25th January 2013

FIFTH YEAR PARENT-TEACHER-STUDENT AND MENTORING MEETING

We look forward to welcoming our parents and guardians of Fifth year students at our forthcoming parent-teacher-student and mentoring meeting, on Thursday 31st January. Each student has been assigned a teacher mentor, to help them focus on their third-level choices and academic and personal progress. The focus of the meeting on Thursday will be to establish each student’s interest areas for CAO, and to focus on how they can work to achieve the points they require through study and personal goals.

FIFTH YEAR PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT

Many thanks to the parents and guardians of Fifth year students who attended the recent Information Night. This evening was a great opportunity for parents and guardians to be informed about the academic opportunities offered to their childen. Parents were given information and advice about college options, mentoring and ways in which students could enhance their academic progress.

‘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!

SCHOOL LIBRARY

The ‘Drop Everything and Read’ programme, designed to encourage students to enjoy and increase their reading, has recommenced for the spring term. During designated English classes students are encouraged to read a novel of their choosing. Students are also encouraged to use the school library’s lending facility, which operates during lunchtimes. The library has recently been restocked with a huge range of new titles, which are proving very popular with students.

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!

HEINEKEN CUP TOUR

Students were delighted to get the chance to have their photo taken with the Heineken Cup when it arrived at the school last Monday, as part of its tour of schools.

TRANSITION YEAR BUILD A BANK

The Transition Year Bank 'Scrumptious Savings' was offically launched by Deirdre Healy AIB and CCA principal Mr Eiveres, on Monday 21st January. The team of six students consisting of Alannah Bellamy, Sinead O'Connor, Conor Eivers, Laura Flood, Katie Coleman and Cillian Molloy have done an outstanding job promoting banking and saving by staging a promotion day for all first, second and transition year students. They organised information displays, competitions, exercises and food to celebrate the launch of this year’s bank. Their theme is based around the concept of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and links in with the number 10, the anniversary of our school. The bank is now open every Thursday at lunch time for opening of accounts and ongoing savings.

MOCK EXAMS

We wish the very best of luck to our Third and Sixth year students who have commenced their mock exams this week. Students have been studying hard in recent weeks and we wish them well in their efforts.

LCA TASK INTERVIEWS

Our Fifth and Sixth year Leaving Certificate Applied students were interviewed by external examiners this week as part of their continuous assessment. Students displayed and discussed work they had done on their most recent tasks. Well done to all students for their hard work.

TY VISIT TO DCU

Transition Year students had a very enjoyable and valuable day out last week when they visited the campus of Dublin City University. The modern and innovation-led campus was hugely admired by students. All TYs were given a tour of DCU’s buildings and facilities, and visited lecture theatres and got the opportunity to meet members of staff.

COFFEE MORNING

Well done to 5GMY students who held a coffee morning on Thursday 24th January and raised over €100 in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. The cakes and refreshments were enjoyed by all, and well done to the students on their hard work.


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