Attention Sixth Year students:
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The Sixth Year Team
On the 15th of May at 1:15, class 2.3 are holding a First Year Movie Day in aid of Amnesty International as their C.S.P.E. Action Project. Fitting in with the theme of Human Rights, we have decided to show the movie Hidden Figures. We will be selling treats and goodie-bags on the day.
First years, don’t forget your €2!!
(Cuileann McHugh, class 2.3)
Storyline: As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return.
It was late March, a week or two before the Easter break, when the Principal, Dr. Laffoy, made an announcement on the intercom. I was in class, not paying much attention to what she was saying, until I heard her say my name: “I would like to congratulate Julian Burke and Rosa Lorenz for receiving over 97% in their JC German exam. They will now attend an interview in the hope of winning a scholarship to Germany for 3 weeks”. I couldn’t believe what I had heard: I froze with the shock. I had thought that I had done well in the exam but definitely not that well.
The interview was on the Monday after the Easter break, so I didn’t have too much time to prepare. There were 5 other students being interviewed also and 3 German interviewers. I was terrified. I thought for a second that I had forgotten all the German I had learned in the last 4 years. After I had started though, I was okay. I didn’t think that I had gotten the scholarship.
I thought everyone else was so much better than me and that they must have won the scholarship. That’s why I nearly cried in the classroom when my German teacher announced 2 days later that I had won. I was having a really bad day and this was just the thing I needed to cheer me up.
This was the last thing I expected to happen this year. I had absolutely no idea that it was going to happen. This was a really big milestone for me because it validated for me that I actually am good at German because I never really thought that I was that good.
I have learned from this experience not to underestimate my abilities and to believe in myself. (Julian Burke TY)
On Wednesday the much anticipated student V teacher’s dodgeball game took place to raise money for the 6th Year yearbook. Students were invited to come to the gym at lunchtime to witness the event and they weren’t disappointed!
The students started well and seem to have benefited from some practice in PE class. They easily picked off some of the teachers, who were relegated to the end-zones until they were released by catching the ball. Bit by bit the teachers improved and while there were some controversial moments, the referee did well to keep the game on track.
The teachers were especially driven to win, not wanting to give up their winning streak against the students. The students didn’t give up but seemed to tire at the end and this allowed the teachers to win the last game.
A special thanks to all the teachers and students who took part and made the occasion special. Better luck next time, students!!!