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Moyne College Choir Success

Huge congratuations to Ms Doherty and our school choir on being placed 1st in the Ballina Feis Post Primary School Compeition.


This was Moyne Colleges first time to compete in this competition and were delights to have won it.


The compeition took place in The Great National Hotel on Friday 24th March.


Literacy Week 2017

As part of Moyne College Literacy Week, many initiatives are currently taking place to enhance student interest in vocabulary, drama and reading. Drop Everything and Read is an ongoing part of our daily classrooms as is our Word of the Day and Solve the Riddle, whole school activities.


1) A creative classroom display by Ms. Knight (sponsored by McDonald's, Castlebar  - they supplied the boxes for our 'word' fries - )

We asked our own Mc somethings - namely, Donna McLoughlin, Ms. Sinead McCarthy and first year Patrick McGinty to join in on the literacy action, and showcase their culinary, artistic and dictionary skills whilst being vocabulary aware!

"The whole concept of this synonym display board is to improve student vocabulary and show everyone that there are many word options to choose when expressing yourself, if you understand their meanings. Why admit you are simply happy, when you can add more description and be ecstatic or indeed joyous?" believes Ms. Knight. 

We are awaiting McDonald's to supply more boxes soon. Maybe this time we will get a few chips thrown in too?! 


2) We were delighted to have local drama director Ray Collins in our school this week to share his expertise and knowledge with students of the theatre and how to stage a play. Ray spent time with second years who recently enjoyed studying works by playwright Martin McDonagh. He carried out some improvisation games and directed how students read lines and try to adopt the personalities of characters. They were thrilled.

Ray also worked with a senior English class and took the time to analyse and direct a scene from their prescribed English course, Sean O'Casey's, "The Plough and the Stars." Student feedback was extremely positive and we hope to work with Ray again soon

3) As part of senior Shakespearean studies, Ms Knight's 5th year English class also attended a production of "King Lear" by Cyclone Repertory theatre group this week in Westport's Town Hall Theatre. The event was enjoyed by all. 


We are also running competitions this week to entice students into creating their own literary pieces. Anything from short stories, poems, raps to rhymes are welcome and our winners will be announced at the end of the week. Ms Langan and Ms Jordan are currently knee deep in entries and so far a great response has been observed. Good luck to all.


Healthy Living Programme

A Healthy Living Programme organised by Mayo Sports Partnership was hosted by Moyne College on Tuesday 14th February.

The programme targets second year students and comprises a Drugs and Alcohol Awareness Workshop facilitated by Gillian Conway, Western Region Drugs Task Force; Team Building facilitated by Jarlath McHale, Outdoor Educator; Physical Activities led by Deirdre Donnelly MSP and a Mental Health and Physical Activity Workshop presented by TJ Coleman, Psychotherapist.

Through activity and discussion, the students considered their life choices and responsibilities in contributing to a happy, healthy lifestyle now, and into the future. Cora Staunton (Mayo Traveller Support Group) in speaking with the students, outlined her own life choices with regard to sport and stressed the importance remaining active. For their part, the students were unanimous in their view that the day was both fun and informative. Moyne College wishes to acknowledge the role of Ann Ronayne, MSP Sports Development Worker, together with Ballina Sports Network in organising the event; the role of Siobhán Carroll-Webb, Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Company in providing funding; and the support of the staff of Ballina Community Sports Centre on the day.

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Closing date for applications to enrol into 1st year for the academic year 2017/2018 is Friday 17th February 2017.

Please contact the school on 096 21472 if you have any queries in relation to this.

Moyne College Open Night

You are cordially invited to attend the annual Moyne College Open Night which will take place on Thursday 26th January between 6.00p.m. and 8.30p.m. You will be afforded the opportunity to tour the school and see our excellent facilities, meet and greet all our staff and have any questions answered you may have in relation to your son/daughters next chapter in the their education. The principals address will take place in the assembly hall at approx. 7.30p.m. We really look forward to seeing you there on the night.