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.
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.
And we share lots more images of the magnificent production. [read more …] “Wonderfully Successful “Buds of Ballybunion” at Millstreet Community School”
Best wishes to
all the Transition Year Students
from Millstreet Community School
taking part in
the BT Young Scientist Competition
in the RDS this week
– from Millstreet Community Council
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?”
The Millstreet Community School Transition Year Young SVP group would like to express their thanks to all those who contributed items to their collection in aid of Cork Penny Dinners. Aida Costello came to the school on Tuesday 20th December and some of the TY students involved, with their teacher Mrs Mary Randles, helped bring the substantial quantity of items donated to her car. The students would like to express their thanks for your support.
Thanks to all of you who supported the cake sale held on Saturday 10th December 2017 in Millstreet Parish Centre to support Una Buckley and Dervla Murphy who’ll be going to Lourdes as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust at Easter 2017. €508 was raised. Thank you.
MCS Student Council are running a Christmas Draw in aid of Cork Simon. The school has been supporting this worthy cause for many years and last year raised over €2,500. This year we hope to replicate this success and all students are selling lines and cards, 50c a line, €20 a card. There are fabulous prizes and a selection box for every completed card sold.
The draw will take place on Dec. 19th and you could be in with a chance for yummy prizes or some exquisite pottery pieces (pictured below) created for the occasion. We thank Teachers Barry Fraser and Chris Horan for alerting us to this wonderful annual praiseworthy project. Please support generously! (S.R.)
Millstreet Community School: Transition Year Young SVP group are organising a collection for Cork Penny Dinners. The aim of Cork Penny Dinners is to give everyone who calls to the centre in Cork a warm, nourishing midday meal. In addition, clients get sandwiches and fruit to take away as an evening meal. It is open seven days a week all year, including Christmas Day.
Students are collecting the following items: tinned foods, orange squash, Easy-Singles cheese, sugar, tea, coffee, biscuits, salt, tea-towels, cleaning products. This collection will run until Friday 16th December.
For more details, contact the school (029 70087)
Millstreet Community Council has also provided significant financial support this year to Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee. And below we view the enthusiastic Transition Year Students at Millstreet Community School who are presently preparing a special issue of “Clara News” which will be on sale before Christmas.
A very enjoyable School Reunion 1971-1976 took place at the Wallis Arms on Saturday, 12th Nov. 2016 in the presence of two of the former Teachers from Millstreet Community School – Marie Casey and Colman Culhane. Here we share a selection of images from the historic occasion. We thank the organisers for permitting us to take a number of pictures of the wonderful event. (S.R.)
Click on the various images to enlarge. And below we share some more pictures from the splendid occasion. (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderfully Successful School Reunion 1971-1976 on Saturday Night”
The death has occurred of Kenneth Desmond Brennan, Millstreet, Cork. Former principal of Millstreet Community School, peacefully at home in Millstreet surrounded by his loving family, dearly beloved husband of Halina, will be sadly missed by his childern Desmond, Kevin, Louise and Wala, sons in law Con and Matteo, daughter in law Karin, grandchildern Stefan, Wiktor, Brian, Sophia, Lara and Emma, brother Frank, sisters Anna, Mary and Bernie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, cousins and a wide circle of relatives friends and neighbours.
Reposing at Millstreet Church on Sunday 16th of October from 6pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass on Monday at 11am followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery. May he rest in peace. [read more …] “Death Notice: Ken Brennan”
At the start of the school year, our Community School students have been busy with a Retreat, a visit by Finbarr Walsh (father of the late Donal Walsh), a trip to the Ploughing, climbing Clara, and a bootcamp. (click on the photos below to see more)
1971 – 1976
Calling all our former classmates…. a Grand Reunion is being organised for Saturday November 12th, 2016 in The Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet.
If you started Secondary School [The Tech, The Convent or Garrett’s] in 1971 – or joined us…….or left us at any stage up to Leaving Cert in 1976 we would be delighted to see you there.
Tickets are on a pre-booked basis and cost €35.00
This will include a Buffet dinner and music.
Please contact any of the people below for further details or to make a booking.
Eileen Martha Creedon 087 249 1089
Maura Twomey. 086 815 1974
Margaret Kiely. 087 741 2688
John O Sullivan. 086 4530 852
If anyone has any photographs from that time, we would love to get a copy. We look forward to seeing you all on the night.
Key Coordinators Linda and Niamh (pictured 4th and 2nd from left above) together with a very supportive Team organised the Reunion Celebration in such a wonderfully creative manner – tremendous credit is due on such a high level of dedicated preparation. We’ve lots more images to share in the follow-up feature but here’s one more for now. [read more …] “Millstreet Community School Class of 1991 – 1996 Reunion at Green Glens on Saturday 24th Sept. 2016”
The celebration of Mass for 1st year students and their families will take place on Tuesday 27th September 2016 at 7.30pm in Millstreet Community School library. Please note the start time. Thank you
This evening (Wednesday, 3rd August 2016) it was truly enthusiastic preparations for the Millstreet Community School Debs Ball very much in evidence at West End. The young ladies looked beautiful in such brilliant fashion which the young men were very elegant in their style. Here we share some 34 images having visited the Bush Bar where Photographer supreme, Geraldine Dennehy, took many stunning images of the young people before they left on two Kealys Coaches for a totally wonderful occasion in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Little Island, Cork. Geraldine’s photographs will be superb and we thank her for permitting us to take some further images for our website. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.) And here we share the many other happy images of this great annual occasion. [read more …] “Beauty & Elegance at Debs 2016 in Millstreet This Evening”
Three Transition Year students from Millstreet Community School attended a Climate Change Challenge Weekend organised by Trocaire in November 2015. Kaytlin Murphy, Kate Buckley and Noelle Healy joined with 25 other students from around Ireland to explore the causes, effects and actions needed to tackle climate change. To mark Earth Day, Ellen Donnelly (Youth Education and Outreach Officer with Trocaire) has published an article which features extensive contributions from Noelle and Kaytlin. You can read the article by clicking on the link below:
What does signing the Paris Agreement mean to young people in Ireland?
Today is Earth Day. And today United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is inviting leaders from all UN member states to attend the official signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This is a historic day for international action … (read the full article on DevelopmentEducation.ie)
A Transition Year RE class has been working on a project relating to climate change over the last two months. It is called ‘Make your Mark for Climate Justice’. It is inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si in which he called on all humans to play an active part in caring for the planet. The project is based on a campaign run by SMA Wilton Justice and Peace office, which involved people making a pledge to make a difference in their everyday life, for example, by turning off the tap when cleaning teeth, unplugging phone chargers when not in use, and not leaving electrical equipment on standby. As a sign of their pledge, each person was invited to place their thumbprint on a specially prepared card that they could then bring home as a reminder. A small group of TY students from Millstreet Community School will be inviting parishioners in Millstreet on Saturday 12th March at 6.30pm Mass to do likewise.
Thanks to everyone who offered accommodation to the NET Ministries retreat team who are arriving in Millstreet on Wednesday 9th March 2016. Accommodation has now been found for all nine members of the team. Thank you. J. Magee