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BCS News 25th March

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Colour Run -   A Unique Event

Last Friday in glorious sunshine students took off on our fundraising mini marathon on the 6km course around the Lismore area. This year they were joined by Mr Enda O Doherty and his washing machine, who is preparing for his Pieta House Belfast to Waterford Challenge this June. The run/walk went off very well with Jayson Molumby first home in just over 24 minutes and Aoife Kennedy soon after him as first female home. The added element of the Colour infusion created some colourful runners by the time they got to the finish line many of whom it was difficult to identify who they were. Well done to all who participated and raised money for many  charities at local  and national level.  Representatives from the charity groups joined us on Friday afternoon to receive cheques  the proceeds from the run/walk. This year we supported Pieta House, Bumbleance, 32 counties in 24 hours, Ray of Sunshine, Suicide or Survive , St Carthages House and the Br Columbanus Fund.


Mini Marathon winner Jayson Molumby receives his winning trophy from Mr Enda O Doherty

Mini marathon girls winner Aoife Kennedy receives

her plaque from Mr Enda O Doherty

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Well done to the transition year students who entertained us last week with their singing , dancing and music playing as part  of Seachtain na Gaeilge.

Work Experience

This week transition years are out on their final work placement this year to give them the opportunity to experience what the  world of work is like. Thanks again for the many businesses in the area who take our students in during these weeks.


This week many of the students in Junior Cert and Leaving Cert are involved in preparatory practicals in Home Economics  and Agricultural Science and orals in Irish, German and French.

Parents Council Quiz

Well done to the team of Una Walsh, Pat Rafferty, Padraig Pollard  and Mike Troy who won the Fun Table Quiz organised by the Parents’ Council last week. The victorious students team was Dylan Mangan, Karen Looby, Elaine Looby, Daniel O Keeffe  and Rebecca Mc Glone.

Easter Hols

Best of luck to all students over the Easter break. Schools re-opens on Monday April 13th.

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

BCS News 16th March

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Keith wins BCS Factor

Congratulations to all our talented acts that performed in BCS Factor last Friday. It was a brilliant afternoons entertainment  and we applaud all the organisers of the event who made sure everything ran smoothly. This year the judges Becky Mc Closkey, John Ahern and James Lenane  had a tough decision in  deciding the winners  of this years event such was the array of talent. Third place went jointly to Jack Clough and Hazel O Sullivan,  with Celia Cullinane coming second  and Keith Burke  winning the event with his rendition of Rock & Roll Kids. Well done to Claire o Riordan who sang two songs from her recently released album  and to the surprise act of the staff with their Flash mob.


Under 15½ Waterford Colleges

On Monday the under 15½  hurlers played against Dungarvan CBS in the semi final of the Waterford Colleges hurling. The final whistle  saw BCS winning through  on a score of 1 – 17 to 4 – 5.


First Year Hurling

Last week the under 14 hurlers took part in the Br Anselm Cup tournament run by the De La Salle College.  After losing their first game to Kilkenny CBS  our hurlers went on to draw with Thurles CBS and qualify for the shield  semi final. Here they faced St Colman’s of Fermoy and won through to face Kilkenny in the final. BCS gained revenge on Kilkenny   CBS by beating them to win the shield final.


Calcutta Bound

Best of luck to 9 students from transition year who are travelling to Calcutta with the Hope Foundation   this Thursday for 8 days. This is a fantastic opportunity to see the great work done by the foundation for the street children in this city.

Parents’ Council Quiz

A  reminder that the annual Fun Table Quiz organised by the Parents’ Council takes place this Thursday night in Lismore House Hotel starting at 8pm.

Parents' Council Table Quiz

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Parents’ Council Quiz

Our annual Fun Table Quiz organised by the Parents’ Council will take place on Thursday night March 19th at 8pm. The quiz consists of tables of four adults or tables of four students and the adult price is €10 each  and students €5 each to enter. There are prizes for adult and student tables. So come along and join us on the night of March 19th in Lismore House Hotel.

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.


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