15th April 2016


Well done to Sinéad Conway, Lauryn Coughlan and Róisín Belton in Transition Year who competed in the National Final of the Junk Kouture competition last Thursday with their dress ‘Solas’.  The final took place in the 3 Arena in Dublin and showcased the 80 designs which had qualified from over 1,000 entries.  It was a great experience for the girls and they did extremely well. 


The Irish Dancers in CCA have been very busy recently.  Their first display was for Arts Day where they performed in front of the whole school.  They then provided a workshop for the French exchange students, followed by a display for Seachtain na Gaeilge.  The dancers then did a workshop with fifth class students in Newtown Primary School.  Events for last term concluded with a trip to St. Catherine's.  Many thanks to all the girls involved. 


Rehearsals are in full swing for this year’s production of 'Sive'.  This Year the CCA players will take you back to a time when love was bought and sold.  'Sive' tells the story of a beautiful girl and her wicked step aunt - Mena, who is trying to force her niece into marriage.  Will Mena get her wish or will justice prevail?  Performances run from the May 10th to 12th at the Castle Inn Theatre in Newcastle.  Tickets are five Euro and are available from the school.  


Well done to the fifth year students who have been selected as Prefects for the next school year.  The students have taken up their new role this week following the completion of prefect training.  The new prefects are: Conor Murphy Toole, Clodagh Bradshaw, Jack Bellamy, Sinéad Roche, Thomas Kearns, Rachel Kennedy, Conor Rubalcava, Jessie Kenny, Jimmy Murphy, Holly Martin, Conor Clack, Eimear Jordan, Eimantas Paukste, Orla Bradshaw, Killian Carlin Hannon, Sophia Smirnova, Eoin Vines and Robyn Rooney.  Many thanks to the outgoing sixth year prefects for their good work this year. 


We are all looking forward to our annual school Sports Day, which will be held on Wednesday April 27th, as part of Active Schools Week.  This day is one of the highlights of the school calendar, with a huge variety of events and activities taking place for students.  There will be a host of events for teams and individuals, ranging from the long puc, the three legged race, tag rugby, badminton, high jump, penalty kick and a basketball shoot-out to soccer sixes and athletics, including a very hotly-contested 100m, 400m and 1500m race.  All events will have a separate junior and senior competition.  This will be a great day for the whole school community to spend outdoors, enjoying CCA’s sports facilities and spending time together as a group. 



Congratulations to the Girls U15 Soccer team who won their match last week against St. Killian’s German School.  Player of the Match performance came from Katelyn Dunleavy, who scored the equaliser in the last minute of the game.  The girls won 4-1 on penalties, with scores from Katelyn Dunleavy, Aoife Murtagh, Nicola Doyle and Kerryann Hamilton. 


We bid ‘aufwiedersehn’ to the German Exchange students last week.  They spent 6 days with their Irish counterparts, enjoying many aspects of Irish life.  During their stay, they travelled to Dublin and visited Trinity College, The GPO and The Four Courts.  They also walked from Greystones to Bray taking the picturesque Cliff Walk.  On the last day of the exchange, the group visited Wicklow’s Historic Gaol and Glendalough.  The TY students are looking forward to the return trip to Wurzburg which is taking place in May. 


Well done to Áine Gammell and Rachel Crimes in Transition Year, who travelled to the Red Cow Inn last weekend and spoke in front of 120 people at a Toastmasters event.  They were both superb and the Toastmasters team were very proud of them.  They received at least five rounds of applause and they were so polite and mannerly to everyone.   Congratulations girls! 


A great win for the First Year Boys Soccer team in the quarter final of the Leinster League in which they won 2-1 against St. Mary’s Drogheda.  The two goals came from Jordan Brady, including a “special winner” in the last minute.  There were great performances from all members of the panel.  Man of the Match was Jordan Brady.  Best of luck to the team in the semi-final.

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