The Fourth Year German class attended an IFI screening of “Weil Ich Schöner Bin” as part of the Irish Film Institute’s annual programme for students of language. The screening took place in the Gate Cinema on Thursday 12th of December and was attended by German students from all over Cork. The film, which dealt with the familiar theme of immigration in Berlin, was both accessible to students and very enjoyable.
Congratulations to the Transition Year students involved in running the school bank in Scoil Mhuire, this year. On the 10th of December the “Pink Bank” held a very successful grand opening with cupcakes and sweets for all students who set up an account. The school bank will open at lunch time every Tuesday for students to make deposits or open accounts.
On the 28th of November, twenty transition year students went to the Glen Resource Centre for a mental and physical health seminar. We were spoken to on the importance of keeping healthy and fit. We then played games such as volleyball, to show us the wide range of activities available to us to keep physically healthy. We then played wheelchair basketball and attended a lecture by an amputee who showed us that even people with a disability can keep themselves immersed in sports. This was hugely eye opening and very inspiring.
We were also given a talk on mental health and were spoken to on places and people we could turn to if we were having issues with our mental health. We also discussed what mental health is exactly and ways to cope with conflict in groups.
It was a very enjoyable day in which we experienced and learnt some very profound things. It was an opportunity that I am very grateful to have and I think it has inspired us all to keep an eye on both our physical and mental health.
Zahra Khan, Transition Year
On Wednesday the 11th of December the First Years and Second Years headed off on a 5 mile run from Pairc Ui Caoimh along the old railway line to the finish line at Blackrock Castle. They were dressed as reindeers, santas, penguins, Christmas crackers and elves.!
The event was organised by the Second Year 1 class as part of their CSPE action project. The purpose of the project is to raise funds for the Cork Cancer Society and the Scoil Mhuire Building Development Fund. There were prizes for best costume for each class group and an overall “best costume” prize.
We would like to thank all those who helped to organise the event. The Second Year one class worked very hard and without fuss to ensure the success of the day. We would also like to thank all the teachers who took part for their time and enthusiasm. Well done to all involved!
Scoil Mhuire would like to extend an invitation to all students and parents, both past and present, to join us for the annual Christmas carol service. The service will take place in St. Mary’s Church on Friday 20th of December at 11:45am.