The Inaugural Rugby Development Fund Golf Day in Foxrock was a huge success. We had a full golf course during the day and were subsequently joined by many others on the night for a sit down dinner. We would like to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers, past pupils and of course Foxrock Golf course for all of their help and support on the day. It was a massive effort by all and is something we will look to grow for next year with the view of making this an annual event.
The raffle also took place on the night and the list of winners is available below. The total amount raised between the Golf Day and the Raffle was over €25,000 which was beyond our original expectations for the day. Huge credit is due to all the players who sold an enormous amount of raffle tickets to family and friends alike.
We managed to get some pictures of our Golf Teams on the day and also some of the players who volunteered to act as caddies on the day.
Both the Senior and Junior Cup teams are now looking forward to their Tour to France at the end of the month before starting both of their respective league campaigns in October in order to qualify for the Cups in the New Year.
We wish them all the best for the season ahead.
See attached file with all the raffle winners on the day. Congratulations.
Welcome back to CBC. I hope that you and your families have all had a restful and enjoyable summer break. Attached in the 2022-23 CBC School Calendar are the return dates and important dates and events for the year ahead. They are also in the School Pack 2022-23 that was sent to all families by post in June. Following their return on the first day, the students will be made aware of the class details and what they will need over the next few days. Please feel free to get in touch if you require any further clarifications. Thank you.
Gerry Duffy (Principal)
CBC Monkstown Park
CBC Rugby Development Fund Golf Day
As part of the CBC Rugby Development Fund, A Golf Day will take place in Foxrock Golf Club on the 18th of August. It is a 4 person team event with an afternoon shotgun start. There will be a meal and raffle to follow. We look forward to welcoming anyone who can attend. Full details in the image below.
Dear Junior and Leaving Certificate students, wishing you, on behalf of the CBC Community, all the best in the exams which start this week. As we have always said in CBC, exams are to be faced, not feared. You are well prepared for the weeks ahead. Attached is a link from RTE and the UCD Youth Mental Health Lab. This article/video offers some Top Tips for students which will help them to manage their stress levels over the next few weeks. Attached below are links to articles which offer practical advice to parents/guardians during exam time and the exam timetables. Feel free to contact us here in the school if you need any assistance at all.
Junior Certificate Tips for Students and Parents:
Leaving Certificate Tips for Students and Parents:
Charlotte Quay was the venue for the Docklands Schools Rowing Blitz on a warm and sunny 5th May in Dublin. The CBC students rowed in a coxed quad (4 rowers holding two oars) over a 200m sprint course organised by Rowing Ireland. Three of the four crews qualified for the semi-finals and two then reached the final for the opportunity to win the overall prize. The gold medals were never in doubt as a crew of Giulio Fantini, Niall Monahan, Darragh O’Kane and Fillippo Anderlini led after the first stroke and powered over the line with a three-length win. For all participants it proved to be a really nice taste of the sport and an opportunity to see the potential to take the discipline to the next level.
Success at East Leinster Athletics
Great success at this years East Leinster Competition with over 10 athletes medaling and qualifying for the Leinster Finals on the 18th of May.
Congratulations to Leon Reilly (6th year) and Andy Cullinan (5th year) on their incredible success at the Oxford University School Competition on Saturday.
This competition is the largest school competition in the world, with over 700 teams participating. The competition begins with regional rounds across the UK, Ireland, Europe and the rest of the world. 104 teams were then selected to take part in the finals day at the Oxford Union itself on Saturday. On the day of the competition, all teams compete in four debates and the top eight of them qualify for the semi-finals. The best two teams from each semi-final then make it to the grand final. Teams are given only fifteen minutes to prepare their speeches in these debates.
Following debates about social media, a universal basic income, parent/child relations and the value of citizen journalism, Leon and Andy finished in the top eight teams. In their semi-final, they were proposing that 'cultural defence' should be a mitigating factor in criminal trials. After an excellent performance in that semi, the two boys made it through to the final. You can watch Andy and Leon's speeches below.
The final featured three other teams, two from Canada and one from the Netherlands. They debated a motion based on the idea of a perfect city where people's lives of happiness relied on the suffering of a single child. Unfortunately, they ultimately lost the final to an amazing team from Canada. This doesn't take anything from the phenomenal achievement of our students on Saturday. They are the first team from CBC to ever reach the final of Oxford Schools' and the first Irish team to do it in nearly a decade. We are so proud of them both.
Congratulations to Mr. Finnegan and his students on being announced as joint winners of the Thomas F Meagher Foundation - BEST VIDEO/AUDIO CLIP - JOINT WINNERS 2022. The Students of CBC summitted pictures and videos based on what the Irish flag meant to them in 2022. The song Tar Abhaile was composed by past teacher Colm Rooney, with Mr. Finnegan and students singing the song.
Catholic Schools Week 2022
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