Well done to 6LCA student Chloe Mitchell who hosted a coffee morning to raise funds and awareness for youth mental health charity Jigsaw. This was part of her Contemporary Issues task for Social Education.
Students and teachers have been working hard preparing for our annual School Christmas Talent competition. All students from first year are taking part as well as strong representation from all other years. The show will take place in Nenagh College Sports Hall on Thursday 12th December at 7.30pm. Parents relatives and friends are all invited to attend. Tickets are now available from the Music Department in school and from the school office.
Almost 350 boys and girls descended on Nenagh College this week for the school’s annual STEM days.
This is a unique opportunity for the students from 15 primary schools from the surrounding areas to sample subjects to which they might not have daily access. Subjects such as Engineering, Wood Technology, Science and Coding are available to the students as well as Home Economics and PE.
There was a great air of excitement when, after meeting with the STEM day Coordinator at Nenagh College, Ms. Nichola Carey and their Transition Year guides, the pupils set off on an adventure through the school’s state-of-the- art facilities.
What made this year’s STEM event more exciting was the partnership with Fiserv. Fiserv’s executive assistant office manager and Nenagh native, Samantha Neary, had worked closely, with the school, in advance of the STEM day to ensure that a number of her team were on hand to support the delivery of the Coding and Computer Science module which included a lesson on Robotics.
School Principal, Damien Kennedy noted the increase in demand for STEM based education over the last number of years, the increase in demand for STEM subjects is particularly noticeable amongst girls. This has led to the school population almost doubling in size over the last number of years, an increase which has led to the school and the Patron body, Tipperary ETB, lodging an application for additional accommodation with the DES. A new Engineering room will be a priority in any future increase in accommodation.
Each day ended with the students enjoying a freshly made lunch courtesy of Patricia O Shea and her Get Fresh catering team.
Home Economics 2nd years were lucky to be able to complete a workshop this week in the school on the craft of wet felting. Feltmakers Paulina Katan and Jean Louis Wessels from their company Woolly Crafts in Ladysbridge, Co Cork spent two days showing 2nd years the art of felt making. All 2nd year Home Economic students completed a wet felting piece of their own. It was a great experience and it was wonderful to be able to learn a new skill.