Coláiste Chill Mhan­táin

Bray People - - COMMUNITY NEWS -


It is with deep re­gret that the school ac­knowl­edges the loss of Aaron Wright. Our thoughts are with his sis­ters Codie and Shauna, who are se­nior stu­dents in Coláiste Chill Mhan­táin.

We would like to of­fer our deep­est sym­pa­thies to the ex­tended Wright fam­ily.


On Thurs­day Novem­ber 20th, Lhamo Fitzsimons par­tic­i­pated in the Ju­nior Cat­e­gory of the All-Ire­land Semi-Fi­nal of the Po­etry Aloud com­pe­ti­tion in the Na­tional Li­brary of Ire­land. Her per­for­mance was highly ac­com­plished. Lhamo qual­i­fied for the Semi-Fi­nal at the Re­gional Heat of the com­pe­ti­tion, also hosted in the Na­tional Li­brary, in Oc­to­ber.

Lhamo re­cited two po­ems, one by W.B. Yeats and the other by Frank McGuin­ness. How­ever the com­pe­ti­tion was very strong and, although Lhamo did not pro­ceed to the Fi­nal in De­cem­ber, she ac­quit­ted her­self and rep­re­sented Coláiste Chill Mhan­táin very well.


Au­di­tions are on­go­ing in Coláiste Chill Mhan­táin in prepa­ra­tion for our Christ­mas Tal­ent Show which will be held on Fri­day De­cem­ber 19th. Well done to all who par­tic­i­pated in the au­di­tions and we look for­ward to see­ing the suc­cess­ful can­di­dates in the Tal­ent Show which is one of the high­lights of the aca­demic year.


Con­grat­u­la­tions to our Third Year stu­dents (3Shan­non) who with the as­sis­tance of their Civic So­cial and Po­lit­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion (CSPE) teacher Mr. McIn­er­ney held a spon­sored sleep over in Coláiste Chill Mhan­táin on Thurs­day Novem­ber 20th. Through this spon­sored event they raised an in­cred­i­ble €625 for Wick­low Can­cer Support. Well done to this in­no­va­tive group of stu­dents on this achieve­ment.


On Tues­day Novem­ber 25th Coláiste Chill Mhan­táin U–17 soc­cer team played Ark­low CBS. Ark­low CBS started the bet­ter of the side with a few half chances in the first twenty min­utes. After that Coláiste Chill Mhan­táin set­tled into the game.

It was 0-0 at half time but Coláiste Chill Mhan­táin struck the lead through a well worked team goal fin­ished off by Sea­mus Cos­grove. Shaun Vick­ers put Coláiste Chill Mhan­táin two up with a well worked in­di­vid­ual ef­fort be­fore Ark­low CBS won one back with a long ball. After soaking up a lit­tle Ark­low CBS pres­sure, Coláiste Chill Mhan­táin sealed the match through a sec­ond goal from Sea­mus Cos­grove.

Man of the match went to Alan Power for an ex­cel­lent dis­play at mid­field with Ross Quinn a close sec­ond at right back. Strong per­for­mances on the day also came from Shaun Vick­ers, Sea­mus Cos- grove and Stephan Cruise. Well done to the team on this vic­tory.


The In­struc­tional Lead­er­ship work­ing group met in St. Kevin’s Dunlavin on Tues­day Novem­ber 25th. Ms Cham­bers and Mr Guinan rep­re­sented Coláiste Chill Mhan­táin.

The group are work­ing on a pack­age of ac­tive learn­ing method­olo­gies that can be pre­sented to teach­ers in Kil­dare Wick­low Ed­u­ca­tion Train­ing Board (KWETB) schools. They in turn can then use them in their own class­room to en­hance their teach­ing and learn­ing.

The teach­ers in Coláiste Chill Mhan­táin are go­ing to con­cen­trate on Graphic Or­gan­is­ers such as mind maps. Th­ese can be done on the iPads as well as in copy books. A num­ber of dif­fer­ent learn­ing styles can be cov­ered in such an ap­proach to teach­ing a topic in any sub­ject.


On Wed­nes­day 26th Coláiste Chill Mhan­táin U 16gaelic foot­baller team were played in the Le­in­ster Ju­nior C Foot­ball Qual­i­fier Blitz in Bal­li­nakill. This was a three match round robin com­pe­ti­tion where our op­po­nents were Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege, Bray; Scoil Chonglais, Bal­intin glass and Gael­choláiste na Mara, Ark­low.

Coláiste Chill Mhan­táin had a re­sound­ing win in the first game against Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege, where we won on a score line of 4:4 to 2:2. This vic­tory buoyed the team with con­fi­dence when en­ter­ing into the sec­ond match against Scoil Chonglais. The play­ers played with great com­mit­ment and won the sec­ond match on a score­line of 3:5 to 1:5, with ex­cel­lent team per­for­mance from all play­ers.

The fi­nal game turned out to be the fi­nal in the com­pe­ti­tion. De­spite the two ear­lier vic­to­ries Coláiste Chill Mhan­táin missed some early chances and Gael­choláiste na Mara cap­i­talised on this to emerge vic­to­ri­ous. Over­all the team played with great en­thu­si­asm and team spirit.


A gen­tle re­minder that all First Year stu­dents that €25 needs to be given to their Men­tor on or be­fore Fri­day De­cem­ber 5th.

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