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Avondale Community College
Week beginning November 15th 2010
Dancing at Lughnasa
Having studied Brian Frielís masterpiece in their English classes our
Transition and Fifth Year students are looking forward to a Second Age
production of Dancing at Lughnasa in the Helix Theatre. The students
will also enjoy a tour of the DCU Campus as this theatre trip
coincides with the Universityís Open Day.
It seems as if our winning streak is continuing at present as both
Junior and Senior teams have experienced success in recent matches.
Our Junior Boys Football Team had an excellent win over Abbey
Community College, while our Senior Girls enjoyed a similar success in
their match against Colaiste Bhride, Carnew. The girls will play
against St. Kevinís College, Dunlavin in the coming week. Best wishes
Study Skills are strategies and techniques that enable students to
make the most efficient use of their time, resources and academic
potential. Developing and improving study skills can help make
learning easier, and enable students to retain what they have learned
for longer. Our Third Year students will participate in a study
skills workshop this week.
Best wishes to our Sixth Year students who begin their examinations
today, Wednesday 17 November. We hope that their study and hard work
will be reflected in their exams.
To celebrate science week our students took part in a number of
activities, aimed to promote an awareness of science and its uses in
everyday life. Our Transition Year students attended a lecture on
Bio-sciences in D.I.T, Kevin Street. While our junior students were
involved in a number of activities, including a Science Table Quiz,
which was hosted by Transition Year.
With the Christmas season fast approaching a date has been set for our
annual trip to 7 UP Christmas on Ice in the RDS. Our Second and Third
Year students will travel to this event on Thursday 9 December, after
A poster competition to promote the use of the journal was recently
held in the school. Congratulations to First Year students Amy
Goldsmith, who took first prize in this competition and Killian Keogh
who came second. Molly Underwood and Amaris Borel were joint third. We
hope this initiative along with our recent Journal Seminars will
encourage students to use their journals effectively.