News & Events

Nenagh College ETB Award Winners 2016

Nenagh College was very pleased to have 3 students receive awards at the annual Tipperary ETB Award Ceremony. LCA student Jennifer Sheils received a Personal Achievement award, third year student Leanne Ryan won a Sports Achievement and former leaving cert student Ciaran Willis won an award for Outstanding Leaving Cert Result. Well done all.

Jennifer Sheils receiving her award for Best Personal Achievement in Nenagh College from Tipperary ETB Chief Executive, Ms Fionuala McGeever and Tipperary ETB Chairperson, Cllr John Hogan (right).
Leanne Ryan receiving her award for Best Sporting Achievement in Nenagh College from Tipperary ETB Chief Executive, Ms Fionuala McGeever (left) and Tipperary ETB Chairperson, Cllr John Hogan.
Ciarán Willis, receiving his award for Best Leaving Certificate in Nenagh College from Tipperary ETB Chief Executive, Ms Fionuala McGeever and Tipperary ETB Chairperson, Cllr John Hogan (right).
Principal, Nenagh College, Mr Damien Kennedy; Tipperary ETB Chief Executive, Ms Fionuala McGeever; Business Teacher at Nenagh College, Ms Catherine O’Keeffe; Best Leaving Certificate, Ciarán Willis; Best Personal Achievement, Jennifer Sheils; Best Sporting Achievement, Leanne Ryan; Tipperary ETB Chairperson, Cllr John Hogan; Career Guidance Teacher at Nenagh College, Ms Rochelle Maharaj; Deputy Principal, Nenagh College, Ms Ann Melley and Tipperary ETB Member and Board of Management Member, Nenagh College, Mr Michael Power.
Tipperary ETB student award recipients photographed with Special Guest, Tipperary Senior Hurler, Mr Dan McCormack with the Liam McCarthy Cup; Tipperary ETB Chief Executive, Ms Fionuala McGeever (left) and Tipperary ETB Chairperson, Cllr John Hogan (right).



Kildalton Agricultural College

On 27th September, as part of their Agriculture and Horticulture module, 6th Year LCA students visited the Kildalton Agricultural College in Kilkenny. 5th Year Agricultural Science students also attended the Open day.

It was an eye opening experience into Farming and Equine Studies.


Limerick School of Art and Design Open Day

Nenagh College 5th year students were delighted to attend the Limerick School of Art and Design Open Day on 21st October.They sampled student life, attended talks and spoke to department experts. Students were extremely pleased with the information they received during the day. This was a very valuable experience for those preparing portfolios for art college.

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Nenagh College Staff prepare for New Junior Cert

On Thursday 20th October, Nenagh College staff completed the 2nd day of DES Training for the introduction of the new Junior Cert.

All 46 staff members, including two teachers studying for their Professional Masters in Education at Nenagh College, were taken through the in-service by former student of Nenagh College, Denise Watkins and her co-facilitator Triona Duane both of whom are Whole School Associates with the Junior Cycle Team which is based in the Monaghan Education Centre.

Teachers in Nenagh College from the English, Business and Science disciplines have already availed of off – site days training in preparation for the introduction of the new Junior Cycle Framework.

As the school is already a pilot school for Computer Science and Coding the staff are also taking 5 training evenings in Microsoft Office Specialist with Future People, a Cashel based company. This additional training for the staff, which takes place after school as part of the “Croke Park” schedule, will greatly enhance the integration of IT in the school and ensure that all staff are ready to meet the exciting challenges and opportunities that the new Junior Cycle programme will present.

The current 3rd year student cohort in the school will be the first to sit a terminal exam under the guise of the new Junior Cycle when they take their English papers in June 2017.

School Principal Damien Kennedy expressed his delight that the students taking English in this year’s Junior Cert have been working towards this new exam for the last three years with teachers who have been availing of training which, he believes, is critical for this curriculum delivery and assessment.  Further-more, he outlined that each student will be afforded the opportunity of attaining the 10% which is awarded at end of first term in 3rd year in line with the new programme. The remaining 90% will be awarded for the terminal Junior Cert exam in June.


Hurling and Camogie Skills Day

Nenagh College welcomed our local primary schools in for a Hurling and Camogie Skills Day on Friday, 14th October. Pupils trained on our new pitch and also got the opportunity to hone their skills on our recently constructed hurling wall. Training was overseen by Tipperary County stars John McGrath and Michael Breen who were assisted by a number of teachers and past pupils. A great day was had by all!


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Planting of Spring Bulbs

3rd Year CSPE/SPHE Students were delighted to participate in the planting of spring bulbs. With the support of Nenagh town Council and Nenagh Tidy Towns Committee. We would like to thank Nenagh Garda Station for the supply of High Visibility Vests and Nuala Kennedy for her encouragement and support. Our group thanked her personally for all the voluntary work being done currently on our towns behalf. Nenagh College students look forward to getting out and volunteering with the tidy towns committee in the future.

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