Third year student, Donncha Murphy, was the runner-up at the recent national final of the Junior Mace Debating Championships.
The finals day was held on Saturday in St. Conleth's College in Ballsbridge. CBC was represented by Donncha (3EOA) and Charlie Garland O'Connor (2ROD). In order to qualify for the national finals day, the two boys had to participate in a number of qualification competitions and finish in the top speakers in all of them. The competition was entered by over 300 students all over the island.
On the finals, the best eight speakers after three debates qualified for the grand final. Donncha finished runner-up in the debate where he was proposing the motion that "the Irish education system fails students".
CBC has been really well represented by students in the competition all year and we're very proud of all their success.
Charity Karaoke dinner on this Saturday night in Victoria restaurant Monkstown, in aid of the Zambia Immersion Project.
Contact Ms O'Connor in the school to book your table!
Get a team together and play in the CBC Monkstown Connected Corporate Golf Outing. Friday May 11th in Foxrock Golf Club in support of the CBC Monkstown Rugby Development.
Contact Michael Shalloe firstname.lastname@example.org or Eoin Greene email@example.com for more details.
5We have recently started adding some pictures and articles to the archive page of the website, 1985, 86 & 87 are the 1st years to be added. More coming soon.
Dr. Berry will retire from his post at the end of this academic year. The Board of Management would like to thank Dr. Berry for his commitment to CBC over the last 33 years of which 9 were as Principal.
The BOM will commence the process for the selection of a new principal in the coming weeks. Parents will be updated in due course.
With improvements to the CBC buildings over the last number of years and with the development of the building project in 2012 resulting in extra Science labs and classrooms, the need for further development is now upon us. Presently, there is a need for a Sports Hall and extra classrooms within the campus.
The need for a Sports hall is paramount as the development will facilitate the holding of PE classes in the hall as opposed to classes solely taking place on the pitches and in the CBC gym. Furthermore, a requirement for the introduction of PE as a Leaving Cert exam subject requires the facility of a Sports hall. With this resource the possibility of introducing PE as an exam subject is more attainable. The development will have changing rooms for students and staff along with a viewing area onto the pitches. A meeting area will also be available within the new build allowing for groups of students to meet for talks and meetings.
The development will also include 7 new classrooms, a Resource/Learning Support suite and offices. The increase in pupil numbers will put extra pressure on the present facilities and the proposed new building will alleviate pressure points within the campus on a daily basis. The introduction of these rooms will add to the quality of student and staff life within the College.
The Edmund Rice Schools Trust has approved the College’s plan to proceed with the development. Presently, the school’s team of architects is preparing to submit the plans to Dun Laoghaire County Council. Secondly, the school has approached our bank who look favourably on the proposals. If all goes to plan, the development will begin in the early part of next year and complete in approximately 18 months.
The development will enhance the facilities on the campus and as already mentioned, will add to the quality of student and staff life within the College. I will keep all within the CBC community up to date with the latest developments on the project in our newsletters and website. It is an exciting time for all in the CBC community and with God’s blessings we may see this new development complete on time.
There will be a Clothes Collection next week in CBC in aid of the Zambian Immersion Project. Please drop off unwanted clothes or bed linen to reception before March 23rd.