Form 2 Fuse Programme
The programme, supported by Facebook, consists of six modules, including bullying, cyber bullying and online safety. It is a scenarios type programme and gives students the opportunity to explore how they might deal with bullying issues that may occur within a classroom, a school or online. The main aim of the programme is to increase reporting and reduce levels of bullying in schools.
Creative Schools 2020-2022
Creative Schools is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme to enable the creative potential of every child. This initiative is led by the Arts Council in partnership with the department of Education and Skills and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. We are delighted to be selected to be part of this project for the next two school years and look forward to reporting back to you on our project(s).
This year, because of COVID 19 restrictions the RSC mini companies cannot avail of the many face to face sales opportunities which previous groups have always enjoyed. Like all businesses, they have had to find new, innovative ways to reach their customers. Look out on social media for information about their wonderful products.
As promised last month, please see the pictures of the new Head Boys and Head Girls. Also pictured are the winners of the TY pupil of the year last year.
Team Hope Shoe-box Appeal
We are not able to prepare shoe-boxes as we normally would this year. So instead we are holding a fundraiser and going to donate the money online. This year more than ever there will be a need for shoe-boxes. So, if you wish to help this fantastic Christian charity, please visit www.teamhope.ie/christmas-shoebox-appeal.
The TY class are really enjoyed their Yoga classes. Many thanks to facilitator Ruth O’Dowd for providing the instruction again this year.
Texaco Children’s Art Competition Prize Winner
Congratulations to 3rd year pupil Jasmain Wang who won a special merit award in the national children’s art competition for a beautiful pencil drawing of the Royal School. The judges said the piece was ‘very imaginative and demanded a high level of skill’
Meet our new Foreign Language Assistant
My name is Camille Mazzoni and I am twenty-one years old. I come from Buchelay, a small town near Paris. I was a student at the University of Cergy-Pontoise where I attended an English course called “LLCER” (Foreign and Regional Language, Literature and Civilisation).
Royal School Cavan have welcomed me as a Foreign Language Assistant. I work twelve hours per week at school sometimes on my own with small groups of students (pictured) or with a whole class and a teacher. As a native speaker my role is to share ideas, to spread the French culture, to encourage the students in their projects and to promote the importance of foreign languages.
Having a first experience of teaching in an Irish Post-Primary school would not have been possible without Royal School Cavan. Therefore, I hope that my presence, along with my background, will be a positive addition to the already rich student life and environment of the school.
LC 2020 Graduation
The school held an online graduation service on September 24th for the LC class of 2020. This was an opportunity for the school to say farewell to a remarkable group of young adults who have contributed so much to the life of the school and who faced the most challenging of final years. Earlier that day we were delighted to welcome back Nathan Clarke and Sophie Reilly who performed their last duties as Head Boy & Girl be partaking in a tree planting ceremony to mark the occasion.
On October 1st we held the annual TY Awards ceremony in the school. This acknowledged the great achievements of the TY class of 2019/20. Congratulations to our ‘Spirit of Transition Year’ winner, pictured below. Meanwhile the ‘Overall TY pupil of the year award 2019/20’ and the accompanying Wesley Anderson shield was shared, Rebecca Cherry & Louise Hastings both scoring identical grades & merits. The prospect of attaining these awards has been an excellent motivation for our transition year students since their introduction many years ago.
Deputy Head Boy & Girl
Congratulations and best wishes to Ben Ritchie and Rebecca Cherry who assume the roles of Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl. They will assist Head Boy Jamie Dugdale and Head Girl Katie Dunne this year.
Transition Year News
The TY Class of 2020/21 are well settled into their new year. Covid restrictions have meant some changes this year but the school is still endeavouring to provide as rounded and exciting programme as possible.
Michelle Harding from ‘School of Life’ delivered an Etiquette workshop. They enhanced a number of skills relevant to the workplace and life in general. Things such as tying a tie, setting a table, creating a good first impression, customer care, and much more.
This was a programme where students developed leadership skills concentrating on themes such as listening, adopting a positive attitude and respect. Students will now be certified as facilitators and hopefully can deliver the programme themselves to younger pupils.
The Entrepreneurial spirit in the school continues to thrive. This year we have 9 mini companies in TY and 5 in First year. These students will all participate in the National Student Enterprise awards this year.
Many thanks to the current 2nd year pupils who ran mini companies last year. Despite their business experience being cut short in March, they remained determined to donate some of their hard-earned profits to charity. This month they donated €300 to two local charities, Down Syndrome Ireland and Cavan Palliative care. Well done to all concerned.
Covid 19 regulations
We would like to thank all pupils, staff, parents and the whole school community for their continuing forbearance and support while we implement all the necessary Covid 19 regulations within the school.