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
Djembe Drum Workshop
One Book One Read
Annual Awards and Prize Giving