Congratulations to James O'Donoghue who won the Leinster Final of the National Junior Mace Debating Championships on Saturday. In order to get to the final, James had to compete against 300 other students from schools around Leinster in three preliminary rounds. On Saturday, the top 72 speakers arrived in CBC to compete in the finals day. There were four debates before the top eight speakers were announced for the final.
Joining James in the final were Leon Reilly from CBC as well students from Belevedere College, Loreto Beaufort, Castleknock Community College and PS Setanta. They debated the motion was that "this house believes social media has a positive influence on politics". James was on the opposition side during the debate. The final was chaired by Keelin Shanley from RTE's SixOne news.
There was also success for CBC students Conor Coveney and Charlie Garland O'Connor who both qualified for the national finals day based on their performance. This was the first time we have hosted a round of the competition and are delighted that the day went so well. Particularly thanks must go to all the students who helped out on the day, in the setting up of rooms and the hall, the serving of lunch and the other duties needed to run the day so well.
Tickets for our Transition Year Musical in association with Loreto Foxrock will go on sale from Monday March 4th.
The Musical will run for 4 nights from March 26th -29th.
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Thank you to those who came to the TY parent teacher meeting and subject choice presentations.
You can find a revised version of the Powerpoint presentations here.
We generally offer 21 Subjects: Aside from English, Irish, Maths & French/German, select your top 5 choices
Design & Communications Graphics
Economics (New Course)
Students select top 5 in order of top choice first and so on
Subjects have to be grouped so the desired combination may not be obtainable but we will try to accommodate all requirements as best we can
TY ‘Walk the Walk with Crumlin’
Monday March 4th
Today David, a past pupil of CBC, will start walking from Dublin (the Forty Foot) to Galway (Salthill) to raise funds for CMRF Crumlin. TY students will walk with David on the first half hour of his journey.
Leaving CBC after Tutor, returning for 11:10 am
You can sponsor David here
Circus Skills Workshop
Thursday March 7th
Groups and times to be confirmed
‘Future Sparks’ Festival
Thursday March 14th
All Day at the RDS, Ballsbridge
All TY pupils
Cinema Trip ‘The Chess Player’
Thursday March 21st
All TY pupils
The Musical - Back to the 80's
Monday March 25th – Friday March 29th
During the week of the Musical TY will attend timetabled classes from 11:10 am.
The Lunch Box are delighted to offer parents the opportunity to avail of our student meal scheme for the second half of this term. (7 Weeks) €155.00 Feb 25th - April 12th
Classical Studies School Tour to London, October 2019
The Classics Department are planning to arrange a school tour in the next academic year for Classical Studies and History students to visit a number of sites and museums in London. The trip will be especially relevant to students of Classics and Latin in both Junior and Senior Cycle. There will be the opportunity to visit the Parthenon Marbles and a reconstruction of Roman London. The British Museum holds a vast collection of artefacts from the Classical World of Ancient Greece and Rome, as well as many other parts of the world.
The trip will also be of interest to students of History, as we will be taking in a number of sites in London of great historical interest, in particular the awarding winning exhibits on the Holocaust and World War I at the Imperial War Museum and the Cabinet War Rooms from which Winston Churchill directed the war effort during the darkest days of World War II.
The full itinerary is on the next page. If you would like your son to accompany us on the trip, please return the application form to the office by Friday 15th February. Students will be confirmed by Monday 25th February. A deposit of €100 due by Friday 1st March.
Please note that while we will make every effort to accommodate as many students as possible who wish to go, our numbers are limited. If we are over-subscribed, we will be allocating spaces first to students of Classical Studies and then conducting a lottery for the remaining spaces.
The provisional cost is €400. This includes flights with a 10kg bag allowance, B&B accommodation, two dinners, and a London Underground Travelcard.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us via the office.
Ms. C. Savage & Mr. G. O’Neill
You can download the application form here
During the French Transition Year course in February to May we would like to offer the opportunity for your son to undertake the challenge of being awarded a qualification by the French government.
The course is known as the Diplôme d'Études en Langue Française, or D.E.L.F. This diploma is an internationally recognized certificate offered by the French Education Ministry. It incorporates the four areas of language learning: Oral, Listening, Reading and Writing. After having completed the course material with their class teacher, the students who successfully pass the exams will be awarded the international qualification (Level A2) by the Alliance Française Foundation.
The exam is optional but we would recommend that your son sit the exam as it builds on previous skills learned from the Junior Certificate in addition to bridging motivation towards the Leaving Certificate course.
This is the first year that this opportunity is being offered in CBC. We hope that you and your son will support this unique initiative.
Please fill out the permission slip below and return to us by Friday 8th February. We will be in touch regarding payment at a later date.
M. Neil Ferguson, Mlle. Kate Lorigan
The application form is available here