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Friday night sold out as tickets go fast for We Will Rock You

Tickets are flying out the door for the eagerly awaited production of “We Will Rock You” taking place in St. Anne’s Community College from Wednesday 14th March to Saturday 17th March inclusive. The performance on Friday night has now been fully sold out but there are still tickets available at the school office for the performances on the other nights but book soon to avoid disappointed.


St. Anne’s students row to victory

Over 80 students from St. Anne’s attended the Limerick Schools Indoor Rowing competition in the University of Limerick on Wednesday 7th March. The competition is team only with teams of five rowing 2 km on ergometers in 200 meter intervals, each person going twice. The fastest time wins.

This competition is on the back of “Rowing Ireland” founding a rowing coach, Ger Hayes, for St. Anne’s for over 3 months to work with PE classes for all year groups.

The school was very successful with 5 teams getting medals and St. Anne’s winning the best overall school award.

Congratulations to all the rowers who attended the Limerick Blitz. #getgoinggetrowing.


1st Year Boys – 3rd Place

  • Max Ryan
  • Aaron Leonard
  • Turlough McLoughlin
  • Freddie Costello
  • Brian McGrath


2nd Year Boys – 1st 

  • Kian Donnelly
  • Shane Kelly
  • Jason Gleeson
  • Stephen Geraghty
  • Daniel Tighe


2nd Year Boys – 3rd

  • Eoin Gilmartin
  • Patrick Ryan
  • Joseph McGrath
  • Omar Erdam
  • Conor Moloney


2nd Year Girls – 2nd 

  • Naoise Houlihan
  • Rachel Lowth
  • Sarah McWey
  • Grainne Mahony
  • Eibhlis Coleman


TY Boys – 1st 

  • Charlie Byrnes
  • Sean Hale
  • Ross Cantillon
  • Jordan Cleary


St. Anne’s Community College getting ready to rock you!


St. Anne’s Community College, Killaloe is getting ready to rock you! Over 100 students are busy rehearsing ahead of the school’s production of ‘We Will Rock You.’ The musical will take place over four nights from Wednesday 14th March with the finale on St. Patrick’s night, Saturday 17th March.

This show is the latest in a long list of acclaimed productions held in the school over the last decade. It builds on the huge success of the school’s production of ‘Les Miserables’ in 2015 which culminated with the cast opening the show at the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards in 2016 and making front page news on the Irish Independent.

‘We Will Rock You’ is tells the story of a dystopian future where technology has taken over and real music has been banned by the Killer Queen (Molly Fennessey). A band of Bohemian rebels led by Galileo (Kyle Collins) and Scaramouche (Jessica Doyle) are on a mission to save rock and roll for good. This show will appeal to all ages with Queen’s iconic music sure to have everyone rocking in their seats.

Doors open  at 7 p.m and the performance will begin at 7.30pm. For bookings call 085 143 9179. Don’t miss out on what promises to be a great night’s entertainment.  Get ready to rock.

From ‘what is this sport?’ to starting for Ireland at the World Championships in 18 months.

From ‘what is this sport?’ to starting for Ireland at the World Championships in 18 months, Maeve Óg O Leary gave a fantastic interview about her experiences in sport and how to grab every opportunity possible during Transition Year.


For a copy of the article see below:

the42.ie interview with Maeve Óg O Leary

Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year

Wishing all our students, staff, parents and friends a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year. 

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Transition Year Update December 22nd

Dear Parents,

We have reached the half way mark in Transition Year.  It has been jam packed!  I was ‘cleaned out’ by the students at the amazing trade fair on Wednesday. Well done on all the hard work developing the products and services.  Those skills developed will stand to you. TY students were in the Waterman’s lodge yesterday bringing Christmas cheer in the form of song and dance.  Our first school bank was launched yesterday and was a huge success.  Well done to all on a great terms work.

Please note the following for the new year:

  • ​Students will have a new timetable from the 8th January.  This timetable will be given to students on the first morning back.  All students should assemble in the dining area at 9a.m.
  • TY 2 and 4 students MUST return their risk assessment forms to me prior to beginning their Friday placement on January 12th.  All forms, dates and information are on the transition year section of the school website. Please note these forms will not look right on a phone.  You should use a computer to view/print.  All TYs who have completed their placements should send a thank you card or email to their employers as a matter of courtesy.
  • All TY students must be in school every day and in full school uniform including the school jacket.  Notes for any absences should be submitted to the office.
  • Our second school bank is currently recruiting.  Students can fill the attached application form and leave in my post box at reception.  I recommend those students who have not tried anything new this year to at least complete a form and have the experience of an interview.
  • In the New Year students will avail of a Car safety demonstration, a second Enterprise workshop , I wish girls STEM event, Rowing coaching course, horseriding, YSI Showcase and much more.
  • I am still awaiting further parental input on TY graduation so please if you have a strong opinion now is the time to express it on the link below

To do

  • Complete Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPLWV68
  • Pay remainder of fees and voluntary contribution if there is any outstanding.
  • Seek work placements for block weeks
  • Complete paperwork for weekly work placements if in TY2/4
  • Prepare/Send thank you letters (if in TY 1/3)​
  • And finally put the date below in your diary……

Happy and healthy Christmas to you all,

Kind regards,


Christmas Craft Fair


The annual St. Anne’s trade fair took place today in the school hall. There was a wide range of products on sale which made suitable Christmas stocking fillers. The event was generously supported by both staff and students. TY’s are now preparing for the Clare County Enterprise Finals taking place in March.

Christmas Concert spreads festive cheer

It’s that time of year again. Tonight saw the return of the Christmas Concert and it did not disappoint. The music classes from 1st year to Leaving cert all performed medleys of music they are learning in class. We were also treated to some fantastic performances by last years talent show winner, Eoghan Power, a Riverdance performance by Katelyn and Calum, the traditional music group performed a medley of tunes as well as performances from many other wonderfully talented students. Both the students, teachers and parents who attended were very impressed by the amount of talent on display.


Thanks to Ms. Ryan our talented music teacher for preparing the students and all the other members of staff and students who helped out on the night.


Pictures are available by clicking here or in the Gallery.


Senior Citizens Annual Dinner at the Lakeside Hotel

Christmas Concert and Craft Fair – December 5th