School News Arklow CBS Week ended 12 October 2018

Posted on the 23-01-2019

School News Arklow CBS Week ended 12 October 2018

TY AXA Roadshow

Monday last saw our TY students attend the Annual AXA Roadshow in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dunlaoghaire. Here students listened to talks from Vincents’ Hospital, the Fire Service and Garda Siochana where they were taken in graphic detail through all stages of an accident. Students also heard first hand a tragic story from a parent who lost his teenage daughter to a traffic accident. The message to students on the day was to slow down and always wear your seat belt.  Thanks to MS. Garvey for organising and also to Pauline for accompanying.

TY Driving School

Tuesday last saw our TY students attend a driving school, Leinster Driving Campus in Maynooth. This is an annual event in the TY calendar and is extremely popular with the students. Two hours were spent in a driving classroom  where they learn principles of safe driving, stopping distances and also prepare for their Theory Test. Students get to wear special goggles which gives them a simulation of what it is like to drink drive. Then they spend two hours actually driving a real car around the campus. This is a really enjoyable beneficial day for the students. Thanks to MS. Garvey for organising and also to Pauline for accompanying.

TY Autism collection

This Thursday and Friday saw some of our TY students collect for the Irish Society for Autism. Students gave of their time freely to sell roses and other items for this very worthy cause. As yet a figure is not available as to how much they raised but we would like to thank the people of Arklow for their support. Many thanks to Pauline also for all her help.

Arklow C.B.S Garda Band Concert - Reminder

Arklow C.B.S Garda Band Concert will take place on Thursday 18th October in the Arklow Bay Hotel. There are still tickets available, €10 each from the school office or from the Arklow Bay Hotel.  A superb night of fine entertainment is guaranteed with music from Cór na Habhann, Stephen Walker and Arklow C.B.S music students.

Supervised Study

Reminder that supervised study is still running in the school and all students in exam years are invited to attend. Study runs from 4.00-6.00pm Monday- Thursday inclusive and further details are available from the school office.


3rd Year Mosque Visit

This Wednesday saw all our 3rd Year students go to Dublin to visit a mosque. This is an annual event in the 3rd Year calendar and allows students to experience first hand the place of worship of a religion other than their own. It is a valuable learning activity for them. Students also visited the Natural History Museum and thoroughly enjoyed this. Thanks to Mr. O’Gorman, Mr. Fanning, Majella and Ms. Stafford for accompanying the students.


Basketball matches

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TY Sports Blitz

Thursday saw our TY students off to yet another activity. They headed to Arklow Sports Centre to participate in a multi sports blitz as part of Arklow Mental health Week. Alongside the sporting activities students had a talk on the links between sport and positive mental health and also received a demonstration on health eating. Students thoroughly enjoyed this event despite the early finish due to torrential rain. Many thanks to Ms. Merrigan for organising.


Arklow Mental Health Week

This annual event is now a valuable, important and integral part of our school calendar and students from 1st to 6th Year participate in a huge range of activities designed to make them aware of the importance of looking after their mental health. Students thoroughly enjoyed all the talks, workshops and activities the participated in. Man thanks to Arklow Mental Health committee for involving us again and we look forward to next year’s events.


Taekwondo success

Congratulations to the following Arklow CBS students who won medals at the TAGB Northern Ireland Championships at the weekend with Leinster Taekwondo club : Jordan Kelly, Adam Stewart, Ronan O’ Sullivan and Gavin Walker.  Well done and great achievement!



Arklow C.B.S would like to congratulate Sean Crowley on his recent boxing success in Russia. Well done Sean and keep up the great work!


School Golf

Thursday last saw our senior golfers Mikey Murray, Kasey Clark, Rian Fortune and Conor Cronin travel to Shillelagh Golf Club to play a four ball match against Colaiste Bride, Carnew. Our team won one match and lost the other so end result was a draw.

Friday then saw our junior golfers Padraic Bermingham, Oran Kelly and Kasey Clark travel to Woodbrook Golf Club, Bray to play Woodbrook College. Well done and well played to all.


Non Uniform Day

Friday 19th October we will have a non-uniform day in aid of Wicklow Hospice and Arklow & Wicklow Cancer Support groups. It is planned to have a cake sale after mid-term in support of these very worthy causes also.