News & Events

Superhero Science

Some Nenagh College Junior Science students took part in a Zoom event ‘How to build an Iron Man Suit’ for Science Week, delivered by Dr. Barry Fitzgerald, a Superhero Scientist, a keynote speaker, author and enthusiastic communicator.

The interactive participation and relevant and intriguing questioning from a group of students: Harry Spillet, Séamus Mc Kenzie-Cleary and Ava Delaney earned them books by the author:  Secrets of Superhero Science, Secret Science of Santa Claus & How to build an Iron Man Suit. 

Stand Up for LGBTI+ Week

Students in Nenagh College Stand up for LGBTI+ week- To promote inclusivity and prevent homophobic bullying.  Poster making, talks and discussion took place in classes during the week.

Science Week Table Quiz

Our TY students enjoyed a brain teasing and fun table quiz on Friday 13th Nov organised by Ms Duffy’s fifth year Agricultural Science students to celebrate science week. The competition was very strong with only a point separating the top three tables in a nail biting finish with Keeva O’Sullivan, Cara Dalton, Shannon Deane and Tess O’Donovan emerging as the winners. The girls took home a lovely steak dinner hamper each. Our best dressed farmer and farmerette prize went to David Toohey and Aisling Ryan.

 Special thanks to 5th Ag Science students Emma Foley Cahalan, Emma Gleeson and Thomas Coonan for organising and running the table quiz.

 

New Deputy Principal at Nenagh College

A new era dawned at Nenagh College on Wednesday 11th November with the appointment of a new Deputy Principal, Mr. Stephen O Meara, following the resignation of Ms. Ann Melley.
 A former pupil of the school, the Toomevara native has also been a member of the teaching staff for 15 years. Stephen had served a number of terms on the school Board of management and was heavily involved in hurling coaching in the school, forming part of the backroom team that achieved all Ireland success in 2008. Sadhbh Clancy, on behalf of the Student Council, welcomed Mr. O Meara’s appointment. She noted his contribution to the school during a previous tenure as acting Deputy Principal and the positive relationship he enjoys with the students. She wished Mr. O Meara all the best on behalf of the student body.
Commenting on the appointment, Chairperson of the Board of Management, Mr. Declan Kinsella noted Stephen’s commitment to the students and to the school. On behalf of the entire Nenagh College community, he wished Stephen many successful years in his new role.

Science Week

Some 3rd year and TY students took part in a Zoom event today ‘How to build an Iron Man Suit’ 
to mark Science Week.
A fascinating and informative event delivered by Dr. Barry Fitzgerald, an Irish national and based in the Netherlands is a Superhero Scientist, keynote speaker, author and enthusiastic communicator.
It was the interactive participation & relevant and intriguing questioning in this event that earned our students four books by the author:  Secrets of Superhero Science & How to build an Iron Man Suit . He was very impressed with our students and gave them some very good advice.
Harry Spillet – 3B
Seamus McKenzie Cleary – 3B
Ava Delaney – TY (2 Books)

Farewell to Deputy Principal, Ms. Ann Melley

It was with great sadness that the staff and students of Nenagh College bade a final farewell to the school’s Deputy Principal, Ms. Ann Melley. Ann departed for her hometown of Athenry and a new career at Presentation College, Athenry, her alma mater. Ann spent nineteen years in Nenagh College, the last 10 as Deputy Principal. Tributes were paid to Ann at a socially distanced tea party in the school canteen on the last day of term. There were tributes from TETB Director of Schools, Ms. Clodagh Kelly and CE Mr. Liam McGrath, school Principal Damien Kennedy and her colleague and good friend Ms. Audrey Clarke. Each of the tributes acknowledged the role that Ann had played in the school both as a teacher and Deputy Principal. Various student groups, the Parent Association and the Board of Management also joined in sending good wishes.