Our Junior and Senior infant students picked up the hurleys and helmets in February as they began a block of hurling training with Liz. They started with the basics and by the end of the first session all were holding and swinging the hurleys with great style!

School on Saturday

All of the Prep School teachers and Mr. McCarthy came to school on Saturday to complete first aid training with Cuisle First Aid. Thanks to their trainer, Pat Lowry, all staff members are now cerified as Community Cardiac First Reponders. Here are some of the teachers practicing their skills during the course:

School Spirit in the Infant Classes

As our Junior and Senior Infant boys were making their way to P.E. on Wednesday, they were very excited to hear the sound of drums and chants ringing through the secondary school. The school cheerleaders were ready bright and early to drum up support for the Junior and Senior Cup rugby teams and were happy to teach some of the CBC chants to our youngest students.

Christmas Concert 2017

The Christmas Concert was one of the highlights of the final week in school before the Christmas break with all classes performing beautifully together. Our soloists and instrument players were particularly well received by the audience who greatly enjoyed the show.

CBC Times, Issue 1

Our school newspaper club, CBC Times, started in October 2017. Students from 3rd to 6th class worked together with Mrs. FitzPatrick to research, write and photograph articles, interviews and reviews and they produced an excellent newspaper. Take a look at our first issue below. Well done to all involved.

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Christmas at CBC Prep

Students at the Prep School enjoyed the lead up to Christmas with plenty of activities taking place to mark the festive season.

Our Junior and Senior Infant students performed some Christmas Carols on the balcony of AIB on the South Mall, accompanied by the school choir. The staff and customers of the bank enjoyed the performance greatly, as did many of the Prep School parents who popped in to lend their support to the boys.

Our Senior Infant students were very lucky to have their application for a Classroom Elf on the Shelf accepted. A special package for Mrs. FitzPatrick’s class arrived by express delivery from the North Pole (it was still cold when it was dropped into our classroom!). Tommy the Elf got up to all sorts of shenanigans during the few weeks before Christmas which the students recorded in their Elf Adventures Log Book.

Our students in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Class enjoyed a fantastic afternoon ice skating at Cork on Ice and had fun showing off their moves on the ice.

We Are Writers

Students and teachers were hard at work over the last few months preparing submissions for the We Are Writers project, arranged by Mr. Lynch. The finished product is a wonderful book of stories and poems written by the students of CBC Prep School, from Junior Infants to 6th Class. The books have been selling like hotcakes – they will make for great reading over the Christmas holidays! Well done to all the boys for their wonderful pieces and a big thank you to Mr. Lynch for putting it all together.

6th Class Christmas Tests

It was very quiet in Rang a Sé this morning as the boys completed their Christmas tests. They have been working very hard over the past few months and have even been seen revising in the lunch room in the mornings, much to the delight of their teacher! Miss McAdoo wishes them all the best in their tests and looks forward to correcting them!!!!
(You can also see the beautiful snowflakes they made during Art class in the pictures!)

November in 4th Class

Each week 4th class roll up their sleeves and get coding! It provides an amazing opportunity for the class to develop their STEM skills.

Drama lessons are always met with great excitement and enthusiasm in 4th class. Here the children are retelling the story of the Children of Lir.

4th class went to great lengths to construct their volcanos in groups. Many detailed steps were followed and a lot of hard work done to complete the task. The work paid off and the class showed off their science and artistic skills to the other classes in the school.

Three generations at the Sciath na Scol final.

P.E is a great time to enhance the children’s skills.

Always making maths fun! Here is a photo displaying the children constructing 3D objects. Happy faces all round.

4th class visited the Aviva stadium for Ireland v Fiji. The trip was seamlessly organised by Mr Lynch.  It is unclear what the highlight was for the children, the fireworks display, the nail biting win or the Mexican wave which swept around the stadium. What is clear is that,  a great day was had by all.

Christmas Food Appeal

Once again there was a fantastic response to our Christmas Food Appeal for the St. Vincent de Paul. Thank you to Ms. O’ Donovan who coordinated the appeal. Here are the students from the Prep School with all of the items that were donated this year.

Science Week in 5th Class

Science Week in Fifth Class

CBC celebrated Science Week like many other schools around the country. As part of their homework, Fifth Class boys had to investigate and prepare a simple Science Experiment. The boys also had the opportunity to show other classes in the school their work.

5th Class Orienteering

Fifth Class had a very busy morning last Wednesday. Sean Cotter visited the school and introduced the class to Orienteering. He covered topics such as drawing maps, reading maps, setting the map and following directions. Later the boys had a group challenge as they navigated their way around the College grounds.

Senior Infant Shape Hunt

Senior Infants have been learning about 2D shapes. Last week they tested their knowledge by going on a shape hunt around the school. They found lots of great examples of squares, rectangles, triangles and circles dotted around the building.