Weekly Updates 16th September

Good morning to all Parents.
Once again, some updates on what is happening in our school community. Some information quoted below,  is relevant to all year groups, and others to some. The year group is quoted beside each paragraph to make it easier for parents to read information that is relevant to their child’s year group.
After School Study-change to times Tuesday & Wednesday (All groups)
Our Annual Open Night, for prospective incoming students, takes place on Wednesday evening, September 21st,  from 6:45pm. To facilitate preparations for this important night, afterschool study will finish for all students on Tuesday September 20th at 6pm and afterschool study will be cancelled on Wednesday 21st. Study will resume as normal on Thursday 22nd September.
2nd Year Parent Information evening (2nd years)
The 2nd year parent information evening takes place on Monday night, September 19th, at 7pm in the College Assembly Hall.
1st Year Activities Day (Friday September 23rd) early finish at 1pm (1st years)
Our 1st years will participate in an activities day on Friday September 23rd. They will come to school in their normal school uniform (and with their school bags and books for the day). From experience we know that the weather can often be changeable and while the last action we would want to take is to cancel the day, this can sometimes be necessary, due to bad weather. The activities will be broad ranging, and for students who do not have an interest in sport, there will be walks, games, lego, quizzes etc. The aim of the day is for the first-year cohort to bond and make new friends with the boys in their class group. All first years will finish at 1pm on Friday September 23rd.
Mid West Careers Fair  – Thursday 6th October 2022 (6th years only) 
The Mid west Careers Fair takes place in UL On Thursday 6th October .St. Munchin’s College have booked an afternoon slot for all our 6th Years attend (1.45 -3.15).This is the biggest and most popular Careers Fair for 6th Years in Munster. All the Third level colleges and universities will have information stands present on the day. Post Leaving Cert Colleges will also be in attendance along with Solas, the state agency responsible apprenticeships. There will also be representatives from major local employers. State agencies will have stands along with the Gardaí, Army ,Navy and Ambulance services. The Careers Fair promises to have numerous information stands with dedicated staff to answer any questions that students may have.
The afternoon offers a wonderful opportunity for students to begin planning and exploring their options for the future.
There is a 4 Euro entry charge for this event payable through the SMC app in the school shop section.
Limerick Open Days-  Friday 21st October2022 (5th & 6th Years) 
University of Limerick (UL) ,Mary Immaculate College (Mary I), Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) and Technological University of the Shannon (formerly LIT now TUS) will open their doors to thousands of prospective students on Friday 21st October .
This is an ideal chance for our 5th and 6th Years to visit the Limerick Campuses and meet staff and students. Thus all 5th Year and 6th Year students at St. Munchin’s,  will not be expected to attend school on Friday 21st October,  to afford them the opportunity to visit the colleges of their choice throughout the day. Lecturers, support staff and undergraduate students will be on hand at all colleges and campuses throughout the day to answer questions and queries about undergraduate programmes and future prospects. College Campus tours will also take place throughout the day at all four Limerick campuses .This promises to be an exciting and informative day, and a very beneficial day to many students, who may for the first time discover a course or a career path that interests them.
There is no charge for this event .  
Basketball Academy in SMC (Hoops Life) All Year Groups 
HOOPS Life will launch its academy sessions next week, Monday the 19th of September 2022, in St Munchin’s College, Corbally, Limerick. This program will last a total of 10 weeks in the first semester, with a second 10 week program scheduled in January for the second semester.
All academy skill development sessions, and S&C workouts will take place before school in each of our academies, and our coaches will assist with the coaching of the school teams in their usual after school training times.
In St Munchin’s College:
  • 1st and 2nd year basketball skill development workouts will also take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30am to 8:30am
  • U16 and U19 basketball skill development workouts will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30am to 8:30am
Athletes will be advised on their S&C session each week, and our Sport Psychology & Sports Nutrition talks, upon registration and when we start our skills sessions on Monday the 19th.
To register you can click on the link provided or go to our website at:
Have a lovely weekend,
Kind regards,
David Quilter   Lorraine Shiels