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BCS News 7th April 2014

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Parents’ Council Fashion Show

Best of luck to all who are involved in the Parents’ Council fashion show this Friday night. Staff and students  are involved in modelling and in the behind stage work Friday night. As well as the many shops and businesses showcasing their latest collections, students from BCS will display collections that they are preparing in classes over the last few weeks. Tickets for this great event can still be purchased by contacting any member of the Parents’ Council or contacting the school at 058 53620. All proceeds from the event will go towards school facilities  in  BCS. It all get underway at 7 30pm.

Transition Year News

Last Thursday our transition year group took part on a hillwalking expedition  across the Comeraghs under the guidance of Mr Michael Desmond. This is part of the requirements of those pursuing the Presidents Medal  - The Gaisce Award this year. Well done to all in completing this task.

Work experience

Best wishes to our Transition Years  as they complete their third session of work experience this week. Thanks to all the businesses/enterprises that make this  possible. Your support is invaluable.



This week  the students of Music at Junior and Leaving cert will be taking part in their music practicals as part of their June exams.

French/German Orals

Leaving cert language students are being examined in their  language orals in both French and German this week. Best of luck to you all.


Artifice Exhibition 2014

Artifice is an innovative education project devised by Lismore Castle Arts in collaboration with schools throughout Co. Waterford.The students participating in this year’s project represent a group of enthusiastic and promising Transition Year artists from Blackwater Community School, Ard Scoil na nDeise, Dungarvan, Meanscoil san Nioclas from An Rinn, Stella Maris  from Tramore and Coláiste Chathail Naofa, Dungarvan & this years  newest entrants the Christian Brothers School  from Dungarvan. The final exhibition of works promises to be an exciting visual experience, demonstrating the many creative talents across Co. Waterford. The final works created by the students will be exhibited at Lismore Castle Arts staring from April 11th to April 13th. The official opening takes place this Friday evening at 6pm.

BCS News 1st April 2014

U15 and a Half Waterford Colleges Final

Blackwater Community School 4-10

Dungarvan C.B.S. 0-8

A balanced team eventually came out on top in an entertaining game of hurling held at Dungarvan club field.

B.C.S. were on top throughout the field for most of the first half but wasted a lot of opportunities in front of goal. Cian O’Byrne was calmness personified in the goal and he was protected by rock solid full back Tom Barron who came out with the ball time after time. Jack Prendergast was tormentor in chief for B.C.S and scored the majority of scores in the first half.

A more determined Dungarvan started the second half on top and did most of the hurling for the first 20 minute of the second half. B.C.S eventually worked their way back into the game and goals from Gavin Dalton and a real peach from Darragh Buckley, after a great pass from Prendergast, finished the game as a contest. B.C.S. were also well served by Jack Mangan, Iarlaith Daly and Phillip Keane.  Jimmy Power presented the cup to Blackwater captain Jack Prendergast.

Pope John Paul II retreat

On Friday the 21st of march the participating students from the four participating schools Blackwater, Cahir and Tramore met in the majestic hotel in Tramore. The groups all met at 9.30 and made mixed groups for the table quiz and the day ahead. There were many fun activities to do to get to know each other. After the break each school took it in turns to perform a song, to show their talents and entertain the other schools. After lunch we got the results of the table quiz and there was a surprise visit from the papal nuncio. One member from each table was chosen to take part in the mass that was held at the end of the day. The mass went well and everybody the enjoyed the day very much and everyone left with at least one new friend.

Oral Exams

Best of luck to our leaving Cert students  who are  doing their oral Irish exam this week. It will  form 40% of their overall result in the Leaving Cert.

Home Economics

The Junior Cert Home Economics students will be completing the practical cookery section of their course this week. Good luck to you all.

Agricultural Science

Good luck to the Leaving Certs in their  Agricultural Science interviews this week.

Fashion Show

The date is fast approaching. You are cordially invited to our Fashion Show which takes place on Friday evening April 11th in the John Treacy school hall. The time has come to look at a new spring/summer wardrobe and where better to see the new collections/trends than at BCS with displays on the night from Cummins Sport, Chez de Paor, Carraig Donn, Mary FM, New to You, O' Dwyer Shoes and Signet. The night will also feature the students who recently exhibited at Junk Kouture in Limerick. So keep this night free. Tickets can be booked by contacting the school at 53620.

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

Waterford Colleges Senior Hurling Champions 2014

Congratulations to our Senior hurlers on the capture of the Waterford Senior Colleges hurling title on Friday 15th of March. They defeated local rivals Dungarvan CBS in very tough conditions in the Lismore GAA field. On a score line of 4-14 to 1-9 they ended up comfortable victors in a hard fought game where the physicality of both teams was evident from the throw-in.


Congratulations John and Harriet

Congratulations to our two Leaving Certificate students John Ring and Harriet Bennett Lenane who both achieved the maximum of 625 points.


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