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MISS STENSON SCORES TWO IN A ROW FOR BALLYBUNION SECONDARY SCHOOL

Three Transition year students from St.Joseph's Secondary School,
Ballybunion, under the guidance of Miss Stenson, were the senior category
winners in the County Final of the Kerry County Council Annual Student
Enterprise Awards was held on Friday last March 31st in the Institute of
Technology, Tralee.

The boys from St. Joseph’s Secondary School won for their “Circulation Foot
Stool’ entry where they constructed a circulation foot stool support.
Students involved included Philip Byrne, Jamie Hannon and Fionnan Toomey.
Another Transition year group also show cased their enterprising idea but
were not among the prizewinners, though performing very well.

The competition saw 32 mini-businesses being set up by over 120 second
level school students involved in the competition.

The competition promotes business idea development, structure, sourcing of
finance, marketing/sales and the presentation of a formal business plan.

Prizes were awarded at Junior, Intermediate and Senior level. The winners
of the County Student Enterprise Awards in all categories go forward to the
National Finals to be held in Croke Park on 3rd May 2017. The Student
Enterprise Awards bring a taste of real life business to the classroom. The
school want to wish the boys and Miss Stenson the very best of luck for the
final. Miss Stenson also lead a group to the final last year. She will have
these two groups plus other projects on display this coming Thursday in a
competition in Limerick. Wishing them all the very best .

JUNK KOUTURE 2017

Congratulations to Lorna O'Leary and Ciara Mulvihill, fifth year whose creation 'Caffeine Hit' has been selected to compete at the South of Ireland Regional Finals of the National' Bank of Ireland' sponsored competition. It involves creating an outfit from recycled materials. The two girls will be looking for your support by voting for them daily over the five days of the facebook page being open....... Each person can vote once a day each of the five days. The voting will be on Facebook on either the Junk Kouture or Bank of Ireland students page. Please vote for 'Caffeine Hit'. The school wish the two girls the very best of luck and also want to congratulate their teachers Miss O'Connor Bray and Miss Donovan. 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Lorna O'Leary and Ciara Mulvihill, fifth year whose creation 'Caffeine Hit' has been selected to compete at the South of Ireland Regional Finals of the National' Bank of Ireland' sponsored competition. It involves creating an outfit from recycled materials. The two girls will be looking for your support by voting for them daily over the five days of the facebook page being open....... Each person can vote once a day each of the five days. The voting will be on Facebook on either the Junk Kouture or Bank of Ireland students page. Please vote for 'Caffeine Hit'. The school wish the two girls the very best of luck and also want to congratulate their teachers Miss O'Connor Bray and Miss Donovan. 

Milan Hartney

The school community wish to congratulate Milan Hartney, Leaving Cert Class
2016, who is receiving the prestigious J P Mc Manus Scholarship on Saturday
next November 19th The J.P. Mc Manus All Ireland Scholarship Awards were
held in university of Limerick on 19th November. The scholarships are given
to the 4 best Leaving Certificate students results in each of the 32
counties. The scholarship is confined to those students who are exempt from
paying the Leaving Certificate fee. The scholarship is worth €6750 per year
to the students.
Milan Hartney was chosen as one of those students who achieved exceptional
results in his Leaving Certificate. Mr o Donovan Principal of St. Joseph's
Secondary school collected his certificate on the day. Milan described the
school as a wonderful close-knit and friendly environment where he received
a fantastic education. Milan is studying Law and German in Trinity college
Dublin.
Milan also received 3 days later an entrance exhibition award from Trinity
College Dublin. This was awarded as a result of his high performance in his
school Leaving Cert Examination.
Mr O Donovan accompanied Milan in Trinity College Dublin with his father
Tony and stepmother Polly. This was a very special accomplishment for Milan
and St. Joseph's Secondary school and we would like to pass on our
congratulations to Mr O Donovan's daughter Hazel who also achieved entrance
exhibition award from Trinity College Dublin. This was awarded as a result
of her high performance in her school Leaving Cert Examination and is
studying psychotherapy in Trinity College Dublin.

Continued success to Milan and Hazel in their studies.

Regards,
John O'Donovan
Principal
St Joseph's Secondary School,

SOCCER STAR

Mr.O'Donovan, Principal, St.Joseph's Secondary School, Ballybunion,
congratulating Aoife Horgan , second year. Aoife an outstanding sports
person has been selected to play on the Munster U 15 Ladies Soccer team.
She plays her soccer with Listowel Celtic. The very best of luck to her in
the upcoming tournament in Dublin from the Staff and Students of the school
who are very proud of her achievements.

CYCLE AGAINST SUICIDE AMBASSADOR AWARD

Mr.O'Donovan, Principal congratulating representatives of the Transition
Year Class 2015, St.Joseph's Secondary School, Ballybunion, with Miss
Kelly, project organiser. The group last year were presented with the Amber
Flag for their work in the 'Cycle Against Suicide ' project. This week they
were one of three Kerry schools chosen to receive an 'Ambassador Award' for
the project. The programme raised awareness of the message that 'It is ok
not to feel ok'. Congratulations to all the group and to Miss Kelly on
their achievement.

 

 

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