Arklow CBS

School news for week ending 17.12.2021

School News 17 Dec 2021
17-December-21

Christmas Wishes from Principal Mr. Somers

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all staff, students and families a very happy and safe Christmas and best wishes for 2022. Thank you all for your continued cooperation and support during 2021.

Yet again I am amazed at the resilience of our students. A special word of thanks to our current 1st Years who have settled in so well to secondary school life.. The continued mask wearing, hand sanitising and desk sanitising hasn’t phased them one bit. Well done our 1st, 2nd and 5th years who sat their Christmas exams this week.

Arklow CBS will close on Wednesday 22nd and reopen on January 6th 2022.

Enjoy the Christmas break everyone. Looking forward to welcoming you all back in January

Kind regards,

Mr. Somers

Christmas Exams

This week saw our 1st, 2nd and 5th years sit their Christmas exams.

A report on your son’s progress will be issued after the Christmas holidays.

Well done to all the students on completing their exams and wishing you all a well deserved break over the holidays.

Christmas Food Appeal

A big thank you to all who donated food and gifts to our annual Christmas food appeal.

This year all donations are going to Friends of the Community, a local charity here in Arklow.

This annual charitable event is organised by our brilliant student council here in Arklow CBS.

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Art Trip

Last week saw our 5th and 6th year art students traveling to the National Art Gallery Dublin, to visit the Jack B Yeats Painting and Memory Exhibition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of our greatest artists.

This is annual trip that the students really look forward to and the day was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Thanks to Ms. Charlton, Mr. Jenkinson ad Pauline for accompanying

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Basketball News

Our U19s and U16s brought their seasons to a close last Monday with two games against Gorey Community school.

The U16s lost out 38 to 26 but have shown great heart all year and this was probably their most well rounded performance despite the score line. The improvement in this team from the start of the year to the end has been amazing and the boys should be very proud of themselves for all the hard work they have put in training. Sean O’Neill finally found the scoring form that all his hard work and ball handling skills deserved. Jeddy Osuji put in a commanding performance winning rebound after rebound and on another day if half the shots taken had went in we would have won the game. While they didn’t get the win every player put in a good account of themselves. MVP on the day for the CBS was Mikey Kinsella with 10 points he showed leadership on the court with a good defensive performance but more importantly showed good communication and organisation skills in helping to position his team mates in the zone defence. He was followed up in the scoring by Jeddy and Sean O’Neill with 8 each and rounded off with 2 points from Milosz Konkell.

The U19s went down 38 35 in what was unfortunately a must win game to advance to the next round after Christmas. For long periods the CBS were the team on top with more possession and shots but they couldn’t convert this into points and paid for it with a very harsh defeat despite some excellent play especially in the last quarter. Gorey got their noses in front early and had a well organised solid defence that the CBS just couldn’t get the better of. Gorey managed to hold their lead for most of the game up until the last two minutes when the CBS showed great heart and character to get the game back level with a Craig Caulfield 3 pointer. There was a chance to go ahead with the ball cruelly running around the rim and back out, Gorey took advantage and went back up the court to score a two pointer and a final free throw for the win. It’s a testament to the quality of our basketball players that our u19’s came runners up and nearly beat a school with a student population of well over 1500. Our boys can be proud of the season they put in and probably a little justifiably disappointed that they aren’t advancing. MVP on the day was the leader of the team Tadhg Powell with 17 of the teams 35 points. He was followed up by Craig Caulfield with 8, Ben Somers and Niall O’Donovan with 4 each and Conor Kiernan with 2. Well done boys on a fantastic season. It was a pleasure to have ye all and I will miss the departing 6th years off the team, it won’t be the same without ye but I’m sure the fifth years on the team will step up to fill the places ye will leave open for them.

1st Year Soccer Success

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Our 1st Year soccer team togged out this week for a much anticipated and indeed our first competitive match against Killinarden Community School.

We are delighted to say that the lads had a very comprehensive win. The final score was 10-1.

The scorers on the day were

Darragh Kinch 3 goals

Kyal Byrne 2 goals

Kristian Dowling 2 goals

Evan Whelan 2 goals

Ross Doyle Roche 1 goal

A big thank you to our coaches and helpers on the day.

Positive Affirmation Committee

This week we had a number of junior students recommended to PAC for meeting milestones on their merit sheets. Well done to each of them as they continue to display excellent behaviour and positive contribution to the school community.

Bronze Postcard 10 merits

Kristian Dowling, Paul Moore, Zach Connors, Pauric Healy, Darragh Kennedy, Jack Allen, Emre Altintas, Robert Babij, Syl Bourke, Jack Byrne, Tommie Kavanagh, Bob Kelly, Leo McCallion, Philip Mischa, Dylan Molloy, James O’Toole, Sean Plowman, Cain Smith, Domo Swiergocki & Alex Tyrell.

Bonus Gift (Lunch Voucher) 20 Merits

Robert Babij, Tommie Kavanagh & Sean Plowman

Silver Postcard 30 merits

Mikey Kinsella, Joshua Dodson Smyth, Kacper Kirerzek, Gregory Dickenson, Ben Zhou, Edric Chong, Darragh Kinch & Kyal Byrne

Adiós to our Spanish students

It is with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to three of our Spanish students.

Sergio, David and Samuel. We hope you enjoyed your experience in Arklow CBS and hope your new school hoodies will remind you of your time here with us.

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