1st February 2013

SWEDISH PARTNER SCHOOL VISIT

We welcome our partner students and teachers from Helsingborg, Sweden who are visiting Coláiste Chraobh Abhann this week as part of our two-year Comenius school partnership. The students and teachers will spend time in classes, doing sports, Irish dancing and other activities during their visit. On Thursday evening, there will be a concert celebrating the musical aspect of the partnership. On Friday, the visitors and the school choir will go to Kilcoole Primary school where they will perform with the primary school pupils. Many thanks to Ms Armstrong and the Transition Year choir for their hard work in preparing for this visit. 

SEAN DUNNE WRITERS AWARD

We wish the very best of luck to the CCA students who have entered the ‘Sean Dunne Writers Award’ for 2013. The award recognises outstanding writing from young writers and seeks to encourage young people to write poetry, fiction and drama. The awards will be made in March. 

TY COFFEE MORNING

Our Transition year students organised a very successful coffee morning and table quiz on Monday. They invited fifteen members of the Wicklow Active Retirement group who attended the morning, as well as teachers and pupils from CCA. Well done to the TY students who organised this activity. 

FIFTH YEAR PARENT-TEACHER-STUDENT AND MENTORING MEETING

Many thanks to the parents and guardians of our Fifth year students, who attended last week’s parent-teacher-student and mentoring evening. All students met with their teacher mentor, who will guide them in study planning and college choices towards their Leaving Certificate. It was a busy evening and thanks to all the teachers, parents and students for their hard work and commitment. 

CAMOGIE TRAINING

Camogie training will take place each Monday from 4-5pm on the school pitch, for all players. New members are welcome so please come along and join Ms Donnelly! 

INCOMING FIRST YEARS ASSESSMENTS

We look forward to welcoming our 116 new entrants for September 2013 who will attend the school for assessments on Saturday 9th February. We look ahead with enthusiasm to our new First years joining us in our school community. 

WELCOME TO OUR LANGUAGE ASSISTANT

We extend a warm welcome to Martin Molitor, our new Belgian language assistant who has come to work with us until the summer term as part of an EU initiative to promote language learning. Martin will be taking part in activities with students in and out of class, through the medium of French, to encourage our students to actively participate in speaking French and to promote it as a ‘living language’ in our school community. 

GIRLS GAELIC FOOTBALL

Girls’ Gaelic football training has resumed with Ms Doyle and Mr Rice. All new and current players should attend on the main pitch on Wednesday after school. 

MUSIC OUTREACH PROGRAMME

Any students who are interested in taking part in the music outreach programme should contact Ms Mitchell. 

SCIENCE CLUB

Attention all budding scientists! CCA’s ‘Science Club’ has started and meets on Thursdays at 12.45pm in F1 science room. For anyone interested in entering competitions like ‘SciFest’ or the Young Scientist, membership of this club is a must. Anyone interest please talk to Ms O’Gara for further information. 

MOCK EXAMS

Our Third and Sixth year students are in the second week of their mock exams. We wish them well in their continued hard work. 

‘ALL SHOOK UP’ TICKETS ON SALE

Tickets are on sale for this year’s CCA musical, ‘All Shook Up’, which will be performed in the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray, on Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th and Friday 15th March 2013. Students and staff are looking forward to a great show and the excitement is already building. Tickets are available from the Mermaid box office, on (01) 2723140, at www.mermaidartscentre.ie and through the school. We look forward to seeing everyone there!


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