2nd February 2018


CCA’s 2018 Healthy Eating Week takes place from February the 5th to the 9th. Over the course of the week, the Student Council and the HPS (Health Promoting Schools) team will be highlighting the effects that a high sugar diet can have on our health. There will be a display in the GP area showing students and staff the amount of sugar in popular snack foods and drinks, while TY students will be running a sugar facts competition with the 1st Year tutor classes. A cookery competition will also take place for all the junior students, with the task of making a low sugar dessert as a healthier alternative. 

 Glenisk have kindly sponsored yogurts for the exam classes and there will be fruit available in the GP Area at lunchtime and there will be a breakfast club open to students on the Tuesday and Thursday morning. Thanks to everyone involved in the organisation of 2018 Healthy Eating Week. 


Well done to the 1st and 2nd Year Girls’ Basketball teams in their recent matches. The 1st Year team learned a huge amount in their first league match, showing a huge improvement in their game against North Wicklow Educate Together. The girls were leading at half time, but unfortunately fatigue set in in the second half and NWETS came back very strong in the final quarter, resulting in a narrow loss for CCA. 

The 2nd Year girls’ team showed great skill and endeavour in their first two matches of the league. On Friday the 26th of January they played a strong St Mary’s team. The girls worked really hard, with Lucy Toomey scoring six of the eight baskets, while Alysia Larkin and Taylor Brandon worked tirelessly in defence. CCA won the game by 16 points to 8. 

On Monday the 29th, the 2ndYear girls’ team played their second game of the league. The entire team put in an amazing performance, winning the game by 44 points to 18.


Congratulations to the 1st Year Boy’s Gaelic Team who had a convincing win against Avondale on Wednesday the 31st of January, winning by a margin of 5-8 to 1-4. The entire team put in a great team effort in very difficult conditions. 


The closing date for the Cyber Safety poster competition is Friday 9th of February. The winning entry will be included in next year’s journal and will be framed and exhibited in the school. Best of luck to all entries. 


There will be an information night taking place in Coláiste Chraobh Abhann on Thursday the 8th of February for all incoming 1st Year students. The information night will begin at 7.30pm. All welcome. 

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