All 6th classes went on a retreat earlier this week as part of Confirmation preparation.
The reason behind the retreat was to allow the pupils to step back and learn more about why they are continuing their journey of faith with God.
The children took part in a lot of activities throughout the retreat. First the children were asked questions and talked a little about Confirmation. Afterwards they had lunch. They were then split into three groups. One group went into a meditating room, whilst the two remaining groups went into separate rooms. When all the children had completed the activities they had lunch again.
To finish the day the two classes were split and had a prayer service. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the day and would like to thank everybody who arranged the retreat.
Article by Alex, St. Corban's Media Team.
Cormac McAnallen was a brilliant teacher and sportsperson. He played Gaelic football at senior inter-county level for Tyrone.
Cormac died suddenly on 2 March 2004, aged 24. Despite his relatively short career, he won almost every honour in the game. He was often captain of successful teams, and was known as a particularly inspirational captain.
In 2004 the Cormac McAnallen Cup, the cup that Ireland and Australia play for in the International Rules Series, was named in his honour.
The 2013 Series was notable for the inclusion of an Australian team made up of exclusively indigenous players, known as the Indigenous All Stars.
We were very lucky that Tadhg and Cillian Whytock's mam Tracey could bring the cup to our school for the day.
Photos by Ross, St. Corban's Media Team.
On the 28th of February, all the third classes took part in cycle safety in the senior yard in St. Corban’s. It was a great day with the sun shining brightly.
Everyone got a high vis jacket. One Garda and one community worker came in to show how to cycle safely:
Rafal was also there to fix any broken bikes.
The Garda let Eoghan Kelly and me onto his motorbike!
The students all got certificates at the end showing that they completed the course. Now they know how to cycle safely.
Article by Eoghan S, photos by Eoghan K, St. Corban's Media Team. Photos also from Ms B Dunne.
Welcome to what we hope will be a regular feature on the website for the rest of this year and beyond. This is the first news roundup from this year's Media Team. Well done to Daniel, Alex, Ross, Eoghan K, Steven and Eoghan S. who did the research, writing and recording for this exciting new feature. We hope you enjoy this, we're looking forward to the next one already!
Last Friday Ms. Behan’s and Mr. Ryan’s class went to the Anne Frank expedition (Mr. Rock's and Mr. O'Connor's went on Thursday). It was a really good day out as we were learning all about World War II.
First we went on the bus after little break and drove to Dublin. We were a little early so we had lunch in a park near Pearse Street.
After that we went into the library and watched a documentary about all the people hiding in the annex.
Then once it was over we were brought into the other section where there was information on the walls. Once we were finished that we had a quiz about racism.
I really enjoyed the day out as I learned a lot about Anne Frank.
Article by Eoghan S, photos by Eoghan K, St. Corban's Media Team.
This year and every year our school supports the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. It's run by Team Hope. these shoeboxes including toys, colours etc. are sent to Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union and Africa. Since Team Hope have started this event they have delivered almost 2.8 million shoeboxes. Some of the families who receive these shoeboxes live on less than €1 a day. Altogether this year our school had 260 shoeboxes. Ms. Brady's class were the class with the most. They had 23 shoeboxes.
Article by Eoghan, St. Corban's Media Team.
Well done to Ms. Foley's class and the two boys from Mr. Ryan's class who helped collect the boxes on Friday morning. See below for more pictures from the day.
This year St.Corban’s made a huge effort to collect in aid of our school and ISPCC.
This year the top 4 classes with the most bags are: joint fourth, Mr. Lane 5th class and Ms. Kelly 5th class with 40 bags. Third place goes to Mr.D O’Connor 6th class with 51 bags. Second Ms. Butler 4th class with 58 bags, and first place with a landslide of 95 bags... Ms. Behan 6th class!
Well done to everyone who supported St.Corban’s to help us fill the van. Information about weight will be posted in the near future.
Photos (below) by Eoghan, article by Daniel, St. Corban's Media Team.
Last Friday morning the pupils of St. Corban’s B.N.S, did something very different to any other ordinary Friday morning. They had their breakfast in school!
Why had they breakfast in school? All pupils brought in their donation, bowl and spoon, in aid of the Cheerios Childline day.
What is Cheerios Childline? Cheerios Childline is when the children donate, so that any child, who needs to can call Childline.
How long have St. Corban’s have supported Childline? For the past 4 years St. Corban’s have supported this fantastic cause.
How much money did we raise? The pupils this year raised a staggering €660!
This event wouldn’t happen in the school if it wasn’t for all Ms. McDermott’s hard work. So the pupils would like to give Ms. McDermott a massive thank you!
Photos by Ross, article by Alex, St. Corban's Media Team.
Last Friday our school had a jersey day to raise money for GOAL. All of us were delighted to be wearing normal clothes instead of wearing our school uniform.
Eoghan K. and I went around to different classes to take pictures. Altogether our school raised €1,030.00, which will be donated to goal. Ms. Brady’s Class raised the most money which was €85.40.
Photos by Eoghan K., article by Eoghan S., St. Corban's Media Team.
Say hello to the six members of this year's Media Team (formerly known as the website team). These sixth class students will be responsible for bringing you news and updates here on the school blog throughout the year. We have three photographers (Eoghan, Ross and Stephen) and three writers (Daniel, Alex and Eoghan). The team will also share other duties around creating audio material and uploading reports to the school website.
A few words from our three writers:
I am looking forward to being on the school website team, as I will get to go to most of the school’s events. I am privileged to get the opportunity to be chosen to take part. The events I’m most looking forward to are football finals, hoping that our school will be taking part in them.
Well I always wanted to be a writer and when I heard that Mr. Lane was looking for three pupils to write for the school I jumped at the chance. I’m looking forward to writing on the school blog and being able to say “I wrote that”.
I am truly grateful to have been chosen to be on the St. Corban’s B.N.S. blog team. I would like to thank Mr. Lane for giving me such an opportunity and hopefully it will be a great experience through the school year!
Our blog is maintained by members of staff as well as students (under staff supervision). We hope you enjoy our posts!