YOUNG SCIENTIST: Well done to Ella McHugh, Cliodhna O'Grady and Niamh O' Donoghue who represented St Leo's College in the BT Young Scientist Competition with their project "The Big C. What's my risk?.
As part of their project the girls surveyed the entire school and also organised workshops for students with an oncology physiotherapist.
CHARITY AT CHRISTMAS
Well done to all those students and their families who contributed so generously over Christmas to a variety of activities in an effort to raise funds for a variety of local and national causes. Special mention to the school Junior St. Vincent de Paul who did trojan work in their annual Hamper appeal. The response this year evidenced once again the generosity of spirit that exists even in these difficult recessionary times and great credit is due to the whole school community.
CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE
On the afternoon of Wednesday 19th Dec the entire school community gathered in the Cathedral of the Assumption for a Christmas Carol service. A special thanks to all involved in organising this beautiful occasion especially the RE team, soloists, musicians, the folk group under the direction of M/s Margaret Farrell and the Chamber Choir under the direction of Mr. Ian Curran.
Santa Clause arrived in style to St. Leo's courtesy of the local fire service. His arrival was greeted with delight by the children of the staff of St. Leo's. Santa was then escorted by Principal M/s Clare Ryan to his Grotto which had been especially created for him by Derek and Paul. Santa took time to chat with all the children and of course gave each one a lovely present. They also enjoyed treats served up by Santa's elves. The children had a wonderful time and their parents were very appreciative of the effort of Principal M/s Ryan and her family who worked so hard to ensure a fantastic evening for all.
Congratulations to 4th yr students Valishia Monks, Chloe Gaffney, and Nicole O' Hara who took part in the "Home Cook" Baking Challenge recently. The girls had to produce a recipie that contained one of the Home Cook products. They then that to bake the product and take a photo of same and submit it to the Home Cook company. The above students were delighted when their recipies were chosen for inclusion in a recipe book that will contain the best 65 recipies nationwide. The top eight will be chosen by a nationwide vote to go to Dublin to bake their recipie. The public can vote for their favourite by logging on to www.homecookbakinggames.ie. The girls are actively seeking support for their recipies so get voting!
The school library is currently being restocked. School Librarian Doreen Lundon has requested donations of books from parents, students and staff in order to ensure the budget stretches further. Doreen stresses that only titles of interest and appropriate for girls aged 12-19 can be accepted.