Apr 24 2015

Gaelbhratach Presentation Photo Gallery

Apr 23 2015

BGS Lose out in Concern National Debating Semi Final

Commiserations to our Debating team who narrowly lost out against St. Flannan’s of Ennis this evening in the semi finals of the Concern National Debating Competition.

The team made up of Savana Bartual-Smyth, Aoibh Cassidy (Captain), Matthew Roche and Abi Santry have done fantastically well this year especially when you consider that the BGS team is a Transition Year team and most of their opponents are Form VI students.

Many congratulations to the team on a fantastic year and a special mention for their mentors and coaches Ms. Sarah Collins and Ms. Sarah Kelly who have gone way beyond the call of duty in their dedication to this team, working evenings, weekends and even during holidays to make sure the team were prepared.debate

Apr 23 2015

Junk Kouture Grand Final Tomorrow

Best wishes to our Junk Kouture Grand Finalists Black Brollerina by Erin Kingston, Sarah O’Neill and Isobel Greene  and Coffee Comb by Ruby Knox, Heni Scheibert and Maria Sainz who take part in the Grand Final tomorrow.

This is a huge achievement for the school to have 2 entries in the Final considering the huge competition and judging process that they had to go through to get to this stage.

The Final will be held in the 3Arena, Dublin at 7pm and you can still buy tickets be following this link.


Apr 22 2015

BGS students to play in National Finals this weekend

Bandon Hockey Club has 2 teams in Irish Cup finals this Saturday, 25th, playing in the national hockey stadium in Belfield, UCD. There are quite a few school students on the two teams and also teachers playing and coaching.

The Bandon Mens 1sts are in the Irish Hockey Trophy final versus Clontarf Hockey Club at 5pm. This is their second year in a row making it to the final. They were unlucky to lose out last year and are hoping to do one better this year. The team includes Ben Keoghan O’Keeffe, David Jennings, Matthew Jennings, Luke Kingston, Sean Nyhan, Calum Crowley, Conor Robinson and many past pupils. Their Manager is Mr Bartley and Coach is Denis Pritchard.

Bandon Ladies 2nds are in the Irish Junior Cup final versus Pembroke Wanderers at 3pm. The 2nds have had a good run this season, winning their Munster league and getting to the Munster Division 2 final, narrowly losing out on extra time. This is their first time in the IJC final and they are looking forward to the big occasion. The team has a large number of school members including Rachel Desmond, Aoife Roche, Katie Desmond, Jenny Buttimer, Lily Carey, Amy Buttimer and Ms Deane.

Apr 22 2015

Summer Term Activities Timetable

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Timetable is in PDF format so you may need to download Acrobat Reader in order to read it.

Apr 22 2015

Gaelbhratach (English Translation)

The Irish department were delighted recently as they were successful in their quest to obtain the Gaelbhratach. This is a scheme in which various schools around the country accept the challenge to promote Irish outside of the classroom and encourage the use of it among the school community in general.

There was an obligation to complete five compulsory activities while a further three were to be selected in addition to this. As part of the obligatory activities we had to form an Irish Committee, two students from each year group were elected on to the committee while a further three students were selected by the teachers. These fifteen students did trojan work during the course of the year. They met every week and they organised activities to promote the use of Irish in our school.

Among the activities were Gaeilge 24, Treasure Hunt, Obstacle course,Wishes on the Christmas tree, St. Valentine’s day celebrations, Hockey training through Irish, Irish proverb competition, Trip to the Gaeltacht, Take Me Out as Gaeilge, Irish Quiz, Singing, Dancing, Siege of Ennis, Irish language films.

During the year we had various visitors to the school. At the beginning of the year we had a visit from a rugby player, Denis Hurley, who launched our Gaelbhratach campaign for us. Ireland’s Fittest Family, The Kingston family, came to distribute the prizes during Gaeilge 24 and recently we had a visit from Seán Óg Ó hAilpín to speak to the students about his ‘grá’ for the Irish language.

The whole year was thoroughly enjoyed by all and we would like to express our gratitude to everybody who took part. The Management and Staff of the school were extremely supportive and we are very grateful to them all. Even during Gaeilge 24 teachers translated their lessons and taught through the medium of Irish, and that in itself was a feat as far as we are concerned!

This week, representatives from the Coiste Gaeilge along with Mr Crowley, Mr Murphy and Iníon Ní Loingsigh will ravel to Dublin to accept the Gaelbhratach from an Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

Apr 22 2015


Bhí lúcháir ar Roinn na Gaeilge sa scoil le déanaí de bharr go rabhadar rathúil leis an nGaelbhratach a ghnóthú don scoil. Is scéim é seo ina nglacann scoileanna éagsula timpeall na tíre dúshlán orthu chun an Ghaeilge a fhorbairt agus as preagadh i rith na bliana timpeall na scoile ar fad.

Bhí cúig ghníomh riachtanacha le déanamh chomh maith le trí ghníomh roghnacha. I measc na cúig ghníomh riachtanacha bhí orainn Coiste Gaeilge a bhunú.Toghadh beirt as gach bhliain do seo agus roghnaigh na múinteoirí triúr eile agus rinne an cúigear déag seo éacht ina gcuid oibre i rith na bliana. Bhuaileadar lena chéile gach seachtain agus d’eagraíodar na himeachtaí go léir a bhí ar siúl.

Ina measc bhí Gaeilge 24, Tóraíocht Taisce, Bac-chúrsa, Mianta na Nollag, Comóradh Lá Fhéile Vailintín, Traenáil haca as Gaeilge, Comórtas na Seanfhocal , Turas chun na Gaeltachta, Tóg amach mé, Tráth na gCeist, Ámhránaíocht, Damhsa, An Dreoilín, Ionsaí na hInse agus Scannáin as Gaeilge.

I rith na bliana bhí cuairteoirí éagsula againn chun na scoile chomh maith. Ag tús na bliana tháinig an t-imreoir rugbaí Denis Hurley chun an seoladh oifigiúil a dhéanamh dúinn. Ina theannta sin tháinig an chlann is aclaí in Éirinn, Muintir Uí Chinnseamháin chun na duaiseanna a dháileadh do bhuaiteoirí Gaeilge 24 agus le déanaí tháinig Seán Óg Ó hAilpín chun labhairt leis na daltaí faoina spéis sa teanga.

Baineadh sult agus spraoi as an mbliain ar fad agus ba mhaith linn ár mbuíochas a ghabháil le gach uile dhuine a ghlac páirt. Ba mhór an tacaíocht iad Bainistíocht agus Foireann na scoile dúinn agus táimíd fíor bhuíoch dóibh.

Fiú le linn Gaeilge 24 bhí múinteoirí áirithe ag múineadh tré mheán na Gaoluinne, sin éacht inti féin dar linn ! Beidh ionadaithe ón gCoiste ag dul in éineacht leis an t-Uasal Ó Crualaoi, Máistir Ó Murchú agus Iníon Ní Loingsigh go Baile Átha Cliath áit a bheidh an Taoiseach Enda Kenny ag bronnadh Gaelbhratach ar na scoileanna a ghnóthaigh ceann.


Apr 20 2015

Diary of Events for April 20th – 24th

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Apr 17 2015

National Parents Council Annual Spring Education Seminar open invitation to parents

The National Parents’ Council – Post-Primary

Invites all Parents and Guardians to attend the Annual Spring Education Seminar
10 am – 2pm, Saturday 18th April, 2015

Clock Tower, Dept. of Education & Skills,
Marlborough Street, Dublin 1
The Limerick Strand Hotel
Ennis Rd, Limerick City


Internet Safety / Cyberbullying
Internet Safety: Friendly Wi-Fi for young people; how to make a smart choice about your young adult’s online safety.
Cyberbullying:An understanding of cyberbullying, what it is, the tools to avoid it and to deal with it.

Parents will be invited to take part in Q&A’s.

HEAR: Information on the college and university admissions scheme which offers places at reduced points to school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
DARE: Information on the Disability Access Route to Education which is a college and university admissions scheme which offers places on a reduced points basis to school leavers with disabilities.

Parents will be invited to take part in Q&A’s.

Refreshments served at 2 pm

This programme is provided free of charge, courtesy of NPCpp.
As places are limited, please register in advance at npcpp@eircom.net. Please include the venue you would like to attend.

Apr 17 2015

First & Second Year Girls v Killorglin

The girls travelled to the Intermediate School in Kilorglin on Tues 14th April for a first year friendly and a second year league game. First years drew nil all and second years won 1-0. It was a fantastic day out and the girls enjoyed a great view of the Kerry mountains while playing their matches.

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