6th YEAR GRADUATION EVENING
Last Thursday evening, 21st May, our Sixth year students bid an emotional farewell to Coláiste Chraobh Abhann at their final graduation ceremony. There were speeches from our head boy, Kyle Flynn and head girl, Emma Kavanagh, as well as Mr Hughes the 6th Year Head and Mr Eivers and Ms Buckley. A beautiful series of songs were sung by the Transition year choir and 6th year students. Mr Hughes gave the ‘Rogha na Bliana’ award to the most outstanding boy and girl of the year, along with other prizes. Staff, parents and local clergy were in attendance and it was a very memorable evening. Many thanks to Ms Madden, Ms Armstrong and many other members of staff who helped students prepare for this important part of their final year.
END OF YEAR EXAMINATIONS
Students are working their way through the end of year house examinations, which commenced on Monday 25th May. We wish all our 1st, 2nd, TY and 5th year students well with their end of year results.
FIRST YEAR BOYS GAELIC FOOTBALL
Well done to the 1st year boys’ Gaelic football team who played Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew, in the Co. Wicklow Schools 1st year B Gaelic Football Final in Arklow last Thursday. The team were Sam Ireland, Christopher Murphy, Oisín Cullen, Oisín Cosgrave, Jack Elliot, Ciarán Keogh, Ciarán Crimes, Cian Creagh, Fionn Mansfield, Cian McHugh, Adam Gallagher, Diarmuid Murphy, Daniel Testa, Alec Greene, Kalon Murdiff, Kian Marah, Seán Leacy, Cormac Timmons, Luke O’Callaghan, Ryan Murray, Kamil Pawlak and Marc Walsh.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT OUTING
A group of our 5th year international students spent an enjoyable afternoon bowling in Bray last week to mark the end of a great year at CCA. Our international students play an important part in the cultural diversity of life at Coláiste Chraobh Abhann and are always very fully involved in all aspects of our school life.
TRANSITION YEAR EXHIBITION EVENING 2015
Staff, students and parents enjoyed a very varied evening of student achievement and creativity last Tuesday 26th May at our TY exhibition evening. This is an evening where parents can really appreciate the personal development and teamwork that marks out TY as such an important year for many of our students. There were exhibits covering entrepreneurship, music, drama, art and many more. Many thanks to all the staff who helped prepare students for this important evening and congratulations to our TY graduates who have had such a fantastic year.
SCIFEST PARTICIPANTS AT CCA
The CCA Science Department would like to pass on a big congratulations to all students who participated at SciFest@College recently. All of the students represented the school very well and the judges were highly impressed with their project presentations. The Science Department is now taking applications from any students who are interested in working towards a Young Scientist project for next year. Please contact Ms O’Gara or any science teacher for any further details.
Congratulations to 2nd year student Troy Scully who achieved 10th place in the under 16 Mile as part of the Leinster finals recently. Troy won a silver medal in the finals of the South Leinster Mile earlier this month.
SCHOOL WEBSITE PHOTO GALLERY AND PROSPECTUS
The CCA school website has an updated gallery of photos highlighting all the events and activities in which students have been involved this year: parents and anyone interested is invited to browse at https://colaisteca.ie/index.php/about-cca/media-gallery/photo-gallery-2014-2015/. We have also launched a new school prospectus, which can be found on the school website at http://www.colaisteca.ie/index.php/about-cca/prospectus/