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CCA School News 25 March 2022

CCA School News 25 March 2022
CCA Showstoppers
Coláiste Chraobh Abhann, Kilcoole are delighted to announce that we are hosting our first CCA Showstoppers live talent show on the 30th March at 7pm to showcase the talent we have in our school. With over 50 students, 20 acts and a star-studded judging panel, the evening promises to be full of music, dance, comedy and maybe even a few surprises. The show will take place in the school hall where we will have refreshments and a raffle on the night with some amazing prizes including an apple watch, family passes for squirrel scramble, an €80 yoga course and more. Tickets are available to buy online at We hope you can join us in celebrating the amazing talent CCA has to offer!
Alliance Française
Félicitations to Jeremiah Scott who received his medal for ‘Best Speaker’ at Monday’s Joutes Oratoires awards ceremony in the Alliance Française Dublin on Monday. This medal is presented to those who have both excelled in debating and in their use of the French language.
Erasmus Project
2 staff and 6 students are currently being hosted by Parnu SÜTEVAKA HUMANITAARGÜMNAASIUM secondary school in Estonia. Along with students and staff from Slovenia, this Erasmus week long exchange of ideas promoting sustainability and enterprise in each country will culminate during the week of 9th – 14th May 2022 when CCA will host both countries. A total of 12 of our students and 4 teachers are participating in the excellent programme.
Walk for Water
Our CCA students were lucky enough to be selected to take part in the Green Schools “Walk for Water” event in order to raise awareness about water scarcity in developing countries. On Wednesday, on a gloriously sunny day, the students walked 6 kilometres on the Glendalough trail while carrying up to 6 litres of water. What a wonderful achievement for a very important cause! Well done to all involved and thanks to Ms. Byrne and Ms. O’ Gara for accompanying the students.
Wicklow County Final Student Enterprise Winners
CCA staff and students are very proud of our excellent achievements today, culminating in the winning of the Junior Category in the Wicklow County Final of the Student Enterprise Programme.
We had numerous Mini companies taking part in today’s final. In the Senior category Sam Given and Mohammad Amin Hamza were Runners up in the Senior Category. The judges were highly complimentary of their presentation and product. Well done Sam and Mohammad!
In the Junior category Abby Norman received a special commendation.
A huge congratulations to Quillan Byrne, John Turley and Sebastian Anton of Ornaments Galore who won the overall Junior Category and now go on to represent Wicklow in the All Ireland Final!!
Well done to the excellent students and our excellent, dynamic business department teachers who go the extra mile in supporting the students.
First Year Boys Football
Well done to our First Year Boys football team who travelled to Wexford last Wednesday to Bridgetown College. Unfortunately, the boys were unlucky to come out on the losing side but they showed great team spirit.
World Down Syndrome Day
CCA proudly celebrated World Down Syndrome Day on Monday with our 1st year assembly addressed by Susannah Cullen.
The 21st of March and is a global awareness day that has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. The date for World Down Syndrome Day is set on the 21st day of the 3rd month as a representation of the extra copy of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome that people with Down syndrome are born with. On Monday we celebrated with staff and students of 1st year wearing colourful and odd socks. First Year student Susannah Cullen also addressed her peers on the day at assembly. well done Susannah and all that got involved on the day.
Senior Boys Football
Well done to our Senior footballers who had a great win against Avondale CC last week. An excellent game of football involving an abundance of talent on both sides finished on a scoreline of 4-10 to 2-11. Best on the day were Matt Nolan, Ciaran Murphy, Eanna Nolan, Dan Byrne, JP Nolan and Sean Byrne.
One Good School
In CCA we are committed to adopting a whole-school approach to promoting and supporting youth mental health and wellbeing. We are very excited to announce our partnership with Jigsaw and the One Good School programme. Jigsaw are a mental health organisation, who provide services, advice and support to young people aged 12-25. CCA, with Jigsaw, are implementing an initiative that will provide strategies and activities to support and achieve positive mental health outcomes for our school. We want to represent the views of the whole-school community, and to ensure that all voices are heard. In the roll-out of One Good School we will be asking you to complete a survey to share your perspectives with us. Please watch our school social media and school app to access your survey next week. We look forward to working with the whole school community in achieving better mental health outcomes for our students and the wider community.
Best Speaker - CCA student Jeremiah Scott who recently won Best Speaker at Joutes Oratoires awards ceremony in the Alliance Française Dublin.
Erasmus - CCA students who were recently in Estonia on an Enterprise Exchange programme.
Walk for Water - CCA green schools committee who took part in the "Walk for Water" event.
First Year Boys Football - CCA First Year Boys who recently played Bridgetown College in Wexford.
World Down Syndrome Day - CCA First Year student Susannah Cullen addressing her peers on Monday during World Down Syndrome Day.
Talent Show Poster - CCA Showstoppers Talent Show
CCA Showstoppers - CCA Showstoppers Talent Show Finalists.
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