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.

Uniform

Uniform Regulations

It is the policy of Woodbrook College that pupils must wear their uniform in school and at school functions.

Uniform for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year Boys

  • White Shirt
  • Black Trousers
  • School Tie
  • V-Neck Grey Jumper with Crest
  • Black leather shoes (Not necessarily real leather)
  • Black Jacket

Uniform for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year Girls

  • White Revere Blouse
  • Black/Red/Grey Plaid Skirt
  • V-Neck Grey Jumper with Crest
  • Grey Knee Length Socks
  • Black Leather Shoes
  • Black Jacket

Uniform for 4th, 5th & 6th year Boys 

  • White Shirt
  • Black Trousers
  • School Tie
  • V-Neck Black Jumper with Crest
  • Black Leather Shoes
  • Black Jacket                                                        

Uniform for 4th, 5th & 6th year Girls   

  • White Revere Blouse
  • Black/Red/Grey Plaid Skirt
  • Neck Black Jumper with Crest
  • Black Knee Length Socks
  • Black Leather Shoes
  • Black Jacket

PE Kit

The College PE t-shirt is compulsory for all years and is available from the school uniform supplier.  In addition all students should have:

  • Plain black shorts or plain black leggings.
  • Runners
  • A pair of boots is required for some outdoor activities
  • A black tracksuit is advisable but not compulsory

NB:   When students are representing the school at matches, they must wear the official school gear

It is the policy of Woodbrook College that pupils must wear the official uniform while in school and at school functions. Variations in colour or style are not acceptable.

*Only all black leather (not necessarily real leather) shoes are allowed. Black runners/canvass shoes etc. are not permitted.

 

Our official uniform suppliers are:

 

The Schoolwear House,

Unit 3, Ballyogan Business Park,

Ballyogan Road, Dublin 18.

Tel: 2921540

Jumpers/skirts bought from other suppliers other than our official supplier may vary in shade and if so will not be acceptable. All jumpers must be of the same shade of grey.

Notes                                 

(1)     If there are medical reasons (Medical Cert required) to wear soft shoes, they must be black in colour.

(2)     Students who are not in school uniform will be required to wear school supplied items of uniform or may ring home to have the correct uniform brought in.

(3)     Jewellery

  • Boys are not permitted to wear earrings or any other facial jewellery.
  • Girls are permitted to wear one small stud earring per ear, which must be worn in the ear lobe. Other styles of earrings e.g., big hoops or long earrings are not permitted for health and safety reasons.
  • Jewellery/Piercings on the face or in the tongue are not permitted.
  • Necklaces must not be worn.

(4)     Make-Up

  • Junior girls are not permitted to wear make up.
  • Senior girls are permitted to wear light, natural make up. No heavy eyeliner.
  • Fake tan must not be worn to school.
  • False eyelashes must not be worn to school as these pose a health and safety risk.

(5)     Nails

  • Clear nail varnish is permitted. No other colours may be worn.
  • False nails are strictly prohibited as they pose a health and safety risk. Students will be asked to remove them. If unable to do so, e.g., they will be sent home until such time a they are removed.

(6)     Skirts

  • The skirt is an integral part of the uniform for girls.
  • Girls are not permitted to wear trousers in place of the skirt.
  • Skirts should be worn below the knees.

(7)     Personal multi-media devices including MP3 players, IPod’s etc. and mobile phones may be brought to school but should not be in operation on route as they can present a problem to motorists, cyclists and other road users. Such devices should be powered off and out of sight during while on the school premises (including before and after class and during break times).

Parents and students are encouraged to read the school’s mobile phone policy carefully. This policy is available for download from the school website at www.woodbrookcollege.ie.

Alternatively hard copies are available from the school on request.

(8)     Hair should be neat and be of one natural colour. No extreme hairstyles are permitted.

Your co-operation in the matter of school uniform is requested. Parents should ensure that students are in full uniform when they leave home. This will help pupils to identify with their school and with their fellow pupils.

Students who are not in accordance with these rules will be asked to remove the relevant item or sent home. Final discretion rests with school management.