SCHOOL CALENDAR UPDATE
On Tuesday, March 29, classes will finish at 12.35pm to facilitate a staff development day. The parent/teacher meeting for Fifth Year, LCA1, Second Year and TY2 will now take place on Thursday March 31st between 4.20 and 6.30pm.
BUILD A BANK FINALS
Well done to Abbey College Bank (ACB) team who travelled to the Arklow Bay Hotel on Thursday March 10th for the Regional Finals of the competition. The team impressed the judges with their innovative display and the knowledge they had gained through this process. Despite finishing outside the prizes much was learned and can be applied in the completion of their LCVP portfolios.
YELLOW FLAG PROGRAMME
Paula Madden (co–ordinator of the Yellow Flag programme) visited the college on Wednesday last to speak with the committee and to assist in the implementation of the programme. The Yellow Flag programme involves not only teachers and students of Abbey CC and De La Salle College but also parents and community organisations such as Craoi Rath Naoi, WAY project and CEART.
The aim of the programme is to promote inter-culturalism and equality. An inter-culturalism day is planned for Tuesday March 29 in Abbey CC from 11.15 am to 2pm. Various activities have been organised which include a display of baking featuring bread and cakes from various cultures and poetry displays.
We would like to extend an invitation to all parents of Abbey CC and De la Salle College to attend this event and your input would be greatly appreciated. Formula 1 Abbey CC successfully launched their fifth and final Race team into this years F1 in schools event. Team Ace Racing impressed both scrutineer's and judges with their miniature F1 race car designed on site in the college’s CAD design facilities.
The lead-up to the race event involved the students setting up a website, promoting the progress of the team and attracting sponsorship from local and engineering related businesses. Local business's who came on board included The Pineto Take-away Wicklow, J Flood Menswear, Mizzonis Pizza Wicklow and Heels boutique Wicklow. Arklow Bearings provided their engineering expertise and the School Completion Programme (SCP) came on board to offer support We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponspors for their support and to congratulate
the team on their achievement.
SENIOR CYCLE OPTIONS EVENING
On Monday, March 14 a Senior Cycle Options Evening was held in the college to inform prospective parents of the subjects and programmes available in Coláiste Chill Mhantáin. The principal, Mr. Donoghue, programme co – ordinators and career guidance teacher outlined the structure and requirements of the various programmes as well as the career paths available on completion of these programmes. The evening was well attended and proved very worthwhile.