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BCS News 24th Feb

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Blackwater Community School News

Eily O Hanrahan wears the Junk Kouture INDEPENDENCE dress


Junk Kouture

Ty students Elly o Hanrahan, Catherine Hennessy and Tamara O Flaherty  are looking for  your support this week. Their costume called INDEPENDENCE has qualified for the next round of the Repak costume  recycling competition  and in order to win through to the next round they need you to get voting for their costume as the more votes will succeed in them getting through. You can vote as many times as you like over the next few days by getting on to the Repak   Facebook page and clicking on the south region and then on the  Independence BCS  recycled costume. Your vote is greatly appreciated. Please check our BCS Facebook page as well for more details


Iwish Event in Cork

On Thursday Feb 12th a number of TY students attended the Iwish day  in Cork. This event was attended by teenage girls who got to see  many different slants on career options open to them in  science, technology, engineering and maths(STEM).

Pat Noctor Awards

Well done to BCS students Aaron O Sullivan, hurling, Sarah Geoghegan, camogie, Jayson Molumby , soccer and Lorraine Bray, camogie  who  were nominated for this year’s Pat Noctor Young Sports Star Award.

German Exchange

Best wishes to our fifth year German  students who travelled to Heidelberg on Monday to begin their german exchange.



Best of luck to Lismore Camogie Club in their All Ireland club final  against Piltown of Kilkenny which takes place in Croke Park this Sunday

BCS News 16th Feb

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French Students  from Rennes along with their BCS student partners  before they headed  off to Waterford last week

Exchange Programme

The French students have just returned to Rennes after almost two weeks in our company. The  students stayed with our fifth year students  and attended classes throughout their time here. The programme included a number of trips out including a day in Waterford city visiting the attractions and a bit of shopping. The return trip of our students to France takes place in March. Fifth year German students will be travelling on their exchange to Heidelburg next week.


Aware presentation

Last week Steven Dargan from Aware gave a

presentation and talk to Transition Year  students

on positive Mental Health and Well Being.



Pre Exams

Third Year and Sixth Year students have sat a number of their pre exams sine last Wednesday and will finish it out over next week. This is a good opportunity to practice and prepare for their state exams in June.

School Prospectus

The latest school prospectus and the application forms for Blackwater Community School are now available to download online.

For further information please visit the download page here

BCS News 9th Feb

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Colm Cooper with our senior ladies Football team after  he joined them for a training session during his recent visit to BCS


Ladies Football coaches Catherine Ahearne, Michelle Ryan and Yvonne Coleman   with Kerry footballer Colm Cooper  during his recent visit to BCS

Celebration Mass

Last Friday  afternoon in St Carthage’s Church,  Lismore  Bishop Emeritus William Lee celebrated mass  to celebrate a decade of BCS . He was delighted  to be able to join with all  as he was part of the celebration back at the beginning and opening of the school in 2003. Mass was concelebrated by Fr Cullinan, Fr Kiely, Fr Arthur, Fr Condon and deacon Shane O Neill. Dean Draper was also present along with many invited guests including  the Boards of Management,Trustees, Parents’ Councils, Primary Principals, Parents, Students and  Staff.  Well done to all who helped in any way to make this a meaningful celebration and  added to it as a sense of occasion.

Leaving Cert Applied

Congratulations to Leaving Cert students Noel Condon and Emma Murphy who were awarded the highest and second highest grades respectively in Technology in Ireland  in the Leaving Certificate  Applied Exams and Project in June 2014 . This is a wonderful achievement for them and their teacher Ms Sarah Jane Mulcahy. An award ceremony will take place in Galway in March.

Task Interviews

Last week the Leaving Cert Applied  group had task  interviews in Technology, Social Education and Vocational Preparation & Guidance. These interviews and their results will be part of their graded result in their final Leaving Cert exam in summer 2015.

Mentor Evening

Well done to all who attended our evening on the transition from second to third level education. On the night students and parents heard from  WIT student Pauric Mahony on some of the challenges he faced from first taking a course in UCC to then changing to a business course in WIT. In his presentation he spoke on how best to  make college a positive experience for students and where to seek advice if it is required. AIB student officer spoke on how  the bank can be of assistance in the area of budgeting and finance  for students and their parents. Elaine Mc Carthy spoke on Tips and Advice  for a healthy College Life in the area of nutrition and well- being during your time in college  and on the necessity of looking after oneself correctly in college and even up towards exam times.  Thanks to the Parents’ Council who sponsored the evening and provided refreshments after and handed out the Information Leaflet Flying the Coop.

5th Year Options Information

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Click on the image below to download the latest information and advice on choosing your 5th Year options subjects.

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