Best of luck to the 6th Class boys who will depart for Bath on the 20th annual 6th Class Rugby Tour at the exceptionally early time of 4.30am tomorrow morning! This morning the boys received their Tour Gear, a lot of which was sponsored by various parents in the class. Thank you to the parents for their generosity. The gear was presented by Scott Buckley and Aidan Brien (a former Prep School student) from the Senior Rugby Team.
A very hearty congratulations to this year’s Tour Captain, Louis Murphy, and Vice Captain, Evan Collins who were announced today. Well done also to Matthew Daly who designed this year’s Tour Jersey. The boys will look great as they play their matches in this fantastic jersey! A big thank you to Mr. Lynch for organising another tour and to Ms. McAdoo and Mr. Enright who will accompany him to chaperone the boys over the next few days. Wishing all a happy and safe trip. We look forward to hearing all about it after the Easter Holidays!
There was great excitement in the lunchroom today during the annual Easter Egg Raffle. This is always the final fundraising activity for the 6th Class Bath Rugby Tour and was followed by the Presentation of Tour Gear to the departing 6th Class Team. Well done to all the boys who won eggs today!
Congratulations to our Senior Cup team, crowned Munster Senior Cup Champions for a record 30th time. A hard fought and well deserved win for captain Scott Buckley and the squad. CBC 5 V 3 PBC
The boys in the Prep School enjoyed the celebrations when the team brought the Senior Cup back to CBC last week. They lined the avenue to cheer the team as they walked up to a whole school assembly. There were many familiar faces on the team due to the close connection between the Prep School and the secondary school and the players are fantastic role models for the younger boys. The team then visited the Prep School and gave the whole school homework off, much to the delight of the students!
Students at the Prep School are encouraged to support the secondary school teams in all of their sporting endeavours. The Jersey Presentation for the Junior and Senior Cup Rugby Teams is a much anticipated event every year and a fantastic opportunity for all boys on the school from Junior Infants to Leaving Cert to come together and celebrate the proud sporting tradition at CBC. The fact that many of the boys on the teams are familiar faces, having coached Prep School rugby in Lansdowne on Friday’s, makes the occasion all the more enjoyable for the younger boys.
Travelling to the games to lend support to the teams is an important part of fostering school spirit as seen below in photos taken by Joey O’ Neill in 6th Class.
The Prep School took advantage of a recent trip to Limerick to support the Senior Rugby Team by playing their own match against Scoil Ide earlier in the day.
Active School Week was a huge success again this year. The boys in CBC engaged in a variety of activities and workshops throughout the week, including completing active homework.
All classes enjoyed a talk by Gill O’ Shea on nutrition and were particularly interested as she spoke about suitable foods to eat before training or a match so that they would be able to play to their best ability.
The boys of 5th and 6th Class also attended a talk on Mental Health, facilitated by Martina Ryan of Cork Mental Health, an organisation that promotes positive mental health within the community.
The Senior classes all enjoyed a Circuit Training session with Paul FitzPatrick as well as a GAA Skills session.
6th Class took to the yard for some VERY active learning about An Aidiacht Shealbhach during their Gaeilge lessons.
Even the teachers got involved , with some wearing a Fitbit to count their steps and all participating in the wake up and shake up in the morning.
5th Class also arranged and led some fantastic playground games for the Junior Classes.
Well done CBC!! Stay active, have fun!
A big thank you to Ms. O’ Donovan for coordinating this annual school event.
The boys of CBC Prep marked Safer Internet Day today. The 6th Class boys performed a rap by GMC Beats on the subject of Cyberbullying to the whole school at assembly this morning. This was followed by an Internet Safety Workshop which the 6th Class boys presented to the younger classes. There were a number of interactive sessions which were enjoyed by both students and teachers alike. Well done 6th Class!
Staff and students marked the beginning of the new term with the first School Mass of 2019. Each month a different class in the Prep School is responsible for leading the mass and this month it was the turn of the students of 1st Class, guided by their teacher Mr. Enright. The boys did a fantastic job. Well done 1st Class!
Following a busy week of settling into a new school term, the students of 5th and 6th Class had an early start on Friday 11th as they set off on the road to Dublin to attend the BT Young Scientist Exhibition. The boys and their teachers enjoyed an educational day out during which they met some very talented students who were exhibiting fantastic Science projects at the competition. They also found lots of inspiration for their own projects that they are currently working on with Mr. O’ Connell and which they will present at the inaugural CBC Prep Science Fair later this year!
Staff and students at CBC Prep were delighted to welcome the boys from 6th Class in CBS Sexton Street, Limerick along with their teachers, Principal and Deputy Principal to our school today. Following some refreshments after their bus journey to Cork, the boys and their teachers were welcomed to CBC by Principal Dr. Larry Jordan and the boys from 5th and 6th Class in the Prep School. They then headed to the school gym and Astro-Turf for a GAA training session with coaches from a local club, Brian Dillon’s before Mr. David O’ Connell presented a very enjoyable and interactive Science Show. The day ended with Christmas lunch for all in the school canteen where the boys had time to chat and get to know one another a bit more. It was a fantastic occasion for CBC Preparatory School and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with CBS Sexton Street in years to come.
Staff and students at the Preparatory School were delighted to support the annual St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Food Drive. Pictured below are students and staff members with the food that was donated this year.
Third & Fourth Classes had a great day in Dublin during the week. Accompanied by a number of 4th Year students, the boys were visiting Dáil Éireann.
The classes were invited to Dáil Éireann by Michael McGrath TD and Mr McGrath welcomed the group to the Dáil and answered a number of questions. They visited the Dáil Chamber, where the Taoiseach was answering questions from the Opposition Leaders, the Taoisigh Painting gallery & the Seanad. After the tour, the boys were treated to a mineral & snack at the Coffee Dock, Meeting Micheal Martin TD & Senator Jerry Buttimer, both from Cork.
Also during the day, the Classes visited the Natural History Museum, viewing exhibits from Irish animals & animals of the world.
Boys from 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Classes travelled to Dublin to play our good friends at CBC Monkstown, which has become an annual fixture.
After some refreshments from our hosts, the boys went Bowling and then visited Eddie Rockets. The highlight of their day was going to the Aviva Stadium for the Ireland v USA game. For boys in 3rd Class it was their first visit to the stadium.
A great day was had by all.
Earlier this week Mr Lynch had a well earned break as one of his 3rd Class boys presented a project to the class on Orangutans and Palm Oil.
It was a very interesting project showing how deforestation is affecting the habitats of Orangutans in search of Palm Oil – which is used in many items in our shopping basket each week.
A great day at the Aviva Stadium for 5th Class and what a fantastic game to go to, Ireland defeating the All Blacks for the first time on home soil.
Even Peter Stringer, Jamie Heaslip & Joe Rokocoko were keen to meet the crew!!