Woodbrook College

Transition Year
Colaiste Acla 2017
Tranisition Year
Coláiste Acla 2017
TY gives each of our students the opportunity to experience a huge range of learning activities from performing on the stage to learning self-defence or cutting-edge movie editing skills. However; the trips to some of Ireland's and Europe's cultural hotspots will stay with our students for years to come. Here is a selection of photos from this year's Achill adventure. Enjoy and/or revisit the fun and exciting highlights in our gallery. It gives a little glimpse into the TY programme offered by Woodbrook College.
London Tour
2017
London Tour
2017
TY have enjoyed a brilliant trip to London earlier this week and although there are a ton of photos we are limited in how many we can display online so any student who would like a full copy only needs to bring in a memory stick on Monday. I have included a photo of a true Irish footballing legend, Sean St. Ledger, who stopped by to say hello to our travelling brigade. The group got to train with Watford FC, were invited to a full Premier League game, saw the sights of London and experienced the thrills of Thorpe Park's roller-coasters. Hopefully many happy memories were created. Especially for Alex Griffen and Dean Kearney who had the pleasure of Swansea FC fans writing an entire chant with chorus in their honour
Hatchet
A TY Production
Hatchet
A TY Production
2017
This years TY Drama Production was the play Hatchet by Heno Magee. Auditions took place before Christmas and a total cast of 16 students took part in the play with another 13 students involved in set design and backstage. Students performed a thrilling matinee which was enjoyed by all the students and also one nightime performance by parents and family members. The production was directed by Ms Syron and Mr O'Brien.

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