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News from Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Lisdoonvarna

Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Lisdoonvarna have very kindly shared the following news items with CEIST. 

Adult Education 

Mary Immaculate Secondary School
Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare

“CELEBRATING 65 YEARS
OF EDUCATION & TRAINING”

POST LEAVING CERT PROGRAMME


Now enrolling for
2014 – 2015

For further information on all courses contact:
Office: 065 7074266
Fax: 065 7074749
Email: furthereducation@maryimmaculate.ie
Web: www.maryimmaculatesecondaryschool.com

QQI LEVEL 5 AWARDS

  • EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & EDUCATION (5M2009)
  • BUSINESS STUDIES (5M2102)
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES (5M4468)

QQI LEVEL 6 AWARDS

  • ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
  • CARE & EDUCATION (6M2007)

Mary Immaculate Young Scientists scoop seven awards in Belfast

Students from Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Lisdoonvarna competed in the Northern Ireland Young Scientist competition which was held in Belfast during the summer. In keeping with their predecessors, who competed in this event in the past, this year’s group had a very successful outing, much to the joy of their teacher John Sims.

Two of the students took home two awards each. Aisling O’Rourke’s (Aisling pictured above) – “An examination of rock pool fish communities on shores north and south of Galway Bay” won the First Derivatives Award for Commercial Potential and was runner-up in the Northern Ireland Young Scientists’ Senior category.

David Sims (Pictured above receiving his award) – “The feasibility of using Ulva lactuca as a method in the treatment of sewage”, won the CREST Gold Science Award as well as the FM Environmental Award.

Maghnus Hartigan (Pictured above) – “Mouse's Ears: The development of a computer mouse that senses the user’s subconscious reactions” won the RLC Langford Award for Control Technology.

Lisdoonvarna students made a clean sweep of the Northern Ireland Young Scientists Intermediate category when Patrick O’Rourke (Pictured above) – “Sport and alcohol, is it too close a relationship?” was the winner of the category and Stephen O’Connell (Pictured below) – “Grading crab meat – an easier way?” the runner-up in this category.

Also taking part were Órlaith Bowen - Predator effect on the behaviour of Mytilus edulis and Littorina littoria and Tess Casasin Sheridan and Aoife Doherty – “Why are the beaches in Clare different colours?”.

Leaving Certificate Results

There were celebrations across the catchment of Mary Immaculate as the 42 students of Mary Immaculate received their results which were a source of pride and joy for the school community and afar.

Keelan McMahon (pictured above), one of the students who emerged delighted, achieved top marks when he earned an A1 in six Higher Level papers, including Mathematics, bringing his CAO point total to the magic and elusive 625 points. We wish Keelan well in his study of Mathematical Science in UCC.

Principal John O’Loughlin said “We were delighted with the results across all the range of abilities in the school. Tremendous credit is due to the staff for their dedication and hard work and to parents for their support”.

Ms. Lynch, our Guidance Counsellor was on hand to assist students and their parents with advice on the day and after the CAO offers were made.

We wish the Leaving Certificate Class of 2014, now our Past Pupil Class of 2008, the very best in their future endeavours. They have had a great work ethic from day one in first year and reaped their just rewards.

First Year 2014

Pictured above 36 first year students enrolled in Mary Immaculate. Our outgoing Leaving Certificate class were excellent role model for them as they begin studying for their Junior Certificate in Mary Immaculate in three years’ time.