Coláiste Chraobh Ab­hann

Bray People - - SCHOOLS REPORT -

5TH YEAR PAR­ENT-TEACHER-STU­DENT

We look for­ward to wel­com­ing our par­ents and guardians of Fifth year stu­dents at our forth­com­ing par­ent-teacher-stu­dent and men­tor­ing meet­ing, on Thurs­day 31st Jan­uary. Each stu­dent has been as­signed a teacher men­tor, to help them fo­cus on their third-level choices and aca­demic and per­sonal progress. The fo­cus of the meet­ing on Thurs­day will be to es­tab­lish each stu­dent’s in­ter­est ar­eas for CAO, and to fo­cus on how they can work to achieve the points they re­quire through study and per­sonal goals. FIFTH YEAR PAR­ENT IN­FOR­MA­TION

Many thanks to the par­ents and guardians of Fifth year stu­dents who at­tended the re­cent In­for­ma­tion Night. This evening was a great op­por­tu­nity for par­ents and guardians to be in­formed about the aca­demic op­por­tu­ni­ties of­fered to their childen. Par­ents were given in­for­ma­tion and ad­vice about col­lege op­tions, men­tor­ing and ways in which stu­dents could en­hance their aca­demic progress. ‘ALL SHOOK UP’ TICK­ETS

Tick­ets are on sale for this year’s CCA mu­si­cal, ‘All Shook Up’, which will be per­formed in the Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre in Bray, on Wed­nes­day 13th, Thurs­day 14th and Fri­day 15th March 2013. Stu­dents and staff are look­ing for­ward to a great show and the ex­cite­ment is al­ready build­ing. Tick­ets are avail­able from the Mer­maid box of­fice, on (01) 2723140, at www.mer­maid­arts­cen­tre.ie and through the school. We look for­ward to see­ing ev­ery­one there! SCHOOL LI­BRARY

The ‘Drop Ev­ery­thing and Read’ pro­gramme, de­signed to en­cour­age stu­dents to en­joy and in­crease their read­ing, has recom­menced for the spring term. Dur­ing des­ig­nated English classes stu­dents are en­cour­aged to read a novel of their choos­ing. Stu­dents are also en­cour­aged to use the school li­brary’s lend­ing fa­cil­ity, which op­er­ates dur­ing lunchtimes. The li­brary has re­cently been re­stocked with a huge range of new ti­tles, which are prov­ing very pop­u­lar with stu­dents. CAMO­GIE TRAIN­ING

Camo­gie train­ing will take place each Mon­day from 4-5pm on the school pitch, for all play­ers. New mem­bers are wel­come so please come along and join Ms Don­nelly! HEINEKEN CUP TOUR

Stu­dents were de­lighted to get the chance to have their photo taken with the Heineken Cup when it ar­rived at the school last Mon­day, as part of its tour of schools. TRAN­SI­TION YEAR BUILD A BANK

The Tran­si­tion Year Bank ' Scrump­tious Sav­ings' was off­i­cally launched by Deirdre Healy AIB and CCA prin­ci­pal Mr Eiveres, on Mon­day 21st Jan­uary.

The team of six stu­dents con­sist­ing of Alan­nah Bel­lamy, Sinead O'Connor, Conor Eivers, Laura Flood, Katie Cole­man and Cil­lian Molloy have done an out­stand­ing job pro­mot­ing bank­ing and sav­ing by stag­ing a pro­mo­tion day for all first, sec­ond and tran­si­tion year stu­dents. They or­gan­ised in­for­ma­tion dis­plays, com­pe­ti­tions, ex­er­cises and food to cel­e­brate the launch of this year’s bank. Their theme is based around the con­cept of Char­lie and the Choco­late Fac­tory and links in with the num­ber 10, the an­niver­sary of our school. The bank is now open ev­ery Thurs­day at lunch time for open­ing of ac­counts and on­go­ing sav­ings. MOCK EX­AMS

We wish the very best of luck to our Third and Sixth year stu­dents who have com­menced their mock ex­ams this week. Stu­dents have been study­ing hard in re­cent weeks and we wish them well in their ef­forts. LCA TASK IN­TER­VIEWS

Our Fifth and Sixth year Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate Ap­plied stu­dents were in­ter­viewed by ex­ter­nal ex­am­in­ers this week as part of their con­tin­u­ous as­sess­ment. Stu­dents dis­played and dis­cussed work they had done on their most re­cent tasks. Well done to all stu­dents for their hard work. TY VISIT TO DCU

Tran­si­tion Year stu­dents had a very en­joy­able and valu­able day out last week when they vis­ited the cam­pus of Dublin City Univer­sity. The mod­ern and in­no­va­tion-led cam­pus was hugely ad­mired by stu­dents. All TYs were given a tour of DCU’s build­ings and fa­cil­i­ties, and vis­ited lec­ture the­atres and got the op­por­tu­nity to meet mem­bers of staff. COF­FEE MORN­ING

Well done to 5GMY stu­dents who held a cof­fee morn­ing on Thurs­day 24th Jan­uary and raised over €100 in aid of the Ir­ish Can­cer So­ci­ety. The cakes and re­fresh­ments were en­joyed by all, and well done to the stu­dents on their hard work.

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