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!!
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.
CBC have reached Final of their Sciath na Scol Group.
The team beat St Joseph’s, Cobh which was played at Lansdowne to reach the Semi Finals whereby they put in a great team effort, playing really well and won the game. Joey from 6th Class again had the School Camera to hand and took some excellent photos of the match.
This was followed by a well-fought game against North Mon, again played at Lansdowne, during which the boys secured themselves a place in the final. The whole school looks forward to supporting the team in the final after the mid-term break.
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.
Boys from 5th & 6th Classes travelled by bus last Saturday and had three exciting games with our hosts. Thanks to Scoil Íde for their hospitality and we look forward to the return fixtures in the new year.
Our 3rd & 4th Class boys participated in a very enjoyable martial arts lesson last week as part of their Chinese Studies module (delivered in partnership with UCC). The lesson took place on the school’s Astro Pitch and the boys had lots of fun trying out all the moves.
5th and 6th Class were learning about Laboratory Safety Symbols this week in Science with Mr. O’ Connell. The boys really enjoyed learning and using the Bunsen Burners too!
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.
The Prep School have been busy preparing for their Sciath na Scol campaign with trainings on Tuesdays & Thursdays with Mr Lynch & Mr Enright.
Last week 5th Class played Blarney St in a Gaelic Football game, which was keenly contested by both sides.
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.
5th and 6th Class will be attending Science lessons in the labs with Mr. O’ Connell this year. Pictured below are our fifth class boys outside in the sunshine at their first lesson, which involved lots of chemical reactions!
The Preparatory School Parents Council AGM took place on Monday 10th September. Principal Dr. Larry Jordan addressed the meeting to advise on new and ongoing activities in the school over the coming academic year. Parent representatives were elected for each class following which a question and answer session was facilitated. We were also privileged to host guest speaker Dr. Maureen Griffin who gave an informative talk on Online Safety for Children.
Mr. Tony McCarthy celebrated his retirement from CBC last week after 46 years service to the school, the last 9 of which were spent as a much valued member of the Preparatory School team.
Our Junior Infant students posed for their first class photo last week. This will be the first of many class photos taken during their time at CBC!