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Thursday 28 August 2014

Coláiste Chill Mhantáin

Published 05/12/2012 | 09:24

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LEINSTER FINAL

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Well done to the county Senior Hurlers who defeated New Ross 5-12 to 2-6 on Wednesday last and will now meet Ballyhale in the Leinster C Final. Coláiste Chill Mhantáin retain the title in the South Leinster C1 Senior Hurling after a tough encounter with Kilmuckridge which finished 4-12 to 1-5.

The team had to battle hard against a determined and physical side in the first half and the score at half time was 1-2 to 1-6 in favour of the Wicklow side, thanks to the skill of Aaron Nugent and Daniel Staunton. Thereafter Coláiste Chill Mhantáin asserted their dominance with great scores from Stephen Cruise (3-2), and great battling shown by Ryan Devlin and Jack Montgomery, while Sean O'Callaghan, brothers Neil and Dean O'Gorman, and James Manley gave great displays in defence. The trophy was presented to Captain Aaron Nugent by Mr. Jim Murphy of the Post Primary Schools GAA. PERCUSSION WORKSHOPS

Our First Year Junior Certificate Schools Programme (JCSP) students were involved with two percussion workshops on Wednesday last. The workshops were carried out by Artscope, who specialise in introducing school students to all aspects of the performing arts. The workshops included the use of drums, bongos cow bells and other assorted percussion instruments. The event was organised in acknowledgement of achievements since the beginning of term. ROTARY YOUNG CHEF COMPETITION

On Friday November 30th Coláiste Chill Mhantáin hosted the Wicklow Final of the Rotary Young Chef Competition 2012/13. Louise Healy represented the school. Louise's level of skill and preparation were to the highest standard and she has certainly did the school proud. The judges were truly impressed by the culinary delights produced by each contestant.

We would like to congratulate the winners of the competition which were as follows: first place Louise Healy (Coláiste Chill Mhantáin), second place John Breen (Avondale CC) and third place Sara Hudson (East Glendalough School).

Well done to all the contestants involved in the competition. Finally we would like to take this opportunity to extend a special thank you to Wicklow Rotary Club for organising this event each year which allows students to both display and develop their culinary skills. Young Dragons Two of our Transition Year students, Cormac Marnane and Thomas McKeown participated in the Regional Finals for the Junior Dragons Den on Friday November 23rd. The students pitched their idea on the Irish educational card game they have designed in a very clear, concise and confident manner to the judges. Although the students do not progress to the national finals they learned a lot from the experience and can be very proud of their efforts. IRISH MOCK ORAL EXAMINATIONS

On Thursday last our Leaving Certificate students had a mock Irish oral examination. The purpose of which is to prepare students for their Leaving Certificate Irish oral examination which is worth 40% of the overall result. Students found the experience beneficial and worthwhile. GUIDE DOGS ASSOCIATION

Since the visit of a representative from the Irish Guide Dog Association earlier this month our Transition Year students have been selling merchandise. They have raised an impressive €600 for the association over the past 2 weeks. Their efforts focused on selling calendars in aid of the Irish Guide Dog Association. Please contact the school should you wish to avail of this calendar. YELLOW FLAG PRESENTATION

A representative from "Show Racism the Red Card" gave a presentation to our First Year students on Friday November 30th. This presentation is part of the Yellow Flag programme in Coláiste Chill Mhantáin which embraces diversity within our school community. INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP

Three of our staff members completed the Instructional Leadership Programme last week offered by Irish Vocational Education Association (IVEA) which was facilitated by Professor Barrie Bennett, University of Toronto. The programme endeavours to initiate and facilitate systemic change in education by reacquainting teachers with different learning skills, tactics and strategies enabling teachers to maximise student learning in the classroom. SENIOR SOCCER

Our Senior Soccer team played Coláiste Craobh Abhainn on Wednesday last in the Wicklow/ Wexford league. Although the team displayed a great team effort they were narrowly defeated by Coláiste Craobh Abhainn. Coláiste Chill Mhantáin remain in the competition due to their victory over East Glendalough School. We wish them luck as they progress to the next stage of the league. EMMANUEL

Our school choir will be taking part in Emmanuel in February. This event will take place in the Helix, Dublin. Our students will be singing with students from other schools in the Archdiocese. During the day students will also participate in workshops and rehearsals and afterwards perform in front of a live audience. ENROLMENT 2012 – 2013

The closing date for applications is Monday December 10th at 4pm. TALENT SHOW

Auditions have been occurring over the last two weeks in preparation for our Christmas Talent Show which will be held on Friday December 21st. Well done to all involved particularly the mini company who are designing the show. DÁIL VISIT

As part of their CSPE programme our Second Year students will visit Dáil Éireann on Budget Day to hear the various announcements live. Many thanks to Mr. Andrew Doyle TD, who has given our students this opportunity.

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