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Avondale Community College
All-Ireland Semi-Final Qualifier
This has been a hugely successful season for our U16 Boys Basketball
Team. Not only did our school proudly host the All- Ireland Quarter
Finals the boys from Avondale also secured a place in the semi-finals.
The team, captained by Mark Miley, emerged victorious after a tough
final quarter against Colaiste Chriost Ri, Cork. They now look forward
to the All-Ireland Semi-Finals in the coming weeks.
Parents' Art Classes
Avondale Community College will be hosting Adult Art Classes in silk
and glass painting, print making and clay modelling. The classes will
operate on Tuesday mornings (for 4 weeks) and will begin on Tuesday 8
February from 10am until 12. They are free of charge and all materials
will be provided by the instructor. No experience is required as all
level will be catered for. Any parent / guardian who is interested in
attending a class can contact Irene Doyle, Home School Community
Liaisons Co-ordinator, on 0404 – 29072.
Log On, Learn
Learn how to book flights, surf the Internet or send an e-mail to a
friend! The Log On, Learn Initiative involves Transition Year students
sharing their knowledge of computers with the older members of our
community. The Transition Year students of Avondale Community College
are offering free, one to one computer training for those aged 65 and
over. Beginning from March 3rd. These user-friendly classes will take
place each Thursday morning from 9:30am – 10:30 am. As places are
limited, don’t delay, call Miriam on 0404-46445
Working with the Community
Creating links with the community is an important part of school life
at Avondale Community College. Following the success of last year’s
initiative with Wicklow Centre for Autism, students from the centre
will resume their visits to our school. Accompanied by students from
Transition Year the welcomed visitors will be given the opportunity to
participate in a number activities, including computers and sports.
This week, Transition Year students will also commence a series of
visits to Dun Avon and Valley View House where they will assist the
clients with reading, writing and other activities.
Transition Year students will soon be improving their gardening skills
by growing their own organic vegetables in the school’s organic
garden. Under the excellent guidance of experienced gardener Suzie
Cahn, the students are looking forward to their latest gardening
Reeling in the Years
Film making is another skill which our Transition Year students will
be perfecting over the coming weeks. Promoting social inclusion
through digital media is a project organised by Michael Kelly, who
will guide our students through the process of film making. Once
completed, the film will be available through the school’s very own
Transition Year students will embark on their second phase of work
experience from 14 February. This is an excellent opportunity to
prepare our students for the world of work. The students have also
been busy developing their business acumen by managing the school’s
Stationery Shop. Many thanks to all employers who have supported our
work experience programme.
Safer Internet Use
Safer Internet Day is part of a global drive to promote a safer
internet for all users, especially young people. The 8th Safer
Internet Day will be marked in Ireland on Tue Feb 8. A new online
resource has been launched to help parents to get involved with what
their children are doing online. The single most important thing a
parent can do to help keep their children safer online is to engage
with them on the topic. Webwise on Facebook has been developed to
support parents to start the conversation with their children about
what they do online.
Log onto www.scoilnet.ie for more information.
Congratulations to our U14 Boys Football Team who have now qualified
for the South Leinster Semi-Final. Best wishes to all.