Coláiste Chraobh Abhann
GIRLS JUNIOR FOOTBALL
Congratulations to the Girls’ Junior Football team who beat Gaelcholáiste na Mara last Thursday on a scoreline of 3-8 to 2-7. The girls played into a strong wind in the first half and after a very brave defensive performance, they went in three points up at half-time. Arklow came back stronger in the second half and were winning by two points with 15 minutes to go. Thanks to Taylor Brandon’s fantastic performance in goals, the girls finished strong to win by four points.
Congratulations to the whole panel who continue to show great character and determination throughout the competition.
UNDER-15 BOYS SOCCER
Commiserations to the under-15 boys’ team who lost to a very good Gorey Community School side in the Wicklow/Wexford soccer final last Thursday. Well done to the boys for a great season. Man of the match for CCA was Jack Elliott.
SKY SPORTS FOR LIVING
CCA were delighted to welcome our two athlete mentors – Irish 400m runner Brian Greegan and Irish basketball player Aoife McDermott who visited the school to work with a group of second year students. The aim of the programme is to develop confidence and motivation in students through the medium of sport.
SMALL FIRMS ASSOCIATION
Well Done to Luke Byrne, who was a special guest at the Irish Small Firms Association Business Showcase in the RDS last Wednesday. The event was to celebrate the success of the best small businesses in the country and Luke was the only student entrepreneur in the country who was invited to participate. Luke showcased his business ‘Headphone Helpers’ and met with Minister for Enterprise Mary Mitchell O’Connor, who complimented his entrepreneurial skills when officially launching the showcase.
The Transition Year school bank is currently in operation under the leadership and management of Rachel Kinsella in fourth year. All students are welcome to come and open an account, lodge money or get some financial advice every Thursday at lunchtime in F17. Many thanks to Mary and Denise in Bank of Ireland Greystones for their support.
CCA SCHOOL MUSICAL
The cast and crew of this year’s CCA musical are hard at work rehearsing for the show, which takes place in March. Please contact the Mermaid Arts Centre to enquire about tickets at 01 272 4030 for the show, which will run from Wednesday, March 8, to Friday, March 10, inclusive.
4TH YEAR P/T/S MEETING
A reminder to all parents and guardians of Transition Year students that the Parent-Teacher-Student meeting takes place on Tuesday next, February 14, from 4.15 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. Classes will finish at 3.30 p.m. to facilitate this meeting.
Best wishes to third and sixth year students who started their mock exams on Tuesday, February 14. The exams will continue for two weeks, up to the start of the February mid-term break. Students have already been busy with mock practical exams and mock orals.
INCOMING FIRST YEARS
Next year’s first year students attended their entrance assessment on Saturday, January 28. On Thursday, February 9, at 7.30 p.m., we will also host our incoming First years and their parents and guardians for an Information Evening. We look forward to our new students starting in the autumn.
Last Friday evening Third Year student, Cillian Scott, appeared in the Enterprise Section of the Late Late Show with his highly original and innovative Engine Tables. Cillian responded to an advertisement on the Late Late Facebook page and was selected to appear in the Enterprise feature. Cillian takes old car engines and upcycles them into coffee tables in a venture that is both creative and kind to the environment.
To date, his endeavour has proven very successful and he counts celebrity Baz Ashmawy among one of his happy customers. Cillian’s project has now been entered in the Junior Section of the Wicklow Student Enterprise Awards. We wish him every success in the Finals which take place in March and in his flourishing Engineering career.
COLÁISTE CHILL MHANTÁIN 20 AVONDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 28: Coláiste Chill Mhantáin were hosts to Avondale Commu- Hard luck to both the First and Second Year Boys’ Basketball Congratulations to the nine DCW swimmers who took part in the friendly Interschool Gala hosted by Gaelscoil na Mara yesterday. Although we were small in number the girls did very well and came second overall. The highpoint of the day was when the girls all swam together to win the ever exciting canon relay. Great fun was had and we look forward to next year’s event.
TY STALK FOR PARENTS
On Thurday ninth afternoon (1.15 to 3.15 p.m.) all present TY students and their parents are invited to the school to find out more about the subjects on offer for Leaving Certificate. The talk will commence in Th. 2 and three at 1.15 p.m.
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First Year students from Coláiste Chill Mhantáin competing in an ‘Ultimate Cake Off’ in Cake Decorating Club.