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Well done to our Form IV students who received their Microsoft Office Specialist certificates!



Coláiste Chiaráin travelled to UCD Boathouse in Islandbridge in Dublin to race against Blackrock College in the first annual boat race between the two schools. The weather was ideal for rowing with calm water and little wind. A total of seven races took place with Coláiste Chiaráin winning six. The rowers were delighted with their efforts and brought the cup home to Limerick. Well done to both clubs for a great day which we hope will become a tradition for many years to come

Quiz day!!

Best of luck to form V students from Michelangelo who are holding table quizzes for each year group on Wednesday 29th February to help raise funds for past pupils Emma Hannon and Jenny Loughran who are heading to Fiji to do charity work. We also hope our first years will enjoy their table quiz en Francais with thanks to the french department and the French Embassy. The questions are all "en francais" relating to La Francophonie - life, language, music, film, culture in French speaking countries.  Pupils will be able to use their ICT skills to download the quiz, research the answers and use the dictionary to help them.  They will then email their answers to the Embassy.

Important Notice: Registration Evening

Please note that our registration evening for incoming first years for the academic year 2012/2013 will take place in the South Court Hotel on Tuesday 28th February at 7pm. We look forward to meeting you all!!

Footballs Next Star!!

RTE and Celtic FC are looking for Football’s Next Star. 10 boys will be chosen to take part in a new TV series and one boy will win a dream place on Celtic FC’s Youth Academy, one of Europe’s biggest clubs.

Applicants must be male, 16 years of age and born on or between 1st January 1995 and the 3rd March 1996. They must also hold a valid Irish/EU passport and have resided in Ireland for the last 6 months.

If any of you match the criteria and think you could be Footballs Next Star, you can enter by emailing your name and contact details to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and they will get back to you as soon as possible. They will be holding trials in early March.

They’d love to see groups from Coláiste Chiaráin attend wearing their school strip, but individuals are also welcome.

Their information line is – (01) 8894970

Terms and conditions can be viewed on their website at

All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad

Congratulations to Cian Lannon, Sophie Olsthoorn and Erica de Capitani who have gotten through to the next round of the AILO in Dublin. The final will take place on March 20th!!

There will be a trophy for the winning individual and the winning team, as well as certificates for all participants. The top four students will then be invited to travel to Slovenia to represent Ireland in the International Linguistics Olympiad in July. In the two previous years that the school has participated in the competition Coláiste Chiaráin students have won a silver medal, a bronze medal and several commemorations. Hopefully this year we'll get the gold!! Best of luck!!!

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