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Club Registration Day Photos

Students had a chance to join any or all of our various school based Clubs at lunchtime on Friday 12 September last. There are a wide range of clubs from darts, chess and cards to film making (see our library page to view some of last years short films), reading, computer and board games,football, soccer, hurling and girls basketball so there was something to suit all tastes.

Pictured below are some of our students signing up at the various tables.

New Academic Year

Welcome back to all our students for the new academic year. We wish everyone every success and good luck in their studies throughout the year. Below are pictured our new first year students in their classes, a special and big warm welcome to them.
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Parents of our first year students turned up in force for the meeting in our school library last week. (Pictured below in our school library.)

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Some School Photos

Below are some photographs including the following:
1- 1st Year boys and girls who took part in a spike all competition, with Mr. John Cummins and Principal Ms. Noreen Reilly.
2- St. Paul’s Community College, PLC Engineering class, with their Teacher Mr. Barry Williams,Co-Ordinator Ms. Clodagh Wall and Principal, Ms. Noreen Reilly.
3- St. Paul’s Community College Business/Secretarial Class with their Tutor and Co-Ordinator Ms. Clodagh Wall and Principal Ms. Noreen Reilly.
4- St. Paul’s Community College PLC IT class with their Tutor Mr. Philip Murphy, Co-ordinator Ms. Clodagh Wall and Principal Ms. Noreen Reilly
5–JCSP School Librarian Ms Hilary Cantwell who has just won the title of Librarian of the Year Award Ireland and UK at the finals in London. This is a huge achievement for Hilary and all in St Paul’s Community College are so proud of her achievement.
6- Kirsten Power-Hennessy who won the overall Prize of the Soap Box Debate. Kirsten won a trip to Brussels and an iPad. Congratulations! Special thanks to Hilary, our Librarian, Ms. Susan Kelly and Ms. Orla Curran.

Celebration for Hilary

Our school recently held a celebration day to celebrate the news that our school librarian Hilary Cantwell was recently named as the School Librarian of the Year in Ireland and the UK. Three former Principals of the school and a multitude of staff, students and other invited guests joined Hilary on Friday, October 25th, for an afternoon of music, song and presentations to mark her fantastic achievement. Students providing song and music included William Chester, Jessica Byrne, Ryan Dalton and Saoirse Cullen, who were accompanied by Ms Dunne on the Chelo. There was a great atmosphere on the day. Well done to Hilary and everybody who marked her achievement.

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Pictured on celebration day for Hilary are sitting – : Margaret McMahon, Kathleen Moran, Noreen Reilly (Principal), Hilary Cantwell (winning librarian),Claire McMahon, Ann Curran and Tony Russell (former Principals). Standing -: Aidan Clifford, Mick O’Riordan, Mary Clare Higgins, John Gallagher (Deputy Principal), Jim Magher, Anthony Condron (former Principal), Denise Flanigan, Fr Pat Fitzgerald and Lynda O’Shea.

Below are some more pictures taken at the Celebration.

Friendship Week

Our school recently held Friendship Week to highlight the importance of making friends and developing positive relationships while in school. It also highlighted the importance for students of recognising when they are being treated unjustly and how to talk, communicate and open up about their feelings. The week was very successful and included workshops for students from Humour Fit Theatre Company, literacy competitions, poster competitions and poetry competitions. There was also a talk for parents around Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying. We hope that the core theme of the week will carry with everyone throughout the whole school year.

Pictured top left are the group of students whose excellent projects on the theme of Friendship Week won them prizes and recognition. They are pictured with Ms O’Reilly (Principal) and the Care Team who organised the week – Mr Lohan, Ms Whelan, Sr Ann and Mr O’Grady. Pictured right are some parents who attended the talk on Internet Safety pictured with Sargent Gavin Hegarty and Mr Lohan.