The Christmas Draw will take place on Thursday 22nd of December.
Our Annual Flag day Collection was a great success and raised 2068.33euro . Mile buíochas to all who helped out in any way.
Huge congratulations to the Boys U11 footballers and the school hurling team, both of whom experienced success in their most recent competitions. The Under 11 boys, under the stewardship of Mr Kelly, edged out St Malachy’s Boys in a tense final game. Following wins over St Paul’s, De La Salle and St Mary’s they qualified for the final where Junior Shotayo scored the winning point following excellent work by Tiernan Watters. The winning panel was: Evan Kirby, Kelly Okobi, Keelan Bishop Duffy, Luke Conlon, Conor Murphy, Tiernan Watters, Junior Shotayo, James Carroll, Ryan Smyth, Cormac Brannigan, Enoch Adebambo, David Lamina.
The hurlers, marshalled by Ms Mc Nulty, qualified for the final by beating the Gaelscoil and Bay Estate. This set up a clash against Knockbridge NS where an excellent team performance saw a victory for the CBS. The victorious squad was: Dillon Conophy, Odhran Hearty Coburn, Joshua Ekperuoh, Noel Moran, Cian Walsh, Conor Murphy, Junior Shotayo, Seán Murden, Cormac Brannigan, Aoife Conneally, Adam Flynn Aaron Heaney, Liam O’Connor and Aaron Mackin.
Last week, saw our fifth classes head to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dundalk to showcase their products created during their JEP projects. A unique and innovative programme, JEP was developed to provide young people with the skills and abilities they will need for the future. Ms Sheridan’s class made a Dundalk History booklet for the competition while Mr. O’Connor’s class created comics and trading cards. It was a great experience to see the business ideas of other schools and a super enjoyable way to finish the JEP for this year.
Ms Sheridan and Mr O’Connor’s Rang a Cúig are getting into the spirit of Operation Transformation! They still had the energy to complete this chant after a great walk around the local area. Well done!
Monday Jan 19th saw the CBS Primary School in Dundalk welcome a very special visitor as Patrick Joy of Dunleer based company SureTank visited the school to pass on his experiences of entrepreneurship. Patrick’s story is a very successful one as he has developed SureTank from 15 employees based in Dundalk in 1995 to 800 workers in 7 factories worldwide in 2015. SureTank are the co-ordinators of the Junior Entrepreneur Project in Dundalk and both 5th classes have budding businesses in the pipeline and hope to put the information they received from the 2013 EY Entrepreneur of the Year to good use. Ms Sheridan’s class are hoping to make a successful business by selling Dundalk Guidebooks- full of useful information for tourists and native Dundalk dwellers alike. These are to be accompanied by personalised bookmarks. While Mr. O’Connor’s class are developing a series of comic books to sell to children who can turn them into their own creations by colouring and adding to the comics. Both classes hope to have a Showcase within the school in the coming weeks to display, and hopefully sell, their wares!
Wednesday 24th September saw the 5th and 6th classes visit Dundalk Stadium for a morning of activities which were organised by both the Stadium and Horse Racing Ireland. We had a very interesting talk from a current Irish jockey, a discussion on training horses from a local trainer, a race on the hallowed turf, a fantastic quiz and- of course- the simulator! All pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learned a great deal.