COUNTY FINAL VICTORY
On Thursday, March 3, the Senior Girls Football team made history in Avondale Community College by capturing their first ever A Championship title. The team competed in a very tightly contested match against Scoil Chonglais, Baltinglass. The match was score to score and on the final whistle the teams were level.
Ten, nail biting, minutes of extra time were played before Avondale emerged victorious. The team was captained by Sarah Miley who accepted the trophy on behalf of her elated team mates. Top scorer for Avondale was Amy Murphy who scored an impressive (2-9).
The team was made up of the following students Rebecca Cassin, Megan Davis, Alison Kearney, Katie Kennedy, Emer Byrne, Sarah Miley (2-3), Amy Murphy (2-9), Laura Kavanagh, Emma Birro, Katie Miley (1-4), Caithlin Olohan, Lauren Kennedy, Rachel Byrne, Lorna Driver, Aoife Clarke (1-0), Tracey Sunderland, Rebecca Connor, Emma Kennedy, Nicola Randle, Chrissy Byrne, Katie Doran, Dara Byrne, Aoife Byrne and Elizabeth Murphy.
ROTARY YOUNG CHEF COMPETITION
Remaining calm under pressure is what Transition Year student Rebecca Cullen does best. Cooking for a panel of judges in Fáilte Ireland’s Headquarters appeared to come as natural to our budding young chef as preparing a meal at home. Under the guidance of her Home-Economics teacher Ms. Byrne, Rebecca’s delicious three course meal secured her a winning place in the All-Ireland Young Chef Rotary Competition.
As part of her prize Rebecca is now busy preparing for her work placement with celebrity chef Nevin Maguire in his award winning restaurant in Cavan.
WORLD BOOK DAY CELEBRATIONS
Celebrating World Book Day promotes a love of books and reading in our school. Following on from previous years the students of Avondale Community College were delighted to celebrate this year’s World Book Day in the presence of local author Christy Kenneally.
Sharing his love of language and books with our First Year students, the main aim of this event was to encourage our students to explore the pleasure of books and reading.
Our senior students also joined Christy in a Writer’s Workshop, during which they acquired some practical creative writing tips from the highly acclaimed author. As part of this year’s celebrations all nonexam students also enjoyed a reading week where they were given the opportunity to read a selection of novels provided by the English Department. We hope that this year’s event and continued efforts will instil a love of books among our students.
DESIGN A BOOK MARK COMPETITION
As part of this year’s World Book Day Celebrations the Art Department launched their Design a Bookmark competition. Students from all years were given the opportunity to create their own bookmark. The winner of which will be announced in the coming days.
CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION
Following the success of Avondale Writes, the school’s publication of student’s work, the Parents Association have kindly offered to sponsor A Creative Writing Competition. Students from all years are encouraged to participate. Prizes will be awarded to the best short-story writer from each year group. All stories must be typed and must be between 500-2000 words.
To coincide with Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations in the school, the Music Department is delighted to announce that there will be a small music recital held in the school on Monday 14 March at 7 pm. We hope that some parents will join us for this seisiún which will showcase the talents of our music students.