Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017


Deineadh ceiliúradh speisialta ar Sheachtain na Gaeilge 2017 an tseachtain seo caite anseo i gColáiste Pobail na Mainistreach. Bhain idir scoláirí agus baill foirne sult as na himeachtaí Gaeilge éagsúla i gcaitheamh na seachtaine. Cuireadh tús le himeachtaí ag tús na seachtaine le torraíocht taisce ag lucht an chéad bhliain. Chuadar sa tóir ar dhuaiseanna a cuireadh i bhfolach ar fud na scoile. Tugadh leideanna as Ghaeilge dóibh agus tapaíodh an deis iontach seo le Gaeilge a úsáid lasmuith den seomra ranga.
Ar an gCeadaoin, bhí an comórtas ‘Poc Fada’ againn ag am lóin. Léiríodh sár-neart agus scil den scoth ar fud an chomórtais ach faraor ní raibh aon sárú ar Mr Relihan a chaill an sliotar ar an taobh eile den ghort. Is iad siúd na buaiteoirí seo a leanas:
Comórtas Sinsir na bhFear: Stephen Mullally
Comórtas Sóisir na bhFear: Paddy Dullord
Comórtas Fé 14 na bhFear: Jack Ryan
Comórtas Sinsir na mBan: Una Kinsella
Comórtas Sóisir na mBan: Aoife Slattery
Comórtas Fé 14 na mBan: Amy Lehane

Ar an Déardaoin, bhain scoláirí taitneamh as ghearrscannáin na Gaeilge ag am lóin. Is tradaisiún bliaintiúil é i gColáiste Pobail na Mainistreach go dtabharfadh lucht na hidirbliana faoi scannáin Ghaeilge a chruthú agus a thaifeadadh. Ós rud é go raibh an obair sin curtha i gcrích acu roimh sheachtain na Gaeilge, cuireadh léiriú na scannán ar siúl i seomra 25.
Eagraíodh comórtas na seanfhocal gach aon lá agus bhí an dúshlán roimh na scoláirí brí na seanfhocal a fháil chomh tapaidh agus ab fhéidir leo. Comhghairdeas le buaiteoir an chomórtais sin:
Den chéad uair riamh chomh maith, beartaíodh i mbliana an dúshlán a chur roimh bhaill foirne na scoile, an Ghaeilge a úsáid, pé deis a bhí acu. Fuaireadar ticéid ó na scoláirí as an nGaeilge a labhairt agus iad i mbun ghnáthchúramaí an lae. Bhí coimhlint ghéar againn leis an gcomórtas áirithe seo ach b’iad: Mr Kiely agus Ms Dooley a chríochnaigh chun cinn ar na hiomaitheoirí eile ag deireadh na seachtaine.

 Official Opening of Our New Extension, B2

Last Friday saw the official opening of Abbey Community College's new school extension. This marks the latest development on the school's Ferrybank site - a site that has offered educational facilities for almost 140 years. The extension is an impressive addition to the school's current building. It provides 3215 square metres of additional space and features a host of extra classrooms, specialised science labs, woodwork and engineering rooms, and an impressive open plan dining facility for students. The extension also incorporates a purpose-built Special Educational Needs Unit.

 The Unveiling

Abbey Community College's students and staff, along with the Chairperson of Kilkenny Carlow ETB, Cllr Mary Hilda Cavanagh, the Diocesan Administrator, Msgr Ryan, public representatives, and many guests from the broader school community, began the official opening ceremony with a symbolic presentation and liturgy focussing on the importance of shared community. Ms. Detta Cahill, school principal, then welcomed special guest, Richard Bruton, Minister for Education and Skills, on to address the school community. The Minister had earlier unveiled a commemorative plaque in the new extension, B2.

(Above Minister Bruton with Principal, Detta Cahill and Deputy Principal, Colm Rice as the Minister unveils the plaque commemorating the Official Opening of B2)

(Blocks used in the liturgy to denote elements of the Abbey's motto "Together Towards Excellence")

 A Musical Celebration

Abbey Community College's students and staff, along with the Chairperson of Kilkenny Carlow ETB, Cllr Mary Hilda Cavanagh, the Diocesan Administrator, Msgr Ryan, public representatives, and many guests from the broader school community, began the official opening ceremony with a symbolic presentation and liturgy focussing on the importance of shared community. Ms. Detta Cahill, school principal, then welcomed special guest, Richard Bruton, Minister for Education and Skills, on to address the school community. The Minister had earlier unveiled a commemorative plaque in the new extension, B2. The founding partners were represented by Sr. Ursula Canavan of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary and Ms Cynthia Deane, Chief Executive of the ETB. Fr Ray Dempsey blessed the new building and guests were treated to a wonderful display of sound and colour as hundreds of balloons were released from the new outdoor amphitheatre

 

Minister of Education, Richard Bruton addressing an audience of students, staff and invited guests in the hall during the ceremony.

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