Tuesday, October 21
Today, Br. Mick O’Donoghue paid a visit to our school. He is the Development Officer of Christian Brothers’ Projects in Africa. A native of Tipperary, he has spent 15 years in Zambia and has been very welcoming to CBC Groups who travelled to Zambia as part of the CBC Zambia Immersion Project.
In June 2013, Miss Sharon McAdoo and Mr. Steven Lynch from the Prep School travelled to Zambia and Br Mick called in to visit the teachers. Both 1st and 3rd Classes were treated to a number of songs by Br. Mick and he also explained to both Classes, the important work which he does.
16 October 2014
Over the past few weeks, Third Class have been talking about Food and how important it is to eat the right things, for our body to work properly.
Michael Clune and Michael O’Halloran (members of the Senior Rugby Team) called to Rang a Trí to talk about Healthy Eating and looking after our bodies. They also explained their busy daily schedule being involved with Senior Rugby Training and preparing for their Leaving Certificate exams next June.
Saturday, October 11
CBC welcomed Scoil Íde from Limerick to our Sports Complex at Lansdowne on Saturday last.
Both schools played three games with Fifth & Sixth Classes involved, and all games were keenly contested.
Scoil Íde will host CBC on Saturday, February 28, 2015 as part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations.
As part of the fundraising for the CBC Zambia Project, a Christmas Fair is planned for Sunday, November 23 from 12pm to 5pm in the College Sports Hall. This will be the third Fair held in the College and again all proceeds are in aid of the CBC Zambia Immersion Project.
In 2015, CBC Cork will embark on its seventh Zambia Immersion Project. Returning to Mufulira, this trip will renew old friendships and continue the strong bond between CBC Cork and the local community there. The trip will be the climax of a long year’s work by the students, their families and teachers, but its success is always down to the fantastic support it receives across the whole school community. The project has developed a huge interest among students from all year groups; as every Project group has recounted their experiences with their peers, which keeps the project rejuvenated and alive in the mindset of CBC students and families.
The Christmas Fair is an important part of the group’s fundraising and has been an ideal opportunity for both Parents & Students to showcase their talents to a wider community. For anyone interested in setting up a stall, please contact Mr. Steven Lynch at the school or at email@example.com
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Fourth Class travelled to Ashbourne, Co. Meath to take part in a National IRFU Mini-Rugby Festival.
6:30am was an early start for the class but they had a great day out in an extremely well organised festival. The Class had opportunities to play Fullerton Prep School from Belfast, as well as St Michaels & Willow Park from Dublin. The boys played very well in all their matches, which is very promising as it is so early in our season.
Each boy was presented with a Water Bottle and a Certificate after their day of rugby. They also met Irish Rugby Star, Dave Kearney before the festival.
PE is an important part of our Curriculum.
Every Tuesday, we wear our Tracksuit and learn new skills and play games.
We are fortunate that a number of FOURTH YEAR Students give of their time to help out with our PE.
Today Jordan, Neil and Sam were the coaches and used some of the concepts from their recent Munster Rugby Coaching Course to plan a fun and active PE lesson.
ABOUT THE CAMP
There has been a very positive feedback in relation to recent Rugby Camps held at the school, resulting in an increased number participating in the camps – with over 100 at our camp last Easter. Rugby is an important part of our School Curriculum with a Programme of Coaching introduced on Fridays and a regular schedule of games on Saturdays against Schools/Clubs.
Now more than ever parents are aware of how vital it is that children engage in exercise and regular activity to stimulate both the body and the mind. Our primary aim at the CBC Camp is to ensure that every child has loads of fun, engaging in social and physical activity in a safe and appropriate manner, leading to an enjoyment of the sport of rugby and building team morale with their classmates.
The School is fortunate to have excellent facilities at its disposal, with playing fields at our Sports Complex at Lansdowne, and an Astro-Pitch & Sports Hall on the School Grounds. Other nearby facilities may be utilised if available, and will be informed to parents.
The Camp is open to boys from 1st to 6th Classes, and friends from other schools are welcome to attend.
Cost: €52 per Camp (1st Child), €40 (2nd Child), €30 (3rd Child)
Hallowe’en 2014 October 28, 29, 30 10am-2pm
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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.
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.
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.
Junior Infants and Third Class were busy this week learning about planting vegetables.
Two FOURTH YEAR Students were also on hand to help.
Hugh and Arthur from fifth class with their quidditch pitch which they made using recyclable materials over the Easter holidays.
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!
Congratulations to David Keily from 6th Class who won the under 13’s league in South Munster.
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:
Congratulations to Conor Foley, Third Class, who won Gold in the U10 50m Freestyle and Silver in the U10 50m Breaststroke in the Munster Schools Swimming Championships 2014, held in UL recently.
Junior Infants (including teacher Mrs Lowry) are ready for the St Patrick’s Day parade!