CCM School News 19-05-23

CCM School News 19-05-23
We all enjoyed a lovely celebration of success on Thursday night, 18 May, with the TY students and their families. The choiceofpresentations, music, song and dance all created a lovely atmosphere on thenight.
Thanks, in particular, to Ms Doyle and Ms Ivers for their leadership in supporting this programme. This year's Transition Year course has been a tremendous success, and this was reflected in the wide array of photos, displays of work, presentations and student testimonials on the night. Many thanks to all for making this a successful and enjoyable event, including Ms Gill and the Transition Year students who baked fabulous celebration cupcakes to mark the occasion. Warmcongratulationsto the recipients of the many awards handed out on the night. We look forward to working with the students in Fifth Year as they prepare for the Leaving Certificate.
On Friday morning, 19 May, the whole school assembled for the annual Awards' Ceremony where a host of student achievements, curricular and extra-curricular, were celebrated and honoured. The ceremony afforded us an opportunity to reflect on the successes of the past year and to reward students for their achievements and leadership in areas of academic life, sport, art, music, culture, science, enterprise, public speaking, to name but a few. Sincere thank you to our Master of Ceremonies, Mr Bosco Guinan and to Ms Gill for her seamless coordination of the event. As we congratulate the students who have received awards at the end of this year, we also look forward to new beginnings in September 2023.
The Second years enjoyed a great day at Emerald Park on Thursday, 18 May. The excitement levels were at an all-time high as the group enjoyed the different activities on offer, and even the teachers braved the rollercoasters. Despite the absence of Mr Tayto, the day was a super success and the students were amazing from start till finish. Thanks to all involved.
On Wednesday morning, 10 May, forty-five Transition and Fifth year students, together with five teachers, set off on a fantastic culinary trip to Rome and Sorrento, Italy. On their first day, they enjoyed a walking tour of Romeand visited the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, stopping for pizza and gelato en route,before travelling to their hotel in Sorrento. During the next few days, the students enjoyed visits to an Italian coffee factory, a honey and marmalade business, a mozzarella cheese farm, an Italian gelato business and an olive plantation. At night, they attended cookery school and learned how to make authentic Italian pasta dishes and pizza which was great fun. On their last day, the students visited the beautiful isle of Capri and had free time for shopping. Thank you to the Home Economics department for organising a fantastic trip and a once-in-a-lifetime experience the students will never forget!