School News – 18 Nov 2022

Seven Voices of Joy Launch

On Wednesday November 16th we were delighted to host the Launch of Fr Lorcán Kennys book Seven Voices of Joy. Welcome was extended to Bishop Fintan Monahan, Sr Marie McNamara former Diocesan advisor, Sr Essie Hayes primary school catechist and to the many who were in attendance. Sr Mona Maher also linked in live from Uganda.

The book hears from seven characters from the Advent Story and each voice has known sorrow, courage fear and loss with each one teaching us the true meaning of Joy. The proceeds of this book will support the future care and education of two young Ugandan girls Christine and Elizabeth. Fr Lorcán was supported by Brid Dunne photographer and Fr Brian O Fearraigh who did the Irish translations for this book.

Fr Lorcán is an integral part of our support team here in the Coláiste working tirelessly to take care and positively influence so many, his selfless work brings courage and Joy, just like the characters in his book. His pastoral care is far reaching through our students out into the community establishing a very significant and important link. Well done Lorcán we are very proud of your achievements. Thank you to everyone who supported the launch on the night and a special thanks to everyone who helped with refreshments afterwards.



Could it Be Magic

Our TY Musical finally takes to the stage this week after months of hard work and preparations. Please come and support our wonderful students as they take us back to the music of the 70’s. Tickets can be purchased by contacting reception on 0505 23939. The show runs for three nights from Wednesday 23rd to Friday 25th.  It’s guaranteed to be a great night entertainment and your support is greatly appreciated.



Last week was a very exciting week with our science department working hard to continue the promotion of all things scientific. Lots of activities went on in class and at lunchtime with Science Club. Ms. Kirwan and Ms. Drought got an opportunity to take their ‘show’ on the road and visit Corville NS thank you to Mr. Slattery and all at Coville for the invitation to join you for Science week.





Last week in the Coláiste we were delighted to run Belong To’s Stand Up Awareness Week. This is a time for post-primary schools and others in Ireland to take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. This week is an opportunity to take steps to make spaces safe and supportive for LGBTQ+ young people. Lots of various activities were run throughout the week such as; a workshop for Class Captains and Vice Captains, an ETBI endorsed lesson for Junior and Senior students in SPHE classes, a creative competition highlighting the power of words, information and advice available for staff throughout the week, a student survey examining language and to review our practices within our school community. The week was concluded with a very successful Rainbow Day on Friday to celebrate our uniqueness and unity! Thank you to the very committed and wonderful committee who put a lot of work into running a hugely successful Stand Up Week.

Mr Flynn alongside the winners of our Rainbow Day to end our Stand-Up week here at Coláiste @BelonG_To

Some wise insight from one of our 1st Year students on the impact words can have on us this Stand Up Week @BeLonG_To #StandUp22