Coláiste Chraobh Ab­hann

Bray People - - COMMUNITY NEWS -


The school cel­e­brated Healthy Eat­ing Week last week. The week was or­gan­ised by the Stu­dent Coun­cil and the fo­cus for this year was on Fi­bre. The Stu­dent Coun­cil spoke at assem­bly dur­ing the week and out­lined how teenagers can in­crease fi­bre in their diet. They also out­lined healthy high fi­bre snacks that can be eaten on the go. There was free fruit avail­able all week out­side exam cen­tres and in the GP area for staff and stu­dents.

TY stu­dents ran a Healthy Eat­ing Quiz for first year tu­tor groups. The Home Eco­nom­ics Depart­ment ran a Healthy Eat­ing cook­ery com­pe­ti­tion for first years where stu­dents had to make a fi­bre dish, and all first year Home Eco­nom­ics stu­dents learned how to make home­made high fi­bre brown bread in class.


On Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 3, over 200 stu­dents dis­played over 100 projects in the Scifest@School com­pe­ti­tion. Many thanks to past pupils Seán O’Toole and Jodie Martin, who re­turned to judge the en­tries, and to Vik­to­ria from Any­one four Sci­ence and Ge­orge Porter from CFO who also judged the projects.

The win­ners in first year were: First Place – Tay­lor Bran­don, Chloe Byrne and Erin Brady; sec­ond Place – Siob­hán D’arcy, Amy Martin and Lauren Heatly; third Place – Aoife Reilly and Lucy Bate­son; Best Com­mu­ni­ca­tor – Vicki Breen Har­ris and Bernard Ed­wards; Best Visual Dis­play – Lucy Toomey.

The win­ners in sec­ond year were: First Place – Kayla Devlin and Casey Fin­nerty; sec­ond Place – Jack Brady and Alex Brady; third Place – Ste­vie Stokes, Gemma Hy­land and Ni­amh Coster; Highly Com­mended – Aoife Bradley and Kuba Ham­dona; Best Com­mu­ni­ca­tor – Matthew Hud­son. Well done to all stu­dents who took part.


The Se­nior Cy­cle Op­tions In­for­ma­tion Night takes place to­mor­row evening, Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 16, at 8 p.m. All par­ents and guardians of third year stu­dents are in­vited to at­tend. The im­por­tance of mak­ing the cor­rect choice for Se­nior Cy­cle makes this a key event in the school cal­en­dar. Par­ents had the op­por­tu­nity to ask ques­tions about the dif­fer­ent op­tions avail­able to stu­dents and in­form them­selves fully of the dif­fer­ent pro­grammes of Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate prepa­ra­tion.


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.


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 2724030 for the show, which will run from Wed­nes­day, March 8, to Fri­day, March 10, in­clu­sive.

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