Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew,

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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.


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.


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.

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