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Avondale Community College School Notes
On Wednesday and Thursday last our Sixth Year History students enjoyed
a trip to the historical city of Derry. Accompanied by their teachers
Ms. Egan and Mr. Duggan the students visited a number of interesting
sites including the Free Derry Museum, The Apprentice Boy’s Hall and a
guided tour along the city walls. The students regarded the trip as
thoroughly enjoyable and very beneficial for their Leaving Certificate
Seachtain na Gaeilge
This week Seactain na Gaeilge was enjoyed by both teachers and pupils
in Coláiste Pobail Abhann Dála. Classes took part in various
activities and events to mark Seachtain na Gaeilge and to celebrate
St. Patrick’s Day. Transition Year classes presented projects on
various aspects of Cultur na Gaeilge to Junior classes. While First
and Second Year students took part in a poster competition and our
annual Table Quiz. Tráthnona na Gaeilge will be celebrated on the eve
of St. Patrick’s Day where students will enjoy a traditional Irish
celebration of ceili, ceol agus craic.
Congratulations to our First Year Boy’s Basketball Team who beat
Arklow CBS in their recent match and will now play Comeragh College in
the regional semi-finals.
Our First Year Boys will take part in a football blitz on Wednesday 16
March organised by Leighton Glynn.
Best wishes to our Junior Girl's Basketball team who will play St.
Mary’s College, Arklow in the first round of the league.
Transition Year News
Our Transition Year students have been keeping of late with a number
of activities. Many thanks to Eimear Nesbitt, Dental Hygienist for
County Wicklow, for her informative talk on Dental Hygiene. A number
of Transition Year students are also taking part in an 8 week Web
Design Course under the excellent guidance of Mary Ann Byrne.
Following their referring course, with Hugh Kenny and the Wicklow GAA,
40 Transition Year students successfully completed their refereeing
exams on Friday 11 March.
TY Trip to Collins Barracks
On Wednesday 11th March the TY students, accompanied by Ms. O’Reilly
and Ms. Noone enjoyed a trip to Collins Barracks as part of their
Cultural Studies module. While all of the displays were excellent, the
students were particularly taken with the High Cross Exhibition which
featured six replicas of High Crosses of Early Christian Ireland and
the Neilí Mulcahy Exhibition which featured the designs and clothes of
the renowned Irish fashion designer. A great day was had by all.
Word of Thanks
Following the success of the Work Experience Programme for our
Transition Year the staff of Avondale Community College would like to
thank all employers for giving our Transition Year students the
opportunity to work in their places of employment.