What's happening in the Royal School

Creative Engagement 2018 – 2019

We look forward to welcoming Niamh Smyth, TD to our school this afternoon to unveil our Creative Engagement Project for this school year titled “In Our Place of Learning“. Ms. Smith will also unveil our new Well-being spaces throughout the school.

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Class of 2019

Wishing our class of 2019 all the best in their up coming exams and in the future.

Festival in the Fields

Well done to all the performers and Ms. McQuaid for such a wonderful display of talent during our Festival in the Fields on Wednesday!

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Sports Day 2019

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Monthly Roundup – May 2019

National Final Mini Company
Well done to Bear Creations (Farrah Hislop, Chloe Fannin, Ruby Pringle & J.D. Okagbare) who represented the school and Co. Cavan in the national final of the Student Enterprise awards in May in Croke Park.

Bear Creations

TY England Trip
The annual TY London trip was thoroughly enjoyed by all who travelled in May. We had guided tour of the city, trip to the London dungeon experience, Covent Garden, Thorpe Park & went to see ‘The Lion King’ in the Lyceum theatre.

Mission Possible National Award
Massive congratulations to the TY team who won third place in the national Mission Possible awards in Dublin on April 30th. This award recognises the great work done in the school this year to promote mental wellbeing.

Mission Possible

Cavan Track & Field
The Royal School was very successful in the Cavan Schools Track & Field event held in Clones Peace link venue in May. Out of the 8 schools participating the Royal School came 1st in the boy’s section and third overall. Many thanks to Mr McHugh for all his preparation with the competitors.

Active Schools Week
During this week all pupils were encouraged to get active. On May 1st the whole school took part in a sponsored 5k fun Run/walk. Well done to Barry Stratford (Form 5) for crossing the line 1st! Mr. McHugh also arranged lunchtime Tug of war competitions for each year group. This week also saw the beginning of the annual ‘in house’ leagues in soccer & hockey.

Fun Run

Rugby wins
Well done to both the Junior Boys’ & Junior Girls’ teams who both came out on top in recent challenge matches against our friends in Monaghan Collegiate School.

School Magazine
The 2018/19 edition of the Royal Times is now available from the school office at €10. This 94 page publication reflects on all the happenings in the school over the last year.


Student Council 5K 2019

Thank you to everyone who sponsored students for our annual Student Council 5K. All money raised will go towards our school wellbeing space and library refurbishment.

“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.

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.

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!