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School News for Week Ending 26.04.2023

School News

Arklow CBS News for week ending 26.04.2024

Unveiling of Murals


School Lane certainly looks brighter this week as the sun shines on the beautiful art murals made by our TY students. The Cathaoirleach of Arklow Municipal District Tommy Annesley did the honour of unveiling the magnificent stone plaque surrounded by representatives of Arklow Tidy Towns, Arklow CBS and St. John’s SNS Arklow. The upgrading of School Lane is a result of great work and co-operation these three groups. Well done to our TY students involved with this project who designed, made and painted these eye-catching murals and bird boxes. A special thank you to Ms A Kinsella and Ms Charlton for their help and guidance throughout the project.

Well done to all involved on making our community a brighter place!


Arklow CBS Positivity Week 2024

Arklow CBS celebrated another hugely successful Positivity week 2024 which ran from 15th – 19th April and culminated in the raising of the Cineáltas flag. During the week each year group enjoyed various activities to improve our physical and mental well-being including yoga, a walk around Arklow Rock and a talk on nutrition as well as daily random acts of kindness, wake up shake up, lunch time music, mindfulness, and quiet time at the end of each day. Positivity Week kicked off with Mindful Monday and ended with Feel Good Friday and a non-uniform day and a Teacher V Students basketball match which saw the teachers come out on top. Many thanks to everyone who participated and hope it brought a ray of sunshine to your week! A huge amount of work and preparation goes into making this week a success so a huge thank you to all the teachers guest speakers and facilitators who made it possible.

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Nutrition talk Non-uniform Day

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Student V Teacher Basketball teams

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Cineáltas Flag


Positivity week was the perfect opportunity for Arklow to raise the school’s Cineátas Flag.The flag represents and acknowledges all the good work that the school is doing to prevent and address bullying through the promotion of kindness, respect, inclusion, diversity and wellbeing. Well done to Head Boy Aaron O’Brien and Vice Head Boy Adam Collier for the super speeches. Thank you to chairperson of our student council Eoghan Ward for raising the flag (with the help and guidance of Majella) against the strong wind! All great ambassadors for our school. Let’s make the world a little kinder. Bígí Cineálta! The Cineáltas flag now flies proudly outside our school. Mar a deir an seanfhocal “Ar scáth a chéile a mhairimid”.


5th Year Belfast trip

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This week saw our 5th Years accompanied by Mr. Cosgrove, Mr. Lally, Ms. Rooney and Ms. Weller head off for the annual 5th Year tour to explore the rich tapestry of Northern Ireland's history and natural wonders. From the city of Harland and Wolff's iconic yellow gantry cranes, Samson and Goliath, and all it has to offer including the Peace wall, Stormont, the Titanic Experience and the Cathedral of St. Anne, to the Giants Causeway and the Carrick a Rede bridge, this was an action packed 2 days of fun, culture & historical learning. One of the highlights was the very competitive game of bowling on one of the evenings. The jury is still out on who exactly won. The students had a fantastic time from start to finish. Thanks to Mr. Cosgrove organising this amazing trip.

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Cycle in aid of Pieta House

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A huge well done to all the students who participated in the static cycle against suicide in aid of Pieta House this week in the Bridgewater Centre. The boys certainly clocked up the miles and were delighted to get up on the saddle for such a worthy cause and charity. A huge thank toy to all who donated and a special word of thanks to Mr. O’ Gorman and Mr. Regan for organising.


Athletics news


Arklow CBS athletes had an outstanding day at the Wicklow Invitational Athletics Track and Field at Shoreline Track, Greystones recently. With a large turnout and fantastic weather conditions, it was a very successful day for the lads overall.

Special Mention and Congratulations goes to the following students :

Congratulations to Owen Gibbons who won the Mile race. This was a powerful race from Owen who continues to go from strength to strength. Through continuous hard work and dedication, Owen is continuing to prove himself as a competitor who is hard to beat on the track.

A brilliant performance from Scott Hannon saw him win the U17 800m. Scott ran a fantastic race and was faced with tough competition.

Congratulations to Lucas Reid, who placed third in the 800m race and also came first in a 300m heat.

We also enjoyed success in the field events and a big congratulations also goes to Alex O' Brien who came third in the U14 Long Jump.

Our Tug of War Team done us proud - Olly Kazimirs, Hubert Wogralik, Zachary Byrne, Ross Landy, Sean Lawlor, Sam McDowell, and Richard Borescu, who won the U15 Tug of War. Well done lads.

Special Mention also goes to the following athletes : Conal Devereux, Tom Tallon, Zachary Byrne and Aaron Kenna.

Congratulations to Conal Devereux, who placed second in the U15 800m race and fourth place in the 100m final. to Tom Tallon who placed 4th in the U14 100m semifinals and Zachary Byrne who placed 4th in the U15 100m semifinals. And to Aaron Kenna who placed third in 300m heats.

Well done to all of our Athletes who took part today.

Athletics training takes place at Arklow CBS on Thursdays from 4-5pm.

Please see Mr O' Gorman for details


We had four students representing Arklow CBS at an inter schools competition in a sunny Woodenbridge Golf Club yesterday; Liam Flusk 1st year, Eldon Kernon 2nd year, Ross Doyle Roche 3rd year and Aaron Reddin TY.

Congratulations to Aaron Reddin on finishing in 3rd place!

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