18th September 2015


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 and Class Tutors who accompanied them. 


Congratulations to the new members of Coláiste Chraobh Abhann’s student council for this year who have just been elected. They are: Amelia Wolk, Cyrus Landingin, Rachel Dutton, Ciarán Crimes, Chloe Longmore, Colm Roche, Cameron Cosgrave, Bronte Magee-Baker, Rachel Kennedy, Ryan Heffernan, Jodie Martin and Conor Martin.  We look forward to their hugely valuable input into the running of our school this coming academic year. 


Best of luck to Laoise Cullen in Transition Year, who is travelling to Portugal to represent County Wicklow in the Hammer Throw in the Junior European Club Championships. 


Congratulations to the CCA students who were on the Newtown Minor team who defeated Avondale last week by a scoreline of 3-14 to 2-06.  They now progress to the Minor Semi-Final.  


A reminder to all students that Cross Country / Fitness training takes place every Tuesday from 4-5pm. 


An open night will be held in Kilcoole Scout Den on Monday next, September 28th from 8-9pm.  Students aged between 12 and 15 years are welcome to come along.  The scout den is located behind the new Community Centre. 


Auditions and call backs have been taking place this week for the annual school musical which will take place from Wednesday March 9th to Friday March 11th 2016 in the Mermaid Arts Centre Bray.  


On Wednesday last, all sixth year students attended the Higher Options conference in the RDS in Dublin.  This event afforded students with the opportunity to find out more about prospective college courses for next year.  Many thanks to the teachers who accompanied them on the trip. 


A reminder to all students that Camogie training takes place every Tuesday from 4-5pm, Girls Gaelic Football training is on every Thursday from 4-5pm and 2nd Year Boys Gaelic Football training takes place every Wednesday from 2-3.15pm.


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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