Coláiste Chraobh Ab­hann

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On Thurs­day, May 5, 38 stu­dents ac­com­pa­nied by five teach­ers ar­rived from Swe­den. They shad­owed our mu­sic stu­dents for the morn­ing. There was a per­for­mance in the GP area of some Swedish folk songs, a song with body per­cus­sion as well as ‘Will you go Lassie go’. We look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing our link with this school in Helsin­borg.


A group of Tran­si­tion year stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in a Ger­man Ex­change with the Reimen­schnei­der school in Wurzburg, Ger­many. Stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in many ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing cy­cling along the Maine River for 30 km tak­ing in some sights and ca­noe­ing. They at­tended classes and pre­pared a pre­sen­ta­tion on the Ger­man Ir­ish Ex­change. The group also went zip lin­ing and did a tour of the city. Dur­ing their stay, the stu­dents vis­ited the Unesco Her­itage Site, The Res­i­dence. Many thanks to Ms Buck­ley and Mr Kennedy for or­gan­is­ing and ac­com­pa­ny­ing the stu­dents on what was a most en­joy­able trip.


Well done to Ms Hen­nessy and the CCA Play­ers on their very suc­cess­ful pro­duc­tion of ‘Sive’. The ex­cel­lent act­ing skills and pro­fes­sion­al­ism of the stu­dents was very much in ev­i­dence over the three nights’ per­for­mances. The stu­dents in­volved were: Ruth How­ell, Thomas Brady, Alanna Devlin Mer­ri­man, Orla Bradshaw, Marc Brady, Kee­gan Hef­fer­nan, Liam Lynskey-McWatt, Kevin Gil­lan and Conor Rubal­cava.


Well done to 5CKY who com­pleted their HCT task re­cently. As part of the Ho­tel Cater­ing and Tourism pro­gramme in LCA, stu­dents had to re­search, bake, la­bel and pack­age a prod­uct. They also had to carry out a re­search project on their prod­uct.

They all made dif­fer­ent prod­ucts which in­cluded flap­jacks, brown­ies, cheese­cakes, cook­ies, jam, caramel slices, rocky road and choco­late cake. Stu­dents then had to carry out an in­ter­view and state how they would go about mar­ket­ing this prod­uct for sell­ing. The ex­am­iner was very im­pressed with the stu­dents’ in­ter­view skills and the level of work they had put into their prod­ucts and re­search.


Well done to the fol­low­ing CCA Sci­ence stu­dents who took part in the re­cent Sci Fest@Col­lege event in DCU last week: Casey Wal­she, Coady McMa­hon, Hyrum Scott, Osereme Atiy­ota, Odhran Wall, Jamie Lee Cum­mins, Ciarán Crimes, Eleanor Short, Jenitta Jimmy, Amy McManus, Kel­lianne Cough­lan, Roisin O’Neill, Alex Brady, Jack Brady, Kayla Devlin, Lucy Cooney, Amelia Wolk, Luke Nolan, Adam Padeva and Jamie Bate­son.

A spe­cial well done to Kel­lianne Cough­lan and Roisin O’Neill won the Sus­tain­able En­ergy award from SEAI, which now means that they are el­i­gi­ble for the All-Ire­land Fi­nal; Jenitta Jimmy who won the In­tel award for the Best Phys­i­cal Sci­ence or Tech­nol­ogy project; Hyrum Scott and Reme Atiy­ota who won the Newstalk Best Com­mu­ni­ca­tor award and Ma­ciej Goszczy­cki who won the DCU Best In­di­vid­ual Award. Sci Fest was a fan­tas­tic ex­pe­ri­ence for all of the stu­dents who took part this year.

The Sci­ence De­part­ment are proud of how all stu­dents rep­re­sented them­selves, the school and their work. Many of them are al­ready look­ing for­ward to next year’s en­deav­ours.


Well done to Conor Clack in fifth year who or­gan­ised a re­cent soc­cer match be­tween the teach­ers and stu­dents in the school, rais­ing an amaz­ing €1,100 for Wick­low Cancer Support. The stu­dents emerged vic­to­ri­ous on the day, with the fi­nal score be­ing 7-4 in their favour.

Well done to all in­volved and many thanks to the stu­dents who gave so gen­er­ously to this very wor­thy cause.


Prize Day takes place this Fri­day, May 20. The whole school com­mu­nity and in­vited guests will take time to recog­nise the hard work and great ef­forts of our stu­dents over the past aca­demic year in many cat­e­gories in­clud­ing aca­demic, sport­ing, lead­er­ship, en­trepreneur­ship, civic, cul­tural, mu­si­cal and artis­tic.

Stu­dents will be awarded aca­demic prizes in each sub­ject area, with a num­ber of Sixth year stu­dents re­ceiv­ing per­pet­ual awards for sub­jects stud­ied in their Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate year. Sport­ing awards cov­er­ing team and in­di­vid­ual ef­forts from camo­gie, soc­cer and hurl­ing to bas­ket­ball and ath­let­ics will also be pre­sented.


Next Thurs­day evening, May 26, sixth year stu­dents will bid an emo­tional farewell to Coláiste Chraobh Ab­hann at their fi­nal grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony. There will be speeches from stu­dents and staff and a se­ries of songs sung by the stu­dents. Ms Smith, year head, will give the ‘Rogha na Bliana’ award to the most out­stand­ing boy and girl of the year, along with other prizes. Staff, par­ents and lo­cal clergy will be in at­ten­dance for what prom­ises to be a mem­o­rable evening.


Staff, stu­dents and par­ents look for­ward to an ex­cit­ing and var­ied evening on Tues­day, May 31, at the TY ex­hi­bi­tion evening. This is an evening where par­ents can re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate the per­sonal de­vel­op­ment and team­work that marks out TY as such an im­por­tant year for many stu­dents. There will be ex­hibits cov­er­ing en­trepreneur­ship, mu­sic, drama, art and many more. Many thanks to all the staff who are help­ing pre­pare stu­dents for this im­por­tant evening.

Dy­lan McKenna O’Toole, Jade O’Ha­gan, Laura Byrne, Tay­lor McCarry, Lara Daly and Cian O’Neill tak­ing part in the St Kil­ian’s Green Schools event at their school can­teen.

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