27th May 2016

Many thanks to the Parents’ Association who organised a table quiz on Thursday May 19th to fundraise for the school. The quiz was a tremendous success and raised over €1,000 for the school funds.

Many thanks to Kilcoole Thrift Shop for their generous donation of €500 to the school to support the activities of the Parents’ Association.

Further entrepreneurial success for Luke Byrne at the end of what has been a fantastic year for him. Last week, the icing on the cake came for Luke when he was acknowledged by the members of Greystones Municipal District by being awarded as one of the People of the Year 2016, and also by Dragons Den star Gavin Duffy and Bank of Ireland at their recent enterprise town initiative.

The Parents Council would like to express their gratitude to all students and parents of the school for their continued support in all of the fundraising events. Lots of areas in the school have and will continue to benefit from these events. To date, the Parents Council have been in a position to purchase new computers, Apple TVs, chairs for classrooms and plaques for inside and outside the school building. They also help with contribution to the Homework Club, the TY Peer Mentors Christmas outing is paid for in full, they help with general maintenance of the school area and also donate to sporting and musical events. Many thanks to the Parents Council who work tirelessly for the support and benefits of all students in the school.

On Thursday evening, 26th May, sixth year students bid an emotional farewell to Coláiste Chraobh Abhann at their final graduation ceremony. There were speeches from students and staff and a series of songs sung by the students. Ms Smith, Year Head, awarded the ‘Rogha na Bliana’ award to the most outstanding boy and girl of the year, who were Niamh Short and Darren Gillespie. Jade Davies and Aaron Healy were presented with the ‘Gradam Speisialta’ award from Mr. Eivers.

Staff, students and parents attended an exciting and varied evening on Tuesday 31st May at the TY exhibition evening. This evening affords parents the opportunity to really appreciate the personal development and teamwork that marks out TY as such an important year for many students. There were exhibits covering entrepreneurship, music, drama, art and many more.

We wish our Junior and Leaving Certificate students the best of luck in the upcoming state exams next week.

We would like to wish everyone a happy and relaxed summer. We look forward to welcoming students to the autumn term in August.

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