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Bonsoir et Bienvenue
We welcome Isée Guiste to our staff and particularly to the French department. Isée will work with the French teachers during the year. We hope that she will enjoy her time in Ballinamore and in Ireland.


Transition Year news
TY students attended “Zeminar 2017”, where they participated in workshops and talks. The O'Donovan Brothers were one of the main speakers at the event. Olympic heroes and Credit Union Youth Ambassadors, they brought their unique wit, banter and observations on life to the Zeminar.
A very worthwhile experience for TY students. Ballinamore Credit Union sponsored this trip and we would like to thank them for an extremely educational experience
Students participated in a four-week life skills program from Aware. Helen Emmerson from Aware delivered the program.
So far, this year our students have attended the ploughing championships, completed 12 classes in Chinese Language delivered by a visiting Chinese Teacher from UCD.
Our students climbed Croagh Patrick as part of their Religious Education retreat. In October student worked alongside the service users in Rehab playing sport and working with arts and crafts.
In December they will began a Cross Generational Programme with Ballinamore Primary Care Unit.
Transition Year student shave recently completed a Coaching Course in Hurling with Connaught Council.
In December they will began a 5-week level 1 Sports Leadership Course which is delivered by Leitrim Sports Partnership.
On 28th November the TY Students will complete in a Handball competition in Mohill. Many other activities are planned for the New Year.


Science News
1. Green Schools - All the first year students took part in a Bin It workshop as part of the Green schools programme.
2. Science Week 2017 - Many exciting things were happening in the science labs - hatching dinosaurs, dancing raisins, baking powder balloons, rainbow drinks, inflating lungs to mention a few. All students got involved and science week was very successful.
3. Agricultural Science - Leaving Certificate students harvested the potatoes that they had sown in the polytunnel last April.