9th December 2016


The Minister for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen T.D. visited the school on Wednesday last, December 7th, and was accompanied by Minister for Food Andrew Doyle TD to acknowledge the schools tradition and success in the area of enterprise and also to launch new teacher resources that will support over 20,000 secondary school students taking part in the Student Enterprise Programme.  During the visit, the Minister also met with Luke Byrne in fifth year, who won the Senior Category at the National Student Enterprise Awards earlier this year.  He also met with other enterprising students from the school, who are either competing in this year’s programme, or who have previously won awards for their enterprises.  The enterprising students have developed products such as pet treats, homemade chutneys, self-help books, exercise tools and an Irish board game.  


The girls’ Junior Football team played an exciting quarter final against St. Mary’s recently.  They fought hard in the first half against what looked like a very strong side, but failed to show their efforts on the scoreboard.  Thanks to some great defending, they went in just 5 points down at half time.  The girls came out much stronger in the second half and managed to bring the game back level before going ahead.  With time running out, it seemed like the girls would take the win but St. Mary’s scored an equalising point in the last minute to end the match in a draw: CCA 1-6 St. Mary’s 2-3.  Well done to all involved! 


Well done to the students of 6KRE who held an Art Exhibition last Tuesday as part of their Craft & Design Task.  They put a huge amount of work into the organisation - collecting, mounting and hanging artwork from students from 1st to 6th year.  They also made an array of tasty treats and refreshments for visitors to enjoy.  The exhibition was a great success.  Congratulations to the prize winners: Amelia Plocharczyk, Ben Martin, Michaela Smith McGarry, Maggie Ryan, Alannah McCabe, Megan Walker, Laura Setlere, Aideen Conway, Jade Elliott and Eimantas Paukste.  Many thanks to all parents, staff members and students who came along.  


All 3rd Years participated in a Drug Awareness talk on Wednesday and Thursday last.  Bray Drug Awareness Forum facilitated the talk and it was given by Leigh Rath.  The students found it very informative and educational and enjoyed Leigh's presentation immensely.  We hope to see more of Leigh in the future. 


Well done to the first year soccer team who recently played to very tough games.  Unfortunately, the results didn’t go their way.  However, their efforts and attitude should be commended.  The entire squad represented the school perfectly.  Best of luck to the team in the New Year as they have one more game to play in the league. 


Many thanks to the staff and students who contributed to the Christmas Jumper Day in the school last Friday, to coincide with the first years Carol service.  The money raised went to two very good causes, Crumlin Children's Hospital and the St Vincent de Paul.


We wish the best of luck to our students in their annual Christmas house exams.  Students and teachers, supported by parents, have worked very hard this term. 


We would like to wish all students, staff and members of the local community a very happy Christmas and best wishes for 2017.

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