Gold Gaisce medal to Laoise Sutton
Past Pupil of St. John Bosco community College, Laoise Sutton, Coolmeen, receiving her Gold, Gaisce medal from the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins. Laoise was awarded the Bronze Gaisce medal while she was a pupil of the school. Congratulations to Laoise on this great achievement.
Active School Week , 24th – 28th April, 2017
The Department of Education and Skills and Healthy Ireland encourage all schools to organise an Active School Week (ASW)
The Active School Flag (ASF) is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. The flag remains valid for a period of 3 years after which schools will be invited to re-apply.
Féile na hInse.
Congratulations to our recent Winners and Participants at Féile na hInse.
Rachel Murphy, David Murphy, Cormac Ó Muineachán and Sarah Casey won Prizes in the Essay Competition.
Winners in the Art Competition were Alex Ryan, Amy Murphy and Sinéad Kelly.
Congratulations to Ellen O'Donnell, Leaving Cert., who won 1st Prize in the "Labhairt na Gaeilge" Competition. Ellen's Prize was a part scholarship to the Gaeltacht, worth 500€
"We are delighted to announce that our School is how a Fairtrade School, having now received our Certificate from Fairtrade Ireland.
Congratulations to all our students and teachers who worked hard for this.
We continue to encourage everyone to choose Fairtrade products when they can and to always consider the plight of people in the Developing World when they shop."
Good luck to the Young Environmentalists groups traveling to NUIG for the Eco-UNESCO semi final.
The Doohan Family on The Ray D'Arcy Show
Congratulations to the Doohan family on winning the title of Ireland's Traddest Family on Saturday. Well done to past pupils of the school Claire, Carmel, Christina and Clodagh and of course Mrs. Doohan.
Congratulations to 2nd years Ella Shannon, Sinéad McCann, Joshua Lyons, Amy Murphy and Ronan Murphy who won a Junior ICT catagory in a competition that was hosted and organised by Trinity Comprehensive, Ballymun, Dublin. Their project was called Snapshot. It is based on using video analysis in PE class to improve students learning. The competition was run in association with the Physical Education Association of Ireland (PEAI). Well done to Diarmuid O'Donnell and Dylan Kenny (5th year) for taking part in the competition also.
Fair Trade Bake Sale
It's Fairtrade Fortnight now and our students are working to learn more about where our food and other goods come from and how farmers and children in Developing Countries are treated.
We hope to gain a "Fairtrade School" Certificate for our school.
We ask that you all do your bit to choose Fairtrade Products in your supermarkets as much as possible.
As Martin Luther King once said: "Justice denied anywhere diminishes justice everywhere".
For more photographs --> St John Bosco - Fairtrade
Upcycle your old T-shirts
Join the revolution to reduce your carbon footprint. There are so many ways to upcycle your old clothing. Ms Moroneys' First Year Art class took this initiative in order to prove this was possible. In fact, it is also a great way to be creative while having fun at the same time. So think twice before throwing away your old T-shirts!
Mental Health Awareness Day
On Friday 17th Feb. our school participated in Schools Go Orange a nationwide event organised by the Cycle Against Suicide organisation. Everyone was asked to wear some orange clothes, the colour chosen by Cycle Against Suicide to highlight mental wellbeing. The 2nd years hosted a Knitathon and there was a rota of very talented students & staff who knitted an orange scarf from morning till home time. 2nd years also spelt out the CAS motto with human letters. "It's ok not to be ok & it's absolutely ok to ask for help"
St. Valentine Day 2017
St . Vincent de Paul youth group sold red roses for romance & yellow for friendship on St Valentine's Day. Thanks to the 2nd year girls who made this event happen while the SVP 5th yr members were on work experience and 6th years were doing their mock exams
Safer Internet Day 2017
St. John Bosco Community College is supporting Safer Internet Day 2017 which is an EU initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially among young people. It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education. To mark this day each student was given a Safer Internet Day bracelet ruban.More information can be found on www.saferinternetday.ie
Feast day of St. John Bosco
Tuesday, January 31st was a special day in St. John Bosco Community College as the school community were joined by the Bishop of Killaloe, Bishop Fintan Monaghan, representatives from the Salesian Community, Fr. Albert, PP of Kildysart and parishioners to celebrate the Feast day of St. John Bosco.
At 10.00 am mass was celebrated in the school hall and Bishop Fintan alluded to the poem "Anois teacht an Earraigh beidh an lá ag dul chun sineadh is tar éis na féile Bríde ardóidh mé mo Sheol..."
Saint John Bosco is the patron saint of apprentices, editors and publishers, schoolchildren, magicians, and juvenile delinquents. His feast day is on January 31.