Congratulations to Katie Whelan on winning the BCS Facebook Timeline cover photo competition with her artwork inspired by the BCS crest. Katie's piece will be displayed as the cover photo on the BCS Facebook page.
Solve I.T. are delighted to be associated with this project on behalf of Blackwater Community School
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Blackwater Community School News
Eily O Hanrahan wears the Junk Kouture INDEPENDENCE dress
Ty students Elly o Hanrahan, Catherine Hennessy and Tamara O Flaherty are looking for your support this week. Their costume called INDEPENDENCE has qualified for the next round of the Repak costume recycling competition and in order to win through to the next round they need you to get voting for their costume as the more votes will succeed in them getting through. You can vote as many times as you like over the next few days by getting on to the Repak Facebook page and clicking on the south region and then on the Independence BCS recycled costume. Your vote is greatly appreciated. Please check our BCS Facebook page as well for more details
Iwish Event in Cork
On Thursday Feb 12th a number of TY students attended the Iwish day in Cork. This event was attended by teenage girls who got to see many different slants on career options open to them in science, technology, engineering and maths(STEM).
Pat Noctor Awards
Well done to BCS students Aaron O Sullivan, hurling, Sarah Geoghegan, camogie, Jayson Molumby , soccer and Lorraine Bray, camogie who were nominated for this year’s Pat Noctor Young Sports Star Award.
Best wishes to our fifth year German students who travelled to Heidelberg on Monday to begin their german exchange.
Best of luck to Lismore Camogie Club in their All Ireland club final against Piltown of Kilkenny which takes place in Croke Park this Sunday
French Students from Rennes along with their BCS student partners before they headed off to Waterford last week
The French students have just returned to Rennes after almost two weeks in our company. The students stayed with our fifth year students and attended classes throughout their time here. The programme included a number of trips out including a day in Waterford city visiting the attractions and a bit of shopping. The return trip of our students to France takes place in March. Fifth year German students will be travelling on their exchange to Heidelburg next week.
Last week Steven Dargan from Aware gave a
presentation and talk to Transition Year students
on positive Mental Health and Well Being.
Third Year and Sixth Year students have sat a number of their pre exams sine last Wednesday and will finish it out over next week. This is a good opportunity to practice and prepare for their state exams in June.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
Colm Cooper with our senior ladies Football team after he joined them for a training session during his recent visit to BCS
Ladies Football coaches Catherine Ahearne, Michelle Ryan and Yvonne Coleman with Kerry footballer Colm Cooper during his recent visit to BCS
Last Friday afternoon in St Carthage’s Church, Lismore Bishop Emeritus William Lee celebrated mass to celebrate a decade of BCS . He was delighted to be able to join with all as he was part of the celebration back at the beginning and opening of the school in 2003. Mass was concelebrated by Fr Cullinan, Fr Kiely, Fr Arthur, Fr Condon and deacon Shane O Neill. Dean Draper was also present along with many invited guests including the Boards of Management,Trustees, Parents’ Councils, Primary Principals, Parents, Students and Staff. Well done to all who helped in any way to make this a meaningful celebration and added to it as a sense of occasion.
Leaving Cert Applied
Congratulations to Leaving Cert students Noel Condon and Emma Murphy who were awarded the highest and second highest grades respectively in Technology in Ireland in the Leaving Certificate Applied Exams and Project in June 2014 . This is a wonderful achievement for them and their teacher Ms Sarah Jane Mulcahy. An award ceremony will take place in Galway in March.
Last week the Leaving Cert Applied group had task interviews in Technology, Social Education and Vocational Preparation & Guidance. These interviews and their results will be part of their graded result in their final Leaving Cert exam in summer 2015.
Well done to all who attended our evening on the transition from second to third level education. On the night students and parents heard from WIT student Pauric Mahony on some of the challenges he faced from first taking a course in UCC to then changing to a business course in WIT. In his presentation he spoke on how best to make college a positive experience for students and where to seek advice if it is required. AIB student officer spoke on how the bank can be of assistance in the area of budgeting and finance for students and their parents. Elaine Mc Carthy spoke on Tips and Advice for a healthy College Life in the area of nutrition and well- being during your time in college and on the necessity of looking after oneself correctly in college and even up towards exam times. Thanks to the Parents’ Council who sponsored the evening and provided refreshments after and handed out the Information Leaflet Flying the Coop.
Click on the image below to download the latest information and advice on choosing your 5th Year options subjects.