News from Sacred Heart Secondary School, Tullamore

Student Council

As always it has been a very busy year so for for the Student council. The last event of the outgoing Student Council's term was to hold for the first time a joint event with the Student Council from Colaiste Choilim, C.B.S. A tea party was held at the end of January in the gym of the Sacred Heart School, where tea and scones were served to 50 invited guests. There was music, recitations and dancing, and everybody had a great time. The students on both Councils did a fantastic job, preparing, serving and dancing!! A very special word of thanks goes to the musicians.

The outgoing Student Council are a hard act to follow, who under the presidency of Lauren Dunne carried out their duties with enthusiasm and hard work.

Pictured above is the 2015 student counci of Sacred Heart Secondary School, Tullamore. 

Green Flag

We are delighted to announce that the Green Schools Committee have succeeded in gaining a 6th green flag, in the theme of biodiversity. We have all worked hard under the guidance of Ms O'Meara. We are all looking forward to the flag presentation on the 26th of May.

TY Mini Company AGM

The TY AGMs were held on the 20th of April in the Tullamore Court Hotel. They were a huge success. All the girls in the various mini companies, I’mhungry.nom, and Laughter had prepared a folder of their mini-company experience. The parents were able to have a look at these folders to see the progress made throughout the year. All the directors gave a speech and a power point presentation of their role. All of the parents who came were very impressed. The common theme throughout the four AGMs was that the girls really enjoyed setting up and running a business in TY.

Prestigious Irish Poet Visits School

Students and staff at the Sacred Heart School are looking forward to the Irish poet Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin’s visit to the school on Tuesday the 12th May. Ní Chuilleanáin’s poetry features on the 2015 and 2016 Leaving Certificate Programmes.

Ní Chuilleanáin was Associate Professor of English, Dean of the Faculty of Arts (Letters), and a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin until her retirement in 2011. She has won many awards including the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Acts and Monuments in 1973, and The Magdalene Sermon was short-listed for The Irish Times-Aer Lingus Award in 1990, and was nominated for the European Literature Prize in 1992. With her husband, the poet MacDara Woods, she is one of the continuing editors of the long-running literary journal, Cyphers, which they founded along with poets Leland Bardwell and the late Pearse Hutchinson.

This is our first time to have a poet from the course visit our school and we are very excited about the visit. The girls have prepared some questions for the poet and feel very privileged to get this opportunity to meet such a prestigious figure.

Bar Council of Ireland

Pictured on right is Ellen Woods a Transition Year Student who was selected to represent the Sacred Heart School Tullamore. on a week long work experience in the Bar Council of Ireland.

She found it to be a most interesting week where in she attended ongoing high profile cases in both the high and criminal courts.

She also visited the Bridewell Garda Station and the Kings Inn, in where she attended lectures and got tours of the law school.

It gave her a great insight into the legal profession. She was awarded with a Certificate of Participation and attendance from the Bar Council.

Helping Hands Young Social Innovators Group

Helping Hands YSI group pictured below raised €2.450 for the Midlands Simon Community by holding a sleep out.

Success on the Rugby Fields!

The school celebrated with a whole school assembly for our Junior and senior rugby teams who won the Leinster 7's on Friday 25th of April.