News – Oct 18 2019


Transition years have been busy rehearsing for their Musical ‘Totally 90’s’ the Musical which will take place 23rd-25th October with 2 matinees on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th and 2 night shows on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th October at 7.30pm. We look forward to having many neighbouring Primary and Secondary school students along with our many loyal supporters and friends of Coláiste visit us for the Matinees and night-time shows. It promises to be lively, fun and entertaining show and is certainly one not to be missed. Bookings can be made by ringing the school reception on 0505 23939. Early booking is advisable as seats are selling fast. Huge work has been put in by the students and production team to ensure it will be a show to remember. Best wishes to all and Break a Leg!!

Green Schools

Bin It! Road-show visits Coláiste Phobal

The gum and litter education workshop, Bin It! visited Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré on October 9th.  Bin it! forms an integral part of the Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) gum litter education campaign and visits post-primary schools across participating local authority areas. Established in 2006, the GLT includes members of the chewing gum industry, represented by Mars Wrigley Ireland, the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Food Drink Ireland, local authority representatives and civic society.  Each year the Bin It! road-show visits up to 240 schools across the UK and Ireland.

First year students in Coláiste Phobal attended a theatre in education session with its goal to change behaviour and make pupils more socially and environmentally aware about any litter they may drop. This workshop was organised for students studying Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE), now taught as a short course as part of the new Junior Cycle curriculum.  The students enjoyed the interactive actor-led nature of the session and student feedback commented on the humour, involving the audience, and the stories told throughout the session.

Climate Action Week in Coláiste Phobal

Climate Action Week was recognised by the school community in Coláiste Phobal starting on Monday, October 14. The Green Schools Committee decided to use the school’s green flags as a focus for each day.  Coláiste Phobal has green flags in Litter & Waste, Energy, Water, Travel and are currently working on their fifth flag on Biodiversity.  Staff and students were reminded each day to be aware of their environmental impact with the simple message of “one environmentally friendly action each day by everyone adds up to real change that benefits us all.” Monday’s focus was on litter and recycling, Tuesday was on conserving energy, Wednesday was about not wasting water, Thursday was on the theme of Travel and Friday’s theme on Biodiversity was marked by planting a native Irish tree in the school grounds.  A Climate Action Quiz was posted on the Green Schools noticeboard open to all year groups with prizes for the first 3 correct entries drawn. The winners of the quiz were Evan Geraghty, Sam Carey and Antony Johnson.


Senior Hurling

On Wednesday 16th October our Senior Hurlers played Castletroy. They were unfortunate to lose by 2 points. Well done to all the panel and management for all their efforts.


Open Days

On Thursday October 17th  our 5th years visited University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College Open Days. This was very beneficial and will give them a good insight for their future options and careers.



On Thursday 17th October our first years played in a futsal blitz. They won it out and performed really well. Congrats to all the players and team management and this certainly augers well for the future.



Congratulations to our Transition Year student, Oisin Brown, who has won a four day trip to Strasbourg on The Graduate online civic awareness competition.  He will take part in Euroscola, which is a youth parliament.  During his trip, he will be taking part in discussions on a number of pre-selected topics about the EU. He will also visit other places of educational interest while in Strasbourg.
This trip was sponsored by the Southern Region Waste Management and the European Parliament.
Well done to Oisin.  All of the students and staff in CPR are very proud of you!