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”.

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.

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.

Cork Simon Draw a huge success- Thanks to all who supported

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MCS student council are grateful to all who suported the annual Christmas Draw in aid of Cork Simon. The school has been supporting this worthy cause for many years and last year raised over €2,000. This year we repeated this success, thanks to your generosity. Well done also to the Student Council and the winners of the yummy prizes and exquisite pottery pieces created specially for the occasion. Niamh Quain, Cork Simon Education officer, visited the school to thqank the students for their work spoke about the work of Cork Simon, and how volunteerism makes a vital contribution to their work.

Pictured above: Barry Fraser, coordinator, Student Council; Aidan Murphy and Emma Kelleher, T.Y. Student Council reps; Niamh Quain, Cork Simon Education Officer; Mr Pigott.

Clara News back on the shelves!

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Millstreet people both locally and globally are delighted to see the Clara News back on sale after a four year absence. T.Y. students with Business teacher Mr O'Driscoll resurrected the iconic brand and this special issue is full of news and photos and encourages everyone to "keep business in millstreet to keep Millstreet in business." Well done to the T.Y. group and Mr O'Driscoll.

Darren Kiely awarded U.L. Scholarship

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Congratulations to Darren Kiely and family on being awarded a U.L. scholarship based on his exceptional results in Leaving Cert. 2016.


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Tráthnóna De Máirt, ar an 15ú Samhain, 2016.  Chuaigh an fhoireann díospóireachta as Pobalscoil Shráid an Mhuilinn amach don chéad uair chun a n-eolas a thaispeáint don Domhan Mór.  Chruthaigh Siobhán Cronin, Gemma O’Regan agus Maggie Moynihan an rún nach gceart deireadh a chur ar na cluichí Oilimpeacha.  Sheas  Orla O’Connor agus Emma Moynihan mar ionadaí  ar eagla na heagla go mbuaileann tinneas ar cheann de na cainteoirí, Ina dteannta sin,  thug siad cabhair agus tacaíocht le na hullmhúcháin ó thús go deireadh .  
Fuair an fhoireann an lámh in uachtar i gcoinne Coláiste Cholmáin,   Mainistir Fhear Muí agus Scoil Phobail Chionn tSáile.

Bhain gach uile dhuine taitneamh as an oíche, na hiomaitheoirí, na múinteoirí agus na tuismitheoirí san áireamh. 

Cuireadh tús ar an turas go hIarthar Chorcaí tar éis am lóin ar an  Máirt.  Chualathas  go raibh na cailíní ag cleachtadh agus ag cleachtadh  sa charr go  dtí  gur shroich siad Bun an Tábhairne. 
Mar a deir an seanfhocal, “Cleachtadh a dhéanann máistreacht”.  

B’fhiú é an chleachtadh mar gan dabht bhí siad an fhoireann is fearr!

D’aimsigh siad an scoil “Coláiste Muire”.  D’éirigh an múinteoir agus na daltaí ocrach.  D’aontaigh siad go gcaithfidh siad rud éigin a ithe sula dtósódh an chéad bhabhta.  Mar sin níor fhan siad ró-fhada ansin agus as go brách leo chun píotsa a fháil sular thosaigh siad in iomaíocht le chéile. D’ith siad agus d’ól siad a ndóthain agus bhí siad réidh ansin chun dul in iomaíocht le na scoileanna eile.

Bhuaigh siad gan aon agó.

Maith thú, a chailíní.

Táimid go léir ag tnúth leis an gcéad bhabhta eile.

Trad for Trócaire- Thanks to all supporters!

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The now annual awareness and fund raiser raised the roof in the school library on October 7th as the rich talents of the school were showcased. Singing, dance, music and fun provided a great night's entertainment while raising funds for Trocaire's work with people who urgently need our help.

Nicole Ryan talk to students

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Former pupil Nicole Ryan returned to school to address students on drug arareness. The experience of her brother Alex has inspired Nicole to reach out to young people and help prevent others falling victim to the dangers of illegal drugs. Nicole's message is both tragic and powerful and left a deep impression on students. Nicole will continue to campaign and raise awareness in the future, and also encourages us to carry organ donor cards, so that we can continue to offer hope even in the midst of tragedy, as Alex did.