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!
This month the boys in Junior Infants to Second Class were visited by past pupil of the Prep School, David Synnott, and his classmates at the UCC Surgeon Noonan Society for a Teddy Bear’s Hospital. The boys all enjoyed learning more about health and wellness as well as getting their teddy’s thoroughly checked out by the doctors!
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!
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.
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.
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 have reached Final of their Sciath na Scol Group.
For the past number of seasons, CBC’s trip to St Munchins College, Limerick to play Scoil Íde, Corbally has marked the start of the Rugby season fixtures.
Third Class had the opportunity to visit UCC recently and had a great tour of the historic College. Led by their Class Teacher, Mr Lynch, and Tour Guide, Rory, the class visited the Quad, Honan Chapel and Crawford Observatory, as well as learning more about the College and its famous history. Thanks to the Visitor’s Centre at UCC for accommodating the group.
On Monday 10th September, following the Preparatory School Parents Council AGM, parents and teachers were addressed by Dr. Maureen Griffin in a talk entitled “Social Media: Challenges for Parents”. The talk provided an overview of what is currently popular among Irish students, what the potential dangers are and offered practical advice on how to protect children when they are online or using their mobile devices. Issues such as social networking sites (e.g. Instagram); social messaging/chatting apps (e.g. snapchat); video-streaming sites (e.g. YouTube); mobile device safety; screen time; grooming and cyber-bullying were also addressed. Dr. Griffin’s talk was very well received by parents and staff alike and provided a great basis for talking with our children about Online Safety. Further information on Online Safety for Children can be found on our INFORMATION FOR PARENTS page.