Cricket

A few weeks before Ireland’s famous victory over England in the Cricket World Cup, a cricket match had been planned between CBC Prep School and Scoil Cholmcille CBS, Blarney Street.  The match took place this morning at Lansdowne in glorious sunshine.  The fact that cricket has been very much in the news this week, made the event all the more enjoyable.

The Fifth Class boys from each school competed and everyone got a chance to play.  The final result: we want more cricket.  A return match is planned for next Friday morning when the CBC boys will be the guests of Scoil Cholmchille.

The boys finished off the morning’s sport with a game of  hurling on the Astro Turf.  What energy!

The Scoil Cholmchille Team

The Scoil Cholmchille Team

The CBC Prep School Team

The CBC Prep School Team

Action at this morning's cricket match

Action at this morning's cricket match

Getting ready to defend the wicket

Getting ready to defend the wicket

After cricket, a hurling match: hard to tire out these boys

After cricket, a hurling match: hard to tire out these boys

Swimming

Next Wednesday afternoon will complete the eight weeks of swimming lessons in Mayfield Swimming Pool,  started in November.  Fifty-two pupils participated from Second Class to Sixth Class.  Some First Class and Senior Infants pupils who have brothers in Second to Sixth Class were also allowed to participate.   Four swimming  instructors were on hand each Wednesday, so that the boys could be coached at their own individual level.

It is proposed to start another eight week session of swimming lessons immediately after the Christmas break.  The course costs twenty-five euro, to be paid in advance.  Most of the current participants have expressed an interest in continuing on, but there is also room for a few more pupils.

The lessons take place on Wednesday afternoons, starting at 2.00pm.  Pupils who are going swimming may stay in the Lunch Room from 1.00-1.30pm under supervision, to convenience parents.

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Parents waiting at the poolside

Parents waiting at the poolside

Parents waiting at the poolside

Parents waiting at the poolside

Christmas Weather

When the boys saw snow out through the classroom windows this morning, there was a spontaneous outbreak of Christmas songs!  From Junior Infants Class upwards, the boys  just had to go out to the yard to experience the snow first hand.  They went in turn and really enjoyed the experience as can be seen from the following pictures.

Junior Infants come out for a look at the snow

Junior Infants come out for a look at the snow

Snow Madness

Snow Madness

Fifth Class are delighted with the snow

Fifth Class are delighted with the snow

First Class with their teacher in the snowy school yard

First Class with their teacher in the snowy school yard

Cork Pops Orchestra

The entire Prep School, from Junior Infants to Sixth Class, attended a performance of the Cork Pops Orchestra today.  CBC had the balcony to themselves, so even the smallest of the boys had an unobstructed view of the stage.  CDs of the songs performed at the show were sent to the school a few weeks ago, so that the classes could practice them in advance.  This meant full audience participation!  A splendid time was had by all.  After the show, the Junior and Senior Infants were collected by parents and taken home, First and Second Class boys were collected by parents and brought back to school, and the boys from Third to Sixth Class walked the half mile back to school (accompanied by their teachers, of course).

If any parents have pictures of the show, email them and they will be put up on the website.

Sixth Class Day Out

Yesterday, Sixth Class visited UCC’s Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) Department at its headquarters at the Western Gateway Building (where the old Greyhound Track used to be), where  UCC has laid on an Interactive Workshop for Primary and Secondary school pupils during Science Week.

The boys were introduced to the displays by staff members  Jill, Diarmuid, Alan and Paddy, and then were allowed an hour of hands-on activity.  They thoroughly enjoyed their morning of Science which was great fun and very thought provoking.  Sincere thanks to the very friendly staff of UCC for giving our Sixth Class boys a great experience during Science Week.

Sixth Class wait for the bus at Patrick's Street bus shelter

Sixth Class wait for the bus at Patrick's Street bus shelter

On The Way: upstairs on the double decker on the way to UCC.

On The Way: upstairs on the double decker on the way to UCC.

The boys are given an introduction to the exhibition

The boys are given an introduction to the exhibition

Sixth Class pupils are given lab coats for the interactive exhibition.

Sixth Class pupils are given lab coats for the interactive exhibition.

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The young scientists assemble strands of DNA

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The static electricity wand was very popular with the boys.

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More fun with the magic wand

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The alpha wave game: the most laid back boy wins!

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Concentration

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The boys are allowed to handle some of the interesting exhibits.

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A fully assembled strand of DNA is proudly exhibited.

School Tour 2010

On Tuesday 25 May, Third to Sixth Class went to Oyster Haven for the day to enjoy all the facilities at the adventure centre there.  Meanwhile, Junior Infants to Second stayed in school but had a morning of fun and games with the Play Ball team who came to the school for the morning.

Fifth Class get ready for water sports at the Oyster Haven Adventure Centre

Fifth Class get ready for water sports at the Oyster Haven Adventure Centre

Third Class boys scramble over netting

Third Class boys scramble over netting

Rope lift across the water

Rope lift across the water

Sixth Class in canoes

Sixth Class in canoes

Sixth Class afloat

Sixth Class afloat

Fun with a parachute

Fun with a parachute

Bouncing along the Astroturf

Bouncing along the Astroturf

Chess Competition

CBC Chess Team of four, Conor and Billy from Sixth Class, Saltanat from Fifth and Paddy from Fourth were delighted with their performance today in the chess competition held in Greenmount National School.  The team qualified for the second round which is likely to be held on tomorrow week.

The Chess Team: Paddy f rom Fourth, Saltanat from Fifth, Conor and Billy from Sixth

The Chess Team: Paddy f rom Fourth, Saltanat from Fifth, Conor and Billy from Sixth

CBC Chess Team in action (Right to Left: Paddy, Billy and Conor)

CBC Chess Team in action (Right to Left: Paddy, Billy and Conor)

Saltanat about to make his move

Saltanat concentrates on the game

Sports Day

Today, the Junior and Senior Infants, First and Second Class had their sports in the morning in the Gym.  Third Class to Sixth Class went to the UCC Sports grounds at the Mardyke at 12 noon to join the Secondary School for the annual Sports Day.  Each class had a number of races including sprints, three-legged, wheelbarrow, egg and spoon and sack races.  Sixth Class also had a novelty race involving having to stop at various points to don shoes and dresses!  A great day was enjoyed by all.

Second Class get ready for the egg and spoon race

Second Class get ready for the egg and spoon race

Egg and spoon race entrants

Egg and spoon race entrants

First Class boys between races

Boys between races

Sixth Class lining up for the novelty race

Sixth Class lining up for the novelty race

Racing for the finishing line in the novelty race

Racing for the finishing line in the novelty race

Sixth Class enjoyed the fun of the novelty race

Sixth Class enjoyed the fun of the novelty race

Some Photos from the Bath Tour

The Sixth Class Bath touring group returned to CBC last night at 10.00pm after an eventful four day tour.  The following photos show some of the tour

activities.

Group waiting to

Waiting to depart for first match

Waiting to depart for the first game of the tour

Waiting to depart for the first game of the tour

Waiting to depart for the first game of the tour

Waiting to depart for the first game of the tour

Limbering up for the first match

Limbering up for the first match

 

 

Post-match barbeque

Post-match barbeque

Presentation of CBC rugby ball to opposition

Presentation of CBC rugby ball to opposition

CBC Captain Roy O'Mahony is presented with a pennant

CBC Captain Roy O'Mahony is presented with a pennant

At the Bath v Sale Sharks rugby match

At the Bath v Sale Sharks rugby match

At the Bath v Sale Sharks rugby match

At the Bath v Sale Sharks rugby match

At the Bath v Sale Sharks rugby match

At the Bath v Sale Sharks rugby match

At the Bath v Sale Sharks rugby match

At the Bath v Sale Sharks rugby match

Full team outside Bath YMCA

Full team outside Bath YMCA

Ms Ann McCarthy applies sun block to the team

Ms Anne McCarthy applies sun block to the team

The fiery tour jereys sponsored by Brown Shipping

The fiery tour jereys sponsored by Brown Shipping

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Parent supporters in tour jersey

The Team

The Team

Match action

Match action

Match action

Match action

Half-time huddle

Half-time huddle

Coach Mr Ian Rea congratulates the team

Coach Mr Ian Rea congratulates the team

Post match presentation

Post match presentation

Post match presentation

Post match presentation

Post match presentation

Post match presentation

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Post match presentation of tour jersey (sponsored by Brown Shipping)

Post match presentation

Post match presentation

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Post match presentation

 

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Post match presentation

Post match presentation

Post match presentation

The Teams

The Teams

Canteen in Fishguard before departure for Cork

Canteen in Fishguard before departure for Cork

On board the ferry on the way home

On board the ferry on the way home

Bath Rugby Tour

The Sixth Class rugby tour to Bath went ahead despite the grounding of aircraft and the cancellation of the flight from Cork to Bath.  The Sixth Class parents took the initiative in trying to arrange for the class to go by ferry when the flight was cancelled.  Eventually, tickets were found to be available for the Rosslare-Fishguard ferry.  All parents were consulted and  the overwhelming majority were for rearranging to travel by ferry.  Special thanks to Ms Anne McCarthy the Sixth Class representative on the Parents Council and Mr Niall Brown, parent, who pushed the right buttons.

The boys enjoyed the ferry crossing and withstood the two long bus journeys, first from Cork to Rosslare and later from Fishguard to Bath. 

Three games were arranged for today: CBC had one draw, one loss and one win.  The boys also attended the Bath v Sale Sharks match held at the Rec in Bath.  Later they went to the cinema.

Rugby Tour to Bath

The Sixth Class rugby tour to Bath will take place this weekend.  The class will meet on Friday at 1.00pm at Cork Airport, flying out at 3.15pm. After arrival in Bath and settling in to the tour accommodation, the boys will take a walking tour of the city, followed by dinner and a trip to the cinema.

On Saturday, the group will travel by coach to Walcott Rugby Club for two fixtures.  The highlight of the afternoon is attendance at the Bath v Sale Sharks rugby match at the Rec.

On Sunday, the CBC boys will travel to Bristol University to play St Brendan’s and Avon RFC.  The game will be followed by lunch.  At 3.00pm, it’s back to Bristol Airport for the return flight to Cork at 5.00pm

Sixth Class Touring Gear

Sixth Class Touring Gear

Gear bags packed and ready for the Bath Rugby Tour

Gear bags packed and ready for the Bath Rugby Tour

Some of the CBC Senior Rugby team with Bath Tour Vice-Captain and Captain

Some of the CBC Senior Rugby team with Bath Tour Vice-Captain and Captain

The Bath Touring Group with some Senior Rugby players, with coaches Mr Steven Lynch (left) and Mr Dennis Lenihan (right).

The Bath Touring Group with some Senior Rugby players, and coaches Mr Steven Lynch (left) and Mr Dennis Lenihan (right).

Easter Rugby Camp

The Easter Rugby Camp, held from Tuesday to Friday this week, was a great success.  Seventy-five pupils in all participated: a total of sixty-eight from CBC and seven of their friends from other schools.  The first day was a bit wet and all the lads went home covered in mud, but the rest of the week was nice and sunny and provided more fun for the boys and less washing for their mothers.  Each participant was presented with a rugby ball in the CBC school colours as a souvenir of the camp.

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Principal Dr Larry Jordan and Munster Players Billy Holland and Duncan Williams visit th camp

Principal Dr Larry Jordan and Munster players Billy Holland and Duncan Williams visit th camp

Prep School Teachers Ms Sharon McAdoo and Mr Steven Lynch with some of the younger rugby players

Prep School Teachers Ms Sharon McAdoo and Mr Steven Lynch with Fourth Year assistant coach Daniel Wallace and some of the younger rugby players

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Rugby Camp Action

Rugby Camp Action

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Chess

While they waited to compete with the team from Colaiste an Spoiraid Naomh, the CBC Secondary School Chess Team spent some time with Third Class chess players.  The younger boys picked up a lot of tips and some of the conventions of competing in formal chess competition.Bro Reynolds Mass 019Bro Reynolds Mass 015

First Communion

Scoil Mhuire Second Class and the Prep School Second Class came together this morning to practice some of the hymns for First Communion Day (Saturday 8 May) under the direction of Prep School music teacher Ms Ruth O’Shea.

Hymn Practice with Scoil Mhuire

Hymn Practice with Scoil Mhuire

Easter Rugby Camp

Plans are well advanced for a CBC Preparatory School rugby camp to be held during the second week of the Easter Holidays: Tuesday 6 April to Friday 9 April.  The camp is open to Preparatory School boys from First to Sixth Class.  They may also invite their friends from other schools, numbers permitting.  To download the brochure for this event click the following: Rugby Camp Brochure

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.