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School News for Week Ending 17.11.2023


Arklow CBS News for week ending 17th November 2023

Comórtas Díospóireachta an Phiarsaigh

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Ghlac ár bhfoireann Shóisearaigh páirt i ndíospóireachtaí Ghael Linn. Tá siad ag dul ar aghaidh go dtí an chéad bhabhta eile. Comhghairdeas leis an bhfoireann Peter Lappin, Sylvester Bourke agus Oliver Conroy. Táimid an bhródúil asaibh go léir.

Congratulations to our Junior Debating team who took part in the Gael Linn Irish debates this week. The team have progressed onto the next round. Well done to the team Peter Lappin, Sylvester Bourke and Oliver Conroy.

Gaeilge 24

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Ghlac 36 daltaí pairt i nGaeilge 24. Thosaigh an lá le séisiúin HIIT as Gaeilge.Fuair na daltaí go léir t-léinte agus bhí neart Gaeilge le cloisteáil timpeall na scoile. Ansin ag am lóin fuair gach duine burgair agus chuamar ar shiúlóid timpeall an bhaile ag lorg focail/frásaí le Gaeilge. Bhí lá iontach ag gach duine a ghlac páirt I nGaeilge 24 2023.Is í aidhm an dúshláin seo ná daoine óga a spreagadh chun labhairt as Gaeilge amháin ar feadh 24 uair a chloig: sa bhaile, ar scoil, le siopaí agus gnólachtaí, timpeall an bhaile , sa chlub spóirt agus le cairde.

36 students took part I Gaeilge 24. The students started out with as HITT session as Gaeilg and they all got their t-shirts. At lunch time the students were treated to a burger followed by a walk around the town searching for all the Irish words and phrases that are in front of our eyes. A great day was had by all and there was plenty of Irish to be heard around the school. Well done to all who took part.

The aim of the Gaeilge 24 challenge is to encourage young people to try and speak Irish non-stop for one whole day, 24 bours: at home, at school, in shops and businesses, around the town, in sports clubs and with friends.

CSPE Guest speaker

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Second year CSPE students enjoyed a very informative talk with Garda Niall Kennedy this week. The students organised the talk as part of their research for their CBA. A huge thank you to Garda Niall Kennedy for an was extremely informative talk.

Comhairle an nÓg

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Thank you to our student council members who represented the school at the Wicklow Comhairle nan Óg summit 2023 in the Parkview Hotel in Newtownmountkennedy.

There were great discussions with other youth members on topics including mental health, cost of living, drugs and vapes, bullying, discrimination, climate change and public transport.

2nd Year Geography Field Trip

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Class 2 B undertook an urban Geography fieldtrip around the town this week. The students thoroughly enjoyed the fieldtrip and will find it very useful as they prepare for their Junior Cert.

TY Self-defence workshop

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Our TYs enjoyed a great day learning some moves in a self-defence workshop facilitated by Close Encounters. A big thank you to Éamon and Aaron Cairnduff for delivering the course.

Basketball News

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Our U19 basketball team are successfully through to the preliminary rounds of the South East Regional Competition after a win against Enniscorthy CC. The score finished 37-22 in favour of Arklow and the boys are now through to the quarter finals where a tough test lies ahead against CBS New Ross. Well done lads.

Unfortunately, the journey has ended in the South East regional competition at the quarter final stage for our U16 team. They were beaten by a very well rounded and tall Meánscoil Gharman team. While the result didn’t go their way, the heart, effort and determination show the character of these boys.

Study Skill Workshop

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Our Second Year and Third Years enjoyed a 2 hour study skills workshop with Claire Cummins this week and gained some valuable tips on how to study more productively and effectively. We are looking forward to seeing the fruits of their labours in the future. Many thanks to Claire for her valuable insights.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal Update


A big thank you to all students, parents and teachers who supported this year’s Shoebox Appeal. All our boxes were collected this week by Jenny our local Team Hope volunteer. The gift filled boxes will now start their journey to Eastern Europe and Africa and will be delivered straight into the hands of a child this Christmas. These gifts are often the only gift that a child will receive. Thank you for making a difference this Christmas.

Reminder: 3rd Year Parent/Teacher meeting


A reminder to parents of 3rd Years that the Parent teacher meeting for your son takes place in the school sport’s hall on Wednesday 22nd November from 4-6 pm. We would appeal to all parents to make every effort to attend this important meeting to discuss your sons progress in 3rd Year.

Arklow CBS Parent’s Council Monster Raffle


Tickets are now on sale for our Parent’s Council Monster Raffle. First prize is two tickets for the sold-out Taylor Swift concert next June. There are loads more fantastic prizes to be won. Keep an eye on our social media for updates.

Individual or a Book of 3 tickets can be purchased from the school office or online, there is no restrictions on the number of tickets purchased by any one individual.

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