ALPS Electric host LCVP Visit

Alps Visit

Thanks to all the staff at Alps Electric Millstreet who hosted the LCVP visit and helped with their project for Leaving Cert.

Young Scientists heading for RDS

Young Scientists 2018-2019

A fantastic five projects qualified for Dublin this year so the T.Y. cohort will be busy surveying, measuring and observing as they gather data on a wide variety of scientific research projects. the projects are "Can alternative pastures outform artificial fertilizers", conducted by Bevin Murphy, Omar Daly, Darren Kiely, with teacher J. O Donoghue; "The effects of psoriasis on adolescent mental health in 2018", researched by Hannah Keane, Ria Buckley, with teacher J.O Donoghue; "A one-stop shop website for parents of school leavers", investigated by Sarah Linehan, Ryan Murray, Sylvester Brak", under the tutelage of D. O Leary; "A geology study of our local quarry including a graphic log" , researched by Diarmuid Cronin, James Buckley, Joyce Tambwe, with teacher S. Guerin; "Assessing economic activity using waste types and volumes from a recycling centre", conducted by Daniel Buckley, Noah Moynihan and teacher S. Guerin.

It all sounds impressive and the best of luck to all. As well as gaining valuable scientific insights into these areas, the students will develop skills on the scientific process and data-gathering techniques, skills which will be vital in future college studies and careers.

U-16 Soccer open with a Win!

U-16 Open with a Win!

The u-16 soccer outfit under new coach Mr O'Síodhcháin hit the ground running, beginning the Munsters with an emphatic win at the Town Park on Monday, October 22nd. Eoin Guiney had a hat trick before the break, and scored agin in the second half in a game that was never in doubt. Opponents Newcastlewest got one back at 3-0, but Guiney's fourth meant their second goal was only a consolation. Millstreet now eagerly await their next game, the Munster quarter final. Final score: Millstreet 4- Newcastlewest 2.

Camogie Team Win Blitz!

The Senior Girls' Camogie beat all comers in an eight team blitz organised at the school, played in our own pitch and up at Millstreet Town Park. Winning their group, Millstreet qualified for the final, defeating Coláiste Daibhéid from Cork in the final.

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Mini Company Start-Up

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T.Y. students headed to Charleville to brainstorm ideas for the upcoming Mini Company projects. The day got everybody thinking of ways to invest their seed capital in lucrative business concepts. Watch out for the products coming on stream in the coming months!

T.Y. head to Ballyhass

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Ballyhass Lakes Ty Trip.

On the 14th of September, T.Y. students went to Ballyhass Lakes Outdoor Pursuit Centre. We left the school at 8:30 When we arrived, we were split into two groups and began our activities.

I was in group 2. Group 1 participated in the same activities as us at different times. First, we got helmets and headed down to low ropes. This was a fun team building activity and we had a great laugh trying to go through all of the obstacles.

After low ropes, we took off our helmets and all changed into our wetsuits. We walked down to the end of the lake to do ‘Ringo’. We were pulled along really fast in the water and some of us even fell off! When we were waiting for our turn, we jumped in the lake and swam around.

After Ringo, we got back into our own clothes and ate our lunch. Some of us got hot chocolate in the shop to try to warm up after the water.

Lunch then ended and we went into the hall and got our harnesses on. We walked to the ‘Gladiator’, a vertical obstacle course. We each went up and raced each other. When we weren’t racing, we helped the instructors with the ropes. At the end of this activity, some of us even went up the leap of faith. We had to climb up to the platform at the top of the pole and jump for the bar (while wearing a harness, of course!).

When we were finished at Gladiator, we walked up to the top of the flat rock and abseiled down. It was high and steep. From the top, we could see all of the lake and watched people doing other activities on the water.

The day was fantastic fun and got us out of our comfort zone, taking on scary challenges and working with people we mightn’t know that well.

Sadly, we had to leave after this. We all had a really great day and got back to the school just before 4 p.m.

Thanks to Mrs McAuliffe and Mr Morley for coming with us, our bus driver, and the instructors at Ballyhass.

European Language Day

Students from First Year were treated to a continental breakfast of cheeses, breads and condiments, as well as cereals to celebrate the culture and traditions of the countries represented by the european languages in the school, french and German.

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Camogie teams all set for new year!

The school's junior and intermediate camogie teams both played challenge games in Coachford on September 26th, building on recent training sessions to prepare for the County knock-out games ahead. 

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Peer Mentoring

This year's peer mentors were up and running within the first few days. Volunteer T.Y. students were trainned as part of the K.D.Y.S. sponsored program and met the first years in groups to discuss their experience of starting off in MCS. 

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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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