Looking Back on the Week

Third Class Science: Making Slime!

Third Class Science: Making Slime!

On Monday, Fourth Class took part in an indoor hurling competition.  After a great sporting day, the team reached the final, but were defeated by a strong Beaumont side.  Well done to all!

On Tuesday, Sister Nuala, a missionary Nun, called to the school and gave a talk about the Third World and how conditions there impact on children.  Fourth and Fifth Classes came together to listen to her presentation.

On Wednesday, it was the turn of Rang a Trí to take part in a hurling event.  They reached the finals of the Third Class indoor hurling competition.  It was a great achievement by all as it ws the first time that the class experienced this game.

Some Pictures from the Week

 

A Village in Bangladesh: this picture was drawn and painted by Saltanat, a new Fifth Class pupil.  Clearly, he is a very talented artist.

A Village in Bangladesh: this picture was drawn and painted by Saltanat, a new Fifth Class pupil. Clearly, he is a very talented artist.

Sister Nuala addressing Fourth and Fifth Class on Tuesday

Sister Nuala addressing Fourth and Fifth Class on Tuesday

Weekend Rugby Results

  • CBC v Bandon, Saturday 6 February

  • 3rd Class: CBC 25; Bandon: 20
  • Try scorers: Adam Moynihan, Richard McGinley, Reece Mintern, Peter Lucey, Jacob Coughlan Farrell
  • 4th Class: CBC 60; Bandon 0
  • Try Scorers: Robert Downey (2), Daithi Heffernan, Francesco Murray, Ronan Barry (2), Séan Lynch (2), Cormac McCarthy (4)
  • 5th Class: CBC 30; Bandon: 15
  • Try scorers: Evan Linnane (2), Sam Casey (2), David Love
  • 6th Class: CBC 15; Bandon 10
  • Try Scorers: Nathan Naqui (2), Ciarán McHugh
  • Fundraising Dinner

    Some nice pictures of the January fund-raising dinner recently came to hand.  Captions to follow; also more details of the amount raised and the projects it will help to finance.

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    Weekend Rugby Results

    • CBC v Dunmanway, Saturday 30 January

    • 3rd Class: CBC 60; Dunmanway: 5
    • Try scorers: Eoghan Fisher (2), Richard McGinley, Reece Mintern (3), Peter Lucey, Jacob Coughlan Farrell
    • 4th Class: CBC 10; Dunmanway 5
    • Try Scorers: Séan Lynch, Tom McManus
    • 5th Class: CBC 10; Dunmanway: 5
    • Try scorer: Tommy Hyde (2)
    • 6th Class: CBC 55; Dunmanway 10
    • Try Scorers: Stephen O’Driscoll (2), Tom McKenzie (3), Ciaran McHugh , Robbie O’Flynn (2), Alex McHenry, Tristan Gifford

    Science

    Fifth and Sixth Class boys go up to the Chemistry, Physics or Biology Lab for an hour of Science every week.  But even the Junior Infants enjoy simple scientific experiments in class, as pictured belowPrep Jan 10 018Prep Jan 10 017Prep Jan 10 021Prep Jan 10 022

    Non-Uniform Day for Haiti

    Wednesday’s non-uniform day in aid of the earthquake victims in Haiti raised the sum of six hundred euro.  Thanks to all parents and pupils who contributed so generously to the fund-raising effort.

    A victim of the earthquake in Haiti

    A victim of the earthquake in Haiti

    Senior Cup Campaign Launch

    A special ceremony to launch this year’s Senior Cup campaign was held in the Hall on Monday.  All pupils from Prep School and Secondary School attended.  Past pupils Donncha O’Callaghan and Tomás O’Leary were on hand to present the jerseys to the 2010 squad.  Best of luck to them!

    The Senior Cup Campaign was launched on Monday by Donncha O’Callaghan, Daithi Heffernan and Tomás O’Leary (front row) and Captain Kieran Stokes and Vice-Captain Cathal Gallagher (back row)

    The Senior Cup Campaign was launched on Monday by Donncha O’Callaghan, Daithi Heffernan and Tomás O’Leary (front row) and Captain Kieran Stokes and Vice-Captain Cathal Gallagher (back row)

    Prep School boys at the launch of the Senior Cup campaign

    Prep School boys at the launch of the Senior Cup campaign

    Sports News

     Weekend Results: CBC v Kinsale, Saturday 23 January

    3rd Class: CBC 45; Kinsale 15; try scorers for CBC: Jacob Coughlan Farrell, Rohan Keily, Adam O’Brien, Eoghan Fisher; Coach: Mr Steven Lynch

    4th Class: CBC 15; Kinsale 15; try scorers for CBC: Ronan Barry, Séan Lynch; Coach: Mr Martin Owens.

    5th Class: CBC 35; Kinsale 25; try scorers: Sam Casey, Paul Harrington, Tommy Hyde, Marc Burke, David Love; Coach: Mr Dennis Linehan.

    6th Class CBC: 15; Kinsale 15; try scorers: Robbie O’Flynn, Rory O’Mahony; Coach Mr Ian Rea.

    Chess Nuts

    Chess 001Chess 002Chess 003Chess 004Early morning chess has become very popular in CBC.  Most mornings, six to ten games are in progress from about 8.15am.  As can be seen from the photos, chess is a spectator sport.

    Weatherman

    The weather has been very much in the news lately and Sixth Class pupil James Keaveney has taken a special interest in how information on climate is gathered.  He built a weather station consisting of a thermometer to measure maximum and minimum daily temperature, a precipitation gauge to measure rainfall and a barometer to measure atomopheric pressure.   James constructed the barometer himself, using ordinary household items.  James then demonstrated his weather station, very ably, to his class.

    James with his weather station

    James with his weather station

    Rugby Fixtures for 2010

    • Arrangements are being made to reschedule the games that were postponed due to bad weather; these games include away games against Bandon and Crosshaven and a home game against Skibbereen.
    • 23 January: All age groups; Away; v Kinsale
    • 30 January: All age groups; Away; v Dunmanway
    • 6 February: Fixture to be confirmed
    • 13 February: Fixture to be confirmed
    • 20 February: u-9 and u-11; Blitz in Clonakilty
    • 27 February: u-10 and u-12; Blitz;  Home
    • 13 March: All age groups; Away; v Ballincollig
    • 20 March: All age groups; Away; v Skibbereen
    • 27 March: All age groups; Home blitz; v Youghal & Cork Con
    • 16-18 April: 6th Class Tour to Bath
    • 24 April: End of Season Fixture

    Dennis Linehan (Prep School Head)

    Parents Council Dinner

    The Parents Council dinner is on Friday next, 15 January.  If you did not get your ticket yet, tickets are still available from members of the Parents Council.  Your support would be appreciated for this, the fist event organised by the new Prep School Parents Council.

    School on Wednesday

    At lunchtime today, the Minister for Education withdrew his instruction to all schools to close until Thursday next.  Therefore, since the weather is forecasted to improve, it has been decided that CBC Preparatory School and Secondary School will open on Wednesday 13 January.

    Pantomime

    Panto 001Panto 002On Friday last, all the pupils, apart from Junior Infants, took the ten minute walk from the Prep School to the Everyman Theatre to see a performance of Aladdin.

    Christmas Holiday Period

    Vaccination

    Swine Flu vaccinations will take place on Monday 21 December, from 8.30am to 9.30am approximately.  Only pupils who have brought in (or bring in) a signed parental permission form will be vaccinated.  Parents may wait while vaccination takes place.

    Tuesday’s Nativity Play/Concert

    Tuesday’s nativity play/concert takes place in the Secondary School Hall  at the earlier time of 10.45am to facilitate parents who wish to attend the Scoil  Mhuire ceremony in St Mary’s.  It will  finish at approximately 11.15am.  Parents are invited to come along to the Canteen in the Secondary College before the concert, from about 10.00am for light refreshments.  Pupils may be taken home by parents when they leave the concert, but pupils may, if they wish, remain until 1.00pm finishing time. 

    Parent Teacher Meeting

    A Parent-Teacher Meeting will take place on Thursday 7 January, the day before the Prep School re-opens after the Christmas Holidays.  If you wish to book a timeslot for your meeting, go to your son’s classroom on Monday or Tuesday of this week and write your name on the list pinned to the outside of the classroom door.

    Concert: Final Rehearsals

    Excitement is mounting as the time of the Christmas concert draws closer.  A final dress rehearsal was held this morning and everything is now ready for the performance at 7.30pm this evening.  Parents are asked to drop their sons to the Secondary School building by 7.10pm to give some time to get organised.Final Rehearsals 004Final Rehearsals 002

    Parents Council Fund-Raising Dinner

    The Parents Council Fund-Raising Dinner is scheduled for Friday 15 January 2010 at the Montenotte Hotel.  It is hoped to have eight tables, one for each class in the Preparatory School.  Class representatives will be selling tickets from tomorrow onwards (fifty euro per ticket) and hope to sell a minimum of ten pairs per class group.  Tickets will be on sale in the school tomorrow, Friday from 12.30pm to 3.00pm.  Tickets will also be available at the Christmas Concert on Thursday next.

    Money raised by the event will fund the painting of colourful patterns for games onto the school yard.  The work will be carried out by a company specialising in this kind of work.  The patterns will be chemically fixed to the yard surface and will be very durable.

    Hardy Boys

    The frost did not stop the hardy boys from the Prep School getting on with their sporting activities on the Astroturf.Astroturf in Frost 002Astroturf in Frost 004Astroturf in Frost 007Astroturf in Frost 001

    Christmas Concert Date Changed

    The date of the Christmas Concert has been changed from Thursday 3 December to Thursday 10 December.  Please note that the Preparatory School will be open as usual on Thursday 3 December.

    Rehearsing for the Christmas Concert in the Lunch Room

    Rehearsing for the Christmas Concert in the Lunch Room

    Rehearing for the Christmas Concert in the Main Hall

    Rehearing for the Christmas Concert in the Main Hall

    Rehearsing for Christmas Concert in the Main Hall

    Rehearsing for Christmas Concert in the Main Hall

    Getting ready to go on stage for the rehearsal

    Getting ready to go on stage for the rehearsal

    Water Supply Situation

    CBC Preparatory School, as already stated, will be closed on tomorrow, Tuesday for health and safety reasons (the Secondary School will also be closed). 

    On Wednesday 25th, both the Preparatory School and the Secondary School will be open as usual.  Though CBC’s piped water has been cut off, a tanker will deliver a supply which should be adequate for the needs of both schools.  We hope to be able to remain open on Thursday and Friday also.

    Business as Usual Tomorrow in CBC

    CBC Preparatory and Secondary School will open as usual tomorrow, Monday 23 November.  Though the water supply to the school has been cut off since yesterday, there is a sufficient supply in the roof tanks to last one day.  Pupils in the Secondary School will finish at 12 noon as planned to facilitate a Second Year Parent Teacher Meeting, which will also go ahead as scheduled.  The Preparatory School will finish at the normal time.

    Pupils should bring drinking water to school with them as the water fountains connected to the mains will not be functioning. 

    It is too early to say whether the College will be open on Wednesday as no information is available on how long the supply of water will remain cut off and we have not managed to arrange an alternative supply as yet.

    Astroturf

    Though the city centre was flooded this morning due to the torrential rain of the past few days, the sun was shining brightly.  The boys of Third and Fourth Class were looking forward to tag rugby, but the piches in Lansdowne were water logged and unplayable.  However, the Astroturf all-weather pitch lived up to its name and the games went on.Astroturf 001Astroturf 009Astroturf 015Astroturf 018Astroturf 019Astroturf 022 

    PHOTOS: Mr Lynch, ably assisted by several Transition Year pupils, gets the tag rugby matches going on the Astroturf.