Woodbrook College

          An Edmund Rice School

PEXpo 2020
PEXpo 2020
Well done to all the students that submitted and presented projects at PE Xpo 2020 in Dublin City University on March 3rd. All students equipped themselves excellently when presenting to the judges that assessed their projects. In particular, congratulations to Abhirami Santhoshkumar, Ruby Roche and Michelle Dolores who won the overall junior section (1st – 3rd year) with their project titled; ‘Mixed v single sex PE lessons. Does participation change?’
Fun Run 2019
Fun Run 2019
In spite of the wet weather, the 2019 Fun Run took place on Friday October 25th. For the first time in its existence the venue was changed from Shanganagh Park to the school campus due to the poor wet weather. The students involved in the organisation were excellent when asked to adapt to the contingency of staging the run on the schools grounds at short notice. Well done to all involved on reacting so well to the change of venue. Even though the weather was poor, student enthusiasm and participation was high. This was reflected by the €1250 fundraised from the €5 entry fee to take part. The funds raised were donated to the four different charity partners; Irish Aid, Vision Sports Ireland, Irish Wheelchair Association and Christmas Hamper appeal. Well done to all those bravely participated in spite of the poor weather and their generous donations. For the students that were keen to compete, there three races within the Fun Run; senior boys’, girls’ and junior boys’. Congratulations to Conor Murphy on winning the senior boys’ race, Eve O’Brien on winning the girls’ race and Nathan O’Shea on winning the junior boys’ race. The whole school community look forward to the 2020 edition of the Fun Run and wish for improved weather conditions so it can return to the Shanganagh Park venue.
Woodbrook Wellfest
Woodbrook Wellfest
Since September a number of classes have been exploring the UN Sustainable Development Goal of Good Health and Wellbeing. In their Global Citizenship Module TY came up with some action projects on areas of Wellbeing that interested them. In Geography 3 Carson explored the impact of Climate Justice on people’s wellbeing. In Personal Development 2 Hackett organised a whole week of activities to improve their mental health and 2 McAleese are currently working on a no homework week to see if there is a link between homework and sleep. The point of these activities is to encourage the students to be active citizens. To understand that their actions on global issues help by raising awareness and starting discussions on possible changes to their own behaviours.

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Green Schools Update

WATER: WHAT HAVE WE DONE THIS YEAR? Download the Green Schools Spring Newsletter here We began work on our THIRD Green Flag in September 2017 and so far things have being going very well. We are hopeful that our third flag will be awarded this year but we must keep up the hard work! We…
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U19 Wicklow / Wexford League Champions

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Congratulations to Mr Connaughton and the U19 soccer team on their fantastic 2-1 victory over Pres Bray in the final of the Wicklow\Wexford League.
Goal scorers were Ryan Cromwell and David Stone
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New Junior Cycle Information

Short Introduction to the New Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement: Our students have begun a new learning journey that will change the way they learn at the junior cycle stage of their schooling and into the future. For the junior cycle student, the New Junior Cycle (Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement) will mean that the…
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Woodbrook College Fun Run 2017

We are a Christian Brother school and have commitment to social justice and to helping others in our community. We organise an annual fun run in Shanganagh Park with the cooperation of the DLRCC to raise funds and build awareness of our connection with all people.
This year we raised €1,500 with the help of the parents, students and staff…this is a huge achievement for such a small school and each member of the community should be extremely proud of their efforts.
The charities and clubs we will be helping this year are the Fr. Peter McVerry Trust which addresses homelessness in Ireland and does incredible work as we approach a cold winter period; the Fields for Life program in Crinken Glen Church which builds wells for our neighbours in Uganda and which has a goal of 1,000 wells by 2019; and finally…the archery club run on our school premises by Sean Butler which brings a great amount of enthusiasm from the students who love it…we shall donate a new bow for the club to use in educating these students from all across Bray.