News – Apr 15 2019

The Chaser

Colaiste Phobal’s School Fundraiser for this year is ‘The Chaser’. It was launched on Friday 12th April in the School Gym. It promises to be a wonderful night of entertainment on Friday 17th May in Racket Hall Hotel. It will help to raise much needed funds for the school and is certainly a novel event that is sure to attract the interest of many.


Coláiste Phobal Tree Nursery

Mr Smyth’s 5th Year Ag. Science students helped out with planting another 50 tree saplings in the school’s tree nursery. The nursery now has 150 saplings of mainly native species of birch, rowan, alder and scots pine. This project is a joint initiative between Coláiste Phobal’s Green Schools Committee and Roscrea Tidy Towns. The saplings mature for 2 years before final planting. This initiative will form part of the school’s green flag application on the theme of Biodiversity. Pictured are Mr Smyth (Ag. Science teacher) Mr Newman (Green Schools) and 5th Year Ag. Science students.

Pieta House Concert

The Coláiste Concert to raise funds for Pieta House went very well and students performed to an extremely high standard and did themselves, their families and the school proud. Our thanks must go to Rev. Jane for the use of the church free of charge, Colm Wright for providing sound and lighting free of charge and last but by no means least, the students for giving of their time and talents freely. We are delighted to support Pieta House and the funds raised will be kept in Roscrea to help those who need it most


Uganda Fundraiser

Congratulations to Mr. O’Mara’s Second Year CSPE class who organised a very successful bake sale in aid of Ngara Primary school in Uganda. They raised €180 for a great cause. Well done to all involved.


London Trip

A group of our 2nd Year students left on Thursday morning 11th April for their London Trip accompanied by a number of Teachers. They returned late Saturday 13th having enjoyed the sights immensely. Thanks goes to Ms Quirke and Mr Fitzgerald for organising the trip.


Chinese Scholarships

3 Transition Year students, Shane Whyte, Rebecca Reid and Ciara Kavanagh left on Thursday 11th April accompanied by Mr Newman for Shanghai as part of a scholarship they received through the Confucius Institute in UCC. They will be there for the 2 weeks of Easter. We wish them the best of luck.


ETB Camogie Blitz

Our 1st and 2nd Year Camogie players  won the Cup and Shield Competitions at the recent ETB Camogie Blitz


TY Gaisce

On Tuesday 9th April the TYs went on their Adventure Journey to Glendalough, where both the distance and the terrain took a step on from the practice. A misty start to the hike, but as we reached the top of the walk the mist had lifted and students were able to take in the beautiful landscape that they were walking through.

That evening some students had their first ever cooking experience when they prepared meals for themselves. All were well fed and ready for the activities ahead. Over the next day the students took part in High Ropes, Bushcraft, Orienteering and workshop activities.