Well done to Katie Cullen and Lauren Byrne, Second Year, who participated in Carlow Institute of Technology's debate recently. The debate was held in tandem with the college's Open Day and hosted by the Engineering Department. The girls, accompanied by the teacher Ms. O'Sullivan, proposed the motion that: 'The construction industry should incentivise women into the industry'. The motion provoked lively debate, with schools across Leinster and Munster expressing their views. The motion was carried on the day.
All four teams who competed in the recent Cross Country League won medals with the Minor Boys, Intermediate Boys and Senior Boys finishing first in their respective categories. The Minor Girls came third in their category. The teams included Sarah Furey, Natalia Kubacka, Loreta Vasiliauskite, Laura Ward, Tom Pollard, Jack Mitchell, Kevin Murphy, Niall Harvey, Pauric Coughlan, Cian Heffernan, Nathan Walsh, David Lawler, Keith Noctor, Owen Scully, Graham Power, Danny Lawler, Gavin Curran, Conor Cleary, Francesco Visentin and Leon Carter.
YOUNG LEADER OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to Oisin McHugh (Sixth Year) who won the Rotary Club Young Leader of the Year. Oisin also won the competition at Regional level. He now advances to represent Ireland in Strasbourg by participating in the Youth EU Parliament.
PRESENTATION DAY CELEBRATION
Presentation College celebrated Presentation Day (21st November) in style last week as the entire school attended the annual ceremony in Askea Church. The ceremony reflected on the work and teachings of the founder of the Presentation Order, Nano Nagle, and how her message still resonates in the modern world.
Best of luck to all the Second and Fifth Year students who begin their Christmas house exams today (Tuesday 27th November) and to the First Years who start theirs on Tuesday 11th December. These exams form part of the ongoing assessment of student academic performance throughout the year. Meanwhile, Transition Year students should be busy preparing for their 'end of module' exams in early January while Third and Sixth Years are focused on their Mock Exams at the end of January.
Well done to forty five students from Transition Year who braved the elements in an overnight trip to Glendalough last week. The group completed a 10km hike and were accompanied by their teachers Ms. O'Looney and Mr. Conway. The students were bidding to achieve the first part of their Gaisce President's Award.