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CCA School News 20 October 2023

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CCA School News 20 October 2023

Science and Criminology Workshop

On Wednesday 11th October, TY students took part in a Science and Criminology workshop organised by Ms Horgan. They were first shown how to use a micropipette and they learned all about the different kind of measurements that are used when testing DNA. They practiced setting the micropipettes to the correct measurements and practiced pouring them out. Next they used their knowledge about how the micropipettes work to create pictures with the liquids. After learning how to use the equipment they got to start the real experiment.

6th Year Parent Teacher Student Meeting

Last week we were delighted to welcome our 6th Year students and parents to our Parent Teacher Student. Students had the opportunity to reflect on their subjects and to get feedback from their teachers on how to improve in each of their subjects.

Boys Basketball

Our U19 Boy’s Basketball team enjoyed two very successful wins this week against St. Laurences College and North Wicklow Educate together. Score lines for each game were 48-6 and 51-23. The lads will play their final group fixture in 2 weeks time at home to CBC Monkstown.

TY Led Assemblies

Our TY students led our weekly assemblies with invaluable information and health warnings for their peers around the risks associated with Halloween. The students spoke about issues such as drug use, alcohol, fireworks and fires and gave their peers advice on how to keep safe during the spooky season. Well done to all!

CCA Maths Week:

Great excitement this week as nation maths weeks takes place and CCA is playing it’s part with various activities planned for the week ahead. During the week students experienced an alternative bar chart.Bar charts enable us to compare numerical values. They use the length of each bar to represent the value of each variable.

6th Year Biology

Students travelled to Phoenix Park on Monday 16th October to carry out their Habitat Study as part of their course. Students carried out qualitative and quantitative studies and measured different abiotic factors which might affect the habitat. Thanks to Dublin Zoo for facilitating. A great day was had by all.

1st year football

Well done to our 1st year GAA team who won well today against Arklow CBS. Final score: CCA 6-15 CBS 2-3

Junior Cert Results

Well done to our amazing students who received their Junior Certificate results today at a special student organised ceremony. Your success and growth during the past three years is a result of all the cogs in the wheel working together, hard work, self discipline, persistence and sacrifices. Huge thanks to your fantastic team of year head and tutors who have supported you all the way on this journey.

Girls Football

Great win for our senior girls team in their first match of the season vs St. Kevin's. The girls played some very impressive football with goals coming from Nessa Drumgoole, Chloe Lowry and Yasmin Bishop. Final score 5:10 to 0:07

Congratulations to the 1st year girls Gaelic team who played their first match for CCA this morning. The girls battled hard against a strong St Kevin's team and while they unfortunately came out with a loss they put on a fine display of football. They settled into the game the further it progressed and kicked and impressive 5-5. We have no doubt they have bright futures ahead in the CCA jersey. Well done to all!

Senior Boys Football

Hard luck to our Senior Footballers today who lost to a strong & well organised Pres Bray side. Special mention to Martin Kelly, Mick Carroll & Oscar Durston who were our best performers on the day.

U16 Girls Basketball

Well done to the u16 girl’s basketball team that have had two wins in their first two games. Claire Ginty was a star player in both matches scoring the winning basket against St. David’s in the last second of the game and scoring 12 points in the first quarter against CCM. The team went on to win 44 : 8. Congratulations to all of the girls for their hard work.

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