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School News for Week Ending 29.09.2023

School News

School News for week ending 29.09.23

European day of Languages 2023

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Tuesday the 26th September saw Arklow CBS celebrate European Day of Languages. This is an annual event to highlight and celebrate the importance of languages as a communication tool and as an enhancement to employment and cultural opportunities in the future. Students had a fun filled day with lots of music, quizzes and where they were treated to cuisine from France, Germany, Poland and Spain. A special word of thanks to our Spanish TY students who cooked some beautiful Spanish omelettes/tortillas.

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5th and 6th Year Group Bonding trips

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Our 6th Years headed to Jump zone on Wednesday for their Team Bonding trip. They were accompanied by their year head Mr. Cosgrove and Mr. Doyle. Our 5th Years headed off on Thursday with Mr. Cosgrove and Ms. Carey and had an equally enjoyable day. Both groups stopped off in Dundrum Town Centre for a bit of retail therapy. Thanks to Mr. Cosgrove, Mr. Doyle and Ms. Carey.


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Well done to everyone who took part and represented Arklow CBS at the Wicklow Invitational Athletics Relays at Avondale Forest Park this week.

Special Mention goes to Cormac O' Donohue, Brendan Kenny and Owen Gibbons who ran a powerful race to come second place for TY boys.

Well done to all of our Athletes who gave a fantastic effort against tough competition and special well done to our First Years who joined us to represent Arklow CBS for the first time.

Athletics Training takes place every Thursday from 4-5pm. Please see Mr O' Gorman for details.

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Basketball news

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Our u19 and u16 basketball squads had their first outing in the league against near neighbours Glenart College. Both teams made the short walk up the road and came out with comfortable victories that will give them confidence going into the coming fixtures.

The U19s were up first and the whole squad got an opportunity to put down markers for their places on the team going forward. After a good team performance scorers for CBS on the day were MVP Sean O’Connor with 10, Sergiy Kulachenko with 4 points, Jeddy Osuji with 8, Tom Kavanagh with 4, Ben Manning with 8, Daniel O’Donovan with 6 points and Adam O’Leary, Ruzzel Degolado and Josh Dodson Smith with 2 each. A great spread of scorers shows lots of potential going forward.

The U16s took to the court next and looked to emulate their senior counterparts and did even better, putting in a great team performance with some outstanding displays across the board. They will have tougher games ahead but this was a fantastic confidence builder and a great opportunity for many of the team to get their first game in nearly two years. Scorers on the day were MVP Sean Plowman with 10 Darragh Kinch with 7 points, Abraham Lamanga Ciaran Redmond and Cillian McDonald with 6, Philip Michta with a 3 pointer, Sean Kelly with 4, and Evan Whelan and Kyal Byrne with 2. It was nice to come out on top in the local derby to hopefully set up for success as the league continues.

TY Podcast workshop


TYB participated in a thoroughly enjoyable and informative workshop on podcasting with Createschool. The students learned how to create, record and present a podcast. It was a really informative and enjoyable workshop. TY A and TY C can look forward to creating their podcasts in the near future. Well done to all involved and thank you to Ms. Lee for organising.


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Hard luck to our Senior soccer team on their first defeat of the season today against a strong Moyle Park College team.

After a close first half the teams went 2-1 at half time. We got off t a great third quarter with a second goal scored straight after half time. There was very little between the teams until 55 minutes in when we had a poor patch with Moyle Park College punishing us with two goals within five minutes. This was followed by two late goals. Credit to all players for working very hard throughout the game. Onwards and upwards to the next match.


Junior hurling:

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On Thursday the 21st the junior hurlers had their first day out in the Leinster competition playing Grennan Col. Thomastown of Kilkenny. Lack of playing time and familiarity was a big factor in the first half and the boys felt they had not done the best they could for themselves or each other. After a inspiring team talk from captain and vice captain Adam Lifely and Se Killoran the team rallied in the second half but unfortunately they still came up just short.

On Tuesday the 26th they then made the trip to Hawkfield in Kildare to play Patrician Secondary School in a must win game to keep their Leinster dreams alive for another year. The teams started strong and worked extremely hard for each other, something they had said they wanted to do considering that fire was missing in Kilkenny. Arklow went in at half time 8 points down but we could feel Patrician Secondary School starting to tire with Arklow only growing into the game. The second half had to be seen to be believed and every single one of the Arklow boys left everything out on the field coming up 2 points short in the end. The final moments saw Adam Lifely hit the post with a powerful shot that had the keeper beat but unfortunately was cleared by Patrician Secondary School. If the two games the boys have played is anything to judge for the future it is safe to say Wicklow hurling is alive and well.

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Homework Club

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Our Homework Club for 1st and 2nd years is now up and running and operates daily in the Library during lunch time. This facility offers these students a quiet space to complete homework and receive help and guidance from the supervising teacher. All 1st and 2nd Years welcome.

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