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School News for Week Ending 22.10.21

School News
28-October-21

Arklow CBS school news for week ending 22.10 21

Mid-term Break at Arklow CBS

Wishing all our students, parents and staff a safe, well-deserved mid- term break and to thank you all for your continued cooperation and support. ”Ar scátha chéile a mhairimid” . We are looking forward to welcoming everybody back to school on November 1st. Happy Halloween everyone.

Máirtín Ó Griallais

It is with a heavy heart that we learned of the untimely death of our dear colleague Máirtín Ó Griallais. Máirtín taught woodwork and T.G here at Arklow CBS and was a respected and admired teacher and mentor to our students. Máirtín was laid to rest last week and representatives of the school community, including members of staff as well as students past and present were in attendance at his funeral to pay their respects. The school flags were flown at half-mast. The school community would like to offer their condolences to Máirtín’s wife, children and family at this very sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.

Bhí muintir na scoile croíbhriste nuair a chualamar go raibh ár gcara agus múinteoir adhmadóireachta agus líníocht theicniúil imithe ar shlí na firinne. Ba mhúinteoir den scoth é agus bhí ard mheas ag chuile dhuine air. Cuireadh Máirtín an tseachtain seo caite agus bhí muintir na scoile i láthair chun ár n-ómós a thabairt dó. Comhbhrón ó chroí dá bhean chéile, a ghasúir agus a chlann uilig. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.

Careers News

Last Monday, Arklow CBS welcomed a guest speaker visit from Maynooth University to speak to the 6th year students about the university and the 38 degrees they currently offer. The university is ranked joint first in Ireland for quality of education and offers great choice and flexibility with subjects. Maynooth University has 12,000 undergraduate students in total. There is a new Wexford bus route that goes from Gorey to Maynooth University, so commuting is now an option for our students. 1,200 students live on campus, 600 of those places are reserved for 1st year students only.

Open Days are on 26th and 27th November. Any students interested in studying in Maynooth University, please look up further details on their website.

Maths Week

Arklow CBS celebrated Maths Week this week. Many activities were organised for students including a “Quiz Off” between the 1st year classes where Ms. Domican’s class 1C emerged victorious.

The Irish Teachers ran some maths quizzes as Gaeilge for 1st years also. It’s great to see other departments getting involved. All in all a very enjoyable and educational week of maths was had by all. A big thank you to the Maths Department for organising.

TY News

TY Work Experience Week

This week TY students were out on work experience. Arklow CBS would like to thank all the businesses that have taken on students for the week. We greatly appreciate your continued support.

TY students have started their mini-company enterprise programme and all the businesses can be found on Instagram. Please check us out on Instagram.

TY Mini Companies

Our TY’s are currently getting themselves ready to launch their mini companies. This is a huge event in the TY and indeed Arklow CBS calendar.

Two of our mini companies and budding entrepreneurs include:

Curranstown Clucks which is selling free range eggs. Orders can be given via WhatsApp or Instagram at curranstown.clucks.

Foturne and Fox fabrics are selling customised t shirts, jumpers etc. All orders can be made through their Instagram page at fortune_and_fox_fabrics.

Best of luck to you all on your new business ventures.

Athletics News

Well done to all of our Athletes who competed at the Wicklow Schools Invitational Athletics on Thursday at Shoreline Sports Park, Greystones. We had twenty athletes giving their best efforts in the relay races today, in perfect weather for running.

Special mention and well done to Conor Molloy, John Clune, Brendan Kenny, Owen Gibbons and Mark Owen Whelan who have have shown great dedication to their Athletics training this term. Thank you to Mr. O' Gorman for organising .

Athletics Training for all years takes place every Thursday from 4-5pm at Arklow CBS. Athletes of all levels and experience are welcome.

October Assessments

Well done to our 3rd year and 6th Year students who have now completed their October Assessments. A great week of study and hard work was put in by all the students. Reports on your son’s attainment in these assessments will be given to parents shortly after the mid-term break.

Best of luck to Arklow CBS students representing AGB in the U14 and U15 County Finals 2021

Arklow CBS would like to wish the AGB U14 and U15 Gaelic football teams the very best of luck as the U15s take on Clara Gaels and the U14s take on Éire Óg, Greystones in Ballinakill in the county finals on Saturday. Both panels are strongly represented by our 2nd ,3rd years and TY students. Arklow CBS is behind you all the way lads. AGB abú.

Success for Arklow CBS students in U15 County Hurling Final with Arklow Rocks.

Arklow CBS extend a huge congratulations to the Arklow Rocks U 15 hurling team on their recent victory in the county U15 county Hurling Final. There was a strong Arklow CBS presence on the panel. Well done to all involved in this fantastic achievement.

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