Feb 20 2017

PRA Constitution Review

BGS PRA CONSTITUTION REVIEW ED (Click on link to view)

Feb 20 2017

Parents Social Evening & General Meeting

BGS PRA EGM invite website

Feb 20 2017

Jessica Gill reaches final of Action Aid Speech Competition

Well done to Jessica Gill on making the final of the Action Aid Speech Competition!

Jessica has been chosen from more than 100 speeches and will present her speech in The Royal Irish Academy on March 22nd.

Well done and best of luck!

Feb 15 2017

Hockey Coaching Workshop

Bandon Grammar Director of Hockey Denis Pritchard delivered his first hockey coaching courses to boys and girls hockey coaches. Many thanks to the minor boys who volunteered to take part and demonstrate!

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Feb 15 2017

Ministerial Visit

Minister for Education Richard Bruton paid a visit to the school this month to see first-hand the state of the art technology in place, technology that leaves most other schools in the country far behind. Thanks to the tireless work of Mr Platts and Mr Collins (and the ongoing support of management and the board) the school has installed a VMware system that allows students and staff to access a cloud computing system that contains all of their details andfiles, regardless of where they log on from. It truly is the technology of tomorrow, and the Minister was visually and verbally impressed with what he saw.

Feb 13 2017

Reaching resolution at Model United Nations

DCMUN is one of the best activities that you can do in 4th year. It takes place in City Hall every year. Five students from Bandon Grammar entered the competition from the 24 to the 27 January- Lydia Lehane, Eva Murphy, Shane Burke, Grace Akerlind and I. We represented the delegations of Madagascar, Brazil, Poland, Rwanda and the International Monetary Fund. The week started on a Tuesday, we went around reading and co-submitted on various resolutions for five different topics, from conflict in the South China Sea, to Animal Rights and the Kashmir dispute. The following morning opened with Keynote speakers and opening speeches- including one from the CEO of Amnesty International.

 I had an opening speech, it was quite nerve-racking to go up on the podium but it went well. Later that day we debated a resolution on the topic of Human Trafficking. Sadly the resolution did not pass. The next morning we debated a resolution on Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea. It was submitted by China but was amended so much that China voted against it. It did not pass. Later that day we debated a resolution on Media Censorship. It was a tense debate as the first resolution was tabled quite fast. The second one, I co-submitted on, so I was happy it got in. It ended with 112 votes for and 111 against. On the last day in the morning, we debated a resolution on Jammu-Kashmir and the India-Pakistan nuclear debate. It was universally liked as both India and Pakistan co-submitted on, so it passed. Finally a resolution on Reforming the UN. The debate took a dramatic turn, when the house was divided four NGOs stood up demanding a vote. As they are not allowed one they were escorted out. As a protest against this decision the majority of delegates ended up abstaining from voting on the resolution. A dramatic debate!

As a whole the week was brilliant and one of the best activities in 4th year. I had a lot of fun, made some good friends and enjoyed debating interesting topics.
By Cathal Brennan

Feb 13 2017

Philosoph Debating Success

Congratulations to Katy O’Connor on proceeding to the Semi Finals of the UCC debates which will be held in upcoming weeks. Well done to all quarter finalists from Bandon Grammar on some excellent speeches in the Philosoph debates which were held this week. Quarter finalists included Daragh Ryan and Oliver Elliott, as a team, as well as Oisin Devoy as an individual speaker.
All students approached the challenging, third-level styled debate topics with enthusiasm, creativity and vigour. In Katy’s room and during a debate on two party political systems, Katy reinforced the point that only a multi-party and collaborative setting can foster the political art of compromise. On the other hand, Oisin engaged the audience in his debate with an argument that mercenaries, so motivated by money as they are, will always propel war. By contrast, Daragh and Oliver opposed the ill-effects of gentrification, parodying hipster stereotypes and suggesting the idea that gentrification is really a form of valuable urban renewal. Both speakers had been forwarded directly from the first round.
Well done to all debaters on the enormous effort involved! The competition has been very worthwhile and feedback from third level students has been invaluable.IMG_0782

Feb 03 2017

Senior Cup BGS 17 – 13 St. Munchin’s

Jan 31 2017

Brian O’Mahony Munster Senior Badminton Champion

Well done to Brian O’Mahony who has been crowned both Munster Senior Singles and Doubles Champion. These are his first senior titles. He also won the singles title at the U17 Leinster open this past weekend as he continues to perform impressively on the court.
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Jan 30 2017

Joe Gibson Irish 60m Sprint Champion

Congratulations to Joe Gibson who won the Irish Life Health Junior Men 60m this past weekend. Joe ran a time of 6.97 seconds to come out on top of an excellent field and claim the title. Well done on a huge achievemet.


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