2nd October 2015


The annual sponsored 10K walk/run/sports activity day is taking place today, Wednesday October 7th.  All students and staff will participate in this event and it is also hoped that many parents and members of the local community will join us on the day.  The students will follow two different routes.  Third and fourth year students will do the coastal walk to Greystones, while 1st and 2nd year students will do the coastal walk towards Newcastle.  The 10km run is open to 5th and 6th year students, who also have the option of taking part in a sports activity day in the school.  As part of the event, students are being asked to raise a minimum of €10 sponsorship from family and friends.  There will be a prize from the Parents Association for: (1) the largest individual sponsorship collected in each class in the school; (2) the largest individual sponsorship collected across the whole school and (3) the class that has collected the largest average sponsorship per student in the class. 


Our annual Maths Week is currently taking place.  There are plenty of activities taking place during the week to encourage our budding 'Einsteins' to put their Maths skills into practice. A new challenge this year involves each tutor group figuring out the answer to a maths question based on a song.  There will also be many visual displays around the school highlighting the important role which Maths plays in our lives.  


The Parent/Teacher/Student meeting for third year students will take place on Thursday October 8th from 4.15p.m. to 6.45p.m.  All students and their parents or guardians are encouraged to attend.  Classes for students will finish at 3.30p.m.   


Preparations are underway for this year’s annual ‘Open Night’ on Thursday October 22nd, where we welcome prospective and current parents and members of our community to visit our school.  Students and staff will be showcasing the range of academic, extra-curricular and sporting activities which take place in our school, as well as the work of our student council, our choir, dancing, drama and the many more roles our students play in their rich and diverse school life.   


Best wishes to Ross Davis, Thomas Kearns, Sean Carthy and Jack Bellamy who have been selected to train and play for the Wicklow Schools Senior Boys GAA team throughout this term. 


All Transition Year students have recently participated in a new Irish day course and team building exercise.  The ‘Moontour’ course is newly established and operates from Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club.  During the day, the students went kayaking in the harbour, composed a photo story, relaxed with some yoga and competed in a Jenga tournament, all through the medium of Irish.  The students thoroughly enjoyed the day and had the chance to use their ‘cúpla focal’! 


Best wishes to all our Transition Year students who will be taking part in two weeks’ work experience from Monday October 12th.  We wish them well and hope they gain some insightful experience into the world of work.  


There will be an Information Night for all parents and guardians of sixth year students on Wednesday October 14th at 7.30p.m.  This meeting is being held to give parents information regarding careers and college placements, while also informing them about the CAO process. 

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