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!
Our 6th class boys went to Bath for their annual rugby tour. Harry Walsh wrote the report below about the trip:
On the 27th of April, 6th class 2018 went on the annual rugby tour to the city of Bath. Mr Lynch and Miss McAdoo were coming with us along some 4th years. Jude’s dad Duncan was sponsoring us.
We met at the bottom of Sydney Hill at 4:00 am which I don’t think some of the boys were very happy about. We actually left at quarter past the hour, as some boys were late. The bus journey to Rosslare took a good two and a half hours, but it was an enjoyable trip. We arrived at Rosslare and boarded the ferry, entertaining ourselves by watching movies, playing cards and I think Sir fell asleep. Soon we were able to see the Welsh coastline on the horizon. We arrived into Fishguard at 10.30am, and then headed off to Bath. As we got closer and closer, there was a building sense of excitement, and then we finally arrived in Bath. We could see beautiful old buildings everywhere. Hardly anything was modern. As we drove through, we could see the Roman influence on the city. Shortly we arrived in the YMCA, assembling outside, while Sir told us the rules. Then we collected our keys, and went to our rooms for a rest. After an hour or so, we started on our walk around Bath. We saw an amazing bridge built by the Romans, and we visited the Bath rugby stadium. After a while, we went back and had pizza at the YMCA. Everyone gave up their phones and electronics (reluctantly) and we went to sleep.
The following day, we woke up early for our first game at Cleve, setting off after breakfast. Once we arrived in Cleve, we changed into our gear. There was an enthusiastic crowd of parents waiting for us. Unfortunately, the tour jerseys had not arrived, so we wore our normal CBC jerseys. Cleve were a good team and narrowly beat us. Afterwards we went back and did some shopping in Bath, followed by mass, delivered by a very nice priest, and a trip to the cinema to see the new Avengers film. That night, Sir showed us the design for the tour jersey and I was very happy when I realised it was mine. On Sunday, we played Chew Valley and Walcot. We were beaten both times but they were great games, and we played really well. Our parents came and supported us, which was really great. After the rugby, we enjoyed the shops in Bath again. Quite a few of the items were taken off us by Sir, and even the 4th years had water-guns confiscated, which Sir then squirted Cillian Punch with. Later that evening we went bowling which was really good fun. At around 8.00 o’clock we departed Bath one last time. It was a really nice city and I hope to go back sometime. The journey back to Cork went by quite fast for me because I was exhausted and slept nearly the whole time. We departed Britain at 11:45 pm and arrived in Ireland around 03:00 am. At 6 o’clock Sir woke us up and we arrived at 20 past. That was where our amazing Bath Tour ended. I’d like to say thanks to everyone who helped out and thankyou to Mr Lynch and Miss McAdoo for picking my jersey and picking me as Vice-Captain, it was a great honour.
The annual school sports day took place on Thursday 10th May at the Mardyke Arena Sports complex. The boys all enjoyed taking part in the various activities (particularly the infamous novelty race for 6th class boys) and had a great day out. Well done to all and a big thank you to Mr. Lynch who arranged it all.
Our 6th Class students were presented with CBC Bath Rugby Tour gearbags on Thursday before their departure from Wellington Road in the early hours of Friday morning. They were all very excited to be heading off on the annual trip with teachers Mr. Steven Lynch and Ms. Sharon McAdoo. We’re all looking forward to hearing all about their trip on their return to school next week!
Members of the Newspaper Club worked hard on the second issue of CBC Times and produced a great newspaper. Click on the link below to read about a visit to The Young Scientist exhibition, some school secrets as uncovered by the CBC Detectives, interviews with stars of the Junior and Senior Rugby teams, a roundup of the best movies, books and video games of 2017 and much more!