As part of their Junior Cycle religion studies, second year students went on a trip to Clonskeagh mosque last week. The students were given a guided tour of the mosque and an in depth explanation of the history of Islam. Many thanks to Ms Leydon for organising the trip which was very much enjoyed by all.
UNDER 15s GIRLS SOCCER
Well done to our under 15s girls soccer team who played against Loreto Bray last week. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of captain Aoife Murtagh in midfield, Rachel Crawford in defense, Hetty Messitt up front and some great saves by Alannah Melia in goals, the team lost 5 – 1 to Loreto. Our goal was a great long range score by Aoife Murtagh. Well done to all the team for their excellent play despite the loss and thanks to Ms Cousins as coach.
Our third and sixth year students will start their mock exams next Monday, 3rd February. The exams will take place over two weeks, up to the start of the February mid-term break. We wish our exam students the best of luck.
5TH YEAR PARENT-TEACHER-STUDENT MEETING
We look forward to welcoming all fifth year students and their parents and guardians to the PTS meeting on Thursday 29th January. Students are starting to look at their options for third level, and set targets for sixth year. All fifth year students will have a meeting with their mentor teacher to discuss their third level aspirations as part of the evening.
STUDENT BOND TRADERS!
Congratulations to the following TY students who were selected as regional finalists for the Bank of Ireland Bond Trader game in the Aviva stadium last week: Ciara Kelly, Calma Rooney, Ava Condon, Robyn Phibbs Rooney, Aoife Meagher, Claire Greene, Kevin Gillan, Conor Rubalcava, Aine Hughes and Clodagh Bradshaw. The students performed strongly in the various rounds and represented the school very well. As part of the evening, the students got a tour of the Aviva stadium.
UCC LAW ESSAY COMPETITION
Sixth year student Aine McCarthy was invited by UCC School of Law to an evening event for entrants and prize winners to their annual school essay competition. Aine wrote an essay for the competition entitled ‘Should Assisted Suicide be decriminalised?’ The evening included a lecture illustrating the impact of law on all aspects of Irish life and society.
ENTRANCE ASSESSMENTS FOR INCOMING FIRST YEARS
We look forward to welcoming our incoming first years for their entrance assessments at CCA on Saturday 31st January. The morning is an important further step to introducing our prospective first years to their new school.
CCA AS A HEALTH-PROMOTING SCHOOL
Staff were given a presentation last week on how to be part of a ‘health-promoting school’, a new HSE-directed strategy to ensure whole school cooperation in encouraging students, and staff, to take good health seriously as part of our everyday activities. Research has shown that the capacity of students to learn is directly related to their health status, and that a school where health is effectively promoted has better parent involvement, less bullying and better learning outcomes for students.