All of the staff and management at Nenagh College would like to congratulate our 2018/2019 PLC students who recently graduated from their level 5 courses. They received their provisional results last week.
Well done to Kathryn Condron who was awarded Overall PLC Student of the Year 2018/2019
Our 4 top PLC students who were awarded
- Applied Social Studies with Healthcare: Magdalena Valkova
- Early Childhood Care & Education: Ann Bergin
- Information/Data Processing with Office Administration: Natalie Curtain
- Sports Recreation and Exercise: Siobhan Horrigan
Special thanks to PLC Co-ordinator Lucinda Dillion, Applied Social Studies Co-ordinator Teresa O’Gorman, Early Childhood Care and Education Co-ordinator Noreen Devitt, Information Processing Co-ordinator Kate O’Brien and Sports, Recreation & Exercise Co-ordinator Padraig Shrahan as well as our tutors Eoin Burns, Niamh Hartnet, Frank Macken, Deirdre McKenna, Catherine O’Keeffe, Sheelagh O’Malley, James McLoughney & Carol Ann Purcell.
Congratulations to our 2018/2019 Transition Year students who successfully completed their year in Nenagh College. From attending class, completing work experience, participating in courses, raising money for charity and travelling on a wide variety of school trips both nationally and internationally, they had a very active school year. Nenagh College would also like to express our sincere thanks to TY Co-ordinator Mr. Padraig Shrahan who worked very hard to make TY a success.
Carmel Tooher from Living Links received a cheque of €370 from 5th year Leaving Certificate Applied students, this was as a result of a charity walk organised by them for all first year students to The Millennium Cross. Ms O Keeffe (5LCA co-ordinator) and Ms Naughton (English and Communications teacher) facilitated 5LCA students to engage in a range of Enterprise activities, with the Loving Care and Affection theme representing LCA. Both teachers are very proud of all the incredible work they have done for themselves and the community over the year. Well done 5LCA.
What is Living Links?
Living Links, Provides assertive outreach support to the suicide bereaved in Ireland. Living Links has been established in many counties in Ireland.
The first Living Links group was set up in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary in May 2002, when a small group of local people got together in direct response to a suicide in the community. The event was tragic and cataclysmic for the people and there was a huge sense of inadequacy on the ground as to how to provide appropriate community support and a consequent sense of failure as a community.
Living Links objectives are:
- To provide support and outreach to those bereaved by suicide
- To increase awareness and understanding of suicide and its effects on individuals, families and communities
- To liaise and exchange information with similar support groups nationally and internationally
- To support and encourage relevant research
- To produce leaflets and associated literature to be provided to survivors
- To liaise and provide families information on health services available in the region, and the referral pathways to such services should such professional counselling be required
- To provide and facilitate a group healing programme, on a needs basis, for the suicide bereaved
- To encourage the suicide bereaved and/or suicide affected to establish and foster an ongoing support group among themselves.
For more information on the organisation and how to get involved see http://www.livinglinks.ie/
Pictured here are some of the staff of Nenagh College presenting Karen Robinson, a former student, with the proceeds of a coffee morning held at the school which raised a total of €320 from Staff and Management. Karen travels to Malawi as part of the Habitat Malawi Housing Project for orphaned and vulnerable children.