CCM School News 20-10-2023

CCM School News 20-10-2023

Junior Cycle Results

There were plenty of happy faces in the school on Wednesday, 18 October, following the distribution of results and we would like to congratulate all of our Junior Cycle students on their excellent results and to thank the teachers and parents who supported the students in achieving their potential. We are confident that the positive results received in the Junior Cycle will motivate students towards further achievement and success in Coláiste Chill Mhantáin.. Well done to all on a great success.

Maths Week at Coláiste Chill Mhantáin

This week we celebrated Maths Week which took place across the country. Here at CCM, we hosted several activities throughout the week. This year’s theme is ‘Maths is for Everyone’ and we encouraged all subject departments to find a Numeracy Moment this week in their classes.

Maths Week Activities included;

- Daily Puzzle for all Tutor groups

- Maths Maze – Three Maths Symbols hidden around the school daily

- The Maggie Gough Problem Solving Competition for Second, TY and Fifth year Students

- Junior Students Maths Poster Competition – “Maths for Everyone”

- Math Olympiad Competition for Juniors

- Suduko/Puzzles/Problem-Solving Riddles/Resources available to all classes

- Online Fun Games for Maths

- The Joker was back in the Staff Room! What’s the Probability of finding him!

Thank you, as always, to the Maths Department for facilitating a week of activities that has highlighted the importance of ‘Maths for Everyone’ in a fun and accessible way.

GR82BYNG - Wicklow Mental Health Initiative Walk.

On Friday, 13 October, the sun came out for the gr82byng mental health initiative walk organised for students in Wicklow. TY students from CCM were delighted to swap the classroom for a few hours and join students from four other Wicklow schools for the event.

On arrival each person was given a t-shirt to commemorate the occasion. Then the walk began, a lovely 5k stroll along the Murrough. TYs took the opportunity to chat to their friends and, in many cases, make new friends from other schools. On our return, we were provided with sandwiches, granola pots, cookies and water. It was a great way to spend the morning and, very importantly, promoted positive mental health among the young people of Wicklow.

Thank you to the Wicklow Mental Health Committee for organising such a wonderful event.

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Rotary Youth Leadership Competition

Well done to Raphael Carlos Balisi Geoghegan, Annabel Finnerty, Evan Ferguson, Nathan Reynolds and Matthew McDonnell who took part in the Rotary Youth Leadership competition on Monday, 17 October.

Thank you to local Rotarians, Andy Bolger and Georgina Sheridan, who gave so generously of their time to conduct the interviews. They complimented the students on how well they were prepared and the wealth of knowledge and experiences they spoke about. It was a difficult task to choose just one of the applicants to advance to the next round.

Congratulations to Evan Ferguson who was selected and will go on to compete against representatives from other Wicklow schools. Round Two will take place after midterm and we wish Evan well.

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TY Go Quest

On Tuesday, 17 October, TY students went to Go Quest as part of Maths week. Go Quest involves challenges that are designed to test you in several ways; light physical, mental and skills-based challenges. Students made their way through each room, completing challenges along the way, while collecting points. The winners on the day were Killian Keane, Alex Coburn, Daniel De Paor, Bhailie Thomson and Kelan Lorenz.

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Sixth Year Trip to 'Hamlet'

On Thursday, 19 October, all Sixth year students of HL English enjoyed a trip to the Clasac Theatre in Clontarf to see a stage production of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. Having studied 'Hamlet' in Fifth year, this was a fantastic opportunity for the students to experience the written text come to life on stage. Following the performance, the students were also given the opportunity to discuss aspects of the play with students from other schools and to engage in a very lively Q&A with the actors from the Gaeity School of Acting who were very generous with their time. Overall, this was a lovely experience in a fantastic, modern theatre and one that both students and teachers enjoyed thoroughly.