Book Lists 2017-2018

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First  Year  Book  List  2017-2018
Fonn 1 An Comhlacht Oideachais (new edition)
Great Expectations 1 - (includes student portfolio)
Skellig  -  David Almond
Pocket English Dictionary
Text & Tests 1 Common Introductory Course for 1st Yr.Maths
Set of Mathematics Instruments
Nouveau Voyage 1 - Gill & McMillan
Deutsch fur Alle 1    Folens
The Past Today - Dermot Lucey -  Gill & McMillan  3rd Edition
Geography in Action -
Business Studies
Get Started - J.C.  Business Studies - Matt Hynes - Folens & Student Activiity Book
Essential Science - Folens
New Impact Barrett & Richardson 5th Edition  Gill & McMillan
Religion for Living Single Volume Edition (2nd Edition) Alpha Press
Second Year Book List 2017-2018
Fonn 2 (Gnath) An Comhlacht Oideachas   (ISBN-978-1-84536-389-5)  
Fonn 3 (Ard)    An Comhlachta Oideachas -(ISBN-978-1-84536-388-8)  
Great Expectations 2 - (inc. student portfolios)  
Animal Farm - George Orwell  
Pocket English Dictionary  
Project Maths Text & Tests 2  2015 onwards (Ordinary)   Celtic Press  
Project Maths Text & Tests 2  2015 onwards (Higher)       Celtic Press  
Formulae & Tables  
Sharp Calculator  
Nouveau Voyage 1 - Gill & McMillan  (continued from 1st Yr)  
Nouveau Voyage 2 - Gill & McMillan   
French/English Dictionary  
Deutsch fur Alle 1 - Folens  (continued from 1st Yr.)  
Deutsch fur Alle 2 - Folens   
Materials Technology - Wood  
Wood Material Technology - Mike Cross - EdCo  
Materials Technology - Metal  
Basic Engineering Technology - Sean O Tuarisc  
Technical Graphics  
Technical Graphics   3rd edition -   Ds. O'Connor  Ed. Co.  
Home Economics  
Learning for Life - C. Enright, M.Flynn - Folens   (3rd Edition)  
A4 Copy  
Junior Cert. Book List 2017-2018
To Kill a Mocking Bird  Harper Lee  (Higher)
Formulae & Tables
Nouveau Voyage 2 - Gill & McMillan
French/English Dictionary
Viel Spass 2 - C.J. Fallon
German Grammer Work Book - Folens
German Dictionary
Shortcuts to Success JC History  Charles Hayes  (Gill & McM)
Fifth Year Book List 2017-2018
Fiúntas Nua - Ed. Co.  Ard       -2016 edition  
Fuinneamh Nua  - Ed. Co.  Gnath   - 2016 edition  
The Playboy of the Western World - J.M. Synge  (Ordinary)  any Publisher  
This is Poetry (Forum) 2019   Ordinary  
New Discovery Poetry 2019 - EDCO   - Higher Level  
Macbeth -  any Publisher   (Higher)  
Project Maths 2015 onwards - Text & Tests 3 (Ord.)   Strands 1-5  (New)  
Effective Maths 1 - C.J. Fallon  (Higher)  
Tout va Bien 2nd Edition - Folens  
Horthemen - C.J. Fallon  
Deutsch Komplett (Folens)  
Changing World  - LC Core Geography - Charles Hayes (Gill & McM) revised edition 2012  
Modern Europe & the Wider World - Gill &McMillan  3rd edition  
Modern Ireland - Gill & McMillan  - 3rd edition  
Home Economics  
Set of Books in School  
to be decided  
Business Express  Leav. Cert  - Mentor  E.Connolly   second edition  
Ag. Science  
Breaking Ground - Ed. Co.  2nd  edition  
New Senior Biology - Folens  
Chemistry Live - Folens new edition  
Real World Physics - Folens  
New Engineering Technology - L.Smith/L.Hennessy  Ed Co.3rd edition ISBN 978-1-84536-592-9  
Construction Studies  
Get Constructive -   
Design & Communicaiton Graphics  
Graphics In Design & Communication - David Anderson    ISBN  978-0-7171-5946-8  
Art Works    - Edco  
No book required  
Leaving Cert. Book List 2017-2018
A Thig ná Tit Orm - Maidhc Dainín O Sé   (Higher)  
Effective Maths 2 - C.J. Fallon  (Higher)  
Tout va Bien - 2nd Edition - Folens  
Deutsch Komplett - Folens  
Horthemen -  C.J. Fallon  
Horizon Books 3 (elective 4 , Option 6&7) - 2nd Edition  

School books 702x527

Credit Union Documentary - Watch here

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In association with the Millstreet Parish Credit Union, TY Group 2 completed a fantastic module on Financial Literacy. Named "CLUEDIN", the program gave an insight into the many facets of Financial Well-Being and proved very beneficial to the participating pupils.

Lena Shaw of the Irish League of Credit Unions was on hand to present a Certificate of Completion to the students and was very impressed by their knowledge. The pupils have also made a video of their local Credit Union, and you can watch this by clicking Enjoy! And there may be stars of the future here! Well done to all students involved and to project teacher and  director, Padraig O'Driscoll.


L.C. Graduation Mass


The class of '17 bade school life at their graduation Mass in the school. Canon Fitzgerald celebrated mass and shared some timely wisdom with the class as they embark on their next adventure. The celebration showcased many of the talents which had become part of school life during their time here. Musicians and singers Sarah Dennehy, Bridelle Cronin, Gerard O'Hanlon, Alex Dennehy and Daniel O'Callaghan all contributed to a very special celebration marking their achievements and the constant support they have received over the years from both parents and teachers.. All graduation photos can be see, just click link here.

U 14 Footballers

Under 14 1/2  Football

County finalists in their first school team, the First and Second years, with coach Mr Breen, almost tasted success last Thursday in Kealkill. The team  powered their way through the first two rounds, firstly against Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk where a merciless performance across the entire panel saw them emerge winners by 5-28 to 0-1. They then faced Gaelscoil Charraig Uí Leighin in what emerged to be a tighter contest. The boys coped well with the pressure and came back from a two point deficit at half time to win by the same margin, 4-11 to 3-12.They finally faced Schull in the County and confidence was high but the team fell short on the day with a scoreline of 1-8 to 2-16. We look forward to watching this team develop over the next few years.

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Intel Vice President Visit

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Dr Ann Kelleher is from Carriganima and decided to study Electrical Engineering after doing her Leaving U.C.C.   She worked hard in school. She had to decide between Veterinary and Engineering.  She decided on Engineering as she didn’t want to go far from home and she didn’t want to go to Dublin.  

She loved Maths and Physics.  In her opinion if a student wanted to study Electrical Engineering they would want to be good at Maths doing Higher Level or else have attained an O1 or O2 grade in Ordinary Level. 

In U.C.C. there were only 5 girls in her course and 50 boys.  Today a quarter would be girls.  She continued having got her degree to do a Masters as she loved Physics and then did a PhD from the Microelectronics Research Centre, now the Tyndall Institute and was the first woman to do a PhD there.

She had no Industrial experience and decided to join Intel in Leixlip Co. Kildare for two years as an Engineer.  However she liked it so much that later she became Factory Manager and now is responsible for seven Intel Manufacturing facilities around the world with a workforce of 13,500.  Intel today employs all types of graduates from a wide range of disciplines - Managers, Lawyers, Accountants as well as Engineers. 

Dr Kelleher felt that students should do what they are good at and enjoy when they leave school.  The Leaving Certificate is very important.  It’s a foundation for the future and students should work hard for it, but college may not be for everyone.  If you have a problem, you should face it and try and solve it rather than ignoring it.  Problems should be handled in a professional manner.  It is very important to have good communication skills, well able to write things down in reports and letters. 

She has a love for travelling and does a lot of it in her job going from Ireland to China to Israel and to different parts of America.

She is determined, loves challenges and feels if you are good at your job you will go up the corporate ladder no matter your gender.  She is in the top 50 most influential women in business in the world. 

We are grateful to Dr Kelleher for taking time out of her busy schedule to talk to our students.  One of the students summed up her visit by commenting: 

 “Even with all her success she was very pleasant and interesting”.

T.Y. Fashion Show

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T.Y. Fashion Show

The school gym was transformed into a glitzy catwalk in this year’s disco-themed event. The T.Y. students designed and constructed the set and modelled on the night with panache and confidence. Mr Fraser’s Art groups put in a huge amount of work on the large sets needed to create the performance space and T.Y co-ordinator Mr Morley ensured all was safely in place for the big night. The music, lighting and upbeat commentary from Ms O’Donoghue created a fantastic atmosphere and made for a memorable night showcasing up-to-the –second fashions for all ages, all available in local outlets. A big thanks to all the shops who helped out. Thanks too to all who supported, raising €2,000 for the chosen charities, Millstreet Hospital, The Dónal Walsh LiveLife Foundation, and Marymount Hospice. These charities all visited the school for the T.Y. Graduation Night and  T.Y. students were glad to be able to contribute towards their continuing work.

Paris Trip- Fifth Years on Tour

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Paris in the Spring

This year saw another fantastic whirlwind European Tour for the Fifth Years. The group had a packed schedule once they stepped off the plane in Airport de Charles de Gaulle. Arriving at 9 a.m. saw the group tired but ready to get going so set straight off for the centre of Paris to ascend the Arc de Triomphe. The effort of the climb had all hungry so straight to the nearby McDonalds, one of the traditional highlights of the Avenue de Champs Elysees. The hectic schedule resumed with visits to the magnificent and ancient Cathedral de Notre Dame, then back on the bus for an evening tour of Paris, picking up a guide who revealed all the fascinating stories behind the sights on the city streets. Then on to the Louvre, one of the greatest collections of art in the world, and the group cultivated their knowledge and appreciation of Art- after racing directly to see the famous Mona Lisa. Then back to hotel for much needed rest. Day 2 was Disneyland. The gang were whisked off to the theme park and entered as soon as it opened. After a day of fun, the group had to sample shopping Paris-style in the nearby Val D’Europe. Day 3 involved must-see sights, starting with Stade de France and a guided tour of the stadium. This was followed by a tour of the Versailles Palace, the sumptuous interior and gardens of the magnificent residence of the pre-revolution Kings. Then back to Paris for a romantic cruise under the bridges of the city on the boat trip along the Seine. The best views in the city are from the tower of Montparnasse so the group headed straight there for some memorable photo opportunities. Day 4, the final day, involved a visit to Napoleon’s tomb at Les Invalides and then on to the bohemian centre of the church of Sacre Coeur, with street artists and performers and more magnificent views. All good things must end and so the gang returned exhausted but full of great memories.

u-141/2 Hurlers

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The under 141/2 Hurling Team got underway against the famous City bastion of Hurling, the North Mon. A solid performance from our boys saw them emerge clear winners, 5-14 to 4-7 and advance to the County Semi-Final, where they faced local rivals, De La Salle, Macroom. Millstreet took control early on and dominated the game, despite a strong Macroom challenge in the second half.

Fifth Year Day of Reflection

Fifth year students recently attended a Day of Reflection with Declan Browne of the MIR Retreat Team in Mallow. The students discussed some issues that concern their particular stage in life and looked at how they can build the confidence and skills to face the challenges ahead.

All who attended were hugely positve about the experience. Some comments included;"Best day of Fifth Year, by far." "Very rewarding, would recommend it to all." "It was an amazing day that taught me a lot. It was great fun too." "It was a great experience, enjoyable and maybe even life changing." "It is a day to reflect on the kind of person you are and what aspects of your life you need to change, to become a better version of yourself." "Knowing how someone feels about oneself can boost one's self-image and bring out the strength in you." "It was a rollercoaster of emotions for all the right reasons." "It was an amazing day that taught me a lot, and a very fun experience." "It was a day well spent, I had a fantastic time. If you decide not to go next year it would be a pity. You'd be missing out."

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West Cork Garda Youth Award

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The T.Y. Development Education group were awarded certificates by the youth initiative organised by the West Cork Garda Division. This recognises the efforts mede by young people to improve ther world and to take responsibility for this. this group were well deserving of the award, with a year of hard work and huge achievements behind them.

Justice Group in Action!

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The T.Y. Justice Group have been busy, applying their learning as they promoted Fairtrade in the school along with raising funds for M.S. Ireland. The group have organised two events, a coffee morning in the Parish Centre and a cookie sale in the Canteen, both using yummy Fairtrade ingredients and both raising a total of €676 for M.S. Ireland. Their choice of charity was inspired by their participation in the guard of honour for former teacher, Kevin Brennan, who lived with this condition. 

Their efforts for Fairtrade awareness worked with their other project, preparing and teaching classes on fairtrade to junior R.E. and C.S.P.E. classes. Thanks to all who supported their fundraising events.