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Blackwater Community School, Lismore is a state of the art educational establishment that boasts a modern school building on a greenfield site. The school is an amalgamation of 3 Catholic Voluntary Schools with a Mercy, Presentation and CBS traditions. Since opening in September 2003, we have been very much conscious of being innovators and not so much imitators. This is reflected in our recent additions to our school, which include a new pitch with an elaborate drainage system, an Olympic standard sports hall, a gymnasium, a floodlit astroturf pitch, a Fergus Costello designed meditation room, a new library and an excellent canteen facility. Our investment in 3 IT rooms, 30 interactive whiteboards and video conferencing capabilities has made BCS one of the first schools in Ireland to be so technologically advanced.
BCS News 5th March 2014
Junk Kouture 2014
The title of our piece is “Post Modern Princess”. Our idea was inspired by the popular TV programme “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding”. The sheer volume of the dresses on the show and their decorative content really impressed us. Every little girls dream is to be a princess so we decided to use this concept and combine debutant chic with trashy glamour. We had great fun creating our design and the tireless hours spent assembling our modern princess design have all been worthwhile.
The construction of our outfit included a variety of materials. These included plastic bags stuffed full with old newspapers and draped over with pink satin fabric salvaged from an old debs dress. The skirt was then adorned with a variety of sparkling gem stones and old CDs. The torso of our outfit consists of an old vest top restructured with gum paper and accessorised with lace fabric and broken pieces of old CDs. For added glitz and glamor we decided to assemble an impressive headpiece from the remaining CDs…a modern twist on the traditional tiara! The model will also be showcasing shoes adorned with broken pieces of CDs and a glitzy shoulder piece and bangle of similar structural content.
We are very excited to be representing our school in the Junk Kouture competition 2014. We would like to thank all the staff and students at the Blackwater Community School for their support over the weeks and we hope to do ourselves and everyone else proud when we showcase our “Post Modern Princess” extravaganza in Limerick this March.
Transition Year News
Congratulations to our TY Mini-Company Kup Kravery who came 3rd at the Cork Enterprise Competition last Thursday with their "Cup Cakes" product and on coming 2nd in the Waterford County competition of the young Entrepreneurs in Dungarvan on Friday.This week the students took part in a simulated driving experience over an hour period. They started a car, changed gears, learned how to stop the car and the basic steering of a car in a booth environment.
Camogie All Ireland
Congratulations to Lismore Camogie club on their draw in the All Ireland final against Ballyhale Shamrocks, Leinster champions. They fought back a two point deficit in the closing three minutes to force the draw and we send best wishes for the replay on March 16th.
Parents’ Council Fashion Show
Plans are well advanced for our upcoming fashion show which takes place on April 11th in the school hall. Posters are now printed and on display around your local area with all the details on it. So remember to keep that date free for a great night.
Fifth Year Presentation
Steven Dargan from Aware will be speaking to Fifth Year students about positive Mental Health this Thursday and Friday.School Prospectus
The latest school prospectus and the application forms for Blackwater Community School are now available to download online.
For further information please visit the download page here
In response to feedback received after the in-school and parents information evenings regarding Cyberbullying and Internet Safety, the following sites have supplementary information which parents and students may find useful.
Any other queries can be directed to Mr. David Cunningham through the office in the school.
Congratulations John and Harriet
Congratulations to our two Leaving Certificate students John Ring and Harriet Bennett Lenane who both achieved the maximum of 625 points.