Back row (left to right): Aoife Martin, Kate Murphy, Rose Finnegan, Aoife Sherwin, Amy Tobin, Rebecca Warren, Katie Emmett.
Front row (left to right): Niamh Sheridan, Katie Halton, Aoife Muldoon, Lauren Gibney, Abbie Foran, Nicole McEntee, Rachel O'Dwyer.
Also in the photo is John Murphy - FRS Training.
Michelle Duffy receives CEIST Award from Gerry McGill and Principal O'Reilly
Junior Matheson Debating 2016
Well done to our first year girls, Áine Rooney, Katie Gibney, Daisy O’Brien and Carys Allen who participated in the Junior Matheson debating competition on Saturday 17th September at Colaiste na hInse, Bettystown.
Teacher: Mr McKee
Senior Spanish Debating Team
Eureka started off the new season of Senior Spanish Debating with a challenge match against St.Oliver's Community College, Drogheda. It was a brand new team of girls making their debating debut in Spanish and the team was: Gráinne Cullen, Roisín Sheridan, Amanda Kazak and Aoife Kate Arkins. Although the Eureka girls were narrowly defeated in a close contest, the experience should serve the students well ahead of the National competition in a few weeks time. Teacher: Mr. McKee.
Well done to Fifth year student, Dorchas Salimonu, who gave an inspiring talk as part of our 'Eureka Talks' public speaking programme. Dorchas spoke on the issue of 'Race Relations' in preparation for her entry into the UCD 'The Speech' competition. We wish her lots of luck in the competition. Teachers: Mr McKee, Ms Carrick & Ms McGrory.
Though coming up short on the night, the Eureka Senior Concern Debating team performed well in their first outing in the competition against a more experienced team from St.Louis, Carrickmacross. The girls debated in favour of the motion 'France should allow religious symbols in public institutions'. Next debate is against St.Oliver's CC Drogheda in 3 weeks time. The team was: Laura Shannon, Karen Fenton, Amanda Kazak and Ellen O'Flynn. Teachers: Mr McKee & Ms McMahon
Hard luck to Lauren Shannon, Karen Fenton, Dorchas and Ellen O'Flynn who were narrowly beaten by St.Oliver's Community College on Thursday night in the National Concern Senior Debating competition. As newcomers to the competition this year, the girls are finding their feet, competing well and well done to Dorchas on being awarded best speaker on the night. Teachers: Mr McKee and Ms McMahon.
The Eureka Senior Spanish Debating Team march onto the Final!
Congratulations to Aoife Flanagan, Rosie Flynn, Amanda Kazak, Samarli Grimm and Amy Tobin on reaching the Shield Final of the National Senior Spanish debating competition after defeating Loreto Beaufort Dublin in a thrilling encounter. The girls will now face Blackrock College in the Spanish Institute, Dublin on January 19th to try to bring the Shield to Kells for the very first time! Buena suerte!
Teachers: Mr Gray & Mr McKee.
Eureka girls lobby Councillors for Kells Youth Café
Accompanied by their teacher Mr Stephen McKee, Eureka CSPE students Louise Cullen and Shauna Young made an impressive presentation at Kells Municipal Council meeting where they lobbied local representatives to work with them to deliver a new Youth Cafe for Kells. The girls were highly praised by the local reps for their work to date on highlighting the need for improved facilities for teenagers in the area and a Working Group will now be set up to explore the issue further. Both Shauna and Louise would like to thank Meath County Council, all the Councillors and in particular the Cathaoirleach, Cllr Sarah Reilly, for facilitating their request to address the Council meeting.
Eureka 3rd Year students Louise Cullen and Shauna Young along with their Teacher Mr Stephen McKee with Kells Councillors in advance of the meeting.
The Third Year CSPE girls of Eureka have decided to take on an Action Project for their Junior Certificate aimed at improving facilities for teenagers in Kells. The girls have carried out an extensive survey of their peers and have found that there is an overwhelming desire to have a Youth Cafe based in the town to cater for all teenagers, and particularly those students who are not engaged in Sport. As part of their project, the girls invited Helen McEntee TD and Thomas Byrne TD to address the class and to listen to their concerns regarding the lack of facilities for young people in the town. The girls found this very worthwhile and now intend to press Meath County Council and other local stakeholders for action. It is wonderful to see the students be proactive and to engage so actively in this Action Project. The girls really want to see improvements in their locality and hopefully they can get the help they need to drive this initiative on. Teacher: Mr McKee
Helen McEntee T.D. and Thomas Byrne T.D visit the Eureka CSPE Third Year class to listen to the girls' views on facilities for teenagers in Kells.
SciFest 2017 & Science Week
Well done to all 26girls who represented Eureka today at Dundalk IT. Laura Cunningham and Niamh Murphy, 2nd year, came 2nd in the Junior Category for Life Sciences for their project:To fear or not to fear: An investigation into the factors that influence fears and phobias. Teacher: Ms Wright
Irish Angus Beef Competition
North Leinster Athletics 2017
Well done to all students who took part in the North Leinster Athletics Championships - Day 2. Congratulations to Rose Finnegan who won gold in the Senior 800m and to Áine Corcoran who came 1st in the Intermediate 80m. Teacher: Ms Mimnagh.
2nd year Rang Blathnaid visited Dogs Trust in Finglas on Friday 5th May. As part of their CSPE Action Project on animal rights, the students researched the work carried out by Dogs Trust and held a bake sale to raise money for the organisation. Sadhgi Kantimahanthi and Emer Cogan presented a cheque and toys to the Education Officer Audrey Gough. Teachers: Ms McGrory and Ms Toner.
For the first time, three separate teams representing the Department of Modern Foreign Languages in Eureka entered the annual Scifest competition held at Dundalk IT. Teacher: Mr McKee.
Eirinn Farrelly & Roisin Bogie - Project Title: Local People, Foreign Language. Emma Gorman & Nora Barry - Project Title: Dyslexia in Language. Leah O'Rourke & Sophie Hamilton - Project Title: How We Link Sound To Shape
TY students, Emma Connell and Mary Curran participated in the Finals of the Certified Irish Angus Beef Competition in Croke Park on Wednesday 15th March. The girls are in the running to win 5 Irish Angus calves and winners will be announced in next couple of weeks. Teacher: Ms. Shalvey
SciFest students explore Language Learning in a Globalised World
A number of our Eureka Modern Foreign Language students have entered the upcoming Scifest competition to be held in Dundalk Institute of Technology at the end of this month. Spanish 2nd Year students Roisín Bogie and Eirinn Farrelly are working on 'Globalisation and its Impact on Languages around the World' and as part of their project, the girls met and interviewed Gaeilgeoir Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh at RTE studios. The girls and their teacher, Mr McKee, would like to thank Blathnaid for her time and interest, and we look forward to welcoming her to Eureka in the near future to see the girls progress with their project. Teacher: Mr McKee
Leaving Cert. Biology students visit Dublin Zoo to study ecology with their teachers. Ms Byrne & Mr Murphy. More photos to view on our Facebook page!
TY Italian Cook - La Cucina Italiana!
TY students of Italian recently tried their hand at Italian cooking and the result was bravissimo!
Thanks to Ms Malynn for all her help on the day. Grazie! Teacher: Mr McKee
Thanks to Ms Malynn for all her help on the day. Grazie! Teacher: Mr McKee
As part of Spanish Week, second-year students tried their hand at cooking 'Tortilla Espanola' (Spanish Omellette) and 'Patatas Bravas' (Spicy fried potatoes). They turned out delicious! We would like to thank Ms Malynn in the Home Economics Department for her kind help.
Junior Cert 2016
High Achievers ace the LC 2016
New School official sod-turning on Friday 29th January 2016
The school is very pleased to announce the official sod-turning for the commencement of work at the site of our new school on the Cavan road, situated between Super Valu and Aldi. It was conducted by the Minister of State, Mr. Damien English, T.D. at 10.00 am on Friday 29th January 2016.