Thursday, May 22,  was the last day in school for the Leavng Cert. Class of 2014. On Friday, some of those who had started their CBC journey in the  Prep School came back to visit students and staff whom they encountered during their time in the Prep School and to have a look at where it all started for them.

They called to visit Mrs Lowry, who was their teacher way back in September 2000 and the present day Junior Infants class, who were delighted with the extra attention they were getting.
The boys gladly posed for photos as they brought the curtain down on 14 memorable years at CBC.
All our Staff wish them every success in their future paths.


Third Class had a great outing on Monday last, with a walking tour of Spike Island.

The Class walked to Kent Station, Cork and boarded the train to Cobh and then a ferry to the island.
Spike Island has been a monastery, fortress and prison and the boys had a guided tour around all the facilities.
The highlight for the boys was the 6 inch Gun which looks out over Cork Harbour and a chance to visit the Cells where prisoners were kept..


Junior Infants and Third Class are involved in a ‘Sow & Grow’ Project and have had some spectacular results to date.

We planted our Cress, Beetroot and Runner Beans outside in our School Garden

Our caretaker, Brian Austin, was willing to help as he is very interested in flowers and plants. He showed the boys how to build a wigwam to help the Runner Beans to grow and he explained why it was important to keep their leaves off the ground. Slugs would have a feast!! He showed some signs of where slugs were eating into plants.

The boys had great fun putting the wigwam together, using bamboo sticks and string and then planted all their plants in the garden, tying the Runner Beans to the bamboo sticks, and then planting the Cress and Beetroot.

We were very proud of our day’s work.

Visit of Russian Choir to CBC

Special thanks to Liam Maher who organised a Russian girls’ choir to visit our school and perform for the Preparatory School during the Choral Festival in Cork.

Prep School Sports Day

Sports Day at CBC is always a popular day and thankfully, the sun was shinning for our Annual Outing on Thursday, May 15.

The whole school availed of the excellent facilities at the Mardyke, UCC and proved to be a popular venue for all.
Over the course of the day students experienced events such as 100m Sprint, Egg & Spoon Race, Wheelbarrow Race, Sack Race, Puc Fada, Long Jump, High Jump, Bean Bag Race and Penalty Shoot-Out.
Sixth Class had their own special event in the Novelty Race and again, the style was outstanding from all participants!
There was even time later in the day for a Tip Rugby and Soccer Blitz. An exhausting day all round!!
Many thanks to the Staff and our TY Students who helped to make the day such a success.

Army Band Visit

The Army Band visited CBC Preparatory School on Friday, May 9.
They performed many well known songs and kept the boys entertained for an hour and a half. Covering TV shows, Movies, Local Songs and Popular Music, the band put together a very entertaining and varied programme. They also explained about each instrument and the various sounds each make, which linked well with the CBC Music curriculum. Some boys in the school, play an instrument and were delighted to meet with Band members afterwards.
It got too much for some students as they felt the need to get up and dance!


A Rugby Camp was held in the School over the Easter Holidays.

Over 100 boys attended the Camp, ranging from boys in 1st Class to 6th Class, and some of their friends.








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The Annual Bath Tour creates great excitement in Sixth Class. From designing the tour jersey, to sizing for gear and of course all the regular Friday morning training sessions, culminate in the boys trip to Bath.
This year a special visitor came to school and the RBS Six Nations Trophy received a great welcome.
The School would like to thank Autoglass and Marlboro Retail Trust for their generous sponsorship of the Tour Gear.

Sow and Grow

Junior Infants and Third Class were busy this week learning about planting vegetables.

Two FOURTH YEAR Students were also on hand to help.
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