AVON­DALE C.C.

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HIS­TORY TRIP

On Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day last our Sixth Year His­tory stu­dents en­joyed a trip to the his­tor­i­cal city of Derry. Ac­com­pa­nied by their teach­ers Ms. Egan and Mr. Dug­gan the stu­dents vis­ited a num­ber of in­ter­est­ing sites in­clud­ing the Free Derry Mu­seum, The Ap­pren­tice Boys Hall and a guided tour along the city walls. The stu­dents re­garded the trip as thor­oughly en­joy­able and very ben­e­fi­cial for their Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate His­tory Course.

SEACH­TAIN NA GAEILGE

This week Se­ac­tain na Gaeilge was en­joyed by both teach­ers and pupils in Col¨¢iste Pobail Ab­hann D¨¢la. Classes took part in var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties and events to mark Seach­tain na Gaeilge and to cel­e­brate St. Pa­trick¡¯s Day. Tran­si­tion Year classes pre­sented projects on var­i­ous as­pects of Cul­tur na Gaeilge to Ju­nior classes, while First and Sec­ond Year stu­dents took part in a poster competition and our an­nual Ta­ble Quiz. Trath­nona na Gaeilge will be cel­e­brated on the eve of St. Pa­trick¡¯s Day where stu­dents will en­joy a tra­di­tional Ir­ish cel­e­bra­tion of ceili, ceol agus craic.

JU­NIOR BAS­KET­BALL

Congratulations to our First Year Boys' Bas­ket­ball Team who beat Ark­low CBS in their re­cent match and will now play Comer­agh Col­lege in the re­gional semi-fi­nals.

FOOT­BALL BLITZ

Our First Year Boys will take part in a foot­ball blitz on Wed­nes­day, March 16, or­gan­ised by Leighton Glynn.

GIRLS BAS­KET­BALL

Best wishes to our Ju­nior Girls Bas­ket­ball team who will play St. Mary’s Col­lege, Ark­low in the first round of the league.

TRAN­SI­TION YEAR NEWS

Our Tran­si­tion Year stu­dents have been keep­ing of late with a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties. Many thanks to Eimear Nes­bitt, Den­tal Hy­gien­ist for County Wick­low, for her in­for­ma­tive talk on Den­tal Hy­giene. A num­ber of Tran­si­tion Year stu­dents are also tak­ing part in an 8 week Web De­sign Course un­der the ex­cel­lent guid­ance of Mary Ann Byrne. Fol­low­ing their re­fer­ring course, with Hugh Kenny and the Wick­low GAA, 40 Tran­si­tion Year stu­dents suc­cess­fully com­pleted their ref­er­ee­ing ex­ams on Fri­day, March 11.

TY TRIP TO COLLINS BAR­RACKS

On Wed­nes­day, March 11, the TY stu­dents, ac­com­pa­nied by Ms. O¡¯Reilly and Ms. Noone en­joyed a trip to Collins Bar­racks as part of their Cul­tural Stud­ies mod­ule. While all of the dis­plays were ex­cel­lent, the stu­dents were par­tic­u­larly taken with the High Cross Ex­hi­bi­tion which fea­tured six repli­cas of High Crosses of Early Chris­tian Ire­land and the Neil Mulc­ahy Ex­hi­bi­tion which fea­tured the de­signs and clothes of the renowned Ir­ish fash­ion de­signer. A great day was had by all.

WORD OF THANKS

Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of the Work Ex­pe­ri­ence Pro­gramme for our Tran­si­tion Year the staff of Avon­dale Com­mu­nity Col­lege would like to thank all em­ploy­ers for giv­ing our Tran­si­tion Year stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to work in their places of em­ploy­ment.

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