U19 Basketball County Champions 2018

Massive well done to our U19 Boys Basketball Team who were crowned County Champions 2018 after topping their league without a single defeat. The lads have had an excellent season and are ready for the upcoming semi-final against Tyndall College which will take place this week. The lads are hoping to maintain their unbeaten record which will see them through to the Southeast Regional Final in WIT.  Well done to team – Jack Reynolds, Luke Maher, Ben Dowie, Jamie Croke, Lukasz Gosk, Tigernan Fealey, Maciej Chudy, and Andrew Howell.  

The league table can be found here
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Excellence Awards

Last Thursday Creagh College held its 2nd annual award ceremony to celebrate the academic accomplishments that are one part of the many things we do here.
All students who received a higher A, H1 or a Distinction were presented with a Creagh College Academic Excellence Medal. These prestigious awards were especially commissioned for our students in recognition of their hard work, resilience and dedication.
Principal Mr O’Toole addressed the students and their parents, telling them how proud he is of each of them for their academic achievements, and for being true representatives of everything Creagh College stands for. He acknowledged the dedication of the students and their teachers and told students that they are ‘an inspiration to their peers’.
There were over 30 students who received multiple top marks.
A perpetual trophy and plaque were also presented to the students who achieved the best results in 2018. For Junior Cert, Aoife Byrne who got 8 As and a Distinction received the award, while the Leaving Cert award went to Paul Whelan who is now studying Philosophy in Trinity College.
Some examples of the high standard of work were exhibited, and we were treated to moving performances from Jirat O’Neil, Kiah Savage and Donna Gardiner.

Well done everyone.

Visit from L’Ambassadeur de France H.E. M. Stéphane Crouzat

Creagh College was honoured to fly the French Flag yesterday to welcome H.E. M Stéphane Crouzat, L’Ambassadeur de France en Irlande.  He was greeted by students Alain Gordet and Amelie Flavin, to Kiah Savage playing The French National Anthem on piano.  

His first stop was our new Politics & Society class where he spoke about the importance of relations between Ireland and France, historically and present day.   There was a question and answer session followed by an informal chat over lunch with music by Ayman Allain.  After lunch he addressed all senior students who study French in his native language and he was was extremely impressed by their interest in the language and his life as a Diplomat.  He spoke of the importance of languages in all aspects of life and encouraged those who hope to further their study to avail of the opportunity to join 700 Irish students in France on Erasmus programmes.  

New GAA Scholarship

We are delighted to announce the introduction of our exciting new GAA Scholarship programme. Five lucky boys/ girls will be selected from the applications received and they will be supported in their sporting and academic progress by an impressive array of benefits. The scholarship programme will be officially launched by members of the Wexford senior hurling team at our Open Evening on Thursday September 27th.

Application forms can be downloaded here

Creagh College Open Night 2018

We are delighted to announce the date for our Open Night - Thursday 27th September 6-9pm.  Please come along and see for yourself the fabulous facilities and resources we have here in Creagh.  We are very proud of our whole school community - Staff and Students alike, who will be here to showcase their work.

New Computer Science Class


Students of the new 5th Year Computer Science Class gave a warm welcome to Jim Hughes, CEO and co-founder of Innovate, who came to talk to the new class about the importance of Computer Science and its relevance in 21st Century life.  Creagh College was chosen as one of only 20 pilot schools across the country to offer the brand new course to our fortunate students.  Students will sit their exam in 2020 and will be the first ever to submit part of their Leaving Certificate online.  The new subject will focus on how computer programming and computational thinking can be applied to the solution of problems, and how computing technology impacts the world.  Their teacher Mr Tony McGrath, a UCD Computer Science Graduate, is really excited and looking forward to the next 2 years, and says that ‘our students will have a considerable advantage, especially if they should pursue the subject at 3rd level’.  Principal Declan O’Toole credits our excellent computer facilities and successful mobile learning programme for being chosen by the Department of Education to pilot the course.  We wish the whole class every success on this exciting new venture.  

 

Leaving Certificate Results 2018

 
Huge Well done to our Class of 2018 who achieved excellent results this year.  120 proud graduates received their results at the school and many teachers were there to wish them well and congratulate them on their success.  

We are proud of each student and all the hard work they put in over the last two years.  There are some really impressive results amongst them and Creagh College staff wish you all the best on your exciting futures ahead.  

Pictured with Principal Mr. O’Toole, is Paul Whelan, who got 542 points and is going on to study Philosophy in Trinity.  Well Done Paul.

Creative Schools Project

It is with great delight that we can announce that our school has been selected as on of the 150 schools that will participate in the Creative Schools pilot 2018/2019.

Creative Schools is led by the Art Council in partnership with the Department of Education and the Department of Culture, Heritage & Gaeltacht.  The pilot will understand, develop and celebrate the arts and creativity in Creagh college.

Over the course of the year, Creagh College will receive funding of €2000 from the Arts Council, to develop and implement a Creative School Plan especially to suit Creagh College Students.  Having just completed the Per Cent for Art project, with Artist Alan Counihan, and unveiling the specially commissioned ‘Seeds of Wonder’ piece on the campus, it’s a wonderful opportunity to further enhance our superb Art culture in the school.  

Pictured below – Many of our Art students working with the artist Alan Counihan during the Per Cent for Art scheme.