Woodbrook College

          An Edmund Rice School

Student Leadership
in Woodbrook College
Student Leadership
At Woodbrook College, student participation is at the core of our student leadership programme. Student voice and activism is encouraged through the ample student leadership opportunities we offer. Students are encouraged to practice a range of leadership skills in a supportive, learning and social environment.
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.

Finance for next year

In consultation with the Parent of Woodbrook College we have listened to your request and have introduced a single charge for the year. While we have indicated this in previous correspondence it is important that we send it one more time so that you can prepare for the start of the new year.

An overview of what is included is below. While this is not an exhaustive list and can change, from time to time, it is a representation of what is included in the single charge for student registration. This should mean, with the exception of special tours, it is the only time we seek a contribution towards the education of your son or daughter and it will allow you to plan for the years to come.

In real terms if your son or daughter stays with Woodbrook College for six years the cost of education with the exception of books and uniforms will be €0.63 per day and including books and uniforms approximately €1 per day.

If you, as a family, are having difficulties in the current climate can I remind you that we may be able to support the purchase of books and uniforms for 1st and TY/ 5th years. An application form will be available on our website next week or in hard copy from the school during the remainder of June or during the first few weeks of August.

 Student registration charges

*after school study is available for the 3rd, 5th and 6th. It is not compulsory but is free to those who wish to avail of it. Please note that the student availing of this service will be expected to comply with the guidelines outlined in our school policies. Failure to do so will unfortunately result in the student being excluded from this support. A log will be maintained, by the College, of attendance and the student is expected to remain for the full two hour session.

Parent contribution

This is a family contribution to the running of the school and will be €150, per family for 2020-21

Methods of payment: As money can be in tight supply at particular times of the year we offer as many options to pay these costs as is possible. The main ones are outlines below.

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  • Cash
  • Direct debit
  • Single payment
  • Bank transfer

Please note: the total cost per family can be paid over 12 months or in instalments as required. Unfortunately as we are charging only for what is directly offered to your son or daughter we will not be able to give a reduction in the student registration charges.