Positive Vibes

Well done to all CCS staff and students who supported the Pieta House Sunrise Appeal last Saturday , we include a lovely sunrise photo captured by student Colin Tuohy .This week we concentrate on the importance of emotions and expressing them . The moodometer diagram in your student record book is very useful to help you express the different feelings you are experiencing at this time . We also include some wise words from Dr.Tony Holohan . Lastly our good news story this week looks the Canine Centre in Dublin providing care for the pets of frontline workers. https://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2020/0511/1137800-doggy-daycare/ Stay safe #InThisTogether

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Positive Vibes

This week our focus is on Self Care . This is a great video clip from John Doran that provides great advice . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L2JSCnh-94&t=2s Secondly some very useful videos NEPS psychologists have developed to support young people to manage and stay well at this time . Please see this link for videos . https://www.education.ie/covid19/wellbeing/ . Lastly a great Good News story from two brothers making a big difference in their local community . https://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2020/0428/1135400-tipperary-brothers-music/ . #InThisTogether Ms. C. Ryan

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Virtual Culture Day

Unfortunately we can’t celebrate Culture Day in school this year so we thought we might try it virtually there is always a plan b! With the long weekend coming up maybe some of our CCS staff and students might like to try cooking something different from another culture. We had some brilliant culture displays last year in school and sampled some delicious food. Maybe you would like to video yourself cooking, performing a dance, holding your flag; dressing up in traditional dress the possibilities are endless! If you would like to celebrate Culture Day over the long weekend email your photos / video clips to cr@cashelcommunityschool.ie and we will put together a little display next week. Describe the country your dish is from and explain how you celebrated. This is all invitation so no pressure on anybody just an idea, hopefully Culture Day will be back in CCS bigger and better next year. A great opportunity here for some cross curricular learning and creativity . Have fun . Ms. C. Ryan

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Positive Vibes /Wellbeing

As the weather gets sunnier now might be a good time to remind students of the importance of wearing sun cream . Please find out more information here https://irishskin.ie/. If you have time please read the attached pdf as it contains lots of important information . Also this week we thought this website on farm safety would be of interest to a lot of students and their families please find out more here http://agrikids.ie/ .AgriKids is a farm safety educational platform with the ethos to engage, educate and empower children to be our farm safety ambassadors. This is also a useful and informative website https://www.ifa.ie/cross-sectors/farm-family/farm-safety/. Lastly a video from Physiotherapist Brian Crinnion .He talks about essential workspace ergonomics for the many of us now working from home due to Covid-19. Brian offers simple setup tips and key points to keep you comfortable throughout your working day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ebrUJRSIbk Hopefully this information will be useful to you this week #InThisTogether

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Transition year students get shortlisted in Young Social Innovators Programme

Good news from TY this week as the YSI team have been shortlisted for the Young Social Innovator of the Year Awards 2020. Over 300 teams of young people from all over Ireland submitted project reports , demonstrating innovation ,creativity and a willingness to to tackle social issues that they care about . 33 teams were shortlisted. The overall winning teams will be announced in early May . CCS students had been making good progress with their project ' Step Up For Accessibility ' which involved creating awareness around accessible parking spaces and they had started working on a prototype device which would deter the abuse of these parking spaces . They had lots of action plans but unfortunately with school closures they were unable to progress with planned activities . The awards will be judged virtually based on the work done to date. CCS students would like to acknowledge the guidance they received from Anne Bradshaw of the HSE Disability Services during this project .

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Pieta House Sunrise Appeal

The CCS community has always supported the fantastic work done by Pieta House, every year staff and students are reminded of the supports Pieta Hose provides and lots of excitement happens in the run up to the annual DIL walk. Several past students of CCS have been stewards at the walk and huge numbers of staff and students have taken part in the annual walk. This year Pieta House has launched a new 'Sunrise' appeal in place of their annual Darkness Into Light event. The night time run usually takes places every May, but the new restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic means that the event has been postponed. Instead the charity, along with Electric Ireland, have launched their Sunrise appeal - a call for people across the country to watch the sunrise together at 5.30am on May 9, when the run was scheduled to take place. New research has shown that 1 in 5 Irish people are experiencing clinically defined levels of depression. Even before Covid-19, interest in Pieta’s services was on the increase with calls to the helpline up 49 percent year on year, while text messages had increased by 46 percent.“ "Our bereavement counsellors are supporting people who have lost loved ones and who are struggling to come to terms with their loss in a world where friends and family cannot grieve together as a result of the lockdown." Elaine Austin CEO of Pieta House says that public funding has "never been more vital" in ensuring that Pieta's services continue to run smoothly. We would encourage all CCS staff and students to support the “Sunrise “appeal this year to continue the schools great tradition of community spirit, giving back, thinking of others and cherishing memories of loved ones. Please find attached a video recalling memories of the Cashel DIL 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr0isILqga4 and more information and support information. https://www.darknessintolight.ie/sunrise-appeal Mr.Brendan Ryan and Ms. Caitriona Ryan

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Positive Vibes

Some pieces for parents , guardians and students to browse through that might be helpful this week . Ms.C.Ryan

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Positive Vibes

Some images and advice this week to keep the spirits up . Wellness is so vital during these times . Ms.C Ryan

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Positive Vibes

These images might be useful for you to reflect on this week . We are all in this together .

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Coronavirus Precautions

What can we do in CCS to keep our environment healthy and be prepared for the future? 1. Follow guidelines on hand washing/sneezing/coughing into your elbow 2. Make sure your school e mail address has been activated and you are signed up to Google Classroom 3. Carry and only drink from your own water bottle, especially for students involved in sports. #prepare #keepccshealthy #responsibility #goodpractice

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Corona Virus Update

HSE and Department of Education info and advice on Coronavirus. Everyone plays their part in keeping our environments healthy one ☺️ #betterbesafethansorry #preventionisbetterthancure ☺️

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Cashel Librarian Visit

First and second year students attended a talk delivered by local librarian Suzanne Brosnan this week. Suzanne spoke about the facilities offered by local libraries including their on-line resources, e books and audio books which are available at no cost to all members. She also highlighted the study space, exhibition areas and workshops which students can use and attend. The library is a wonderful resource with many CCS students already being members and some students receiving their membership cards from Suzanne this week. CCS is committed to promoting literacy levels amongst all students with first and second years are participating in a Drop Everything and Read programme aimed at promoting reading for pleasure.

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Munster Senior B Hurling Champions

That winning feeling . Congratulations to Cashel Community School Senior Hurling squad on winning the Munster Senior B Hurling Championship. After years of hard work the Senior Hurlers secured a well-deserved victory over their close neighbours Doon on Saturday afternoon on a score line of 1-18 to 1-15.The team was captained by Loran Carr and mentored by Mr Brendan Ryan and Mr Anthony Roche who deserve so much credit for the leadership shown over this campaign with this group of players. Thanks to all the families, friends, students and staff past and present who came to support the team .Well done to all we are so proud of your achievement.

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Localise Student Survey Celebrating Volunteering in CCS

Recently a number of CCS students participated in The Volunteering For All Workshop which introduces students to the key concepts around youth volunteerism. As part of the Volunteering for All Workshop students will be challenged to profile and record volunteering that currently takes place in the school by students. The Volunteering For All Award is non-competitive.Over the next few weeks students will receive an email with a survey attached that on completion will capture all the work being done in the school. This is a great opportunity to learn about all the different types of voluntary work being done in CCS and acknowledge it. More information on Localise can be viewed here. https://www.localise.ie/localise-your-school It is hoped that the results of the whole school survey will be available in a few weeks and a celebration of this work will be marked at the annual Culture Day in CCS which will happen after the Easter holidays.

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St.Valentines Day in CCS

To celebrate St.Valentines Day in CCS students designed a noticeboard on why they love CCS . Students in 1 Erne helped put the piece together. Saint Valentine is the Patron Saint of Love and Beekeepers . Lots of discussion in Religion classes on the themes of love , self compassion and kindness and how important bees are to our ecosystem .

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Junk Kouture daily vote

Today's bonus word is Aspiration. We are almost there voting closes 6pm Friday. Please take a moment to vote for us on https://app.junkkouture.com Very vote counts! Thank you.

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Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 11 February is Safer Internet Day, an EU wide initiative to promote safer internet use, especially among young people. As part of a series of events that will take place over the week in CCS, students and parents are asked to watch the following video from Webwise about how young people communicate: https://www.webwise.ie/connected/

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Exam Advice

Great advice here for Third and Sixth Year students who are busy undertaking mock exams in CCS this week . #Wellbeing

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Voting reminder - Junk Kouture Lifeline

As of 4.30pm today we have one entry in 5th place for the regional Junk Kouture lifeline vote - Get in Shape which has 607 votes currently. The top two schools are at double that number of votes now with 1.25K + votes at this stage. Come on CCS Staff, Parents and Pupils get behind our entries and vote to help us get a lifeline place. You can vote for each one of our 3 entries every day until Friday on https://app.junkkouture.com/ Your support is much appreciated.

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Launch of Art Exhibition

Congratulations to our Evening Class Art students on the official launch of their Art Exhibition in Cashel Library. Under the guidance of Ann Brennan, the students have been preparing for this exhibition for the last number of weeks. A large gathering of family & friends attended the Launch. The Art work will be on display for the month of February. Many thanks to Suzanne and all the crew in Cashel Library for hosting the event.

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Junk Kouture Vote - we need your support!

Cashel Community School is delighted to have two entries going forward to the regional finals in Limerick.  However we need your help please! This week there is a 'lifeline vote' for costumes that were unsuccessful in Round One. Five entries with the most votes from the region will get through to the Regional Final.  The CCS outfits are as follows; Metal, Floral Touch & Get in Shape  How to vote:  1. Register to vote on app.junkkouture.com  2. Vote for EACH of the above entries once a day from today till friday next. 3. Earn extra votes by completing tasks. 4. Look out for the daily magic word on our insta stories next week! @junkkouture 5.Give all your votes to ONE ENTRY on Friday. Please get behind this project. Thanks so much everybody! Regards Ailbe Dunne and the Junk Kouture Team

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TY Christmas Craft Fair

TY Enterprise group held a very successful craft fair on Thursday 12th. Many thanks to all the local businesses who attended & set up stalls. It provided an ideal opportunity for students & staff to pick up little gifts & stocking fillers for Christmas.

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Young Scientist

Three fifth students from Cashel Community were awarded first place in the senior Social and Behavioural Sciences category at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. The group leader Diarmuid English, his brother Finbarr and fellow student Kiril Kariov were delighted to receive the award. The coveted prize was presented to them last Friday evening in the BT Arena by Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD, and Managing Director of BT Ireland, Shay Walsh. Shay Walsh, Managing Director, BT Ireland said, “Congratulations to all of our participants, and particularly to all our winners. For more than five decades, the Exhibition has shown the ingenuity of Ireland’s youth, and this year’s Exhibition is no exception. The students at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition have sought creative and innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues, and that spirit and drive is to be commended. “We say ‘Create Today, Shape Tomorrow’ at the exhibition and it really is only the beginning. From the young students involved in The Primary Science Fair to secondary students at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, it is vitally important that every student’s voyage of discovery does not end here.” The three students presented their project at last week’s exhibition in the RDS, which showcased the best 500 projects from over 3000 entries. The project titled "Don't miss a day of school" is a rigorous statistical analysis of the relationship between school attendance and attainment of Leaving Cert points. The correlation between Leaving Certificate results and whole-day absences, half days, morning and evening absences, absence for activities and whether students presented notes for absences was examined. They started their work last year when they were in Transition Year. The boys worked with mathematicians from UCC during their analysis. The findings were recently presented to an assembly of the 6th year group in the school to highlight how absences were potentially affecting points. The information and insight gained is of particular interest to students, parents and management in any similar school. The young scientists who are 5th year students at Cashel Community School impressed the judges with both their display and interactions throughout the vigorous judging process. Head Judge of the Social and Behavioural Sciences Group category, Professor Joe Barry noted that “Despite awareness of the attendance issues within our school systems a contextual study of this nature can only build students and parents awareness of the importance of remaining engaged with the school learning environment.” At the presentation the students acknowledged all the support they received from their lead teacher and mentor Mr TJ Quinn and all the teachers within the school’s science department. They were also grateful for the support from their respective families. Mr Quinn commented “We are delighted to bring home such a high level award. It was the first ever successful entry from our school and we didn't know where we would be regarding the standard of work. The lads put together a great display to build on a lot of hard work and serious analysis including learning new computer coding languages to deal with the data. There was a lot of interest shown in our project by the public at the exhibition as leaving cert points and absenteeism are topical for most people. I am delighted with the way the lads interacted with the judges and the public and their passionate explanation to everybody who asked showed that this project became a labour of love for them”. Speaking on Friday night the Principal Mr John Gallagher expressed his profound admiration for the effort and commitment shown by all those who were involved in or supported the project- Diarmuid, Finbarr and Kiril, their teachers and their parents. He said “we as a school community are delighted that the students’ commitment and diligence has been recognised and rewarded at a national level and of course we are enormously proud of the students for bringing a national title of this magnitude and prestige back to our school. Well done to all involved”.

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Transition Year Christmas Dinner

Last Friday the YSI (Young Social Innovator Team ) organised the annual TY Christmas dinner. Our local butchers kindly supplied the meat for this fundraiser. This year the group chose the Fr. Peter Mc Verry Trust as their charity. This well known charity champions the cause of homeless people. The group raised €495 - a fantastic teamwork effort showing the spirit of CCS .

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CSPE Hike of Galtee Mountains:

3 Kilworth CSPE class headed off on a hike of the Galtee Mountains on 2nd December. See report on attached pdf.

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Science Week Amneal Winners

Well Done to all students who participated in Science Week. Particular mention goes to those who won prizes sponsored by Amneal.

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Theme Night at The Addams Family

Thank you to all those who made the special effort to get dressed up for our Theme night last night. Limited number of tickets still available for Friday and Saturday nights show. Booking advisable from office 062 61167, Small number of tickets will be available on the door. A great night's entertainment is guaranteed!

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First Year Mass of Welcome

First Year mass of Welcome. Each year the First Year Mass of Welcome is a special evening in the school calendar. This year was no exception. The theme of this year’s celebration was Growth. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Enda Brady. All First Year groups took part in various parts of the liturgy. During the presentation of gifts at the beginning of the liturgy students brought forward plants, class photos, extra-curricular activity posters and a candle to represent growth, talents and abilities, friendship and character & mind/ body/spirit respectively. In his homily Fr. Brady reminded all present that everybody is unique each blessed with a special gift or talent. It was against this backdrop that he blessed symbols representing gifts & talents of the First Year students. At the end of the mass Mr. Gallagher (Principal), thanked everybody for attending and he also thanked those who made the prayerful liturgy possible. Mr. Gallagher reserved particular mention for the First Year students who took part in the liturgy and the choir under the guidance of Ms. Bradley & Ms. Colbert. All present then gathered in the school foyer for refreshments and a chat to conclude what was a very enjoyable occasion.

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TRANSITION YEAR DAY OF REFLECTION

The annual day of reflection for Transition Years took place in Halla Na Féile, Cashel on Wednesday & Thursday 16th & 17th of October. The days of reflection were given & directed by An Tobar Nua retreats based in Galway (https://antobarnua.com › retreats). A meaningful and fun experience found students looking at issues both of a spiritual and wellbeing nature. The theme of both days was resilience. The leaders Seamus, Riain & Megan guided both days in a very respectful, dedicated and experienced manner. A truly meaningful and enjoyable experience was had by all.

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First Year Mass of Welcome 2019

On Tuesday October 8th our First Year students celebrated their First Year Mass of welcome. Fr.Enda Brady celebrated the Mass in CCS, the theme was' New Growth' . Well done to everybody who helped make this night so special and memorable. A special note of thanks to the First Year choir and students who played music , students who read at the mass and those who brought up gifts to the altar. In the true spirit of CCS Transition Year students gave of their time freely to help with tea after the mass. We look forward to the many milestones that our new First Year students will experience in CCS.

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TY Climate Justice

Transition Year Religion classes are busy this year asking students to bring in their bottle caps of all shapes and colours. They are hoping to collect enough bottle caps to make some creative murals . The murals idea was inspired by a Co. Wexford community initiative that the students hope to achieve this year. The project will send the message to the wider community to reduce and recycle single use plastic to help the environment . The project is called Cap Yourself On to highlight the damaging effects of plastic on the environment especially in our seas and rivers,

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Health Week 2019

Cashel Community School held their annual ‘Health Week’ from September 30th – October 3rd. This whole school initiative endeavours to highlight to students the importance of making healthy food choices for the academic year ahead. A number of informative captions and posters were posted throughout the school. The sugar and fat content of foods from the top of the food pyramid was a real talking point. There was also a poster indicating the amount of sugar in the most popular fizzy drinks and breakfast cereals that teenagers buy. This initiative was strongly supported by the local community with healthy brown bread, scones, turkey burgers, low fat sausage, vegan options, brown rolls, overnight oats, fruit salads and apples distributed amongst the 860 student cohort. First Year Home Economics students participated in a ‘Fruit Sculpting’ competition. Transition Years played an integral part in the week helping to coordinate the distribution of healthy food and drinks to the various classes. 6th year Home Economics students attended a very informative talk by a Dietician focusing on ‘Food Fads’ which are prevalent on social media. This presentation was exceptionally well received by those present. Staff also enjoyed healthy snacks throughout the week. There was a very entertaining ‘Blind Tasting’ lunch-time event between two members of staff with our caretaker Seamus Murphy taking the honours with full marks!! Staying active was another component of the week. Most junior classes participated in the ‘drop everything and run’ initiative. This involved all junior students running/ walking around the school circumference for a 40 minutes period or exercising within the classroom when the weather was inclement. A lot of broad smiles were spotted as they passed classroom windows!! TY classes participated in a ‘Boot Camp’ facilitated by a WIT Sports graduate. There was also a staff obstacle course on Wednesday lunchtime which highlighted the highly competitive nature of the staff members of CCS. Students cheered on their teachers with great gusto. The week proved to be highly successful and informative which impacted on the positivity of the whole school community. It is hoped that students will be more nutritionally and activity aware in their daily lives as a result of the knowledge they gained in the past week. It is also hoped that these events have contributed in a positive way to the students’ physical and mental Wellbeing. This initiative would not have been possible without the input and cooperation of students, staff and the local community.

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CCS Welcomes our All Ireland Winning Past Students

We had a great and very special afternoon yesterday at CCS as we welcomed back our past students Ger, Aaron, Eoghan, John and Orla with the three All Ireland winning cups they helped to bring to Tipperary this year. It was fantastic to have them all back and what inspirational role models for our students they are! You can watch the reception and speeches on the Cashel Community School Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/177371328965814/videos/507617713350834/

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Evening Classes Autumn 2019

please email eveningc@cashelcommunityschool.ie for further information on evening courses commencing this autumn at CCS.

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Leaving Cert Results

Cashel Community School students celebrated their Leaving Cert results on Tuesday of this week, with one student, James O’Sullivan achieving the maximum 625 points. The Principal Mr Gallagher said “It was marvellous to see the delight and sheer happiness of those young people as they received their results. This year’s results were truly spectacular with results in all areas being above the national average”. He continued stating that “Cashel Community School is very proud of the Class of 2019. It takes a huge amount of hard work and dedication on the part of students, staff and parents to achieve this level of performance. Many of the students exceeded their own expectations and it is wonderful to see their efforts recognised on a number of levels. We congratulate all of our students for realising their individual potential and we wish them every success in their future endeavours.” He concluded by forwarding his congratulations and best wishes to the young people and a sincere thank you to all staff for their efforts over the years. Deputy Principal Miss Margaret Moore noted that “we in Cashel Community School believe that success comes in many forms and the student body agreed that the results were a fair reflection on their work over the past five to six years. With 5% of our students scoring in excess of 550 points, 16% over 500 points or higher and 30% securing over 450 points, we are very proud and happy. Whilst acknowledging the outstanding achievements of those pupils who scored very well in the Leaving Certificate, we also recognise and applaud the excellent achievements of the many students who fulfilled their potential”. Finally, Deputy Principal Mr John Murray offered his advice for the coming days stating that “going forward we would advise students to consider all their options as they reflect on their Leaving Certificate results “. He acknowledged that while most students are planning on accepting college places, others are considering further training or direct employment. Congratulations to the Class of 2019 on an outstanding performance in this year’s Leaving Certificate exams. The students excelled across the board, maintaining Cashel Community School’s long tradition of academic achievement.

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Darkness Into Light

Congratulations to all students and staff who participated in the Pieta House Darkness Into Light Walk recently . The school has a long association of fundraising for Pieta House spearheaded by Mr.Brendan Ryan . First year class 1 Barrow went the extra mile and made awareness posters prior to the walk . Last week the class accompanied by Ms.Caitriona Ryan visited the local Parish Centre for a well deserved treat . Thanks to PP Fr.Enda Brady for facilitating this visit . Thanks to everybody who left their bed to walk together in darkness , community spirit is alive and well.

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Wellbeing Garden Space

Picture here are some TY students who volunteered to clear the garden space recently and give it a fresh look. This space will be open to students and invites them to take a quiet moment during the day especially during exam time. The turtle flower planter is a gentle reminder to slow down a little and take a breath during the day. Next year first year students will work with Transition Year students creating different themes during the year using up-cycled materials, watch this space. "Never underestimate the healing power of a quiet moment in the garden ".

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TY's finish day 2 of their Gaisce walk

Well done to the 26 TY students that completed their Gaisce Adventure walk today. Walking from Ballymac to Clonmel over the Comeragh mountains. They walked more than 25km's over the last two days.

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Gaisce Adventure Walk

CCS TY and 5th year students have just completed day one of their Gaisce walk near Carey's Castle in the Comeragh mountains.

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25th Anniversary Musical Extravaganza

The weekend of the 10th of May brought the curtain down on Cashel Community School’s 25th anniversary celebrations. On Friday 10th of May past and present students took to the stage for a ‘Musical Extravaganza’. This much-anticipated event featured the school’s award-winning choirs and cast members from some of the many musicals staged over the years reprised their roles from hits such as ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and Les Misérables. The programme also features a celebration of the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. There was a solo dance, piano and vocal performances and former Minister for Education Niamh Bhreathnach formally launched ‘Solid Foundations’- a book compiled to celebrate the school’s first quarter of a century. On Saturday the 11th of May the school opened to the public from 2.00-5.30 p.m. The Parents’ Association hosted afternoon tea on the day and at 6.30 that evening the parish Mass in St. John the Baptist Church included a celebration of School’s the anniversary. The school choir and members of staff and students, past and present participated in this ceremony.

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25th Anniversary Musical Extravaganza

The weekend of the 10th of May brought the curtain down on Cashel Community School’s 25th anniversary celebrations. On Friday 10th of May past and present students took to the stage for a ‘Musical Extravaganza’. This much-anticipated event featured the school’s award-winning choirs and cast members from some of the many musicals staged over the years reprised their roles from hits such as ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and Les Misérables. The programme also features a celebration of the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. There was a solo dance, piano and vocal performances and former Minister for Education Niamh Bhreathnach formally launched ‘Solid Foundations’- a book compiled to celebrate the school’s first quarter of a century. On Saturday the 11th of May the school opened to the public from 2.00-5.30 p.m. The Parents’ Association hosted afternoon tea on the day and at 6.30 that evening the parish Mass in St. John the Baptist Church included a celebration of School’s the anniversary. The school choir and members of staff and students, past and present participated in this ceremony.

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Cycle Against Suicide Memories

Well done to all the race participants and a big thank you to all who gave us tremendous assistance and support over the past number of days . Truly a unique community event .

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CCS Track and Field Medals galore

Great tally of Medals for CCS at Count Post Primary Track &Field. 4 Gold 1Silver. Grainne O’Connor 1st 1200m Junior Girls Walk, Brian Byrne 1st Minor Boys 75mHurdles, 1st Minor Boys 100m Sprint, Shane Buckley 1st Minor Boys Long Jump,2nd minor Boys 800m.

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Cycle Against Suicide

Safety Briefing & Training Spin Padraig Benson was in CCS today to give a safety briefing and led a training cycle for our upcoming Anchor Day. Cyclists had a 30 KM cycle as part of their preparations & training.

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CCS RTE Mass Sunday 31st March

Thank you to all the students, staff and parents who helped us celebrate Sunday Mass with Fr. Enda Brady this morning at the RTE Studios, Dublin. You certainly did Cashel Community School proud.

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CCS Enterprise Day 2019

On Friday 22nd March, Cashel Community School First Year Business Studies pupils participated in an Enterprise competition in association with event sponsor Affinity Credit Union. First Year pupils worked in teams to research local businesses and present their findings to their peers and teachers. The school was delighted to welcome author and DJ Meaghan Scully to present the prizes and address the pupils. Judy Burke, Marketing Manager of Affinity Credit Union commended CCS on the excellent outreach work connecting with local businesses in the community. Winning Teams and Companies Researched: First Place My Net Amy Wood Joseph O'Flynn Saadullah Saifullah Second Place Café Hans Clara Matthia Sarah O'Sullivan David O'Donnell Third Place O'Dwyers Pharmacy Jack O'Connor Aibhe O'Dwyer Carrie Ann Ryan

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CCS Enterprise Day 2019

On Friday 22nd March, Cashel Community School First Year Business Studies pupils participated in an Enterprise competition in association with event sponsor Affinity Credit Union. First Year pupils worked in teams to research local businesses and present their findings to their peers and teachers. The school was delighted to welcome author and DJ Meaghan Scully to present the prizes and address the pupils. Judy Burke, Marketing Manager of Affinity Credit Union commended CCS on the excellent outreach work connecting with local businesses in the community. Winning Teams and Companies Researched: First Place My Net Amy Wood Joseph O'Flynn Saadullah Saifullah Second Place Café Hans Clara Matthia Sarah O'Sullivan David O'Donnell Third Place O'Dwyers Pharmacy Jack O'Connor Aibhe O'Dwyer Carrie Ann Ryan

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School Assembly for Junior Camogie All Ireland Champions

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CCS School App Launch with Beat Fleet

Friday 16th March saw the official launch of the Cashel Community School App and the Beat Fleet crew were on hand at lunch time to celebrate.

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Quarter finals for Cashel seniors as they ease past Ennis

Cashel Community School ensured their passage into the quarter finals of the Thomais Mhic Choilm cup with a six point win over Rice College Ennis on Wednesday last. In a game that was played in very suitable conditions for the time of year Cashel hit the ground running. Immediately from the throw in Cashel sought to assert their dominance and raced into a three point lead with Stephen Browne, Aaron Moloney and inside forward Aaron Browne raising white flags. Rice College got off the mark with a score from their centre forward but it was the Tipperary men who were firmly on top in the opening quarter. The Cashel inside forward line were finding space and causing problems for the Ennis backs resulting in two more points from a Browne free and another from Riain Quigley. Despite this period of dominance however Cashel were guilty of spurning at least two clear cut goal chances. They did eventually make the breakthrough when Quigley goaled after some good work from full forward Jack McGrath. As the game entered the second quarter the Clare side began to rally and hit 1-2 in a five minute blitz bringing the score line to 1-5 to 1-3. The Cashel men might at this stage have wondered would they rue those missed opportunities. The Cashel response did come courtesy of their dangerous inside line this time Browne with two and McGrath, one firing over points. They continued to finish the half well and goaled though energetic midfielder Aaron Moloney. The accurate Browne managed to raise one more white flag just before the ref’s whistle to leave the scores 2-9 to 1-3 at halftime. The Tipperary team started the second as they had the first even down to the same opening scorer in Stephen Browne. The men from the Banner were not going to lie down however and again had 1-2 scored in a frenetic period of play which saw their own full forward line bear fruit leaving four between the sides. The lead was once again extended thanks to the brilliance of Browne slotting three vital points, two from play. The see-saw pattern did not end there however as Rice College once again raised a green flag. The Cashel men would be really put to the pin of their collar when their lead was cut to two through two further points leaving the score 2-13 to 3-8. One thing this Cashel side has shown so far in the campaign however is they have tremendous character. This came to the fore again as their back line thundered out with ball after ball in the closing stages and their forwards did the job at the other end accounting for the last four points to see them run out six point winners. This win was born out of the Tipperary team’s greater consistency of work rate throughout the game. The Ennis defenders were chased and put under consistent pressure in possession which denied their forwards quality deliveries. Stephen Browne and the selfless Fearghail O’Donoghue lead the charge in this regard. Their other half line was equally impressive giving Cashel a strong foothold in the opening period and shoring up to see them over the line. Some lung-busting runs from Lorcan Carr and some tenacious defending from Conor O’Dwyer standing out. Overall they were value for their win and will now face either St. Joseph’s Tulla or Colaiste Chriost Ri in a quarter final on the second Wednesday in January. Cashel team: Christopher Geraghty, Ben Loughman, Tomás Bourke, Jamie Duncan, Conor O’Dwyer, John Ryan, Lorcan Carr, Aaron Moloney(1-1), Liam McGrath (0-1), Jack O’Rourke, Stephen Browne(0-2), Fearghail O’Donoghue, Riain Quigley(1-1), Jack McGrath(0-2), Aaron Browne(0-9, 3 frees). Subs: Euan Ryan for Bourke, Ben Ryan for O’Rourke, John Marnane (0-1) for O’Donoghue and David Sinclair for Moloney. Also; Jack Currivan, Páiric Brosnan, Reuben Bourke, Brian Og O’Dwyer, Ciarán Moroney, Mark Casey and Conor Farrell.

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Maths Week at Cashel Community School

Maths took pride of place last week in Cashel Community School during ‘Maths Week’. Our students were involved in a range of maths activities throughout the week. First years took part in the online mathematics programme MangaHigh, in addition to constructing two/three-dimensional statistic charts based on a survey they carried out. These projects were proudly displayed in our foyer. Our second years had a busy week involving maths trails and ‘tables’ competitions. Transition years took part in an ‘algebra’ maths trail and ‘tables’ competitions. Well done to all involved.

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Munster Senior Schools Swimming Championships

CCS were represented at the Munster Senior Schools Championship, were held in UL on Sunday 21st October. The 200 IM relay team: Clara Matthia, Anna Movchan, Aibhe O'Dwyer, Carie Anne Ryan (all first year) came in 3rd place and were narrowly beaten into 4th place in the 200m free style relay. Super to see CCS being represented in swimming this year. Thank you to the coach Ms. Elena Klimonov.

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Amneal Partnership with CCS

Amneal pharmaceutical continued their support and partnership with the engineering department of Cashel Community School by part financing the purchase of a laser cutter for the Engineering room. This will greatly enhance the quality of project work produced by students. The school is extremely grateful for this continued support. The photo shows Amneal engineers Rob O’ Grady and Fiachra O Leary with Engineering teacher Trevor Galvin with the aforementioned laser cutter.

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John Paul II Awards

As part of the John Paul II awards Daniel Ryan, Ellio Bonelli & Christopher Geraghty headed to Clonliffe College with Fr. Enda Brady PP Cashel and Rosegreen to participate in the Dublin Archdiocese Faith Festival.

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U16 boys soccer through to South West semi-final

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School Musical 2017 – Beauty and the Beast

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General Photos

A selection of Photos from CCS

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