Transition year will have a busy end to January when they rejoin us next week after Work Experience.
Please find below the insurance letter for our pupils on work experience.
The Seniors kicked off their Vinnie Murray Campaign yesterday with a 54-10 win over St. Andrews in Donnybrook.
You can see some photos from Michael Chester @ChesterPics here
Leinster Rugby had a write up available here.
CBC Monkstown 54 St Andrew’s College 10
CBC Monkstown impressed on their way into the Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Vinnie Murray Senior Cup semi-finals at Energia Park on Tuesday.
Early on, the commitment was relentless as counter-rucking and front foot defence dominant until CBC captain James Reynolds ripped the ball in the tackle to set up a direct series of drives culminating in flanker Ryan Hayes touching down for out-half Eoin Quinn to convert in the 12th minute.
At the same time, St Andrew’s also had to suffered the loss of their captain Patrick Perrem, a blow they never really recovered from.
CBC wasted little time in striking for their second try, a sweeping maul travelling strongly for hooker Conor Anderson to ground the ball, Quinn converting.
CBC were growing in confidence and had their third try in the 27th-minute through scrum-half Cian Tallon, converted by Quinn.
When CBC lost a man to the bin, it did open up an opportunity for a half-break by centre Nathan Murphy just before a second yellow for Monkstown close to half-time.
CBC scored a fourth try through centre Gareth Hughes, despite being down two players, Quinn landing the touchline conversion. Quicksilver Tallon pounced for his second and wing Eoghan Healy followed up for two tries in as many minutes, both converted by Quinn. St Andrew’s had no answer out wide when full-back Sean Power strolled over for the seventh try.
They finally made an impression when flanker Robert Halpenny shot through a hole and hooker Joshua Kuh-Hogan was on his shoulder for a fine try.
CBC still had something left, lock Daniel Montayne crashing over from short range for captain James Reynolds to convert. It was left to St Andrew’s right wing Oliver McGannon to close it out with their second try.
Great work from our Senior Cup Team yesterday. They were out cleaning up Monsktown Village, They cleared nearly 100 bags of leaves and rubbish from the streets, making Monkstown a much nicer place for all residents and visitors over Christmas. Well done lads.
On Wednesday December 19th, a number of CBC Present / Past Pupils and Staff took part in an Indoor Rowing Marathon in the Dundrum Town Centre. In total the participants rowed over 360km in the 9 hours on 4 rowing machines.
It was great to see pupils, past and present and teachers including Mr. Corcoran, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Brennan and our Principal Mr. Duffy working hard for this great cause.
Thank you to all those who supported and helped raise over €7,500 for the CMRF Crumlin.
You can now sign up for the Lunchbox meal deal for January and February.
Sign up on VSware here
As our Transition Year pupils embark on work experience after Christmas, most work places will require a letter from our insurance company.
We are waiting on an updated later showing cover for next year, but the letter for 2018 is available here.
Thanks to all the participants and visitors at the Advent Service last night in the hall. A great evening of celebration and carol singing in the lead up to the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day.
Special thanks to Mr. Rooney and Mr. Ó'hAnnagáin for the fabulous music, singers and choir preparation. Thanks also to Ms. O'Toole and her pupils for the great Christmas fair which was a huge success.
Information for Students and Parents on Christmas Exams 2018
This year's Christmas exams will take place from Friday 14th to Friday 21st of December.
All the normal school rules, including the wearing of the full uniform will apply during the exam period. In addition, the following details are important for students and parents to bear in mind during the exam period:
1. Students are to be in their exam centres 15 minutes before their exam is due to begin. This is 8.30am in the morning.
2. Students will not be allowed leave the exam centre to go to the toilet during the exams.
3. Students are not to bring phones or smart watches into the exam centres. Phones found in the centres will be confiscated and returned at the end of the exams on Thursday 20th. Phones should be left at home, in their lockers or in school bags outside the exam centre.
4. Students should not bring water bottles into the exam centres.
5. Any talking or disruptive behaviour will result in a student being immediately removed from the centre and may lead to the cancellation of all their exams.
6. Students should have all the equipment/materials (maths tables, calculators, drawing sets, pens, pencils etc) needed for the exam with them. They will not be allowed to borrow from other students.
7. Students are permitted to bring their own watch or clock with them into the exam centre, as they make not be able to see the clock in the centre from their seat.
Students who are absent from exams due to illness during the week of exams are permitted to sit them on Friday 21st. Alternatively, students make ask for a copy of the exam that they may complete at home over the holidays which should then be given to their teachers when they return to school in January.
** The Carol Service has been moved to December 11th **
Some of our 3rd year pupils will be selling CBC Monkstown Christmas cards from the 6th of December. They will be sold in the school hall and before and after the Carol service which is at 7:30 on December 11th.
For every packet of cards sold, The pupils will donate a euro to a CBC designated Charity.