Bookflix

As part of the MS Readathon, the boys from each class have been sharing their book recommendations on our new Bookflix display. We’re already looking forward to next weeks suggestions!

Maths Week in 5th Class

Some pictures of how Fifth Class have been marking Maths week. They worked on problem solving and strategising with the Pirate Game and revised Prime and Composite numbers in PE. They’ve all enjoyed playing different maths games at the end of each day.

First Holy Communion 2021

Congratulations to our 3rd Class boys who received their First Holy Communion last Sunday in St. Patrick’s Church. The boys prepared for the Sacrament last year with their 2nd Class teacher , Mr. Ger Buckley, with their 3rd Class teacher, Mr. Steven Lynch completing the preparations for the big day.

Keeping Busy

As we settle into the new school year at CBC Prep it is fantastic to see the boys enjoying both curricular and extra curricular activities each week. Our specialist teachers are back in the classrooms this year with the boys participating in Music with Mr Andrew Moran, French with Ms Elizabeth Kelleher from the secondary school, German with Ms Caitriona Power from the secondary school, Science with Ms Tanya Clifford and Mr Jakub Janiszewski from the secondary school and Computers with Mr David Dowling from the secondary school. As well as giving the boys a fantastic grounding in these subjects, it has an added bonus of familiarising them with some of the staff from the secondary school making the transition from primary to secondary even more seamless. We have also maintained our connection with UCC who are once again sending a Chinese tutor to give lessons to our boys in 3rd and 4th Class.

Our Gaelic Football and Hurling teams are back training with Mr Lynch and Mr Buckley on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.

On Thursday 15 September monthly Mass was celebrated by Fr Tomas Walsh SMA and prepared by Sixth Class.

Confirmation 2020

Congratulations to last year’s 6th Class students who celebrated their Confirmation on Friday. The boys gathered with their families and class teacher, Ms Sharon McAdoo, in St. Patrick’s Church for this special occasion. It was great to see them all as a group again and to hear that they are all enjoying life in 1st Year.

Retirement of Canon Dan Crowley

Canon Dan Crowley, parish priest of St. Patrick’s Church, recently retired. He is pictured here with Ms. Sharon McAdoo, Deputy Principal, who made a presentation to Canon Dan as a mark of appreciation for his many years service to the students and teachers of the Prep School. Canon Dan was a familiar face in the school as he helped to prepare the boys for the Sacraments of First Confession, Communion and Confirmation. The boys from this year’s Communion class attended Canon Dan’s retirement mass last week. We wish him all the best for his retirement.

Junior Infants 2021

Our Junior Infants started out on their 14 year CBC journey last Thursday as they joined Mrs Lowry in the infant classroom for the first time. They completed lots of fun activities and before they knew it the morning was over and they were rushing out to tell their parents all about their first day at school. We look forward to watching the boys as they grow and mature over their time here at CBC.

 

Back to School

The halls of the Preparatory School were buzzing with excitement as students and teachers returned to school last Friday, eager to start a new school year. It was great to see the smiling faces as the boys arrived bright and early and there was plenty of catching up on news from the summer holidays throughout the morning. Studies began in earnest on Monday morning and both teachers and students are looking forward to a busy and productive  year ahead.

PREP SCHOOL AWARDS 2021

Congratulations to all who received awards during today’s virtual ceremony.

6TH CLASS

Jacinta Tyrrell Award             Alex Martin

Student of the Year                Eoin Brennan

Principal’s Merit Award         David O’Leary

 

Rugby Player of the Year       Tom Nixon

Rugby Back of the Year          Gerard O’Connell

Rugby Forward of the Year    Conor Downey

 

Hurler of the Year                   William Hegarty

Gaelic Footballer of the Year Elliot Quin

Soccer Player of the Year       Corrado Mottareale

 

Chess Winner                          Conor Downey

Chess Runner-Up                    Oliver Bailey

 

Draughts Winner                    Adam Carroll

Draughts Runner Up              Eoin Brennan

 

History Project                       Oliver Bailey

History Project                       William Hegarty

History Project                       Bréanainn Ó Dálaigh

History Project                       Fionn Cronin

History Project                       Eoin Brennan

 

5TH CLASS

 

Rugby Player of the Year       Oisín Scannell

Rugby Back of the Year          Johnny Chen

Rugby Forward of the Year    Dalton Caren

 

Hurler of the Year                   Jack Norton

Gaelic Footballer of the Year Seán Fleming Byrne   

Chess Winner                          Nikhil Sundaram

Chess Runner-Up                    Arnav Dhama

 

Draughts Winner                    Oscar De Róiste

Draughts Runner Up              Nikhil Sundaram

 

History Project                       Max Power

History Project                       Dalton Caren

History Project                       Matthew Lordon

History Project                       Luke & Adam Farah

History Project                       Seán McLoughlin

 

 

 

4TH CLASS

 

Rugby Player of the Year       Luke O’Connell

Rugby Most Improved            Donal Hegarty

 

Chess Winner                          Edmund White

Chess Runner-Up                    Matthew Keane

 

Draughts Winner                    Harry Howell

Draughts Runner Up              Rasmus Jakobsen

 

History Project                       Leo Dennehy

History Project                       Killian McCarthy

History Project                       Patrick Kiely Tarda

History Project                       Rory O’Brien

History Project                       Liam Crotty

 

 

3RD CLASS

 

Rugby Player of the Year       Faolán Bambury

Rugby Most Improved            Cillian Cotter

 

Chess Winner                          Ethan Bambury

Chess Runner-Up                    Matthew Barry

 

Draughts Winner                    Julien Freeman

Draughts Runner Up              Luke Walsh

 

History Project                       Luke Walsh

History Project                       Fergal McKenna

History Project                       Ethan Bambury

History Project                       Daniel Curtin

History Project                       Harry Law Boland

 

Spelling Bee                            Ethan Bambury

 

 

 

SPORTS DAY

1ST   WHITE

2ND RED

3RD BLACK

 

 

6th Class Graduation

Congratulations to our 6th Class students who celebrated their Graduation from the Preparatory School this week. The ceremony was once again held virtually, with parents tuning in from home while the boys gathered together in their classroom with their teacher, Ms. McAdoo. The rest of the classes also tuned in from their classes as Fr. Tom led mass, after which followed the now traditional slideshow of pictures to remember their time in CBC. The boys were also presented with gear and certificates.

History Project 2021

To mark the centenary commemoration which took place nationwide during 2021 of the Irish War of Independence our history classes in Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Class concentrated on this revolutionary period in Irish history and on the foundation of the Irish Free State in 1921. In addition, the boys in the four classes were tasked with producing a personal project on ‘Cork City and County during War of Independence Years 1919-1921’. The pupils were asked to research details of events which took place in the Cork area during this critical time in Irish history. In particular, the boys were asked to do some primary research within their own family and to seek out any connections within their own family with the period. The boys in the four classes produced some outstanding projects where many family connections were indeed established.  For example, Oliver Bailey in Sixth Class, actually recorded an interview with his family relative Ms Fidelma Collins, a grand-niece of Michael Collins.  The boys did a fantastic job, presenting their  projects in class.

School Sports Day

This year’s Sports Day was a little different to others in years past, taking place in Lansdowne over two days to allow for social distancing. The junior classes completed their sports day last Wednesday followed by the senior classes on Thursday. All classes were then treated to an once cream from the ice cream van that visited on Thursday afternoon. It’s safe to say that all of the boys went home tired and happy after all of the exertions of the day!

German in 6th Class

The boys in 6th class are very fortunate to have a German class with Miss Power from the secondary school every week. They really enjoy the classes and this week, they created a poster all about themselves to hang up in the classroom. We are very impressed with what they produced! Well done boys.

Blessed Edmund Rice Feast Day

On Wednesday, 5th May, the Preparatory School joined other ERST schools around the world to celebrate the Feast Day of Blessed Edmund Rice. Class teachers gave presentations to their students about the life and work of Blessed Edmund Rice. Students at the junior end of the school did some beautiful drawing and colouring of Edmund, the teacher, whilst boys in our senior classes wrote short pieces about how they are inspired by his life and work.

Happy Easter 2021

Wishing all of our families a very Happy Easter. It has been wonderful to see all of the boys settling back into school life over the last number of weeks. We would like to thank parents and guardians for their continued cooperation with drop off and collection procedures which are aimed at maintaining social distancing at all times. We finished off the term with a virtual mass on Thursday morning followed by a fantastic virtual family bingo event on Thursday evening, run by Mr. Steven Lynch, which raised funds for Diabetes Ireland. We look forward to welcoming all students back to the Prep School after the Easter break.

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