Fifth/Sixth Classes

June 11th 2019 

Staff V's Sixth Class Boys

Football Match

Thankfully the weather stayed fine today and the eagerly awaited staff v's sixth class boys football match went ahead. Staff and  all students made their way to Shamrocks G.F.C. at 1.30pm. Both teams were definitely playing to win. When the final whistle blew, it was the staff who won by a narrow margin.

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March 28th 2019

5-A-Side Football


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A soccer blitz was held in Mullingar Athletic F.C., Gainstown yesterday. Eve Hickey, Alina Siddiqui, Áine Creagh and Aisling Granahan from Ms Campbell's Sixth Class and Meabh O'Hara, Lauren Donoghue and Abigail Johnston from Mrs Walters'/Mrs Slevin's Sixth Class represented St Colman's. The girls played very well and made it through to the final. Sadly, luck deserted them when they needed it most and they were defeated. Well done girls!


March 1st 2019

Eason Spelling Bee Preparations



Congratulations to all twelve finalists, from our fifth and sixth classes, who took part in this week's Spelling Bee Competition. In a very close and exciting contest, our eventual winner was Conor Mahon from Mr Beehan's Fifth Class. Conor will represent St Colman's in the Westmeath finals of the Eason Spelling Bee next Wednesday in Athlone. Best of luck Conor, we'll all be rooting for you!

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February 19th 2019

Dragon's Den meets St Colman's

I'm sure you've all heard of the programme and even if you have never watched it, the phrase 'You're fired!' will be familiar to most of you. So, you can imagine the excitement in Ms Scally's Fifth Class, when the children heard they would take part in 'Dragon's Den meets St Colman's'!

Three representatives, Derek, Brian and Martin from Bank of Ireland paid St Colman's a visit to help the fifth class students with their new venture. Derek began by talking to them about owning a business and passing on some of his extensive knowledge on subjects such as profit and loss, capital, shares and entrepreneurship. The boys and girls then divided up into groups and brainstormed new business ideas. These wonderful minds had no trouble coming up with innovative products such as - A clothing website that allows you to customise your clothes, a new clothing brand called 'Shifters', a hotel where your pets are pampered and treated like royalty when you are away, a problem solving app called 'Brain Bulb' and even a lawnmower that mows your lawn by itself and also feeds your pet. The young entrepreneurs' then pitched their ideas to our fourth class students and after answering many questions, they were very pleased with the feedback they received.

It was then time to meet with the Dragons, Brian and Martin. Each of the groups pitched their ideas and answered many difficult questions in an effort to convince the dragons that their business was worth investing in. Each group needed as much money from the dragons as possible whilst keeping as much of their business as possible. Brian and Martin didn't make it easy on the children, but after much negotiating the dragons were persuaded to give a good deal.

A huge thank you to Derek, Brian and Martin and Bank of Ireland for giving our students an introduction to the world of business and entrepreneurship. It certainly whetted their appetites and created some budding entrepreneurs'!

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