Homelink. Easter '09
This years confirmation took place on Friday 20th March. In total 24 boys from 6th class took part in the celebration. Confirmation was administered by Dean Goold from Midleton. After a beautiful ceremony, everybody went to the Community Hall to enjoy a party courtesy of the Parents Association of both schools. A big thank you to all those who helped make it a special day.
Once again, the boys from 6th class undertook to make a pancake for everybody in the school, in an effort to raise money for The National Children’s Hospital. Over 300 pancakes were enjoyed by students and staff alike and €304 was raised.
The boys take part in the Sciath na Scol Hurling and Football competitions every year. This year the 3rd and 4th classes won the Indoor Regional Hurling Finals and went on to play in the County Finals which were held in Na Piarsaigh Hall. Both teams were narrowly defeated. 3rd Class later won the Plate competition. The 5th class Hurling team got to the final in the 5th Class Inter Schools Blitz and were very unlucky to be beaten by a single point. The boys also participate in the GAA INTO Mini Sevens Hurling and Football Skills. Shane Walsh played on the Cork Primary Hurling team against Limerick. Well done Shane. We would like to thank the Carrigtwohill GAA Juvenile Club for their help both in coaching the lads and also for helping us financially. Thanks also to the Parents Association for helping us financially.
Our Parents Association and teachers have once again organised relay teams to take part in the Cork City Marathon on 1st June 2009. We would ask you to support the Parents Association in this fundraising/health promoting event.
CórFhéile na Scol
The 3rd class boys took part in Córfhéile na Scol this year on the 31st March 2009. They performed 3 Christy Moore songs under the guidance of Ms. O’Connor and Ms. Keane. A very enjoyable night was had by all.
Kenya Immersion Project
Girls from St. Aloysius will travel in May on the school’s first ever visit to Mutito Girls Secondary School in Kitui, Kenya - a school run by the Sisters of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God. Scoil Mhuire Naofa held a “No Uniform Day” on Friday 27th March to raise funds for this project. A cheque to the value of €600 was presented to the girls travelling to Kenya from St. Aloysius College.
World Maths Day
World Maths Day this year took place on 4th March 2009. This was our second year participating in “World Maths Day” and once again it was a very successful and enjoyable experience. Pupils from 2nd to 6th class were among the 1 million pupils from 160 countries who answered an amazing 450 million questions!! Congratulations to all our computer Mathletes!