28th November 2014

1st YEAR BUSINESS TRIP

One of the highlights of our Business and Enterprise week last week was the visit by First years to the Bank and Credit Union in Greystones last Friday.  Getting to experience first hand the work of these institutions and meet the people who work there helps our students to get to grips with the Business Studies curriculum in a real-life way and gives them a better understanding of what they are studying.  The week overall was a great success, particularly the visits to CCA from our speakers, who included Margaret Hoctor of Kilmullen Farm, Therese Moylan from IADT and Clodagh O’Brien of Druids Glen Resort.  Students thoroughly enjoyed the week.  Many thanks to the Business Department for organising this series of events.

JUNIOR CAMOGIE WIN

A huge congratulations to the Junior Camogie team on their win against St Kevin’s, beating them by ten goals and three points to zero.  Jade Byrne scored two goals and a point, Rachel Crimes scored a point, Caitlin O’Toole four goals and one point and Sophia Smirnova four goals.  The player of the match was Caitlin O’Toole.  Well done to everyone who took part!

1st YEAR BOYS GAELIC BLITZ

On Thursday 20th November, our First year Gaelic footballers travelled to Bray Emmets grounds and took part in a 9-a-side blitz. There were enough players for two teams, so everyone got plenty of football. There were some great performances throughout the day, most notably defenders Cian McHugh and Christopher Murphy, midfielders Daniel Testa and Oisin Cullen and the free scoring Jack Elliot. The panel on the day was: Kamil Pawlak, Diarmuid Murphy, Ciaran Keogh,Cian McHugh, Ciaran Crimes, Sam Ireland, Adam Gallagher, Daniel Testa, Christopher Murphy, Cormac Timmons, Oisin Cullen, Jack Elliot, Kalon Murdiff, Fionn Mansfield, Sean Leacy, Oisin Cosgrave, Cian Creagh, Ryan Murray and Alec Green. Well done to all including trainee bainisteoirs from TY Conor Toole and Luke Evans.

U 15s SOCCER

Well done to the Under 15s CCA soccer team who drew 1-1 against St Brendan’s last week, with a last minute equaliser scored by team captain Charley Delaney Byrne.  Man of the Match was Liam Odlum.  Well done to all players.

STEPS ENGINEERING TRAINING AT CCA

STEPS, an initiative set up by Engineers Ireland to encourage second-level students to take up science and engineering subjects and careers, visited CCA recently to encourage our TY students to explore the world of science and engineering.  Engineer Graham Parker spoke to the students about the variety and excitement of a career in the science and engineering fields, and then encourage students to take part in some practical, problem-solving activities.  The students hugely enjoyed solving the problems and working on their own initiative. Many thanks to Ms McDonagh for organising the visit.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Boys’ basketball training takes place on Wednesdays, from 1.45 to 2.45 in the PE hall.  Don’t forget your PE gear.  All are welcome!

POETRY COMPETITION WINNERS

Well done to everyone who entered the First year poetry competition.  The standard was extremely high, and it was a hard task to judge and select three winners!  The prizes went to Ellen Devlin, 1AWH, in first place; Jenitta Jimmy, 1AWH in second place, and Kelianne Coughlan, 1ERN, in third place.  Well done to the girls and to all who took part.

SVP SHOE BOX APPEAL

Students and staff are reminded about our annual shoe box appeal for St Vincent de Paul.  Our school always contributes very generously to this important appeal for Christmas.  Items must be in by 4th December.

2nd YEAR PTS MEETING

We look forward to meeting the parents and guardians of our Second year students at their Parent/Teacher/Student meeting on Thursday, 4th December.  The meeting starts at 4.15pm.

CHRISTMAS INDOOR BOOT SALE AT CCA

We welcome you to CCA on Sunday 7th December for what promises to be a great day, at our Mega Christmas Indoor Boot Sale!  The sale takes place from 11am to 4pm, and there will be a great variety on offer including crafts, bric-a-brac, festive fare, Santa Claus and face painting.  Please contact Parents Council secretary Paula Lynch if you need any further info: paulab139@yahoo.ie

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR CHRISTMAS

It’s a busy time of year at CCA and we look forward to a few key dates in December, including our annual Carol service, which will take place on Friday 12th December.  Our Christmas House exams start on Monday 15th December. 


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