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Ennis Community College 75th Anniversary

Ennis Community College will celebrate its 75th anniversary on 13th February with a special open evening, and a dinner at the Temple Gate Hotel.

Ms O'Callaghan, Editor of e-Zine

A new online newsletter has been launched for the Ennis Community College campus, which aims to keep readers abreast of the wide range of activity in its three schools.

Careers Day at Ennis Community CollegeOn Thursday 24th October, a Careers Day was held at Ennis Community College and Gaelcholáiste an Chláir. The aim of the event was for the students to have the opportunity to speak with people from various careers and get an insight into the world of work.

The event was organised by the 5th Year Leaving Cert Vocational Programme (LCVP) students of both schools assisted by teachers Ann Considine and Elizabeth Moroney They invited representatives of a variety of careers to attend and answer questions about career opportunities, qualifications needed and their daily work.

Bit It Roadshow

The ‘Bin It Roadshow’ came to Ennis Community College to remind students of the importance of correct disposal of waste – especially chewing gum.  Teacher Orla McDonagh is pictured with ‘Doc’ from the ‘Bin It Roadshow’ and Gerry Murphy of Ennis Town Council, together with a group of first year students

5th year students at Ennis Community College pictured with Year Head Yvonne Walsh at their enrollment on the Pathways Programme which assists students moving forward through senior cycle into 3rd level education.

 

Basketballers from Ennis Community College and Gaelcholáiste an Chláir who recently won the Clare Schoolgirls Division C Basketball Final together with their teacher Hilda O’Connell are pictured with Jason Killeen and Mike Hickey announcing details of the Banner Basketball Camp to be held on 22 and 23 June at Gurteen, Doora.

Ennis Community College, together with Gaelcholáiste an Chláir, recently held a sports day at Lees Road Sports’ Complex in Ennis.

Students of Ennis Community College who participated in the Darkness Into Light Walk to raise awareness and funds for Pieta House
Students of Ennis Community College who participated in the Darkness Into Light Walk to raise awareness and funds for Pieta House (L-R): Patryk Chwialkowski, Teerachet Sanitchon, Shauna Lee Dobbin, Ms Fiona Christie (Teacher), Dymphna Moloney, Amy Shannon, Thais Adario, Omar Ozmen, Dale Moore and Michael Keane

 

First Year Students at Ennis Community College pictured with their Make-A-Book certificates at a recent presentation. Also pictured are College Principal Mr John Cooke, Regional Coordinator of the Junior Certificate Schools Programme Mr Mick O'Riordan, and class teacher Ms Lisa O'Brien.

First Year students at Ennis Community College proudly presented their Make-A-Book efforts to the staff and students of the school recently.

The annual Make-A-Book project is part of the Junior Certificate Schools Programme national literacy awareness and encouragement initiative. This year the students of Ennis Community College created a concept based around the Bronze Age Gold hoard found in Mooghaun.

The book tells the story of a navvy named Flan Considine, who was working on the West Clare Railway who came across a cave. When he explored it further, he discovered a huge gold hoard.

The students created their book by using a variety of artistic techniques and put in a huge effort with their teacher Ms Lisa O’Brien. Students were presented with certificates to mark their accomplishments by Regional Coordinator of JCSP, Mr Mick O’Riordan, school principal Mr John Cooke and Ms Vivienne Grogan, the Programme Coordinator at the school. The First Year head Ms Kathleen Tuohy told the students of her pride at seeing the work and complemented them on their efforts.

The students welcomed the opportunity to express their creativity in such a cross curricular manner and the school is looking forward to more similar successful projects in the future.

The French Theatre Company visits Ennis Community College

Pictured with members of The French Theatre Company on a recent visit to Ennis are Radek McKuna of Ennis Community College, Sadhbh Ní Ógáin and Caitlin Nic Chonmara from Gaelcholáiste an Chláir.