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School Closed due to Weather

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown will be closed today, Monday 11th December, due to extreme weather conditions. 

Management made the decision in conjunction with our school bus transport providers shortly before 7.30am this morning.

An official school text message was sent to all parents/guardians at approximately 7.30am.  The official school Twitter account subsequently posted a message confirming the school closure.

Local radio stations, KCLR & Tipp FM, and other media outlets, such as Kilkenny People & Tipp Star, were also contacted at this time to include Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown on their announcements & listing on their website regarding same.

We hope you received notification in good time & remain safe today.  Keep up to date with any subsequent announcements through any & all of the above.

The Management & Staff of Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown.

Christmas Fair strikes the right note for All! Click here to view Photos & Footage

Monday, November 27th, 2017

The management, staff & students of Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown can be rightly proud that their hard work & preparation for the Christmas Fair paid off yesterday (Sunday, 26th November 2017).  

Thank You to All the traders & crafts people who took out stalls, offered advice & provided demonstrations.  A full list of contact details is available from the School Office upon request and will be posted below.

Finally, an even bigger Thank You to our school community & surrounding areas who came in large numbers to support our school and their local traders.  There really was something for everybody and, as the photos and footage shows, a great day was had by all!

To view photos & footage of the event, please click on the following links:

Christmas Fair photos (2017)

School Choir Carol Singing footage (2017)

Santa leaving on his Sleigh footage (2017)

Two more sleeps to the Christmas Fair! See Timetable of Events here

Friday, November 24th, 2017

The management, staff and students of Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown would like to invite members of our school & wider community to attend our upcoming Christmas Fair this Sunday, 26th November 2017 from 12-4pm

This is an opportunity to support many local businesses and craft industries, as well as helping to raise funds for our school.  It also promises to be an exciting & eventful family day as we enter the Christmas season.

The Timetable of Events we have planned is as follows:

Please come early to avoid disappointment!  Limited Tickets & spaces for workshops still available at the door on a first come, first serve basis.  Hope to see you & yours there.

Read more about our Christmas Fair by clicking on the first link below.  Also, check out the photos from our previous Christmas Fair (2014) by clicking on the second link below.

Christmas Fair @ Coláiste Mhuire on Sunday 26th November

Christmas Fair 2014 

Christmas Fair @ Coláiste Mhuire on Sunday 26th November

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

The management, staff and students of Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown would like to invite members of our school & wider community to attend our upcoming Christmas Fair. 

This is an opportunity to support many local businesses and craft industries, as well as helping to raise funds for our school.

This is the second such Fair in recent years, with the last taking place in 2014 a resounding success.  We hope to build on that experience for this year’s event, which will take place on a Sunday afternoon and will be more family friendly.

For more information or to book your tickets in advance please contact the School Office on 056-8831135

You can view photos of our last event by clicking on the following link Christmas Fair 2014 or image below.

Deputy Principal Angela Conroy greets attendees with students during the Festive Food & Craft Fair @ Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown (2014)

 

Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown NEWSLETTER Autumn 2017

Friday, October 27th, 2017

 

Check out the latest edition of the Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown Newsletter by clicking on the link below.

Coláiste Mhuire Autumn 2017 Newsletter (PDF)

Past issues of our Newsletter can also be viewed by clicking on the link below.  Why not take a trip down “Memory Lane”?!  We hope you enjoy it.

www.colaistemhuirekk.ie/news-events/newsletter/

Users will require a recent version of Adobe Reader to open the .PDF file, which can be downloaded for Free from www.adobe.com

Students & Parents Access VSware Here!

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

VSware

You can click on the Logo above this Link to access the Log In page for VSware.

The website address is http://colaistemhuirekk.vsware.ie

Parents/Guardians & Students will be able to access information such as Timetables, Attendance & Reports.

Please have your Username & Password ready to input.

Remember that both your Username & Password are Case Sensitive, meaning you must enter Capital Letters and Lower Case letters accordingly.  Numbers and Characters are also included.  

Please check that you have entered your Username & Password correctly before contacting the school.  However, should you still be experiencing difficulties or have misplaced your Log In details, you can contact the school on 056-8831135 and a member of school management or the IT Department will contact you regarding same.

Welcome to our Open Night & Enjoy our Video!

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Welcome to our Open Night tonight (Thursday, 19th October 2017) from 7.30pm – 9.00pm!

We hope you enjoy our new promotional video and the subsequent tour of our fantastic facilities from our excellent staff.

Should you not be able to make tonight’s event please watch our video by clicking on the link or image above or here.  The video is approximately 9 minutes long & will stream from a Vimeo website (as above).

If you would like anyone to speak to you feel free to call our School Office on 056-8831135 or email info@colaistemhuirekk.ie

We also encourage you to follow us on Twitter @ColaisteMhuireK

Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown News (12/10/2017)

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Open Night

Open night for incoming 1st year parents is on Thursday 19th October 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Parents Association

The AGM of our Parents association will take place on Tuesday night 24th October at 7:30 p.m. We hope to have a good representation of parents from all our feeder parishes.

Christmas Fair

Preparation is well under way for our maiden Christmas fair which we are running on Sunday 26th November from 12 noon to 4pm. The fair will include demonstrations in cookery, make-up, hair up-styles, and woodturning. Free kids Face painting and craft activities along with a surprise visitor will entertain the little ones. These activities as well as many more stalls and stands are sure to make it a very enjoyable and entertaining afternoon.

Retirement

Congrats to Principal Michael Killeen and teacher Patsy Costello who recently retired from Coláiste Mhuire. Both were hugely respected by all of the school community for their many years’ service and this was evident at their recent retirement celebration attended by family, friends and past and present colleagues.

We greatly appreciate the great legacy that both leave behind and wish them health and happiness in their retirement.

Wellbeing

Encouraged by our recent CPD day on wellbeing in Junior Cycle, the staff and students look forward to the continued implementation of wellbeing into all aspects of our school life. The mission of JCT Wellbeing is to promote wellbeing, a sense of satisfaction and happiness. It is an inclusive approach couched in the indicators of Wellbeing: active, aware, connected, resilient, responsible and respected. Staff have committed to ensure that through learning in wellbeing, students develop the knowledge, understanding, skills, capabilities, and attributes that they need for human flourishing. There is a recognition that a sense of wellbeing and connectedness is vital to academic, social, emotional and physical wellness and resilience of young people. The staff at Colaiste Mhuire want students to experience opportunities which are designed not only to raise their awareness of future choices, but also raise their expectations and aspirations. Wellbeing will be a game changer in our Education System. We are excited for positive change, whilst understanding wellbeing is a Whole School Project and a Community Endeavour is needed!

U14 Football

Our U14 footballers got their season off to a winning start with a 6:05 to 4:03 victory over Abbey community College. Well done to all players on a hard fought victory.

Junior Camogie

Well done to our junior camogie team who got their year off to a winning start with a 4-7 to 1-3 win over St Brigid’s College Callan. This builds on the magnificent Leinster win last year. Scorers on the day included Eimear Fitzpatrick, Meghan Grehan Carol, Ciara O Shea and Aoife Ryan. Our next opposition is Carnew.

Congratulation to Coláiste Mhuire Girls Jade Bergin, Roisín Phelan, Eimear Fitzpatrick and Sophie McCabe. L; All were part of the successful U16 Harps team who recently won the All Ireland B competition against Antrim. Well done Girls!

Girls Basketball

Basketball in Coláiste Mhuire continues to go from strength to strength. The girls have been undefeated in their campaign to date proving triumphant against Pobailscoil Kilkenny, Grennan of Thomastown and Ballinakill. With a coaching team made up of five staff and on expert coach Joe Byrne the future is looking positive.

U16 Hurling

Our u16 hurlers have made great progress since u14. They were narrowly beaten in our first two games despite great individual performances from Eoin Delaney, Billy McEvoy and Jack Hickey. A victory in the next game will see this hardworking group of players progress to the next stage.

Senior Hurling

Preparation is well underway for our 1st game in the competition against Mountrath which is fast approaching. Thanks to Our Lady’s Templemore and CBS Kilkenny for two hard contested challenge matches. Training has been going well and our team is shaping up nicely.

First Year Hurling

Thirty first years have togged out for training sessions over the past few week and show great promise. Their first contest will be on Friday next when they attend a Leinster Blitz.

 

WIT Celebrate Excellence in Junior Cert Business

JC students Pádraig Glendon, Jack Hanrahan, Róisín Phelan and Billy McEvoy received certificates from WIT for their “A” grade in Junior Cert Business. Past pupils and current WIT students Margaret Lennon and Sarah O’Sullivan were involved with organising on the night.

 

Welcome to our 1st Years & Welcome Back to All! Plus Calendar & Events

Monday, August 28th, 2017

The management & staff at Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown would like to welcome the one hundred plus first years that started school with us this morning.  We would also like to extend this welcome back to All our students & the whole school community as they return to us at different stages this week.

We as that all families please familiarise themselves with the School Calendar & School Events that have been schedule thus far.  

The Re-opening Dates are listed in RED in the Calendar below stating that:

Tuesday, 29th August will see 1st year, Transition Year and 5th year (including LCA1) returning from 9.00-4.00pm.

Wednesday, 30th August will see All classes returning from 9.00-4.00pm.

 

The first Event will be the Open Night for 1st Year Parents next Wednesday, 6th September from 7.30-9.00pm.

Furthermore, we encourage those of you who are on Twitter to follow the School on @ColaisteMhuireK for more frequent news and updates.

 

Congratulations to our Leaving Cert Students on their Results!

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Congratulations to our Leaving Cert Students on receiving their Results this morning! 

Students are encouraged to come into the school this morning from 9.30am in order to meet with the many experienced members of staff who will be on site to offer their congratulations, support and advice should students require it.

First round CAO offers will come out next Monday, 21st August with Second round CAO offers due on Thursday, 31st August.  There will be advice & guidance available to you either on site or by making an appointment with out Career Guidance Counselor, Ms Valerie Dempsey, through the School Office on 056-8831135.

Due to the changes in the Grades at both Higher & Ordinary Level some variations to the Points from last year is anticipated.  Below is a table that clearly illustrates both these Grade & Point changes:

 

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