Welcome to Coláiste Iósaef - Leading the way
Coláiste Iósaef Community College is situated in Kilmallock, Co. Limerick. The school is co-educational and strives to provide the best of facilities to the students that proudly pass through our care. Click on icon (right) to view our prospectus.
Dragons Den Success for Sideline's 12-PAC!
Huge congratulations to Sarah and Seán Finn together with their Sideline team comprising of Elaine Houlihan, Darragh Glynn, Patrick Maher, Lisa Barry and Caoimhe Barry. Fronted by Sarah and Seán, the students successly pitched their 12-PAC to the Dragons and won the support of Peter Casey who awarded the guys only one of the ten €2000 bursaries. An amazing 18 months for the students as demand for the 12-PAC hurley bag increases from week to week. No doubt, these budding entrepreneurs will see their product go from strength to strength on the the back of this incredible success. Well done to all involved.
Munster Title for U-15 Boys Soccer!
Congratulations to our U-15 Boys Soccer team who took the honours yesterday to capture the Munster crown. The lads won the final in emphatic style, beating their neighbours Charleville on a final scoreline of 4-0. The victory was very impressive especially given the lads had to play on Charleville's home pitch. Well done also to Mr Owens and Mr Hogan who have taken the team through their paces throughout the year. The victory builds on the success of the team's North Munster title in 2012. Well done to Paudie Sheedy who bagged a hat-trick with Anthony Barrett also getting on the scoresheet. Click here for photos.
Fashion Students look ahead to Presentation of Prizes for Junk Kouture
Junk Kouture students are looking forward in anticipation for the presentation of their amazing prizes which takes place on Monday 29th April next at 2pm in Coláiste Iósaef. Those in attendance will include representatives from Junk Kouture, Bank of Ireland, the European Recycling Agency (ERA), the VEC, together with Limerick very own Celia Holman Lee and Spin South West. Their prizes include €2000 plus €1500 worth of IT equipment for the school, €500 for the girls, an all expenses paid trip to the Cannes Film Festival, the Royal London Film Premiere plus a one week course at a top art and fashion house in Dublin.
Students Win National Final of Junk Kouture - Cannes Film Festival Awaits!
Congratulations for our Junk Kouture girls - Ceile Corbett, Annie Corbett and Shannon McCarthy, together with their teacher Ms Niamh O'Hara who won the top prize at the National Final of Junk Kouture which was held at the Bórd Gáis Energy Theatre on Friday 19th April last. The Grand Final followed four regional heats in which the Junk Kouture judges made up of Supermodel Faye Dinsmore, TV presenter Darren Kennedy, The European Recycling Platform’s Yvonne Holmes and Art and Design Educator Tracy Fahey whittled 2000 students down to just 80 finalists. The final sold out in 27 hours at the beginning of April with supporters and class mates eager to cheer on their school’s creations. On the night, all 80 finalists took to the Catwalk in a spectacular show with amazing dance routines, fist pumping music and awe inspiring designs. Our very own 'Ultra Violet Wash’ was announced as the winning team and Coláiste Iósaef walked away with a cash prize of €2,500 for their school and €1,000 of IT Equipment and a cash prize of €500 for the team. Ms Niamh O'Hara was also awarded the 'Glamour Prize'. After the Grand Final, 'Ultra Violet Wash' appeared on RTÉ's The Late Late Show. In addition to this, the girls will be invited to attend the Cannes Film Festival next month which will involve multiple photoshoots and public appearances. The Grand Final will be aired on RTÉ’s Nationwide programme on Monday 22nd April next. Well done girls! We’re all very proud of you.
Entrepreneurs grace the red carpet at Dragon's Den Premiere
Students from Sideline were welcomed at Dublin's five star Four Season Hotel on Saturday for a pre-screening of this year's Junior Dragons Den which goes on air on Sunday 28th April and Sunday 5th May next on RTÉ1 at 9.30pm. The students together with the 20 other national finalists were hosted by Bank of Ireland and Dragons Gavin O'Sullivan, Seán O'Sullivan, Ramona Nicholas and Barry O'Sullivan. Be sure to tune in to the show to see how Seán Finn and Sarah Finn fared in the Den. Sideline were selected from a total of 600 entries nationwide to be one of 20 to appear on the show.
Senior Golfers pipped in Links Cup - Congratulations to Albyn School!
Congratulations to our Senior Golf Team who finished runners-up in this year's Links Cup. This year, students from Albyn High School in Aberdeen, will make the return trip to Ireland after the success of last year's competition in Scotland. In addition, we were delighted to have St Joseph's Secondary School in Ballybunion competing. The competition was very close over all three days and saw the students grace the fairways of Doonbeg, Ballybunion and Shanno. The standard of play was exceptionally high with only one point separating the teams going into the final day of play. It decisive match came down to one birdie put on the 17th green in Shannon Golf Club, with Albyn securing the victory and the Links Cup for the very first time. The competition was a huge success, and although the golf is an integral part of the event, the main purpose of it is to establish links between schools in Limerick and Scotland. Accomodation was based on a homestay basis, and in addition to playing golf, the students from Albyn School in Aberdeen, visited Coláiste Iósaef, where they were weclomed by our Principal and given an insight into the history of the school and how our education system is structured and delivered. The return leg to Scotland will take place next October and will see our students compete at Set Andrews Old Course, Royal Aberdeen and Cruden Bay. Click here to view more photos.
Wonders of the Universe brought to Students in Exploration Dome
The Exploration Dome was on campus last week and gave students a wonderful opportunity as part of Science Week to explore science, astronomy, geology and geography in a fun and interactive way.The Exploration Dome is the most advanced mobile digital planetarium system in the country, showing 360 degrees pictures and full dome films to our students. Well done to Ms Hickey and the Science Department for organising this very worthwhile and rewarding visit.
2nd Year CSPE Students prepare for Movie Maker Project on School
Well done to our 2nd Year students who are making great progress in their CSPE Action Project. The aim of the project is to produce a photo story using Movie Maker about the school campus which will be presented to primary school students in the coming weeks. Click here to view photos.
County Enterprise Awards 2013
Well done to our three Student Enterprises who competed in the County Enterprise Awards at the South Court Hotel in Limerick on Wednesday 13th March last. The groups included GGs, led by Ms O'Keefe, Twilights, led by Ms O'Brien and Mus-Ed, led by Mr Shinners. Congratulations to Mus-Ed who won first prize in the business report category of the competition.
Grease is the Word! Hundreds flock to the Peoples Hall to see hit musical!
Well done to the cast and crew of this years 'Grease is the Word' musical which was held in the Peoples Hall, Kilmallock for four consecutive sell-out nights! The musical was a huge success and a real feast for the eyes and ears of all who were lucky enough to secure their tickets. Click on the following link to view photos of the show.
Senior Boys Soccer Team pipped in thrilling Munster Senior FAI Cup Final
Hard luck to our Senior Boys Soccer team who were narrowly beaten in the FAI by CBS Sexton Street last Friday on a final scoreline of 3-2. Well done to Mr Owens (Coach), Mr Twomey (Manager) and the entire squad on all their hard work this season. Match report to follow soon.
Students Advance to Southern Finals of Junk Kouture
Well done to Shannon McCarthy, Annie Corbett and Ceile Corbett together with Mr O'Hara, on advancing to the Southern Finals of Junk Kouture 2013. The girls were selected from over 1500 entries and will have the chance to compete for one of 50 places in the All-Ireland Finals of the competition. Well done to all involved and watch this space for further details.
For more details, go to www.junkkouture.com
Sideline Entrepreneur deliver their pitch to the Dragons - RTÉ's Dragons Den
Well done to our Sideline enterprise students who were in Dublin on Saturday last to deliver their pitch to the Dragons on this year's series of RTÉ's Dragons Den. This is a remarkable achievement for the school who were selected from over 600 schools via the Regional and National Finals to be one of 20 schools appear on the show. The show goes on air this March and will see our students appear on one of the last two episodes next May.
Be sure to tune in and see if the Dragons invest in the company. Well done again to Sideline who comprise of Seán Finn, Sarah Finn, Elaine Houlihan, Darragh Glynn, Patrick Maher, Caoimhe Barry and Lisa Barry.
Sarah Finn and Seán Finn deliver a post-Dragons Den interview to RTÉ.
Young Scientist Exhibition 2013
Well done to our TY students together with Ms Magner, Science teacher, who took part in the Young Scientist Exhibition 2013 at the RDS in Dublin from 8th-12th January last. The students projects entitled "The Tooth Fairy" and "To Fear or not to Fear" certainly grabbed the interest of the judges over the three days, winning them a a Best Display award by the judges. Well done on all your hard work in the lead up to the competition. The students comprised of Anna Joy, Leanne Moloney, Megan O'Brien, Maebh Aherne and Ellen O'Riordan.
Congrats to our Sideline 12-PAC Enterprise Students - RTÉ's Dragon's Den awaits!
Well done to the Sideline team who have been selected to appear on RTÉ's Dragon's Den early next year. The students qualified from the Regional Final in early November and on Saturday 8th December last, they competed in the National Finals of Dragon's Den in Dublin. A total on 100 secondary schools competed for one of twenty places in the show. This is been just reward for the Sideline entrepreneurs who have worked incredibly hard since forming the business in September 2011. It is testamony to the success of the County Enterprise Programme that is run by the Enterprise Boards every year. Many thanks to our sponsors who included James Sheedy, Bank of Ireland, Kilmallock, Gary Lowe of Whizzkids.ie and the County Limerick Enterprise Board, Mike Riordan, Secretary of Limerick C.L.G. and Ben O'Connor of O'Connor Hurleys. Sideline, comprised of Elaine Houlihan, Sarah Finn, Seán Finn, Darragh Glynn, Patrick Maher, Lisa Finn, Lisa Barry, Caoimhe Barry and Laura Lyons, will travel to RTÉ studios in Dublin early next year for the recording of television programme. Two episodes have been put aside for Junior Dragon's Den where our students will have a chance to win €2000 investment from the Dragons. Watch this space for more details to follow.
BT Young Scientist 2013
The Science Department at Colaiste Iosaef would like to congratulate Anna Joy, Leanne Moloney, Megan O' Brien, Maebh Ahern, and Elen O' Riordan who will be participating in the BT Young Scientist competition which will be held in the RDS Dublin from the 8th - 12th January 2013. Maebh, Megan, and Elen's project is titled 'The tooth Fairy". Leanne and Anna's project title is "To Fear or not to Fear". This year the BT young Scientist had a record breaking number of entries, with 1879 entries and 550 places. The school is very proud of the girls and is confident that they will do themselves proud when they compete in the competition in the New Year.
We would also like to thank all the students who submitted an entry for the competition, unfortunately due to the large number of entries in which BT received there was a lot of competition.
We would encourage all students to enter again next year and hopefully their projects will be successful for the BT young Scientist competition 2014!!!
Young Entreprenuers take on the Dragons!
Congratulations to our Sideline enterprise students who have successfully qualified for the Regional Finals of Junior Dragon's Den which will take place at the Strand Hotel in Limerick on Tuesday 20th November next. The students were selected as one of 20 finalists from Munster to compete for a place in the All-Ireland Finals and have a chance to pitch their business idea to the Dragons on RTÉ's Dragon's Den next December. Watch this space for more details.
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