Transition year students travelled to Dublin this week to visit the Irish Aid Centre. They learnt about the work done abroad by Irish Aid. The students found it very interesting and learnt a lot about the life of people in the Third World. While in Dublin the students also paid a visit to the Natural History Museum.
Fifth and sixth year students saw Macbeth in The Helix. The students are studying Macbeth as part of their Leaving cert course and found it very helpful to see the play acted out on stage.
The Parents Association held their annual AGM in the school this week. The parents had a very interesting and informative talk from Niall Mulrine on Cyber bullying. Niall gave the parents information on the many different social networking sites, chat rooms and other dangers on the internet. He advised parents on how to help their child and what they should do if the child has a problem. Earlier in the day, Niall spoke to the third year students about cyber bullying and what they should do to avoid it. The students and parents found his presentation very interesting and useful.
The U16 boys football team had a good win over Coláiste Eoin of Hacketstown in Eire Óg this week. The game was played in very testing conditions, with a strong wind blowing and very difficult underfoot conditions after heavy rain. After playing with the wind in the first half, GCC enjoyed a 1-7 to 0-0 advantage at half time. Coláiste Eoin threatened at times in the second half, however GCC proved too strong and ran out comfortable winners 5-10 to 1-6. Well done to all players involved.
Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach held it's open evening this week for prospective students and their parents. The evening was well attended and all were impressed with the excellent facilities in the school.
Students from fifth and sixth year attended a careers seminar in the Dolmen Hotel. Representatives from the various Universities and Colleges attended and were on hand to answer any questions.