Bank of Ireland School Bank Programme.
Congratulations to the 6 TYs who took part in the School Bank Programme. The boys succeeded in opening 53 accounts. For opening these accounts the boys received €500 for the school & a €250 one for all voucher to raffle among everyone who opened an account. The Bank staff were Fiona Roche (manager), Eoin Bergin (Assistant Manager), Ryan Kavanagh (Customer Digital Advisor), Kian McCormack (Accounting Manager) and Daniel Tsapchuck (Accounting Manager).
Information Evening from Wexford Credit Union.
It is our intention to hold an information evening regarding our Student Loan Program for 3rd level education on Tuesday the 18th of July in Wexford Town Library at 7pm. Each year we find once the leaving cert results come out we get an influx of parents all applying for loans at the same time, not necessarily knowing how much they should apply for and what they need to have in order to do so. This year we would like to arm parents with the knowledge of firstly how to assess the true amount of what is needed to fund their child’s education and secondly the paperwork to have ready and in place when applying. Our experienced loan officers will be there on the evening to provide excellent advice. Last year alone we provided assistance for almost 1000 students within our community.
One of the Directors From Wexford Mental Health association Niall O’Muiri will also speak on the night. He is a retired mental health nurse and he has just put his three daughters through college. He has a lot of experience in talking to young people about mental health. He has visited schools in County Wexford giving workshops on Mental Health following a live production of a play that he wrote called “A face in the crowd”.
There will also be students who are currently in college speaking about their college life experience thus far and the cost of living.
The Class of 2017.
2nd Year Gaeltacht Trip to Achill, May ’17.
Cycle against Suicide 2017.
China Trip 2017
Our annual TY trip to China took place from Mar.27th to April 5th. 31 students and 3 teachers headed of to Beijing and Shanghai. An amazing experience awaited as they immersed in the Chinese way of life and got to visit all the major attractions in both Beijing and Shanghai. They climbed The Great Wall, strolled through The Summer Palace, practised Kung Fu, watched amazing acrobats, haggled in The Pearl and Silk Markets, zenned in The Lama Temple and explored the Temple of Heaven. A First Class train whisked them to Shanghai where they marvelled at the fastest growing city in the world, incredible construction, went to the top of The Jinmao Building, viewed the skyline from The Bund, and enjoyed the Yu Gardens.
The food was incredible and tasting such a variety of flavours was a wonderful experience. China is an amazingly diverse country and to get this experience while in school is certainly a true education in the value of travel.
Student Enterprise 2017
The X-cel student Enterprise interviews for 1st and 2nd years took place at the school today!The boys presented very well and impressed the judges from the Co. Enterprise board. Pictures and more information on our Enterprise page. (Extra-Curricular)
Best of luck to all in the competition.
Friday 17th all our students & teachers were encouraged to wear orange. This happened in schools around the island of Ireland to try & raise awareness about Cycle Against Suicide & the message, “It’s ok not to be ok & it’s absolutely OK to ask for help”
An indoor-spinathin also took place throughout the day & our students cycled a massive 603km!! Well done!!
Coláiste Éamonn Rís, Wexford, now invites applications by post or hand for these positions before 1pm on Monday 14th November 2016. Shortlisting of applicants may apply. The Board of Management will arrange for the vetting, training and induction of successful candidates.
“It’s the ending of an era, the dawning of a new day. The finish of a chapter, but the starting of a new page.”