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Latest News from Mary Immaculate Secondary School Lisdoonvarna

BSTAI/CIMA Business Quiz Success

Three teams selected from third year students from Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Lisdoonvarna entered the BSTAI/CIMA business quiz on Wednesday 7th October in Limerick Institute of Technology. Their teacher Anne-Keane-Egan organised and coached the teams. There were a total of 24 teams taking part in the competition and our teams came 1st, 4th and 10th. The team in first place goes forward to the All-Ireland Final to be held in Tipperary in February 2016.

The teams included: Muireann Leahy, Jessica Kelly, Arthur Collins, Dara Kenneally, Jane O’Loughlin, Melissa Roche, Lucy O’Growney, Lara Norrish, Conor Clancy, Tara Flanagan, Claire Reilly & Hannah O’Brien. Well done to all for their interest and involvement.

Transition Year Show “Totally Over You”

The transition year students are currently in rehearsal for their production of the play “Totally Over You”. This will be performed in the school’s main hall. The dates for performances have yet to be confirmed but are likely to be from 25th to the 28th November.

Pope John Paul II Awards

5th and 6th year students participating in these awards are coming to the final stages in the submission of their work on parish and social involvement. We hope they will be successful in attaining their gold, silver and bronze awards. Their teachers Ms O’Doherty and Mr. Slattery are co-ordinating these entries. The Diocesan Youth Co-ordinator Maura Garrihy guided this project.

Futsal Competition

1st Year Boys and girls took part in a Futsal Competition for local secondary schools. The competition was held in Ennistymon Community Centre on Thursday 22nd October. Our boys won the competition and now go forward to the next round in early November. Our girls team were narrowly beaten in the final against Spanish Point.

Sponsored School Sleepover for First Years

For yet another year the school participated in the “schoolmates sponsored sleepover night” in aid of Focus Ireland for the homeless in Ireland. This took place on Friday 16th October. In order to make the experience more real the whole group slept in the school hall without any heating. The event was supervised by staff members: Ms. Hynes, Ms. Keane-Egan, Ms. Sally McNamara, Mr. Sims, Mr. Malone.

We are indebted to Ms. Christina Commane and Peer Mentors who volunteered their time; Seán Kelly, Rowan Johnson, Iseult Leahy, Neasa McCormack, Deirdre O’Connell, Suchadar White.

Sharing, bonding, fun and fundraising for a good cause was our main aim for hosting this event. Our thanks to all who sponsored the students and helped them to raise almost €1000 for Focus Ireland.

Ennistymon Enterprise Town

Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Lisdoonvarna took part in the Bank of Ireland Ennistymon Enterprise Town exhibition which was held recently in the Community Centre in Ennistymon.

A number of students took part in the photographic competition with Dylan Egan winning second prize and Matthew Sheedy winning the third prize in the secondary schools section.

Community and Sports Day

The school also had a stand at the community and sports day on the Saturday. The stand outlined the wide range of extra-curricular activities that are carried out in the school.

Accompanying Mr. Sims at the stand were three second year students, Aoife Dowling, Chloe Geraghty and Amy Woods, all of whom are participating in this year’s BT Young Scientist competition.