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Orienteering 2017

Our 2nd year PE class were among 450 students who attended the LCETB Orienteering event in Curraghchase Forest Park, Co. Limerick on 26th April 2017. SCC students' times to complete the course varied between 30 and 75 minutes; even though a few got a little lost, they did manage to get back on track to complete the event! Congrats to all.

European tour 2017

Buon Viaggio to our teachers and students who are currently on their European tour to Italy. They will visit Milan, Venice, Verona and Lake Garda during their time in Italy.

We are looking forward to the updates. Thank you to all the teachers who have given up their time during the Easter break to make this a positive experience for the students.

Fun Walk/Run

On 4th of April the whole school community participated in a Fun Run/walk as a fundraiser for the school. The weather was perfect for the event and it was a very positive day raising €2,800.

Well done to the 20 students who ran the course on the day. 

Leitir Mealláin

A selection of our 5th year students are spending a few days in Leitir Mealláin Gaeltacht area to improve their gaeilge and immerse themselves in the language.

Thank you to Ms O Shea for organising the trip. Go raibh mile maith agat. Looking forward to the updates.

Enterprise 2017

Five student companies represented Scariff Community College at the Clare Local Enterprise office awards on Thursday March the 9th in the West County Hotel in Ennis.

There were 197 stalls from all over the County.

Scariff Community College were very sucessful with 3 wins.

1st in Manufacturing/Technology for Ella Macnamara and her company 'pentables'.

2nd in Manufacturing/Technology for Leah Lowry with 'Doc's Buddy'

3rd in Baking for Rachel Mc Namara and Aine Quirke 'Sugar Creations'

TY Drama Finalist

Congratulations to our TY's who performed their play "15 Reasons not to be in a Play" at the the All-Ireland TY Drama Competition in Mullingar last Saturday. Special congratulations go to Jack Devanney who won an individual performance award for best dramatic effect. The group qualified from their regioanl finals to qualify for this All Ireland final competition. Well done to all involved, especially to Mr Deegan for all the extra hours put into the project. 

 

Junk Koutoure

Pictured is Scariff community colleges entry into Junk Koutoure. The creation was selected to go forward to the Munster regional finals in Junk Koutoure on the 10th March 2017.

The event will be held in the University of Limericks concert hall. We entered a number of projects this year and are delighted to be into the last 80 in our region. Well done to Ms Rouine and all involved in the various entries.

Prep for Medicine day

Two of our TY students; Rachael McNamara and Shannon Waterstone were lucky enough to be chosen to participate in a Prep for Med Day at UCC recently. They started off in the Flame Lab where trainee doctors, nurses and other health professionals use plastic dummies and donated bodies to learn in-depth anatomy. Then they rotated around to different stations where they became more hands-on, learning how to check blood pressure, do CPR, help someone who is choking or bleeding and take a pulse.

Bouldering

The first LCETB Bouldering competition was held in Kilfinane Outdoor Education Centre, County Limerick on 8th Feb. A group of thirty of our 1st & 2nd years took on the challenge which involved 10 low level climbs of varying degrees of difficulty. Students were awarded 10 points for completing it on their first attempt,  8 for their 2nd attempt, 6 for their third attempt and 4 points for giving it their best shot. In case scores of two students were the same at the end of the day,  a 'plank challenge' was set.

Internet safety week

On The 8th of February as part of internet safety week Dr Maureen Griffen visited our school and presented a talk on all aspects of social media and internet use. All students in the school from 1st years to 6th years attended the information sessions. Parents also attended a session in the evening time.

Happy St Bridgets Day

Students in Scariff Community College celebrated St Bridget's Day in stlye making St Bridget crosses in class.

Badminton 2017

Scariff Community College badminton teams represented their school and clubs well at the Munster Schools comp in University of Limerick Arena today. U14 boys beat Tipperary and Kerry impressively but got narrowly beaten by Cork into 2nd place. Team is Barry Gleeson, Jake Butler, Tomás Minogue, Cathal Quirked and Phil Chen. The U16 boys had a superb win over Kerry in the first round but came up short against another strong Cork team in the semis. Team is Ronan Hayes, James Mason,  Eoin Hayes, Paul McNamara and Conor Downes.  Pic shows Eoin & Ronan

LCVP Airport trip

5th Year students visited Shannon airport as part of their Leaving Certificate Vocational Program (LCVP) on Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th of January. They were treated to a tour of the airport and all its auxiliary services, baggage control, fire Services and general operations of the Airport.

Thank you to Ms Dee for organising the LCVP class related activity and also to Ms Purcell and Ms Hassett.

Missionvale

On the 21st of January two Transition year students from Scariff Community College along with their Teacher Claire Burke will be travelling to Missionvale, Port Elizabeth in South Africa to volunteer in a township. The aim of the trip is to carry out work in the township and care centre in the community. The work will include wrapping Christmas parcels for the children for 2017, working in the primary school, food distribution and  some agricultural work.

The trip will last for ten days. We are looking forward to the updates from South Africa.

BT Young Scientist 2017

Congratulations to our 6th year Physics students who came 2nd in the Senior Physics category in the 2017 BT Young Scientist competition. The announcement was made on Friday the 13th at the awards cermony in the RDS. Thank you to Mr O Halloran our Physics Tacher for all the extra time and dedication he put into the project with the students.

 

Christmas Concert 2016

We were treated to a fantastic array of talent at our Christmas concert this year on Wednesday the 21st of December. The show was performed during the day for all the students in the school and in the evening time for parents and members of the community. The choir and individaul performances were of a very high standard. A special thank you to Ms Glass for all the work she has put into it over the past few weeks.

It was like a version of X Factor Scariff style or Scariffs Got Talent. I am sure we will see some of our students on the big stage in the future.

BT Young Scientist 2017

 

Scariff Community College have qualified for the BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition 2017 in the RDS. It is on from the 11th to the 14th of January.

Thank you to Mr O Halloran for all the additional work he has put into the project and we would like to wish the team all the best in the competition. Our TY students will be going up to the exhibition to support the team.

Mr O Halloran and his 6th year Physics students Aaron O Brien, Danny Hynes and Ciaran Hickey have completed a project with the following title:

1st year table quiz

Thank you to our Year head of 1st years Ms Newell for organinsing a fun table quiz for all the first years on Wednesday the 14th of December.

Also a special thank you to the 1st year form teachers Mr Deegan, Mr Hayes and Ms Moroney who put so much energy and work into the preparation and running of the event.

Mr Hayes treated the 1st year to a few tunes at the end of the quiz.

1st , 2nd and 3rd winners recieved prizes.

Camogie Senior Munster B

Scariff community college are in the Senior B colleges camogie final against Hazelwood college, Dromcollegher on Saturday the 17th of December. Venue for the game is Dromcollegher GAA pitch at 12.00 noon.

We would like to wish the team and management all the best for the big game ahead.

1st Year Hurling

Our first year hurlers had a good day out in the Clare Training grounds taking part in a schools blitz. Both of out teams performed well on the day and finished in 1st and 2nd place.

Pictured are Mr Crossans winning team. The winning team received Munster Jerseys.

We are looking forward to the first round of the County competition when we will face Tulla Secondary School.

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