The German Department has recently been very busy. An exchange to Hamminkeln, Germany, has been planned and will take place in April. Several 2nd-year students will travel with their teacher, Ann Tully, and are getting excited.
Three pupils from Transition Year, Kate O’Rourke, Kate Rowe and Carol Healy, won a scholarship to Germany for the summer. They were invited to an interview held in the Goethe Institute, Dublin, based on their excellent Junior Cert results.
A German film, “Wintertochter”, has been shown in the George Bernard Shaw Theatre in February. Many students went to watch it and enjoyed the film.
At the recent County Carlow Enterprise awards three St. Leo’s students took the much coveted first prize with their “Wise Owl Discount Card”. This card which gives holders significant discount also promotes shopping locally in order to sustain local jobs , local entrepreneurs and local businesses.
The team of Niamh Fahy, Ella McHugh and Cliona O’Grady will represent Carlow at the National Student Enterprise awards in Croke Park on Wednesday 17th April - Best of luck girls!
Dé Mháirt: Ciorcal Comhrá don séú bliain 1.20 i seomra L5
Dé Céadaoin: Céilí Mór do gach duine!
1.20 sa halla tionóil – Duaiseanna do na damhseoirí is fearr!
Déardaoin: Scannán ‘Scéal na Gaeilge’ don chúigiú bliain
10.30 san Amharclann GB Shaw @ Visual
Dé hAoine: Bronnadh na nduaiseanna le haghaidh Comórtas na bPóstaer
Gach lá: Bricfeasta as Gaeilge gach maidin sa bhialann/sa cheaintín
Five students at St. Leo´s College recently received the pleasant news that they are eligible to receive a valuable scholarship to Germany this summer.
Carol Healy, Kate O’Rourke, Trisha Sloyan, Peggy Miller and Kate Rowe have been selected by the Goethe Institute based on the exceptional results (highest marks in Ireland) in the Junior Cert 2012.
They will attend an interview at Goethe Institute in Dublin on the 11thMarch.
Congratulations to the St. Leo’s College team who recently scooped the UCD Women Graduates public speaking competition. The team made up of Victoria Byrne, Clodagh Brophy and Caroline Halpin were the only team from outside the Dublin region and so to win was a great achievement. An added bonus on the night was the fact that team member Caroline Halpin was also awarded Best Speaker on the night.
Great praise also to their mentors Alison Doyle and Sean O’Flaherty who have worked hard preparing the girls for such events.
St. Leo’s College are currently holding a fitness challenge for all 1st and 2nd year students which will run over six weeks. All students are encouraged to participate in as much physical activity as possible and to record the information in their school journal. At the end of the six weeks, all classes will be retested and the class with the most improvement will win a prize. We have also entered the classes in a national competition. We would hope that all students receive as much encouragement at home as possible.
Congratulations to the three students who have qualified in the final of the Home Baking Games Competition. Organised by Easy Food Magazine this competition is a national baking competition for secondary school students. Each of the finalists submitted unique and original recipes and were picked because their entry was based on a homemade recipe, it had a unique flair of creativity or it was just too delicious not to include!
Best of luck to all three entries!
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Congratulations to the St. Leo’s College entry in the All Island Schools Talent Search competition. The group called Threads of Gold qualified through the South Leinster Finals and performed in the Red Cow Hotel on Sunday 20th January. The group made up of Ailbhe Kehoe, Bronwyn Hogan, Isabelle Matuschka (5th Year) and Ella Nagy (2nd Year), perform as a trad group and we wish them every success in the next round.
The All Ireland Schools Talent search is a national competition organised by ISPCC/Childline as a fundraising event to help maintain its services and make supports available 24 hours a day every day of the year to all children and teenagers in Ireland.
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