Information Evening for Senior Options and Transition Year

On Monday night, an information meeting was held for parents of current 3rd years and Transition years in relation to 4th year and transition year. The information can be found in the parents section of the website or by clicking on the link below.

Information about how to choose the right subjects for you is available by clicking here.

For more information about the new leaving certificate points system click here.

Parents Information Evening Senior Options 7th March 2016

Top 10 finish for AIB Build A Bank Team

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The Build A Bank Team came in the top 8 out of 36 school bank teams in Munster and were one of the eight semi-finalists in the Munster region to compete for the National Finals of the Build A Bank Competition.

While unsuccessful in getting to the National Finals the bank team represented their school very well and drew the judges’ attention because of all the sponsors in the local area they got the support of and because of an innovative and imaginative approach to school banking.

Supported by Mr. O’ Brien and Noelle Hourigan the AIB student officer in the Killaloe Branch the Build A Bank Team were Harry Byrne, Eithne Walsh, Jack J. Lynch., Anna Conway, Anna Spaight, Hannah Mooney, Keelan Farnan, Ben Kiely.

Congratulations for all your achievements in the Build A Bank Competition.

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Enterprising students impress at County Finals

Over 120 business studies students from St. Anne’s took part in the Clare County Finals of the Student Enterprise Awards with great success today. Students from 1st, 2nd and Transition Year have been working hard on their mini companies since September. The students had a wide variety of interesting companies selling many different products.

With 120 companies in total exhibiting at the event the students faced tough competition from other schools in Clare. In the Senior Category David Casey and Daniel Kelly (TY) had great success with their enterprise Fatal Fudge coming in 2nd. Their company produced some beautifully homemade fudge in a variety of flavours including oreo carnage and skittle fudge. Ben Kiely and Keith McNamara (Both TY) won the Best Innovation Award in the Senior Category for his product Mitóig Sabháilte/Safe Gloves. Eabha Hughes and Sinéad Kennedy (Both TY) won Best Display in the Senior Category for their company Hot Stoco. The girls showed off their impressive marketing skills attracting the attention of the judges at the finals. In the Intermediate Category there was success for Katie Pearl (2nd Year) winning 2nd prize for her company Gifts and Things.


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Thank you to the teachers Ms. K Egan, Ms. M Ryan and Ms. S McNamara for preparing the students so well and encouraging them all the way through. A special mention to Ms. Egan who received a special teacher award. Thank you also to Mr. O’Brien for all the pictures.

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International Women’s Day Cuban style

Women’s World Day of Prayer

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On Friday 4th March, over 3 million people worldwide are praying and worshipping together during an annual day of prayer, using a service prepared by the Christian wdopiwomen of Cuba.

Today we were celebrating International Day of Prayer at an ecumenical service in the Cathedral in Killaloe. We can glimpse Cuba’s history, geography, culture and everyday life through the generations. Transition Year students donned the traditional dress of the Cuban people in their celebration of the Cuban Women as part of International Women’s day. The students brought to life the service with beautiful music and performances. Thank you to all the Transition Year students who participated as well as a big thank you to Ms. Sheahan for organising them.


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TY’s take on 1916

Exhibition: Re-imagining 1916

 WHEN: Opens: 2 p.m. March 10th exhibition to be opened by John Shinnors. Exhibition runs until: 18th of March

 WHERE: The Hunt Museum

 WHO: St. Anne’s Community College


Since moving to its new location at Clarisford in 1987 St. Anne’s Community College is going from strength to strength. A new wing was added in 2002 and a further block in 2012. The latest development due to be built in 2016/2017 includes 8 general classrooms, a 4th Science Laboratory, a 2nd Home Economics Room, a 2nd Engineering Room, a 2nd Computer Room, a Dining Area and a full size PE Hall. The school offers a broad range of programmes, subjects, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. We focus on the holistic development of our students in a caring and supportive environment. At the very heart of the school curriculum is the specialist teaching of languages, music and creative skills, which are showcased in this ambitious exhibition. Proclamation Day will take place in St. Anne’s on the 15th of March. This will give all students an opportunity to display their work on a range of projects involving reenactments music, visual art, and drama.



As part of the nationwide Commemoration events, St. Anne’s has endeavored to promote a lifelong interest in history, through looking at the lives of ordinary citizens in 1916 and helping students put the information in the context of their lives today. The Reimagining 1916 project has given TY and 4th year students the opportunity to be active participants in the Commemoration, and contribute to research, which currently exists from their unique perspective.  The Transition Year Programme in St. Anne’s offers many opportunities to the students to increase their awareness of their culture, history, personal well-being and academic development. The students have embraced this project and have maintained a strong sense of ownership throughout. Joe Duffy’s recent publication has a particular resonance for most students. Many were shocked and saddened upon learning that forty under-sixteens’ were shot in a single week. Among the work exhibited is a poignant painting of a pram created by TY student Aoife Boland which represents Sean Francis Foster who was shot through the head during a firefight between rebels and British soldiers at North King Street. The key roles of women in the Rising are explored well as the main leaders. Ciara Murphy was inspired by Margaret Skinnider’s story and the details of her service as a dispatch rider, sniper and raider. She will exhibit a beautiful collage and large drawing depicting Skinnider. She explains she was really struck by the image of her cycling through the street as the bullets ricocheted offthe wheels of her bike. Eabha Hughes will exhibit an intricate pen and ink triptych represents the struggle of the formation of a new state and identity through animal symbolism.

The lives of Pierce, Connolly, Clarke, Mac Dermott, Plunkett, Ceannt and MacDonagh are explored through a series of short drama pieces. A wide range of additional artwork including the Proclamation Dress will be on show during the exhibition in the Prologue Room. Music, short drama pieces and poetry composed specifically for the Commemoration will be performed at the launch of the exhibition in Captain’s Room at 2pm on the 10th of March. ‘Reimagining 1916,’ will be launched by renowned local artist John Shinnors.  The Exhibition runs until the 18th of March.


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