Both First/Second Year Boys Basketball Teams reach County Finals.

Best of luck to our First and Second Year Boys Basketball teams and their coach Ms. Marie O Mahony who have reached the County Finals in Neptune Stadium next Thursday, the 21st of March. The First Years play Colaiste an Chaoibhin, Fermoy and the Second Years play Castletownbere Community College. Come on SCS!!!

Ice Cream Fundraiser for our Students travelling to India, March 15th.

Thanks to all students who bought ice cream today to support Grace, Mark and Shane in TY who are travelling to Calcutta next week with the Hope Foundation. They raised €320 which will purchase stationary to give to the street children in the orphanages. Many thanks to the Home Ec. Department and the TY students who lent their support.

Students of S.C.S join the Worldwide Climate Change Protest, March 15th

Our students were protesting at home, in Cork, in Dublin and in London today. Their message was clear. Climate Change has to be addressed by our elected officials. We must keep the promises we made at the Paris Agreement in 2016. The Student Council addressed the Student Body at 11.50pm and explained the seriousness of the issue before leading the large protest group through the town. They received a fantastic response from the general public as they marched around town a number of times before returning to the school with their placards and banners. The Student Council also recognized the efforts of some of their members who were protesting elsewhere.

SPORTS ROUNDUP, MARCH 14TH

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WEDNESDAY MARCH 13TH

COUNTY SEMI-FINAL = S.C.S Second Year Boys Basketball Team 49 / St. Colmans of Midleton 17.

SCHOOLS LEAGUE RUGBY = S.C.S Senior Women’s Team 22 / Schull Community College 12.

THURSDAY MARCH 14TH

COUNTY SEMI-FINAL = S.C.S First Year Boys Basketball Team 44 / Beara Community College 17.

COUNTY FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP = S.C.S Senior Ladies Football Team 6-11 / Kinsale Community School 6-6.

Class 1C Brush Dance

Photos of class 1C learning to Brush Dance as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge, with Ms. Karin O’Shea.

Music Group Performing at St. Patrick's Boys N.S.

As part of Seacthain na Gaeilge, musicians from SCS were invited to play a few trad tunes and sing in St. Patrick’s Boys National School. Thanks to Ms. Bernie Hegarty for organising and to the staff in the boys school for having us.

European Climate Change Protests, Friday March 15th.

Skibbereen Community School will be involved in Friday’s European Climate Change Protest. We are asking our elected representatives to uphold the agreements that our country made at the Paris Agreement in 2016.

TY Student, Saoi O Connor along with other Climate Change activists are addressing the European Parliament in Strasbourg today and voicing their concerns. The Student Council and a number of TY classes will represent our school and take part in the European “Walk Out” on Friday at 12 noon. They will walk through town carrying the Climate Change message.

Further details about Friday’s European protests can be found at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRafyNXQsYi-jye7zVmvAog

Friday Lunchtime Sessions.

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Many thanks to Muiris and Eric for kicking off our regular Friday lunchtime sessions in the canteen. The lads entertained the crowd with fantastic guitar riffs. All musicians are invited to take up the slot every Friday.

Computer Club every Monday at Lunch Time.

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Reminder to all Students that Ms. Jennifer O Donoghue runs Computer Club every Monday at Lunchtime in F15 for students who want to work on projects, coding, presentations or who want to game.

TY Coaches Organize First Year Football Blitz, March 11th.

Well done to all the First Year Players who took part in today’s mixed Football Blitz. They are a tough bunch who endured rain, wind and cold!. Well done to the newly qualified TY GAA coaches and referees who acted as their mentors. Many thanks to Mr. James McCarthy, Munster Development Officer, Mr. Paudie Crowley, Carbery G.P.O and Ms. Gretta Burchill, TY Coordinator for organizing.

First Years Visit Crag Cave

Pictured are Ms. Helena Crowley’s 1C and 1D Geography Classes in Crag Cave. Many thanks to Ms. Crowley for organizing and to Ms. Leonard, Ms. Cullinane and Mr. Chris O Brien for accompanying the students. 

2nd Year Basketballers reach County Semi-Final, March 8th.

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Pictured are most of the 2nd Year Boys Basketball Panel who beat St.Gobnaits of Ballyvourney and Nagle Community College from Mahon today at home to reach the County Semi-Final against St.Colman’s of Midelton next week. Well done lads!

Darrara Open Day, March 8th.

5th Year Ag Science and TY Farming Module Students attended Darrara Agricultural College’s “Open Day” today. Many thanks to Mr. Liam Shanahan, Mr. PJ Fitzgerald and Ms. Eileen O Mahony for accompanying them. It was a great day.

"TeenTalk" on Mental Health, West Lodge Bantry, March 7th.

A large number of our TY students attended Cork County Council’s “Teen Talk” on Mental Health in the West Lodge, Bantry Yesterday. Guest speakers included Anna Geary, Derval O’Rourke as well as former MMA fighter, positive mental health advocate and suicide survivor Graham McCormack and author, entrepreneur and fitness guru, Pat Divilly. The event was officiated by the Mayor of West Cork, Mr. Patrick Gerard Murphy. Many thanks to Ms. Cliodhna O Sullivan, Career Guidance Department and Ms. Liz Leonard, SNA Department for accompanying the students.

Best of luck Enya!!!

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All of us in Skibbereen Community School are very proud of our past pupil Enya Breen who has been called up to the Irish Rugby Team to play France this weekend. Best of luck Enya!!!