Easter Raffle!

Our Easter raffle is an annual event. There is always great excitement as the winning numbers are picked from every class level!

Congratulations to Adam in 3rd class who was the lucky winner of this year’s giant egg!

Matthew in San Francisco



CBC pupil Matthew Mallen (pictured above, left, with Lord Mayor Clancy) missed out on the highlight of the year for Sixth Class Prep School boys: the Rugby Tour to Bath.  However, he was not too disappointed. He jetted off to the USA last Wednesday instead, aboard the inaugural Aer Lingus flight to San Francisco.  He was invited, along with four other Cork students, by no less a person than the Mayor of San Francisco.

This invitation came about when Mayor Edwin Lee travelled to Cork in March 2013 to act as Grand Marshall in the St Patrick’s Day parade. During this visit, Mayor Lee visited CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory and was highly impressed with their CoderDojo group of ‘bright sparks’. He was eager to make the connection with CoderDojo in Cork, given the vital role the tech industry plays in both our economies.

A fantastic programme of events has been put together by Mayor Lee’s office with assistance from the twinning committees in both Cork and San Francisco. The 3 day program is packed and includes exchanges with students from the San Francisco Unified School District, and CoderDojo sessions at the California Academy of Sciences.

The latest news from the group is that Matthew made a TV appearance in San Francisco, demonstrating his computer coding skills to a group of US students.  He made a great impression, full of enthusiasm and confidence.  A great ambassador for Cork and CBC.

Check out Matthew’s TV appearance by clicking the following link: