Coláiste Bhríde

Bray People - - SCHOOLS REPORT -


Con­grat­u­la­tions to our first year foot­ball team on reach­ing the quar­ter fi­nal stage of the com­pe­ti­tion fol­low­ing a re­cent win against Dunlavin Com­mu­nity Col­lege. The fi­nal score of 6-6 to 3-6 re­flects the de­ter­mi­na­tion and team­work of this im­pres­sive team. Par­tic­u­larly out­stand­ing per­for­mances were wit­nessed on the day from Owen Byrne, Cian Moules, Sean Murphy, Kil­lian Gil­li­gan and Daniel Be­han. HAND­BALL UP­DATE

Our hand­ballers trav­elled most re­cently to Wex­ford to play in the Le­in­ster League and came home sat­is­fied with good per­for­mances all round. Wayne Kinsella was victorious in all his games and will now progress to the All-Ire­land Semi Fi­nal at U17 level. Conor Hill-Doyle and Adam Doyle reached the fi­nal of the day to be nar­rowly beaten by a St. Peter’s Col­lege duo.

Daniel Cur­rry marched through his com­pe­ti­tion and ad­vances also to the semis at U15 cat­e­gory. Aaron Kinsella and Aaron Pat­ter­son met stiff op­po­si­tion in their fi­nal game and just lost out to a strong Wex­ford Vocational Col­lege team. GET YOUR TICK­ETS!

Get your tick­ets! The TY/Home First An­nual Drama Night takes place on Thurs­day 31st Jan­uary at 8pm in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew. The stu­dents and older mem­bers of the com­mu­nity have again come to­gether to work and re­hearse on a trio of ex­cerpts which will ap­peal to all, en­ti­tled ‘The Mu­si­cians’, ‘Ground­hog Day’ and ‘The Sil­ver Dol­lar Boy’. En­try is payable on the door and your con­tin­ued sup­port for what is al­ways a great cross-gen­er­a­tional event would be most ap­pre­ci­ated again this year. DE­BAT­ING

Hearty con­grat­u­la­tions to the won­der­ful Con­cern de­bat­ing team of Jessie Newsome, Eoin O’Don­nell, Han­nah Moroney and Aoife Smith who met St. Mary's CBS, Car­low in the fi­nal qual­i­fy­ing round of the Con­cern De­bates. Coláiste Bhríde op­posed the mo­tion that ‘The UN be­longs on the scrap heap of his­tory’. Their dy­namic and cre­ative style im­pressed the judges and al­lowed them to se­cure an­other win in the league phase of the com­pe­ti­tion. They are now down to the last six­teen schools in Ire­land. We wish them con­tin­ued success as they await their next mo­tion for the knock­out phase. PHYSICS AT NUI MAYNOOTH

The 6th Year Physics stu­dents trav­elled to NUI Maynooth last week and got a chance to com­plete some manda­tory ex­per­i­ments for their Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate in a fully equipped univer­sity lab­o­ra­tory. The stu­dents found it very worth­while, in par­tic­u­lar those who wish to pur­sue Sci­ence cour­ses at 3rd level next year. HOCKEY

The Se­nior hockey team recom­menced the South East Hockey League yes­ter­day in En­nis­cor­thy against Pre­sen­ta­tion Wex­ford. While the girls showed huge signs of im­prove­ment, they couldn’t pull off a win and lost on a score­line of 3-1. SOC­CER

The U17 team had a tough game last week against Wex­ford CBS. De­spite go­ing a goal down in the early stages, they man­aged to score three goals to se­cure a semi-fi­nal place against Pre­sen­ta­tion, Bray. We wish them well. MEITHEAL AWARDS

Fif­teen Meitheal lead­ers trav­elled to New Ross last week for the An­nual Meitheal Awards Cer­e­mony. Fol­low­ing some won­der­ful en­ter­tain­ment, guest speaker, Mr John Lon­er­gan, gave an in­spi­ra­tional pre­sen­ta­tion. Stu­dent lead­ers were then awarded cer­tifi­cates in recog­ni­tion of their par­tic­i­pa­tion in Lead­er­ship and Per­sonal Devel­op­ment Train­ing and for their com­mit­ment to work­ing as a Meitheal Lead­ers in their school.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all stu­dents in­volved. They have played a cru­cial role in the in­duc­tion of first year stu­dents and have helped them im­mea­sur­ably as they have set­tled into sec­ondary school since Septem­ber. ERAS­MUS PRO­GRAMME

Pre­sen­ta­tion John Byrne, a Car­low IT in­ter­na­tional busi­ness stu­dent vis­ited the school last week to speak to TY and 5th year stu­dents about the Eras­mus pro­gramme. He ex­plained many prac­ti­cal as­pects of the pro­gramme and shared his own ex­pe­ri­ences of liv­ing and study­ing in Ger­many. The pro­gramme is avail­able to univer­si­ties in Euro­pean coun­tries and has played a key role in the devel­op­ment of for­eign lan­guage stud­ies in Ir­ish for a num­ber of years. YOUNG SCI­EN­TISTS

Jessie Newsome and Orla Cleary rep­re­sented the school re­cently in the BT Young Sci­en­tist Com­pe­ti­tion. Their project en­ti­tled 'Con­struc­tion of a Wind-up Phone Charger and Sup­port of its Ad­van­tages' at­tracted quite an amount of me­dia at­ten­tion with both TV3 and RTE in­ter­view­ing the girls!

Simon Har­ris TD for Wicklow, who works with Ir­ish Aid also spoke with the girls and was ex­tremely im­pressed and keen to ex­plore the pos­si­bil­ity of de­vel­op­ing the project for other ap­pli­ca­tions such as charg­ing lap­tops for use in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries. Well done to the girls for their hard work, com­mit­ment and in­no­va­tion.

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