On Wednesday 18th December the FE students of the College gathered to mark the end of the first term and the Christmas holiday. There was a great supply of goodies, particularly, some students brought along some of their specialities as can be seen from the photos. The students were serenaded by Ms Kathleen Kinsella, the Chaplain, and Ms Clare Fox who sang some special carols before getting all those present to join in some of the old favourites.
We wish all our students a peaceful Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.
Collinstown Park Community College and the Microsoft Datacentre projects have been linked for nearly two years. Watch these two videos via YouTube to see how the partnership developed and how our wonderful new Data Centre Academy operates.
On Monday 16th December Healthcare and Nursing students joined the Hairdressing class to learn some extra skills. They were shown by the tutor and students the various aspects of Hair Care that might be useful to them in a care setting.
Students had great fun while building up their knowledge and skills. Thanks to Emma McEvoy the Hairdressing expert and Averil Whelan from the Healthcare Department who organised this area of the course.
The Society of St Vincent De Paul provides help to thousands of families including the provision of food and food hampers. The food hampers are delivered by local volunteers to local families.
TY students, along with their Religion teacher Ms Hogan, ran the SVP Food Appeal in CPCC.
Students brought in items such as tins of fruit, tins of soup, beans, cereals, pasta, rice, tea and biscuits. We delivered the food to SVP in Clondalkin last Thursday 12th December. They were very thankful for all the donated items.
We are delighted that students in CPCC are making a difference to someone this Christmas.
The First Year boys played their second and final group game on Wednesday 11th December knowing that a win would mean topping the group.
The lads put in a great performance in their previous match against Marian College but knew they would face much tougher opposition in the defending champions Oatlands.
In cold windy conditions, the match started very slowly with both sides showing nerves. Alex O’Callaghan went close from a corner with his header grazing the top of the bar. It was as close as either side went during the first 15 minutes.
Then on the twenty-minute mark, Collinstown produced a moment of magic. There was excellent work down the left-hand side from Callum Kavanagh as he dribbled past a couple of players and chipped the ball into Derek Kavanagh who laid the ball off with a deft touch to midfielder Cian Burke for his first-time strike from 25 yards out into the top corner, what a beauty!
Oatlands dominated possession in the first half but failed to test goalkeeper Charles O’Reilly. They could not get past Collinstown’s captain Sean Cummins who was a rock at the back all game, confidently dispossessing the opposition and clearing any danger that came his way.
Collinstown had a great chance to double their lead just before the break when Derek Kavanagh found himself with space in the box but the Oatlands keeper produced a magnificent save to keep it 1-0 going into the break.
Collinstown were playing into the wind in the second half, but they relished the challenge and seemed to grow in confidence. They were creating a lot more chances and still defending with a lot of confidence. Then midway through the second half, midfielder Gareth Glennon slipped Kavanagh in behind who was taken down by the keeper for a penalty. He stepped up confidently and buried it past the keeper into the roof of the net.
O’Reilly produced a world-class save late on when he tipped the ball past the post for what looked like a certain goal and preserve his clean sheet.
Collinstown closed the game out to make it two wins from two with 11 goals scored and none conceded to top the group. They will have a home semi-final draw after Christmas.
Best of luck to the boys!
1st-year team v Oatlands
Charles O’Reilly, Gareth Glennon, Dale O’Farrell, (Capt) Sean Cummins, Coady Collins, Alex O’Callaghan, Cian Burke⚽, Conor Byrne, Callum Kavanagh, Callum Griffin, Derek Kavanagh⚽. Subs: Pierce Rooney, Callum Chruch, Ryan Collins, Joel Thorpe, Jason Lynch.
Man of the Match
Thanks to Mr Lanigan for the wonderful match report.
On Thursday 12th December the members of staff from KN CIRCET who have been mentoring some of our current Sixth Year students visited the school. The students have been doing the mentoring sessions in the KN offices in Cloverhill Industrial Estate. This time it was our turn to be hospitable and show the visitors around our school.
We had a good mentoring session and then the students showed their mentors around the school. The Library, the Beauty room, Engineering room and, above all, our new Data Centre Academy were the highlights of our visitors’ circuit of the school. The visitors were welcomed to the school by Scott Nugent, one of the mentees and guided around by Bradley O’Neill, another of the mentees.