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Cork on Ice 7-day boarders

2018/12/08 17:42:33









Butchery demonstation

2018/12/08 17:14:18

On Tuesday Mark O'Sullivan our butcher came to school to do a demonstration on a half a pig to show our students where our food comes from and speak to us on how we need to educate ourselves on where our food comes from. He explained how big producers massage the rules on how to get more money out of us while giving us less than exceptional product. Students got involved in the boning out of chicken fillets and got a few freebies to take home. On Wednesday the kitchen cooked the pork that had been boned out and had a yummy lunch!









Laura Nicholson on International Cross Country duty

2018/12/07 14:39:23

Best wishes to Laura Nicholson who represents Ireland in the European Cross Country Championship in Tilburg this weekend.





Winter Wonderland!

2018/12/07 13:06:07

Winter wonderland landed at BGS today with hot chocolate, treats, games and even a visit from Santa himself!









3rd yr CSPE Christmas Carols

2018/12/06 22:10:34

3rd year CSPE class with Mr Mc Mahon and Mr O Reilly did a fantastic job spreading Christmas cheer, singing carols and raising over 1000euro for the Simon Community ...well done to all involved! https://drive.google.com/a/bgsmail.ie/file/d/0B1pRvZzCktSURXZJU25QNWFVZWhYdjUyeVZ6NmhESHRrYWN3/view?usp=drivesdk





BGS Carols By Candlelight

2018/12/06 19:00:03

Bandon Grammar School Music Department with The Clonakilty Brass Band Present ‘Carols by Candlelight’ An Evening of Festive Music. It will be a great night. Tickets on sale from reception..... https://ba49b1b5cbb595c4589b-13424d7be487c05a70c144d024f214ef.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7844_20181206171257.pdf


Girl's hockey Wednesday

2018/12/05 17:31:10

Snr A V Thurles---1-0 Mnr A v Thurles---2-1 Some pictures from the Mnr game....









Form I Girls Hockey

2018/12/05 16:53:41

All our first year girls took part in a monster hockey blitz in Harlequins today.





Boy's hockey

2018/12/05 15:59:23

1st Yr Boys enjoying the Sun in Newtown School, Waterford, today where they played in a blitz....









Christmas Block Timetable

2018/12/05 15:35:42

Please find attached 3rd, 4th and 6th Yr Block Timetables.. https://ba49b1b5cbb595c4589b-13424d7be487c05a70c144d024f214ef.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3013_20181205153529.pdf


Christmas Exam Timetables

2018/12/05 15:34:21

Please find attached 1st Yr, 2nd Yr and 5th Yr Christmas Exam Timetables https://ba49b1b5cbb595c4589b-13424d7be487c05a70c144d024f214ef.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4272_20181205153404.pdf


BGS Choir.....

2018/12/05 08:20:35

On Wednesday 28th Nov The Chamber Choir visited Wavefield Recording Studio in Clonakilty to record some Christmas songs. The girls have put in Trojan work over the last few weeks in preparation for this once in a lifetime opportunity, rehearsing every day at lunchtime and after school twice a week. We were greeted by our sound engineer Brian and his girlfriend Sarah and gorgeous dog Juno! The girls could barely contain their excitement when we entered the recording studio! They were shown around the control room and tape was marked out on the floor as an indication for where to stand. We began by doing our usual warm ups and then sang through our first piece. Once we settled in Brian began the recording process. The girls sang from 10am to 3pm in great spirits and with such a positive attitude. Brian was so encouraging and enthusiastic throughout the day which really added to our experience. We hope to release a cd of our recordings in time for our Christmas Concert on the 11th! Watch this space. You can follow Brian on Instagram @wavefieldrecordings Click on link to view excerpt .......https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bSWjihQyZngKr3wh8fHEbxwLG-5OFtd0








New Staffroom officially opened

2018/12/02 19:59:49

Last Friday evening Mr Derek Johnston opened our new staffroom. There was a large gathering of Staff, past and present, and Board members to witness the opening of our new staffroom which has been a collaborative effort between staff and board to achieve what is a very well designed and finished modern space for many generations to come.









Mens Hockey

2018/11/30 14:22:29

Lecture Theatre full, watching Ireland losing 2-1 to World No. 1 ranked Australia in their first group match of the World cup....









Boarding House activity...

2018/11/30 08:19:01

Boarders getting ready for Christmas









Mens Hockey World Cup

2018/11/29 20:36:13

The Irish Men are playing their first pool game in the World Cup in India tomorrow. They face Australia at 11.30am, Irish time, it is being shown on BTSport. Two past pupils, Conor and David Harte are featuring strongly in the team. Good luck to all....









Girls Hockey

2018/11/29 19:32:51

The Senior A Girls Hockey team coaches by Denis Pritchard are doing incredibly well this season. After travelling to Laurel Hill and Midleton last week and winning 4-1 and 5-0 respectively they finished in joint 2nd place in their half of the league. Moira Barrett on a roll with 4 goals out of five against Midleton! This Wednesday they travelled once again to play Scoil Mhuire in Cork where they won 1-0 in stormy conditions. This ensured them a place in the top four of nine teams and they will now play round robin for the league title. The Senior A cup competition begins in January. The Munster cup winners then continue on to play in the Kate Russell All Ireland competition.





Boy's Hockey Tues 27 Nov

2018/11/28 15:07:56

Jnr A v Villiers----5-2 1st Yr v Villiers---5-0 and 4-0


Form 3 Junior Cycle CBA Dates for December 2018.

2018/11/28 11:34:28

The following are the final dates for Junior Cycle Class room Based Assessment. English: Completion of collection of texts. 27th of November Assessment Task 12th and 13th of December Business Studies: Mr. White Presentation Date: 29th of November Mr. Domoney Presentation Dates 10th and 11th of December Science Three week assignment block. 3rd - 21st of December


TY SKI TRIP - Student Details required - IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

2018/11/28 10:33:24

Can all parents of TY Students who are going on the Ski Trip please ensure that the form in the link below is filled in and submitted by Monday, December 3rd. If there are any issues please contact Mr. Warren at the school on 023 88 41713. https://survey.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7VBvV4YbphqOCLb PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL REQUIRE PASSPORT DETAILS TO FILL OUT THE FORM


Form 6 Geography trip

2018/11/24 16:06:38

Mr. Bartley and Mrs. Kelly's Form VI classes successfully completed their Geographical Investigation today in Garrettstown. Matthew Cotter helped out by entering the freezing cold water...all in the name of geography!









Carols by Candlelight

2018/11/21 14:11:12

December 11th, 7PM, Sports Complex





Remembrance Service

2018/11/20 10:07:13

November is traditionally a time of remembrance. During the first two weeks of November students were invited to write the names of the person they wished to remember on a paper candle and hang it on the Tree of Remembrance in the Deane Building On Wednesday 14th November a ten minute service of prayer was held around the tree, to give thanks and to remember loved ones who have died. The Chaplain led the service and prayers were said by students and teachers. The senior choir performed 'A Seal Lullaby' by Eric Whitacre during which candles were lit. The candles remained burning throughout the day.









“Parenting in These Challenging Times; A presentation for parents with guest speakers John Lonergan & Caroline Crotty :

2018/11/19 20:32:10

“Parenting in These Challenging Times” With guest speakers John Lonergan & Caroline Crotty Venue: Bandon Rugby Club, Bandon. Cork 7.30 pm, 27th November 2018 https://ba49b1b5cbb595c4589b-13424d7be487c05a70c144d024f214ef.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4407_20181119203123.pdf


Science week...Day 4...

2018/11/17 19:35:47

Throughout the week we had a great team of Form 4 girls, led by Jennifer Organ, who encouraged students to participate in several lunchtime activities. One of the most popular activities was the engineering competition in which students had to build a tower using only clothes pegs and lolly pop sticks. And of course, students never tired of taking part in The Cube competition- including teachers! The science fun was not only kept outside the classroom. Ms. Hill’s Form 1 class really enjoyed making some of the extraordinary oobleck. This non-newtonian fluid, which is solid when pressure is put on it and liquid when no pressure in it, had them captivated. No result in yet on the Form 3 fittest student, Mr. McMahon probably has them still running...!









Science week...Day 4..

2018/11/16 11:38:44

This week students had the opportunity to send in a photo they took with their phone on this year’s theme “The wonders and dangers of science” The winning student is Lucy Cronin from Form 1 with her photo on the dangers of science. Thanks to the Art department, especially John Twomey, for his help with this competition and attached is his own photo on the wonders of science which he took here in Bandon on Monday.








Science week...Day 3..

2018/11/16 07:47:38

As part of our lunch time activities, we were joined today by local vet, Mr. Eamon Guinevan. Eamon has been a regular feature here at Bandon Grammar for Science week over the past number of years and his own boys attend the school so there’s no escaping for the foreseeable future! The students were treated to an array of dissections by Mr. Guinevan. The stimulating talk allowed students to ask questions on the function and disorders of each organ- although ‘twas the vet himself kept the students in their toes by his interaction with the students. Thanks to Eamon Guinevan for facilitating us during Science week, yet again! The Science staff really appreciate all the time and effort you put in year after year.









Science Week beep test

2018/11/15 19:36:26

Mr. McMahon's Third year class do the Beep test as part of science week!









Science week...Day 3....

2018/11/15 19:07:07

Our resident Nurse Gibbs educated some of our Form 6 Biology students on what make a health heart. The sphygmomanometer was dusted off and students blood pressure was measured along with their heart rate.









Science week...Day 3..

2018/11/15 18:59:14

The STEM fields are notoriously male-dominated careers. In 2016 the Irish Central Statistics Office reported that although women are the majority of third-level degree recipients, they only account for 20.7% of information technology degrees, and 17.6% of engineering degrees. On top of this, even the women who are in STEM tend to go unrecognised within the field. But one lady who has been recognised in this field, is past pupil Dr. Lisa Helen. Only after leaving BGS ten years ago, Lisa has been awarded Best Student in Bsc. Biomedical Science, the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship, as well as the Presidents Prize, where she came 2nd place highly commended and most recently took the top prize at the Science Foundation Ireland Technology Innovation Development Award Pitch Off. Today the Biology & Chemistry students had the opportunity to listen to Dr. Helen on her ground breaking idea to make needles smarter with technology much like a parking sensor. This innovative type of anaesthesia will be more accurate and efficient while also decreasing procedural risks for the patient. Lisa also spoke about what drove her into this direction of science. With the CAO deadline looming for Form 6 students, Dr. Helen urged them to choose a course based on a love for a subject. She stressed that students can excel if they choose a course that interests them and has a focus. She reminded students that you cannot predict your career path and to use every opportunity that comes your way. Dr. Helen feels the future is bright for careers in STEM with companies like MSD Brinny at our doorstep. Dr. Helen also explained a number of exciting projects happening at the Tyndall National Institute and reiterated that “Cork, small as it is, has some very exciting research possibilities” We wish her every success in her new venture at MSD in the new year.








UCD Entrance Scholarships

2018/11/15 18:54:17

Congratulations to Jennifer Abbott, Molly Fox and Robynne Shorten who were awarded their 2018 Entrance Scholarship parchments at a joyful ceremony in the O'Reilly Hall at UCD on 14th November.





Science week...Day 2...

2018/11/15 08:23:05

The aim of this year’s Science week was to instil in students, not only the wonders of science, but also the dangers of science. Today we welcomed some exceptionally brave women in to talk about their own personal journey in their recovery from substance abuse. These ladies shared their inner most demons on how their lives spiralled out of control. At times, their experiences felt desperately sad and hopeless but thanks to drug rehabilitation programmes like Cuin Mhuire in Farnanes, these young women have some hope of rebuilding their life. Although the speakers came from very different backgrounds and began their drug abuse under completely difference circumstances, the underlying message from each of them was the same. Firstly, they urged young people to talk. Find time to talk to one of your parents, aunt, uncle, granny or friend about what might be bothering you. They asked that the students not bottle things up. One speaker reminded us that drug and alcohol addiction “doesn’t discriminate”. The second message that resonated from today’s talk was to remind teenagers not to follow the crowd, not to give in to peer pressure and to “think seriously about every choice you make when with your friends” The packed auditorium of over one hundred Form 4 students listened intently as one speaker reminded them “If you have hopes and dreams, it does not care”.





Science week...Day 1....

2018/11/14 18:58:57

Science week got underway on Tuesday with Form 2 participating in The Cube. Students from different Science classes battled it out to see who would be the overall champion in each of the three games. Their knowledge of forces, centre of gravity and motion all came into play. Plenty of active learning for all involved.... and lots of fun!









Girls Hockey results

2018/11/14 17:10:38

Junior A 4-1 V St Angela’s (away) Senior B 5-0 V St Angela’s


Science week...Day 2

2018/11/14 16:52:08

Form 2 Home Economics class embraced Science week and their teacher Ms.McCarthy O’Brien had a very difficult job trying to decide who would win the science themed competition. The fabulous entries were displayed in the dining hall for all students to have their say and help decide on the winning creation....









Form I Girls Hockey

2018/11/14 16:51:48

Two first year teams were in action today against Pres Bandon. Results: BGS 1 - 1 Pres (A team) BGS 3 - 3 Pres (B team)





Science Week...Day 1

2018/11/14 16:13:47

Form 1 Tutor groups battled it out in the sports complex to see who had the best aerodynamic skills. The winners of each Tutor group went head to head and we eventually found our well deserved overall champion, Adam Hutchinson and his unstoppable paper airplane!









Girls Basketball

2018/11/13 22:54:58

Well done to the Girls Basketball teams that travelled to Schull Community College today.. 36 BGS U16 15 Schull CC U16 33 Schull CC U19 12 BGS U19








Boys Hockey Today

2018/11/13 16:16:53

Mnr v Ashton---1-2 Snr v Ashton---1-1









7 Day Boarders go climbing...

2018/11/12 18:22:19

7 Day Boarders on day out in Cork









Matches Friday 8th Nov

2018/11/12 16:18:57

Girls Basketball U19 v St Brogans---14-16 U16 v St Brogans---25-23 Girls Hockey JunA v Rockwell---0-3


Debating success for Asha Egan McCutcheon and Adrian Wood

2018/11/08 22:00:46

Asha Egan McCutcheon and Adrian Wood gave a sterling performance to see them through to the third round of the UCC Philosophical Debate on Monday evening. Well done on a great performance and to their coach Mr. Kelly. We look forward to the next round.









Baseline Concussion assessment.

2018/11/07 15:35:32

Advanced Medical Services (AMS) will be returning to the school in November to perform Concussion Baseline Testing. please see attachments for details... https://ba49b1b5cbb595c4589b-13424d7be487c05a70c144d024f214ef.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1444_20181107153417.pdf https://ba49b1b5cbb595c4589b-13424d7be487c05a70c144d024f214ef.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4498_20181107153426.pdf


Cardiac Screening and Concussion baseline test

2018/11/07 15:29:40

For attention of Form 1 and 2 we are offering Cardiac Screening and Concussion baseline test, please see attachments for details https://ba49b1b5cbb595c4589b-13424d7be487c05a70c144d024f214ef.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7933_20181107152805.pdf https://ba49b1b5cbb595c4589b-13424d7be487c05a70c144d024f214ef.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2137_20181107152812.pdf


John Hooper Medal for Statistics Awards 2018

2018/10/19 13:25:23

Well done to Jordan Warren, Denise O’Brien, Lauren O’Donovan, Charlotte Jennings, Sophie Wetz and James Kirkby who all achieved Merit Awards at the John Hooper Medal for Statistics awards on Wednesday. Their projects came in the top 15 out of over 40 nationally.