5th and 6th Class Science

This week’s Science lesson for 5th and 6th class centred on The Circulatory System. The boys were fascinated as they watched Mr. O’ Connell dissect a heart in the science lab and they all enjoyed the challenge of identifying the various parts from the diagram in their book.

UCC Cell Explorers Team Visits CBC

The Preparatory School was lucky to be visited by a team of scientists from UCC last week for Science Week during which they delivered a fantastic workshop to our 3rd and 4th Class students. The boys participated in the Fantastic DNA school visit as part of the Cell EXPLORERS Roadshow, which runs nationally to promote science discovery and hands on learning. Students learned about cells and DNA, completed experiments, and model building exercises with a team of scientists. They really enjoyed the hands-on workshop  which was a fantastic addition to the school’s Science Week programme.


CBC win Sciath an Scol!

CBC had a great victory in yesterday’s Sciath an Scol Football Final, with a 2 – 5 to 2 – 2 win over Ballincollig. The whole school turned out to support the team on the day and there was a great atmosphere in Pairc Ui Rinn as the team lifted the cup.

Halloween Art

The corridors of CBC Prep have been getting spooky this week as classes work on Halloween Art! Our 5th Class boys took to the lunchroom for a painting class and produced some lovely pieces.

CBC Prep reach the Sciath Na Scol Football Finals!

CBC have reached Final of their Sciath na Scol Group.

The team beat St Joseph’s, Cobh which was played at Lansdowne to reach the Semi Finals whereby they put in a great team effort, playing really well and won the game. Joey from 6th Class again had the School Camera to hand and took some excellent photos of the match.
This was followed by a well-fought game against North Mon, again played at Lansdowne, during which the boys secured themselves a place in the final. The whole school looks forward to supporting the team in the final after the mid-term break.


For the past number of seasons, CBC’s trip to St Munchins College, Limerick to play Scoil Íde, Corbally has marked the start of the Rugby season fixtures.

Boys from 5th & 6th Classes travelled by bus last Saturday and had three exciting games with our hosts. Thanks to Scoil Íde for their hospitality and we look forward to the return fixtures in the new year.

Sciath an Scol 2018

CBC Preparatory School played their second Sciath na Scol game on Wednesday. It was our first home game and Midleton BNS were the visitors to our pitch in Lansdowne. In a great game, CBC won 5-03 to 3-03. Joey O’Neill from 6th Class took some lovely action pictures with the school camera.

3rd Class Visit UCC

Third Class had the opportunity to visit UCC recently and had a great tour of the historic College. Led by their Class Teacher, Mr Lynch, and Tour Guide, Rory, the class visited the Quad, Honan Chapel and Crawford Observatory, as well as learning more about the College and its famous history. Thanks to the Visitor’s Centre at UCC for accommodating the group.

Sciath na Scol Training

The Prep School have been busy preparing for their Sciath na Scol campaign with trainings on Tuesdays & Thursdays with Mr Lynch & Mr Enright.
Last week 5th Class played Blarney St in a Gaelic Football game, which was keenly contested by both sides.

Social Media: Challenges for Parents

On Monday 10th September, following the Preparatory School Parents Council AGM, parents and teachers were addressed by Dr. Maureen Griffin in a talk entitled “Social Media: Challenges for Parents”. The talk provided an overview of what is currently popular among Irish students, what the potential dangers are and offered practical advice on how to protect children when they are online or using their mobile devices. Issues such as social networking sites (e.g. Instagram); social messaging/chatting apps (e.g. snapchat); video-streaming sites (e.g. YouTube); mobile device safety; screen time; grooming and cyber-bullying were also addressed. Dr. Griffin’s talk was very well received by parents and staff alike and provided a great basis for talking with our children about Online Safety. Further information on Online Safety for Children can be found on our INFORMATION FOR PARENTS page.

Parents Council AGM

The Preparatory School Parents Council AGM took place on Monday 10th September. Principal Dr. Larry Jordan addressed the meeting to advise on new and ongoing activities in the school over the coming academic year. Parent representatives were elected for each class following which a question and answer session was facilitated. We were also privileged to host guest speaker Dr. Maureen Griffin who gave an informative talk on Online Safety for Children.



Junior Infants 2018

There was great excitement for our new Junior Infants on Tuesday as they were welcomed to CBC Prep by Class Teacher, Mrs Denise Lowry.

Deputy Principal, Ms. Sharon McAdoo was also on hand to help out in the Junior Infant classroom while parents joined Dr. Larry Jordan (Prep School Principal) in the lunchroom for refreshments.


2018 Leaving Cert Visit to Prep

In what has become a much anticipated annual event in the Prep School, the Leaving Cert students who started their academic careers 14 years ago in Mrs. Lowry’s Junior Infant classroom came back to visit the Prep School and meet the current Junior Infant boys. Lots of memories were shared and we wish the boys all the best in their upcoming exams.

3rd Class: Football Blitz

What a great team!
On Monday last, the boys of 3rd Class participated in a football blitz in The Tank fields. Joined with 1st and 2nd Class, the boys displayed excellent sportsmanship and skills. It was a great day, enjoyed by all. Even the sun made an appearance for the entire event. Well done Rang a Trí!

Art in the Sunshine

Here are some photos of our 3rd Class boys enjoying an Art Lesson outside in the sunshine.
They drew the fabulous view their school has of the Cork City and later wrote their own poems, using their drawings as stimulus. Well done boys!


Bath Tour 2018

Our 6th class boys went to Bath for their annual rugby tour. Harry Walsh wrote the report below about the trip:


On the 27th of April, 6th class 2018 went on the annual rugby tour to the city of Bath. Mr Lynch and Miss McAdoo were coming with us along some 4th years. Jude’s dad Duncan was sponsoring us.

We met at the bottom of Sydney Hill at 4:00 am which I don’t think some of the boys were very happy about. We actually left at quarter past the hour, as some boys were late. The bus journey to Rosslare took a good two and a half hours, but it was an enjoyable trip. We arrived at Rosslare and boarded the ferry, entertaining ourselves by watching movies, playing cards and I think Sir fell asleep. Soon we were able to see the Welsh coastline on the horizon. We arrived into Fishguard at 10.30am, and then headed off to Bath. As we got closer and closer, there was a building sense of excitement, and then we finally arrived in Bath. We could see beautiful old buildings everywhere. Hardly anything was modern. As we drove through, we could see the Roman influence on the city. Shortly we arrived in the YMCA, assembling outside, while Sir told us the rules. Then we collected our keys, and went to our rooms for a rest. After an hour or so, we started on our walk around Bath. We saw an amazing bridge built by the Romans, and we visited the Bath rugby stadium. After a while, we went back and had pizza at the YMCA. Everyone gave up their phones and electronics (reluctantly) and we went to sleep.

The following day, we woke up early for our first game at Cleve, setting off after breakfast. Once we arrived in Cleve, we changed into our gear. There was an enthusiastic crowd of parents waiting for us. Unfortunately, the tour jerseys had not arrived, so we wore our normal CBC jerseys. Cleve were a good team and narrowly beat us. Afterwards we went back and did some shopping in Bath, followed by mass, delivered by a very nice priest, and a trip to the cinema to see the new Avengers film. That night, Sir showed us the design for the tour jersey and I was very happy when I realised it was mine. On Sunday, we played Chew Valley and Walcot. We were beaten both times but they were great games, and we played really well. Our parents came and supported us, which was really great. After the rugby, we enjoyed the shops in Bath again. Quite a few of the items were taken off us by Sir, and even the 4th years had water-guns confiscated, which Sir then squirted Cillian Punch with. Later that evening we went bowling which was really good fun. At around 8.00 o’clock we departed Bath one last time. It was a really nice city and I hope to go back sometime. The journey back to Cork went by quite fast for me because I was exhausted and slept nearly the whole time. We departed Britain at 11:45 pm and arrived in Ireland around 03:00 am. At 6 o’clock Sir woke us up and we arrived at 20 past. That was where our amazing Bath Tour ended. I’d like to say thanks to everyone who helped out and thankyou to Mr Lynch and Miss McAdoo for picking my jersey and picking me as Vice-Captain, it was a great honour.

-Harry Walsh.

School Sports Day

The annual school sports day took place on Thursday 10th May at the Mardyke Arena Sports complex. The boys all enjoyed taking part in the various activities (particularly the infamous novelty race for 6th class boys) and had a great day out. Well done to all and a big thank you to Mr. Lynch who arranged it all.