We thank Pól Ó Síodhcháin and Millstreet Community School for sharing this truly magnificent video which is now live on YouTube and has been viewed over 350 times in first few hours!! (S.R.) To view please tap on this link: https://t.co/OWt8TPhSXp?amp=1
“I’m Still Standing”, presented by TY Students & Niamh Kavanagh…Video Launch. Since March 2020, our community in Millstreet and beyond has endured much suffering & hardship. This is our thank you to everyone who has supported us…We’re Still Standing!
‘Our School, One World – Culture and Diversity in Millstreet Community School’
We thank MCS Teachers John Magee and Chris Horan for the following feature. (S.R.)
This presentation was launched on 22nd April 2021. It features contributions from past pupils, current students and teachers from Millstreet Community School, members of the local community, and others with a more national profile. The purpose of the event was to celebrate the different nationalities represented in the school, highlight the value of cultural diversity, what can be done to encourage it and how we as individuals and as a society can challenge racism. One may view the Video here:
Running order of video with timings
- Introduction – Mr P Ó Síodhcháin (Principal) and Esfir (TY student and MC for this event)
Country presentations (1)
13.13 Sarah Louise Bourke, Nora O’Sullivan and Eibhlis Kelleher (past pupils of MCS)
15.45 Katie singing Tandragee [read more …] “‘Our School, One World – Culture and Diversity in Millstreet Community School’”
Footage of the official opening of Alps Electric, at Millstreet Community School in 1988. Speakers are Albert Reynolds (Minister for Industry and Commerce), Craig Shaffey (Alps), Sakumo Kamikoto (Alps), Frank Crowley (Chairman Cork County Council), Ken Brennan (Millstreet Community Council), presentations by Noel C Duggan, Tom Meaney, and Noel Buckley, and lots of familiar faces. Filmed by LTV Carriganima.
Recently a most impressive “Lockdown Live” presentation was held on Zoom during which many very talented Students of Millstreet Community School participated in a most enjoyable Show displaying a magnificent range of talent in the world of music, song, outdoor games and novelty acts. It was introduced by Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin with members of Staff commenting and judging the various performances. The music and singing was excellent as well as the outdoor sports while one Student presented a superb ability to solve a Rubik Cube puzzle in record time and another Student proved the true magic of music from a tin whistle. It is hoped to have a further presentation in time to come. Well, well done to All who participated. Check out full details of MCS Updates on https://www.millstreetcommunityschool.ie/
The Advent Service is now on YouTube:
Millstreet Community School is proud to present Advent-A Journey of Hope. This celebration is open to all within our community and beyond. Join us for a service of hope, accompanied by music and reflection from 7pm on Thursday, December 17th 2020.
No registration required. Join with the passcode below. Your details will not be displayed on screen at any stage during this service (you are essentially attending a webinar for the duration).
The service will be recorded and broadcast on the school YouTube channel, MillstreetCS TV, again over the Christmas holidays.
We look forward to bringing you with us on our Journey of Hope.
Please click this URL to join. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81614875571?pwd=Tnc0UUZ4cWcxQUhzcG1vSjBRMlNpdz09
“Radio Treasures” is on air tonight (Tues., 24th Nov. 2020) on Cork Music Station from 9.30 to 11.00. We feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music… tonight we feature a selection of songs and music with lots of variety as well as lots of interesting musings and words of wisdom. Included in tonight’s programme:
- Our 10pm feature tonight places focus on the Virtual Launch of the hugely impressive Millstreet Community School App. We chat with School Principal, Pól Ó Siodhcháin and Deputy Principal, Frances Moynihan.
- We chat about a fascinating collection of 1962 images relating to Kilcorney very kindly presented by Bernard Spain of Corbally in Limerick.
- We celebrate the Millstreet connection with Tipperary Star Footballer, Colin O’Riordan….and we listen to his inspiring after match interview at 9.45pm.
- We salute the new American President Elect and Vice President.
- We feature Alan Finn’s new magnificent musical collection with his Group.
- We hear some lesser known interesting facts about Ireland.
- We share Fr. Jim Kennelly’s A.L.T.A.R. approach to Prayer.
- We repeat highlights of the excellent interview between Donie Lucey and William Fitzgerald from last Thursday’s Show relating to three praiseworthy fundraisers. (S.R.)
At Millstreet Community School on Thursday, 22nd Oct. 2020 a surprise celebratory event marking the retirement of wonderfully dedicated Teacher, Mary Randles was organised by Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin & Staff. Mary has spent almost four decades as Teacher supreme mainly at Millstreet Community School where she had also been a Student herself. The joyful occasion took place mainly online where many logged in from their own homes. Teacher Jennifer O’Donoghue paid a splendid tribute to Mary as did Pól and Barry and Deputy Principal Frances and two Students. We thank Teacher, Chris Horan for sharing four images recorded in the School showing the presentation of beautiful gifts to Mary including superb Artwork pottery and Painting by Artist Barry Fraser. Here we share a selection of images from the memorable occasion. Tap on the pictures to enlarge. We wish Mary a very Happy and Healthy Retirement filled with many Blessings. (S.R.)…….(Chris also shared the following captions to some of the images: In her final business class; niece Ria Buckley presents a painting by Barry Fraser; Sister in law Marion Buckley, Organiser Mary Fitzgerald and Ria Buckley prepare to surprise Mary; Mary with her LC business class.) [read more …] “A Very Happy Retirement to Dedicated Teacher Mary Randles”
MILLSTREET COMMUNITY SCHOOL
CLEANING STAFF VACANCIES
The Board of Management of Millstreet Community School invites applications for two vacant
positions on the cleaning staff of the school:
1. Fixed-term contract of 33 hours per week until 4th June 2021 payable at Department of
Education and Skills rates. The successful candidate will be required to work full days
(10.00am-5.00pm) Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri and 10.00am-3.00pm on Wednesday)
2. Fixed-term contract of 12.5 hours per week until 4
th June 2021, payable at Department of
Education and Skills rates. The successful candidate will be required to work mornings
(10.00am -12.30pm) Monday to Friday.
A letter of application, along with current CV and references, should submitted by email only to The
Secretary, Board of Management, at vacancies @millstreetcommunityschool.ie by 12pm on Friday,
August 7th 2020. Late applications and hard copies of applications will not be accepted. Please
indicate clearly which position you are applying for. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, August 11th 2020.
Appointments will be subject to reference checks and Garda Vetting. Shortlisting may apply and only
those shortlisted will be contacted. The Board of Management of Millstreet Community School is an
equal opportunities employer.
Ria Buckley and Hannah Keane were due to travel to Lourdes with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust (IPT) on Easter Sunday. However due to the Covid19 situation the trip was cancelled. The girls raised €2,367.50 and they have donated the full amount to the Irish Pilgrimage Trust to support their ongoing work.
The girls would like to thank their parents, families, friends, local community, and everyone who helped to make the quiz and bake sale possible. Furthermore, they would like to thank all the local businesses for their tremendous support and generosity in donating prizes and refreshments.
They would also like to express their gratitude to all those that sponsored them.
Finally a very special thank you to the teachers and staff of Millstreet Community School who were so generous with their time especially, John Magee, Jennifer O’Donoghue, Mary Randles, Denise O’Leary and Marion Buckley. [read more …] “Irish Pilgrimage Trust”
Congratulations to Jodie O’Callaghan, Millstreet Community School TY student who has been selected to represent Local Enterprise Office South Cork in the senior category at the National Final of the Student Enterprise Awards Competition 2019/2020.
Her product is the JK9, a pet-themed wall hanging for keys and dog leads. (The name is a combination of Jodie’s initial and K9 as an abbreviation of canine.)
To qualify for this level of the competition, Jodie from Bolomore had to demonstrate exceptional enterprising skills and create a business plan. This all led to a product that is so popular, Jodie’s biggest problem now is keeping up with the demand. Due to the current situation and restrictions put in place to tackle the Corona Virus situation, the National Final scheduled for Croke Park was cancelled but a national judging panel are carrying out a paper based judging exercise for all national final business reports and winners chosen. An awards ceremony to present prizes follows later in the year.
Meanwhile, anybody interested on obtaining Jodie’s Pet Hanger creation can do so by contacting her on Instagram jk9_2020.
Appreciation: Leslie Matson, author who immortalised culture of Blasket Islands
He embedded himself in the community and culture of the west Kerry Gaeltacht
Leslie Matson is among that select group of authors who have immortalised in literature the rich culture of the Blasket Islands, along with others such as Robin Flower, Carl Marstrander, Peig Sayers, Tomás Ó Criomhthain and Muiris Ó Súilleabháin.
He was initially drawn to Corca Dhuibhne in 1954 to improve his Irish so he could register as a teacher, staying with the legendary “Kruger” Kavanagh.
Never a man to do things by half, he embedded himself in the community as well as in the culture of the west Kerry Gaeltacht.
His social research on the 125 former inhabitants of the Blasket Islands stands as a valuable resource to scholars for posterity.
He befriended Mártan Ó Catháin, a nephew of Máire “Méiní” Dunleavy (1876-1967) who had been the Blasket midwife for 36 years.
Méiní, not accustomed to the name Leslie, hilariously called him “Italy” and that was how local people greeted him, “Conas atá Italy inniu?”.
Encouraged by Mícheál de Mórdha, Bainisteoir Ionad an Bhlaoscaid, he wrote Méiní, the Blasket Nurse, which was published by Mercier Press in February 1996.
Apart from his social research, he was a renowned linguist, teacher, chorister and a much loved family man. He enjoyed speaking Irish, French, German and Russian, and was widely read in English and French, quoting the classics from memory.
He began his teaching career in Aravon School in Bray followed by Villiers School in Limerick, however most of his teaching career was in Newtown School, Waterford where he taught mainly French and was Senior Master.
From 1977 he spent six years as headmaster of Sligo Grammar School before teaching in Millstreet Community School. He retired at 65 (~1995) and returned to live in Waterford where he continued his work on the Blaskets and on the archives of Newtown School.
“Women Hold up Half the Sky”
To mark International Women’s Day we’d like to invite active retired ladies to a Coffee Morning in Millstreet Parish Centre on Wednesday 4th March between 10.30am and 12 noon.
It’ll be a chance for us to have a chat about changes in society through the years and how they have affected women. We’d love to see you there!
From: Millstreet Community School Transition Year Global Citizenship Education group (2019/2020)
Millstreet Community School Parents’ Advisory Committee is raising money for the Computer Room Refurbishment. The current Computer Room is outdated and the PCs need to be replaced. We hope to replace PCs with Chromebooks and create learning pods as per the plan above. Microsoft Office 365 across the school. Teachers and students are now collaborating in the digital space using cloud technology. The proposed new layout of the room will provide us with a space where students can collaborate with one another in groups during class periods. Their work will then be available to them on the cloud for future consultation and for revision purposes. Help us to realise this vision and future proof our school!
Click the Go Find Me link to Donate. We are hoping to complete this project before next September!Bright Days Ahead!
Please note: The table quiz will now take place in MILLSTREET GAA HALL
Ria Buckley and Hannah Keane are 5th year students at Millstreet Community School. They will be going on pilgrimage to Lourdes for a week during their Easter holidays 2020 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.
A table quiz held in Millstreet GAA Hall on Friday 31st January – €40/table of four. Everyone is welcome to take part on what should be a very enjoyable evening.
Two 5th year students from Millstreet Community School, Hannah Keane and Ria Buckley, will be travelling to Lourdes as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust at Easter 2020. They are following in a long line of students who have done the same over recent years.
The cost for their week in Lourdes is €670/person. This covers flights and accommodation. As in previous years events will be held to help them cover this cost. The first event will be a bake sale which is to be held on Saturday 14th December in Millstreet Parish Centre after the 6.30pm Mass. Everyone is welcome to come along and support them in their efforts. Thank you
We would greatly appreciate if you could take 1 minute out of your day to complete an anonymous survey in help of our BT Young Scientist Project. It is an important issue that affects us all and and we would be very grateful if you could complete and share around our survey. Thanking you David O’Brien, Úna Healy and Finn Radamm!
Attention ALL Farmers: Please take 1 minute out of your day to complete a short anonymous survey for our BT Young Scientist Project. Each completed survey is a great help to us in putting together our project and hopefully qualifying for the Exhibition. Thanking you, Eabha Sheehan, Fia Hurley and Taragh Casey, Transition Years in Millstreet CS.
Please click HERE to start the survey.
UPDATE: Sincere congratulations to Darragh on his magnificent game this afternoon (1st Sept. 2019) in Croke Park as an all-important member of the Victorious Cork Team.
To extend very best wishes to Darragh Cashman, Sportsman Supreme and a Student of Millstreet Community School in advance of his Croke Park appearance in the All-Ireland Minor Football Final as a member of the Cork Team on Sunday, 1st Sept. 2019 – Pól Ó Síodhcháin MCS Principal, Frances Moynihan MCS Deputy Principal and Darragh’s sister Clara accompanied Darragh on Friday (30th Sept.) to West End to be pictured in front of an array of hugely impressive Posters saluting Darragh. Here we share some six images from the uplifting occasion. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Every Success to Darragh Cashman on Sunday in Croke Park”
This position has been filled
Reliable female required to pick up two teenage girls from Millstreet Community School at 4pm and drop to their home in Cullen 3-4 days per week. If interested, please contact — ——-
On Tuesday, 13th August 2019 many Students collected their Leaving Cert. results at Millstreet Community School. Pól Ó Síodhcháin, Principal shared the following comments:
“Millstreet Community School students achieved excellent Leaving Certificate Results again this year. Warmest congratulations to Cian Linehan, who achieved 6 H1 grades and 625 points, the maximum possible. An outstanding achievement for an outstanding student.
Almost 25% of MCS students achieved over 500 points in their Leaving Certificate this year with 50% of students achieving over 400 points, far in excess of the national averages. H1 grades were achieved across all subject disciplines and 23% of the LCVP class achieved a Distinction for their work. All the students worked to their potential and now look forward to the next stage of their lives full of confidence as their time in MCS ends.”
Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin, paid tribute to the work ethic of the Class of 2019, saying that their achievements serve as a reminder to all of what commitment to your studies can bring. The students now confidently await the Round 1 CAO offers which were scheduled to be available on Thursday, 15th August.
We now share a selection of images we recorded on the morning when Students collected their results. Most of these photos appear also in this week’s “Corkman”. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
On behalf of Dermot, Lilly, Caroline and Steven – we would like to thank Millstreet Community School and the Transition Year Students for their generous donation to Temple Street Children’s Hospital on behalf of Vivienne Murphy who passed away on 1st March 2019.
Sincere congratulations to Darren Kiely, Bevin Murphy and Omar Daly (all Students of Millstreet Community School) on recently winning the highly prestigious ECOUNESCO Award for their superb research and presentation of their praiseworthy project. They won the Senior Eco Innovation Award impressing the Judges with their robust Science and eloquent Presentation. Special thanks also to Teacher Jennifer O’Donoghue and Principal Pól Ó Síodhcháin for their coordination and encouragement. The joyous occasion was held in the splendid Convention Centre, Dublin. Below we picture the Students at both the BTYSTE 2019 in the RDS in January and also having received the highly regarded ECOUNESCO Award in May. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [f]