School News September 18th 2022

Borrisokane Community College School Notes

World Skills LCA & TY

Students from Leaving Certificate Applied, Fifth year and Transition Year travelled To Dublin on Thursday to the World Skills Exhibition in the RDS.  Students got to view the range of Apprenticeships that are available to them. It facilitated an atmosphere of experimentation and discovery through competitions, interactive events and demonstrations.  It was a great way to view and chat to colleges and see how important these skills are across the globe.

The Global Goal Challenge

Second year classes 2C & 2D travelled to St. Brigits Garden in Galway to work in teams to overcome challenges based on the Sustainable Development Goals.  It was an excellent experience for the students as they worked together to overcome obstacles and find solutions to some of the big challenges we are facing in todays changing world.  They used cooperation and critical thinking skills and teams completed hands-on tasks and solved puzzles on the theme of local and global development.  A great day was had by all.

Leaving Cert Geography Field Trip

Our Leaving Certificate Geography class travelled to Lahinch on Monday last.   It was a long day but a great effort was put in by all collecting results and writing notes.  All these results will now be used as part of their Leaving Certificate Geography Project.

TY Zumba

Transition Years enjoyed a Zumba Workshop this week as part of the Drama Module. Thanks to Christine Nevin for visiting us and delivering such an enjoyable class.

TY Future Leaders

This week our Transition Year Future Leaders classes celebrated registering and enrolling on the GAA learning forum by organising and participating in a Cross Bar Challenge. A great start on their Leadership journey.

Parent Information Evenings

We had very successful online Parent Meetings this week for 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th Year students.  If you were unable to attend, you can view the presentations online on our website

Parents Association AGM

Our Parents Association AGM will take place on Oct 3rd. Stella O’Malley psychotherapist and author will talk to parents on how parents can support their children through the teenage years.  Please keep an eye on social media for more details. We are encouraging all parents to attend.

ASD Fundraising

Our caretaker Ger Maher is heading to the Spain to take part in the Camino Walk from Sept 30th to Oct 7th to raise funds in aid of our ASD Centre.  We have a GoFundMe page set up and sponsorship cards are out.  We would be delighted if you could support us.  The Go Fund Me link is –