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Friendship Week 2015

The 10th of February marked the beginning of Moyne College Friendship/Anti-Bullying Week, with a poignant opening ceremony delivered by Principal Siobhan Towey conveying the message of the importance of friendships within our school. The purpose of this week was to promote positive interactions among students and staff alike, enabling them to trust in each other, support each other and to share kindness. This was achieved through carefully chosen activities carried out in a positive manner whilst promoting the message that bullying will not be tolerated in our school, thus allowing every student to feel safe, unthreatened and accepted for who they are. Students were set the target to fill the ‘Heart of Kindness’ with posts of people who carried out

‘Random Acts of Kindness ‘during the week and this task certainly exceeded all expectations. A number of friendship sheriffs were on duty looking out for students carrying out good deeds which were tallied up and rewarded at the closing ceremony. Other activities that took place during the week included making friendship bracelets, a Hands of Unity wreath, clay modelling and team-building activities. Representatives from the local NYP visited our school to deliver a valuable workshop on anti-bullying and, in particular, cyber-bullying.

As we are working towards the Blue Shield Award Alona Levinge, a representative from the ISPCC Castlebar, attended our closing ceremony, informing the students of services available to them if they find themselves being bullied. Being awarded the Blue Shield Flag will symbolise that our school is proactive in stamping out bullying and highlighting that inclusion and acceptance of one another is at the core of our school ethos.

The week came to an exciting close with staff, students and parents releasing blue balloons carrying the wishes of all our students. Ms Towey is hopeful that Friendship/Anti-Bullying Week will become an annual event in Moyne College based on this year’s success.

 

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Moyne College Enrolement Day

Following on from the Moyne College Open Night last Wednesday evening, we will be having our Enrolement Day this coming Saturday 24th January from 11.00a.m. until 1.00p.m. If you have already had a chance to come and hve a look at our school, then please feel free to pop along this Saturday and meet some of the members of our staff for a chat. For further information please ring: 09621472

 

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Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Students from Moyne College pictured with their Christmas Shoeboxes on 10 November 2014. These shoeboxes will be sent to very poor children in Eastern Europe and Africa for Christmas…often it is the only present they will get all year. Students fill their shoeboxes with a variety of items including sweets, toys, pens, markers, colouring books, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hats, gloves and a variety of other things that these poor children very much need. Well done to all students who donated to this very worthy cause.

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Leaving Certificate Geographical Investigation 2014-2015

Leaving Certificate Geographical Investigation 2014-2015

This year Leaving Certificate Geography students did their Geographical Investigation at the Easkey River, Co. Sligo. This investigation is worth 20% of their Leaving Cert Geography grade and involved looking at the erosive powers of the river so as to compare erosion in the upper course and middle course of the river. Students got hands on experience using all the different Geography field study equipment and collected data on the river’s width, depth, velocity, discharge and particle size. Students will now write up their investigation in the classroom. Students really enjoyed the day and getting to experience Geography in the great outdoors.

Recording the depth of the river with a metre stick

Geography pictures

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Moyne College PLC Graduation 2014

PLC students from Moyne College collecting  their certificates at the Graduation ceremony which was held in school on Friday 3rd October 2014. Students graduated with awards in Early Childhood Education and Care, Nursing Studies/ Community Care, Engineering Technology and Office Administration

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