See below for Pictures from the Day
See below for Pictures from the Day
Kevin Caulfield 2nd Year student of St. Josephs Secondary School Tulla competed in the Munster Schools Track & Field in Cork IT, on Saturday 17th May. He finished in very creditable 4th place in the Junior Boys Discus, with a new personal best throw of 30.94. He went on the win a silver medal in the Junior Boys Shot Putt with a fine throw of 11.72M. Kevin has qualified for the All-Ireland Schools, which will be in Tullamore on 31st May. For full results go to :
Congratulations to the Parents Council ably led by Chairperson, Ms Morna Tóibín, who organised a Bingo Night as a Fund Raiser for the school . They raised €4,206.60 after all the expenses were paid. It was a hugely enjoyable night. Thank you to all of our parents and friends ,who attended and especially to our sponsors, who were so generous in providing valuable spot prizes and vouchers.
Ten TY2 students were presented with Certificates of Achievement from the HSA at the YSI Showcase in Citywest Dublin for promoting the cause of farm safety.
TY1 presented a cheque for €1,000 that they raised as part of their YSI project on mental health.
Chris and James from Grow came to the school and were presented with the cheque.
Well done to all the TY Students for their hard work.
Congratulations to our first years hurling team who yesterday 7-5-2014 beat Scariff to win this years county Hurling title. Match report to follow
Congratulations to Paddy Donlon and Luke O Sullivan who came second in the Cullaun Junior Sailing regatta last Sunday on Cullaun Lake. There were a total of twenty boats out and there were 4 races on the day. Paddy was on the helm for two races while Luke crewed and then they swapped over for the last two races. Although they were sailing for the Junior Regatta their scores actually placed them ahead of some of the adults so well done to the two of them
Day one were held in Castleisland, Co. Kerry on May 6th. There were 3 athletes in action representing St. Josephs Secondary School, Tulla.
First into action was Sean Murphy who comfortably won his heat and semi-final in the Junior Boys (U15) 100m, Sean finished 8th in the final after a determined run, which saw him in contention for a medal after 30m, but he faded in the 2nd half a race after picking up a slight foot injury during the race.
Next up was Austin McInerney, who competed in the Intermediate (U17) Boys Discus. Austin who only recently started to throw the discus, was competing for the first time in this event. Despite his lack of experience, he battled well against a big field of throwers to win a bronze medal with his final throw of 20.64m.
Last up was Kevin Caulfield, who easily won the Junior Boys Shot Putt with a throw of 11.61m in the third round. He went on to win a silver in the Junior Boys Discus with a throw of 30.32m after leading going into the last round of throws. Both Austin and Kevin have qualified for the Munster Schools Track & Field Championships on 17th May in Cork IT.
Well done to the boys!
Senior Geography Department
In March our 4th year Geography students took part in a field trip to Northern Ireland. Day one began with our cultural tour in Belfast. The cultural tour, delivered by An Coiste, is a Unique Walking Tour given by former political prisoners who share their personal experiences of the British/Irish Conflict. Our guides had an in-depth knowledge of the conflict and many of them have spent long terms of imprisonment as a result of this centuries old conflict. We experienced both sides of the conflict, with Joe taking us up the Falls Road and giving us an insight in to the Republican side of the story. Another guide, Mark met us on the Shankill Road sharing his experiences. After the tour we made our way to the docks to visit the Titanic Exhibition. The Titanic Belfast extends over nine galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way. From the Titanic exhibition we made our way to our hostel “Humphreys in Rathmore” in Larne where we had old Victorian style house to ourselves. After a bite to eat and a lot of chatting we made our way to bed for a well-deserved rest after a very long day.
The next morning we headed back up the Antrim Coast taking in some of the most spectacular sights. We arrived at Carrig-a-Rede Rope Bridge. After the rope bridge we made the short journey to the World UNESCO Heritage site - The Giants Causeway. The area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located in County Antrim on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles (4.8 km) northeast of the town of Bushmills. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and a National Nature Reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. In a 2005 poll of Radio Times readers, the Giant's Causeway was named as the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are hexagonal, although there are also some with four, five, seven or eight sides. The tallest are about 12 metres (39 ft) high, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres (92 ft) thick in places. After two hours exploring the site and the new heritage site we made our way back to the bus. After a quick stop in Ballycastle for lunch, we hopped back on the bus and made our way home to Tulla.
Thanks to our 4th year Geography students for their great behaviour and to the three teachers who planned and took part in the trip, Ms Fitzgerald, Ms Galvin and Ms McInerney.
Well done to all our Geography Leaving cert students who completed their Fieldtrip write ups on the 11th of April. The project is worth 20% of the Leaving Geography exam. It began in October when we investigated marine deposition and transportation along the Liscannor coast. The 27 page DES reporting booklet has now been completed by all 45 Geography students. Well done and best of luck in the Leaving cert Geography Exam.