Arklow C.B.S. School News – Week ended 21st September 2018
Higher Options Expo
Last Friday saw our senior students attend the Irish Times Higher Options Expo in the RDS. Students spent the day browsing information stands and listening to various speakers giving details on a vast variety of courses and colleges. Students found the day tremendously informative. Indeed, this day has become an important one in our senior school calendar. In school career guidance follows up from this and students will have the opportunity to delve deeper into their chosen career path and get information from Ms. Whelan, the school career guidance teacher.
Coder Dojo Arklow
Coder Dojo Arklow resumes in Arklow C.B.S. on Saturday 29th from 11-12.30 weekly. Full details can be obtained from https://sites.google.com/site/coderdojoarklow/ and applications to join sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dyslexia classes are back running on a Tuesday evening in Arklow C.B.S.. Parents/guardians of students with dyslexia are invited to contact the school office for more information.
Last week saw the first of our local Primary Schools – Avoca National School, attending for our Primary Science Course. This initiative was launched in Arklow C.B.S. over 8 years ago and involves senior students of our feeder schools coming to the school and working for an hour in one of our fully equipped science laboratories. Primary students get to dress like a scientist, in white coats, surgical gloves and goggles and perform exciting experiments such as investigating the science behind fireworks and dissecting hearts and kidneys. Students are also treated to some food from the school canteen. Primary school students really enjoy this course. Thanks to Ms. White and Ms. Domican for organsing.
Garda Band and Arklow C.B.S.
Thursday 18th October sees Arklow C.B.S. proudly present the Garda Band, also performing on the night will be Cor Na Habhann, Stephen Walker and Arklow C.B.S. Music students. Tickets can be purchased directly from the school, through our website www.arklowcbs.ie or from the Arklow Bay Hotel. A superb night of musical entertainment is guaranteed for all.
Our annual open night is fast approaching. This year it will take place on Thursday 4th October from 7-9pm. Parents/guardians of students in local primary schools are invited to attend with their sons. Parents/guardians will have the opportunity to meet with and talk to the Principal, Deputy Principal, Special Education Needs Coordinator, Special Needs Assistants and also with all the subject teachers. All rooms in the school will be open with displays of student work presented. Prospective students will have the opportunity to participate in many fun activities on the night from sporting to science. Enrolments will also be taken on the night.
Transition Year Overnight Trip
Next week sees our Transition Year students set off for an overnight trip to Baltinglas Education Centre. Here students will get to participate in a huge range of outdoor activities including rock climbing and kayaking. Many thanks to Ms. Domican, Ms. Dunne, Mr O’ Gorman and Pauline for assisting and travelling with the students.
Extracurricular Activities for Junior Students
Just a reminder to parents and guardians of first and second year students that rugby training has resumed after school on Mondays, Gaelic football and Hurling on Tuesdays after school. All first and second year students are encouraged to attend. Training for a first year futsal competition will be starting soon in school and more details will follow.