IMG-20171123-WA0003On Thursday, 23 November the Bower was buzzing with activity as staff and students welcomed sixth class students to the annual open evening. The young girls and their parents were able to meet the staff, discuss subject choice,admire the wonderful facilities as seen on our Mannequin Challenge and chat to present Bower students about their experiences here.

All of the above supervised by the current Rose of Tralee Jenny Byrne and Westmeath Rose Eva Cooney. Both girls are past pupils of the school and represent the qualities we try to inculcate in our students.

All of the classrooms were on display but some proved to be more attractive than others as the crowds gathered to admire the choir and musicians perform, to marvel at the student art on show, to watch the cookery demonstration in the kitchens or the entertaining Junk Kouture Show.junk kout

The computer room was thronged as was the huge gym which featured displays of hockey, basketball and football. The Junk Kouture dresses, the coding games and the debating in the library were also major attractions drawing attention to the wide range of activities and competitions available to students.

Welcoming families to the evening, Deputy Principal Anne Beades assured them that they had arrived at a school where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a close knit welcoming atmosphere and a strong team spirit. Principal Noel Casey emphasised that each student is valued for herself in the Bower, and will be given every opportunity to shine, whatever her talents, due to the huge range of extracurricular activities on offer.big sis

The girls then recorded their visit with a photo at the Instagram and Snapchat frames. Many thanks to all students, particularly the sixth years, who took time out from their studies to help on the night.

The girls who enrolled will be invited to sit the CAT 4 test after Christmas to help with subject choice, and will be invited to an Induction Evening to ease the transition to secondary school.

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