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.
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.
There was great excitement for our new Junior Infants on Tuesday as they were welcomed to CBC Prep by Class Teacher, Mrs Denise Lowry.
Deputy Principal, Ms. Sharon McAdoo was also on hand to help out in the Junior Infant classroom while parents joined Dr. Larry Jordan (Prep School Principal) in the lunchroom for refreshments.
In what has become a much anticipated annual event in the Prep School, the Leaving Cert students who started their academic careers 14 years ago in Mrs. Lowry’s Junior Infant classroom came back to visit the Prep School and meet the current Junior Infant boys. Lots of memories were shared and we wish the boys all the best in their upcoming exams.
What a great team!
On Monday last, the boys of 3rd Class participated in a football blitz in The Tank fields. Joined with 1st and 2nd Class, the boys displayed excellent sportsmanship and skills. It was a great day, enjoyed by all. Even the sun made an appearance for the entire event. Well done Rang a Trí!