Sample of Extra-Curricular Student Events 2015/2016  .

Coláiste Pobail Acla strives to provide a range of activities that will enrich the learning experience for all students

Gearoid’ Smile: June 2015, 5th years raised €435 from school sports day at the end of May

CPA Summer Camp: July 2015, 1st and 2nd years participate in a week of activities organised by youth workers attached to School Completion Programme.

1ST Year Information Evening: Sept 2015. Meeting with 1st year parents and discussion re: subject choice

Blog Awards Ireland 2015 October: CPA LC Student selected as finalist in national blog awards and awarded Bronze Award

School Mass: Sept 30th

Ecology trip to Ballycroy National Park: Oct 2015 – 3rd year and 5th year field trip

Graduate Programme: Oct 2015 Jodie Western & Amanda Kane (5th yr) travelled to Strasbourg for 4 days and make presentation to European Parliament

Dail Eireann and Collins Barracks: October 2015: 3rd years travelled to Dublin as part of their action project.

Killary Adventure Centre: Oct 2015 TY class travel  to Killary adventure centre for 4 days

Launch of AIB School Bank : Nov 2015  CPA TY Bankers –– Guest Colm ‘the Gooch’ Cooper visited the school.

Study Skills : Nov 2015  Supergeneration deliver study skills workshops to 2nd 3rd, 5th and 6th year and also parents of exams classes.

Cyber Safety : Nov 2015  Lurtel deliver cyber safety skills workshops to all years and also information session to parents.

Exam Preparation: Nov 2015 Career Guidance offers information evening to parents of exam students

Connacht Senior Small Schools’ Champions: Nov 2015 CPA Senior Boys– Crowned Connacht Champions in Gaelic Football.

CPA U-14 Girls: Team remains undefeated in 2015.

Christmas Carols: Dec 2015 Two sold out evenings of Christmas Carols and Reflection

Music Generation Exceptional Music Bursary Awards:  Dec 2015 Roisin McNulty and Patrick Cafferkey receive bursaries contributing towards upgrades in instrument.

1st Year Open Day: Feb 2016 CPA welcomes 6th class students from National Schools for introductory day.

First Aid: Feb 2016 TY class complete a first aid course with a visit from an ambulance.

Road Safety Roadshow: Feb 2016 TY class travel to TF Castlebar to attend Mayo Co. Co. Road Safety Roadshow.

Lunch Time Clubs: Chess, Knit and Stitch, Debating, Running Clubs

All Star and Sky Sports Mentor Karl Lacey: March 2016 Visit from All Star and Sky Sports Mentor Karl Lacey to CPA Running Club.

Flag Commemoration Day: March 2016 Mark McMulty, Emma McNulty and Cara O Neill travel to Dublin to mark 1916 celebration at a flag ceremony in Croke Park

Chess Success: March 2016 Kynesha Ryder 3rd year student sweeps awards in Mega-Minds and Swap Chess for Schools.

Young Economist of the Year:  March 2016 Sean McNulty, Laoise Conway and Ciaran Blanch O Malley win first place in City West.

Street Children of Bucharest: March 2016 CPA 5th Year Students Volunteer in Romania

Comórtas Gnó Údarás na Gaeltachta: April 2016 1st Place for Micheál Kilbane, Andrea McGinty and Molly Dever in Mini Company Competition in Belmullet.

TY International Trip: April 2016 TY travel to Berlin for a fun filled adventurous week.

Friends of Londiani: April 2016 CPA welcomed 2 visiting teachers from Londiani region of Kenya

TY Med Camp: April 2016 TYs Thady Reilly, Ava McNulty, Tara Conway, Darija Bluzaite and Sean McGinty complete 3 day medical camp.

Euroscola Strasbourg Bursaries: Keith McGinty and Joe O Malley awarded 4 day funded bursaries for Autumn 2016.

Shakespeare Play London: April 2016 5th year English class travel to London for coursework play

Partnership Night: May 2016 Parents and students entering 5th year 2016 attend subject information evening

Common Sense Parenting Course: May 2016 In partnership with the HSE, CPA facilitates 6 week common sense parenting course

Maths Classes for Parents: May 2016 6 week course to assist parents in area of Maths homework.

Athletics: May 2016 ETB sports day Sligo

School Fun Day: May 2016 End of year CPA fun day on Achill Sound Football Pitch

TY Clare Island Trip: May 2016 End of year trip to Clare Island and completion of Gaisce Award

Big Brother Big Sister: May 2016 Adventure trio to Lough Key Adventure Forest for 1st and 5th yrs

Choir Trip: All musicians and singers travel to Castlebar for end of year trip

TY Graduation Night: May 2016 Graduation and Parents’ Evening

LC Graduation Night: May 2016 Formal Graduation for 6th years

Trad for Trocaire:  21st October 2015

TG4:  28th September, 9th November, 7th December 2015

Positive Mental Health Week:  18th -22nd January 2016

Gearoid’s Smile:   Friday 12th February, recording of We are One Song, for International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day

Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang:  2nd March 2016, TY trip to Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Proclamation Day:  16 March 2016, flag raising ceremony and commemoration of 1916 events through readings, poetry and song

Mayo Day

Djembe Drum Workshop

One Book One Read

Annual Awards and Prize Giving





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