Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew,
Last Thursday Coláiste Bhríde was visited by Ray Langan to talk to second and fifth years about their online presence. Ray explained how the internet could be used to promote your personal brand and also how to avoid being controlled by it. An informative and enjoyable workshop was had by all.
We were delighted to welcome Coláiste Craobh Abhann to our school on Tuesday, November 13, for our third Concern debate. Coláiste Bhríde proposed the motion: ‘Nike should be applauded for standing with Colin Kaepernick’. The motion was defeated, on a tight margain. Congratulations to Coláiste Craobh Abhainn.
Our team of Olivia Mathews (captain), Lorna Mathews, Ella Byrne and Youna McGrath should be very proud of their performances. We look forward to their next outing in January.
To celebrate Science Week the Science department arranged for National Reptile Zoo to visit us on November 13. Each first year class had one hour lectures throughout the day. This has proven to be a very memorable experience for our first years who get hands on experience in handling a range of reptiles such as giant pythons, Boa constrictors, gecko lizards, tarantulas and caiman crocodiles.
The trained professional provides a unique learning experience which is fondly remembered by all who experience it.
UCD SCHOLARS AWARD
Congratulations to Megan O’Reilly, who was presented with a UCD Entrance Scholars award on Wednesday, November 14. This is always a prestigious occasion for these young and aspiring students.
Deputy president, Mark Rodgers, stressed the importance of recognising academic excellence. He stressed that life as a student in UCD is diverse and inclusive and he pointed out that self understanding will enable students to seize opportunities and get on well in life.
Megan is studying International Business and loves her course. We wish her well during her time in UCD and beyond.
ADULT EDUCATION AWARDS
The celebration of awards took place on Tuesday, November 13, for KWETB Further Education students. Students from the Coláiste Bhríde PLC programme in Business Administration and students from the Adult Learning programmes in Health Care Skills and a variety of level three programmes all received QQI awards from Catherine Byrne, Adult Education Officer.
The Junior Rugby squad had a very convincing win against Kennedy College New Ross last week in the Division 3A of the junior league. We finish our group in second place and as a result qualify for the Pat Rossiter Cup which will begin in the next week or two.
A bus load of excited students (and teachers) made the trip to the RDS last week for Zeminar 2018. The highlight for most was the Main Stage talk given by Cora Staunton and Panti Bliss. Cora, is a multi all-Ireland winning Mayo footballer and the first international female Aussie Rules player. Her story was very moving and the struggles she has overcome, including losing her own mother at the age of 16, were nothing short of inspiring.
Her overall message was to embrace the bad things that happen to us along the way. They are part of our journey and help make us who we are. Panti Bliss exploded onto the stage with the message ‘Be Yourself – Everyone else is taken’. She encouraged all present to embrace their inner misfit.
The Carnew girls’ soccer team continued their strong start to the season in an exciting game against Ramsgrange Commu- nity School in Arklow last week. Building on their impressive performance last week, the girls started very strongly, pushing the pace from the start. There were strong performances all over the pitch including Shauna Rochford, Hannah Doyle and Laci Shannon, but Player of the match goes to Hannah Redmond for a strong performance and two well taken goals. The Coláiste Bhríde girls were victorious with a score of 2-1.