News

Garda Youth Awards

Well done to our fifth year students who won the Garda Youth Award for their work on the Charlestown Community Garden during their TY year. Community is a core value of our school, and this was a great example of our school being a key part of this community. Thanks to everybody who helped make this occasion happen

Charlestown Ladies

Best if luck to our students, past and present, and everyone involved with Charlestown LGFA in their All Ireland semi final against Longford Slashers on Sunday

Enrolment 2023/24

The latest information on our upcoming enrolment can be found at: Latest news post: http://sjcc.ie/enrolment-2023-2024/ Enrolment page: http://sjcc.ie/our-school/enrolment-2023-2024/

Senior Gaelic

Hard luck to our senior lads who were narrowly defeated today in Castlerea.

Junior Cycle Results

A big well done to all our students who received their results today. Everyone did very well and we are proud of each and every one of them

Junior Cycle Results

Wishing all our students receiving their results the very best today. Results are available from the school office at 3:30 and online from 4.

TY Develop Me workshop

Thanks to Owen for facilitating the "Develop Me" workshop yesterday. The students love this workshop each year.

SJCC Open Night

The school invite all those enrolling into post-primary education next year to visit us on our open night. Please spread the word!

Anti-bullying week

Thanks to Ms Lavin for organising an anti-bullying week this week. We held an odd sock day to celebrate our differences and also held anti-bullying classes amongst our junior classes. These reflect our core values of respect, care, equality and community

Christmas shoe box appeal

Well done to Mrs McDermott and her first year class on their great work organising a successful shoe box appeal for Team Hope

Christmas Crafting Fair for parents

Parents are invited to join in a Christmas Crafting Workshop on Tuesday 13th December at 9am in the school hall. This will be facilitated by Martina Killian of Nature Inspires and the use of sustainable materials is encouraged. Spend a lovely morning crafting and have a beautiful Christmas decoration or centrepiece to bring home with you.

U16 Basketball

Well done to Ms Halligan and the U16 basketball team who defeated St Brendan's, Belmullet in the complex yesterday

TY Home Ec & French

Les élèves de TY ont préparé de délicieuses crêpes dans le cadre d'un effort de collaboration entre leur classe de français et d'économie domestique. Les résultats finaux parlent d'eux-mêmes!! TY Students prepared some delicious crepes as part of a collaborative effort between their French and Home Economics class. The end results speak for themselves!!

Gaeilge 24

Bhí an lá ag daltaí ón dara agus an tríu bhliain inné ag tabhairt faoi Gaeilge 24, Gaeilge a labhairt an lá ar fad. Bhain siad sult as cluichí faoidhíon, siúlóid, tráth na gceist agus cluichí boird. Buíochas le Mr Doherty agus Mr Ó Cíobháin. Well done to all who took part in #gaeilge24 yesterday

Junior girls Gaelic

Well done to Ms Lavin and the junior girls for qualifying for the Connacht quarter finals with a victory over Mount St Michael on Monday

Cookery Course for SJCC Parents

The date for a taster cookery class is Thursday 15th Dec @ 6:30pm. Only 12 places available on the course. Parents can contact Claire Brennan to book a place and ask any questions you might have.

Junior soccer

Mr Gallagher and the junior lads drew 1-1 yesterday at home to St Joesph's, Foxford. A draw or a victory in their last group game will see them progress to the knock out stages

Girls' Basketball

Well done to Ms Halligan and the Under 16 & U19 teams who both enjoyed victories over Mt St Michael, Claremorris today

Gaeilge 24

Second and third years will take part in Gaeilge 24 next Tuesday. Students will try to speak as Gaeilge for the full 24 hours. There will be activities in place all day. It is open to all students in these year groups, all they have to do is collect €10 in sponsorship to cover costs of t-shirts etc. Please support. Beatha teanga í a labhaiirt!

ETB National Parents' Association webinar with Bernado's

Hi All, Please find attached the Webinar registration link and description for our next Webinar, "Supporting Teenagers as they develop their identity during adolescence" which is being held next Tuesday 8th at 7:30pm. We would appreciate if you would email it out to all your parents. We want to try and ensure that every parent will be afforded the opportunity to attend these talks and in doing so also making them aware of all the supports available to them through Barnardos. We thank you for all your help and support in rolling out these Webinars. Yours sincerely, AnnMarie Roche, Secretary. https://avc-ie.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nLKTS29HQ0mEQNyrFmoFqg

First year rugby blitz

Mr Doherty accompanied the first year lads today to a 7 a side blitz in Castlebar organised by Connacht Rugby. Well done lads

First and Second Year Boys

Well done to our first and second years who beat Lacken Cross to continue their winning start to their group

Senior soccer

Well done to Mr Gallagher and the senior lads who drew 3-3 at home to Lacken Cross to secure a place in the Connacht quarter final

UL Careers' Trip

Thanks to Ms Coleman for bringing the senior students to UL last week for their open day

Maths Week

Congratulations to Isabelle Duffy and Eoin Boylan from 1A who were the first students to complete the Magic Hexagon ! Well done to all the first year students for participating!

TY Jumpers

Thanks to GRG for supplying the Transition Years with their new school jumpers.

Decade of Centenaries

Proud day for our girls receiving their Decade of Centenaries Award in University College Cork from Dr. Mervyn O’Driscoll, Head of History and Lecturer John O’Donovan. Their project will be published on scoilnet.ie this week. Huge congratulations and great recognition of the work Ms Leydon and the girls put into this

Junior Gaelic

Hard luck to our junior lads and Mr Prendergast who lost out to Ballygar at home today

Charlestown Ladies

Great day for or students, past and present, on winning the Mayo Intermediate Championship. Great to have them visit with the cup too

TY trip to Castlebar

Trip out to the TY Comedy show in Castlebar with Mr. Gallagher

TY trip to Castlebar

Thanks to Mr. Gallagher who took the TY students to Castlebar to the Ger Carey TY show followed by bowling afterwards. A great day was had by all.

1/2 Year Boys' Football

Well done to Mr Doherty and the lads on a good win at home to St Muredach's, Ballina today

Senior Football

Our senior team drew at home to Lacken Cross yesterday.

JC French drama trip

Thanks to Ms Kelly for facilitating an enjoyable drama trip toe the Linenhall Arts Centre yesterday

Charlestown LGFA

Wishing all our students, past and present, on the Charlestown Sarsfields LGFA team, the best of luck next Sunday in the county final. Special mention to these five ladies

Junior girls Gaelic

Well done to Ms Lavin and the junior girls on a resounding away win v St Joseph's, Castlebar today

Senior Soccer

Well done to Mr Gallagher and the U19 soccer team for a good 3-1 victory away v Our Lady's, Belmullet.

Space Week

To celebrate Space Week 2022 the Students had a talk including a questions and answers session with Dr Muyiwa Balogun from the Irish Photonics Integration Center (IPIC) at DCU. Thanks to Eammon O'Sullivan who co-hosted the meeting. More information on Space Week can be found by clicking on the link below. European Space Education Resource Office.. Thanks to Ms Tighe for organising

History morning

On Tuesday, we welcomed to the school, the Charlestown genealogy group, descendants of local revolutionary women and all those who helped us with the research for our award winning history project. A great morning was had by all. Thanks to Ms Leydon for organising

Zip Wiring

The third years enjoyed a day of zip wiring today at Lough Key Forest Park. Thanks to Mr Gainley and Ms McLoughlin for facilitating.

Geography river studies

Third year classes and transition years conducting a river study on the Mulaghanoe River. Thanks to Ms Lavin

Drop Everything and Read

DEAR will happen next week at first class. Students will be encouraged to read a Novel during the First Class each day to promote literacy skills and an enjoyment of reading.

TY Sean-nós dancing

Thank you to Eiméar Mulvey for coming to the school today to teach the TY students some Sean-nós dancing. They had a great morning.

Senior Ladies

Well done to Ms Lavin and the senior ladies on their defeat of Swinford today