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.
Sixth Class boys Fahd Baig Mirza and Conall Williamson won medals in Cricket and at Feis Maitiú repectfully. Fahd’s medal was won in an All-Munster competition playing with Harlequins; Conall won no less than three medals, all awarded for first place, one in Poetry, one in Prose Reading and the third for Irish Singing. Well done to both!
Mr Rajender Singh, International Handicrafts Artist, Delhi, gave a demonstration of Paper Craft for all Preparatory School pupils this morning. Mr Singh, using only scissors and coloured paper (no glue or pins), made flowers, garlands, paper chains and other decorations during the presentation of his craft. His book, which costs three euro, is on sale in the Preparatory School today and tomorrow. It gives full instructions on how to make 25 items from paper.
The Open Evening scheduled for Tuesday 9 March has been cancelled. Parents interested in sending their sons to the Preparatory School who contacted the school over the past school year, were invited to call to the school during normal school hours in order to view the school in operation during a school day. This policy has proved to be very successful. Parents who have not taken advantage of this arrangement so far, are invited to phone the school (021 4559209) and make an individual appointment to come during normal school hours. The parents who called so far, many of whom brought their sons with them, were very pleased with the insight into the school which the experience gave them. It gave them the essential information to make up their minds as to whether what the Preparatory School was offering was what they were looking for for their sons.
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.
The Preparatory School pupils (apart from Junior and Senior Infants) and all the Secondary School pupils, attended a special Mass for the late Brother Reynolds this morning in St Mary’s, Popes Quay. It coincided with his funeral Mass in Dublin. Many parents, past pupils and others associated with ‘Christians’ also came along so that the large church was full to capacity.
As a mark of respect to the late Brother Laurence Reynolds, former Principal of Christian Brothers College, CBC pupils and staff will attend a special Mass in St Mary’s, Popes Quay, at 12.00 noon on Friday 26 February, the day of his funeral in Dublin, after which the College will close for the remainder of the day.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
Br L.P. Reynolds studied in Marino College of Education, at UCC and UCD. He took his Masters degree at Boston College. He first came to CBC in 1962 and also spent periods of his professional career in O’Connell School, North Monastery, CBC Monkstown, Mount Sion and Ard Scoil Ris where he was Principal and the driving force behind the building of the new school. As a teacher in CBC, nothing was impossible to Br Renolds. He trained the school choir, produced an opera, coached rugby teams and at the same time followed a heavy schedule of work in the school. He was Principal of Christian Brothers College from 1984-1994. He assumed responsibility for the building of the new Secondary College and Preparatory School. Any pupil who would like to see Br Reynold’s achievements need but look round him.
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
On Monday, Fourth Class took part in an indoor hurling competition. After a great sporting day, the team reached the final, but were defeated by a strong Beaumont side. Well done to all!
On Tuesday, Sister Nuala, a missionary Nun, called to the school and gave a talk about the Third World and how conditions there impact on children. Fourth and Fifth Classes came together to listen to her presentation.
On Wednesday, it was the turn of Rang a Trí to take part in a hurling event. They reached the finals of the Third Class indoor hurling competition. It was a great achievement by all as it ws the first time that the class experienced this game.
Some Pictures from the Week
Congratulations to Second Class pupil Odhran Williamson who won first prize in the boys’ under-9 singing competition.
CBC v Bandon, Saturday 6 February
CBC v Dunmanway, Saturday 30 January
- 3rd Class: CBC 60; Dunmanway: 5
- Try scorers: Eoghan Fisher (2), Richard McGinley, Reece Mintern (3), Peter Lucey, Jacob Coughlan Farrell
- 4th Class: CBC 10; Dunmanway 5
- Try Scorers: Séan Lynch, Tom McManus
- 5th Class: CBC 10; Dunmanway: 5
- Try scorer: Tommy Hyde (2)
- 6th Class: CBC 55; Dunmanway 10
- Try Scorers: Stephen O’Driscoll (2), Tom McKenzie (3), Ciaran McHugh , Robbie O’Flynn (2), Alex McHenry, Tristan Gifford
Wednesday’s non-uniform day in aid of the earthquake victims in Haiti raised the sum of six hundred euro. Thanks to all parents and pupils who contributed so generously to the fund-raising effort.
A special ceremony to launch this year’s Senior Cup campaign was held in the Hall on Monday. All pupils from Prep School and Secondary School attended. Past pupils Donncha O’Callaghan and Tomás O’Leary were on hand to present the jerseys to the 2010 squad. Best of luck to them!
Weekend Results: CBC v Kinsale, Saturday 23 January
3rd Class: CBC 45; Kinsale 15; try scorers for CBC: Jacob Coughlan Farrell, Rohan Keily, Adam O’Brien, Eoghan Fisher; Coach: Mr Steven Lynch
4th Class: CBC 15; Kinsale 15; try scorers for CBC: Ronan Barry, Séan Lynch; Coach: Mr Martin Owens.
5th Class: CBC 35; Kinsale 25; try scorers: Sam Casey, Paul Harrington, Tommy Hyde, Marc Burke, David Love; Coach: Mr Dennis Linehan.
6th Class CBC: 15; Kinsale 15; try scorers: Robbie O’Flynn, Rory O’Mahony; Coach Mr Ian Rea.
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.
- Arrangements are being made to reschedule the games that were postponed due to bad weather; these games include away games against Bandon and Crosshaven and a home game against Skibbereen.
- 23 January: All age groups; Away; v Kinsale
- 30 January: All age groups; Away; v Dunmanway
- 6 February: Fixture to be confirmed
- 13 February: Fixture to be confirmed
- 20 February: u-9 and u-11; Blitz in Clonakilty
- 27 February: u-10 and u-12; Blitz; Home
- 13 March: All age groups; Away; v Ballincollig
- 20 March: All age groups; Away; v Skibbereen
- 27 March: All age groups; Home blitz; v Youghal & Cork Con
- 16-18 April: 6th Class Tour to Bath
- 24 April: End of Season Fixture
Dennis Linehan (Prep School Head)
The Parents Council dinner is on Friday next, 15 January. If you did not get your ticket yet, tickets are still available from members of the Parents Council. Your support would be appreciated for this, the fist event organised by the new Prep School Parents Council.