Fifth Class have been busy with some fantastic Silhouettes.
Here’s a sneak peak!!
We’ll post more when we have them on display!
The 26 boys of Sixth Class made their confirmation on Saturday last. Scoil Mhuire, St Lukes NS, Scoil Eanna and St Paul’s pupils also made their confirmation at the same ceremony. The choir which was trained by our music teacher Ms Ruth O’Shea, was under the direction of Ms Sonya Keogh that morning and they gave a tremendous performance.
Second Class took the top prize today in the Feis Maitiu Choral Verse competition. The boys were delighted to return to CBC with their big silver cup. Congratulations to all the boys on their success.
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.
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.
All classes from First to Sixth have now started learning French with the aid of the computer-based Rosetta Stone French course. Rosetta Stone is the nearest thing to total immersion in the language. Photos show Third Class during their first lesson.
An interactive, computer-based French language course will be introduced to the Preparatory School in the next school year. Classes from First to Sixth will have access to the course on a weekly basis. It is hoped that the boys will have a good grasp of French before moving on to the Secondary School where French is the principal European language taught.
The weather has been very much in the news lately and Sixth Class pupil James Keaveney has taken a special interest in how information on climate is gathered. He built a weather station consisting of a thermometer to measure maximum and minimum daily temperature, a precipitation gauge to measure rainfall and a barometer to measure atomopheric pressure. James constructed the barometer himself, using ordinary household items. James then demonstrated his weather station, very ably, to his class.