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Avondale Community College
Week beginning January 16th 2012
BT Young Scientist Exhibition
Last week was an exciting week for the Young Scientists at Avondale Community College. A total of four projects were accepted into BT Young Scientist Exhibition, which was a great achievement considering the huge competition amongst the many entrants this year.
The hard work and dedication of the students has been astounding. Well done to all the students and teachers involved!
As well as presenting their projects to the judges at the Young Scientist Competition students from Avondale Community College have also been gaining much media attention for their hard work. Martin King from TV3 visited the school last week to discuss ‘Safe Driving with the Ice Device’ with Dáire and Killian for ‘The Morning Show’, which was aired on Tuesday 11th January. ‘The Ice Device’ featured on RTE News on 12th January and on the local news show, Nationwide on Friday 13th January. East Coast Radio was interested in projects presented by Avondale Community College students as they interviewed Aine, Chelsie and Niamh for their radio programme. This was a great opportunity for the students and was testament to the interest that surrounded many of the projects.
Click here to view Daire and Killian's interview
Trip to BT Young Scientist Exhibition
First and Transition Year students had an opportunity to visit the exhibition on Friday 13th January and experience then world of Science and to see the many interesting projects on display. Students were impressed with the entries from their fellow students and many were inspired to enter next year’s competition!
On Tuesday 10th January our U-14 boys played Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew in a challenge match. This was a fast paced game between two good teams. Although Avondale Community College came out on the losing side, it was great preparation for our South - Leinster Semi-Final next week.
TRANSITION YEAR NEWS
This week TY students were given a talk by Accord. The talk gave students an opportunity to discuss all aspects of relationships in a safe, respectful environment.
TY students are currently receiving their DATS feedback. This will help with their subject choices for Fifth Year.
Wicklow People Newspaper
The TY team of journalists are busy working on their articles for the forthcoming Wicklow People TY Newspaper. The articles are proving to be thought provoking and insightful.
Transition Year 3 are currently undertaking their Community Links as they are completing Paired Reading in the Boys’ National School.
Third Year Parents’ Information Evening
An information evening was held on 11th January for Parents of Third Year students. Information was provided for the Transition Year Programme. Information was also offered in relation to Fifth Year and the subject choices available.
First Year Parent Teacher Meeting
The First Year Parent-Teacher Meeting will take place on 25th February 2012 from 3.45 p.m. – 6.15 p.m.