Coláiste Mhuire Newsletter – Number 1, December 2019

Student Council Newsletter (PDF)

 

Dear Students,

This letter is brought to you by your Student Council of 2019 – 2020.  This is our first newsletter of the school year and we hope to bring you many more.

FAI – This year T.Y. students were offered the opportunity to take part in the FAI’s premier soccer coaching & skills programme. This programme was initiated and fostered by Ms. Trant and is being led by her and Barry McGann with the help of Ms. Dalton. During the October Midterm the students had their first coaching experience helping Dale Danaher run the midterm camp in the school. They also ran an indoor soccer tournament for first year girls at the beginning of the year for grassroots week, to promote younger girls to get involved in soccer.

Pitch Development – The development of the Astroturf began in late October and is coming along nicely and it is hoped to be finished by the end of February. It will be mainly for GAA and soccer.

Breakfast Club – Every Friday morning the canteen staff provide free breakfast for all students from 8:15 to 8:45. The Student Council would like to thank them for giving students the opportunity to be well fed before class. Please help yourself, breakfast is important!

Green Schools – The Student Council is trying to set up a Green School Committee to get a green flag. We fully encourage people to sign up for this great cause.  It is an important cause because we need to keep our school clean. New recycling bins have been put up around the school by the Student Council and we’d urge you to recycle your rubbish. The committee may involve cleaning up the local area and raising money for environmental charities. If you are interested in signing up, please tell Emma Kelly (5th Year Chair of the Student Council) or put your name on the sign-up sheet on the Student Council board.

HOPE Foundation – The HOPE Foundation is dedicated to promoting the protection of street and slum children in Kolkata. This year TY students Ella O’ Connor, Danielle Donovan, Sarah Ellen Real, Moira Holland, Laura Madigan and Ellie J Carrig are raising €2,400 for the charity in order for HOPE to change countless children’s lives in India. They are hoping to go to India in March.

Focus Ireland – In Late November, Cian Ahern contacted Focus Ireland and found out that there are 111 children on the streets of Limerick, and those are only the children they know of.  They agreed that they would set up a toy collection for these children. Now they have reached their target of 111 toys. Jessy Keane, a former student of Coláiste Mhuire, collected the toys on Monday the 16th.

The Student Council – The Student Council decided to provide newsletters throughout the school year. We want to communicate with the student body and keep you updated with recent school activities. If you have any queries, problems or suggestions please don’t hesitate to tell a student council member. We also have a suggestion box in the GPA and a noticeboard across from the Art Room.

Lastly, we would like to wish every student a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We also give our condolences to Diarmuid Barron’s family & friends. Diarmuid was a former student of our school.

Go raibh maith agaibh agus Nollaig shona daoibh.

Regards,

Your Student Council.