Camogie Blitz- First Years represent MCS

The Millstreet First Year camogie team travelled to the mallow G.A.A. Complex for the first school sports event for the new first years. The Camogie Crew had a great day but unlucky not to qualify for semis due to points difference. Millstreet Mitchelstown and lost by four points and drew with Crosshaven. Both teams lost the semi finals. Mallow and Christchurch played in the final. All the girls put in brilliant performances, especially in second match where they rattled in four goals. They also played Fermoy to get some practice in and prepare for the knock-out games ahead. The fifteen first year girls played their hearts out and were excellent representatives of the school.

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T.Y Chefs compete in Macroom

Senior Schools Cook-Off

Jordan Kiely and Emma McSweeney qualified as finalists in the Macroom Food Festival Senior Schools Cook-Off on Sunday 24th September. The dish presented by Millstreet Community School was oriental vegetable and basil curry served with egg fried rice. They had to prepare this complex dish against the clock and under the scrutiny of judges. An excellent effort was made and they did themselves and the school’s Home Economics department proud on the day. Comhgairdeas libh.

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CSPE Visit County Hall

CSPE Action Project

Third Year CSPE students travelled to County Hall on September 25th and met Councillor John Paul O’Shea and Mayor of Cork Declan Hurley. They then took their seats in the Council Chamber and asked their prepared questions. They also got a bird’s eye view of the city and county from the panoramic 17th floor. This was a great insight into local government and helped understand how our democracy works. This project will be written up as part of the Junior Cert. exam.

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Leaving Cert Retreat

Leaving Cert. Retreat

The Leaving Cert. group braved the elements for the annual pilgrimage to the lakes and hills of Killarney. Despite the terrible forecast, the class travelled in hope of a few breaks in the showers and began with a visit to local place of prayer, Tubrid Well, which set the tone for the day of reflection and preparation for the challenges ahead. Then on to Ross Castle where they boarded the boats. Next stop, Inisfallen Island, was a miracle in itself as the entire class sheltered beneath a strawberry tree while a prolonged heavy shower lashed down on the lake. Grace Tambwe read the reflection here, loud and clear above the elements. The voyage continued as the day improved and all disembarked  at the Black Valley for lunch. The hike back through the oak woods was bracing, with Joni Tarrant’s rendition of “The Road Not Taken” giving all a welcome break. Canon Fitzgerald the celebrated Mass on the altar of the Cathedral, with help from readers Oskar Wolak, James Cronin, Tim Healy, Kaytlin Murphy, Shane Hickey, Gregorz Bala and Una Buckley. All were then whisked back to Millstreet after a refreshing day, ready to face the challenges ahead.

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Visit of Sean Kelly MEP

Sean Kelly MEP visited the school at the invitation of the Smart Magazine team. Sean addressed the full T.Y. group before giving an interview with the magazine crew. Sean explained the work he does in Europe and encouraged students to keep up with politics and get involved. Look out for this interview in Smart Magazine later.

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Book Lists 2017-2018

MILLSTREET  COMMUNITY SCHOOL
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 BOOK LISTS: SCROLL DOWN TO FIND YOUR YEAR'S BOOKS.
 
First  Year  Book  List  2017-2018
 
Gaeilge
Foclóir
Fonn 1 An Comhlacht Oideachais (new edition)
English
Great Expectations 1 - Educate.ie (includes student portfolio)
Skellig  -  David Almond
Pocket English Dictionary
Mathematics
Text & Tests 1 Common Introductory Course for 1st Yr.Maths
Set of Mathematics Instruments
French
Nouveau Voyage 1 - Gill & McMillan
German
Deutsch fur Alle 1    Folens
History
The Past Today - Dermot Lucey -  Gill & McMillan  3rd Edition
Geography
Geography in Action - Educate.ie
Business Studies
Get Started - J.C.  Business Studies - Matt Hynes - Folens & Student Activiity Book
Science
Essential Science - Folens
CSPE
New Impact Barrett & Richardson 5th Edition  Gill & McMillan
Religion
Religion for Living Single Volume Edition (2nd Edition) Alpha Press
Second Year Book List 2017-2018
   
Gaeilge  
Foclóir  
Fonn 2 (Gnath) An Comhlacht Oideachas   (ISBN-978-1-84536-389-5)  
Fonn 3 (Ard)    An Comhlachta Oideachas -(ISBN-978-1-84536-388-8)  
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)  
Nouveau Voyage 2 - Gill & McMillan   
French/English Dictionary  
German  
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)  
Religion  
A4 Copy  
 
Junior Cert. Book List 2017-2018
 
 
English
To Kill a Mocking Bird  Harper Lee  (Higher)
Maths
Formulae & Tables
French
Nouveau Voyage 2 - Gill & McMillan
French/English Dictionary
German
Viel Spass 2 - C.J. Fallon
German Grammer Work Book - Folens
German Dictionary
History
Shortcuts to Success JC History  Charles Hayes  (Gill & McM)
Fifth Year Book List 2017-2018
   
Gaeilge  
Fiúntas Nua - Ed. Co.  Ard       -2016 edition  
Fuinneamh Nua  - Ed. Co.  Gnath   - 2016 edition  
English  
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)  
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  
Horthemen - C.J. Fallon  
Deutsch Komplett (Folens)  
Geography  
Changing World  - LC Core Geography - Charles Hayes (Gill & McM) revised edition 2012  
History  
Modern Europe & the Wider World - Gill &McMillan  3rd 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 Engineering Technology - L.Smith/L.Hennessy  Ed Co.3rd edition ISBN 978-1-84536-592-9  
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 2017-2018
   
   
 
Gaeilge  
A Thig ná Tit Orm - Maidhc Dainín O Sé   (Higher)  
Maths  
Effective Maths 2 - C.J. Fallon  (Higher)  
French  
Tout va Bien - 2nd Edition - Folens  
German  
Deutsch Komplett - Folens  
Horthemen -  C.J. Fallon  
Geography  
Horizon Books 3 (elective 4 , Option 6&7) - 2nd Edition  

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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 https://vimeo.com/219838362. 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

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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. http://www.millstreetcommunityschool.ie/photos/236-class-of-17.html

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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VISIT IN TO TY’S AND 5TH YEAR BY DR ANN KELLEHER CORPORATE VICE PRESIDENT OF INTEL ON 25/04/2017

Dr Ann Kelleher is from Carriganima and decided to study Electrical Engineering after doing her Leaving Certificate.in 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”.