Latest News from St. LEO's College Carlow

Documentary Group

Past pupil Eleanor Cunney visited the school on December 13 for most of the day to run a workshop for our Transition Year film studies group and fledgling documentary group. Eleanor has generously agreed to return on the January 24th to review the progress of the documentary group. We are delighted to have Eleanor and really appreciate her generosity to the school.

Our documentary group is currently finalising arrangements to conduct a series of interviews with members of the Mercy Congregation Carlow. They are planning to profile the personal and professional lives of a number of sisters in the convent. The project has been warmly received by the congregation. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity to capture a sense of a very special legacy.

Eleanor currently works as a series Producer for Fair City as well as lecturing at Maynooth University. Previously she has directed Ros Na Run at TG4 and has produced over 60 documentaries. 

Christmas Fundraising

St. Leo's College students also took part in the Christmas Shoe box appeal. The shoe boxes will be received by children in poverty stricken areas bringing a ray of hope and joy at this special time of year. On Friday 15th December the Junior SVP committee finalised food collections for the Christmas Hamper Appeal. The hampers will be distributed to families in need. Further funds were raised by holding a Christmas Jumper Day in the School. 50 vouchers were drafted in the school on Monday 18 December for families in need.

John Paul II Awards

Students who earned a John Paul II award were presented by Bishop Denis Nulty in Portlaoise on Wednesday 6th December. A wonderful achievement for all involved.

Concern Visit

Joanne Andrews of Concern visited the school on Tuesday 12th December to speak to one of our second year classes about poverty and malnutrition. The students are working on this topic as part of their CSPE action project.

Bishop Nulty Visit

Bishop Nulty visited the school in November and was interviewed by third year students as part of their RE project. Bishop Nulty was delighted to answer questions and took the time to chat with and meet staff and students around the school. The students were delighted to have the opportunity to interact informally with the Bishop and discuss theological matters.