20th October 2017


The CCA Girls’ Senior Camogie will be competing against St. Kevin’s Community College in the Senior B Championship Semi-Final. The match will take place in the Kilcoole GGA grounds on Monday, the 23rd of October, at 10.30am. The team hopes they can overcome this strong St Kevin’s side, who they narrowly lost to in last year’s competition. Best of luck to all the girls.   


The CCA Under 19 Boys’ soccer team played out a very exciting match against Presentation College Bray in the Wicklow/Wexford U19 League in Greystones on October the 6th. CCA found themselves down by two goals early in the game, but bravely came back to equalise with two fine goals from Ryan Burke and Shane Keenan in the second half. All was level until very late in the game when an experienced Presentation side caught CCA with a few late goals. Manager Mr Hughes said he was proud of the dogged effort the team put in and hopes that they can learn from the positives when they face CCM on Monday the 23rd. Final result: Presentation College Bray 6 CCA 2  


Two games took place in Coláiste Chraobh Abhann last Friday the 13th, where the CCA U16s and U19s team played two excellent Arklow CBS teams. The date in question was indeed to be a bad omen for CCA. The U19s team were well beaten by an exceptional Arklow team, who convincingly won by a margin of 54 points to 18. Coach Mr Craig stated that the team did very well, but faced a team that he believes will go on to win the tournament outright. The U16s match was a much closer affair, narrowly going down by 34 points to 38. Jason Gallagher and Markas and Isajevas were the stand out players for CCA.  


Our TY students spent last week gaining knowledge and experience in the work place with their first Transition Year work placement of the year. The school would like to thank all the local business, schools and companies who very kindly took our students on and offered them the opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge. The students gained some great insight into the world of work and we hope they will use the training to help guide them in an area they wish to advance in their future career. 


Prison officer Cormac Timmons visited 6THN in preparation for their visit to Mountjoy Prison on Thursday the 26th of October . 5KRE will accompany the class on the visit. He spoke to the students about the life of the prison officer and the prisoners in Mountjoy Prison. It was an extremely informative and engaging experience for all of the students.  


121 is a programme that seeks to foster links between the school and the local community. Transition Year students volunteer to act as a Tutor to 'Learners' from our community. (Learners tend to be Senior Citizens but an eclectic spread of our community, from housewives, nuns, local men’s shed members and those seeking some IT training for job prospects.)The TY students tutors the learners in how to use their digital devices. The lessons take place for 6 weeks at a time. We currently have 17 learners in G11 on a Thursday with 19 TY volunteers. The focus of the lessons is on learning, but an important aspect of the project is to build up relationships and friendships between the learners and the tutors. It is an opportunity to open the doors of CCA to the wider school community. We will be recruiting new learners again in the New Year! 


The TY students attended a fun day of adventure on Monday the 9th of October, when they competed in the Go Quest challenge zone in the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland. GoQuest is a multi-challenge arena with 28 different challenge rooms that are designed for adults, teenagers and children. Each team must compete the challenge before the clock runs out, with both the physical and mental capabilities of each participant being put to the test. There are varying degrees of difficulty so there is something for everyone. Mr Kennedy was delighted to report that despite the best efforts of the student teams participating, it was the teacher team that came out victorious in the end. 


Best of luck to Cormac Gilnagh (Captain), Róisín Connaughton, Marc Brady and Rachel Crimes who shall be debating against Wesley College Dublin next Thursday evening in Alliance Française. Ms O’Brien says the team is well prepared and looking forward to the evening. The motion of the debate is 'Zoos should be banned' and the CCA team will be supporting the motion. Bonne chance à tous.

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