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.

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