A group of Senior pupils are embarking on the 'Junior Entrepreneur Programme' 2019. As part of this programme the group visited the ATA factory in Cavan. Here they were introduced to the entrepreneur, heard about how the business was set up and how it is now one of 3 of these businesses in the world. The pupils experienced work life in the factory, handled equipment and saw how the materials produced were packaged and distributed throughout the world. It was a wonderful experience. Next week the pupils bring their ideas to the 'Dragons Den'.
Turning of the sod.
On Friday the 18th October An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visited the school accompanied by Heather Humphries, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation and Mairead McGuiness, Vice President of the European Parliment to "turn the sod" on our new bulding.
He was given the traditional Holy Family School welcome by the staff and pupils with songs, a poem and a number of presentations.
The pupils greeted him with the "Hello" song. This was followed by the Senior pupils who sang "You've got a friend in me". AS number of senior pupils recited a poem written especially to mark the occasion telling the history of the school from its beginnings in Carrickmacross to its present site and the hopes we have for the future in our new building.
Nojus Zumaras presented Leo with a personalised sports jersey with the school logo on it.
Reece O Reilly had a hamper full of goodies from O Leary's shop for him and Fionn Smith from the Junior classes gave Leo a framed piece of Carrickmacross Lace to recognise our link wiht the town. The pupils then had a few questions for Leo about his taste in music, whether he was going to do the Dublin City Marathon or not, his favourite football team and his previous trips to Cavan.
Before heading out to turn the sod the pupils sang the "Community song" which was enthusiastically signed by Matthew Dolan.
A group of nine pupils from the Holy Family School, Cootehill completed the school year by receiving their Junior Cycle Profile of achievements in the Level 2 Learning Programme. This was the culmination of 3 years hard work in the New Junior Cycle Programme which incorporates academics through a practical approach to learning. Parents and pupils enjoyed the display of photographic and portfolios of evidence before the certificates were presented by school principal, Rachel Moynagh. Well done to the pupils involved.
Students from the Holy Family School traveled to Mullingar to perform on stage in The Arts Center. This was a National competition and the pupils performed a poem and song for a full house. They performed alongside other schools from around the country. Orlando Hughes read his poem titled ‘Friendship’, and the whole group sang ‘You’ve got a friend in me’. Parents and staff traveled to the show to watch the pupils win the Judges Choice award on the night.
The school got a wonderful surprise earlier this month when Josh Farnan whose brother Jamie attends the school raised a staggering €5,415.60 for us.