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CCA School News 04 March 2022

CCA School News 04 March 2022

First Year Incoming Interviews

On Wednesday we held our First Year Incoming Interviews online where each of our teachers were paired up with two 6th class students. These interviews were facilitated online and are an integral part of our Primary Transition Programme. It gives our teaching staff an opportunity to learn more about our new students while also allowing the students and parents to ask questions relating to the school that they are eager to know. It was lovely to meet all of our incoming students and parents and we are looking forward to welcoming you all in September.

CCA Showstoppers

Preparations for the school talent show are in full swing at the moment and the open auditions were held on Thursday and Friday. We had a great couple of days and discovered a huge amount of talent amongst our staff and students. We had everything from singing and dancing to Nunchuck tricks and human pyramids. Well done to everyone who auditioned. We are looking forward to seeing all the successful participants take the stage in our live show on the evening of the 30th March.

TY Community and Volunteering

The Transition Year Community and Volunteering Class brought love to CCA on Valentine's Day. Students and teachers had the opportunity to purchase a rose for a friend and have it delivered with a personalised handwritten note on February 14th. It was a great day that brought fun and good humour to all. Well done to our hard-working cupids, Aharon Smith, Shelby McDonald & Nicole King.

Relove Fashion Competition

A huge congratulations to TY Student Holly Eager. Her entry for the Relove Fashion Competition has been selected to go through to the finals! Holly started her journey with the competition in Mr. McRory's art class back in September last year. She put a considerable amount of time, energy and creativity into her design and produced a very accomplished piece of sustainable fashion. As part of the selection process after submitting her application, Holly was called for an interview in January with the competition judges. Videos of the outfits will be released on the Relove Fashion social media platforms this week. The final will take place in the Rediscovery Centre on the 10th of March and we wish Holly the very best of luck.

Literacy Week

This week we celebrated Literacy Week in CCA! As one of the select schools bestowed with the National WellRead award, we had lots to look forward to throughout the week. Every day we had staff recommendations of different books to read. We had a poetry wall set up in the GP area displaying poetry work from our students. We had daily quizzes where students were given the opportunity to guess books and characters based on a line read from the book. To top it off we had spelling bee contests, a design a library competition and students were given the opportunity to enter our CCA Poet Laureate initiative. Well done to all involved.

Exemplary Work

Our Exemplary Work subjects for the month of February were History and Engineering. History allows students to explore the experience of human life in the past to investigate evidence relating to such experience. It fosters students' understanding of the human condition and of present society while developing the necessary subject knowledge with the disciplinary skills to engineer products. Students engage in the planning, development and realisation of technological projects in a theoretical and practical manner. Well done to all our Exemplary Work students this month and to our wonderful History and Engineering Departments in CCA!

Poetry Aloud

Best of luck to our Head Boy, Jeremiah Scott, who is competing in the National Final of this year's Poetry Aloud competition. This is CCA's fourth time to participate in the National finals of this prestigious poetry speaking competition organised by Poetry Ireland and the National Library of Ireland. We know Jeremiah will do himself and our school community proud!

2nd Year Boys Gaelic Football
Kilcoole GAA Club played host to a brilliant game of Gaelic Football on Tuesday morning. The second-year Coláiste Chraobh Abhann Gaelic footballers were playing Coláiste Cill Mhantáin in the Wicklow Schools Championship. CCA defeated CCM on a score-line of 6-06 to 3-03. Some of the star performers on the day included JJ Brady, Mick Carroll, Alex Doyle, and Charlie Colleran. It was a great team-effort with all panel members receiving game time.


Talent Show 1 - CCA 6th Year Students Shauna Healy and Saibhe Smith auditioning for the CCA Showstoppers Talent Show.

Talent Show 2 - CCA 6th Year Student Miriam Bhunu auditioning for the CCA Showstoppers Talent Show.

Valentines Day - CCA TY students Nicole King, Aharon Smith and Shelby McDonald who ran a Valentines day event for students and staff.

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