Friday 19 January 2018

Coláiste Chill Mhantáin

MODEL UNITED NATIONS - On Friday November 9th four students from Coláiste Chill Mhantáin (Adam Duffy, Dmytro Moyseyev, Austin Kane and Matt Doyle) travelled to University College Cork (UCC) to take part in the 10th annual Model United Nations competition organised and run by UCC.

This year the Coláiste Chill Mhantáin team were representing Libya. Adam Duffy and the Security Council were discussing the very topical issue of civil unrest in Syria. Dmytro Moyseyev was on the Disarmament and Security Council discussing nuclear proliferation in the Middle East.

Austin Kane joined the Historical Security Council to take a fresh look at the Cuban Missile Crisis and won an honourable mention for his contributions to this council. Matt Doyle was on the Economic and Social Council where the topic for debate was economic development in regions emerging from or facing on going conflict. Matt was awarded the title of best delegate in his group.


In preparation for anti – bullying week our First and Second Year students received a presentation on bullying and the impact it has on the individual. It is a very topical issue and raising awareness among students of the types of bullying, its consequences and identifying strategies to address it, continues to remain a key aspect of Pastoral Care.


Two of our Transition Year students, Cormac Marnane and Thomas McKeown, have been invited to attend the Regional Finals for the Junior Dragons Den on Friday November 23rd. This event is sponsored by Bank of Ireland and takes place in the Seven Oaks, Carlow. On the day they will pitch their idea on the Irish educational card game they have designed. The game will undoubtedly make the learning of the Irish language more enjoyable for First and Second Class primary school students. We wish our young entrepreneurs luck in this competition.


A representative from the Irish Guide Dog Association visited the school on Monday last. Students were told about the work engaged in by the guide dogs. This proved a very worthwhile experience for students and staff alike and certainly heightened awareness of the important role played by this organisation. Our Transition Year students have kindly volunteered of their time to sell Irish Guide Dog Association merchandise in an effort to raise money for this worthy cause.


Our Junior Hurling team faced Enniscorthy Vocational School in the South Leinster junior Hurling Final on Monday last. The Wicklow side dominated the opening quarter of the match and took the lead. Two quick goals from the Enniscorthy side closed the gap to five points in favour of Coláiste Chill Mhantáin. Both teams produced some very impressive hurling in a thoroughly enjoyable game. However the Wicklow side proved stronger on the day and wer crowned the South Leinster champions. Well done to all involved on a tremendous achievement.

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