30th January 2015

5TH YEAR PARENT-TEACHER-STUDENT MEETING

Many thanks to the parents and guardians of our fifth year students, who attended our parent-teacher-student meeting last Thursday.  It was a great opportunity to review and plan academic targets for the Leaving Certificate during this important term.  Thanks to teachers for their continued work with 5th year students and to parents for their on-going support.  

MOCK EXAMS

Our third and sixth year students started their mock exams on Tuesday, 3rd February.  The exams will continue for two weeks, up to the start of the February mid-term break.  Students have already been busy with mock practical exams and mock orals.  Well done to our exam students for all your hard work. 

ENTRANCE ASSESSMENTS FOR INCOMING FIRST YEARS AND INFORMATION NIGHT

Many thanks to the parents and guardians of next year’s first year students who attended our entrance assessment day on Saturday 31st January.  It was great for everyone to get a chance to meet each other again, and visit the school.  On Thursday, 5th February, we will also host our incoming First years and their parents and guardians for our Information Evening.  We look forward to our new students starting in the autumn. 

EUROSCOLA EXPERIENCE

Rebekah Grant of Sixth year reported back to us on her exciting experience at the Euroscola in Strasbourg. Euroscola is an event which allows students from all EU member states to experience first hand the work of the EU institutions.  Rebekah spent three days in Strasbourg and has found the experience hugely enjoyable and made many new friends from other EU schools. 

NORTH LEINSTER CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER

Congratulations to Oisin Cullen of First year, who took part in the North Leinster Cross country with schools from Wicklow and Dublin.  He raced in the minor B race, a 1000m course with many tough parts.  Oisin came in third place and put in a great performance.  Well done Oisin and we wish you well in your future races! 

GLOBAL ISSUES AND SCIENCE

The winners of the Global Issues and Science competition, which was held at CCA last week, were Lainey Magee Baker and Maggie Ryan of First year, who completed entries on the subjects of poverty and Ebola respectively.  Eimear Jordan, who completed a project on nuclear explosions, and a team of Shauna Murtagh and Kate Nevin who worked on climate change, were the TY winners.  These competitions will run throughout the school year, with prizes in categories including languages, art, metalwork and woodwork, home economics and others.

HEALTHY EATING AT COLAISTE CHRAOBH ABHANN!

We look forward to our annual healthy eating week, which will take place from Monday 9th to Friday 13th February.  This is always a very enjoyable and informative week.  Organised by the Home Economics department, it is always a week full of healthy treats and fascinating – sometimes shocking – facts about our daily diets.  Various themes will be explored during the week, and students will be involved in learning about the importance of a healthy diet as part of an overall healthy life, especially for school-going students.


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