School Notes -October 19th

School Notes Thursday 19th
Language Week Results
Winners of the competition to select the top ten languages used in / spoken by St. Mel’s College are, Niall Coppinger 3rd yr, Barry Geraghty 2nd yr, Sean McGoey 2nd yr and Eoin McGrath 2nd yr. Our winners each selected 9 out of the 10 languages. The 10 most popular languages in St. Mel’s College are, English, Irish, Polish, Spanish, Lithuanian, Slovakian, Russian, French, Urdu(Pakistan) and Romanian.
Winners of the First Year language poster competition from Ms. Hayden’s class are , 1st Darragh Carberry, 2nd Mikie Mulvey and joint 3rd Alex Watts, Alex Killane and Matthew Flynn.
Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal
Well done to Michael Kiernan, Alex Sheridan & Iarlaith Dolan from class 3A who were invited as guests to the national launch of the Team Hope Shoebox Appeal in Roscommon on last Saturday morning. The launch was live on TV3 Saturday AM show and it was a huge success. Students from 3A are promoting the shoebox appeal as part of their CSPE project & will be asking students to donate something towards a Shoebox in the coming weeks.
Ms Readathon
All 1st years were invited to take part in the MS Readathon in their English classes last week. It started on October 13 and runs until November 13th. Students are invited to read as many books as they can during this time and have their read sponsored. All money raised goes to the Multiple Sclerosis Charity. There are prizes for amounts raised; more details can be seen on the letter sent home or on the MS Readathon charity website.
Battle of the Wits
Best of luck to the transition Years who are taking part in the Longford Count Library Battle of the Witts quiz next week. All TYs will compete in the table quiz and the winning teams will go forward to the county final against TYs from other schools.
TY News
Due to the school closure during the storm ALPHA did not take place last week. It will continue as usual next Tuesday. Unfortunately the Car Safety Road show in Backstage Theatre was cancelled but TYs look forward to that being rescheduled later in the year. First Aid classes started this week. Work Experience continues each Friday.
Library Visit – Niall de Burca
A first year class visited the Library last Thursday as part of Library week. They were enthralled by the words and voice of story teller Niall de Burca. He told stories in both Irish and English and they were scarily fantastic and funny at the same time. Thanks to Fiona from the library for inviting us to this library week event.