Woodbrook College

          An Edmund Rice School

Life in Woodbrook College
2019
Life in Woodbrook College
A glimpse into the life of a Woodbrook College Student
Fun Run 2019
Report
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
2019
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.

Parents’ Council

Welcome to Woodbrook College Parents’ Council

 

Who are we?

The Woodbrook Parents' Council is a volunteer group made up of parents and guardians of students attending Woodbrook College. Our purpose is to:

  • Promote the active involvement of parents and guardians of students attending Woodbrook College in the day-to-day running of the school
  • Act as a voice for parents, guardians and students and advocate their interests on education and school related matters
  • Provide a forum for parents, guardians and students to raise questions, express opinions and exchange relevant information
  • Foster and enhance the school’s relationship with parents, guardians and students through regular social events
  • Assist in raising funds in support of the school
  • Offer input into school policies and support the school management and teaching staff

 

What we do:

The Parents’ Council meets monthly during the school year. Meetings are attended by the School Principal and typically involve exchange of information relating to school matters in addition to planning the various social events, fundraising activities and educational talks that we organise throughout the year.

 

We need your support!

Woodbrook Parents' Council invites all parents and guardians to become involved by joining the Council and/or by helping with some of the social events and fundraising activities we organise throughout the year.

This is your Parents’ Council, so any assistance you can offer, no matter how small, is most welcome and will be a valuable contribution to your son’s or daughter’s development at Woodbrook College.

If you would like to join us and/or help out with any of our events throughout the year, please email parentscouncil@woodbrookcollege.ie or alternatively please telephone the school at 01-2822317/01-2822100 to register your interest. We look forward to seeing you soon at one of our upcoming events!

 Upcoming Parents' Council Events
Event Description Date Where
6th Year Graduation Night Tuesday 21st May Woodbrook College
Transition Year Presentation Night Wednesday 22nd May Woodbrook College
Annual Fundraising Raffle  Friday 31st May  Brady's Shankill

 

To join the Parents’ Council:

All parents and guardians of pupils at Woodbrook College are actively encouraged to join the Parents’ Council. You can join us by simply: completing the Woodbrook College Parents volunteer form, issued with the annual school registration pack, sending an email to parentscouncil@woodbrookcollege.ie with your contact details or by telephoning the school directly to register your interest at 01-2822317/01-2822100.

 

To contact the Parents’ Council:

All parents and guardians of pupils at Woodbrook College are invited to contact the Parents’ Council at any time, for example to: raise concerns or topics for discussion, suggest ideas for improvement and/or to get involved with our activities.

You can contact us directly via email at parentscouncil@woodbrookcollege.ie or via the school by telephoning 01-2822317/01-2822100.

Please note that the Parents’ Council cannot deal with queries or issues of an individual nature. Such matters should be dealt with through the normal channels offered by Woodbrook College; i.e. by contacting the Year Head of the pupil or through appointment with the Principal, as appropriate.

 

Useful links:

The following websites may be helpful as additional sources of information for parents and guardians. Please feel free to send on details of other resources you have found helpful, so we can add to our list.

http://www.npcpp.ie/ National Parents Council (Post Primary)
http://www.fcsspa.ie/ Federation of Catholic Secondary Schools Parent Associations
http://www.education.ie/ Department of Education and Skills
http://www.scoilnet.ie/post-primary Useful educational resource for teachers, parents and students
http://www.schooldays.ie/ Helpful educational resource for parents