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Avondale Community College
Week beginning October 17 2011
1st Year Parent Information Evening
A Parents’ Evening was held on Tuesday 11th October to provide Parents of 1st Year students with further information on various aspects of school life. Parents found the evening informative and useful and we hope it will further facilitate the transition from primary to secondary school.
1st Year Boys’ Football
Our 1st Year football team meet Arklow Community College in the next round of the Wicklow League. Best of the luck to 1st Year boys.
50 students from Avondale C.C. will be participating in the Wicklow Cross- Country League. This will be held in Avondale House. Best of luck to all involved.
2nd Year Girls’ Basketball
Training is now underway for the 2nd Year girls’ basketball on Fridays at one o clock. The girls are getting ready for the Wicklow Basketball League.
Reading Week is currently taking place for 1st and 2nd Year students in Avondale C.C. This week promotes literacy and develops a love of reading among students. Another Reading Week will be held later in the school year to coincide with the World Book Day.
Well done to Sarah Miley, who collected her All Ireland medal in Croke Park recently. Sarah, a past pupil of Avondale C.C., represented Wicklow in the replay of the All Ireland Junior Ladies’ Final against New York. Wicklow came into their own in the second half and Sarah played a major part, scoring the last point of the match. This is a great achievement - well done Sarah!
Mount Kilimanjaro Climb
Last week Ian McKeever, the world record holder for the 7-Summit Challenge, visited Avondale C.C. and offered students and teachers the opportunity of a lifetime to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Not surprisingly many students are interested in this experience which is sure to be challenging, but extremely fulfilling.
In the coming weeks TY students will be re-establishing community links, including work with Valley View, Dun Avon and Tidy Towns. They will also be participating in shared reading with the local primary school and the Wicklow Centre for Autism.
All TY students will be attending a talk on Autism by a representative from Wicklow Centre for Autism. There will also be a talk from Emer Nesbitt on Dental Hygiene. Thank you to all speakers involved.
TY students are heading out to the world of work from 24th to 28th October, to experience a week in their chosen field. Best of luck to the students and a big thank you to all employers taking students.
Enhancing School Environment
TY students are also busy working in the school, enhancing the school environment. They have been brightening up the walls of the canteen by painting the school crest and mission statement, as well as a map of the world. Well done to all students involved.
The Wild and Slow Food Festival
A group of TY students had an opportunity to visit Brook Lodge in Macreddin Village last week. They went on a foraging expedition, a trip to the Organic Farm in Aughrim and they were also given an opportunity to take a tour of the hotel’s kitchen. This is all part of The Wild and Slow Food Festival.