19th September 2014


Following the excitement of the Junior Certificate results, all Transition Year students headed off on an overnight trip to Causey Farm in Co. Meath.  Students enjoyed many fun filled activities including bog jumping, kayaking, archery, pizza making and team building tasks.  Students thoroughly enjoyed the trip and established strong bonds with other students in their year group.  Many thanks to their Year Head, Class Tutors and other teachers who accompanied them.


Well done to Troy Scully in second year, who had a very successful summer on the athletics track.  He got two national B silver medals in the 800m race and in the high jump in July in Tullamore.  He also came 8th place in the national combined events finals in Tullamore in August.  On Sunday September 14th, he took part in the Adamstown Cross Country u15 2500m race and came home again with a silver medal.  Congratulations Troy for a victorious summer and best wishes for the winter season.


Congratulations to Caitlin O Toole, Chloe Longmore, Amy Byrne, Megan Longmore, Holly Bates and Hetty Walter Messit.  They are all members of the u14 county Camogie team who made it to the semi-final at the All-Ireland blitz recently.  The girls also had the privilege of parading in Croke Park at half time during the All-Ireland Camogie finals.  Well done girls!


The annual sponsored 10K walk is taking place on Wednesday October 8th.  All students and staff will participate in this event and it is also hoped that many parents and members of the local community will join us on the day.  Senior and Junior students will follow two different routes.  Senior students will do the coastal walk to Greystones, while junior students will do the coastal walk towards Newcastle.  As part of the event, students are being asked to raise a minimum of €10 sponsorship from family and friends.  There will be a prize from the Parents Association for: (1) the largest individual sponsorship collected in each class in the school; (2) the largest individual sponsorship collected across the whole school and (3) the class that has collected the largest average sponsorship per student in the class.


This year, Coláiste Chraobh Abhann is celebrating the European Day of Languages with several events, including projects on the different cultures represented in our school, music and film from European countries, posters and signs around our school in all of the different languages spoken, with displays of commonly used words and phrases. We look forward to celebrating our multi-cultural environment. This day is an initiative by the Council of Europe to remind us of the importance of language learning, and to encourage learning outside as well as inside the classroom. 


Coláiste Chraobh Abhann celebrates its annual ‘Diversity week’ this week.  The week celebrates the diversity we have within our school community which we value very highly.  Experiencing and working in a diverse setting is a key part of the personal growth of our students.  We value every member of our school and recognise everyone’s differences as important.  During this week there are a range of activities going on, including poster and poetry competitions, speeches at assembly and guest speakers.  


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