Ploughing 2018

An intrepid group of Agriculture enthusiasts headed for the Laois venue, despite adverse weather and the debris of Storm Ali, on September 20th as part of their Agricultural Science studies. 63 students took part and the event allowed them to build on their classroom studies, gaining understanding of the applications of scientific theory in new developments in the industry and agribusiness. 

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Agriculture Minister Helps Harvest!

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed visited the school to speak with Agricultural Science students about the latest trends in the agricultural industry. He helped students see the direction future employment prospects in the business are taking. Afterwards, he found the time to help harvest this year's crop of school potatoes, a fine crop despite the dry conditions over the summer.

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Leaving Cert Retreat 2018

Our Leaving Certs took a day out from the hectic schedule of their final year of school to take to the woods and water of Killarney National Park, for a day of reflection ahead of the work and decisions of the year ahead. Stopping at Tubrid, taking the boats out to Inisfallen Island and on up to the Black valley, walking back to Muckross and meeting Canon Fitzgerald in St Mary's Cathedral for their Mass made for a memorable day and one where the challenges ahead are put in perspective.

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T.Y. Class aim high!

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T.Y. Class 2018/2019 scaled Clara on September 4th as part of the traditional opening of the transition year program. A warm and calm autumn morning encouraged all to get out in the open and enjoy the bracing walk to the top. All enjoyed the walk and the views on top, seeing our familiar surrounds from a fresh angle, something the T.Y. program will continue to encourage.

Book Lists 2018-2019: Scroll Down to Find Your Group

School books

 

BOOK LISTS- SCROLL DOWN FOR

YOUR YEAR GROUP

     First  Year  Book  List  2018-2019
 
Gaeilge
Foclóir
Turas 1 - Educate.ie
English
Fire and Ice - Pauline Kelly  Gill & McMillan (including Workbook)
Skellig  -  David Almond
Pocket English Dictionary
Mathematics
to be decided in  September
Set of Mathematics Instruments
French
Allons-y 1   Educate.ie
German
Viel Spass 1 - C.J. Fallon - New Edition
History
Artefact  - Educate.ie
Geography
Real World Geography - Folens (including Student Learning Log)
Business Studies
Get Started - J.C.  Business Studies - Matt Hynes - Folens & Student Activiity Book
Science
Essential Science - Folens
CSPE
Make a Difference 4th Edition Junior Cycle - Conor Harrison & N. Wilson  - Folens
Religion
Religion for Living Single Volume Edition (2nd Edition) Alpha Press 
 
   
Second Year Book List 2018-2019
   
Gaeilge  
Foclóir  
Turas 2 (Gnáth)  Educate.ie  
Turas 3 (Ard)      Educate.ie  
English  
Great Expectations 2 - Educate.ie (inc. student portfolios)  
Animal Farm - George Orwell   
Pocket English Dictionary  
Maths  
Project Maths Text & Tests 2  2015 onwards (Ordinary)   Celtic Press  
Project Maths Text & Tests 2  2015 onwards (Higher)       Celtic Press  
Formulae & Tables  
Sharp Calculator  
French  
Nouveau Voyage 1 - Gill & McMillan  (continued from 1st Yr)  
Allons-y 2    
French/English Dictionary  
German  
Deutsch fur Alle 1 - Folens  (continued from 1st Yr.)  
Viel Spass 2 New Edition  - C.J. Fallon  
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  
Skills for Life - Carmel Enright & Maureen Flynn (includng Log Workbook)  
Skills and Learning Log Workbook  
Religion  
A4 Copy  
   
   
Junior Cert. Book List
 
 
English
The Merchant of Venice - Forum Publictations  (Higher Level)
To Kill a Mocking Bird  Harper Lee  (Higher)
Maths
Formulae & Tables
French
Nouveau Voyage 2 - Gill & McMillan
French/English Dictionary
German
Deutsch fur Alle 2  - Folens
German Grammer Work Book - Folens 
History
Shortcuts to Success JC History  Charles Hayes  (Gill & McM)
 
Fifth Year Book List 2018-2019
Gaeilge  
Fiúntas Nua - Ed. Co.  Ard       -2016 edition  
Fuinneamh Nua  - Ed. Co.  Gnath   - 2016 edition  
English  
This is Poetry 2020 - B. Forristal & B. Ramsell - Forum Publications  - Higher Level  
Hamlet - Gill & McMillan edition - Higher Level  
Language Lessons - Gill & McMillan - Higher Level  
This is Poetry - Forum Publications - Ordinary Level 2020  
The Playboy of the Western World - any version  
Maths  
Project Maths 2015 onwards - Text & Tests 3 (Ord.)   Strands 1-5  (New)  
Effective Maths 1 - C.J. Fallon  (Higher)  
French  
Tout va Bien 2nd Edition - Folens  
German  
Deutsch Komplett  
Leistungskurs Deutsch - C.J. Fallon  
Geography  
Changing World - LC Core Geography - Charles Hayes (Gill & McM) revised edition 2012   
History  
Modern Europe & the Wider World - Gill &McMillan  4th edition  
Modern Ireland - Gill & McMillan  - 3rd edition  
Home Economics  
Set of Books in School  
Accounting  
to be decided  
Business  
Business Express  Leav. Cert  - Mentor  E.Connolly   second edition   
Ag. Science  
Breaking Ground - Ed. Co.  2nd  edition  
Biology  
New Senior Biology - Folens  
Chemistry  
Chemistry Live - Folens new edition  
Physics  
Real World Physics - Folens  
Engineering  
new book - to be decided in September  
Construction Studies  
Get Constructive - Educate.ie    
Design & Communicaiton Graphics  
Graphics In Design & Communication - David Anderson    ISBN  978-0-7171-5946-8  
Art  
Art Works    - Edco   
LCVP  -  no book required  
   
Leaving Cert. Book List 2018-2019
   
   
   
Gaeilge  
A Thig ná Tit Orm - Maidhc Dainín O Sé   (Higher)  
English  
Effective Maths 2 - C.J. Fallon  (Higher)  
French  
Tout va Bien - 2nd Edition - Folens  
German  
Leistungskurs Deutsch - C.J. Fallon  
Horthemen -  C.J. Fallon  
Geography  
Horizon Books 3 (elective 4 , Option 6&7) - 2nd Edition  
   

L.C. Grad Mass

L.C. Graduation Mass

The class of 2018 celebrated their time in school at their Graduation Mass with family and teachers. Students organised a welcoming and nostalgic evening, reviewing their experiences with slideshows and songs. Students spoke about their time in school and highlighted the many positive experiences along the way. To view all grad. photos, click http://www.millstreetcommunityschool.ie/photos/268-2108-grad-photos.htmlDSC04365 SmallPresentations were also made to the three teachers retiring this year.

Football Glory!

Victory for u-16 Footballers:

Mr Breen’s under 16’s recorded a resounding win over the North Mon. in Mallow on May 14th and delivered the County title to the school after an impressive campaign. Millstreet began well and established a good lead early on, helped by a Dylan Sheehan goal from long range and a great point from Luke O’Donoghue after an individual run. This created daylight between the sides at half time, with Millstreet up by 1-9 to 1-3. A Darragh Cashman break then led to a Dylan Downey goal, and the same man found the net moments later, fielding a sideline and dispatching it to the net. Solid displays at full back from Colin Murphy and in goal from Daniel Hartnett saw the menacing opposition attack largely neutralised. Scorers: D. Downey 2-2; D. Sheehan 1-5; B. Murphy 0-5; L.O’Donoghue 0-1. Final score Millstreet 3-13, North Mon 1-3. The campaign opened with a win against Ballingeary, played in St John’s Pitch.

Millstreet fell behind early on with Ballingeary taking a two point lead but soon settled and grabbed the lead with two goals in the second quarter. Millstreet controlled the remainder of the game, running out 3-12 to 2-7 winners. They next faced Mayfield in the Parc Uí Chaoimh AstroTurf facility and took control early in the game, with a flurry of early goals putting the result beyond doubt. Panel: Daniel Hartnett, James Buckley, Daniel Buckley, Omar Daly, Luke O’Donoghue, Donagh Murphy, Darragh Cashman, Eoin Guiney, Darren Kiely, Dylan Downey, Dylan Kelleher, Darragh O’Riordan, Patrick Cronin, Harry Linehan, Diarmuid Cronin, Barry Murphy, Diarmuid Moynihan, Evan O’Sullivan, Cathal O’Sullivan, Adam McGroary, Finn Radamm, Ian Buckley, Jack Hanover, Joyce Sibanda, Adrian McCarron, Evan Murphy, Eoin Sheahan, Dylan Sheehan, Colin Murphy. Team managed by Mr Breen.

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Language and Culture Night- TG4 Feature!

Students and parents in the school celebrated our rich cultural diversity in a night of song, dance, music, recitation and food at the annual Language and Culture night. This also featured on TG4 news- to view click https://www.tg4.ie/en/player/home/?pid=5787372771001&teideal=Nuacht%20TG4&series=Nuacht%20TG4&dlft=32 and scroll to 10:20.

To view more photos click herehttp://www.millstreetcommunityschool.ie/photos/236-class-of-17.html 

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Math Winners!

Congratulations to the six students who participated in the Irish Junior Maths Competition finals in I.T.T on the 27th of April. The participants were Tomás Cronin, Chris Morley, Éanna O’Mahony, Alex Ducey and Anna Moynihan.

We are delighted to announce Tomás Cronin obtained 1st place and Conor Casey followed closely to obtain 2nd place in the Regional Finals.

Tomás and Conor’s results now rank them in All-Ireland positions of 35th and 52nd respectively. Well Done to all.

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Wear Your Waste! Fashion Design and Show

 

Wear Your Waste

The Wear Your Waste Competition first began when 12 Transition Year students- Emma Mc Sweeney, Julie Crowley, Erin Lawlor ,Abby Ring, Michelle O’Riordan, Chloe Barrett, Katelyn Murphy, Caoimhe O’Leary, Orla Buckley, Megan Lehane,  Jennifer Kelly and Sarah Bourke volunteered to partake in the school’s Dev. Ed. Group with the help of Mr. Magee. The group was split into focusing on two topics, Gender Inequality, Waste and Recycling.

The Gender Inequality group wanted to see the inequalities between the boys and girls in the school so they wrote up a survey. The two main questions were: “Do you feel there’s gender equality in the school?” and “Do you feel your gender is equal to the opposite?” The results are displayed in the mall.

On International Women’s Day a talk was held in the library to mark the importance of gender inequality. A presentation was also held in the library showing the many inspirational women throughout history.

The Waste group was formed with the aim to raise more awareness on recycling and to also bring recycling bins into the school. They put two bins into every class room, a black one for waste and a grey one for recycling. They also put a big recycling bin into each corridor and the canteen. Mr Magee arranged for Angela Nagle to come in and talk to each year group about recycling and waste.

 The Wear Your Waste Competition was held in the school library on the 26th of April. The library was set up with a catwalk and an Instagram frame for anyone who wanted to take pictures with their outfits. The aim of the competition was to raise awareness on recycling and fast fashion. Students created outfits and accessories using recyclable materials. The night itself was a great success and went off without a hitch with over 30 entries overall.  There was entertainment throughout the night from Rock n’ Roll dancers, our own First and Second Year students who played music and Maggie Moynihan who sang. A raffle was also held on the night and teas and coffees were served.

There were two categories: a senior competition for secondary schools and a junior competition for primary schools in the area. There were prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in both categories. Many First Years from our own school competed. Linda and Ethan Desmond coming in 1st place with their outfit “A Rainy Day”, Isabel Sibanda, Claire Lyons, Katie Morley and Imaa Ahmed coming in 2nd place with their outfit “Polka Dot Rose” and coming in 3rd place with their outfit “Actimel Wings” were Noman Malik, Craig Sibanda and Tomás Cronin.

Thanks to all who came and everyone who was involved in organising the event.

For all photos click http://www.millstreetcommunityschool.ie/photos.html

 

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Retreats

Fifth Year Retreat

Second Year and Fifth Year students took part in retreats this year. The Second Year retreat was in November, while the Fifth Year retreat was in January 2018. Both were facilitated by Declan Browne of the MIR Retreat

Centre. The feedback received from students after both events was overwhelmingly positive. Students found their day with Declan to be immensely beneficial in dealing with the challenges of school life and other areas like relationships and self-esteem. The students highly recommended that future classes would have the opportunity to take a day out of school to experience and participate in the MIR retreat.

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