School News – 14 Jan 2022

TY Street Collection

On the 17th & 18th December the TY’s had a street collection in Roscrea. Thanks so much to the people of Roscrea and surrounds for their generosity. €500 of the proceeds will be going to Sr. Mona Maher in Uganda where the money will go a long way in supporting children covering their food, uniform, school books and their education in Coloma Primary school for a year. Well done to the TY’s who sang songs, played music and even did press ups on the street to raise funds!

Some of the TY students and their coordinator Ms. Mulrooney presenting Mr. Maher (nephew of Sr. Mona Maher) with a cheque for €500


Learning English Through Tipperary ETB



Our Transition Year students have been hard at work researching, planning, recording and editing their own podcasts about a wide variety of topics. These podcasts are entirely student created and give a flavour of the fantastic talent and variety of interests held by our students. The podcasts are live now on our school website and available to listen to. Let us know what you think! Thanks to Ms. O Donoghue for coordinating this initiative.


Work Experience

Best wishes to all our TY students who will be doing their work experience from 17th-28th January working in a variety of occupations locally and further afield.


Student Council

Thursday evening (13th January) was the first meeting of the school’s Student Council in 2022. The date marked a historic moment in the history of the Coláiste Phobal Council in that it was the first time ever that a meeting formally took place in a virtual format.  The meeting was convened using Microsoft Teams – a platform that all students have access to in order to facilitate online teaching and learning.  The virtual setting did not diminish the student’s lively discussions however and a number of positive initiatives were proposed. These are now being actively investigated and pursued by Council Members. Well done to all the student council members and thanks to Mr. MacMahon for his time given.


Discover Manufacturing runner–up

In October all second year engineering students took part in a design challenge run by I-Form in conjunction with UCD and Stryker. In groups/teams the students were asked to design and 3D print a device to improve health for you or someone in your community. Their designs and prints were then entered into an all island competition with other schools from north and south. The students came up with some fantastic ideas, an ergonomic crutch handle to reduce stress on your hand and wrist whilst on crutches, an electronic medicine dispenser operated by a time lock, a diabetes organiser, a toothbrush holder for someone in a cast and a telescopic straw holder to fit on any size of cup.

In late November the Miko team of Sarah Egan, Seamie Cleare, Seán Fitzpatrick, Janus van der Merve, James Grimes and Calvin Delaney-Walsh were awarded second place in the Junior category for their telescopic straw holder. The rationale behind the product was to allow someone unable for whatever reason to drink from a normal cup to now do so. Solutions to this issue in care settings can be quite regressive as they resemble cups used by babies and toddlers which can be debilitating. The telescopic straw holder can be fitted to the top of any cup allowing the user to have their favourite cup or at least a normal one, it does this by means of a spring loaded telescopic mechanism allowing it to be fitted to the top of any cup holding the straw in place for drinking.

Well done to all the students that took part and congratulations to the Miko team on their fantastic achievement. Thanks to Mr Hogan for all his time and efforts with the students.

Pictured (Left to right: Mr. O’Connor (Principal), Seán Fitzpatrick, Sarah Egan, James Grimes, Janus van der Merve, Seamie Cleare and Mr. Hogan (Engineering teacher)


Best of Luck

Best of luck to our Senior Camogie panel who will play in the Munster Senior C Camogie Final on Saturday 15th January. Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré will be against Scoil Pól, Kilfinnane

The Venue will be Effin GAA Club, Kilmallock, Limerick with the game starting at 10.30 a.m. Thanks to Ms. O Gorman, Ms. Hynes and all management and helpers and we hope some silverware will be brought back to Coláiste!