LCA Student Awarded
Last week we in Scoil Pol were delighted to be informed that one of our students, Stacey O'Mahony, had been awarded first place in the LCA category of the National Career Skills Competition 2013 for her excellent understanding of the career of Hairdressing and the skills she observed and developed during her work experience. Read more.....
County Final Community Games Table Tennis winners with their trainer Mr. Dan Somers. The boys are wished good luck as they go forward to compete in the Munster Final in UL on the 31st March
First year students who were runners up in the Student Enterprise Awards 2012 Junior Category with their project Gr8 D8's School Calendars with their teacher Ms. Regina Clifford.
First Year students holding their certificates from the Commercial Examining Board of Ireland for Elementary and Intermediate word processing with their teacher Ms. Bridget Ryan
A Sunday Times study has just been completed on the progression of students to third level studies from all 729 state-funded secondary schools . The results were published recently and Ireland's top performing schools were highlighted. Scoil Pol was delighted to find itself ranked among the top 100 schools nationally. Even more exciting for Soil Pol is the fact that it is rated among the 6 best performing schools in Limerick city and county. The top schools were Glenstall Abbey, Laurel Hill, Castletroy, Crecent College and Scoil Pol. Dr Kevin Denny, a senior lecture at Universty College, Dublin, commenting on the results said that "it's all about fantastic teachers". A view echoed by Scoil Pol's Principal, Mr Michael O Hara, who proudly describes Scoil Pol as a "happy school with a caring philosophy, gifted with a vibrant talented staff collaborating energetically with enthusiastic students and parents"
Patrick O Callaghan brought pride to his school, Scoil Pol, when he gained 7As in his Leaving Cert this year. Next Saturday Patrick will be honoured again. This time he will be a recipient of a 2011 All-Ireland Scholarship 3rd level education award. In recognition of this achievement, JP McManus is hosting an awards ceremony in the University of Limerick on Saturday 19th November. The award will be presented to Patrick by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
"This is a superb and well deserved honour for Patrick. We are immensely proud of him here in Scoil Pol, and on behalf of all his teachers, I would like to wish Patrick continued success and fulfilment in his studies in UCC and in his future career" said Aileen Kelly, Deputy Principal of Scoil Pol.
Scoil Pól has Talent Competition!!
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1st: Cairde Snaithaide - Darren & Neil
2nd: Niamh & Angie
Joint 3rd: Ciara & Jess, Pa Ahern
A very entertaining night! Well done to all involved!
Pictures taken by Ita West.
On the 25th of November the 6th year students had their retreat, it was a time for them to have time out from their studies and concentrate on the religious richness of the Catholic tradition.
The Scoil Pól choir performed a carol service at St Andrews Church Kilfinane. It was introduced by the principal Mr Michael O'Hara. They sang a wide variety of Christmas carols. Soloist Richard Fitzgerald sang 'O Holy Night' accompanied by the choir. Lisa Sheehy and Ashley Carroll sang the responsorial psalm. There was a large attendance from the local community with many parents, past pupils in attendance.
Fr Hanley closed the ceremony with a prayer. There was great applause after the closing hymn' O Come All you faithful. All staff and pupils who attended were thanked by the principal. Special thanks was given to our new musical director Ms. Elaine Davern who provided the musical accompaniment and direction to the choir. Teachers involved were Mr. Lowe, Sr Patricia, Ms Convey, Ms O Riordan and Ms Ward.
Scoil Pól Choir 2011/2012
The winning public speaking team of Jess Quinn, Megan Cleary and Richard Fitzgerald who won ‘mental health Ireland’ competition - (coached by Sean O Donnell).