Internet Safety Information Talk, Sports News - Football, Athletics, Show Jumping
28th January 2013
Orla Healy, RaeAnne Barry, Shannon Kelly-Fitzgerald and Lydia Troy
at the InterSchools Showjumping Competition at Ballyrafter.
Internet Safety Information Talk
On Tuesday, January 22nd, Forensic Psychologist Dr. Maureen Griffin paid a visit to the Ard Scoil to speak to us about Cyber Bullying and the importance of Internet safety.
Using PowerPoint she taught us how to keep unwanted guests from “creeping” on our Face book pages and the importance of not adding shops or roads too freely.....since , as we all should know, shops and roads cannot come to life and create Face book accounts, as Dr. Griffin pointed out .She illustrated this point with some anecdotes and, after hearing a few horror stories and disturbing facts about internet anonymity, the majority of us went home that evening and spent hours deleting “friends” and double checking our security settings!
Thanks to Dr. Maureen Griffin for a very entertaining and informative hour and for teaching us that having fewer than 100 friends on Face book doesn’t make you a “loner”!
Dr. Griffin also spoke to parents and staff on this very important topic. She held her audience spellbound and gave some very good advice.
Dr. Maureen Griffin and Principal Mrs. Dorothy Hughes
Well done to 5th year student Aoife Landers who was picked to play on the Munster Schools Ladies Football team for the Interprovincial series on Saturday the 26th.
Hannah Power, 2nd year had a great win in the East Munster Schools Junior Race on Thursday. With her team mates Kate McGrath, Sarah Walsh, Emma Gildea, Catherine Murray and Shannon McGovern, she took second team prize and they advance to the Munster Championships.
The Minor team of Shauna Coakley, Aoife Browne, Orla Healy, Aisling |Baumann, Amy Prendergast and Eileen Fitzgerald finished in 4th place and also qualified for the Munster Championships.
Cliona Ryan qualified for the Munster Championships in the |Intermediate girls’ race.
Well done to the girls and their mentor Mrs. Ashe.
Showjumping Team with with Chef d'Equipe Ms. Emillie Pickering
Interschools Show Jumping
On Sunday our novice team travelled to Ballyrafter accompanied by teacher Ms. Emillie Pickering to compete in the Inter Schools Show Jumping Competition. This was their first outing and indeed, first competition for pony/rider combinations. They did very well with only one fence down in total after completing two rounds each.
Well done girls! We hope to see you in action again in the future. Our next outing will be to the Cross Country event in New Ross in March. Thanks to Ms. Pickering, the parents and all those who helped bring the girls and their ponies to Ballyrafter.
Team: Orla Healy, Lydia Troy, RaeAnne Barry, Shannon Kelly-Fitzgerald.