Bless­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege

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As a re­sult of high per­for­mance in their Leav­ing Cert ex­ams, re­cent past pupils Wayne Mi­ley and Neal Man­ning will be hon­oured as part of the TCD En­try Ex­hi­bi­tion Awards on Mon­day, Novem­ber 19, A num­ber of Bless­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege staff mem­bers will at­tend the re­cep­tion to show our pride in their achieve­ments and to wish them well for their bright fu­tures.


Drop Ev­ery­thing and Read is up and run­ning for an­other year in the col­lege as part of our drive to fur­ther im­prove lit­er­acy. DEAR is a pro­gramme where the en­tire school, staff and stu­dents stop for 40 min­utes ev­ery month and read for plea­sure. We also have our first year classes at­tend­ing a Cre­ative Writ­ing work­shop in Bless­ing­ton Library which aims to un­leash their cre­ativ­ity. We also hope to in­vite an Ir­ish author to speak to the stu­dents later in the aca­demic year.


Our new pro­gramme of Well­be­ing classes in the morn­ings have spawned a plethora of ini­tia­tives in the school. We have med­i­ta­tions, mu­sic and walk­ing as reg­u­lar fea­tures of the col­lege week. It has also been a per­fect plat­form for re­mem­ber­ing those less for­tu­nate than our­selves. Through the SCW classes, ap­prox­i­mately 50 shoe­boxes have been com­pleted and money do­nated for the Christ­mas Shoe­box ap­peal for Team Hope. These Shoe­boxes will be sent to chil­dren in Eastern Eu­rope and Africa. Many thanks to the tu­tors, stu­dents and par­ents/guardians for their sup­port for this cause.

Cy­cle Against Sui­cide and Stu­dent Well­be­ing Com­mit­tees: Both the CAS group and Stu­dent Well­be­ing Com­mit­tees are get­ting started on their goals for the year ahead. We have ex­panded our Stu­dent Well­be­ing Com­mit­tees to have a sep­a­rate ju­nior and Se­nior Com­mit­tee. They will have com­mon aims but will di­vide the work ap­pro­pri­ately. The CAS group have big plans also. Fol­low their progress on the col­lege Face­book page.


Last week, all of our third and sixth year stu­dents sat their PreMock ex­ams in most sub­jects. In the weeks pre­vi­ous, they par­tic­i­pated in a study work­shop to help them to fo­cus on their goals. Our col­lege Guid­ance Coun­sel­lor has been meet­ing each sixth year stu­dent since Au­gust to in­form and guide the stu­dents in their choices and study plans. Af­ter the Pre-Mocks, the sixth year Year Head, prin­ci­pal and Deputy Prin­ci­pal will meet each stu­dent in or­der to fur­ther en­cour­age the stu­dents to achieve their po­ten­tial with plan­ning and dis­ci­pline.


Re­hearsals for the col­lege mu­si­cal ‘Cur­tains’ are in full swing. The per­for­mances will take place in late Novem­ber; keep an eye out for posters and pro­mo­tions on the col­lege Face­book page. A lot of work has been poured into the pro­duc­tion be­fore the sum­mer, weekly since Au­gust, dur­ing the mid-term break and prac­ti­cally daily this month. We hope you will come to see our stu­dents shine.

First Year boys from Coláiste Eoin who com­peted against schools from all over the county in Fe­nagh.

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