The 2021-22 CBC School Journal Cover Design Competition is now up and running. This competition is open to all CBC students who now have the opportunity to design the cover of this year’s School Journal. The pandemic is a challenging time for everyone but every cloud has a silver lining! One of the positives of the lockdown is that it has given us all a time-out, time to look at things differently, to re-evaluate, reflect and reframe our perspectives.
Your entry could be a photo, drawing, painting, etc. anything that you feel would bring life and meaning to the 2021-22 Journal. See the image attached for the space it will occupy. Entries can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or handed into the office with your name and class attached. The winning entry will receive a €100 voucher.
Closing date is 5pm on Friday April 30th!
Best of Luck!
Ireland Reads is a new campaign from Irish libraries, Children’s Books Ireland, NALA, booksellers, publishers and others to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to Ireland Reads Day on Thursday, the 25th of February. The aim is to get everyone to pledge to ‘squeeze in a read’ on the 25th of February, Ireland Reads Day – whether that’s reading a book, a newspaper, a comic – whatever works. All over the country, libraries and partners will be holding events and activities online in support of Ireland Reads. Wouldn't it be great to get the whole school community involved and pledge to read! It would be great if as many of you as possible can take photos of you, or anyone in your household (including your pets), reading a book and email it to email@example.com
Please visit www.irelandreads.ie, where you can let them know how long you’re going to read for.
Dublin City Libraries recently subscribed to TeenBookCloud. This is a collection of eBooks and eAudio books aimed at readers aged 11-18 years. It includes graphic novels/comic books, enhanced novels, non-fiction etc. It is free and no login is required. All you need to do is click on this link https://www.teenbookcloud.com/Home.aspx
Let's get everyone in CBC reading
Our Students have been keeping active in their PE classes during lockdown. Here is a snippet of what has been going on.
Ms. Roche and the 3rd Yr Tutor Team ran a wonderful photography competition for their students. Click the video below to view all the excellent entries and see their 'Signs of Hope'.
Letter from the Minister of Education, Norma Foley TD, to all Parents/Guardians. Click the file below to view.
Exams will begin on the 14th of December for all students. Daily timetables are attached below.
Monday 14th of December
Tuesday 15th of December
Wednesday 16th of December
Thursday 17th of December
Friday 18th of December
Monday 21st of December
Tuesday 22nd of December
Congratulations to current 4th Year students Andy Cullinan and David Dooley on their victory in the final of the 2020 Junior Leinster Debating Championships last Wednesday. The final had been planned to take place last academic year but was postponed due to the closure of school in March after the outbreak of Covid-19.
This was second time that Andy and David had represented CBC in the final of this competition, having made the final in second year. On that occasion they lost out to Terenure College. This time they came home with the trophy. They defeated teams from CBS Wexford, Holy Child Killiney and Belvedere College. They were opposing the motion that “This House Believes the Internet has done more harm than good to democracy”.
Due to the current lockdown conditions, the final took place on-line, with the boys speaking from a classroom in CBC and the other teams from their own schools while the judges watched on a Zoom call.
Their win is a particularly historic win for CBC as it marks the first time that we have won the team prizes at both Senior and Junior level in the same year, after James O’Donoghue and Leon Reilly won the senior final in late August.
The school debaters are coached by the very experienced Mr. G O'Neill. Congratulations to Mr. O'Neill also, for the successes of his debating teams the past school year.