Our Student Council visited Louth County Council Chambers on June 14th with Ms Corcoran and Ms Doyle. We also visited the Dundalk Municipal District Committee Rooms in the Town Hall.
It was a morning of contrasting fortunes for the CBS last Saturday in Darver. Our hurlers retained their Division One Hurling title while the U13 boys footballers were narrowly defeated in the Brian Mc Craith Final.
The day began with the Poc Fada where Cian Walsh and Conor Murphy competed, before making their way to join their team mates on the hurling team. Their opponents were St Mary’s Drogheda who were making their debut in a hurling final. CBS got off to a good start with a few early scores to settle any nerves and dominated their opponents to record a solid victory. There were excellent performances throughout the team- Kyle Schiavone, Aaron Heaney, Nathan Woods and Jun Chan played very well and were complemented excellently by solid displays from Kelly Okobi, Cormac Brannigan, Junior Shotayo. Conor Murphy provided a dominant platform around the middle and was responsible for some excellent scores throughout.
There was a short break, and a torrential downpour, before many of the team lined up once again- this time in a football final against Mell NS. The south Louth side had suffered defeat in the final last year and came out on top in a titanic struggle this year. In fact, had a late CBS shot which hit the crossbar, deflected into the net the game would have went to extra time. Throughout the team there were some fantastic displays- Evan Kirby made an outstanding save and had some sharp kick outs, Cian Walsh defended tigerishly throughout, Luke Conlon and Ryan Smyth battled bravely all game as did Cian Kieran when he came on. Daniel Duffy and Adam Flynn worked hard before picking up knocks and their replacements Kevin Teather and Caylem Burns almost combined for a winning score, Liam O’Connor and James Carroll were responsible for some beautiful scores throughout the match while Tiernan Watters gave a masterclass throughout and was unlucky to finish on the losing team.
The rest of the panel was mainly composed of our Under 11 squad who are playing next Friday and will have gained great experience from this outing.
Huge congratulations to the hurlers, their coaches- Mr M. O’Connor, Mr Jones and Mr Casey and John Murphy. Commiserations to the footballers and their coaches- Mr T. O’Connor, Mr Jones and Mr Casey.
Thanks to the parents who braved the elements to come out and support the pupils and to the teachers who gave up their Saturday morning to come out and support/help out/ coach the teams.
Adam Flynn, Tiernan Watters, Kyle Schiavone, Cian Walsh, Aaron Heaney, Cormac Brannigan, Kelly Okobi, Luke Kelly, Luke Conlon, Liam O’Connor, Conor Murphy, Junior Shotayo, Jun Chan, Nathan Woods
Adam Flynn, Tiernan Watters, Kevin Teather, Cian Walsh, James Carroll, Jake Boland, Tyler Boland, Caylum Burns, Tom Mahon, Daniel Duffy, David Lamina, Cormac Brannigan, Kelly Okobi, Luke Kelly, Luke Conlon, Liam O’Connor, Conor Murphy, Junior Shotayo, Cian Kieran, Ryan Smyth, Enoch Adebambo, Gustas Pupelis
A huge congratulations to all the pupils involved in the Green Schools Committee over the past two years as all their hard work- as well as that of all the staff, pupils and parents of the school- has been rewarded with the presentation of our seventh Green Flag on the 24th May in the Helix. This Green Flag, which was for Global Citizenship- Litter and Waste, means that we are one of the top environmental schools in Ireland!!! Thanks to David and Darragh, our sixth class committee members, who traveled to Dublin to pick up the award and well done everyone!
For more information on the Green Flag Programme please check out our Green School website, www.cbsgreen.weebly.com
Last week was Active Schools Week at the CBS. We decided to have a week where the focus would be on improving our levels of physical activity during the week. Teachers were encouraged to give “Active type” homework to the students and we had a whole school walk every day. It is very important to exercise daily and every day we learned a new fact about the importance of good health.
During the week we also participated in Drop Everything And Dance where music was played on the intercom and all classes stopped what they were doing and danced! This is our school’s first year as a Health Promoting School and this is just one of a number of events which the school has participated in. Ms Haughey is our school co-ordinator and she has been really busy all year organising activities to promote healthy lifestyle in our school!
Below are a selection of photographs from Monday’s walk!
Nichole Edeko competed in the Louth Finals of the Eason Spelling Bee in Drogheda on Monday May 16th after winning our school final. Nichole is in Fifth Class and travelled to St Mary’s Parish Primary School to represent our school. The standard was really high and Nichole achieved a superb result, ending up in the final seven. She was able to spell, “clover”, “engineer”, “fortieth” and “eccentric” correctly before “laborious” saw her exit the competition in the fifth round. This was an excellent achievement, especially when considering the fact that Nichole is in Fifth Class. Well done Nichole!
Rang A Cúig visited the Aviva Stadium for “Show Racism The Red Card” on Wednesday May 11th. This was as part of an anti racism campaign run by the FAI and schools submitted musical entries, paintings and videos. We recorded our own version of “7 Years Old”. We had a great day and really enjoyed listening to and watching other schools perform their entries. However, we didn’t leave empty handed as both Mia and Kevin won prizes- Mia won Premium Level tickets to see Ireland v Netherlands while Kevin won a football. Congratulations to everyone!
For more information check out http://www.theredcard.ie/news/?p=2350
As you may be aware we have been working on developing ‘Healthy Eating Policy Guidelines’ for our school. A group of staff, pupils and HSE staff have come together to work on these guidelines. This work has been part of the Schools for Health in Ireland – Health Promoting School Initiative supported by the Health Promotion Department, HSE DNE.
The aim is to help all those involved in our school community – parents, children and staff, in developing positive and responsible attitudes to eating, and to appreciate the contribution that good foods makes to health.
Please find enclosed a draft copy of the guidelines for our school. We would appreciate if you could read these and forward any comments or changes you wish to make by Friday April 22nd.
Many thanks for your ongoing interest and support.
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We love World Book Day in the CBS and this year was no different! Some classes went to local book shops to buy books using Book Tokens, some classes dressed up in their favourite characters and some classes held competitions. Here are a selection of prize winners from Second Class! Check out our Twitter account (on the left hand side of the page) for more information!
CBS Extension- Watch the progress of our new build!
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