On Monday, October 3rd, our TY students along with Ms. Quinlan, Ms. Williams & Ms. Murphy went to Jump zone in Dublin.

Congratulations to the Portlaoise CBS Senior hurlers who won the Laois Secondary School Hurling Blitz on Wednesday 28th of September. The CBS beat Heywood CS who had home advantage in the final. Well done to Mr. Walsh and all involved.

There are a number of extracurricular activities in the school for people to get involved in. Amber Flag, which promotes positive mental health, is on at lunch time in Ms. Buckley’s room on Tuesdays. Green Schools is also on in Ms. Bowe’s room on Tuesdays.
The Cookery Club is on every two weeks on Thursdays after school. There have also been a number of events this year. The school mass which recently took place was a great success. The fifth years went on a biology trip to Castlecomer, and the sixth years went to see a production of Hamlet.
The Third years received their junior cert results. The Ag Science classes visited the National Ploughing Competition at the end of September. There’ll be another biology trip to the zoo in the coming days so it’s been quite the busy month.

This year’s Student Council was elected by classes near the end of last year and had their first meeting on Friday September 9th 2016. We divided into Sub-Committees such as – Fundraising, Bake Sale, No-Uniform dam, Communications, Social awareness. The council elected Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. Dillon Flynn is Chairperson, Nixon is secretary and Taemour Basharat is treasurer.

Some goals we have for this year include:
• No-Uniform Day on Friday 21st of October.
• Bake Sale on Thursday 13th of October.
• Newsletter published monthly.
• Money will be raised for charities such as St. Vincent de Paul.
• We aim to have talks about the refugees
• Display news for students in the GPA and other break rooms through monitors and much more…

Student Leadership teams from the school will be going to Zeminar in RDS, Dublin on October 12th to hear some very inspirational speakers such as Bressie.