Please note the following changes have been made to the school calendar: The parent/ teacher meeting for Third Year, Sixth Year, TY 1 and LCA2 will now take place on Tuesday March 15th between 4.20 and 6.30pm. The parent/ teacher meeting for Fifth Year, Second Year LCA1 and TY2 will now take place on Thursday March 31st between 4.20 and 6.30pm. ·
On Tuesday, March 29, school finishes at 12.35pm to accommodate a staff planning day. Parents Association Abbey CC will hold a Parents Association meeting on Thursday March 10th at 7.30pm. This will be followed by a joint Parents Association meeting with De La Salle College. All parents are welcome.
Our Transition Year students were given a very informative talk on beekeeping by Mr. Willie O’Byrne on Tuesday February 15th. Willie touched on many aspects of this wonderful hobby. Hopefully the beekeeping fraternity will have many new converts!
YELLOW FLAG PROGRAMME
The yellow flag committee met recently and much was discussed in preparation for the multiculturalism day on Monday, March 28. A coffee morning took place on Wednesday last in the college for parents of First and Second Year students. During the coffee morning parents were made aware of the programme and were given an opportunity to give there views on its development in Abbey CC. The yellow flag programme promotes inter-culturalism which ensures that people from all different backgrounds and cultures are treated equally. On completion of the programme the college will be awarded a yellow flag in recognition of its commitment to diversity.
On Thursday March 3rd, our Fifth Year students attended a production of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ in the Helix, Dublin. The students enjoyed the live performance of the play which they are currently studying for their Leaving Certificate English course and found great benefit from the live performance. Overall a most enjoyable time was had by all.
Our annual Celebrity Chef initiative took place on Friday, March 4, in the college. A local celebrity chef, Siobhan Donnelly proprietor of Donelli’s restaurant Wicklow, taught First Year Home Economics students how to prepare, cook and serve a wide variety of quick, economical and nutritious snacks.
The aim of this initiative is to promote healthy eating. We would like to thank Siobhan for sharing her knowledge and skills and for her continued support.
WORLD BOOK DAY
World Book Day took place on Thursday March 3rd. To celebrate this event all First Year JCSP students were brought down to the Bridge Street Bookshop in Wicklow where they were allowed to buy a book each using World Book Day vouchers which were worth €1.50 off the cost of the book. The library also organised an event called “Drop Everything and Read”. For this event, boxes of books from the library were left in classrooms throughout the school. At a set time, all classes stopped what they were doing and the students were allowed to read a book from the designated boxes. This initiative was designed to develop a student’s interest in books and reading. Information Evening for Coláiste Chill Mhantáin An information evening was held for parents of incoming First Year students to Coláiste Chill Mhantáin on Thursday March 3rd in the college. The Principal, Mr. Donoghue, addressed the group and outlined the subject choices available. Parents were also informed of the various procedures that will be in operation in the school and were presented with a Parents’ Guide to life in Coláiste Chill Mhantáin.