A very successful & colourful Ball Run was held on Sidney Hill today with all proceeds in aid of Cork Pink. All boys & teachers dressed up in pink and lined the avenue to witness the spectacle. Many thanks to all families in the school who were so generous in supporting the event. Nearly €1700 was raised.
Results of the Prizes are as follows:
€100 Voucher: Juliet McKenna, €50 Voucher: Luke O’Connell, €25 Vouchers: Eddie Nathan, Andrew Quinlan, Henry Sheehan, Rasmus Jakobsen.
We had plenty of Spot Prizes too and these were the winners:
Ronan Sisk, Max Clarke, Adam Murphy Fitzgibbon, Kai McCarthy, Luke Nyhan, Henry Quinn, Jack Crowley, Finn Murphy, Oscar O’Riordan, Ray McGauley, Daniel Curtin, Andrew Post, James Martin, Seán Fleming, Tom Nixon.
Well done to our Sciath na Scol Gaelic Football team who have reached another final this year. They will play in the F4 Group Final against Gael Scoil Uí Choráin after the midterm break.
Congrats to CBC pupil who won the East Cork Schools Cross Country in Ballymacoda.
CBC 3-07 v 0-5 Castlelyons NS
CBC 1-05 v 1-05 Watergrasshill NS
CBC get off to a winning start in Sciath na Scol Football with a win over Midleton Educate Together.
Training has begun in earnest for this year’s Sciath na Scol Football Competition. Pictured are boys from 5th and 6th Class who are hopeful for a successful campaign.
Back Row L – R: Mrs Edell Sheridan (5th Class), Mr Sergio Las Heras (Junior Infants), Mrs Amanda Banim, Secretary (2nd Class), Ms He Sun (Senior Infants)
Front Row L-R: Blaithín McDonnell (4th Class), Mrs Hilary O’Shea, Chairperson (3rd Class), Mrs Johanna Radley (Parents Representative, Board of Management), Mrs Joelle Coade (1st Class), Mrs Jane Beare (6th Class).
On Monday 9 September 2019 the Parents Council held its Annual General Meeting in the Prep School assembly hall. The outgoing Council Chairperson, Mrs Hilary O’Shea, gave a detailed account of the Parent’s Council activities, during 2018/19 and outlined the Council’s programme for 2019/20. The parent representative on the Board of Management of the College, Mrs Johanna Radley, then conducted the election process which saw one parent elected to represent each of the eight class groups for 2019/20 (see above photo). The Principal, Dr Larry Jordan, thanked the Parents Council for its support on so many initiatives for the welfare of the pupils in the Preparatory School and said the staff of the Preparatory School looked forward to working closely with the Parents Council during 2019/20. The newly constituted Parents Council will meet on a monthly basis during 2019/20 school year.
On Thursday 5 September 2019 Mass was celebrated in the Prep School by Fr Tomas Walsh SMA. Each month throughout the academic year Mass is celebrated in the Prep School for an assembly of all pupils and teachers. Our monthly Mass is prepared on a rotating basis by a class group- on this occasion the boys of Sixth Class under the direction of their teacher Ms Sharon McAdoo prepared much of the liturgy. A particular focus of the religious programme for the year will be preparation for First Holy Communion(Second Class) and Confirmation(Sixth Class).
CBC Preparatory School welcomed our new Junior Infants on Tuesday. The boys had a great first day at school with their teacher Mrs. Lowry and will spend the week settling into life at the Prep School!
Our 6th Class boys had their Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday 29th May on what is always a very special occasion for the students, their families and the staff of the Prep School. The ceremony opened with mass, celebrated by Fr. Tom, and was followed by a performance by the 6th class boys. The boys were then presented with certificates by Dr. Larry Jordan with ceremony ending with the highlight of every year, a slideshow of pictures of their time at CBC. Wishing all the boys the very best as they continue on to the secondary school.
The graduating students from this year’s 6th Year cohort who began their CBC journey 14 years ago in Mrs. Lowry’s Junior Infant classroom called in to reminisce over their time in CBC and chat to the present Junior Infant Class. This is a yearly tradition in the Prep School and it’s always wonderful to see the boys and wish them luck as they leave Sidney Hill for new pastures.
In what has become something of a tradition for the students and staff at CBC Preparatory School, the final Friday training session of the school year at Lansdowne culminated in a visit from an ice-cream van. The dull weather didn’t quell the enthusiasm for the cold treats and all of the boys lined up eagerly for their ice cream! Thanks to Mr. Lynch and our 4th Year coaches for another great year of rugby at Lansdowne.
The incoming Junior Infants visited the Prep School this month to meet their teacher Mrs. Lowry and see the classroom where they will begin their journey at CBC. The Open Morning was a great opportunity for the boys to get to know each other whilst enjoying some fun activities that Mrs. Lowry had prepared for them. It was also an opportunity for the parents to meet one another as they enjoyed refreshments in the lunchroom with our Principal, Dr. Larry Jordan. We look forward to welcoming the boys back again in September!
Congratulations to all boys who participated in this year’s Sciath na Scol Hurling campaign. There is some great talent on the team and we look forward to cheering them on again next year.
The boys in 6th Class were invited to the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday, May 22 for a Primary School Blitz. They travelled by bus to Dublin where they had a very enjoyable day playing rugby.
Another great day was had by all in the Prep School at the annual School Sports Day in the Mardyke Sports Complex, culminating in the traditional 6th Class Novelty Race.
Congratulations to our 2nd Class boys and their teacher Ms. Fiona Buckley who made their First Holy communion this month.
Congratulations to the Leaving Cert Class of 2019 on their Graduation. Pictured below are some of the students who started in Junior Infants in the Preparatory School in 2005. Best wishes in your future careers from all in the Prep School.
Best of luck to the 6th Class boys who will depart for Bath on the 20th annual 6th Class Rugby Tour at the exceptionally early time of 4.30am tomorrow morning! This morning the boys received their Tour Gear, a lot of which was sponsored by various parents in the class. Thank you to the parents for their generosity. The gear was presented by Scott Buckley and Aidan Brien (a former Prep School student) from the Senior Rugby Team.
A very hearty congratulations to this year’s Tour Captain, Louis Murphy, and Vice Captain, Evan Collins who were announced today. Well done also to Matthew Daly who designed this year’s Tour Jersey. The boys will look great as they play their matches in this fantastic jersey! A big thank you to Mr. Lynch for organising another tour and to Ms. McAdoo and Mr. Enright who will accompany him to chaperone the boys over the next few days. Wishing all a happy and safe trip. We look forward to hearing all about it after the Easter Holidays!
There was great excitement in the lunchroom today during the annual Easter Egg Raffle. This is always the final fundraising activity for the 6th Class Bath Rugby Tour and was followed by the Presentation of Tour Gear to the departing 6th Class Team. Well done to all the boys who won eggs today!