School Notes – 23rd March 2017

St. Mel’s Notes March 23rd 

Leaving Cert Orals

French, German and Irish orals take place in the weeks leading up to the Easter holidays. Teachers are busy with mock orals this week. Students are reminded to let their teacher know if they cannot attend their mock oral so it can be rescheduled. 

Book Launch Invitation

The 150th Anniversary ‘Selected Memories of St Mel’s College ‘ by Denis Glennon will be launched in the College on Friday April 7th at 8pm. 

School 5k

This year each student will run the 5km as we are rolling out a couch to 5k program with all 1st, 2nd and 3rd years which will culminate on this day. The run takes place on 5th of April. This is the only fundraiser the school runs and we look forward to the support of all students as funds raised are used to enhance and student facilities and buy new sports equipment.

TY Enterprise

On the 22nd of March, four TY Enterprise Companies from St. Mel’s College, Longford, showcased their Mini Companies at the Local Enterprise Finals, which took place in Longford Shopping Centre. We were lucky enough to pick up two awards at the Finals, showing the hard work and dedication our students put in throughout the year.

Rustic Reindeer: This was a company set up by Gary Noone intended to sell handmade wooden Reindeer’s, an ideal Christmas present/decoration for any home. These were made to the highest of qualities by Gary and were sold at a very reasonable price of €15. At the Local Enterprise Finals, Gary was lucky enough to pick up a ‘Special Merit Award’ in recognition for his hard work and dedication to his company. Well done to Gary on his achievements and best of luck to him and his business in the future.

St. Mel’s Bobble Hats: This company was set up by Cian O Nuallain, Barry O’Brien, and Diarmuid Sheahan. They sold good quality, affordable bobble hats to students, teachers, and past pupils. These hats were customised with the Mel’s crest embroidered on them. They were an ideal Christmas present, and perfect for the cold weather! They proved to be very popular throughout the school. The lads picked up an award for ‘Best Business Report’ as a result of their hard work. Well done to the lads on this achievement, they worked very hard on this project. Best of luck to them and their business in the future.

MEPO Gaelic Gloves: This TY Mini company was set up By Maitiú O’Donohue, Evan Farrelly and Paul Brady. They provided customers with high quality, low cost, fully customised Gaelic Gloves. These gloves came with the option any club/county crest the customer wanted and also with the option of applying initials to the gloves. An ideal pair of gloves which are unique to each and every customer. Well done to the boys on the hard work they put in throughout the year and best of luck to the lads and their business in the future.

Finegan Artisan Chocolate: Jack provided the public with delicious handmade artisan chocolates, worthy of being sold in any shop throughout the country. They were great value for money and went down a treat with many customers both in school, and in the shopping centre on Wednesday! They were sold at a very reasonable price and were a huge success among customers. Well done to Jack on the hard work and dedication he put into this project and best of luck to him and his business in the future!

Many thanks to Ms. Emma Dempsey who worked very hard with the lads throughout the year. None of this would be possible without her continued dedication and support for the lads. Also, thanks to TY student Aaron Nelson who provided the lads with some exceptional artwork to display at their stalls. Aaron is a future artist in the making! Also many thanks to Sadie who talked to the lads on a regular basis and gave them expert guidance throughout the project. 

Leaving Cert Music

Congratulations to the students who completed Leaving Cert music in the school last week. Many thanks to Mr. Kevin Farrell for his guidance and support.

TY Applications

The final application date for transition Year 2017/2018 has closed. Subject choice forms for third years and present TYs are being given out. Ms Concar advises students to choose subjects carefully. Each student going into 5th year will have a meeting with Ms Concar this week to help.