Music Night 2014
After months of hard work and preparation from the Music students the highly anticipated Music Night had finally arrived. On the evening of the 25 of March in the School Hall, many parents had gathered to watch the students of St.Wolstan’s show case their musical talents. The performances ranged from first years to sixth years.
Each year group performed class pieces, which they had been preparing for weeks in advance. Whilst third years and sixth years showed off their pieces for their forthcoming State Music practical exam. The School Orchestra performed the Elton John classic “Can You Feel the Love”. The show ended on a high, with the School Choir performing their piece from this year’s Wesley School’s Choir Competition, “Think of Me” from the musical, The Phantom of the Opera. The school was awarded 4 place in this prestigious and lauded competition.
Overall, the Music Night was a great night for all. We’d like to sincerely thank all the Music teachers – Ms.O’Reilly, Mrs.Gilsenan and Ms.Maguire for their hard work throughout the year, the Prefect team for their work backstage and our Principal and Deputy Principal for their support and cooperation throughout the night.
St. Wolstan's students Juliette Barnes (5th year) and Melissa Barnes (T.Y) represented the school and debating society at this year's Leinster Schools Final 2014 held on Tuesday 25th March at UCD.
Juliette is going forward to represent St. Wolstan's C.S in the All-Ireland School's Debating Competition, this Sunday 13th April. The Competition is taking place in U.C.C. Cork and the motion relates to the hotly-debated foreign policy of the U.S.A. Best of luck to Juliette from all at St. Wolstan's and congratulations to the public speaking team at the school, especially Ms. Gleeson.
5th Year Mock Interviews
On the evenings of the 8th and 9th of April 127 of our 5th Years underwent mock interviews in their career area of interest.
The purpose of the interviews is twofold:
A. To help students clarify their career ideas and research them in great detail before they go into 6th Year.
B. To learn how to prepare for an interview including putting together a CV and a cover letter and how to do a good interview.
Thanks to Mr Hugh O'Neill of Proctor and Gamble for delivering an Interview Skills workshop for the students to prepare them.
Thanks to the 60 parents, past pupils and friends of St Wolstan's who interviewed the girls, some of whom did so on both nights.
Thanks to the Prefects and other 5th years who helped with the organisation.
The entire event was a great success and we appreciate the help and co-operation of all involved without whom it could not happen.