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Summer Exam Timetables

Timetables for 2nd & 5th Year Summer Examinations:

2nd Year Summer Exams

5th Year Summer Exams

Best of luck in your exams!!!

SGC School Bank

St. Gerald’s College school bank was set up this year in conjunction with the Bank of Ireland. The student bankers were carefully selected by Ms Flynn, Business teacher. They were chosen based on their application form, performance at interview along with their personal interest in the area of business and banking.

The student bankers are as follows: Conor Gillardy (Branch Manager), Finnian Martin (Operations & Audit Specialist), David Conlon (Sales & Marketing Manager), Patrick Livingstone & Donal Boyle (Customer Service Officials). They received their initial training from the BOI officials, Ms Sinead Cuffe & Mr Keith Higgins earlier in the year.

The student bankers open the bank every Thursday morning at small break in the canteen and to date they have in excess of forty student accounts opened.  There will be a draw for an iPad as soon as they have fifty accounts opened.  The student bankers are responsible for all aspects of running a bank as well as teaching their peers the importance of budgeting and saving. The student bankers are currently out on TY work experience but the bank will be open again on Thursday March 13th.

Cloud Covers win Social Media Award

Our 5th Year Enterprise team, Cloud Covers, have won the Social Media Award at today’s Mayo Enterprise Awards.

Well done to all! More details to follow.

Cloud Covers

Mayo Enterprise Awards live!

St Gerald’s college 5th Year Enterprise team ‘Cloud Covers’ (Matthew Ruane , John Dolan, Sean Tobin and Karl Benson) are pitching their business to a panel of judges at the Mayo Enterprise Awards. They are competing against 20 schools across Mayo with a final decision being made at 2pm. Best of luck lads!!!

Microsoft announce new CEO

Microsoft has named 22-year company veteran Satya Nadella as its next chief executive officer, while also announcing that co-founder Bill Gates would step down as chairman and advise the new CEO on technology.

The moves mark an epochal change of control at the company that drove the PC revolution.

Mr Nadella, a 46-year old born in India who led the creation of Microsoft’s cloud computing services, is only Microsoft’s third CEO in 39 years, taking over from Steve Ballmer, who inherited the job from Mr Gates in 2000.

The move ends a five-month search process at the Redmond, Washington-based company, triggered by the August announcement of Mr Ballmer’s decision to retire.

Source: rte.ie

Student Enterprise Awards Presentations

Today , the start up companies made in conjunction with the Student Enterprise Awards, presented their business plans to convince the judges to send them through to the next stage of the competition. All teams made excellent presentations and the judges commended everyone involved for their efforts!

In the end there had to be one winner which was ‘Cloud Covers’. Well done to John Dolan, Karl Benson, Matthew Ruane and Seán Tobin who will be getting ready for the next stage of the competition! www.cloudclubcovers.com

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Above is ‘Fianna Fuel’ presenting their idea of environmentally friendlier fire logs.

Cloud Covers is Growing!

Cloud Covers, a start up company made in St Gerald’s College is seeing significant growth in their online presence!

This is good news for the guys! If you want to know what all the fuss is about contact them;

Email: info@cloudclubcovers.com
Online: www.cloudclubcovers.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cloudclubcovers
Twitter: www.twitter.com/CloudClubCovers

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Cloud Covers – Student Enterprise Awards

Here’s a look at some of the covers available from Cloud Covers, a business made by some 5th years as part of the Student Enterprise Awards!

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Check out their brand new website ; http://cloudcovers.weebly.com/

TY Mini Company

TY Mini CompanyOn the 30th of November last, the students in the SGC TY Mini Company ran a stall at the Castlebar Christmas Market in the Breaffy House Events Arena.

In the run up to the event, students made handcrafted products during school time in the hope of selling them to customers on the day. A lot of time, effort and commitment was shown by all students in the class in the days and weeks leading up to the event. Christmas Cribs, Logs, Cards and Festive Treats were made during class time and also after school. The Advertising and Marketing Team of Darragh Judge, Maitiu McCormack, Ryan Gibbons, Cian Mitchell and David Conlon did a great job of making posters and collecting spot prizes from many generous businesses around the town for use in conjuction with the Lucky Dip competition that the company were hoping to run at the market.

The Friday evening before the event we set up the stall with all of our products from 6-8:30pm. On Saturday the 30th of November Students from the company arrived in Breaffy House at 10am to put the finishing touches to the stall in the hope of a busy day ahead. Large crowds entered the arena from as early as 10am in to see what bargains they could find. Our finely crafted products attracted much interest throughout the day which rewarded our hard work and effort. The Lucky Dip Competition was very popular with the customers with some people even entering twice! As the day drew to an end it became clearly evident that the stall at the Castlebar Christmas Market was a huge success for the students of the TY Mini Company.

We would like to thank our TY Mini Company Co-ordinator Ms.Flynn, Principal Mr.Hyland, Deputy Principal  Mr.Hannon, TY Co-ordinator Mr. Kelleher and everyone else who made our Christmas Market a great triumph!

 

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Power cuts for Christmas?

Follow the latest in ESB’s threat of Industrial Action. Talks fail again….

 


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