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6th Year Parent Teacher Meeting
The 6th Year Parent Teacher Meeting will take place on Thursday 1st December from 3.45 p.m. to 6.15 p.m.
Success in Rotary Club Cookery Competition
Avondale Community College looks forward each year to competing in the Rotary Ireland Cookery Competition. This year twenty five students competed in our in house competition such is the interest in the project. Joint prize winners in the school final were Aaron Van Dijk and Craig Curley. The boys participated in the County final in Coláiste Chill Mhantáin on Thursday 24 November 2011.
Congratulations to Craig who emerged as overall winner for Co Wicklow. He now goes forward for nomination for the national final in February 2012.
Mental Health Public Speaking
The Avondale Community College Public Speaking Team will meet Gaelcholáiste na Mara, Arklow and Dominican College, Wicklow tonight at 7 o clock in The Grand Hotel in Wicklow for the first round of the Mental Health Public Speaking Competition. Avondale Community College has been victorious in previous years and we wish the current team the same success!
HEAR/ DARE Talk
6th Year students enjoyed a talk from Anne Lavelle of UCD last week. Anne explained the HEAR and DARE Access Programmes for college. This was a valuable and informative talk. Many thanks to Anne for taking time to visit the students.
Young Social Innovators Success!
Congratulations to students from Avondale Community College who participated in the YSI Competition. The students were successful in their application and based on their project they have been invited to the South Leinster ‘Speak Out’ in Kilkenny in March. Well done to all involved and best of luck!
Christmas Carol Service
A Christmas Carol Service will be held on Thursday 15th December at 7.00 p.m. in Avondale Community College.
All TY students had an opportunity to experience the Neolithic passage graves of Newgrange on Tuesday, 21st November. The students received an extremely informative guided tour, which led them inside the 5000 year old mound. The trip revealed the expertise of architecture and art of our former ancestors. This was a most enjoyable and interesting trip.
The TY students attended a talk on Climate Change. It was an enjoyable and informative talk, as students learned about how climate change affects the world around us.
TY students also were given a talk as part of Mental Health Week. The students found both talks interesting and thought provoking. Many thanks to all the speakers involved.
As part of their modular course in Enterprise TY students took part in a Mini Company Week. During this week, two opposing companies competed to make the most profit. ‘That’s the Stuff’ ran a Games Tournament at lunchtime, while ‘Flava Java’ sold smoothies during the lunch break. Students had to take on the real life business roles such as CEO, PRO, Secretary, and HR Manager, to name but a few. This was a great experience for the students to put their business and enterprise knowledge to the test in the real world. ‘Flava Java’ emerged the most successful company, making the most profit. Well done to all TY students involved and especially to Flava Java, our entrepreneurs in the making.
TY students are busy working in the community as part of their Community Links. Students are working in St. Colman’s Hospital, while other students are taking part in Paired Reading in the local national school.
U14 Boys’ Football
The U14 Boys’ Football team met Colaiste Chroabh Abhainn in the U14 South Leinster Competition. The boys enjoyed a great win on the day. Well done to the boys and best of luck in the next game.
U16 Boys’ Football Team
The U16 Boys’ Football team played Blessington Community College in the Leinster ‘D’ Championship. It was a very tight encounter throughout; unfortunately Avondale Community College lost out on a scoreline of 2-9 to 0-10. Best of luck to the boys in their next game.
1st Year Boys’ Football
The 1st Year Boys’ Football team will play Colaiste Chraobh Abhainn in the next round of the 1st Year Wicklow Competition. Best of luck to the team.
The U16 Girls’ Basketball team played St. Mary’s College, Arklow in the Wicklow League. They were convincing winners. The U19 Girls’ Basketball also played St. Mary’s College but unfortunately the team was narrowly defeated. The U16 and U19 Girls will meet East Glendalough next Friday. Best of luck to the girls.
U19 Boys’ Basketball League
The U19 Boys’ Basketball team met Kilkenny CBS in the U19 league. The team was unfortunately defeated, but there were strong performances by Conor Fulham and Cian o hAnnain.