8th September 2017


Well done to all the students who ran for the Student Council Elections 2017-2018 on Monday the 4th of September. According to the counting committee, the election was very close for the number of seats available. Congratulations to the following students who were successfully elected onto the council. 1st Year: Evan Burke and Mia Longmore. 2nd year: Shane Collins and Aisling Goff. 3rd Year: Lucy Short and Sean Douglas. TY: Maggie May Ryan and Kian Merah. 5th Year: Aisling Dalby and Lee Timmons. 6th Year: Yvonne Kavanagh and Ronan O’ Kelly. The focus of the fist council meeting will look at the area of diversity within the school. The SC coordinator Mr Rice is looking forward to working with the new council and we wish all involved the very best for the upcoming year. 


Coláiste Chraobh Abhann will be awarded a HPS (Health Promotion Schools) Flag on October the 4th. This is a joint initiative by the HSE and the Department of Education to promote ‘Health and Well Being’ in our school community. This flag recognises the hard work of a 14-person committee, made up of students, parents and teachers led by Ms Stephanie Egan. The committee worked on this project over a two-year period, striving to promote a positive mental health awareness in both our school lives and our home lives. Congratulations to all involved.   


The Board of Management meeting will take place on Monday the 11th of September from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Coláiste Chraobh Abhann.  


Coláíste Chraobh Abhann’s Open Night will take place on Thursday the 21st of September from 6.30pm to 9.00pm. Come meet our staff and students and get a flavour of what makes Coláiste Chraobh Abhann so special. Take a tour around the school and see the wonderful facilities in use by students from all years. Speak with our experienced teachers about the broad subject choices in our Junior Cert, Transition Year, Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied programme. Also sample what our extracurricular programme has to offer, including the school musical, sport clubs, school choir, drama club, student council and much more. All welcome! 


The Trophy Match between the CCA Under 17s and CCA Under 19s team took place on Wednesday the 6th of September in St Anthony’s. It was a hard fought match with the Under 17s edging it 4-3 with two magnificent goals by Jack Elliott. The Under 17s Manager, Mr Sweeny, was 'delighted' with his team’s victory. Mr Hughes, the manager of the Under 19s team, was unfortunately unavailable for comment.

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