Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Launch of Student Voice

The first edition of the Student Voice was launched last week and features news, interviews, photos and a whole lot of interesting insights into our first year at Colaiste Ide Agus Iosef. The publication was put together by the Student Council assisted by their teacher Ms. Mairead Finucane.

Happy Heart

A group of Transition Year students with teacher Diarmuid O Connell, who helped raise awareness and money for Happy Heart week. The students raised a total of €1797.

Healthy Life Choices Programme

In 2011/2012 Elizabeth Cullinane & Mary Danaher from the Abbeyfeale & District Initiative, trained and up-skilled 26 students in order to deliver a peer programme covering Communication Skills, Cyber safety, Bullying & Peer Dynamics, Substances legal & illegal, Attitudes & Self-esteem, Natural Highs, Decision Making, Friendships & Relationships. This was then delivered to a number of Primary Schools for example; Co Limerick = Abbeyfeale (x5 local schools: Dromtrasna, Knocknasna, Meenkilly, Scoil Mháthair Dé and St. Marys Boys), Athea and Templeglantine. Transition year students were matched depending on the numbers and the area they lived in thus building a rapport for future students to know a face on starting (mentoring/buddy system). It is hoped Mountcollins & Tournafulla will get involved next year. All 26 transition year students that took part in the training received Certificates in recognition of all their hard work which will stand to them when applying for college or work in the future.


Trocaire Collection

Well done to all involved in this year’s Trócaire campaign. We are proud to announce that we have raised €1660. A cheque for this amount was presented to Trócaire by students who made an exceptional effort in raising money. We are very grateful for the support of the school and wider community in this endeavour. Earlier in the campaign students made the following video.

Debating for All Ireland

The Senior debating team from Coláiste Íde agus Iosef will this Thursday take the platform at the national  final of Comórtas an Phiarsaigh, organised by Gael-Linn.  They will defend the motion “ Tá an teideal ‘Oileán na Naomh agus na nOllamh’ tuillte go fóill ag Éirinn!” ( The title A nation of saints and scholars is still deserved by Ireland) In the final they will take on a team from Loretto in Clonmel, Gort in Galway and from Maynooth in Kildare. The final will take place at 6.30 in the Heritage Hotel in Portlaoise.

The three students on the team hail from fifth year.  Aran Reidy is the very able and compelling captain.  Also on the team are James Leahy, a fine articulate young man and Emer Murphy, who has impressed
the adjudicators on every outing with her heartfelt arguments.  These young debaters have had to contend with motions like “Is rud maith é go bhfuil deireadh ag teacht le cultúr an tí tábhairne in Éirinn” and
“Tá ár bhféiniúlacht mar Ghaeil caillte againn in Éirinn”. Their teachers on the staff of Coláiste Íde agus Iosef and their fellow fifth years have been hugely supportive from the outset, not alone with their ideas both for and against the various motions, but also in terms of moral support.  “Ar scáth a chéile a mhairimid” is a seanfhocal they have quoted more than once to bolster an argument but it’s one which also holds true with regard to this debating competition.  The team along with their friends, teachers and families are looking forward to the this Thursday night.  Go n-éirí go geal leo!

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School:   Coláiste Ide agus Iosef
Principal: Liam Murphy
Convent St., Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick
Phone: (00353) 68 30631


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