SUBJECT TASTER MORNING
Sixth class students from Gaelscoil Chill Mhaintáin visited Abbey CC on Thursday, March 24 for a subject taster morning. Students were given the opportunity to try two subjects, Metalwork and Home Economics where they made stylish skateboards and chocolate chip muffins with the assistance of our Sixth Year students.
Both classes were conducted in Irish and representatives from Foras na Gaeilge spoke with students and teachers “as Gaeilge” as part of the second stage of a competition that the college has been entered in.
The students met the challenge with enthusiasm and appeared to enjoy the practical experience. Many thanks to the teachers for facilitating this event and to Ms. Goff and our School Completion Officer Ms. Reardon for co–ordinating it.
Abbey CC took part in the First Year hurling blitz at the Arklow Leisure Centre on Wednesday last. In total six schools participated. Our team recorded one win from five in our matches. However, this statistic is somewhat misleading as Abbey CC lost three of those games by one score. The team was comprised of Kieran Bloomfield, Richard Dickenson, Dylan Dargan, Daniel Nolan, George O’Brien, John O’Brien, Aaron Dickenson and Christy Moorehouse. Man of the tournament for Abbey CC was Kieran Bloomfield who scored in all his outfield games whilst George O’Brien had a great game in goal in our victory over De La Salle College. Well done to all involved.
Abbey CC senior rugby team travelled to Gorey on Wednesday, March 16, to play Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew. It proved to be a very competitive game until the last twenty minutes when Abbey CC shot into the lead. The final score was Abbey CC 44 to Colásite Bhríde 25. Congratulations to the team and we wish them luck in their upcoming match against Arklow CC.
Our LCA1 students travelled to Glendalough on Thursday, March 24, to take part in a bonding exercise. The route chosen was ‘the Spink’ in Glendalough which is only three hours long but it is quite dramatic and brings the participants high up into the hills above the lakes of Glendalough. Although it was a tiring day, students and staff found it a very worthwhile and enjoyable exercise. Green Schools Competition Congratulations to Glen McCarthy, a First Year student in the college, who was awarded first prize in the Green Schools Competition. Glen’s winning logo was “Get into the green scene”.
This competition was run as part of our green flag programme and in conjunction with our Parents Association.
LEAVING CERTIFICATE ART TRIP
Our Leaving Certificate Art students visited the National Art Gallery, Dublin on Thursday March 24. Students found the visit both stimulating and enjoyable. The knowledge acquired will assist students in the history of art section of the course.
YELLOW FLAG FUNDRAISER
On Wednesday, March 23, a team consisting of our Sixth Year students played a team of teaching staff in a game of soccer at the White Gates pitch. Great skill and team spirit was shown by both teams throughout. The score was one all at the final whistle but the teachers won on penalties.
Well done to Jonah Graham (LCA2) who was the main organiser of this event which was in aid of the yellow flag programme. Jonah showed great skill both on and off the pitch and is to be commended for his organisational skills. Congratulations to the teachers who won the game. A most enjoyable afternoon was had by all.