We thank teacher, Chris Horan for the following superb update on the tremendous involvement of Millstreet Community School with the currently running prestigious BT Young Scientists Exhibition at the R.D.S. in Dublin. Clearly the very talented and enthusiastic Students very much impressed the Taoiseach and the Minister. Sincere congratulations to the Students and their Teachers – Ambassadors supreme for Millstreet – and we wish them all the very best of luck. (S.R.)
BT Young Scientists
Millstreet maintained its remarkable record in qualifying for the finals in the RDS in January.This year’s project involves research into an “Algorithm for ranking Gaelic Football Teams”. The team will investigate ranking formulae in other sports and then devise a method most suited to Gaelic Football. They intend analysing 5 years of results in both league and championship and will give each win a points score based on several criteria. This will be perfectly placed to facilitate an open draw seeding process which would be needed prior to an open-draw championship. Up to 2,000 projects vied for the final places, and with just over 500 qualifying, it is already a big success. Best of luck to Nathan Harman, Seán O’Callaghan and Darragh Hickey in their research and a big thank you to the Community Council for their continued support to the school’s Young Scientist initiative. (Chris Horan)
The lads were interviewed Matt Cooper for yesterday’s Last Word Radio Show (TodayFm 4:30PM Mon-Fri) You can listen to it on their Listen Back Media Player for the next few days. The lads are on from 31:45 – 33:40.
Here we share a selection of images from the celebratory occasion on Thursday evening in Millstreet Community School where Deputy Principal, Derry Morley introduced Living Scenes Coordinator, John Magee who in turn introduced Dr. Mary Surlis who expressed her heartfelt joy to all the Students and Adults who has so dedicatedly participated in Living Scenes and who had now been recognised with such a hugely prestigious European Award. Dr. Mary originally from [read more …] “Millstreet Living Scenes Prestigious European Award 2012”
Blessed with excellent weather the enthusiastic young people with their exquisite style all looked forward to a wonderful occasion in Ballincollig. There was a wonderful gathering of well-wishers at the Square and the International Show traffic added to [read more …] “Debs 2012 – Millstreet Community School”
As we share a selection of images taken on Tuesday, 8th May when this excellent project was taking place, Millstreet Tidy Towns would very much appreciate help on this coming Monday, 14th May when at 7.00 p.m. the members will assemble in The Square, Millstreet before painting the many tubs which contain the very colourful floral arrangements throughout the town. [read more …] “Painting of Tubs on Monday Evening – Volunteers Most Welcome”
Millstreet Community School have this week published their new website. It’s very nicely put together, well organised with lots of information and photos. It has sections for School News, Students, Parents, Photos, Pastoral Care, History, Facilities, Chaplin, Curricular Provision, Sport & Extra Curricular.
The Organisers of the recent 1976-1981 Class Reunion were so delighted with not only the great success of the occasion itself but with the several hundreds of hits to the various images shared on our website and with the very positive comments received. One of the key Organisers, Noreen Meaney, has indicated to us that the funds of €191.02 left over after the occasion have been donated to Millstreet Community School. Renewed congratulations to All who helped to make the event such an outstanding success. (S.R.)
Participants had travelled from far and wide for the very special occasion including two people who arrived from America. To view the above full scale photograph please click on the image which changes into a smaller picture – Now click the small image and there you will have a clearer and bigger image permitting easier viewing. No need to do this for the photographs following as these will automatically appear enlarged when you click on the image. Renewed congratulations to [read more …] “Class Reunion 1976-1981 – A Clearer View of Groups”
The Millstreet parish series of Lenten Talks continues with the third and final one on Monday the 12th of March at Millstreet Community School Library from 8 to 9.30pm.
The third speaker is the Director of Trócaire, Mr Justin Kilcullen. His talk is entitled “Being God’s Compassion in our World”.
Justin Kilcullen was appointed Director of Trócaire in 1993 having worked for many years in Africa and Asia. Having qualified as an architect in 1975 Justin began working overseas in Tanzania before moving to Asia, specialising in the design and construction of refugee camps for Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees. He joined Trócaire in 1981 and served as Trócaire representative in Laos until 1992.
Millstreet Parish host the second of three Lenten Talks at the Millstreet Community School Library on Monday the 5th of March from 8 to 9.30pm.
The speaker on this occasion will be Dr Patricia Kieran, Department of Education, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Her talk is entitled “Compassion, Faith and the Family“.
Her teaching areas are: Religious Education, Church, Feminist Theology, World Religions. Her research interests are: Multi-faith Religious Education (R.E.); teaching world religions in Catholic schools; inter-denominational education; Catholic religious education in Ireland; R.E. and gender; and theology and R.E.
Millstreet Parish have organised a series of three talks to mark the season of Lent. They will take place on Monday nights in Millstreet Community School library at 8pm, beginning on 27th February. The overall theme of the talks is ‘Compassion’ and they will be delivered by three highly regarded speakers, Fr. Peter McVerry SJ, Dr. Patricia Kieran, and Mr. Justin Kilcullen. Each talk will conclude with the chance to ask questions and some light refreshments.The first talk will take place on Monday 27th February. Fr. Peter McVerry SJ will speak about ‘Jesus the Compassionate One’.
Fr. McVerry grew up in Newry, Co. Down. In 1962, he entered the Jesuit Order and was ordained in 1975. He worked as a priest in the Inner City in Dublin from 1975 to 1980 and there he encountered some homeless children. He opened a hostel for homeless children in 1979 and this subsequently became his life-time work. He moved to Ballymun in 1980 and [read more …] “Fr. Peter McVerry Kicks Off Lenten Talks in Millstreet”
Pictured with their Coaches (Gillian Cashman and Barry Fraser) – The Munster Senior Camogie Team from Millstreet Community School – in Doneraile at the match on Saturday, 3rd Dec. 2011. The final score: Millstreet Community School 4 goals 5 points while St. Mary’s, Macroom’s score was 2 goals 3 points.
Millstreet Community School T.Y. Drama Group will present the hilarious comedy “It runs in the family”, a two act play guaranteed to banish those winter blues! The cast, backroom team and producers Jennifer O’Donoghue and Margaret Buckley have put in a big effort so come out and give your support to the stars of the future (and the present) to what promises to be a great night out. It’s on at the Community School Tuesday to Thursday November 22, 23, 24th starting at 8pm sharp. Tickets €8 and €5 available at 029-70087.
From left: Donagh Murphy, Joanne O’Riordan, Conor Meade, Nadine Spillane, Stephen Crowley, Padraig McCarthy, Mark O’Sullivan, a skeleton, Colm Barrett, Andrew Roche and Haley Whitby. Missing from photo: Kelly Murphy.
On Monday, 3rd Oct. 2011 Trish Gallagher visited Millstreet Community School accompanied by members of her family including her mother, Mrs. O’Connor and friends. Having communicated so very well with the various students who posed some very relevant and comprehensive [read more …] “Trish Gallagher Visits Community School Today”