School News March 26th 2023

Borrisokane Community College School Notes


Practical Exams

Well done to our JC Home Economics and LC Music students who completed their practical exams this week.  A great effort was put in by all.

All Ireland Champions

Congratulations to our U14 girls Badminton team who re the All Ireland U14 Badminton Champions.  They travelled to Co. Meath to compete against schools in Ireland.  Well done to all the girls involved all season and thanks to Ms. Collison for all her work with the badminton teams.

U15 Camogie

Our U15 camogie team were narrowly defeated this week by Carrick-On-Suir. The girls played really well in tough conditions and are looking forward to the next game.


2nd Year Boys Basketball

Our 2nd year boys continued their winning streak this week with a dramatic semi-final win against a very strong Dunlavin side. Down by 2 points with 2 seconds to go Cathal O’Brien took a shot from close to the half-way line and nailed it for the 1 point win. We are looking forward to the Final. Well done boys and Ms. Dillon.

MTU Talk

Thanks to Caroline Kearney who delivered a presentation detailing the full range of higher education qualifications and post graduate courses offered by MTU cork and Kerry campuses.  Caroline also offered students an insight into the accommodation, societies and scholarships on offer in MTU.


Environmental Workshop

On Monday 20th of March we were delighted to welcome Sarah from Eco Unesco to Borrisokane Community College. The Waste Warrior workshop ran with representatives from each year group so that they could feed back to their classes. We learned about the waste we often forget like food, energy, resources and water. Students began the workshop by deciding where they were on a scale between resource guzzlers and living a zero-waste life. After participating in some eye-opening activities and discussions, it was great to see students had moved closer to the zero-waste end of the scale. We will use what we have learned in the school’s efforts to become more sustainable and especially in our work in the polytunnel. A group of teachers will be training with Una from Larkin’s Hill Farm again this Friday.