St Josephs College Borrisoleigh Notes

On Monday 7th March,the Leaving Cert Music class traveled to the National Concert Hall in Dublin to see ‘A Leaving Certificate Guide to Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique’. While it was a most enjoyable experience to hear three movements of the symphony performed live by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Gavin Maloney), by far the most beneficial aspect of the concert was presenter Paul Rissmann’s dissection of the work, reinforced by examples played by the orchestra and by visual aids in an overhead presentation. By breaking down the music into simpler parts, we left the concert hall with a greater understanding of this romantic-era work and as one of the most complex works on the Leaving Cert course, it was very helpful to see it performed with specific reference to the Leaving Cert music curriculum.

 St Josephs College Borrisoleigh Notes

St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperary

On Tuesday, it was the  turn of the Junior Certs to attend a similar presentation of their prescribed works. Again it was a valuable and illuminating experience which was of great benefit to the students in their preparation for their forthcoming exams. We fitted in a visit to the Natural History Museum (fondly known as the dead zoo!) and the G.P.O.  Given the significance of this historic building in the events of 1916, it gave the students an opportunity to reflect on what happened there almost exactly a hundred years ago.

Our Parent’s Council organised a Study Skills Seminar which we held on Saturday,

March 5th. Many students from 2nd up to 6th year attended. The presenter was Mr.

Enda O’Doherty of Study Skills Ireland. This was a very informative day with great

study and revision tips and excellent hints and exam techniques. Our students felt

inspired and motivated by the experience. The day was very enjoyable and worthwhile

and proved a fitting end to our POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH WEEK at St. Joseph’s College.

Ag Science  class had a great day in Gurteen Agricultural  college organised by agri

aware. Thanks to Stephen Grace Toomevarra  for a tour of his dairy farm on the way

home, all students appreciate this as they look forward to their practical


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