The Secondary School Class of 2010 finished school on Thursday 27 May. Some dropped into the Prep School for a last look round. Many of the Sixth Year boys started here fourteen years ago.
On Tuesday 25 May, Third to Sixth Class went to Oyster Haven for the day to enjoy all the facilities at the adventure centre there. Meanwhile, Junior Infants to Second stayed in school but had a morning of fun and games with the Play Ball team who came to the school for the morning.
CBC Chess Team of four, Conor and Billy from Sixth Class, Saltanat from Fifth and Paddy from Fourth were delighted with their performance today in the chess competition held in Greenmount National School. The team qualified for the second round which is likely to be held on tomorrow week.
The annual CBC Book Fair, in co-operation with the Scholastic Book Company, began today at lunch time and will continue tomorrow after school. All pupils and parents are invited to browse through the large collection and order books if they so desire. The Hall is the venue for the Book Fair.
An interactive, computer-based French language course will be introduced to the Preparatory School in the next school year. Classes from First to Sixth will have access to the course on a weekly basis. It is hoped that the boys will have a good grasp of French before moving on to the Secondary School where French is the principal European language taught.
The boys of Second Class made their First Holy Communion this morning in St Patrick’s Church. Afterwards, they and their parents came back to the Prep School for tea, sandwiches and cakes, served up by members of the Parents Council. After crisps and drinks, the boys went to the yard for a game of soccer. First Communion Day football has developed into a tradition over the last few years.
This morning at 10.00am, the boys of the Prep School assembled in the Hall to await the arrival of the Romanian Ambassador to Ireland, Mr Iulian Buga. As he walked into the Hall, Mr Buga was given a great round of applause by boys from Junior infants to Sixth Class.
Mr Buga spoke to the boys about Europe Day, 9 May, and the importance of the declaration made on that day in 1950 by M. Robert Schuman, which is regarded as the first significant move towards a united Europe.
The Ambassador spoke about sports in Romania and how football is the most popular sport in his country. He said that rugby is also played in Romania, but that Ireland has had more success at that sport than Romania.
Then Roy O’Mahony and Conor Leahy, captain and vice-captain of the Sixth Class rugby tour to Bath, presented Mr Buga with a CBC rugby ball. The ball was made in the black, yellow and red colours of CBC which closely resemble the blue, yellow and red of the Romanian flag.
The Ambassador then spoke informally to pupils and teacers and posed for pictures before moving on the the Secondary School.