Corville Updates – 25/04/2019
Term 3 is almost upon us. We hope everyone enjoys the last few days of holidays before we return to what will be an exciting last term in Corville. There is plenty to look forward to with school tours, sports day and county finals to play in. Sadly, our 6th class students edge ever closer to the exit door for the final time and preparations are well underway for their graduation night. But before Term 3 begins in earnest, we thought we would bring you fully up to date with what has been going on in the school recently.
Hurling: Our U/13 team are very close to progressing through from the North qualifiers. A positive result against Nenagh CBS should see them through to the County Semi Final, having beaten Dromakeenan and Gaelscoil Nenagh and drawn with Carrig NS. We wish our U/13 boys the best of luck in their last group game. Our U/11 hurling team performed well in their North qualifiers but didn’t quite have enough on the day to progress to the County Final. Mr. Stapleton has been very busy training our 2nd Class hurling teams. They went to an indoor blitz in Nenagh recently and did really well. Our U/11 B team were also in action too. Well done to all involved.
Recent challenge match in our field
Camogie: Our U/11 camogie team took part in a recent blitz in Borrisoleigh. Our opposition included Ballina, Gaelscoil Aonaigh and Borrisoleigh. Our girls played very well but didn’t get through to the county finals. This term is a big term for our U/13 camogie girls. They will be in action in May and we hope they get on very well. They have been training very hard so hopefully they will be rewarded.
Girls Soccer: The girls soccer teams travelled to Ballymackey to play in the FAI 5 a-side soccer tournament. For the first time ever, Corville entered 3 teams into the competition. The A team won all their matches and have moved on to the County finals which will take place in Two Mile Borris on May 1st. The B were unlucky not to go through to the county finals as well, losing out on goal difference. Our very young C team won one match and lost two but played very well.
A Team: Amber, Katelyn, Teigan, Madison, Niamh and Ceola.
B Team: Saoirse, Farah, Aoibhe, Lucy, Alicia and Tierna.
C Team: Molly, Katie, Rachel, Kayla, Cori, Kayla, Mya, Molly and Lexi.
Boys soccer: The boys soccer teams also went to Ballymackey to try to qualify for the county finals of the FAI soccer tournament. Our A team won all their matches and are through to the County finals which will take place on May 8th in Two Mile Borris. The B and C Team also did really well winning plenty of matches, but not quite enough to go through.
A team: Seán, Patrick, Billy, Sam, Brodie, Miko
B team: Nikita, Liam, Cathal, Oisín, Declan, Levente, Seán
C team: Josh, Bobby, Harry, Seán, Beau, Callum, Daniel
Caith Fada: For Seachtain Na Gaeilge all the 4th, 5th and 6th Class students took part in a long throw (Caith Fada) competition. Everyone had lots of fun and Bobby in 5th Class won, with Michael 2nd and Beau 3rd.
All Ireland Athletics: the school recently took part in the All Ireland Athletics Championships in Athlone. We were very proud to be representing Tipperary. Girls from 5th and 6th as well as boys from 3rd and 4th took part in a wide range of events from sprints and relays to obstacle courses and javelin.
Basketball: the school U/13 basketball team had their first outing of the year at a tournament in Borrisokane. We did well, winning one match and losing the other but we were very competitive and showed great sportsmanship and teamwork. Our team was made up of a mixture of girls and boys from 5th and 6th class.
Amber Flag: Congratulations to our school for obtaining the Amber Flag. The Amber Flag is in recognition of the school’s promotion of Positive Mental Health. The school community has undertaken a lot of small projects during the last two years to increase positivity in the community.
Promoting positive mental health Ms Ryan’s fifth class “Mile a morning” Class walks a mile around the tennis courts before class to get into a positive frame of mind
D.E.A.M Drop Everything And Meditate
Junior Entrepreneur Video: the students in Ms. Ryan’s 5th class made a video to accompany their successful JEP Project. It gives you an idea of how much hard work goes into a project like this. The video looks great so well done 5th class!
3rd Class – Penpals: 3rd class wrote to pen pals in Newbridge in March. They were very excited before the holidays to get their letters in the post from Newbridge.
Science experiments: at Corville we have been putting a big emphasis on Science this year. The students have gotten the chance to take part in many practical experiments over the last few months and we plan a whole lot more for term 3. Before Easter, 3rd class did lots of cool science experiments with Mr. Scully including the mentos and coke experiment, the whoosh experiment and some others. In 6th class, they have been looking at butterflies, burning metals, creating lycopodium powder fireballs & dragon’s breath, making tea bags levitate (magic?), creating molecules from various atoms etc. This really is top level stuff and the students are being exposed to science well beyond the primary level, and what’s more – they are loving it!
Whoosh Experiment Video
Heineken Champion’s Cup: The Heineken Champion’s Cup that Leinster won last year was brought to our school before the holidays. Each class got a photo taken with it.
Junior Infants – Easter Egg Hunt & Supermacs Visit
Autism Awareness Run: Well done to Damien Carroll and his organising team for putting on the recent Autism Awareness Roscrea 6km Run. A lot of work is required to host an event like this so it was great to see such a big turnout and fine weather on the day. Take a bow all of you, you deserve it. It was great to see plenty of students, teachers and parents from the Corville community in attendance. After finishing 2nd, the Corville NS run team will be back again next year looking to go one better in the team competition!
Cycle Right: our 6th class students took part in the Cycle Right Programme over the last 4 weeks. The programme combined theory with practicality, resulting in all out students learning the do’s and don’ts of cycling. We practiced first in the school and then we brought our knowledge and skills onto the road in Kennedy Park. We would like to thank Martin and Louise for teaching us all we need to know about cycling.
Assembly Performance: our Junior Infant students put on a wonderful performance for the rest of the school at assembly. You need to be very brave to get up in front of the whole school to perform, so well done to you all!
6th Class Blog: Term 2 was a very busy one for our 6th class students. Confirmation was the big focus but there never seems to be a dull moment in what is their last year in school. Other stories from their blog include – Nikita’s student lesson (hockey), Cycle Right Programme, Sheena and Madison dancing, Jessica making pancakes, making clay model faces, teddy bear’s picnic with junior infants, science experiments and lots more! We also came across a funny photo of us in Junior Infants. How time has flown!
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Hall Displays: each class helped to decorate the hall for the End of Term.