Woodbrook College

          An Edmund Rice School

PEXpo 2020
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
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
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.

Brother Tallon’s Memory Lives On

The 5th of October 2020, marks a sad day for Woodbrook College with the loss of a friend and colleague. But who was Br. Tallon? Br. Eddie Tallon taught in several secondary schools around the country before settling in St. Brendan’s in 1985. He served as the last Christian Brother Principal, retiring in 1990. But even after his retirement, Br. Tallon continued with his dual passion of education and nature.  

Captions (from left to right) Pat Keating, Patryk Ostapczuk 

Caring for the grounds of St. Brendan’s, that he loved so much for many years after his retirement, he regularly asked for updated curriculum textbooks on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics so that he could “brush up” on these subjects. So, it is with great pride that the Board of Management of Woodbrook College, formerly St. Brendan’s have commissioned the “Tallon Memorial Cup” awarded to the student with the best Leaving Certificate result for the year. It is fitting that his name be associated with the achieving of excellence in education and the dedication that this takes for the individual involved.  

The inaugural recipient of this cup is Patryk Ostapczuk who has gone on to study Engineering in Trinity College. Patryk is seen above receiving the cup and a small token from the Board’s Chair, Pat Keating. We wish Patryk every success in his future endeavours as we do for all our past pupils of the 2019-20 Leaving Certificate class.   

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