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Avondale Community College
Week beginning November 22nd 2010
Senior Girls Football Glory
History was made in Avondale Community College when our Senior GirlsFootball Team booked a place in their first ever Senior A Final. The team, captained by Sarah Miley, emerged victorious after a closely contested semi-final against St. Kevinís College, Dunlavin. Best wishes to the girls in their next match.
Success at Sports
It seems as if our winning streak is continuing at present as a numberof teams experienced wins in recent matches.
Best wishes to all.
Young Chef Competition
Best wishes to Transition Year student Rebecca Cullen who will takepart in the Rotary Club Young Chef Competition, which will be held in East Glendalough School, Wicklow Town on Thursday 25 November.
Dancing at Lughnasa
Having recently studied Brian Frielís masterpiece Dancing at Lughnasa our Transition and Fifth Year students enjoyed a Second Age production of the play in the Helix Theatre. As this trip coincided with the Universityís Open Day our students also enjoyed a tour of the DCU Campus.
To celebrate science week our students took part in a number of activities, aimed to promote an awareness of science and its uses ineveryday life. Our Transition Year students attended a lecture on Bio-sciences in D.I.T, Kevin Street. Our junior students enjoyed 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. As part of our positive award system our Second and Third Year students will travel to this event on Thursday 9 December, after school.
A poster competition to promote the use of the journal was recently held in the school. Congratulations to First Year student 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.
Study Skills are strategies and techniques that enable students tomake 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. Over the past weeks our students have participated in study skills workshops which we hope will be put to good use.