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CCA School News 19 November 2021

CCA School News 19 November 2021

Comhairle na nÓg

Cayden Ellliot, TY student was this year selected to be our Comhairle na nÓg rep. This week he helped host the online AGM for the Wicklow Comhairle. Our entire CCA Student Council team attended the AGM. They heard from various guest speakers and got involved in sharing the youth voice for Wicklow. Well done to all involved!

CCA Readathon

On Wednesday we held our Senior-cycle Readathon for 4th, 5th and 6th Years. Students were sponsored for reading for the duration of the school day. It was wonderful to see each of our avid readers enjoying their chosen books. All funds raised will go towards the re-design of our school library. Well done to all that were involved in the day!

Stand Up Awareness Week

This week in CCA we celebrated Stand Up Awareness Week. The theme for the week was acceptance and belonging. During the week we had many activities running. There were speeches at assembly from TY volunteers, a PowerPoint display for tutorial time, free nail painting and stickers at break time, music playlist including LGBTQIA+ artists at break and lunch in the GP area, posters with information on support organisations on display around the school. There was also a TY run quiz for 3rd years during their SPHE classes while the peer mentors facilitated a workshop with the first years around the topic of empathy. All week there was a drop in and support centre for students in F13. Throughout the week there were ribbons and lollipops for sale to fundraise for the BelongTo organisation and we also had a cake sale on Friday to raise further funds. A big thank you to Ms. Egan and her TY and 5th year helpers for organising the week.

November Exemplary Work

This month our exemplary work subjects are Business and Construction. We have some excellent pieces of work on display which showcase the diligence and skills of our Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate students. From Construction models and Classroom-based Assessments to Business research projects and accounts, students of these subjects gain crucial analytical skills as well as practical knowledge. Well done to all students who were selected for this month. Their exemplary work is also displayed on our social media channels.

U16 Girls Basketball

The U16 girls basketball team played their second match of the league on Thursday against CCM. It was a very close match with great performances from the whole team with Lucy Nagle and Sadhbh Furlong both standouts in defence. Unfortunately, the match didn't go our way and ended in a loss of 22-17. The next match will be against North Wicklow Educate Together in two weeks' time.

U15 Boys Soccer

We were unlucky this week in the second round of the U15 Boys Soccer cup against Temple Carrig. The final score was 4-2 but it was a very tight game apart from two late goals. Goals for CCA came from Ryan Collins and Mason Melia. The man of the match on our team was Jake Robertson. We now turn our focus to our league campaign for the rest of the season.

U17 Boys Soccer

The U17s advanced to the next round of the Cup after an excellent display at home to Woodbrook College. We started brightly and got on top early playing some lovely football and creating chances. Sam Greene, Cal Davis and Xander Johnson all went close for CCA. Lewi Stokes almost got us in front, but his cool finish was ruled out due to offside. We went in level at the break and unlucky to do so after the chances we had. The second half continued in the same manner with CCA on top. We finally got the breakthrough on 50 mins when Mark Gray split the defence with a beautiful through ball and Xander Johnson fired into the bottom corner. Cal Davis doubled our advantage with 20 minutes to go after skipping past 3 defenders and slotting the ball into the bottom corner. It was a fantastic display from the boys who fully deserved the victory. Special mentions for Mark Gray, Josh Bishop and Xander Johnson but MOTM goes to Ryan Curran for an excellent performance at right back.

TY LIFT Programme

A number of Transition Year students began their first session in their 6 weeks training to become LIFT facilitators. LIFT stands for "Leading Ireland Future Together". This program aims to develop listening & communication skills and increases confidence. Thanks to Ms. Doyle for facilitating this and best of luck to all participants in the week ahead.


TY LIFT Programme - TY students in CCA taking part in the LIFT Programme.

U16 Girls Basketball - CCA's U16 Girls Basketball team.

CCA Readathon - Senior students in CCA taking part in the Readathon

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Arts Week
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School Closure (JCT Planning Day)
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Senior Cycle Options Evening
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2nd yr PTS Meeting
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