Visit of his Excellency Most Rev. Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio, to Coláiste Chríost Rí.
It was a case of coming home for musician Jimmy Crowley this week as he returned to his alma mater Coláiste Chríost Rí to play a series of short concerts there during seachtain na Gaelige. Jimmy, who is based in Cobh, was educated in the Capwell school during the 1960s and has since become a household name for his folk music. He performed the first concert in the school’s recently refurbished theatre using the built-in sound system and lighting.
We've done it again!
CCRí students are the best at Maths in Ireland. Our team of Kyle Malone, Paul Ryan, Cathal Hourihan and Chris Mintern beat 15 other teams who had qualified through regional qualifiers to win the George Boole Cup. The final was held at the University of Limerick last weekend. The win is the latest in a series of successes for the Cork school. Congratulations to maths teachers Dave Mahony and Susan O' Connell.
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Celebrity chef Neven Maguire wil host a cookery demonstration for CCRí on Wednesday April 25th 2012 at the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork. Ticket are €20 with the proceeds going to the school's Horticulture project. Secure your seat now! Phone: 021-4274904
What a month! Críost Rí teams have won the All-Ireland Science Quiz, the Team Math competition and the UCC Electronic Engineering Quiz. It was the third year in a row that the Capwell students won the latter. In addition Liam Hurley, a 5th Year student has qualified for the Rotary All-Irelad Young Chef competition.
On the sports field CCRí has won the best all-round team in the Munster Atheltics competition. They will now go forward to the All-Ireland.
Coláiste Chríost Rí has done it again! In the 2011 leaving Certificate one of its 6th Year students, Stephen O' Brien, score 8 A1s. Only 10 students out of 58,000 in Ireland achieved the same feat. Stephen featured in all the national newspapers and also appeared on television. Well done to Stephen and his excellent teachers.
Overall the Críost Rí result were very impressive with school scoring well above the National average.
While our athletes were dominating the south Munster Track and Field championships, our senior students came out best in the annual Pfizer Chemistry quiz. Well done to all.