Woodbrook College

          An Edmund Rice School

PEXpo 2020
Winners
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
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.
Endeavour Awards
2020
Endeavour Awards
The Endeavour Awards are awards given out to people who make a positive contribution to their community over the past 12 months. The awards recognize what people have achieved, or an area that they have excelled in. Bray & District Chamber of Commerce has been presenting these awards every year for almost 40 years, since 1981.

1st Year Parent – Homework Workshop

Dear Parents,
I hope by now that your child is feeling well settled here at Woodbrook College, we are certainly delighted with how well the students are settling in and the progress that they are making. I have enjoyed meeting with those parents who have made contact and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support thus far.
As you know we are keen to involve parents wherever possible and to work together to address issues as they arise. One small issue which a number of parents have raised with me is that of homework, particularly Maths homework. To that end Mr Brian Connaughton from our Maths Department is proposing to run a Workshop which would involve a quick presentation of a typical maths lesson. He will then demonstrate how a parent might go about involving themselves with their child’s homework and he will finally give step by step approaches that a parent might take, even if Maths is not a strong point of yours.
Really the idea of the Homework Workshop is to help increase parents confidence when helping their sons or daughters with homework. Another aim is to decrease any negativity towards certain subjects. This negativity can feed in to the student and prevent them from improving or perhaps excelling with topics. The workshop will run on Monday 23rd October from 7pm -8pm. If the take up for this subject is positive we are open to running similar workshops in other subjects.

I do hope to see as many of you as possible at the workshop next Monday.
Many thanks

Suzanne Hand
First Year Head

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