Last September, St. Leos’ College was selected to be one of the 17 anchor schools involved in the Cycle Against Suicide 2014 campaign. The movement aims to promote awareness of mental health issues and targets students in schools throughout Ireland with its message ” It’s ok not to feel ok and it’s more than Ok to ask for help”.
The cycle starts in Dublin on Monday, 28th April and travels around Ireland stopping at various schools along the way. Day 2 of the cycle starts in our sports hall where we hope to get the entire school body to meet with the cyclists and participate in what should be a very positive mental health experience.
To enhance this experience, we have decided to create our feel good school music video. We hope to feature the entire school population in it dancing to S Club Seven’s “Reach For The Stars”. The video will be directed by Niamh Smith in 5th year and made with with a student crew. This video will then be played on the morning of the cycle. You never know who might get spotted, Bressie will be in the audience!
A number of students and staff will take part in the second leg of the cycle and cycle from the school to CBS Kilkenny on Tuesday, 29th April 2014.
Further details about Cycle Against Suicide are available on cycleagainstsuicide.ie
Biodiversity is the variety of plant and animal life in the world or in a particular habitat. The date for our Biodiversity Awareness Week is the 3rd – 7th March. The Green Schools Committee will organise an action day during the week to broaden students understanding of the importance of biodiversity.
Congratulations to both of our Leaving Certificate Maths Teams who competed in the IMTA regional maths competition hosted in St Kieran’s College on January 31st. Our girls battled through eight rounds of challenging problems based on the higher level leaving certificate maths course.
Well done to Aideen Barry (2nd Year) who represented St. Leo’s College, at the Leinster Schools Senior Swimming Championships, held at the Trinity Sports Complex earlier this week.
In a field of 18 swimmers, Aideen recorded a new personal best in the 100m breaststroke of 1:28.42, and came seventh overall, a great result, as she was swimming in the 13-14 age-group. This great win qualifies Aideen’s to compete at the All-Ireland National Swimming Championships in July of this year.
Siofra O’Flaherty (3rd Year) ran her way to victory when she competed at the Antrim IAAF International Cross Country meeting recently. Siofra won the Junior girls race in 12.47 and was 33sec ahead of 2nd place. The measure to Siofra’s victory was the fact that the Junior and Ladies were combined with Ella Fennelly U20 coming home in 6th place with a time of 13.30.
Best of luck to Siofra and indeed all the other St. Leo’s competitors at the upcoming schools events shortly.
Well done to Emma Townsend 2F who attended the BT Young Scientist Exhibition last week. Her project “Zero App; Zero Waste” hopes to reduce food wastage in homes across Ireland. Emma worked really hard on this project since the beginning of the year and enjoyed sharing her findings with all who visited her stand.
During the exhibition Emma was met by the Irish Independent. Click on the attached link to view the short interview.
This video presentation describes how the CAO application, offer and acceptance processes work.
Our Annual Report for the academic year 2012-2013 is this year being issued as an ezine and can be accessed by following the attached link. We hope this report gives an insight into the many and varied events and activities which were achieved over the past academic year together with brief synopsis of the year’s work. We thank all members of our school community for their commitment, dedication and contribution to St. Leo’s College.
Click here to download St Leos College Annual Report
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