6th October 2017

Health Promoting Schools Flag 

Coláiste Chraobh Abhann was awarded the Health Promoting Schools’ Flag on the day of our annual sponsored 10k walk on Wednesday 4th October. The Health Promoting Schools (HPS) Team is a community of students, teachers and parents that strives to improve the mental and physical health of the whole school community.  Caroline Mahon, Health Promoting Officer from Blackrock Education Centre presented the flag to the team at a celebration ceremony in the school last Wednesday. She stated that we are the first school in Wicklow to be awarded the flag and commended the great work being done in the school in the area of wellbeing. Miss Egan, who is led this great initiative, wishes to thank the team for their continued efforts in making our school a happy and healthy place for all. 

CCA 10K Walk

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the annual 10k walk that took place on Wednesday the 4th  of October. The event was organised by the CCA Parents’ Council, with staff, parents and students enjoying the opportunity to get out and take in the coastal air. The PE department organised a number of sports events for the senior students on the school grounds, while two students, Troy Scully and Colm Flynn chose to run 12k as part of the event. We hope that this event will raise funds that will go towards other school based events and activities. Thanks to everyone involved. 

Maths Week

From Monday the 2nd to Friday the 6th of October, Coláiste Chraobh Abhann students celebrated Maths week with numerous activities and events taking place throughout the week. Under the direction of the Maths Department, students were encouraged to see how maths influence so many aspects of our daily lives, with the focus of taking maths out of the classroom and into our everyday surroundings. Events included treasure hunts, quizzes, a TY ‘build a farm’ activity and a scale measure of the heights of celebrities, with some interesting heights for all students to gauge themselves against. There were daily maths puzzles and posters on display in the GP Area too. Well done to all involved.

Musical Cast Announced

The cast for this year’s musical High School Musical has been announced. Congratulations to everyone who was offered a part. The standard was very high this year and the musical team wish to thank everyone who auditioned. We look forward with anticipation to this great event. Now the hard work begins.

Auditions for Junior and Senior Drama Productions

Auditions for both the Junior and Senior drama productions will take place this week in the Viewing Gallery. If you are interested in auditioning for the junior production, please speak to Miss Ní Chleirigh. If you are auditioning for the senior drama production, please see Ms Hennessy or Mr Ó Súilleabháin. Best of luck. 

3rd Year Parent/Teacher/ Student Meeting Thursday 12th

The first Parent/Teacher/ Student meeting will take place next Thursday the 12th of October.  The meetings will take place in the school between 4.15pm and 6.45pm. We look forward to discussing your child’s progress to date and to explore areas in which we can strive to reach the best results possible in this important examination year. 

Captain Fantastic

And finally, congratulations to our very own Mr Staunton who captained the victorious Glenealy team, who beat Bray Emmets 2-12 to 0-11 to claim the senior hurling championship in Joule Park last weekend. Bray Emmets were hoping for four in a row, but Glenealy managed to claim their 15th championship win by an impressive seven-point margin. Mr Staunton was presented the coveted trophy from County Chairman Martin Coleman before making a rousing acceptance speech, thanking the club and supporters for all their efforts.

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