This week we have been celebrating Catholic Schools Week 2020. Our morning assemblies have been centered around the theme of ‘Living in Harmony With God’s Creation’ with teachers and students from 3rd – 6th Class leading reflections relating to the daily themes. Classroom teachers have also been leading mindful moments throughout the day and encouraging the students to discuss and reflect on these daily themes during activities.
Our 4th Class boys have been busy sorting 3D shapes in Maths and investigating rocks in Science lessons.
See link below for a great list of 100 books all children should read before leaving primary school. Whilst not compiled by CBC teachers, we are in agreement that this is a handy resource for parents to have and encourage all of our students to spend more time reading!
The boys in Junior and Senior Infants began their Hurling training with Liz this month.
The boys really enjoyed participating in making these fab fun snowmen and Christmas tree decorations. Each snowman was given his own name. Here they are below at the “Snowman Party”!
Our 5th Class boys have really been enjoying their trips to the labs for Science classes with Mr. David O’ Connell this term.
The boys were also very lucky to be chosen to take part in a Forensic Science workshop in December which they thoroughly enjoyed.
This month our Senior Infant boys embarked on a Kindness Project whereby they carried out a kind deed every day. As part of this project they wrote Thank You notes to Cork City Ambulance Service, Cork City Fire Brigade and the Gardai, thanking them for all they do to help people and wishing them a Happy Christmas. They were delighted to receive the following responses. Well done boys!
This year’s Christmas concert took place on Wednesday 18th December and featured fabulous performances from the CBC choir as well as our growing troupe of very talented musicians. Directed by our Music Teacher, Ms. Sonya Keogh, a medley of songs from Les Miserables was met with enthusiasm from the audience and you could hear a pin drop when soloist Matthew Keane performed Castle on a Cloud. The Junior Infant Class, led by teacher Mrs. Denise Lowry, recited The Present by Christy Keneally and there was also a surprise performance from the teachers who sang their own version of The Twelve Days of Christmas! The concert always marks the end of the school term and is a wonderful occasion for the school community to come together before breaking up for the holidays.
Staff and students at the Prep School were delighted to welcome back our friends from CBS Sexton Street , another ERST school, for a day packed full of activities last Wednesday. Once again students from 5th and 6th Class hosted the visiting school. The boys were split into smaller groups as they attended GAA training, card making and computer coding sessions throughout the morning. Mr. David O’ Connell put on his very enjoyable Science Show before staff and students from both schools descended on the secondary school canteen for lunch. A big thank you to students throughout the school who donated Selection Boxes for the 6th Class boys to bring back to the rest of their school as well as our 5th and 6th Class boys who also donated a book each to the boys who travelled to Cork for this special occasion. It was fantastic to see connections being made throughout the day and the smiles on the faces of hosts and visitors alike at the end of the day spoke volumes.
Our Senior Infants were very excited to use their brand new Tricky Word Hunters to help them find tricky words in their class reader this morning. The boys had great fun searching for the words and practicing writing them on their word sheets.
We had some very special visitors to the Prep School last week when Mrs. Blaithín McDonnell from the Parents’ Council arranged a visit from Sarah and her new assistance dog from Dogs for the Disabled. They were accompanied by some of the other dogs from the charity as well as Irish International rugby player, Peter O’ Mahony, who fielded questions from the boys on topics relating to rugby and all things canine! It was a very enjoyable occasion and the students enjoyed learning about how the Assistance Dogs help people with physical disabilities.
The Preparatory School Parents’ Council organised a very successful International Day in November, highlighting the many different nationalities that are represented in our school. The day was very enjoyable for the boys and their teachers. A very big thank you to all the parents for their tremendous work putting it all together.
Many thanks to all families who were so generous in donating food for 2019 Food Appeal. All food will be donated to Cork Penny Dinners this year.
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A very successful & colourful Ball Run was held on Sidney Hill today with all proceeds in aid of Cork Pink. All boys & teachers dressed up in pink and lined the avenue to witness the spectacle. Many thanks to all families in the school who were so generous in supporting the event. Nearly €1700 was raised.
Results of the Prizes are as follows:
€100 Voucher: Juliet McKenna, €50 Voucher: Luke O’Connell, €25 Vouchers: Eddie Nathan, Andrew Quinlan, Henry Sheehan, Rasmus Jakobsen.
We had plenty of Spot Prizes too and these were the winners:
Ronan Sisk, Max Clarke, Adam Murphy Fitzgibbon, Kai McCarthy, Luke Nyhan, Henry Quinn, Jack Crowley, Finn Murphy, Oscar O’Riordan, Ray McGauley, Daniel Curtin, Andrew Post, James Martin, Seán Fleming, Tom Nixon.
Well done to our Sciath na Scol Gaelic Football team who have reached another final this year. They will play in the F4 Group Final against Gael Scoil Uí Choráin after the midterm break.
Congrats to CBC pupil who won the East Cork Schools Cross Country in Ballymacoda.
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