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Avondale Community College
Week beginning September 27th 2010
The official opening of our school took place on Thursday 23
September. We were delighted to welcome Tánaiste and Minister for
Education and Skills, Mary Coughlan to the school, along with many
other special guests including, past Principal Sean Walsh and other
former colleagues. Members of County Wicklow VEC and representatives
from Dáil Eireann were also in attendance. The Tánaiste arrived early
morning to an expectant gathering. Following a brief walk around the
school she addressed the crowd. Speaking to our students she talked
of the great sense of pride and achievement evident in the school. She
also emphasised the importance of education in these challenging
times. Many thanks to all those, who took time out of their busy
schedules, to celebrate this momentous occasion with us.
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Congratulations to Emmet Byrne, Jamie Byrne, Adam Cooney and Niall
Ryan who recently represented Avondale Community College on the County
Schools Hurling Team. They began the league with a successful win over
Our best wishes must also be extended to our Show-Jumping
Team made up of Chloe Daly, Michael Doyle and Thomas Gaffney who
recently competed in the Inter-Schools Competition.
Finally, a reminder to our Senior Boys Football Team, that training will take
place every Friday after school.
The Plough and the Stars
A group of Sixth Year students enjoyed a trip to the Abbey Theatre on
Wednesday evening, for a performance O'Casey's infamous tragedy, The
Plough and the Stars. The performance was enjoyed by all, with the
character of Fluther Good, played by Joe Hanley (ex-Fair City actor),
standing out as favourite.
The annual sponsored walk will take place on Wednesday 29 September.
Many thanks to all those, who have sponsored students for this event.
All money raised will go towards the school's Extra Curricular Fund,
which subsidises various educational trips and other extra-curricular
activities throughout the school year.