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Science Week November 2015


Science week 2015 started with a treat on Monday 9th November, all first year students broke from their usual timetable and went to the science lab to make crunchy foam. No tasting was allowed, but a sugary sticky caramel compound was created by all. Great fun was had and all students enjoyed a crunchie bar after.


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Science week continued on Tuesday with a visit from Trevor Carey and his team from UCC.

Trevor treated 5th and 6th year chemistry students to a workshop on Spectroscopy. A forensic scene was set out and students set out to solve the mystery using  UV and IR spectroscopy. A big thanks to Royal Society of Chemistry and UCC for facilitating this experience.

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 Science week was finished off with

3-D Astronomy Show, Rocket-Making Workshops and Smartphone Microscope Activity.

Please click on the report below



1st Year Bonding 2015

Our annual 1st year bonding day was held in the Glen Resource in September.


They enjoyed activities such as Gladiator Challenge on theHigh Ropes,


Snow Tubing, Dodgeball and many more. A great day was had by all !!! 

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More photos available in our gallery!!

Promoting Spiritual and Human Development

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This year as part of our religious education programme our third year students are promoting the core values of CEIST. These values are intended to support and nourish the lives of the people who are at the heart of our schools - students, staff and parents.

This project, completed by class 3.1, celebrates the first of Ceist's five values; Spiritual and Human Development. The butterfly's transformation from a caterpillar represents the Spiritual Journey which we experience together as a school community. The flower is adorned with 'butterfly themed' inspirational quotes. Every day, this school community is growing and blossoming; spiritually as well as in every other way.
"If nothing changed, there'd be no butterflies."

The class of 3.2 aimed to show that we, as the community of Colaiste an Chroi Naofa, respect the unique and intrinsic value of every person by creating the ‘Wall of Happiness’. The wall contains the ‘How Fabulous’ Board, which acknowledges the achievements of our students and also encourages student body to take an active role in supporting each other. It is updated regularly. They also wanted to make the members of our school community smile so created a poster of different things that make them happy…….smiles all around!

After much brainstorming class 3.3 decided to promote the values of ‘Showing Respect for Every Person’ and ‘Creating Community’ In order to show each student that their presence within our community is valued and to welcome new member s to Colaiste an Choi Naofa they created a ‘beehive’. Every student and staff member is represented by a bee and ‘bee themed’ inspirational quotes and welcome messages were hung along our main corridor.


Well done to all involved and a big thank you to all the teachers who helped them out.

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Tara Fitzgerald Murphy

Leaving Cert History Student Tara Fitzgerald Murphy, recently got to meet her hero and the subject of her Leaving Cert

history research project. Tomi Reichental is a Holocaust survivor living in Ireland who has written about his experience of

a Nazi concentration camp. His tragic story was told in 'I was a boy in Belsen' and he recently visited Cork to give a

lecture on his life. Tara who has just completed her history project on the subject of Tomi Reichental was delighted to get

to meet her hero. 

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