School News – 11 Mar 2022

School Musical

Coláiste Phobal will be staging their School Musical ‘Reeling in the Musicals’ on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th March at 7.30pm in the school Gym. Our TY and 5th year students are really looking forward to putting on their performances with restrictions now lifted. Tickets are €10 and can be booked through the school reception on 0505 23939. This year will take people on a journey through our previous 11 Musicals in the school with many well-known songs and characters revisited. This promises to be nights not to be missed. Booking is advised however tickets can be purchased on the door. Students have been hard at work over the course of this school year and are delighted to be getting the opportunity to get on stage and perform. Best of luck to all the cast and staff working on this year’s production.


Camogie Sponsorship

Many thanks to all the local GAA Clubs and County boards whom have given generous sponsorship to our Senior camogie panel and management in recent weeks in the lead up to their All Ireland final. All sponsorship was greatly appreciated.

Moneygall GAA Club made a generous donation to the school senior camogie team.
Pictured are Jessica Earley, Ciara Maher and Isabel O Meara.

Shinrone Camogie Club made a generous sponsorship donation to the school senior camogie team. Pictured are Aileen Gleeson and Kayleigh Bevans receiving the cheque.

The Offaly County Camogie Board presented the school Senior Camogie team with a dozen sliotars. Pictured is Offaly Minor Camogie Captain, Orlagh Phelan. Also in picture is Aileen Gleeson, Jessica Earley, Ciara Maher, Kayleigh Bevans and Isabel O Meara.


Ag Science Visit

Mr. Smyth’s Sixth year Agricultural Science class at Gurteen Agricultural college where they were given a very educational tour by Richard Hamilton who is a farm manager and teacher in Gurteen. Many thanks to Richard for his help and expertise, greatly appreciated by Mr. Smyth and his class.


6th year Visit to a Play

On Wednesday our sixth years attended The Helix theatre at DCU in Dublin for a performance of Othello – the colour of skin. The play was a modern twist on the Shakespearean classic. Othello will appear on this year’s leaving certificate English paper. Our students really benefitted from the performance which was a lively revision exercise. The sixth years actively engaged with the actors during questions and answers sessions which were conducted at regular intervals throughout the play. Thanks to all the teachers who accompanied the students.


Ukraine Appeal

Many thanks to everyone on the staff who gave generous donations to the Ukraine appeal. They were shipped last Wednesday. The response was amazing. Two carloads full went. There was also a coffee morning on Friday 11th March where €650 was collected for the Irish Red Cross Ukraine Appeal.