The classrooms of the Prep School were overrun with Harry Potters, Willy Wonkas, Wimpy Kids and much more for World Book Day 2023. Classes enjoyed various book themed activities throughout the day including a World Book Day 2023 Guess the teacher activity based on teachers hiding behind their favourite books. Boys drafted acrostic poems based on READING and 4th Class boys took inspiration from the official World Book Day song and worked in groups to compose and perform their own literary themed songs to mark the occasion.
World Book Day 2023 Guess the teacher
A presentation was made to the CUH Paediatric Diabetes Unit today following fundraising activities in CBC Preparatory School and Scoil Muire Junior School.
The CBC Preparatory School Parents’ Council ran a hugely successful International Day in January which was greatly enjoyed by all. The packed itinerary included musical recitals, Irish dancing demonstration, Indian dancing demonstration, a Kung Fu demonstration and a Moroccan tea making demonstration. This was in addition to the numerous “country tables” on display and delicious food samples on offer. It was a wonderful showcase of all of the different nationalities that make up our school community and was a truly inclusive and informative occasion. Thanks to all of the organising committee and all who volunteered on the day for making it a memorable occasion on this year’s calendar!
Our Art Club continues to be a popular choice amongst our students with some wonderful creativity each week.
5th & 6th Classes had a memorable day at the Aviva Stadium to see Ireland defeat France in 6 Nations Championship.
Our students thoroughly enjoyed the Hot Chocolate Party that the Parents’ Council ran in December. it was a lovely treat as we headed into the Christmas holidays!
Well done to 5th Class student Rory Buckley whose book review on “Chop,Cook,Yum” by Deirdre Doyle appeared on Seomra Ranga. Rory completed the book review with his sister Siofra and they did a fantastic job!
Thank you to members of our Parents Council for adding sone festive cheer to the halls of CBC Preparatory School.
Click on the link below to see the fabulous work they did!
3rd and 4th Classes were delighted to visit Stryker last week where they were given a tour.
A very successful fundraiser for World Diabetes Day was held in the Preparatory School on 14th November. A coffee morning for parents was held in the lunch room in the morning. Classes then gathered for the grand raffle draw and to watch brief video about Type 1 Diabetes. Following this, 3rd-6th Classes remained in the lunch room to do a maths challenge related to calculating carbs, etc. It was a very successful day. A very big thank you to Mrs. Niamh Power and all on the Parents’ Council for arranging a successful event for a very worthy cause.
4th Class really enjoyed Science Week. The boys did some research on famous scientists which they presented to their classmates. They also really enjoyed Friday afternoon’s butter making experiment, particularly tasting the end product!
4th Class visited Pairc Ui Chaoimh twice in the last two weeks to take part in a hurling and a football blitz. The boys were a credit to the school on both occasions and did their teachers proud with their performance both on and off the pitch. They were in full voice on the journeys down and back (there were plenty of squeals as the double decker bus inched under some low hanging tree beaches on the marina!).
Well done boys!
We love seeing one of our CBC families arriving by bicycle in the mornings. Well done to Michael in 1st Class and his brother Shane in Junior Infants (and Dad!) for getting their exercise done early in the morning!
Front Row (L – R): Mrs. Dearbhla Bradley (SET), Ms. Fiona Buckley (Senior Infants), Mrs. Denise Lowry (Junior Infants), Ms. Sharon McAdoo (Principal), Mrs. Elizabeth O’ Donovan (4th Class), Ms. Tara Murphy (2nd Class)
Back Row (L – R): Mr. Ger Buckley (5th Class), Mrs. Caroline FitzPatrick (4th Class), Mr. Steven Lynch (3rd Class & Deputy Principal), Ms. Jane Scannell (1st Class), Mr. Cathal McNamara (6th Class)
Our Junior Infant class sat for their first class photograph earlier this year. All are looking very dapper in their blazers and are well settled into life at CBC.
Our 3D Printing Club is proving to be very popular. Boys were busy designing Photo Frames recently and were thrilled with the results.
One of our second class students, Ethan, is a budding photographer. Take a look at some of the great shots he took recently at a senior teams’ rugby match. He was even featured on the CBC Twitter account. Well done Ethan!
CBC Preparatory School were delighted to attend the annual Lord Mayor Visit in the secondary school gym on Friday 7th October. It is one of the very few occasions that the entire school, from Junior Infants to Sixth Year, gathers together in the hall and is always a very special occasion. Lord Mayor, Councilor Deirdre Forde spoke passionately about the city of Cork and encouraged the boys to contact her office if they had any ideas that they think would be useful to make the city an attractive place for them to visit with their families.
Representatives from each class met the Lord Mayor as she arrived at CBC.