Healthwise Week 2015
Another amazing Healthwise Week was enjoyed by all from 2nd- 6th March. This year students were treated to free food very kindly supplied by McCambridges, Glenisk, Total Produce (fruit) and Ballymaloe relish. Home made flapjacks were available each break-time and the TY Mini Companies produced and sold a range of food each morning including pancakes, smoothies, bagels and breakfast muffins. Students received a specially designed sticker from the Student Council each morning on arrival which were designed by 1st Years students. There were visiting speakers from 'Headstrong' speaking to 5th Year students about resilience. 6th Years participated in a talk/activity around 'Mindfulness' while TY students were busy attending a 'Hairdressing workshop'. Our 3rd Years were out enjoying the sunshine while attending a fitness session and 2nd Year Home Economics students enjoyed samples of food after attending a cookery demonstration given by Brian Moore.
Specially designed t-shirts were also available for purchase and they were worn with pride on Thursday when all junior students had the opportunity to have some fun on a bouncy obstacle course and the senior students laughed away their worries while rolling around in zorbs. Our exam classes received a surprise on their lockers of keepsake magnets to keep them smiling. There was a range of activities on at lunch time and after school each day including a 'Tug of War', Yoga and Dance classes. As the end of the week approached there was a buzz in the school on Friday as it was 'crazy sock' and 'mad hair' day which created some unusual looks. The usual breaktime in the lunchroom was interrupted by a flashmob from 6th Year. Over 250 students took part in both the 3km and 5km jog/ run at lunchtime which tracked a route around the school. Congratulations to all who participated.
Run for Rumbek
This year the walk to school campaign was stepped up a notch and the school linked in with the Loreto school in Rumbek, South Sudan. Everybody, students and teachers included, were banking their kilometres each day for 2 weeks and we are very proud to say that the target of 6,000km was achieved. The whole school community donated to the Run for Rumbek cause. A big thank you Ms Ryan for all her encouragement and organisation of the campaign.