End of School Year - 31st May 2019
2019/05/24 10:58:50School will close after classes and exams at 12.30 p.m. Buses run at that time. Have a great holiday
English Department host a "working breakfast" for Form 6
2019/05/24 10:21:14The English Department had a "working breakfast" with their Leaving Certs this morning to celebrate their last class together. They have been a fantastic year group and we wish them every success in their exams and beyond.
Online Marking For State Exams
2019/05/23 09:34:29A number of subjects will be marked online in this year's State Exams. Please follow the link below for more information on this process.
Traffic Restrictions During State Exams
2019/05/22 14:36:25Please read the attached pdf for information on the Bandon Water Main and Sewer Network Upgrade Project which will involve delays for traffic entering Bandon from the north side of the town during state examinations. Please select alternative routes if driving. School buses will divert accordingly.
TY Biology practical Heart Dissection
More Photos from End of Year Service / Prize Giving
End of Year Service / Prize Giving
2019/05/21 20:13:23Today saw our end of year service and prize giving ceremony. Rev. Skuse led the service and there were wonderful group and solo performances from our musicians and singers under the guidance of Ms. O' Neill.
We also had a wonderful performance of 'Bounce' by our entire Leaving Cert class.
The prizes we're distributed by the retiring Ms. McCarthy O'Brien and the roll of honour is as follows:
Jermyn Cup: Liam McCarthy.
Bolster Cup: Niamh Hudson.
Aubrey Smith Memorial Cup: Rebecca Kingston.
Senior Merit Awards: Harry Sweetnam, Brian Murphy, Laura Nicholson & Cathal Brennan.
Chambers Cup: Alison Hathaway.
Giles Cup: Niall Beamish.
Crowley Trophy: Jack Crowley.
Hawkins Shield: Moira Barrett.
Johnston Cup: Jason Connolly & John Beamish.
David Smyth Memorial Trophy (Student of the Year): Jessica Gill.
Watson Cup ( Boy who contributed most to school life): Adam Peevers.
Barrett Cup (Girl who contributed most to school life): Eva Murphy.
More photos from Munster Athletics Championships
2019/05/21 17:58:12A massive thank you to past pupil and Olympian Conor Harte for coming to Bandon Grammar School to run a PCA/PCD workshop with our Senior Boys Hockey Team.......
Swap Shop Dates
2019/05/20 18:30:13Please find attached info re Swap Shop this Summer...
2019/05/20 17:03:50Congratulations to past pupils Rachel Desmond, Laura Buttimer & Katie Desmond who represented Munster in the recent Junior Interprovincial competition this weekend. They recorded wins over Leinster, Ulster & Connacht to lift the gold medal.
Construction Studies Trip
2019/05/20 16:07:33The 5th and 6th Yr Construction classes had a great trip to Nick and Annie Bowen's Passive House in Skibbereen today, getting in some Ag Science advice at the same time, also had a talk with Passive Consultant, Michael Kiernan of Rebel Energy in Clonakilty.
Last of the 7-Day Borders weekend activities......
2019/05/20 07:19:06Surf's Up at Inchydoney
Munster Athletics Championships Success
2019/05/18 19:27:17A team of 17 students from Form 1 to 6 participated in today's Munster Schools competition in CIT. Disciplines ranged from shot putt, sprinting, long distance and discus. The team performed extremely well with 13 medals going to Bandon Grammar students.
The Minor Boys relay team consisting of Rory O Callaghan, Jonah Dalton, Karl O Regan and Sam Dale finished 3rd in their 4X100m with a time of 54.64. Rory also competed in the long jump and finished 5th.
Sophie Marry finished 3rd in the Junior triple jump with a very impressive jump of 8.64
In the Junior Boys shot putt Mergan McLaughlin threw the 4kg shot with a distance of 10.82 to finish in 3rd place.
The intermediate girls dominated their events today. Lauren McCourt finished 1st in her 200m and 3rd in the 100m. Stacey Komolafe showed grit and determination to finish 3rd in her 300m hurdles and 2nd in the 300m flat. This success was then capped with a truly epic performance in their 4X100m relay. Lauren and Stacey with Madison Daly and Ciara Lynch eclipsed the field winning with a time of 50.67.
Natalia Sabate Guerroro continued to show progress with her 2nd place finish in the walk. It cannot go unmentioned the work Natalia has put in for this race. From only taking up the sport 3 months ago to qualifying for the All Irelands is a fantastic achievement, We hope to see her continue when she returns to Spain.
Ruairi Falvey competed in the boys Intermediate 800m and 1,500m but fell short in what were two very fast races.
Kasimir Von Klitzing proved once again what a talent he has for distance running with a 2nd place performance at the grueling 1,500m steeplechase.
Our Seniors were fantastic in their in disciplines today. A special mention to Laura Nicholson who ran her 3000m in a Champion Best Performance of 9.47. Aisling Cassidy produced an amazing performance to win the triple jump with a distance of 11.32 (1cm off the record) and then finished 2nd in the long jump with a distance of 5.38. James Kirkby fell just short of the medals in the discuss finishing 4th with a throw of 35.36
A special thank you to Mr. O'Reilly and Liz Coomey who have put in a tremendous amount of work with our athletes. The All Irelands will be held on June 2nd in Tullamore.
Summer Exam timetable
Form 4 pupils shortlisted for IT Tutors of year award
2019/05/17 09:12:11Delighted to see that the year long initiative with Age Action to provide IT tutoring for the elderly has been acknowledged. Mr White's TY Business class were shortlisted for the Silver Surfers IT Tutors of the year award by Age Action.
Tuesday 21st May 2019
2019/05/17 07:54:02Tuesday 21st May is a school day for all pupils. Brief service in the Sports Complex at 9.50 a.m. followed by Summer Awards. Parents welcome.
TY trip to Street Cafe for Cork Homeless
2019/05/16 21:50:01Mrs. Redmond organised a trip to see first hand evidence of the Street Cafe for Cork Homeless. Students from Transition Year witnessed the vulnerable people of Cork coming to take clothing, shoes and food which students had donated. Students helped to set up the stall and to separate clothes and shoes into bags for the men and women. They also helped some visitors choose suitable clothes. It was a heart warming to see the wonderful volunteers who help the vulnerable who live so close to us. Ms. Butler and Mrs. Kelly also travelled with the group.
2019/05/16 08:19:19I have just removed the Book List for next Yrs 1st years as the supplier is updating their list and prices....it will be back up by the end of next week and then you will be able to order books and have them delivered to your home. Apologies....I will also have the lists for other years up by the end of next week also.........if you have any queries email me at [email protected]
2019/05/15 15:28:39This year’s twin production of Mamma Mia and Lord of the Pies was a resounding success last night, with parents, teachers and students reveling at an evening of song, dancing and laughter. The after school drama club’s production was a humorous take on the classic novel Lord of the Flies, with the audience delighting at the power struggle in a pie shop! This year’s Transition Year musical was an absolute triumph. From wonderful singing to spectacular costumes and captivating acting it was an evening that will live long in the memory. Particular credit should go to Ms Moriarty for the wonderful set and costumes, to Ms Cathy Sweetnam who choreographed the whole production so superbly and to Mr O'Regan who directed. Well done to all involved.
BGS students at UCC Open Day
2019/05/15 12:53:28BGS at UCC
2019/05/15 12:08:52We invite you to view the Bandon Grammar School TY Exhibition which will take place on Wed 22nd May in the Sports Complex from 2.00 - 3.00 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity for parents and Form 3 students to view the range of experiences and activities that your son/daughter will be taking part in next year. This year's T.Y Graduation Ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. and you are also most welcome to attend this if you wish.
2019/05/15 12:00:52We invite you to the Bandon Grammar School T.Y Graduation which will take place on May 22nd in the Sports Complex. There will be an opportunity for Transition Year parents to view the TY Exhibition from 2.30 p.m. with the Graduation Ceremony starting at 3 p.m. Please note that all TY students are expected to attend and the school office must be officially notified of any absences in advance.
Rugby Season 2019-2020 IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ
Chess team victorious
2019/05/13 20:41:04Well done to our Chess team who defeated Ballincollig Community School 3-1 last Friday
Gaisce Trip Day 2
2019/05/13 18:56:09Day two of a great Gaisce trip finished up at Ross Castle in stunning weather this afternoon. Well done to all involved and especially to Ms. MacCarthy O'Brien, Ms. O'Regan and Mr. McMahon who accompanied the students and organised the trip.
Past pupils in historic hockey win.
2019/05/13 13:35:09Two past pupils in Irish Senior Hockey cup win.
Congratulations to past pupils Olivia Roycroft and Ingrid Burns on winning the Irish Senior Cup last Saturday with Cork Harlequins. As well as being co captain Olivia scored twice in the final which went to shuttles after a 2-2 draw at full time .Well done girls .
Gaisce Trip Day 1
2019/05/13 08:00:09Our Gaisce Medal group undertook their trip away this weekend. They completed a 23.5km walk around Killarney National Park in stunning weather.
Senior Rugby Trip
2019/05/11 14:22:00Our Senior Rugby Squad had a fantastic trip away in Dublin where they played CBC Monkstown in Energia Park Donnybrook, beating them on a scoreline of 24-19 with tries from David Hall, Eoin Nash, Andrew Dale and Nick Greene. They were also put through their paces at Crossfit 536 in Blackrock.
Darkness into light
2019/05/11 12:51:46Some boarder girls with Ann Skuse and Audrey, house mistress....
Single Wicket Cricket Competition on Monday 13th
Past Pupil Nathan Holding attempting to circumnavigate Ireland on a paddle board for charity
2019/05/10 17:02:59Past pupil Nathan Holding is attempting a circumnavigation of Ireland on a paddle board to raise money for cancer research.
Check the story out here: https://www.rte.ie/news/munster/2019/0510/1048695-paddle-boarder-ireland/
Donations can be made at paddleireland4cancer.com!
Information for parents of students taking the Junior Cert Exam - IMPORTANT PLEASE READ
BGS Footballers win Lord Mayor's Cup
2019/05/09 11:49:41Well done to our Gaelic Footballers who won the Lord Mayor's Cup today in an exciting game against Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal Blarney by a score of 7-8 to 3-10.
South Munster Schools Athletics
2019/05/08 21:37:32Today marked the first of our South Munster Athletics competition with the girls representing Bandon Grammar in C.I.T. There was a lot to celebrate with individual and relay medals.
Emily Jane O Mahony and Sophie Marry received 1st and 3rd respectively in the Triple Jump.
Stacey Komolafe put in a strong performance in her 300m hurdles and 300m to finish 2nd in both races.
Lauren McCourt continued the success with 2nd in her 100m and winning her 200m with a dominant display.
Laura Nicholson demonstrated the results of hard work during winter and cruised to victory in the senior girls 3,000 meters.
Aisling Cassidy won gold in her senior high jump.
Natalia Sabate finished third in the intermediate walk. This was an excellent result for Natalia as she only took up this highly technical sport after the Indoor Games in February.
A special congratulations to the intermediate girls relay team of Lauren McCourt, Stacey Komolafe, Ciara Lynch and Madison Daly who won their 4X100m relay.
All winners from today’s events go forward to represent the school at the Munster Championships in CIT on Saturday 18th of May. A full programme of events will be posted for those wishing to support.
To all the Athletes who participated today the coaching staff want to thank you. Your determination and drive was infectious.
Girls Team Photos
2019/05/08 21:06:44Senior and Junior Girls Hockey and Basketball photos this Friday afternoon.
All players to attend in full gear.
Check posters in school for more!
IT Summer Camp UCC
2019/05/08 13:58:06IT Summer Camps during June 2019. In particular we still have plenty of places available on the Senior Camp. The Junior Camp is half full at the moment...
Details can be found on our webpage at: https://www.ucc.ie/en/csschools/itsummercamp/
2019/05/08 13:21:36Congratulations to Karl Smyth and Mark Collins who have been selected to represent Ireland U16 Boys in a Six Nations Tournament in Eindhoven this July. Also congratulations to Robert Sweetnam who has been selected for the U17 Ireland squad to play in a Four Nations Tournament in Germany in June.
4 past pupils represent Munster Juniors
2019/05/07 20:48:43Well done to Kerry Desmond, Olan Deane, Tom Ferguson and Scott Kingston who lined up for Munster Juniors in an exciting 33-31 victory over Ulster at the weekend.
Junior Certificate Art Drawing Exams
2019/05/07 10:45:43Please note the official Junior Cert Art Drawing Exams take place this Friday 10th May. Meet at Art Room before 9.00 a.m. with object (from exam paper) to draw and all required drawing materials. Finish approx 12.30 p.m.
Harry O'Byrne Junior Men's National Weightlifting Champion
2019/05/06 18:55:21A huge congratulations to Harry O’Byrne who is the Junior Mens National Champion at 67kg. Harry won the title last week in Dublin with a fantastic total of 122kg.
Four delegate awards for BGS students at Model United Nations
2019/05/03 14:40:44Congratulations to the following students who received the following awards at the Model United Nations hosted in Bandon this week.,
Mary Linzel won best Delegate prize. Thomas Brandes won best representative, Caitlin Wilson - Miller got Best Crisis Delegate and Louka Bird most Controversial delegate!
Well done to all and to Mr. Kelly for mentoring them
2019/05/03 09:33:45Apologies for all the notifications, we are testing.......
LCVP Bubble Soccer
2019/05/02 19:24:33Just a Reminder that the Bubble Soccer is on next Tuesday.....the timetable for slots will be posted on Monday evening...
Model United Nations
2019/05/02 16:42:34Three schools from Bandon are involved in the Model United Nations; Colaiste Na Toirbhirte, Hamilton High, and Bandon Grammar. It is being held in the Allen Institute and the topics under debate include The question of preserving the Natural Environment and Limiting the Effects of Climate Change,The Question of State Surveillance and the Individual's Right to Privacy and The Question of Ensuring the Well-Being of the Venezuelan People and the Protection of their Democratic Rights. The debates are lively-at times contentious, but the Chair is ensuring that all delegates are adhering to strict codes of conduct and the democratic process.
Well done to all involved and to Mr. Kelly who has done a superb job in preparing them.
Leaving Certificate Examination Fee (Urgent)
2019/05/01 11:35:40If you haven't paid your child's Leaving Cert Exam Fee, please do so immediately and return receipt to the school Payment should be made to the State Examinations Commission by Friday 3rd May. Thank you.
Junior Certificate Exam Fee - Urgent
2019/05/01 11:34:05If you haven't paid your child's Junior Cert Exam Fee, please do so immediately and return receipt to the school Payment should be made to the State Examinations Commission by Friday 3rd May. Thank you.
Senior Girls claim Munster Plate
2019/04/30 15:56:26Well done to our Senior Girls who won the Munster Plate final v Regina Mundi after a hard fought game BGS came out on top by 2-1. Livia Kadgien and Michelle Love scored the vital goals. Well done to all involved.
Bandon Grammar School Sports
2019/04/30 14:32:31To encourage participation the BGS Sports is on Friday 3rd May 2019 from 1.30 - 4.00 p.m. Parents most welcome. Refreshments will be served. See Website / App for details.
School Sports 2019
2019/04/30 14:03:50This year we are encouraging participation by running the School Sports on the afternoon of Friday 3rd May from 1.30 - 4.00 p.m. Classes will continue for 3rd 5th and 6th years not taking part. There will not be an Awards Ceremony or Reception afterwards- medals will be presented between events.
Parents are invited to come along and support all the young people taking part. Some refreshments will be available during the sports and afterwards.
The major school awards will be presented at a ceremony in the Sports Complex on Tuesday 21st May immediately following the End of Year Service. Times and Guest of Honour to be confirmed shortly.