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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!


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 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.

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