13th January 2017

CONGRATULATIONS

Heartfelt congratulations to Megan Rea and Colm Roche. They have both been given solo parts in the upcoming Emmanuel concert to be held in March in the Helix.  The TY Choir will join them for this performance. 

CHRISTMAS EXAMS REVIEW

All students will receive their Christmas reports this week, and will spend time reflecting on their progress with their class tutor.  During this session, tutors will be emphasising the importance of attendance and punctuality as part of successful academic progress.  Junior and Leaving Certificate students will be setting their targets for their mock exams and all other students for their Easter assessments.   

HEALTH AND SAFETY WEEK

This week is Health and Safety week in the school.  The focus of the week is Staying Safe – Internet Safety.  There are a range of activities in progress to focus our attention on the importance of safety when using the internet, including Student council members speaking at all assemblies about cyber safety, video clips being shown on the do’s and don’ts when using the internet and an poster competition is running with a junior and senior category.  The winning entries will be included in next year’s journal and will be framed and exhibited in the school.  The closing date for entries is Friday 20th

FIRST YEAR PARENT-TEACHER-STUDENT MEETING

We look forward to welcoming the parents, guardians and first year students to their parent-teacher-student meeting next Thursday 14th January, at 4.15pm.  

CCA STUDENTS ARE ‘CRAZY FOR YOU’!

The cast and crew of this year’s school musical are hard at work rehearsing for the show, which takes place from Wednesday March 9th to Friday March 11th.  The school musical is always a great example of school spirit and a great night out.  Please contact the Mermaid Arts Centre to enquire about tickets on (01) 272 4030. 

WICKLOW HOSPICE

Well done to the TY Innovation and Change class who raised €255 for Wicklow Hospice with the community Christmas tree project. 

NON-UNIFORM DAY
A representative from Crumlin Children’s Hospital visited the school before Christmas to accept a cheque of €824.70.  The money was raised from a Christmas jumper non-uniform day.  The St. Vincent de Paul also received a cheque for the same amount.  Many thanks to all students who contributed so generously to these worthy causes. 

U15 BOYS SOCCER

The U15 Boys Soccer team were very unlucky to lose 1-0 to a very good St. Aidan’s Tallaght team in the Leinster Cup.  The boys were excellent and did the school so proud.  Man of the match was Blake Ryan.  Best of luck to the lads in the League Final in two weeks. 

SENIOR BOYS GAELIC FOOTBALL

Well done to the Senior Boys Gaelic Football team who had a good win over Blessington last week, finishing on a scoreline of 3-12 to 1-10.  The team now moves on to play Coláiste Eoin, Hacketstown in the South Leinster Quarter Final. 

DIGITAL PROGRAMME

Coláiste Chraobh Abhann will be running a FREE one to one digital programme in the school and is looking to recruit learners of all ages from the local community who may wish to participate.  It offers a course of personalised 'one-to-one' lessons by a digital expert (Transition Year student volunteers).  Learners bring their own device (laptop/tablet/smartphone) and lessons are free.  Learners of all ages, stages, abilities and learning speeds (from beginner to intermediate) can attend.  Learners start at their own level and advance at their own pace.  Lessons begin on Friday January 20th from 11:15-12:35 in the school. For more information please contact Stephanie Egan in CCA at (01) 2870198 or stephanieegan1@wicklowvec.ie.


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