23rd October 2015


Many thanks to all staff and students who hosted Open Night in the school on Thursday last, October 22nd.  There was a great turnout of people from the community and the surrounding areas.  Prospective students were afforded the opportunity to view the wide range of subjects and extra-curricular activities which we have on offer.   


A reminder to all parents and guardians of sixth year students that their parent/teacher/student meeting will take place on Thursday 5th November from 4.15p.m. to 6.45p.m.  Classes for all students will finish at 3.30pm to facilitate this meeting. 


On Tuesday 13th October, sixth year Biology students went to the zoo to complete their Ecology Field Study, accompanied by Ms. Kelly and Ms Smith.  It was both an intriguing and informative day, as students used their quadrats to study their ecological surroundings.  In the afternoon the students got the opportunity to see what life would be like as a zoologist as they explored the grounds of the zoo.  The new sea lion cove was a particular hit. A great day of Biology fun was had!  


Auditions were held at the beginning of October for the CCA Players drama ‘Sive’.  While there was a massive turnout only nine people could be chosen.  The cast is as follows: Orla Bradshaw (Nana) , Ruth Howell (Mena), Alanna Devlin Merriman (Sive), Kevin Gillan (Sean Dota), Keegan Heffernan (Carthalawn), Marc Brady (Tomashean), Liam Lynsky McWatt (Pats Bocock), Thomas Brady (Mike) and Conor Rubaclava (Liam).  Rehearsals are well under way and the dramatic skills of these talented actors is being truly tested as they take us on a journey through rural Ireland during the 1950s. 


Well done to Erika Meneses, Aoife Tighe Quinn, Aoife Bradley and Sophie Heaton who represented the school in the National Library for the Poetry Aloud competition. 


Congratulations to the Senior Camogie team who had a massive victory over St. Killian’s Bray last week, winning on a massive scoreline of 18-11 to no score.  It was a huge team effort and they now look forward to facing Avondale in the next round.  Well done to all involved. 


Well done and commiserations to the U14 Boys Gaelic Football team who lost to Avondale Community College last week on a narrow scoreline of 4-5 to 4-3.  The teams were very even but unfortunately the team were not as sharp as they had been.  Full credit to all team members who made a great effort during the match. 


Well done to the First Year Soccer team who drew 5-5 against St. Brendan’s in Bray last week.  Man of the Match was Dylan Fitzsimons who scored 4 goals, with the remaining goal being scored by Steven Coughlan.


Congratulations to the Under 15 Football team who had a well-earned win against Arklow last week, winning on an impressive scoreline of 6-3. 


Oscar Hancock, a fifth year student, took part in a power lifting competition in Stokes-Mandeville in England recently.  Oscar won his category and is now the Junior British Champion in his class.  He lifted 75 kilos and this victory now counts towards points for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. 


Kilcoole GAA club have started Gaelic Football indoor training for U12 and U14 girls.  The training takes place every Wednesday at 7.15pm.  All girls are welcome. 


Well done to all first and second year girls who were involved in the indoor soccer tournament last week.  The standard and talent was very high.  The winning team was Rachel Crawford, Sarah Cunningham, Lucy McCabe, Helen Moorehouse, Molly Hancock and Michaela Smyth-McGarry.  Player of the tournament was Rachel Carthy.

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