28 Nov 2013
Leaving Cert 2013
Well done to:
Fatima-Zahra Jaouimaa - 2013 All Ireland
Scholarship.(Economics & Mathematical Sciences UL).
Holly Cotgreave - UCD Entrance Scholarship (Medicine)
Entrance Exhibition Awards in Trinity College Dublin.
Madeline Arkins (German & Drama)
Mary Ellen Nagle (Russian & Drama)
Amy Gallagher (Medicine)
Alison Brogan (Law & Political Science)
Alannah Redington (Financial Maths UL ) and Fatima-Zahra
Jaouimaa recipients of UL40 Scholarships awards.
Leaving Cert Applied 2013
27 Nov 2013
Well done to Danielle Marshall, one of 9 students nationally to be
awarded the LCA Fergal Quinn Award for outstanding results in
Junior Cert 2013
Well done to Grainne Cremin who was selected to participate in the
Irish Junior Science Olympiad (IrJSO) based on results in Junior Cert
Well done to Meabh Hurley who has been identified by the State
Exams Commission as a high achiever in 2013 Junior Cert Maths.
21 Oct 2013
Transition Year students spent from October 8 to 11 in the Horizon
Adventure Centre in Westport. The group took part in team building
exercises and adventure sports.
26 Sep 2013
A school mass to celebrate the new school year was celebrated in
the cathedral on Mercy Day Sept 24 by Fr Jerry Carey.
In a departure from tradition the mass was celebrated this year in
the morning and school resumed in the afternoon.
TY Public Access to Law
23 Sep 2013
Transition year students took part recently in a Public Access to
Law programme facilitated by a barrister during which they
gained an insight into the Law in Ireland.
27 Aug 2013
Following a talk by Brendan Smith to staff students and parents on
April 24 last a Colaiste Muire policy on cyber bullying has been
drawn up. The policy will be read and signed by students and
parents or guardians.
29 May 2013
The Graduation Mass was held on Thursday May 23 and it was a
formal farewell to all our fifth year students. We will miss you all
next year and wish you well.
13 May 2013
Fourth Year Public Speaking as Gaeilge - Oráidíocht took place on
Monday May 13 in the Danlann. A trophy in memory of Mrs Brid
Liddy is presented each year to the best speaker.
10 May 2013
Colaiste students who took part in the North Munster Track and
Field competition on Tuesday May 7 and Thursday May 9 have
qualified for the Munster finals of the competition to be held in
Cork next Saturday. Well done to all!
LCA Leisure and Recreation
8 May 2013
LCA 1 students had a successful trip to the Burren Outdoor
Centre where they had the opportunity to do hillwalking,
caving,rock climbing and kayaking. The students also enjoyed
their visit to Clare Equestrian Centre where they went horse
Féile na hInse - Comhghairdeas!
12 Mar 2013
Comhghairdeas to Coláiste students who participated in Féile na hInse this year. Placed first in their group competitions were the Grúpa Ceoil, the Scoraíocht and the Grúpa Amhránaíochta.Winners took part in the Féile ceolchoirm in Cois na hAbhna on Saturday night.
Cadette Volleyball All Ireland Champions
11 Mar 2013
Colaiste cadette volleyball team won the All Ireland final last Thursday defeating Mercy College Coolock in the final which was held in UCD.Colaiste senior team won the All Ireland in December! Congratulations to all on a historic double!
Colaiste All Ireland Athletics
10 Mar 2013
Congratulations to the Coláiste Athletics team who took part in the final of the All Ireland schools competition in Jordanstown. The minor team finished in seventh place . Muireann O Shea finished 28 in her race. Congratulations to all!
8 Jan 2013
Congratulations to the senior volleyball team who are all Ireland
Champions. This is a great achievement for the players and all
involved with the team. Well done!
6 Jan 2013
Well done to our under 16 Basketball team who won the Clare
schools Basketball competition.
Congratulations also to our under 19 team who were runners up in
the u19 section of the Clare Schools competition.
26 Oct 2012
Mission week this October was a huge success. Classes took part in
lunchtime concerts, baked and enjoyed lunchtime buzz club during
the week of fundraising for the missions. The amount raised will be
available after the mid term break.
TY TRIP TO WESTPORT OUTDOOR CENTRE
25 Oct 2012
Transition year students visit Westport Outdoor pursuit centre
where they will take part in team building activities during their
PUBLIC ACCESS TO LAW
18 Sep 2012
Transition Year students took part in a Public Access to Law
Programme on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 of September.The
course was facilitated by a barrister and gave the students a
valuable insight into the Law in Ireland.
WELCOME and REFLECTION
17 Sep 2012
We extend a warm welcome to all our new students including our
first years and new students to all other year groups. We
also welcome new members of staff. Fr Jerry chose a reflection for
the new school year which you can read by clicking on the 'more'
28 Aug 2012
Congratulations to the 2012 Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied
students on their excellent results. Well done to all. We wish all our
students every success with their future plans.
13 Mar 2012
Congratulations to our second years who won the Clare Schools
final to become County Champions.
B2 CSPE HOSPICE CAKE SALE
12 Mar 2012
B2 CSPE class held a cake sale recently in aid of Cahercalla Hospice
and presented Ms Mary Moloney with a cheque for 120 euro Well
done to all involved.
GOLD MEDAL SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
7 Nov 2011
Congratulations to Doireann Hennessy who won a gold medal at
the Irish Junior Science Olympiad at the weekend. Doireann will
represent Ireland in the international finals in Durban South
Africa in December. Congratulations also to Muireann o'Shea and
Eve Quinn who were finalists also.
6 Nov 2011
Mission week was a great success this year. It ended on Friday 27
as is traditional with the Leaving Cert. concert. A final figure of
money raised during the week will be available shortly. Thanks to
all those who took part in the cake sales, buzz club, concerts,
copper race etc
TY TRIP TO OUTDOOR PURSUITS CENTRE DELPHI
5 Nov 2011
Transition year students travelled to Delphi Outdoor centre in
Leenane on Tuesday October 18 for three days of outdoor pursuits
and team building. They had the opportunity to take part in a
wide range of outdoor activities which helped to foster a team
spirit among the group.
TY CARDIAC RESPONDER COURSE
8 Oct 2011
Transition year students took part in a Cardiac Responder course
on Wednesday October 5 and Friday October 7. Among other useful
skills students were trained in the use of a defibrillator.
RTE LYRIC FM OUTREACH PROGRAMME
12 Sep 2011
Colaiste has been chosen again this year to take part in an RTE
outreach programme. A mobile radio studio will visit Colaiste and
TY students will have the opportunity to prepare,
script, present and produce their own programmes with help from
PUBLIC ACCESS TO LAW
7 Sep 2011
Transition year students will take part in a public access to law
programme on Tuesday September 20. The course will be
facilitated by a barrister and will give students a valuable insight
into the workings of the law.
JUNIOR CERT RESULTS
4 Sep 2011
Junior Cert. results are expected in schools on Wednesday
September 14 and Leaving Cert. Applied year 1 results are expected
in schools during the same week.
TRANSITION YEAR 2 YSI SUCCESS
15 May 2011
Congratulations and very well done to our TY 2 students! Their
project C THE BRIGHT SIDE which celebrated the life of Ciara Conroy
won the Physical Health category at the YSI showcase in Citywest on
Thursday May 12. In addition they were selected as this year's
winner of the fundraising challenge.
TY FASHION SHOW
14 May 2011
The TY Fashion Show held in memory of Ciara Conroy in aid of
CanTeen, a teenage cancer support group, was a wonderful
occasion. Students and staff took part in the lively show. Among
those who attended were Ciara's
parents and grandparents. Ciara's cousin who spoke on behalf of
the family thanked all those who helped put the show together. The
Fashion Show raised 10,000 euro for CanTeen.
150 YEARS CELEBRATION MASS
14 Apr 2011
A mass to celebrate Colaiste 150 years was held in the cathedral
on March 16. Fr Jerry Carey was the celebrant and the school choir
added greatly to the ceremony. The whole school attended. Thanks
to all who made this a very special ceremony.
28 Jan 2011
Mock exams take place for LCA, Junior Cert and Leaving Cert.
students from Feb 28 to March 8.
LEAVING CERT RETREAT
24 Jan 2011
Leaving Certs enjoyed a two day retreat in January and there is a
retreat scheduled for Junior Certs in March.
23 Jan 2011
Leaving Cert Applied students will be examined on their tasks
during the first week in February. We wish all our students good
luck in their interviews.
20 Dec 2010
Despite the very cold weather the school Musical “Anything Goes”
played to a packed Danlann. The performances were lively and
entertaining and a credit to all concerned.
Transition Year Work Experience
19 Dec 2010
TY students were on work placement from Monday December 13
to Friday December 17. Christmas tests for fourth years take
place this week from Monday December 20 to Wednesday
INTRODUCTION TO SECOND LEVEL
28 Nov 2010
Primary school students from 6 class enjoyed the opportunity
over the last few weeks of spending a full day in Colaiste. They
sat in on regular classes and had classes in Science, French and
German. They were given some information on secondary school
life in an effort to ease the transition from primary to post
27 Nov 2010
Christmas exams take place this week for all year groups except
fourth years who are involved in the Musical.
RTE LYRIC FM Outreach Programme
26 Nov 2010
Colaiste was chosen again this year to take part in an RTE
outreach programme. A mobile radio studio visited Colaiste and
TY students had the opportunity to prepare, script, present and
produce their own programmes with help from RTE presenters.
9 Nov 2010
Rehearsals for the school Musical "Anything Goes" are in full
Fourth year and Transition year students are taking part
in the Musical which runs from November 29 to December 4.
Leaving Cert. Applied 1
9 Sep 2010
Congtraulations to Leaving Cert. Applied year one students who received their excellent results on Thursday September 9.
School Visit Marian Harkin MEP
11 May 2010
Marian Harkin MEP visited Coláiste Muire on Monday 10th May to talk to Transition Year students about her role as an MEP and about the EU in general.
Japan-Europe HighSchool Student Exchange Programme 2010
10 May 2010
Well done to Deborah O'Reilly,4th year student who has been selected to participate in the "short programme" which will take place from 20th June to 25th July.
As a participant Deborah will attend Japanese high school classes,tour in Japanese provinces and stay in Japanese ordinary households.
Transition Year Drama Festival
27 Feb 2010
Congratulations to our Transition Year class who won two awards at the All Ireland Finals of the TY Drama Festival in the Briery Gap Macroom on Saturday 27th February with their play, "An Triail"
Our students won the "Best Irish Language Award" and a "Best Set Award" for the laundry set.
National Concert Hall Date for Coláiste Muire Orchestra
24 Feb 2010
The students of Coláiste Muire Orchestra Ennis travelled to Dublin on 13th February to perform at the premier venue of the National Concert Hall as part of the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras Festival 2010.
Soroptomists Public Speaking Competition
24 Jan 2010
Well done to Lía Schneider (TY) who qualified to represent Coláiste Muire at the regional finals on Saturday 6th February.
Doodle 4 Google 'My Future' competition
18 Jan 2010
Congratulations to Rinki Parvin, first year student who has been selected as a regional finalist in the Doodle 4 Google 'My Future' competition.
Lyric FM Outreach &Education Programme
1 Dec 2009
This programme is le by Gail Henry, Producer at RTE Lyric FM. The project involves making classical music based on radio progammes.
A mobile radio studio was brought to Coláiste Muire on 1 December where the fundamental aspects of radio programme making were discussed.
Transition Year students prepared, scripted, presented and produced their own programmes.
Introduction to Second Level
20 Nov 2009
This successful pilot programme was run again for sixth class students. Students from several primary schools including Holy Family, Knockanean and Clarecastle schools had an opportunity to attend various classes and sample a typical day in Colaiste before the mid term break.A further series of such days were offered after Open Night.
TY visit the Four Courts
18 Nov 2009
Transition Year students visited the Four Courts recently. The visit was organised by the Courts Service. A barrister explained the workings of the Circuit Court, the Central Criminal Court and the High Court to students. Students had an opportunity to attend a court sitting with Justice Paul Carney.
Christmas House Exams
12 Nov 2009
Christmas exams are taking place in conjunction with the School Musical this week.They will finish on Monday November 30.
12 Oct 2009
Mission Week proved a huge success this year with
each class performing in a lunchtime concert. . Cake sales, a No Uniform Day, and other fun events were also held throughtout the week. Many thanks to the Religion Department who pulled out all the stops to make the week so worthwhile.
7 Oct 2009
A school mass was held in St Joseph's on Mercy Day to celebrate the beginning of the academic year. The mass was celebrated by Fr Jerry Carey.Thanks to all who prepared the liturgy and music so well.
Visit of Minister O'Keeffe and Sharon Shannon
6 Oct 2009
On Thursday 17 September we welcomed Minister O'Keeffe and Sharon Shannon to our school.
The purpose of the visit was to mark Sharon Shannon's donation of a CD of traditional music and songbook which the Department will distribute to every school.
Junior Cert and LCA Results
16 Sep 2009
Congratulations to our 2009 Junior Cert. and LCA1 students on their excellent results.
Award of Green Flag Ceremony
8 May 2009
Coláiste Muire was awarded a Green Flag at an official ceremony in the school on Friday 8th May. Minister for the Environment, John Gormely T.D.was in attendance.
The school is the first post-primary school in Ennis to be awarded Green School status.
Young Social Innovators Showcase
6 May 2009
One of our projects, "Stomp out Bullying - Take 2" was awarded top prize in the "Step Up" category of this year's competition in the RDS on 6th May.Well done to the 2008 title holders on building on last year's wonderful achievement!
Cork Choral Festival
1 May 2009
Congratulations to Ms. Griffin and our School Choir on being awarded 3rd prize in the Cork Choral Festival on Friday 1st May.
The choir also received a special award for Best
Performance of a piece through Irish.
Coláiste awarded Green Flag
7 Mar 2009
Thanks to the dedication and hard work of the environmental committee Coláiste has been awarded a Green Flag. This is a huge achievement and is the culmination of a sustained effort on the part of staff and students.Congratulations to all!
Second Year Letter Writing Competition
6 Mar 2009
Congratulations to Alanna Wurm B6 and Mary Ellen Nagle B3 who wrote prize winning letters to author John Boyne in a second year letter writing competition.The prize was a ticket each for a reading by John Boyne in the Ennis Bookclub Festival. John Boyne wrote the widely acclaimed “The Boy in Striped Pyjamas”.
LCA Task Assessment
8 Feb 2009
Leaving Cert. Applied students had their task assessment interviews from Feb.2 to Feb. 6.
King Lear in Galway
8 Feb 2009
Fourth Year English classes attended the play King Lear in Galway on Thursday Feb.5.
Introduction to 2nd Level Programme
15 Dec 2008
...a Coláiste Muire initiative...
Following on the success of our pilot programme offering 6th class students in Holy Family the opportunity to experience a typical day in secondary school, we held a second series of days. 80 students were accomodated on the 3rd, 4th and 10th of December.
Visit to Aras an Uachtaráin
2 Dec 2008
As "Young Social Innovators 2008" our Transition Year students 07/08 met with President Mary McAleese on 2nd December.
Introduction to 2nd Level Programme
15 Nov 2008
...a Coláiste Muire initiative...
Primary school students had the opportunity to experience a typical day here in secondary school on 10th, 12th and 14th of November.
Junior Cert and LCA 1 Results
22 Sep 2008
Congratulations to all our Junior Cert. and Leaving Cert. Applied 1 students on their excellent results.
Transition Year First Aid
21 Sep 2008
Transition Year students from year one and two completed a two day occupational First Aid course. The course proved most practical and worthwhile for all.
Congratulations to our Exam. Students
7 Sep 2008
Congratulations to our Leaving Cert. Applied and Leaving Cert. students on their excellent exam results. We wish our LCA's and our Leaving Certs. well in their chosen careers.
A New School Year
6 Sep 2008
The first of September saw all year groups back in class for another school year. We wish one and all a happy and fruitful year in Colaiste.
First Place YSI Competition
13 May 2008
Congratulations to our Transition Year students and their teacher Ms Finola Howard on being awarded first prize in the National Final of the Young Social Innovators competition for their project on bullying.Over 6,ooo students and more than 400 schools took part in the competition.
12 May 2008
LCA 1 Task and LCVP exams have already taken place and will be followed this week by exams in Leaving Cert Construction Studies on May 14th and Leaving Cert Art on May 15th and 16th.
14 Apr 2008
Transition Years completed a week of work experience on Friday April 11th. Work experience is an integral and most valuable part of the TY programme.
School Choir awarded silver in Prague
31 Mar 2008
Colaiste school choir has been awarded siver in their category in the prestigious Young Prague 2008 competition in Prague. Congratulations to choir director Ms Carmel Griffin and her students on their outstanding achievement on an international stage.
Ennis Fairtrade Town Launch
4 Mar 2008
A number of teachers and students were invited on February 29th to the official launch of Ennis as a Fairtrade Town.
School Choir Fundraiser
4 Feb 2008
Bag Packing took place in Dunnes from Thursday Jan 31st to Sat Feb 2nd to raise funds for the upcoming school choir trip to Prague.Teachers, parents and students all took part.
Transition Year Drama Festival
31 Jan 2008
Transition Year students participated in the TY Drama Festival in the Briery Gap, Macroom.
This year students have written their own play, 'Daisy Chains'.
First and second year Basketball
31 Jan 2008
First and second years played their first match of the Clare Schools League against Ennis Community College on Thursday January 31. Both teams won their matches.
Soroptomists Public Speaking Competition
20 Jan 2008
Transition Year and fourth year students participated in this competition.Karen Barrett of Transition Year was awarded 3rd prize.
Mental Health Public Speaking Competition
17 Jan 2008
Transition Year students Ailis Burke, Siobhan Nestor and Olwyn Kelly won the Clare Final of the Mental Health Public Speaking Competition.
Community Work 17th – 21st Dec 2007
21 Dec 2007
All Transition Year students were on Community Work Placement in a variety of settings. The purpose of this placement is to heighten each student’s awareness of the service providers in the voluntary and community sector.
Carol Service 20th Dec 2007
20 Dec 2007
Members of our school choir and interested students visited Cahercalla Community Hospital and Hospice to sing Christmas Carols after school, in what has now become an annual event.
Christmas Carol Service 20th Dec 2007
20 Dec 2007
Our Christmas Carol Service took place in St. Joseph’s Hospital on Thursday morning.
Millennium Scholars Celebration 19 Dec 2007
19 Dec 2007
Two of our Leaving Cert students 2007 were presented with Bank of Ireland Millennium Scholarships in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin.
No Uniform Day 19 Dec 2007
19 Dec 2007
A “No Uniform Day” was held in aid of Sr. Ethel Normoyle’s Building of Hope Project. Our school Volunteer is Mr. Brendan O’Neill.
Eco Unesco “ Tree Wise” Project 14th Dec 2007
14 Dec 2007
As part of their “Tree Wise” Eco Unesco Project, Transition Year students were involved in selling 500 potted Holly plants and Christmas trees, in the Market in Ennis.
Mental Health Public Speaking Competition 11th Dec 2007
11 Dec 2007
Transition Year students participated in the Mental Health Public Speaking Competition.
26th Nov - 1st Dec 2007 Oliver
1 Dec 2007
The 2007/08 show Oliver was staged during the last week of November.