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2nd Year Girls visit Nursing Home

As the build up to Christmas continues, our 2nd Year Girls paid a visit to St. Augustines Nursing Home where the students sang and played music for the residents. The girls have been completing the Friends for Life Programme where one aspect is giving back to the community. It was great to see the residents clapping along, singing and looking so happy. Thanks again to everyone involved.

 

Moyne College Elect new Student Council

In tandem with the U.S. Presidential Election, Moyne College had its very own election campaign over the last number of weeks when students actively canvassed for votes to be elected as Student Council representatives. Students from each year group had to be nominated for the position by 2 other members from their year group. Once they accepted the nomination Students could then canvass all of their fellow students for their vote. Frantic canvassing took place with some students using their artistic skills to prepare election posters while some used the familiar option of a friendly handshake and quick chat. An official student council election day took place on Wednesday 26th October with all students in each year group democratically casting their vote to elect their representative to the student council. The votes were counted and verified with the results announced. The 10 successful candidates were welcomed to the student council by the school principal. A Student Council is a representative structure for students only, through which they can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management, staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students. Usually the student council works with a teacher, who is the link person between students and staff and management in the school. It should always work for the benefit of the school and its students. The new Student Council are looking forward already to making the school environment a better place for all stakeholders.

Student Council 2016

Connacht Schools Athletics Title for Moyne College

Congratulations to 1st Year Shannon O'Malley who secured a Gold Medal in Athlone I.T. last Friday. Shannon was competing in the 1200m Speed Walking event in the finals of the Connacht Schools Athletics. Shannon will now go on to represent Moyne College in the All-Ireland Finals which will be held in early June. We wish Shannon and all her coaches the very best.

Shannon OMalley connacht Champion

Moyne College Scoop major Prize for St.Patricks Day Parade

On Tuesday 5th March the Ballina St.Patricks Day Parade Adjudication Panel held their awards ceremony in the Ballina Arts Centre. The ceremony was attended by participants in the 2016 Ballina St. Patricks Day Parade. All of the winners of the various categories were announced on the night by MC on the night Matt Farrell. Participants waited anxiously to hear whether they were successful with their entry in the parade. The winners from the various categories were announced with the final award been the most prestigious, Overall Best Float Award, left to the very end of the night. The announcement was made that the winner of the Overall Best Float was bestowed upon the entry from Moyne College of Ballina. To say that the students and staff were delighted with the announcement would be an understatement.

The theme for this years float entry from Moyne College was centred on the 1916 Rising Commemorations. The float consisted of a 20ft long replica of the GPO mounted on wheels with students dressed as army personnel carrying their handcrafted guns from the woodwork department. Also accompanying the float was a large 10ft high hand written reproduction of the 1916 Proclamation made by the Art department. 16 students walked behind the float dressed as the Irish volunteers executed during the rising. A tremendous amount of effort went into the float from students and staff particularly 1st & 2nd Years from the Art & Woodwork departments.

The participants were presented with a plaque and the annual perpetual cup by Councillor Gerry Ginty, the Cathaoirleach of Ballina Municipal District & Johnny O’Malley, Chairperson Ballina St. Patricks Day Committee, who both commended the students on their hard work and efforts in their float for this year’s parade.

Plans are already afoot for the Moyne College entry in the 2017 Ballina St. Patricks Day Parade and no doubt it will be another masterpiece.

Moyne College Students Excel

Over the last 2 weeks students at Moyne College have excelled in events and competitions outside of the school environment. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our students who take part in competitions outside of the school environment in particular the following:

Shannon O'Malley - 1000m Speed Walking
Congratulations to Shannon O'Malley of 1st Year who came 1st in the Irish Athletics Connacht 1000m Speed Walking event held in Athlone recently. One of the most difficult sports to compete in this is a fantastic achievement for someone so young.

Lorcan Conlon - Connacht U-14 Handball
Congratulations to Lorcan Conlon of 2nd Year and from Bonniconlon G.A.A. Club who won the Connacht G.A.A. U-14 40*20 A Handball Championships last weekend. We wish Lorcan the very best of luck as he travels to Tyrone to compete in the All-Ireland U-14 Handball Championship Semi-Final this weekend.

Kinga Piekarczyk - Drama Achievement Award
Congratulations to Kinga Piekarczyk of 5th Year who was recently the recipient of an achievement award for her short drama scene at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Kinga as a very bright future ahead of her in the Drama field and we look forward to seeing her on the big screen soon.