Junk Kouture entry wins Repak Recycling Award at National Final
Congratulations to Emer Martin, Ciara Murphy and Katie Christanseen , Transition Year students who have been chosen from 958 entries to win the Repak Recycling Award at the National finals of the Junk Kouture competition.
The Recycling award winning entry is FRESH ‘N FAMOUS. The outfit recycles flour, Brennans Bread wrappers and Sellotape rolls. The girls used the flour with salt and water which they baked and cut into shapes. After much experimenting with shapes and designs the girls, assisted and guided by Art teacher, Ms McGee settled on the final design which was inspired by Madonna and fifties fashion was modelled by Emer on the night.. The girls have put huge time and effort into the competition and feel it was all worth it.
The girls were one of four entries from Scoil Mhuire who took part in the Regional competition in the Helix and were very well supported by Scoil Mhuire students.
Other regional finalists were Jean Gill Pollock, Emma Reilly, Sarah Harkin, Brianna Byrne, Claudia Nevin, Sophie Murphy, Emily Kinsella and Sophie Callanan. The models performed most professionally during the catwalk show. Well done to everyone .
Scoil Mhuire, Clane wins the All Ireland Mini Company Get Up and Go Mini Company Competition.
Edumate comprising of three enterprising students Harry McCann, Jack Cullen and Brian McLoughlin from Scoil Mhuire Community School, Clane, scooped the top award at the P.D.S.T. get up and Go Mini Company Competition final which took place in the Osprey hotel on Tuesday, 5th May 2015.
Their mini company is an app designed to connect students and teachers using a unique chat service and state of the art newsfeed, while enhancing learning by allowing students and teachers to manage their whole school life at the touch of a button. Edumate started off as part of the transition year programme offered in Scoil Mhuire Community School, Clane, as part of an enterprise module promoted by the Business Department within the school. Edumate alongside Sugar Darling skincare made up of Roisin Dowd Mahony, Lauren McIntyre, Ella Boland, Sheana Gibney and Sophie Callanan were chosen to represent the school in the Regional Final at the Athlone Silver Springs Hotel on the 17th April 2015. At the Regional Final the Sugar Darlings won the Marketing Award and the Sustainability Award. Edumate won the Innovation Award and qualified to represent their school and Kildare in the National Final.
Jean wins trip to Europe
Congratulations to Transition year student Jean Gill Pollock who won the Graduate.ie online civic awareness competition sponsored by Kildare County Council. Jean will spend 4 days in Strasbourg with 26 other students from Ireland. The competition encourages students to develop awareness and understanding of how various public institutions work.
Fundraising reaches €5000
Congratulations to the 5th yr. fundraising committee who reached their target of €5000 for the Friends of St. Lukes Cancer care charity. The students travelled with Mr. Dermody and Mr. Breslin to St. Lukes to present the cheque. Thank you to everyone who donated to the events organised to raise the money.
Prefects and Mentors
Thank you to all our outgoing prefects and mentors who have worked so well all year. We wish you every success in your exams and in the future. We welcome our new team of prefects who are already taking on school duties with energy and enthusiasm.
CAO Change of Mind
The change of mind facility is now open. Students can change the order of their choices up to July 1st. www.cao.ie. Grant applications are also open on www.susi.ie.
School Bank Success
Congratulations to school bank members, Manager, Eoghan Gallagher, Deputy Manager and Chris Martin, Harry James, Mayowa Akinolu and Colm Keating who won the silver award in the regional finals of the schools bank competition.
Relaxation Morning for 6th year students
In February the Religion team organised a Relaxation morning for6th year students . Various activities including zumba and meditation were on offer to students and these were followed by a coffee morning. Feedback was extremely positive.
German Language Workshop
German students were treated to a day of language workshops in March where they practiced their spoken German through role play and games.