Congratulations!

Congratulations to the class of 2021 .We are very proud of you.Your growth and accomplishments over the past years have been wonderful to watch. All the best as you embark on the next phase of your life’s journey!

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CCS Students Crowned All Ireland Social Innovators

Last Tuesday was a historic day for CCS as they claimed the title of National Young Social Innovators of the Year . Four hundred schools participated nationally in this year's programme with over six thousand young people showcasing ideas. The winning team's project was called "Step Up For Accessibility " . The team were angered by the misuse of accessible car spaces and wanted to create a solution to this issue . The students worked closely with the HSE Disability Officer Anne Bradshaw and together a plan was put in action . The students took the vision of a deterrent device to combat the ongoing issue and turned the idea into a reality by designing a prototype , which triggers an alarm if the driver cannot display a valid parking permit . They were assisted by the Engineering Department in CCS and were then able to showcase their prototype to a panel of judges in March at the annual Speak Out event in Kilkenny where students presented their project idea after many hours of practice in school . The students had also researched the types of excuses drivers use when they misuse spaces and animated these in their presentation to show their outrage . The students impressed the judges on that day , picking up an award for best onstage props , and in late August they learned they had won their overall category , they were delighted with the news as it was a big achievement being selected as one of the nine finalist schools in the country. The award was sponsored by the Department of Rural and Community Development. At the start of the school year the students learned that the final award ceremony would have to be a virtual event . The team submitted a video presentation so the next round of thirty judges could decide on the overall finalists .Colin Harding, one of the 18 member team displayed tremendous leadership skills here as he produced a very professional video showcasing the project's aims . Heather Barnett , Jasmine Mc Cabe , Connor Hasset , David Spearmand and Colin Harding represented their classmates in the video and displayed great tenacity under the guidance of their YSI guide . The team watched the live final with great excitement , Minister for Education Norma Foley was a guest of honour and praised the students for their commitment to social innovation . There was soon shrieks of joy as Zara King ( Virgin Media) announced the overall winning team and CCS realised they were the winners of the overall Gold Award and prize fund of 2,000 euros which they plan to use to develop their prototype further. Their ultimate dream would be to see the deterrent prototype being piloted in Tipperary. The team's teacher and YSI guide Caitriona Ryan has guided previous teams to victory including a Bronze Award and two Silver Awards . This was her tenth year guiding teams so winning the All Ireland title was extra special . President of Ireland and Patron of Young Social Innovators Michael D Higgins sent a message to all the finalists on the day saying " I believe passionately that young people can be catalysts for social change when given the opportunity and support to create change . Active, creative citizens will lead the transformation of Ireland ". The students have been busy with requests for interviews and photographs this week , their interview for Tipp FM will be aired next week and an article for the Irish Times and local press will follow in November . Social Innovation learning builds wellbeing amongst young people and communities and helps build a more inclusive , empathetic , fair society. It puts young people in the driving seat and challenges them to take ideas and put them into action , learning by doing . The students are indebted to management and staff in CCS who alway support the YSI initiative in the school every year .

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Cashel Community School is ready for 1st Years 2020

Good afternoon! Just a few photos to show incoming 1st years what some class rooms look like in our school!. We are so looking forward to your arrival on Monday. When you arrive ( if possible AFTER 8.30 am) we would ask you to enter the school building and line up in front of your class name. Remember when you got your student record book you would also have received your 1st year class group. Don't panic if your not too sure as there will be staff there to assist you in this process. Can we ask all parents to observe the social distancing measure in place and NOT enter the school building on Monday Morning. We hope you enjoy your final "holiday" week end and look forward to you all joining us on Monday. Your part of history 1st years - the 1st group of students back in CCS since March 12th!!! Also remember you must have a face covering when in the school building .

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Welcome back to the 'New Normal'

Well done to everybody involved in this morning's activities to kick-start our school year. As you can see from our photos our school was a socially distanced hive of activity!!! Thanks to all involved. A special word of thanks to the Parents Association for all their sterling work for operating the book rental scheme.

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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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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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