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Gala Dog Night both Enjoyable & Successful!

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Management, Staff and Parents/Guardians would like to say a big Thank You to our students, their families and the whole school community for their support of last week’s Gala Dog Night to raise funds for the school development fund. Click on this link to View More of the Photos

Due to the hard work of our committee and the range of revenue strands they pursued from Corporate Sponsorship of Races, to Buster Race draw, to a Raffle with excellent hampers and prizes,  a generous figure of approximately €27,000 was raised.  Allowing for costs, such as the prize fund, the final sum generated is in the region of an impressive €24,000!

Students from the neighbouring parishes to Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown who competed against The Staff in the Novelty Race!

Among the highlights was a Novelty Race featuring students from the surrounding parishes and GAA clubs competing on the Track against each other & more importantly, The Staff!! Click on the link above or below to watch some footage and the see how close (and controversial!) it was!! #PhotoFinish  #StewardsEnquiry 😉

We would like to thank everyone involved for their continued support, financial and otherwise, of our excellent school.  Please watch our Official School Video to gain an insight into the variety of teaching, learning and extra-curricular activities that take place at Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown.

 

Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown NEWSLETTER Easter 2018

Monday, March 26th, 2018

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

Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown Newsletter (Spring 2018)

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

 

Gala Dog Night to Raise Money for Development Fund

Monday, March 19th, 2018

The Management, Staff & Parents invite our whole school & wider community to support our @ Kilkenny Greyhound Stadium next month on Friday 20th April 2018.

Tickets cost €10 and includes the Buster Draw (with a €500 Prize Fund), your Entry on the Night & a complimentary Programme.

Tickets have been sent home to students and we would kindly ask that All Tickets be returned by Friday, 13th April 2018.

Your support in any way is greatly appreciated by all involved.

For more information please contact the School Office on 056-8831135.

School Musical “HAIRGEL” takes to the stage this week!

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Transition Year students begin their performance of “Hairgel” this Wednesday, 7th March 2018 for local primary & 1st yr students. Matinees will continue on Thursday & Friday for 3rd + 6th year then 2nd + 5th year respectively.
Evening shows will be on Thursday 8th @7.30pm (Family/Guests) with a Public Performance on Friday 9th March 2018 @7.30pm.

Best of Luck (Break A Leg!!) to All the T.Y. students involved, namely the stage performers, stage crew, props & support students.  Special mention to Ms Jennifer Sweeney & Mr Eamon Phelan, along with the various support staff, for their hard work over the past number of months.  Storm Emma & the Beast from the East cost ye a number of days last week but it’s a credit to All involved that they are continuing with their original performance dates. #TheShowMustGoOn 👏

Please Support this entertaining show & extremely worthwhile Transition Year initiative.  For further inquiries please contact the School Office on 056-8831135 

 

Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown NEWSLETTER Christmas 2017

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

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

Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown Newsletter Christmas 2017

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

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 

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/

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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.

 

Farewell to Mr Killeen & Ms Costello edition of Coláiste Mhuire NEWSLETTER Summer 2017

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Check out the latest edition of the Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown Newsletter by clicking on the Image above or Link below.

In this edition we bid farewell to both Mr Michael Killeen (Principal) and Ms Patricia Costello (Assistant Principal & TY co-ordinator) who have announced their retirements after distinguished careers at Coláiste Mhuire.  On behalf of the whole school community we wish them well in their retirements and extend an open invitation to call into to us in the coming school year.

Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown Newsletter Summer 2017

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

Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown NEWSLETTER Easter 2017

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown Newsletter (Spring 2017)

Check out the latest edition of the Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown Newsletter by clicking on the Image above or Link below.

Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown Spring 2017

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

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