiseworthy organisations following the many fundraising events during the years including the very memorable colourful Fashion Show. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Magnificent Fashion Show at Millstreet Community School – Part 1

The superb Gym at Millstreet Community School was recently transformed into an exquisite Fashion Pavilion where a truly magnificent fundraising Fashion Show was held before a capacity audience.  Here we share Part One of a selection of images from the spectacular colourful occasion.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magnificent Fashion Show at Millstreet Community School – Part 1”

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.

Millstreet Development Education Group receive acknowledgement for their efforts

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.

NET Ministries Retreat Team Arrives in Millstreet

Some of the NET Ministries Retreat Team based in Donegal just having arrived on the Grounds of St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet for Thursday’s MCS Students’ Retreat. Click on the imges to enlarge. (S.R.)

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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.

Wonderfully Successful “Buds of Ballybunion” at Millstreet Community School

The superb Cast and Production Team (Jennifer O’Donoghue & Margaret Buckley) of John B. Keane’s “The Buds of Ballybunion” which has been playing to capacity audiences at Millstreet Community School. The magnificent presentation featuring the excellent Students of the MCS Transition Year is thoroughly enjoyable and portrays some truly splendid dramatic talent. Sincere congrats to all involved. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share lots more images of the magnificent production. [read more …] “Wonderfully Successful “Buds of Ballybunion” at Millstreet Community School”

Wonderfully Successful MCS Quiz for Lourdes Project 2017

Coordinators of the hugely successful MCS Quiz for Lourdes Project at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 3rd March 2017 at which Patrick W. O’Leary’s seven Kentucky Derby gifts as spot prizes were given very special mention. The overall fund on the night amounted to a most impressive €1,239.80. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

And we share lots more images from the superb occasion. [read more …] “Wonderfully Successful MCS Quiz for Lourdes Project 2017”

International Support for IHCPT Lourdes Project 2017

Úna Buckley and Dervla Murphy with Millstreet Community School Chaplain, John Magee promoting the upcoming fundraising Quiz at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Fri. 3rd March. When Patrick O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky read about the upcoming event he sent €60.00 to Millstreet Museum to be presented to the two inspiring Students who will be representing their school on the IHCPT Project in Lourdes in April 2017. Such international support by a true gentleman with Adrivale, Millstreet roots is indeed greatly appreciated. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The official presentation of Patrick’s very generous support including his letter in which he had also offered to provide a further prize for the Draw on the night – an item from Kentucky and its very famous equestrian tradition. Úna and Dervla will be writing to express thanks to Patrick (who is to revisit Ireland in July 2017). Also included in the above picture which was taken by Frances Moynihan (Deputy Principal) is Pat Pigott, Principal, Millstreet Community School.

Patrick O’Leary of Louisville, Kentucky, USA pictured in 2016 at Millstreet Museum pointing out the silver cup which he so kindly presented.  Patrick has supported other Millstreet related projects also such as the Christmas Street Lighting.  (S.R) [read more …] “International Support for IHCPT Lourdes Project 2017”

Which Olympic sport is most suitable for me?

Jennifer Linehan, Fionan Buckley and Grace O’Connor from Millstreet Community School with their project entitled “Which Olympic sport is most suitable for me ?” at this Years BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition [from the IT]

In a separate article, the project of Katie Hickey, Robyn Sheehan and Elmarie Kelleher was profiled:

“… Equally topical, and timely, is the project by three students from Millstreet Community School, in Cork. Katie Hickey, Robyn Sheehan and Elmarie Kelleher were all inspired to take up sport by women role models, although that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for the men, too.

Their project – the correlation between success in an Olympic sport and participation in that sport following the Olympics – focused on the O’Donovan brothers, Gary and Paul, who now famously won Olympic silver in rowing in last August. [read more …] “Which Olympic sport is most suitable for me?”

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