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 Announcement from The Board of Governors

Owing to the Principal’s absence due to illness the Board of Governors has confirmed that the two Vice Principals will provide the strategic leadership of the school on an interim basis. Mr Foncy McConnell will take on the responsibility of Acting Principal and Mr Anthony White will take on the responsibility of Acting First Vice Principal.

On behalf the Board, I would like to reassure parents and the wider school community that CBS Grammar School Omagh will continue to maintain the high excellent standards as demonstrated in the results which show CBS is the best performing boys school in Northern Ireland in 2014.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr Brannigan and we hope that he makes a speedy recovery.

Mr Patrick McMahon
Chairman of the Board of Governors
 Saine Weekly Newsletter
Saine Weekly - Friday, May 29, 2015

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 Omagh CBS 10k / 5k Run & Walk

For the results, please click here

On Saturday 21st February the CBS had a very memorable day with our third annual 10k Run and 5k Run/Walk.

By the start of both the 5k and 10k races, shortly after 11am, there were over 231 registered for the 5k run and 186 entered for the 10k run and several hundred more participating in the walk. Some of the top athletes in the area and beyond took part, some travelling from Belfast and further afield to participate and were joined by many of the school’s students with their families. It was a great family day and community occasion for the school with mothers and their babies, grandparents and whole families participating and competing alongside our own students and members of staff. The school is delighted with the level of support it received and would like to thank all participants for supporting the event.

This year was particularly special as the school commemorated the life and many achievements of past pupil, Enda Dolan, and over 500 pupils, staff, Enda’s family and friends wore the yellow ‘spirit of Enda Dolan’ wristband to remember and celebrate Enda on the day. The ‘Spirit of Enda Dolan’ cup was also awarded to the first 10K CBS student, Paedar Quinn.  The 5k ‘Spirit of Enda Dolan’ shield went to top CBS athlete, Sean Corry, with brother Jacob coming in literally a fraction of a second after him. Both students, along with Eoin Bradley finished the course in a very impressive 19 minutes and 10 seconds.

Ciaran Collins, Delfim Pimeniel and Seanie Meyler were first, second and third in the 10k with a time of 36.00, 36.11 and 39.00 respectively. The first 10k female was Pauline McGurren who completed the course in 39:34 followed closely by Grainne O’Hagan form Knockmany runners with a time of 42:36. First and Second in the female 5k went to Aiobhin Murray (22:59) and Niamh McEvoy (26:19).

The school would also like to express their appreciation to Cappagh GFC for their tremendous support on the day – the Cappagh under 14 squad all turned up on the day to complete the run in memory of Enda and show their support for younger brother Ben, who started the 5k run with father Peter starting the 10k run. Cappagh GFC also generously matched the entry fee of their U14 participants.

The school would also like to thank all the staff, students and members of Omagh harriers and Omagh Triathlon club who marshalled the two courses. Also, thanks goes to Michael Ward, who was the race director, and again members of Omagh Harriers and Omagh Triathlon club who brought their expertise and provided a very professional approach to the event with their signage, laying out the course and their organisation of the competitors at the start and finish of the races.

All profits from the race will be donated to Ebola appeal and CLIC Sargent and the school will also be making a contribution to the Enda Dolan foundation.

The school received excellent support from a number of sponsors and would like to acknowledge and thank them all for their support. We would particularly like to thank the following companies: :

Laird’s jewellers, Sallys , McDermott’s building supplies, McGread (Omagh) coach hire, Murray’s Dental, Strathroy Dairy, Coco Cola, Peter Gormley Physiotherapy & Water supplies, Henderson’s, Supervalu Omagh, Subway Omagh, Farringdon Foods, Lynas Food Supplies, Western Catering, Gortrush Catering.    All chip timings and photographs are available on the school website.

 Year 12 Mock Learning Lists

 Saine Weekly A Tribute to Enda Dolan
 Drug Awareness

 Key Stage 3 Assessment Schedule

 Year 11 Assessment 2014-16 Pupils

 Year 12 Assessment 2013-15 Pupils

 Post 16 Assessment

 Arrangements for School Re-Opening and Holidays

Arrangements for School Opening in September 2015
(2015-16 Academic Year)

For full information on the School re-opening dates, along with School Holidays for the 2015-16 Academic Year, please click here to open the document.

 Art & Technology Exhibition

FULL STEAM AHEAD: Art and Technology Exhibition of the Class of 2015

This year saw the first of our CBS STEAM events, incorporating the Arts with the STEM subject of Technology and Engineering. Both the Art and Technology Departments teamed up to celebrate the success of our current GCSE, AS and A2 ‘A’ level in the form of an Exhibition of Works. The event was attended by parents, students and teachers on Monday 9th June 2015.All two Art rooms and the A level centre where transformed into exhibition spaces and displayed the excellent talents and efforts of our students. On display was a fascinating range of expressive and creative artworks demonstrating the wide range of specialisms on offer in the Art and Technology Departments. An eccletic exhibition was enjoyed by all, with exceptional examples of Fine Art Drawing & Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics, Graphic design and computer imaging as well as Textiles and Fashion Design. In the A Level Centre, work from our suite of GCSE subjects (Technology & Design, Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing) dominated the large space and was complimented by our AS and A2 Technology practical projects. The work that was on display accounted for 30%-50% of the overall pupil marks in their respective subjects and parents were astounded at the high quality of workmanship achieved by their sons.
To view photographs, click here.
 Home Access Plus+ - Access your files from home

Both pupils and staff can use Home Access Plus+ to access their personal files and shared areas at school, via an internet browser. This enables users to access their files outside of school.  Please note that this is only for access to a user's non-c2k account. For a brief guide on HAP+, please click here.

 GCSE Engineering and Technology Success

The entire Technology department at Omagh CBS are extremely proud of Damien and Sean on their fantastic achievement at GCSE level. Both rewards are well deserved and we wish them every success in their current AS level studies.

Above: Sean Bradley who achieved 3rd in NI for GCSE Engineering along with his Yr 11 teacher and Head of Technology, Mrs Una Doherty

Above: Damien Teague who achieved 1st in NI for GCSE Technology & Design. He is pictured along with his Yr 12 teacher, Mr Jim Murray

 Omagh CBS 5/10k Gallery

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Trinity College Dublin and NUI Galway have announced a new A-Level applicant scheme which will give NI students studying 3 A-Levels the opportunity to gain a place on some of the high demand courses for the first time.

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Address: Christian Brothers Grammar School, Kevlin Road, Omagh, Co Tyrone, BT78 1LD
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