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Pictured are Martin Carroll (Groundsman Carrignafoy C. College), Martin Mngomezulu, Birgit O Driscoll (An Taisce), Millie Kevaney & Elma Twomey (Deputy Principal) who were at The Clayton Silversprings Hotel on Wednesday last to accept their 2nd green flag. Teacher Ms Yvonne Dempsey has spearheaded the project at the college with the Green Schools Committee working diligently all year to achieve the flag for energy conservation. It was a busy year for the entire school community as they ensured that doors were closed, lights were turned off and that energy usage became the focus of their endeavours. The SEAI also visited the college during the year to conduct an energy audit. Well done to all involved.
The Annual Carrignafoy Community College Student Awards were held on Thursday, 14th May 2015, at The Commodore Hotel. Principal Frank Donovan extended a broad welcome to one and all. He introduced special guests on the night including guest speaker Mark Kennedy, Ray Keane from Bank of Ireland, John Kiely from Garveys Super Valu and John Mulvihill. Career Guidance teacher Lillian Griffin acted as M.C. for the night. The class awards were presented by John Kiely. The teachers of Carrignafoy Community College participated in the ceremony by presenting the subject awards. Worthy recipients included Róisín Mockler, Tadhg Mockler, Andrew O’ Reilly, Kayleigh Burns, Davvid Dura, Luke Kelly, Aoife Leahy, Anna Geary and Lisa O’ Driscoll.
On Thursday, 12th March, two students from Carrignafoy Community College, Aisling Morey and Ava McCarthy, attended the presentation of the Irish flag in Waterford as part of the Thomas F. Meagher Trust Foundation initiative. The commemoration ceremony is to mark the raising of the flag for the first time in Waterford in 1848. Over three hundred schools were represented and a presentation of the flag was made to each school.
‘We remain indebted to this man who, in 1848, called for “a lasting truce between Orange and Green” to become the enduring symbol of the Irish Nation. This is indeed a vision worth championing, a message of peace we must continue to cherish.’ -President Higgins
Thursday evening, 26th March, marked the closing of the reading initiative One Book One Community 2015. Throughout the day Carrignafoy Community College hosted three story telling sessions welcoming students from the local primary and secondary schools in the community to share in the fun and laughter provided by story teller Niall de Burca.
Carrignafoy Community College hosted FTFS (French Theatre for Schools) on Friday, 28th November 2014. The play was pitched for our senior students and the cast and performers really engaged us all. It was a joy to behold from a learning point of view, and the entertainment factor greatly added to the enriching experience of the language. Thanks, and indeed credit, is due to our students who took part in the performance: Helena Ireland, Tomasz Krawczyk, Róisín Mockler, Tadhg Mockler, Jack O’ Leary, William Coffey, Ciara Gannon, and their teacher of French, Louise Lane.