Congratulations to Eoghan Power, 3rd year pictured above with Ms. Aideen Walsh, School Principal and Music Teacher Ms. Ryan. Eoghan has received a Royal Irish Academy High achievers Award for Grade 6 Piano yesterday. 42,000 people are examined each year over a range of 50 different instruments as well as drama. To date 6000 people have received this award and this is Eoghan’s third time winning this award for piano. Well done Eoghan, we are very proud of you.
Here is a link to a website that may help students Stay Safe on Facebook. It may be useful to staff, students or parents in using social media safely.
Up and coming local band, Little Tents, of which Cian McGuirk (TY student at St Anne’s) is Lead Guitarist, had a very successful day at the Irish Youth Music Awards National Finals held at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday 18th April. The band finished second overall in the main competition and won the award for the best song, called “In the Winter”, which was written by band member Laura and performed by the group
Congratulations to Eabha Andrea Hughes in 3rd year who won a special merit award in the prestigious Texaco Children’s Art competition. She will travel to Dublin for an awards ceremony in May where the president will be in attendance. She will be awarded a Certificate and an art box to the value of €100. Well done Eabha, we are very proud. Her piece is entitled ‘Birdbrain’.
Up and coming local band, Little Tents, of which Cian McGuirk (TY student at St Anne’s) is Lead Guitarist, emerged victorious at the regional finals of the Irish Youth Music Awards held at Lava Javas Youth Café Limerick in February. They now go on to the Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMA) National Finals being held in the Aviva Stadium on April the 18th. Your support would be greatly appreciated by giving IYMAS page a like https://www.facebook.com/IYMALimerick2015
Little Tents were formed last summer as part of Limerick City’s Music Generation programme. In July they played for U2’s guitarist, The Edge and recorded a couple of original songs in Cauldron Studios in Dublin. Since then, they have been busy gigging, in numerous events as part of Limerick’s City of Culture, including Elemental, Culture Night and the Winter Carnival. They have also played in Dolan’s, the Belltable and Limerick College of Art and Design as part of Limerick Voices. They have supported Hermitage Green and Paddy Casey at the Village Carnival in Newmarket on Fergus and opened for Daithí Ó Drónaí in Limerick. It has been a hectic year for Cian and the other band members, writing and recording their own music and playing to numerous and varied audiences around the Mid-west. Little Tents have also taken part in many events sponsored by the Irish Youth Movement, which will culminate in their performance at the Irish Youth Music Awards in Dublin on 18th April. Please give them your support.
Both presentations from the Senior Choices Information Evening Tuesday 10th March are available to download from the ‘PARENT’ tab.
The 2015 International Day of Prayer service was prepared by the women of the Bahamas. Our students celebrated the service dressed in the colours of the Bahamas (Thanks to Ms. K Ryan). All our Transition Year students, male and female participated in the ecumenical service at the local Cathedral today with the Church of Ireland and Catholic Communities. This service is celebrated throughout the world on this day. Third year student Aoife Daly sang the ‘Our Father’ beautifully as Gaeilge. A very big thanks to all involved.
All Leaving Certificate Parents are invited to a careers information session on Monday 19th of January at 7p.m. The evening will be facilitated by Fiona Daly, Guidance Counsellor at St. Anne’s. If other senior cycle parents wish to attend please feel free to come along. Topics covered will include:
- CAO Form
- PLC courses
- Hear and DARE schemes
- How to research and make choices
- Back up plans