15th November 2013


The Credit Union are running an art competition within the school.  The theme is ‘The Credit Union in the Community’.  First prize is €100, second prize is €50 and third prize is €25.  The final date for entries has been extended to Thursday December 12th and students are asked to drop their poster into the school Credit Union on Thursdays or Fridays at lunchtime. 


Well done to Conor Toole-Murphy, Ryan Heffernan and Luke Evans who were on the Wicklow Schools team that beat Knockbeg College last week in the final of the Leinster Schools Junior Hurling championship.  The final score on the day was Wicklow Schools 5-10 Knockbeg College 1-5. 


Last week we celebrated ‘Science week’ at CCA!  The first years took part in a Science quiz and there was a Science anagram and joke competition.  Many thanks to Mr. Ryan who organised a live demonstration of the anatomy of a heart and lungs. 


Many thanks to the parents, students, staff and members of our local community who attended last week’s remembrance service. It was a beautiful service by which to remember those who have passed away. The service was led by Fr Liam Belton and Rev William Bennett with Ms Madden, Ms Armstrong and Ms Leydon organising the service. 


This week we are delighted to welcome fifth and sixth class pupils and their teachers from Kilcoole Primary School, Newtownmountkennedy Primary School and St. Francis National School in Newcastle for our annual primary school transition programme. The students from each school will spend the day at Coláiste Chraobh Abhann sampling our comprehensive range of subjects and viewing our facilities. They will have the opportunity to meet several of our teachers who will act as ‘tour guides’ for the students, bringing them on a tour of our building and our classrooms. Students will get a chance to sample subjects and take part in organised activities. This is always a very enjoyable event and an ideal way for the primary students to get a real sense of the second-level school environment. 


Well done to Alannah Bellamy, Conor Eivers, Áine McCarthy and Sinéad O Connor who recently took part in the Leinster Schools Debating competition.  Best wishes to Alannah who has qualified for the next round. 


The annual switching on of the Christmas street lights will take place in Greystones on Sunday November 24th at 4.30p.m.  There will be carol singing and a short Ecumenical Service, together with a visit from Santa.  All members of the community are invited to attend.

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