Lanesboro Community College notes

Bicycle Safety

Bicycle Safety

The first years got a chance to learn how to cycle safely with Noel Feely and his team putting them through their paces last Wednesday. Already looking forward to the next session.

Leaving Cert Induction

A very successful Leaving Cert induction night was held on Tuesday, September 17 with parents, students and teachers coming along to give their opinion and input on how to prepare and support the Leaving Cert class of 2014. There were group sessions, questionnaires, some advice and meetings with the teachers, all washed down with a cup of tea and a chat. A great night for all involved.

Young Scientist

Very busy getting ready for the BT Young Scientist application which has to be in by the end of this month. Some very interesting projects in the pipeline. Keep on researching!

Maths for Parents

Maths for parents classes starting shortly. This highly successful programme aims to help students succeed in maths by supporting the parents who are then able to give help when and where it is needed. Anybody taking part really enjoys it and there’s always a good chat and a cup of tea to be had as well.

Choir Practice

Choir practice continues for the upcoming school mass. Mr Feeney is pulling out all the stops this year with harps, pianos and guitars all in the mix!

Gaelic Blitz

The first and second years were involved in a Gaelic football blitz on Wednesday with Mr Devane and Joe. The team preformed well and there were some great performances. Training continues on Tuesdays and a good turnout is essential if we are to keep up the standards we need to retain the O Byrne cup.

Soccer start up

Registration for soccer took place on Friday. It’s great to see a soccer team being developed again and many thanks to Mr Devane for pushing this initiative through.

Aware Presentation

There was a talk by Aware given to the senior classes and arranged by Ms Keenan. The students really enjoyed the presentation.

Bake Sale

A bake sale is being organised by the first years to raise funds for their upcoming kayaking sessions. Looking forward to lots of goodies! Thanks to the Leaving Cert mentors who are helping them out.

Student Stars

Congratulations to Eoin Sorohan and Aisling Cosgrove, highest Leaving Cert points achievers in Lanesboro Community College this year. Each received a beautiful piece of Mullingar pewter at a celebration organised by the recently constituted Longford/Westmeath ETB, in recognition of their near perfect points total. No doubt they will be equally successful at third level.