All the teaching staff were on hand along with many students who came back into school to help with the proceedings. There was a very positive atmosphere around the college where once again, the value of publicly funded education accessible to all was there to be appreciated.
Waterpark chess club continues every Monday at lunchtime in S5 and also forms part of the TY curriculum. Here's a link to a list of some of the benefits of playing chess: Looking forward to hearing from you!
An information evening on the above will take place in the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny on the 15th of October at 7: French was introduced to the staff today in preparation for the introduction of music as a subject in the College.
Initially this will take place at lunchtime or after school hours and next year will form part of the timetable. This is a great addition to the range of subjects on offer and we look forward to its growth in the coming years.
Tuesday, 30th September The game is on in Waterpark RFC. Junior and Senior Rugby training continues every week for their upcoming cup games in November. First year Rugby U Great to see such big numbers out at training. Many of these are new to rugby so keep at it. Every Monday from 3. Numbers are extremely high for training. Over 50 boys and girls train every Monday and Wednesday after school.
Training will start in the next two weeks for junior boys and junior girls. This year we are entered in the U14 and U16 boys and girls Munster competition. Training has started for both these groups. Congrats to Orienteering team who received their medals this week for the Munster schools.
The Golf team are back to training to defend their All Ireland Junior title. The U15 and the U19 teams are back in training this week with Mr. Dunne for the start of the cup. The DCS at UCC has an interesting schools outreach programme involving opportunities to learn programming and so forth. The exhibition featured representatives from all the main higher education institutions in the country and from the UK and further afield.
As always, in terms of study and career progression, the key to success for this year's Sixth Years will be quality career guidance as well as self-directed research of the options available. Parents, please be aware that Mr. O'Reilly is available for consultation at any stage by appointment. Individual careers appointments with Sixth Year students have begun with the Guidance Counsellor. It is now assumed that all students have completed their online careers interest inventory. Please remember some key dates such as Feb.
Note also important UCAS dates. See websites for more info. Again, this is a key year for LC students as regards accessing further education and the world of work so a mature approach is key.
University of Limerick Open Day, Oct. Interested Fifth and Sixth Year students are invited to attend. O'Reilly for more info. Visit Killary Adventure Centre, Connemara. Galway for an action-packed few days in the heart of beautiful Connemara on Killary harbour.
Arriving at lunchtime, after a quick bite to eat the students headed off and spent the afternoon doing the climbing wall and the big swing. After dinner, there was a game of football and an early night after the day's travelling. The following day, the menu of activities included ringo rides, high ropes, kayaking and gorge walking. On Thursday morning the lads did the mud run the extended version and after lunch headed for Galway where they had some time for a bit of sight-seeing and shopping.
All in all, the feedback was very positive and compliments to the two hard-working teachers who accompanied them.
Waterpark College - Junior Certificate Results Thursday August 14th Waterpark College — Leaving Certificate Results Dominic Carberry, retiring Deputy Principal and Tom Beecher, welcomed an alert and positive cohort of students from 8. The very positive results outcome gave cause for satisfaction and happy anticipation as each certificate recipient looked forward to commencing their third level education phase.
In addition the small cohort of repeat Leaving Certificate students performed outstandingingly well. As an Edmund Rice School, Waterpark College attaches significant focus on the individual development of our students. With this element attended to via co-curricular, extra-curricular and pastoral care programmes, we are confident that the well-formed young men and women graduating today will attain their adult hopes and aspirations in a happy and mature manner.
It has been a day of great satisfaction and good news for our students. Equally as educators the reward of witnessing students achieve their goals as confident young people is all that we could wish for. Wednesday 11th June O rla O'Connor - Bronze Medalist. Andrew is Rowing for Ireland. Selection on the Irish team represents a significant personal achievement for Andrew and is richly deserved. He has shown extraordinary commitment and dedication through a rigorous early morning training regime, combined with his Leaving Certificate Cycle studies.
Andrew is a young man who whilst most unassuming and obliging in manner possess a steely determination and discipline that has propelled him to the International rowing stage. Selection is ion the basis of performance at trials throughout the year. This international rowing regatta is rowed over m in every year and was founded in Please see our download section for application form, and visit www.
Appointment to this post is subject to the post not being required for the redeployment process. Summer holidays kick in today when staff and students get a well-earned break from school life.
Third Year and Sixth Year students still have one more hurdle to overcome when the state exams start up on Wednesday next. The Waterpark community would like to wish these students the best of luck especially the LC guys and girls whose hard work and that of their teachers will hopefully bring them the rewards they deserve.
Waterpark College Hit a Parfect Year. Waterpark College was represented by team members: The Waterpark and De La Salle teams and mentors enjoyed a most splendid reception in City Hall and reflected with deserved pride on their achievements. The trophy cabinet in both Colleges have swelled considerably thanks to the prowess of our respective golf teams.
We wish them continued success and renew our thanks to the Captains, team principals, and sponsors. Waterford Motor Village, and Azzurri Waterford. Parents and students please note that an online career guidance package, including a detailed aptitude test has been made available to Fifth Year students.
The website is www. O'Reilly or from the secretary during the summer. Individual career guidance meetings will take place in the first term - 15 for Sixth Years during which use will be made of these results so students are encouraged to have it done by then. Please note that UCC will be having an information evening on th 26th of May from 4: Register by e-mailing opendays ucc. The Transition Year group that went on the trip to Madrid returned safe and sound on Friday last having spent the previous five days in the Spanish capital in excellent climactic conditions.
Among the highlights were the visit to the Real Madrid stadium, the visit to the theme park and the nature walk in the Retiro Park where some of the lads even managed to go rowing! The hotel and the restaurant where we had our evening meals were up to the expected standards and the staff were very complimentary of the courteous behaviour of the Waterpark students.
Here are some sample photos copy and paste the links: A special thank you on behalf of the students! Waterpark clinch Irish Schools Junior title.
Big turnout at the chess club today! Copy and past the link: Interest in playing chess continues to develop this year in Waterpark. Here is a link to a list of some of the benefits of playing it: And here's a link to the UK website ' chess in schools': Kissane has uploaded the following pages from a recently published Irish Times supplement on various LC subjects.
These pages focus on Geography and are well worth a read. Copy and paste the following link into your browser: Students from all over Munster and further afield will be attending. Each school will be met individually and a set itinerary is in place for each group. This will include a guided tour of the campus, a general presentation and then students will be free to visit individual stands from the different departments.
Some free time will then be made available for a visit to downtown Leeside before our return to the City of the Deise! TY Activity Centre Trip. As in previous years, a trip to an activity centre is being planned for the TY group in September. Details on cost, venue and dates to follow. Payment will be required in May to secure the booking.
Selection for TY The selection process for TY is nearly at a close. Once this has been completed, Fifth Year subject options will be brought to a conclusion. TY visit to Cork.
Finbarre's Cathedral and then on to UCC where Waterford natives David and Robert Butler of the Economics Department gave them two presentations on what economics is all about and especially what it involves at Third Level. Kiely gave them a quick guided tour of the campus where the Quad was and is the focal point. Finally on to the city centre for some free time to sample the delights of the city by the Lee.
Overall, a very enjoyable day! Upcoming TY trip to Madrid. The departure date for this year's TY trip to Madrid is rapidly approaching - Sunday the 27th of April. An interesting programme is presently being finalised and a memorable experience is in store for the lucky participants. Well done to the supportive parents and thanks also to Ian Manto at Harvey Travel for his professional assistance. Leaving Cert Oral Examinations. Best of luck to the Leaving Cert students who are completing their Irish oral examinations this week - go mbeidh an t-ath libh!
Next week is French and German orals so again, bon chance and viel gluck! The lads teed off at Brian Sheridan and Jack Kelly. One step closer to secondary school education in Waterpark College! Admission Policy and Programme charges-Principal. An induction evening for parents will take place on Thursday the 27th of February. There will be three assigned sessions. Parents will be notified by post as to which session they have been allocated. There will be a written entrance assessment taking place on Saturday the 1st of March.
Again, parents will informed by post regarding a timetable for same. Follow this link for the ppt. Changes at Junior Cert. Link to press statement from the Department of Education and Science: Link to presentation on JC reform: Three graduates from this course will talk about their post-graduate courses, their current and previous jobs.
Level 8, WD, B. Level 7, WD, B. A Hons in Social Care Practice. Course duration will change from 3 to 4 years. There will be no Maths entry requirement. Full details on the wit website. More info on WIT website. Study Abroad - International Universities Fair. O'Reilly will be bringing a group if there is sufficient interest among Fifth and Sixth Years. Let him know if you're interested! Takes place Tuesday, March 4th 10am to 8pm.
Students will have an opportunity to receive riveting lectures from leading experts connected with the programmes, participate in interactive workshops and take part in campus tours while also receiving information on the wide ranging career opportunities available to graduates. The programme will provide an invaluable introduction to the areas of Agriculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition, and students will have an opportunity to experience student life on the UCD Belfield Campus.
The closing date for applications is Friday February 21, should places still be available on this date, so any interested students should apply as soon as possible. Among the many interesting points he highlighted was the importance of language skills and the opportunities which they give rise to.
Among the countries he highlighted were Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Norway. More info at facebook. Fifth Years attended a presentation today by Dr. Some of the advantages of going to college in this university is the range of courses, the fact that the cost of studying there could work out the same or better than studying in Cork or Dublin, moving away from home and sampling life in a different environment and a different country where English, as well as Welsh is spoken!
Check out the website http: Don't forget that Feb. O'Reilly if you have any problems. Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications for the first round of interviews which will take place in March is the 17th of Feb. According to latest info, online application will be available on the wcfe website from next week on.
Please note that Jan. A presentation will be given in the Granville Hotel at 10am on Tuesday the 14th of January starting at 10am and lasting for 2h approx. I am told that these traineeships will be paid and language training and support will be provided. See the following for more info: UCC December newsletter.
Class as normal at 9am. Return to class at 1: Non-attendees remain in school all morning. As per instruction from Mr. Interesting article in today's Irish Times on studying abroad:. Third Level presentation to Sixth Years. HEAR Third Level admissions scheme for school-leavers from socio-econimically disadvantaged backgrounds. Copy and paste this link for a list of useful careers-related material and worksheets: Parents and students please refer to http: First Year students please note that the Guidance Counsellors office is located on the first floor of the old building, beside the Deputy Principal's office.
O'Reilly will be happy to meet with any queries you may have as you adjust to life in secondary school! Over the last few months, all Sixth Year students have been having an individual careers appointment with the Guidance Counsellor, Mr. Sixth Year students and parents are advised to put as much research as possible into making post-second level career and college course choices. Please contact the GC should you have any queries.
Bienvenue a la section francaise de notre site web! Interesting weather website 'en francais '! It was a hard fought battle between both teams in the first 15 minutes, with two great runs by Andis Zeibots but to no avail. Waterprk conceded on the 20 minute mark, after some lovely hands from Newtown and the conversion was put wide.
Newtown 5- Waterpark College 0. Soon after James Liew sidestepped 4 players from 40 yards out and touched down byt unfortunately the kick was missed, 2 minutes later from an all most identical position he scored again right under the posts and the kick was slotted over by Caolann McGagh. Waterpark were really dominating the game now and Daniel O'Keeffe scored Waterpark's third try and the kick was successfully put over.
Half time score Waterpark were in the lead points to Newtown 5. In the second hald Waterpark had a lot to do with the hill and breeze in Newtowns favour.
They were pinned down both sides. In the closing minutes many mistakes were made by both teams, It was evident that nerves had gotten the better of the players. Well done to all players involved,. Full time score Waterpark College Waterpark College started well and some great runs fromn the forwards led to Waterpark nearly scoring in the corner. Clonmel used the strong wind and kicked the ball into the corners.
From a resulting lineout Clonmel scored in the corner and misssed the convesion. Waterpark responded well and scored a try after a great break from Kevin McGookin. Half time score was In the second half Waterpark College really upped the intensity and took the game to Clonmel. The forwards made some great inroads and scored after a number of pick and go's. Gary Walsh was successful with the conversion. Waterpark College scored again soon after with Rory O'Dwyer touching down.
Clonmel had the final score of the game but Waterpark held out quite comfortably to win by 9 points. Thanks to Dave O'Driscoll for all his help with coaching the team. We now await the winners of Villiers and Rice College in the semi-final. David is a key player both here in the school and with Waterpark Rugby Club.
Trip to the Aviva Stadium for Ireland —vs- Kazakhstan. The group will depart Waterpark College at 12pm , arriving in the Dundrum Town Centre shortly after 2pm. Whilst there, a cinema visit for the group has been arranged along with some light refreshments before the night closes with an exciting fixture at the Aviva.
Accompanying the group on this trip will be Mr. Best wishes to all involved. The competition took place in Blarney Golf Club yesterday and involved 26 other schools. Congratulations to our Badminton teams who took part in the. Waterford Schools Badminton Competitions recently. This was after a thrilling semi-final and replay against Passage. As an aside, John Frampton is on the U17 county hurling team and is also on the U17 football team with Shane Stafford.
Today is World Teachers' Day. Here are the results! News and Star Art Competition. Yuriy Eliyashevskyy came first in this competition. Developing such skills as ability to research, give a powerpoint presentation, answer questions as well as developing their self-confidence, students have given presentations on topics as diverse as the development of Playstation , the discoveries of the Voyager Spacecraft, the Australian Lyrebird and the events of Sept.
Here are some of them: Thanks to Janice Lopes, Anete Zeibots and Anthony Power-Pierce who on their third time had mastered some of the arts of giving a presentation! First Years will be attending Mass in St. John's Church tomorrow morning leaving school at 9: Report on discussion today of online usage from SPHE class copy and paste the link: The Transition Year students returned from a three day trip to the Killary Adventure Centre last night after a busy few days in the unspoilt beauty of Connemara , Co.
Activities such as gorge-walking, rope climbing, kayaking and many others were on offer and at the end there were many tired but happy faces to be seen. On the return journey, we stopped off in Galway City to sample the atmosphere of the City of the Tribes but by the time we reached Suirside , we were all happy to see the lights of Waterford and its new bridge in the distance! Don't forget to check out the TY Facebook page for more on this trip! The group departed on time on the 7: The Fifth Years went to the National Museum.
At 1pm we met up in the National Gallery where we were again given a guided tour again in two smaller groups. At 2pm the lads were given some free time until 3: The whole trip went well from start to finish and the lads were excellent, as usual!
I enjoyed the shopping. I found the visit to the Bhuddist section to the CBL interesting". The explanations we got about the paintings we saw were good. They had good stories behind them. Congratulations and well done to the following 1st year students on recieving awards from the Mayor of Waterford , Cllr. Much to their disappointment, Cllr.
Sixth Year students should remember that the 'Christmas' exams take place the week after mid-term. Planning towards this and other upcoming dates this year is important. Remember also that the CAO deadline for receipt of applications is the 1st of February, and students and parents also be planning for this.
Also, appointments are now being made for a careers advice meeting with the Guidance Counsellor. Parents, please note that any dontation of chess sets would be helpful.
Badminton - End of year tournament. Most Improved Player-Oisin Aylward. Well done to all who took part in Waterford track and field events last week 24th April. A special well done and congratulations to 1. Nathan O''Callaghan in 5th Year who came 3rd in the m and 2. National Schools Rowing Championship. Celebrity Chef extraordinaire, Neven Maguire was welcomed for the second occasion in recent years by the Waterpark College Parents Council. Joining Neven at the ribbon cutting ceremony was Mayor of Waterford Cllr.
Jim Darcy who earlier had bestowed a special city of Waterford commendation award to Ross Phelan. Neven was greeted with an array of mouth-watering confectionary served up by First Year students, and he kindly proceeded to judge same and award prizes. Throughout the afternoon, he was most generous with his time and toured the general catering facility meeting with students and staff. His infectious enthusiasm for his craft fills us with confidence that an appetite for the culinary craft has been truly wheted amongst the boys and girls of Waterpark.
Waterpark College 41 - 16 Rice College. November 14th , The game was at home and many students came out at lunchtime to watch the team.
Gary Walsh then duly converted. Rice College soon reduced the deficit with two well converted penalties. Two powerful Tom Swift tries either side of a Rice penalty gave Waterpark an almost unassailable lead going into half-time. Waterpark continued their good play after the break as Tom Swift showed his class with his third and fourth tries. A late try for Rice College was mere consolation for a team that was out classed on the day.
This win sends Waterpark into the semi finals of the King Cup with a real chance of winning. The school will be wishing the team luck in the next round. Our Returning Karate Hero! October 17th , Congratulations to Dean O' Mahony , Class 1. The competition was held over 2 days, in which Dean fought five contests. Dean is a proud member of the Pat Rockett Karate Academy. Dean now looks forward to representing Ireland in the European Championships next year and the World Championships once again in October 5th , These lectures were also coupled with some kleisure activities in the evening.
October 4th , The Championships will take place from October 9th to 16th. TY Tour to Madrid. The trip began with an early-morning departure from Dublin airport l and on landing after an uneventful flight a quick transfer by metro to a four star hotel just a ten minute walk from the Real Madrid stadium.
Full of the joys, the group headed straight for the ' Parque de Atracciones ' theme park where they spent the rest of the day sampling everything from stomach-churning roller-coasters to more easy-going chair-o-planes.
The following day it was on to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu where preparations were being made for the Champions League semi-final scheduled for the following evening and what turned out to be an unlucky exit by Real Madrid against Bayern Munich.
Then on Wednesday it was time for the open-top bus tour where the intrepid teachers managed to take in routes through both the old and new quarters.
The following day, it was time for some rugby with a visit to the Majadahonda Rugby club where a training session was organised and a quick match with the locals. The next day it was time to head back to the Emerald Isle and so the trip ended with some very tired but happy faces at the gates of Waterpark College where the group was met by the Principal, Mr.
The Abbey were a much bigger team physically but Waterpark stood toe to toe with them for the whole match. The Abbey started brightly and were leading after just 10 minutes. Waterpark responded well and Gary Walsh kicked a penalty from 30 meters out to reduce the deficit. Waterpark then turned over their lineout and Vice-Captain Angelo Johnson beat three defenders to score smartly under the posts. Waterpark now led by a score line of Waterpark looked to move the ball at every opportunity and always looked dangerous.
Having moved the ball through 5 phases, James Dodd moved a great ruck ball moved swiftly to Wally Fatus who in turn beat three defenders and raced clear to score a wonderful try for the Deise men.
Waterpark now led by 15 points to 10 with the next score proving to be the pivotal one. Waterpark kept the tall Abbey pack moving around the field, and with ten minutes to go, a great surge from Padraig Gannon gave possession to James Dodd.
Dodd improvised with a beautiful switch which created a clear opening for Gary Walsh to pounce. He duly obliged to score a crucial try and also kicked the conversation to put Waterpark 8 points in front and secure the victory.
There was great scenes of celebration when the referee blew the final whistle. There were great displays given from all players including the substitutes, who turned out to have a huge impact on the final scoreline.
This was their first time as a group playing together and Villiers are playing in the Limerick league so well done to all involved. Daffodil Day - Irish Cancer Society. We raised euro for this great cause. Team of 4 costs E20 or E5 per person. Team Captain Ciaran Brady started the day on a winning streak by beating his opponent in a singles game.
This was an exciting game that led to a tie- break set where Ciaran won The second singles game of the day saw Sam Meyrick unlucky to be beaten in another tie-break set Peter and Patrick Queally then went on to win their doubles game.
Two more double matches were played before Waterpark were announced as winners on the day winning 3 matches overall. Congratulations to all the boys involved and a special thanks to Liz Meyrick who drove the boys to Cashel.
The team will play at home in their next game against Rochestown Cork. Our senior team played Newtown in the annual Daunt cup on Wednesday last in Waterpark rugby club grounds. We were looking to win this coveted trophy for the third season in a row. The game was played in Waterpark rugby grounds in perfect conditions. Waterpark started brightly with a strong wind at their backs trying to move the much bigger Newtown forwards around the park.
The score at half time was to waterpark. Who had a try, conversion and penalty from Tom Kiersey. This was a great advertisement for schools rugby with the tackles flying in from both sides. Newtown scored a second try to leave the scores at Both sides had chances to win the game in the final minutes but a score seemed the fairest result. The cup will now spend 6 months at both schools as is the tradition when scores are level. Great credit must go to this young Waterpark side 4 of who were making the step up from Junior rugby to make the senior debuts.
A big thank you, to the senior players who played their last match for Waterpark College. This group of players were part of the first winning three in a row of Munster O Brien Cups, and have really put Waterpark College as a rugby school back on the map. Please see website for match photos. This Wednesday the under 18 squad will play Villiers in Waterpark college at Support for both these matches would be appreciated.
The transition year rugby players are doing an intensive coaching course with John O Neill of Munster rugby. They have completed a number of weeks of clinics and last week took all classes from Waterpark primary school on a rugby activity day. Over the coming weeks, the recruitment process for TY will take place. Congratulations to the following students from the college, who were part of the victorious Waterpark.
C team who defeated Nenagh on a score line of 14 points to 5 points, in the Lonergan Centenary. C on Sunday last. Thomas Swift, 3 rd Year Prop. Mati Luczeick, 2 nd Year Second Row. Angelo Johnson, 3 rd Year Flanker. James Dodd , 2 nd Year Winger. Fionn Fitzgearld , 2 nd Year Second Row. Gary Walsh, 2 nd Year Full Back.
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