5th May 2017


Well done to the following fifth year students who have been appointed as Prefects next year: Ava Cowan Hedges, Shauna Hamilton Byrne, Jade Byrne, Sinead Conway, Molly Hayes, Róisín Connaughton, Rachel Crimes, Róisín Belton, Bronte Magee Baker, Adam Heffernan, Marc Brady, Matthew Byrne, Brian Short, James Synnott, Luke Byrne, Stephen Hunt, Manus de Paor and Cormac Gilnagh. 


Best wishes to the CCA Players who will take to the stage for this year’s production of 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' in the Rook’s Tower in Newcastle tomorrow, Wednesday May 10th and Thursday May 11th at 7.30pm.  Tickets are available from the school.  


Well done to Sadhbh Durston in first year who represented the school in Croke Park last Wednesday May 3rd in the National Student Enterprise Awards final with her company ‘Yum’.  Further congratulations to Aoife Lynskey McWatt, Niamh Dillon, Amy Lynch and Aurora Fawsitt who represented the school in the PDST ‘Get Up and Go’ national finals on Tuesday with their mini company ‘Ogham from Home’.  They were in the last 150 students out of 600 who entered! 


Well done to all members of the school community who competed in the first day of the East Leinster track and field events in Santry last Tuesday.  Particular congratulations to Laoise Cullen and Eve Leacy who were placed first in their respective events and who now qualify for the Leinster competition.  Troy Scully came second in the Steeplechase and also qualifies for the Leinster competition. 


Well done to the following fifth year students who are involved in the Newtown 2050 Project: Alex Synnott, Luke Power, Amy Kavanagh, Shauna Hamilton Byrne and Sam Hickey.  This project aims to plan for the future development of the village. 


Congratulations to Hyrum Scott, Lucy Shortt and Sophie Heaton, with substitute Alex Brady, won the semi-final of the Wicklow Co. Co Environmental Debate on Tuesday last May 2nd against Blessington. The motion they opposed was ""It is through enforcement of the litter laws rather than educational campaigns that we can rid the country of littering offences."  They will be taking part in the final against Carnew on May 23rd


Well done to Dale and Bobby Brady in second year who raised almost €200 for the recent sponsored cycle.  The boys set up a stop near Ballinastoe Wood where they invited people to stop and take pictures of their pet lambs.  As a result of their fundraising activity, the boys featured on RTE Radio 1 last Friday.


A group of our TY students departed for Wurzburg today, Wednesday, to enjoy a unique cultural experience of German life.  Students will spend time with their German counterparts, attending school and also visiting Wurzburg and its surrounding area on this social and cultural exchange. This is the return leg of the German Exchange, following the Irish leg of the trip in recent weeks, where the students visited Dublin, Glendalough and also enjoyed an evening of bowling.


Last week was Active Schools Week and the PE Department did a great job encouraging all students to get more active.  The PE Hall was open every morning at 8.30am for students to play some sport before the school day began; the ‘Girls Get Active’ continues every Wednesday from 2-3pm and Junior Girls basketball continues every Friday lunchtime for interested students. 


Paula Tunney of Community Awareness of Drugs will host a Parents’ Information Evening on drugs and alcohol in the school on Wednesday May 17th at 7.30pm. 

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