Colaiste Chraobh Abhann
Well done to all students who received their Junior Certificate results last Wednesday. There were plenty of smiles and happy faces to be seen around the school, with many students receiving excellent grades in many subject areas.
PARENTS INFORMATION NIGHT
A reminder to all parents and guardians of first year students that there will be an Information Evening this Thursday, September 17 at 8 p.m.
The AGM of the Parents Association will take place this Thursday, September 17 at 9p.m., immediately after the first year Information Evening. Parents Council nominations will be accepted on the night.
A reminder to all that school will finish at 12.30p.m. this Thursday, September 17 for a staff meeting, Transport is not guaranteed at this time.
HIGHER OPTIONS CONFERENCE
All fifth year students will attend the Higher Options Conference in Dublin on Wednesday September 16th. This conference provides students with an excellent opportunity to view the variety of third level courses which are on offer to them.
Our annual Anti-Bullying Week will take place next week from Monday, September 21 to Friday, September 25. Students are encouraged to develop an attitude and an awareness towards anti-bullying. While attention will be drawn to anti-bullying in all subject areas, particular focus on the issue will be made in SPHE classes.
39 students and 4 staff members will soon be arriving from Wieselgrensskolan, Helsinborg in Sweden for the second leg of the Swedish exchange programme. Our students visited Sweden last year. We wish the Swedish visitors an enjoyable stay with us.
A sincere thank you to the Parents Association for the funding support we received for the re-equipping of one of the computer rooms in the school. This is a wonderful facility afforded to all students for research and schoolwork.
On Tuesday September 15th Transition Year students will be given a presentation on “Mountjoy and Its Place in Society” by John Dooley, a prison officer from Mountjoy. As a follow on from this presentation our students will take part in a guided tour of Mountjoy Prison. This visit is due to take place in the coming weeks. On Monday, September 14 and 21, Wicklow Enterprise Board will make a presentation to Transition Year students on mini companies and the work involved in setting these companies up. Transition Year students will be taking part in a two-day team building programme in Causey Farm in Co. Meath this Thursday and Friday.
Estonia is the latest destination of the students and teachers involved in our two year Comenius EU project. On 17th September, three Fifth Year students and two teachers flew to Tallin for a four day visit to two schools who are taking part in our multilateral partnership. The students showcased a 10 minute film made about Colaiste Chraobh Abhann and the village of Kilcoole, and found out the results of a fitness and health survey carried out in all the participating schools. Our students also spent an evening teaching everyone on the Estonian trip Irish dancing! We will welcome teachers and students from Turkey, England, Estonia, Spain and Germany to Colaiste Chraobh Abhann on November 19 for a return visit.