Trade and Bartering in 6th Class

This week 6th Class learned about barter, trade and money in History. To bring the topic to life, we created our own classroom currency, CBUX, and the boys had to trade or buy/sell a rugby team. There were some great deals done in the classroom and there are definitely some shrewd businessmen amongst this year’s 6th Class!

Transition Year Play

The students and teachers of the Prep School were very lucky to be invited to a special showing of this year’s Transition Year play, Crucified, today. Mr. Hussey and the actors showed us some of the key scenes from the play as well as sharing some “behind the scenes” secrets. It was a very enjoyable break from the classroom for the Prep School boys. Well done to all involved!

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!

 

Supporting the Senior Teams

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.

World War 2 Projects

5th class have completed their projects on World War 2 and presented them in class.

6th Class are still hard at work researching some of the people and stories associated with this time period and will soon complete their Profiles Project.

CBC Active School Week

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.

 

Safer Internet Day

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!

First School Mass of 2019

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!

5th & 6th Class Attend BT Young Scientist Exhibition

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!

Christmas at the Prep School

The final few weeks of term have been busy ones here at the Prep School as classes prepare for Christmas. There has been plenty of artistic activity as the boys have worked on their Christmas masterpieces. The 6th Class boys helped the Junior and Senior Infants make Christmas cards during a craft session under the expert guidance of Alec’s Mum and granny, Tanya and Trudy.  The senior classes enjoyed an active afternoon at Cork on Ice, all classes performed beautifully at the Christmas concert (along with the newly formed “Prep School Band”), the Senior classes completed their Christmas tests, we enjoyed a trip to the cinema to see “Nativity Rocks” and the Junior classes ended the term with a visit to AIB Bank at 66 South Mall to perform Christmas carols for staff and customers. We also welcomed Fr. Tom to the school for the last school mass of 2018. All of the students (and teachers) are looking forward to a well deserved Christmas break before returning in January ready for the new term ahead! A sincere thanks to all the Preparatory School Parents for all your support and help during 2018. Special thanks for your very generous donations in our recent charitable activities. Every blessing for Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019.

Visit from CBS Sexton Street

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.

 

Dail Visit

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.

Dublin Trip

Saturday November 24 was a very busy day for some classes in the Prep School.
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.

Orangutans and Palm Oil

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.

5th and 6th Class Science

This week’s Science lesson for 5th and 6th class centred on The Circulatory System. The boys were fascinated as they watched Mr. O’ Connell dissect a heart in the science lab and they all enjoyed the challenge of identifying the various parts from the diagram in their book.

UCC Cell Explorers Team Visits CBC

The Preparatory School was lucky to be visited by a team of scientists from UCC last week for Science Week during which they delivered a fantastic workshop to our 3rd and 4th Class students. The boys participated in the Fantastic DNA school visit as part of the Cell EXPLORERS Roadshow, which runs nationally to promote science discovery and hands on learning. Students learned about cells and DNA, completed experiments, and model building exercises with a team of scientists. They really enjoyed the hands-on workshop  which was a fantastic addition to the school’s Science Week programme.

 

CBC win Sciath an Scol!

CBC had a great victory in yesterday’s Sciath an Scol Football Final, with a 2 – 5 to 2 – 2 win over Ballincollig. The whole school turned out to support the team on the day and there was a great atmosphere in Pairc Ui Rinn as the team lifted the cup.

Halloween Art

The corridors of CBC Prep have been getting spooky this week as classes work on Halloween Art! Our 5th Class boys took to the lunchroom for a painting class and produced some lovely pieces.