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.
Sister Nuala addressing Fourth and Fifth Class on Tuesday
Odhran Williamson with certificate and medal
Congratulations to Second Class pupil Odhran Williamson who won first prize in the boys’ under-9 singing competition.
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
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 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)
Prep School boys at the launch of the Senior Cup campaign
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.
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
- 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)
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.
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.
On 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Rehearing for the Christmas Concert in the Main Hall
Rehearsing for Christmas Concert in the Main Hall
Getting ready to go on stage for the rehearsal
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.
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.