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“Coming Together” CD Launch

We are very proud of our Musicians Abbie and Christabel who were invited by Cavan Institute to record the song “Cool Kids” for the CD “Coming Together”. Click on the videos below to hear Abbie and Christabel represent the school by performing at the CD Launch in the Ramor Theatre on Monday 8 April.

Photography Exhibition 2019

Come and Visit our Photography Exhibition!

Monthly Round Up – March 2019

School Bank
Congratulations to the School bank, Connect 6 (pictured) who were placed in the top 8 in the country in the recent AIB Build a Bank National Final in the RDS. Together with running a school bank the group ran several initiatives around wellbeing and positive mental health in the school throughout the year called ‘Backing our school’. They won a special award in the RDS for all the great work they did in this area of mental wellbeing. The group contained Ben Reilly, Katie Dunne, Jamie Dugdale, Katie Griffith, Tosin Elegbede & Ewan Garland.

Connect 6 Bank Team

Amber Flag
Through the great work of the school bank, TY and the Student Council the school will receive a Pieta House Amber Flag for creating healthy, inclusive environments that support mental well-being and eradicate the stigmas associated with mental health issues.

Barcelona
The RSC biannual European trip is currently taking place. 25 pupils will visit the beautiful city of Barcelona where they took in sights such as the Sagrada Familia, Montserrat and Parc Güell. They also travelled to Portaventura theme park. Thanks to Ms McElwaine for organising this trip.

Barcelona 2019

School Concert
The RSC Music Department held a lovely lantern lit Spring concert in March to showcase the talent within the school. This was well attended, and a follow up Summer concert, ‘Festival in the Field’ will take place in May.

Library Refurbishment
The Library is currently undergoing a refurbishment using funds raised by the Parents’ Association and the Student Council. It will be a peaceful, multifunctional study space available to all pupils when finished. To this end the Student Council have organised a whole school sponsored Fun Run to take place during Active Schools week in early May.

TY photography exhibition
The TY Photography module are honoured to have an exhibition of their work on display in the Johnston Library, Cavan.

Cavan Hockey Shield
On Saturday 23rd of March the Royal School welcomed Cavan Hockey club to the school to contest the annual Cavan Hockey Shield match. After a close game with a lot of great hockey played the Hockey Club prevailed after a penalty shootout and retained the shield. Thanks to CHC for a great game and their continued support of the school.

Zoo Trip
On March 20th, our 3rd year C.S.P.E class together with Mr. Patterson and Ms. Trenier went to Dublin Zoo for our C.S.P.E Action Project. It was both an educational & enjoyable trip.

Archery
Congratulations to Rogan Cunningham, a 3rd year pupil who has recently become the U17 National Indoor Archery champion. A great achievement.

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019
During the week, a great effort was made to promote Irish and everyone was given the opportunity to take part in both the activities that took place and learn more about Irish culture. It is always our aim to promote a positive attitude in the school in relation to both the Irish language and culture. Many events were organized during the week, a Dance Workshop, Quiz (winners pictured), Pop Up Gaeltacht, competitions and lots more.

TY Update
The TY programme continues to keep our pupils very busy. In the last month they have completed their First Aid training, they went out on their 2nd week of work experience, had mock interviews, undertook driving lessons, partook in two collaborative projects with other schools, undertook several projects in school, played volleyball matches, did Yoga, are preparing to go on their London trip and are also fulfilling a full timetable of school work!

CSPE Project – Visit to the Zoo

CSPE pupils had a super day at Dublin Zoo Wednesday 20th March where they adopted three animals: Giraffe, Snow Leopard and Red Panda.

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019

Céiliúradh Seachtain na Gaeilge sa Scoil Ríoga idir an 11ú agus an 15ú Márta, 2019.  I rith na seachtaine rinneadh an-iarracht an Ghaeilge a chur chun cinn agus tugadh seans do gach duine páirt a ghlacadh sna himeachtaí a bhí ar siúl sa scoil.  Rinneamar cinnte go raibh deis ag na daltaí go léir blas den chultúr a fháil chomh maith.  Bíonn sé mar aidhm againn i gconaí sa scoil seo meon dearfach a chruthú i measc na ndaltaí, na múinteoirí ar fad agus na tuismitheoirí ó thaobh an teanga Ghaeilge í féin agus an chultúr Gaelach. Eagraíodh go leor imeachtaí i rith na seachtaine, Ceardlann rince, Tráth na gceist, Pop Up Gaeltacht, comórtaisí agus go leor rudaí eile.

Gaeilgeoirí na Seachtaine

Pop Up Gaeltacht

Comórtas na bpostaeir:

Buaiteoirí Tráth na gCeist

Winner of School Fáinne cup 2019 for excellence in Irish

Scoláireachtaí Gaeilge

Gaeilgeoirí na Seachtaine

Monthly Round Up – April 2019

Badminton Success:
The senior boys’ team of Adam Dunne, Andrew McNally, Nathan Clarke and Kelvin McNally, have had a remarkable run this year, beating schools from all over the province. The boys beat a very strong Royal Belfast Academical Institution Team and won the Ulster A Cup for the first time in the school’s history. Well done Mr. McHugh and Team!

Senior Badminton Team

Mini Company Success:
Well done to all RSC Mini companies on their success in the Cavan Student Enterprise awards. Phonics with Phoebe (Katie Dunne, Jamie Dugdale & Katie Griffith) claimed 3rd place in the senior category, while in the Junior category the school took 1st & 2nd place with Bear Creations, (Chloe Fannin, Farrah Hislop, Ruby Pringle & Jedidiah Okagbare) & Helpful Holders, (Nicole Cassidy, Abigail Cusack O’Reilly & Amy Byers) respectively. Bear Creations now travel to Croke park in May to represent Cavan in the National final.

Junior Category Winners

Holland Trip:
Our certified Irish Angus beef finalists took a trip to the Netherlands to visit the Albert Heijn headquarters in Zaandam (Holland’s largest supermarket chain). This company has working relationship with the Irish Angus producers’ group. Sophie Reilly, Rachel Alexander, Lloyd Hastings, Kelvin McNally and Barry Stratford presented their project in front of the senior executives of the company. The group also had a chance to visit some local farms in the area.

Junk Kouture!

Junk Kouture:
Well done to the RSC Junk Kouture team who qualified for the regional final of the competition held in Derry in March. Their entry, Queen Bovine (pictured) was very well received, but unfortunately did not progress to the national final on this occasion.

Christian Union Dinner Dance:
The RSC Christian Union were delighted to attend the annual dinner dance in the Hillgrove hotel, Monaghan 30 March 7th, along with pupils from Monaghan Collegiate & Royal School Armagh.

Bible Study:
We are very grateful to Rev. Nick Jones, Rev. Ali Calvin & Sarah Taylor who have led our bible study group over the last number of weeks.

Girls’ Rugby:
Well done to the Junior Girls’ rugby team (pictured) who came out on top as the over all winners of the Cavan Girls’ tag rugby blitz, held in the Peace Link, Clones in March. There were 8 schools competing with the RSC defeating Bailieborough in the final.

Junior Girl’s Rugby team

Music News:
The RSC Music Department will hold their Spring Time concert next Tuesday March 19th at 7.00 p.m. An invitation is extended to our whole school community. We were also thrilled to have performers invited to take part in the ‘Songs of Hope Concert’ hosted by Cavan No. 1 school at the end of March.

TY Community Care Module:
As part of our continuing focus on community involvement for TY pupils, the students have recently visited the residents of Esker Lodge nursing home & have helped out at the Cavan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. These have been valuable life experiences.

TD Visit:
The 2nd year Civic Social and Political Education class were delighted to welcome Deputy Niamh Smyth to the school in March as a guest speaker. She outlined her role as a TD, her life in politics & took several questions from the group.

Junk Kouture 2019

Our costume Queen Bovine has gotten through to the regional finals of Junk Kouture this year. A percentage of the voting goes to online votes so could we please ask you to vote via the facebook page or the app app.junkkouture.com everyday day next week (17th – 24th Feb).

 

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Some News from This Term!

Girls Football

Well done to the junior girl’s football team (pictured) who secured a 3-3 draw after a long trip to Stranorlar to play Finn Valley College. They now await other results to see if they progress from their group.

Girls Minor Football Team

Badminton

The senior boys’ team continue their good form in the Ulster schools competition (Division 1) with a 6-0 win over Bangor Grammar School. They then faced Friends School, Lisburn in the semi-final and won 5-1. They are awaiting the Ulster final, best of luck lads.

Cross Country

25 athletes from the school attended the Ulster district cross country event in Irvingstown, Co. Fermanagh. We had some great performances with the intermediate girls & senior boys (pictured) qualifying for the main Ulster Cross country schools event.

Cross Country Senior Boys Team

Boys’ Football

The under 17 team progressed all the way to the Ulster B final this year where they came out on the wrong side of a 4-3 thriller against PCC Falcarragh, Co. Donegal. Well done to the team and coach Mr. McHugh. The U15 team have qualified for the Cavan Monaghan B final.

Table Tennis

Well done to all our table tennis players who represented the school in the Ulster schools competition in the Lisburn Racquet Club in February. A special mention for the U13 boys who managed to reach the semi-final on the day.

Girl’s Rugby

Our junior & senior girls rugby teams were very excited to attend the Irelands women’s 6 nations opening game against England in February in Donnybrook stadium. The result went against Ireland on the day, but our girls really enjoyed the experience. Thanks to Ms. Argue for organising this trip.

Hockey Update

Our hockey teams welcomed Wilson’s Hospital school for 4 games in late February. There were wins for the senior, junior & minor 1 teams. Unfortunately, the Minor 2 team were beaten on the day. Our teams are progressing well with the season finals approaching fast.

School Bank

The TY school bank, Connect 6 are continuing to prepare for their competition & fundraised for their partner charity, Pieta House. In February they were bag packing in Dunne’s Stores and organised a ‘Walk in my Shoes’ day in the school. They raised over €1200 from these two initiatives alone.

Irish Angus Schools Competition

We now have two simultaneous groups running in the Irish Angus Schools competition. Of course, last year’s TY came in the top 5 in the country and are currently raising their Angus calves which they received as the prize. To check out more of how they are getting on have a look here, https://sites.google.com/royalschoolcavan.ie/angus/home. We have a new group beginning the journey in TY 2018/19. They are focused on Farm safety & have organised several events to raise awareness of this issue. This group contains Ben, James, Katie & Ewan. They have already progressed through the first round of this competition.

TY Angus Group 19/20

Music Department

We were thrilled to have two of our talented solo artists, Christabel & Abbie invited to record at Cavan Institute in January. This recording will form part of a Schools Compilation album that will be made available to the public. The Senior Music pupils also enjoyed a trip to national symphony orchestra in Dublin in January.

PAL

The TY pupils took part in the Public Access to Law (PAL) programme in Late January in the school. This is a specially devised law programme which gives students a unique insight into law as seen through the eyes of a practising barrister or solicitor.

A Photo Round Up!

We had a very busy term, here at the Royal School, some highlights below. Click on the photo for more!

Carols by Candlelight
December 19th 2018

Carols by Candlelight

TY Photography 
Christmas Theme

TY Photography

Art/Music Module
Sculpture

Peace IV Sculpture

Irish Workshop

Irish Workshop

 

TY Adventure Trip

Killarh Harbour

Translation of Bible into
Irish

Bible Translation

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