|Anti-Litter Week 25th-29th Nov|
|Written by Student Council|
The Student Council are running the following events this week as part of Anti-Litter Week 2013
1) Slogan Competition for 1st Years
2) Poetry Competition for 2nd Years
3) Monday and Tuesday Games in Halla Phadraig for first years 1.30-1.55
4) Friday 1.15 in Halla Phadraig: a quiz and recycled art competition.
5) Friday 2-3 Halla Phadraig: Tom Butler, Chairperson of Ballincollig Tidy Towns will speak to all first years.
Slogan and poetry competition winners will be announced on Friday also .
Anti litter week is all about making the students and all staff of Coláiste Choilm more aware of the importance of making the environment around us a clean space for all. While Anti-litter Week spotlights this week, it is an on-going effort that we all need to be constantly aware of.
The Student Council are currently preparing for an upcoming pizza sale.
Having proved hugely popular in other years, the sale , on 21st February, aims to
raise funds for future Student Council campaigns.
This campaign was organised with the aim of making both students and teachers more
aware of our energy consumption…how much we use and how we waste it and how
we can reduce it.
To this end the Council put up energy posters all over the school and elected an
energy rep for every class in the school whose responsibility it is to ensure that all
computers and light switches and any other electricial appliances are powered off
after last class every day.
Also eyecatching photos of some teachers in school were put up in classrooms to give
an extra reminder.
Tá obair charthanachta an-thabhachtach don Comairle i gColáiste Choilm. Chuile bliain déanaimid iarracht airgead a bhailiú ar son carthanachtaí sa cheantar.
i mbliana d’eagraíomar ócáid tiomsaithe airgid le haghaidh Cumann Naomh Uinseann de Pól. Chuaigh daltaí ón gCéad bliain ar thuras chun na pictiúrlann. Chonacadar ‘Nativity 2 – Danger in the Manger’ agus bhí lá den chead scoth acu.
Bhailíomar 550 euro agus sheachadamar an seic do Des Hickey, cathaoirleach an chumainn i mBaile an Chollaigh
We are currently in the throes of organising an energy awareness week in the school.
This campaign was very effective last year and managed to bring down the schools
electricity costs. Each class will have an energy awareness representative, who will
make sure light and electronics are switched off when not in use. Watch out for some interesting energy awareness posters during that week.
In September Student Council organised a very successful anti litter week. Events
included a anti-litter poster competition for 1st years, an anti- litter slogan competition for 2nd years and a talk for both years from Tidy Town Chairperson Tom Butler.
The Student Council are continuing to provide a lunch time study service to students
on fridays.The library is open from 1.15 to 1.55 to facilitate any students who wish to study , do homework or exchange a library book.
This year Student Council was involved in organising the annual Anti-Bullying week.
We designed and provided posters raising awareness.
Charity work is hugely important to us and this year we decided on a fundraiser for
St Vincent De Paul. Students in 1st year were invited to a screening of ‘Nativity 2’
in The Reel Cinema Ballincollig, with all proceeds going to St Vincent De Paul. All
the students really enjoyed themselves and substantial funds were raised.The Student Council presented Des Hickey , Chairperson of Ballincollig St. Vincent de Paul Conference , with a cheque for €550.
Our training day takes place every year and deals with a variety of topics. This year
we had Leadership Skills, Team Building, Public Relations and Organisation. Senior
members of the council led workshops, with games and competitions making it
interesting. A great time was had by all, with everyone leaving feeling more confident in the areas.