Woodbrook College

          An Edmund Rice School

Life in Woodbrook College
2018-2019
Life in Woodbrook College
A glimpse into the life of a Woodbrook College Student
The Shadow Of A Gunman
A TY Production
The Shadow Of A Gunaman
A TY Production
Throughout the year our TYs studied two plays during their drama module and then chose one to put on for the school. They picked The Shadow of a Gunman over The Importance of Being Earnest and so the auditions began. The lads worked so hard over the coming months. They came in during work experience for extra rehearsal as well as catching up on work from other classes that they missed because of rehearsal. Between trying to learn lines, costume malfunctions, accents and lots of laughs they finally made it to the stage. Two fantastic performances made it all worth it. Our main characters Evan and Daniel did an unbelievable job as roommates Donal Davoren and Seamus Shields. The standard of acting was second to none and a lot of hard work was put in. The musical talent of Paul Megna as Tommy Owens made the audience erupt with laughter. Maguire played by DJ made a short but lasting appearance when he left a bag of bombs with Seamus. Daniel Soco our landlord brought the drama to Act 1 trying to get rent out of Seamus Shields. More comedy ensued with the unlikely friendship duo Leslin and Daragh as Mrs. Henderson and Mr. Gallagher as they attempted to befriend Davoren. Danben stole the show as Minnie Powell who was desperate for Davoren to be a gunman. A natural talent and always the professional. Our married couple Adolphus and Mrs. Grigson played by Adam Seong and Adam Bushe were definitely one of the highlights of the show. The Auxiliary made an impression at the end with appearances from Conor and Ethan who overturned the set. A big mention to Carlos and Thomas our understudies and to all of the TYs who helped out with the set. All of the pupils worked so hard during the last few months and really put everything into the play. It was a huge achievement and one that will be remembered. A true credit to Sean O’Casey.
Barcelona Tour
2019
Barcelona Tour
2019
Our TY students are invited to take part in a trip to a European country each year to build on the learning that has taken place and the friendship/community bonds that get stronger as the year goes on. This year our students chose Spain and the beautiful city of Barcelona to explore Roman ruins, local cuisine, science galleries, cycle the streets, an incredible gravity-defying theme park and to find themselves on a leg of a Camino as they hiked to Montserrat in the hills above the ancient city. The group had an amazing time and we hope the experience lives with them for many years to come.

Mission Statement

Woodbrook College

Mission Statement
At Woodbrook College, we are committed to excellence in all that we do. We educate in an atmosphere that promotes responsibility, tolerance and respect. We are guided by Gospel-based values and, in keeping with our Catholic ethos and the principles of our founder Blessed Edmund Rice, we work as one inclusive community of Board of Management, staff, parents and students to provide a safe, caring and disciplined environment in which all of our students are challenged to reach their full potential in their academic, artistic, sporting and personal pursuits.

Aims
• To ensure students achieve the highest academic standards based on their own individual
​abilities.
• To deliver a broad-based curriculum that adequately responds to the needs of our students
​and society in general.
• To continue to provide and resource an extensive programme of extra-curricular activity
​which caters for the wide range of talents and interests amongst our students.
• To provide a student-centred education which strives to develop the whole person –
​spiritually, morally, intellectually, physically and socially.
• To foster a spirit of co-operation and respect amongst all of our school community.
• To promote a happy, positive and safe environment where the wellbeing of each person is
​valued and respected and where healthy relationships are developed.
• To facilitate and embrace a harmonious integration of different cultures, faiths, nationalities,
​genders, sexual orientations and ethnic diversities.
• To inspire and promote lifelong learning in our students to prepare them to take their place as
​responsible citizens in a challenging society.
• To continue to grow our partnership with the wider community by reaching out in a tangible
​way to people in need.

Vision

Learning Together for a Better Future