The school choir meets every Tuesday and Wednesday at lunch time for rehearsals. At the minute we are preparing for the annual Carol Service. We will be visiting the local nursing home, The Cheshire Home, near Christmas to spend an afternoon singing Christmas carols to the residents.
TRANSITION YEAR OUTING
Transition Year students attended Laughter Lounge, Eden Quay Dublin, Collins' Barracks Dublin to see the hilarious one man show "Psycho Spaghetti" by Ger Carey which observes the teenage experience. This was followed by an informative trip to The National Museum at Collins Barrack. One of the highlights was seeing the restored "Asgard" yacht which was used by the Irish volunteers to smuggle weapons and ammunition into Ireland in 1913 during the Home Rule Crisis.
CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING
About 24-30 students signed up for cross country running this year. There will be three meets in the Three Counties (Carlow, Kildare and Laois) Competition: Knockbeg, Leixlip and St. Laurence O'Tooles. There will be 2 individual events and 1 team relay event.
Boys Junior Badminton team are playing in county competition on Saturday 17th November in Carlow YM Club in Ballybannon. About 20-30 pupils signed up to play badminton but only 16-20 are there each day for practice.
FIRST YEAR DISCO
Meitheal leaders, we are hosting a disco for first year students on Friday 30th November from 7pm to 9pm. This disco is being held to raise funds for their trip to the Dome. This disco will be supervised to a high extent for your child's safety.
IRISH TRADITIONAL GROUP
The Irish Traditional musicians meet once a week to build their repertoire and become familiar playing with other instruments. The group also try traditional arrangements for nontraditional songs to keep things interesting. They will perform a traditional arrangement of "Fairytale of New York" for the annual Carol Service.