Thursday 19 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Positive Affirmations

Work Ethic: Patryk Dluzynski, Gavin Byrne
Good Deeds: Ben Walsh, Ben Creane, Ryan Kavanagh,Conor Morris, Eoin Roche.
All pupils involved in C.B.S. Has Talent, Christmas Fair and Business Quiz were also recommended to the PAC.
Congratulations to the Class Merit winners. They won trips to the cinema and Airsoft.

Tuesday 17 December 2013

Wexford CBS are Public Speaking County Champions

A huge congratulations to the Wexford CBS public speaking team who were crowned Wexford champions for the first time in the school’s history. This was our second year entering the renowned Mental Health Ireland public speaking project, which is in its 33rd year of operation.
The Project whose aims are ‘to introduce students to public speaking and to promote awareness among young people of the importance of positive mental health and of the causes and effects of mental illness’
Public speaking and debating add immensely to students’ confidence. There is an enormous effort involved, with research, speech writing and learning, but the students gained immensely from the participation. The boys proved that they were more than capable of competing with the best; our team defeated Presentation Wexford and St. Peters College in a tough opening round, before they emerged victorious in the county final defeating Colaiste Abainn Adamstown and defending champions Enniscorthy CBS in a very high quality affair. The boys have put in a tremendous effort so far this year with their research, and practice. The topic our team has chosen is “In life you cant stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf them”.

We would like to take a moment to thank all teachers and students who assisted the team this year in giving them an opportunity to practice as well as providing feedback and advice to the team. There is no doubt that, in years to come, those who have been part of the various teams will show the positive result of being active in public speaking and debating. The boys will now confidently look ahead to the Regional final with confidence where they will meet the winners of the Carlow and Kilkenny competitions. The team has been lead this year by exemplary captain Matthew Devereaux returning for a 2nd year in the competition. Matthew is joined by Jack Creane, Eric MacGuire and Ross Long.

Swimming Club Launched

The CBS swimming club was set up to promote swimming and water safety within the school. We will be doing a mixture of swimming training and lifesaving. The club will cater for the needs of all the students. Some students will be learning how to swim, some will be just keeping up their fitness levels and some will be taking part in the Leinster schools competition in January. The option to take part in the Wexford lifesaving competition in the New Year is available to students and I plan to make the Irish water safety pool lifeguard award available to students who would like to try completing it, although this is a long term aim. As the year progresses I hope to organise more friendly swimming meets with other similar teams around the country. We currently have 30 members ranging from first year to sixth year students. Our first session was last Friday the 6/12/13 and we will be meeting once a week for the rest of the school year. I would like to thank the Wexford Swimming Pool, Wexford Water Safety, NUIM swimming team coach, Martin McGann and of course the Colaiste Eamonn Ris School and especially the Principal, Mr. McMahon for giving their full support and advice in setting up the club.

Public Speaking

Best of luck to our Public Speaking team who participate in the County Finals today in Enniscorthy.

Congratulation lads, great victory.

Christmas Fair

Well done to all Ty, 1st and 2nd year students involved in the Christmas fair. It was a great success again this year with huge numbers attending. The children were delighted to meet Santa Claus, have their faces painted and listen to seasonal Christmas carols sung excellently by the CBS Choir under the guidance of Ms. Kavanagh. There were some wonderful products on sale and were quickly snapped up by students and parents alike. Many thanks to all who supported. €319.44 was raised for the Philippines tornado disaster on the day. Well done to all.

Monday 16 December 2013

Christmas Jumpers

Last Friday was Christmas Jumper Day, with all proceeds going to the Philippines Typhoon Fund. Well done to all who participated.

Friday 13 December 2013

South East BSTAI/CIMA Business Quiz

Team B: Brian Sweetman, Enda Doyle, Matthew Creane & Thomas O' Brien who came 4th in the annual South East BSTAI/CIMA Business Quiz held in Waterford recently. 
Team A Chihun Lee, Kevin Reddy, Graeme Smyth & Alex Brady who came 5th on the night. 

Tuesday 10 December 2013

Collie To Represent Leinster Schools

Congratulations to our SCT captain, Collie Joyce-Ahearne who has been selected to the Leinster Schools squad to play Australia in Donnybrook tomorrow night. This is a remarkable achievement for a player from a Section A school. Collie has already played for Leinster U.18's, Leinster U.19's and Ireland U.18's.

Wednesday 4 December 2013

Rugby - SCT Advance To Semi-Final

CBS Wexford ...39  DLS Churchtown ...8
Today was very important, not only was it a ticket to the McMullen Cup semi-final, but also a place in the Vinny Murray Cup draw on Monday night. This gives us a crack at the ' big boys'.
We were simply excellent in the opening exchanges of this game, we played with power and intensity, but above all our execution in the scoring zone was immense.Joe Coleman scored twice in 15 mins. This was followed by tries from Eoin Roche and Conor Fenlon before half time.Sean Stafford added one conversion. 22-3 at the break was convincing. DLS responded early in the second half with some possession, but never really threatened the line. Ian Moran then finished off two slick back line moves and Collie Joyce-Ahearne added another to wrap up our scoring. Sean Stafford added a further two points by converting one of them.
DLS did manage to score late on, but the result was well beyond their reach.
Bokerboys now meet Naas, a repeat of last years semi-final.
The draw for the Vinny Murray Cup takes place on Monday night. Let's see who we get in that.
Well done lads,you were all exceptional today, our goals are still firmly intact. Believe it.

Tuesday 3 December 2013

Christmas Fair

Launch Of School Bank

Our school bank was launched today by legendary Kilkenny hurler, Henry Shefflin. It will be managed  by TY students in association with of Bank Of Ireland, Wexford. It is open every Thursday at lunchtown.

Positive Affirmations

Work Ethic:
Fionn Roche, Peter Cole
Extra Curricular:
David McDonald
Good Deeds:
Kyle Robinson, Niall Dempsey, Sean Hopkins, Stephen Rossiter, Kevin Birney, Ben Walsh.
Merit Points:
UCC 110, UCD 110, UCG 35, TCD 115
Ash 220, Birch 200, Cedar 190, Oak 160
Boland 205, Heaney 170, Meehan 175, Yeats 175.