News - Sept 15 2014

Last Wednesday Coláiste Phobal like all other schools had very excited and nervous Junior Cert students awaiting the outcome of last June's efforts. This was to be a very positive outcome for Coláiste Phobal with and exceptional set of Junior Cert results for the school. A very high proportion took all Honours papers and achieved honours in all of these exams. Honours Maths had a particularly high achievement rate with the majority achieving a high honour. This of course bodes well for attemping Honours Maths for the Leaving Cert with the lure of the extra points also in the back of students minds. Mr. O'Brien Principal outlined his pride in the achievements of all and congratulated students and teachers alike on their success.


5th Leaving Cert Applied Trip
On 9th September the 5th Year LCA class went on their class retreat to Castletown. We were accompanied by Fr. Lorcan and Ms. Hynes. Before we set off, Deirdre in the canteen set us up with rolls and after some group photos we headed off. We arrived in Castletown at 10.00 am where we were met by Derek who guided us to a room for tea and biscuits. We has a morning session and then some games with Marie. For the middle session we had a get to know you session and made friendship bracelets with Derek. After lunch we had an Art session where we painted words about what we wanted to achieve this year.. We had a meditation service followed by a prayer session to end the day. Thank you to Fr. Lorcan and Ms. Hynes for coming with us and we thanked the retreat team with some chocolates we had bought earlier. (Written by Dylan Coffey 5th LCA student).