For the second year running in Collinstown there is a chess club running at lunch time. The chess club runs every Wednesday in the library.
This year like last, it has proven to be hugely popular and there has been a great number of new players. We are currently beginning our in house chess league and regularly have mini-tournaments. Matches against opposition chess teams will be taking place after mid-term.
It is open to players from all year groups and all levels. If you are an expert and would like to play against the best chess players in Collinstown Park C.C you are more than welcome. If you have basic skill levels or perhaps have never played before you are also more than welcome.
The club consists of students from all year groups and from beginners to veterans.
One of our expert students will show you the basics from identifying each chess piece to basic strategy and ultimately how to play an effective endgame.
Fifth and Sixth year students recently had the chance to hear one of their Leaving Certificate works performed. They went to the National Concert Hall to see a live performance of Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet.
On Thursday 2nd February Mr Reilly at the TY Assembly set his Transition Year Students a challenge. For the next five days they must name, feed, socialise, clothe but above all PROTECT their egg baby.
Each student was given an Egg Certificate for their egg baby and a list of challenges for each day.
It will be monitored through Edmodo, where students will have to upload photos of their egg babies.
Good luck everyone and we will let you know how the TYs got on next week.
The following students have received the Student of the Month Awards
LC Chloe Brady
LCA Gavin O’Reilly
Saoirse Murphy (Academic)
Rhianna Higgins (Academic)
Aria Disney (Academic)
Jamie McCarthy (Academic)
Sophie Collins (Academic)
Ashley O’Reilly (Academic)
Nicole O’Brien (Academic)
LC Niamh Ennis
LCA Shauna Brady
Shannon Murphy (Academic)
Shauna Brady (Academic)
2017 Open Day: Tuesday March 14th
Morning and evening sessions.
Application forms for all our courses will be available from this date at the college and on-line.
The Positive Behaviour Programme has been developed to encourage students to take responsibility for their behaviour and overall performance in the school. Students in First Year receive points which they can then use to obtain rewards.
On Friday the 20th of January students from 3W, 3L and 3O English class attended a performance of Romeo and Juliet in conjunction with The Gaiety School of Acting and The National Theatre School of Ireland.
The setting for this performance was Smock Alley on Exchange Street Lower, the oldest Theatre Royal in Ireland.
The students of each class thoroughly enjoyed this contemporary take on William Shakespeare’s classic. The students are studying this play as part of the Junior Cert course and found it to be very beneficial as the words on the page came to life in this excellent performance.
After the performance there was an hour long ‘Q&A session’ with members of the cast, in which they discussed various themes, issues and scenes with the students.
A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by students and teachers alike.