Five 6th year pupils, Ross O'Neill, Tadhg St Leger Quinn, Harry Wall, Gareth Hughes and Luca Haran (Team Leader) won the prestigious Bank of Ireland Bond Trader Challenge today in the Maldron Hotel in Tallaght.
What is the Bond Trader Challenge?
It is a game that teaches a number of concepts;
Who is it for?
The Bond Trader challenge is designed for 5th and 6th year Business Studies, Accounting and Economics students.
How does it work?This is all done through a fun, interactive, competitive game.
The challenge begins with;
Each team consists of 5 students who will have to respond to real market scenarios and make decisions on how to manage their own bond portfolio under time pressure. The challenge has 8 scored rounds with an interval after round 4. The winning team will be the team who scored the most over 8 rounds.
The Seniors beat Kings Hospital 39-10 in the Vinnie Murray semi-final to advance to the Senior Cup 1st round, where they will play CUS on Friday February 1st.
They will also play the same opposition in the Vinnie Murray Cup Final at a later date.
There is a write up on the game from Leinster Rugby available here.
Photos from the game are available in our gallery
Catholic Schools Week 2019 will run from 27th January to 3rd February 2019. The theme of this year’s Catholic Schools Week is Catholic Schools: Celebrating the Work of Our Local Catholic Schools.
The themes for the individual days very much describe the faith life of a Catholic school.
Day 1 – Our Catholic School: Living Tradition
Day 2 – Our Catholic School: Welcoming Diversity
Day 3 – Our Catholic School: Intergenerational
Day 4 – Our Catholic School: In Service of Our Community
Day 5 – Our Catholic School: Supporting Faith
This year’s theme is very much a celebration of the ongoing work of our Catholic schools. We reflect on the Gospel values on which all Catholic schools are built and consider how each of us contribute to our characteristic spirit. The engagement with understanding the Mystery of Christ and the revelation that comes from Scriptures is the ‘bedrock for Catholic schools’ (Fr Michael Drumm). We consider the elements that make our schools welcoming and think about how welcoming each of us are. What can we do to ensure that each student can say ‘I am home’ as part of our Catholic school community? And it is not just about the students. We are mindful of all members of our school community. We reflect on the contributions that the younger generation and the older generation bring to our school communities.
This Catholic Schools Week we also take time to think about what it means to serve others / serve God. This requires us to identify times when we have been served but also identify how we serve / have served others. And finally, we look at how we celebrate our faith in our Catholic schools and how this faith connects us to others. This faith calls for a ‘free,’ ‘active,’ and ‘communal’ response. Therefore, our faith calls us to action together.
Again, this year, resources for Catholic Schools Week will be available online. All lessons have resources for both Junior and Senior Cycle. Each lesson contains practices which support the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy, as well as self-reflective practices as a way of supporting assessment in the classroom. They also include extension exercises as an option for your students.
Log on to www.catholicschools.ie to download the CSW 2019 resources. Praise be to you, my Lord. With every blessing,
The Resource Writing Team
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.