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School News for Week Ending 25.11.2022

School News
25-November-22

We Bring the Zoo to You!

A visit from DeerPark Exotics caused great excitement in the school on Friday as part of Science Week activities. Students had the opportunity to learn about the animals first hand and to even hold them! Allowing students to interact with the animals in a safe and controlled manner. This included an educational presentation on each animal present, safe handling methods, behavioural signs and conservation awareness. Thank you to the science department for organising!

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Arklow CBS Music Night Fundraiser

Many thanks to everyone who supported and came along to our Music Night on Friday. Thank you to The Arklow Bay Hotel, Sean Fox, Black Cherry, DJ Donal, Blueprint & Dorin Borescu for their very generous support. Also, another thank you to all the local business' that supported our raffle with such wonderful prizes. Finally, thank you to the CBS fundraiser committee for all their hard work over the last few weeks, parents Kerry Ward, Eibhlis Forde, Alison Behan Reddin, Helena Tracy Henry, Faye White, Annalise Mc Bride, Kerry Reid, Luiza Buerescu & Marie O' Sullivan. Check out our school social media pages for a full list of raffle prize winners.

Junior Cycle Results

Warmest congratulations to all our students who finally received their Junior Cycle results on Wednesday. They should all be very proud of their achievements, the future certainly looks bright.

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Wicklow Comhairle Youth Summit 2022

On Wednesday this week Arklow CBS was well represented at the Wicklow Comhairle Youth Summit. Members of our student council attended this enjoyable day in the Parkview Hotel Newtown along with students from all over the county where the biggest issues for young people in county Wicklow were discussed

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Athletics News

Well done to everyone who took part at the Wicklow Invitational Athletics Trail Run at Avondale Forest Park this week. It was a very successful and enjoyable day. Special mention goes to the following Athletes: Congratulations to Owen Gibbons who finished in 2nd place for Third years and 4th place overall. Owen's hard work and dedication continues to pay off in each race. Congratulations to Ross Landy who finished in 2nd place for First Year Boys. This was Ross' first outing to the Invitational Athletics. Well done to all of our Athletes who took part as all received medals for finishing a difficult 3000m run. Athletics training takes place at Arklow CBS every Thursday from 4-5pm. Please see Mr O' Gorman if interested.

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Gaelic Football News

Hard luck to our first-year footballers on narrowly losing out in their first game playing together as a team. The boys played against a strong Scoil Conglais of Baltinglass side with the game finishing 5-6 to 4-5. There’s sure to be better days ahead for this young group as they gel and get used to playing together as a team.

Soccer News

Hard luck to our u17 soccer team on their narrow 1-0 loss against Wexford CBS in the league on Friday. Another closely fought game between the two schools with Wexford unfortunately coming out on top this time. Furthermore, our first years played their second cup game at home versus Old Bawn C.S. Tallaght on Tuesday. The lads fought hard at a windy Greystones pitch where they had a rough start, conceding a goal in the opening minutes. Aaron Parle Kinsella rocketed a shot at the opposition keeper which was stopped well, but James McBride’s desire led him to score a rebounded header. At halftime it was 1-1 and substitutions were made. Unfortunately, the opposition came back stronger and got two past us and the game ended 3-1.

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Hurling News

Wednesday saw our junior hurlers play CCM in their first ever Leinster hurling semi-final. This was always going to be a tough match as in a previous meeting in the group stage they beat our lads by one point. And it did not disappoint, from start to finish this was a neck and neck game and at half time it was all square. As the second half began, our lads never gave CCM an inch and with 7 minutes to go Arklow CBS were up by 3 points. This soon changed when CCM got a flurry of scores and put themselves ahead by 3 with two minutes to go. The true character of our lads was shown, when they could have easily dropped their heads, they did the opposite and dug deep knowing this was their chance to get to a Leinster final. In the final minutes of the match, they scored 1-3 without reply and sent Arklow CBS into their first ever Leinster hurling final!The match ended with a score line of 1-13 to 2-7.

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Movember

As part of our efforts to raise awareness for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Prostate Cancer, and Testicular Cancer, we held a non-uniform day on Friday the 25th November to raise money for the above causes. Several of our teachers and students are currently taking part in the Movember challenge by growing a moustache, raising awareness, and seeking sponsorship for charities that support these important male health issues.

Geography Field Trip

Our sixth year geography students embarked on a field trip on Wednesday which they will base their Leaving Certificate case study on. They were blessed with the weather on the day as the river Brook was flowing fast. As usual we are really proud of this bunch of lads who were complimented on their knowledge, enthusiasm and general attitude and work ethic on the day. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day. Now to write it up and get our 20%! Thanks also to Elaine, Ms. A Kinsella and Ms. E Kinsella for organising.

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