St. Paul’s will remained closed for Tuesday 17th October.
Due to Red Weather Alert for Waterford for Monday 16th October St. Paul’s Community College will NOT Open tomorrow Monday. Usual classes resume on Tuesday morning.
St. Paul’s Community College are proud to present Grease the Musical at the end of October. This major production stars and features all our own students who have been rehearsing hard since the start of the new school year. Tickets are on sale at the box office in our school and cost e5 for students and e10 for adults with family concession tickets also available. Tickets on sale NOW so don’t be disappointed please book well in advance of the shows as we are expecting the tickets to sell out very quickly.
St Paul’s Community College Celebrate Space Week 2017
Space Week was celebrated last Friday afternoon in St. Paul’s Community College. All our First Year students enjoyed a space presentation from Mr Lohan in our school library which was organised by the Science Department in the school. Junior Minister Mr John Halligan attended the event and was welcomed by Ms Reilly, school Principal, with a Guard of Honour provided by our Students Council. Ms Reilly acknowledged Minister Halligan’s love of space and science and praised all he was doing to promote science in Ireland. She also praised the fantastic commitment of the science teachers Ms Hennessy, Ms Kelly, Ms Brennan and Mr Dwyer and librarian Hilary Cantwell who all put a lot of organisation into the day. She praised Mr Lohan whose presentation resulted from his visit to the NASA Space and Rocket Centre in Alabama USA after he had won a science teacher scholarship there. Minister Halligan gave an absorbing talk and answer session on space to our first years and mentioned that an Irish astronaut is nearly finished her training to become the first Irish person in space. He will also be attending a launch of the Arianne Space Rocket at the European Space Centre next month. Following the presentation by Mr Lohan, the Minister visited our newly refurbished state of the art science labs where the rockets were being “prepared” by the students. He then attended the “launch” by the students of the rockets which they had designed and prepared themselves in the labs. Students made rockets of various designs and competed with each other to see whose rocket would go the highest. Ms Reilly praised the conduct and commitment of our students on the day and acknowledged the help of the SNA’s. They really enjoyed the day and such was the interest that we are sure one of them may become the second Irish astronaut into space one day.
Below are some photos taken on the day.
St. Paul’s Community College held their annual awards night on Wednesday the 17th of May. A packed audience comprising of students, parents, guardians, grandparents, members of the BOM, Parents Council, former teaching colleagues and current staff attended this prestigious event. The night was opened by St. Paul’s Community College School choir who wowed the audience with their rendition of Tina Turner’s classic ” Proud Mary” . Over the course of the evening students were awarded for excellence in categories including academics, attendance, merits, sports, cultural and humanity awards.
Mr. Kevin Lewis CE WWETB opened the event, where he commended students and staff on an excellent years work. All attendees enjoyed a short film featuring snapshots of our school year which our compiled by our school librarian Ms. Hillary Cantwell. Mr. Lewis referenced events throughout the year including a trip to Aras an Uachtarain, the International Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme, and the schools participation in the Your Europe Your Say trip to Brussels. He commended 5 teachers who had engaged with Post Graduate Studies in 21st Century Teaching and Learning in Trinity College Dublin, and other teachers engaged with Masters programmes in Education and additional teaching qualifications in Maths. He referenced the success of the school 40th Birthday celebrations earlier in the year. He remembered in a special way former SCP Colleagues Catherine Connolly & Brenda Holden who passed away this year. Both Catherine and Brenda had played a significant role with students in the school.
Former past student Eoin Hurley currently studying for a PHD in Bacterial Gene Regulation in Trinity College Dublin and soon to be Dr. Eoin Hurley gave the keynote address. Eoin’s advice to students was to “follow your dreams, you can be anything you want to be”. Eoin is the epitome of this advice. Eoin was accompanied to the event by his proud parents and grand parents.
The MC for the night was our own very dynamic Ms. Barron who is renowned for her quick wit and we certainly were not let down on the night.
School Secretary Ms. Jennifer Tobin who co-ordinated the evening was presented with a bouquet of flowers.
After all award recipients received their awards, the event was closed by the Principal Noreen Reilly. Noreen made a presentation of Waterford crystal to Deputy Principal Mr. Keane who has been appointed Principal to Presentation Dela Salle in Bagnelstown. Ms. Reilly commended Mr. Keane on his great work with students an staff saying ” The loss of Mr. Keane to St. Paul’s CC is a huge gain the the community in Bagnelstown.
Among the highlights for the night was the the award o student o the year to Leaving cert student Ben Arrigan.
The evening finished with a finger food reception prepared by students under the direction of Ms. Barron & Ms. Dayton.
See some photos below: