Coláiste Chraobh Ab­hann

Bray People - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

1ST YEAR BUSINESS TRIP

One of the high­lights of our Business and En­ter­prise week last week was the visit by First years to the Bank and Credit Union in Grey­stones last Fri­day. Get­ting to ex­pe­ri­ence first hand the work of th­ese in­sti­tu­tions and meet the peo­ple who work there helps our stu­dents to get to grips with the Business Stud­ies cur­ricu­lum in a real-life way and gives them a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of what they are study­ing.

The week over­all was a great suc­cess, par­tic­u­larly the vis­its to CCA from our speak­ers, who in­cluded Mar­garet Hoc­tor of Kil­mullen Farm, Therese Moy­lan from IADT and Clodagh O’Brien of Druids Glen Re­sort. Stu­dents thor­oughly en­joyed the week. Many thanks to the Business Depart­ment for or­gan­is­ing this se­ries of events.

JU­NIOR CAMOGIE WIN

A huge con­grat­u­la­tions to the Ju­nior Camogie team on their win against St Kevin’s, beat­ing them by ten goals and three points to zero. Jade Byrne scored two goals and a point, Rachel Crimes scored a point, Caitlin O’Toole four goals and one point and Sophia Smirnova four goals. The player of the match was Caitlin O’Toole. Well done to ev­ery­one who took part!

1ST YEAR BOYS GAELIC BLITZ

On Thurs­day 20th Novem­ber, our First year gaelic foot­ballers trav­elled to Bray Em­mets grounds and took part in a 9-a-side blitz. There were enough play­ers for two teams, so ev­ery­one got plenty of foot­ball. There were some great per­for­mances through­out the day, most no­tably de­fend­ers Cian McHugh and Christo­pher Murphy, mid­field­ers Daniel Testa and Oisin Cullen and the free scor­ing Jack El­liot.

The panel on the day was : Kamil Pawlak, Diar­muid Murphy, Ciaran Keogh, Cian McHugh, Ciaran Crimes, Sam Ire­land, Adam Gal­lagher, Daniel Testa, Christo- pher Murphy, Cormac Tim­mons, Oisin Cullen, Jack El­liot, Kalom Mur­diff, Fionn Mans­field, Sean Leacy, Oisin Cos­grave, Cian Creagh, Ryan Mur­ray and Alec Green. Well done to all in­clud­ing trainee bain­is­teoirs from TY Conor Toole and Luke Evans.

U 15S SOC­CER

Well done to the Un­der 15s CCA soc­cer team who drew 1-1 against St Bren­dan s last week, with a last minute equaliser scored by team cap­tain Charley Delaney Byrne. Man of the Match was Liam Od­lum. Well done to all play­ers.

EN­GI­NEER­ING TRAIN­ING

STEPS, an ini­tia­tive set up by En­gi­neers Ire­land to en­cour­age sec­ond-level stu­dents to take up sci­ence and en­gi­neer­ing sub­jects and ca­reers, vis­ited CCA re­cently to en­cour­age our TY stu­dents to ex­plore the world of sci­ence and en­gi­neer­ing. En­gi­neer Gra­ham Parker spoke to the stu­dents about the va­ri­ety and ex­cite­ment of a ca­reer in the sci­ence and en­gi­neer­ing fields, and then en­cour­age stu­dents to take part in some prac­ti­cal, prob­lem-solv­ing ac­tiv­i­ties. The stu­dents hugely en­joyed solv­ing the prob­lems and work­ing on their own ini­tia­tive. Many thanks to Ms McDon­agh for or­gan­is­ing the visit.

BOYS BAS­KET­BALL

Boys bas­ket­ball train­ing takes place on Wed­nes­days, from 1.45 to 2.45 in the PE hall. Don t for­get your PE gear. All are wel­come!

PO­ETRY COM­PE­TI­TION

Well done to ev­ery­one who en­tered the First year po­etry com­pe­ti­tion. The stan­dard was ex­tremely high, and it was a hard task to judge and se­lect three win­ners! The prizes went to Ellen Devlin, 1AWH, in first place; Jenitta Jimmy, 1AWH in sec­ond place, and Kelianne Cough­lan, 1ERN, in third place. Well done to the girls and to all who took part.

SVP SHOE BOX AP­PEAL

Stu­dents and staff are re­minded about our an­nual shoe box ap­peal for St Vincent de Paul. Our school al­ways con­trib­utes very gen­er­ously to this im­por­tant ap­peal for Christ­mas. Items must be in by 4th De­cem­ber.

2ND YEAR PTS MEET­ING

We look for­ward to meet­ing the par­ents and guardians of our Sec­ond year stu­dents at their Par­ent/Teacher/Stu­dent meet­ing on Thurs­day, 4th De­cem­ber. The meet­ing starts at 4.15pm.

XMAS IN­DOOR BOOT SALE

We wel­come you to CCA on Sun­day 7th De­cem­ber for what prom­ises to be a great day, at our Mega Christ­mas In­door Boot Sale! The sale takes place from 11am to 4pm, and there will be a great va­ri­ety on of­fer in­clud­ing crafts, bric-a-brac, fes­tive fare, Santa Claus and face paint­ing. Please con­tact Par­ents Coun­cil sec­re­tary Paula Lynch if you need any fur­ther info: paulab139@ya­hoo.ie

UP­COM­ING EVENTS

It’s a busy time of year at CCA and we look for­ward to a few key dates in De­cem­ber, in­clud­ing our an­nual Carol ser­vice, which will take place on Fri­day 12th De­cem­ber. Our Christ­mas House exams start on Mon­day 15th De­cem­ber.

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