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]
This Tuesday on the 14th of May at
8pm 7:30pm. Millstreet Community School students will be presenting the results of their Smart Store survey which they conducted in O’Keeffes Supervalu. This presentation on their findings will be followed up by a talk given by the Cork County Council on sustainability. Part of the Tidy Towns goals is to strive for sustainability and reducing food waste is an important part of that.
All are welcome to attend this event at the Community School.
We received the following communication from one of the two wonderfully talented groups from Millstreet Community School who have reached the Regional Finals of the prestigious nationwide “Junk Kouture 2019” Competition….Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) :
Tia writes: “Voting for our Junk Kouture is opened and we’d appreciate all the votes we could get!
Please vote for Rachel, Tia, and Maggie’s design “IMPERISHABLE” for the Junk Kouture Regional Finals! Voting is opened all this week and you can vote every day! All the votes and support are appreciated greatly! You can vote using the link https://app.junkkouture.com/voter/register we really appreciate all the support from the community!!!
Thanks so much we really appreciate all the support and votes from everyone!
Thanks again so much!
Two wonderfully talented Groups from Millstreet Community School will be sharing their superbly creative designs in Limerick at the Regional Final of the Annual Bank of Ireland sponsored Junk Kouture 2019. One of the Groups was recently presented with a prestigious Silver Ticket to the Regional Final by Sportsperson Supreme, Briege Corkery (winner of 18 All Irelands!). Here we share images from Briege’s recent visit to the School. A special recording of the occasion will be broadcast on Cork Music Station on this Tuesday, 12th Feb. 2019 at 10pm. Click on the images to enlarge. We thank Art Teacher, Sandra Moynihan, for background information which we share in the “Read More” section of our feature below. (S.R.) [read more …] “Two Magnificent Designs Through to Regional Finals of Junk Kouture 2019”
Sincere thanks to Cullen’s Ciarán O’Sullivan’s mother, Maria and also to Millstreet Community School Principal, Pól Ó Síodhcháin for the following updates (received this evening – Sunday, 3rd Feb. 2019) and images of how very impressively Ciarán has been playing in Europe. Writes Maria from Europe: “Ire v Spain 1-1 lost in penalties. Ire v Holland 2-2 lost on penalties started in the match and stood with team line out for national anthem . Third game came on at 40 mins and played great 3-0 win against Hungary. Fai.ie for all factual information.”
“A great tournament!!!!! If you look at fai.ie and Twitter all the latest news. Ciarán got two caps and played great … delighted. Maria”
Sincere Congratulations to Ciarán on such wonderful success.
Millstreet Community Student Third Year student, Ciarán O’Sullivan from Mologhroe, Cullen has been called up to the Republic of Ireland Under-15 Squad. They travel to Spain next week for three matches against Spain, the Netherlands and Hungary. Ciarán, who plays with Mallow United, is the sole Cork, and indeed Munster, representative to have been selected for this prestigious tournament and he is expected to earn his first cap for Ireland during the week. On Friday morning (25th Jan. 2019) School Principal Pól Ó Síodhcháin in the presence of the Student Assembly and Staff presented Ciarán with a special certificate on behalf of the school. He had his Ireland jersey with him and some of the School’s own soccer team kitted out for the occasion. Ciarán’s mother, Marie, was also present for the uplifting occasion. We extend sincere congratulations to the wonderfully talented Ciarán on such a magnificent sporting achievement. We thank Principal Pól for alerting us to the presentation and for providing the background information. Here we share a selection of some twelve images from the special event. Even a splendid rainbow appeared over the School following the occasion! Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “MCS Presentation to Soccer Player Supreme Ciarán O’Sullivan of Cullen”