ST. THOMAS’ C.C.

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CONSTRUCTION STUD­IES AWARD

It was with great plea­sure that we re­ceived the news that Lau­ry­nas Zubrickas at­tained first place in the coun­try in his Construction Stud­ies exam in Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate 2008. In his project, Lau­ry­nas re­stored a brass port­hole from the ship M.V. Le­in­ster, The ship was sunk off the coast of Dun Laoghaire on Oc­to­ber 10, 1918 by a Ger­man sub­ma­rine, re­sult­ing in the loss of over 500 lives. The port­hole was re­cov­ered from the seabed some seventy years later by a friend of Lau­ry­nas.

The first step in the restora­tion was to clean the port­hole and to re­move the in­ner ring. This proved to be a long and dif­fi­cult task. Lau­ry­nas, with his teacher Mr. O Con­nor, made a stained glass win­dow to fit the port­hole. The win­dow was based on an etch­ing of the M.V. Le­in­ster and was sur­rounded by the colours of the com­pa­nys’ em­blem, blue and white and was set onto a ma­hogany rim.

Lau­ry­nas will be pre­sented with a cer­tifi­cate in recog­ni­tion of his achieve­ment at the Tech­nol­ogy Teach­ers AGM in the Carl­ton Shear­wa­ter Ho­tel, Bal­li­nasloe, Co. Gal­way on Satur­day, March 28 2009. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Lau­ry­nas on a project well done and to his teacher Mr. O’Con­nor for his as­sis­tance.

EN­ROL­MENT

A re­minder that St. Thomas’ Com­mu­nity Col­lege is wel­com­ing applications for the school year com­menc­ing Septem­ber 2009.

MOCK EX­AMS

Third Year and Sixth Year stu­dents com­menced their mock ex­am­i­na­tions last week. The mock ex­ams give stu­dents an in­sight into the state ex­ams which they will sit in June.

LCA

Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate Ap­plied stu­dents had a busy week last week. LCA2 stu­dents faced three in­ter­views – Prac­ti­cal Achieve­ment, Craft and De­sign and Con­tem­po­rary Is­sues. All in­ter­views went well. Well done to all stu­dents.

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