Three third Year students: Conor Hempenstall, Andrew O’Neill and Michael Quigley spent their February Mid Term break on an activity filled break in Iceland. The activities included two one-day hikes, a three day expedition and cross country skiing. All of this while sleeping in an igloo in temperatures of minus ten with the Northern Lights clearly visible! Well done to our thee intrepid students!
Archive for February, 2012
The Transition Year students are presenting the musical ‘All Shook Up’ in the Millenium Theatre from Wednesday 29th February to Saturday 3rd March.
All Shook Up is a new musical comedy built around the songs made famous by Elvis Presley. It takes place in 1955, somewhere in Middle America, where one girl’s dream combined with a surprise visit from a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger help a small town to discover the magic of romance and the power of rock & roll. Among the 24 songs featured in the score are classics like “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Love Me Tender,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” and of course the title tune.
Tickets are on sale in school reception and cost €10 per person for the Wednesday night show and €12 per person for the shows on Thursday to Saturday.All performances start at 8pm. The musical is directed by Tony Cusack.
Ardscoil Rís V’s St. Munchins in Tom Clifford Park on Thursday 23rd February at 3pm.
Congratulations to Alex Potter, Barry Tierney, Conor O’Coigligh and Rian Murphy, Ardscoil Rís, who have qualified for the All Ireland Linguistic Olympiad in DCU.
Four bright sparks from Transition Year in Ardscoil Rís have qualified for the final of the All Ireland Linguistic Olympiad. The students will compete individually and as a team for the national trophy and for a chance to represent Ireland in Slovenia at the International Linguistics Olympiad in July. This is a huge achievement for the boys and Ardscoil Ris as over 700 of the best lateral thinkers from secondary schools across Ireland took part in the competition. The international contest sees young scholars test their minds against the world’s toughest puzzles in language, logic and linguistics.
Students representing schools in 23 counties participated in preliminary rounds of the challenge earlier this month, with the top 100 problem-solvers making it through to the national finals on 20th March in DCU. The Limerick school is delighted to have four of its students reaching the top 100.
The All-Ireland Linguistics Olympiad challenges students to develop their own strategies for solving problems in fascinating real languages from around the globe. Students must use their ingenuity to solve puzzles such as deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics; interpreting Tenji, the Japanese equivalent of Braille; and writing the names of football teams in Chinese. No prior knowledge of linguistics or languages is required: even the hardest problems require only logical ability, patient work, and a willingness to think around corners.
On 1st June 2012 we celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Blessed Edmund Rice in Westcourt, Callan, Co. Kilkenny. The Christian Brothers in Callan are issuing an invitation to teachers, their families and friends, prayer groups, school groups and other groups to visit Callan during this year. A visit to Callan might be included in a school tour, day out or part of a religion project. In Westcourt the following are worth visiting:
-The Edmund Rice Memorial Chapel
-The Edmund Rice icon by Desmond Kyne
-The 300-year old house in which Edmund was born
-The visitors’ centre.
In the town of Callan you can visit:
-the old Augustinian Abbey built in 1471
-the Augustinian Church bult by Fr John Rice, Edmund’s brother
-the site of the first Christian Brother’s School in Callan founded in 1868
-Edmund Rice Statue opposite Parish Church.
Groups can also use facilities in Westcourt for reflection days or retreats
Lunches and snacks can be arranged. Groups may also avail of facilities in Westcourt for having a packed lunch indoors or in the picnic area within the grounds.
Opening hours 10am-6pm 7days a week.
Booking is advisable.
Contact 056 7725993
Congratulations to Kyle who won the Munster Schools Cross Country Intermediate Boys yesterday in Cork. This is a highly competitive age group and Kyle completely dominated the race from start to finish and won with a comfortable lead. Kyle was in a league of his own yesterday and is to be congratulated on continuing his remarkable winning form.
Best of luck to the following students who are show jumping for Ardscoil Rís this Sunday in the Clare Interschools League:
- Brian Gallagher
- Conor Casey
- Darragh Connelly
- Cathal McNamara
- Billy Hoare
- Frank Hoare
The North Munster Schools Athletics took place at the Salesian College Pallaskenry on Thursday January 26th. The Ardscoil Ris team of Kyle Larkin, Kieran Daly, David O’Malley and Luke Doherty competed in the intermediate boys race. With over 60 competitors in the race, the boys ran very well and achieved second place with Mercy Mount Hawk School, Tralee taking first place (eight teams competed).
The 1st round of the Junior Cup is on in Tom Clifford Park tomorrow, Thursday 9th February at 3pm.