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News Snippets from Sacred Heart Secondary School, Tullamore

The following are recent news snippets kindly shared with CEIST from Sacred Heart Secondary School, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Students Visit Chandler in Arizona

Twenty students acted as ambassadors of  Sacred Heart Secondary School, Tullamore when they visited Chandler in Arizona.

Chandler is the sister city to Tullamore and Seton Catholic High School is the Sister School of the Sacred Heart.

They spent 7 days experiencing the educational system and the day to day life of Chandler.

The students visited some of the landmarks of the city including the Arizona Science Centre, the San Xavier del Bac Mission and the old Tuscon studios. It was definitely a trip to remember and lifelong friends were made.

LCA Irish Themed Restaurant

Our 5th Year Leaving Certificate Applied Class opened an Irish themed restaurant as part of their hotel catering and tourism class. The guests for the event were their teachers.

Each student played their unique and individual part in planning preparing cooking and serving food to the highest standard. The restaurant was a huge achievement and congratulations to all involved.

Transition Year AGM

All the transition Year mini companies held their AGM. The main theme throughout the speeches was that each student learned the vital skills of problem solving and entrepreneurship from their experience of running a company. This of course will be great benefit in the ever-changing economy.

The girls were extremely proud of each other, and the night really showed how much they have grown together and bonded as friends over the year.

Student Council

Our 2014 Student Council have been selected. The Council are helped by a committee of 43 5th Years who volunteer to help with all the Student Council events undertaken throughout the year. We wish both the members of the Council and Committee success in their undertakings.

Spring Dance

A Spring Dance was held in the school gym by one of our Young Social Innovators (Y.S.I.) groups. The aim was to recreate an old style dance for both senior citizens and teenagers to enjoy. The hall was decorated and was full of buns,scones and tea.

Music was provided by the SHS Traditional Music Group and Dave Lawlor and his show band. There was a great attendance at the event.

The seniors enjoyed teaching the teenagers how to dance and the teenagers were thrilled to experience old style dance. It was such a success that plans are already being made to hold another one.