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.

Reflections in Practice – Maths Department

Reflections in Practice

Reflections in Practice "An Average Problem”


A team of teachers from Woodbrook College, Loretto Bray and Templecarrig worked together as part of the Reflections in Practice initiative developed by the Project Maths Team. The group met over a series of evenings to design, plan and then finally teach a lesson on Statistics.

The teaching methodology for this lesson was based on the Japanese Methodology for teaching through Problem Solving. The lesson was taught to the DeValera class (2nd Year). The students were fantastic participants. They engaged fully and contributed in an extremely positive way to creating an excellent learning environment.


The lesson was taught by Ms. Dwane in Woodbrook College while the team observed the student’s work. The plan attracted interest from the Project Maths team and they sent representatives to the school to observe the lesson.


The Topic chosen for the lesson was Measures of Center which is part of the Statistics section of the Junior Cert Maths syllabus. It focused on using problem led enquiry to promote student centered learning and to develop resilience in work and encourage lateral thinking. This method of teaching also uses visual aids and student presentation encouraging students to take ownership and pride in their work.


The lesson went very well and Ms. Dwane has been invited to present a Workshop at the Maths Counts Conference in March 2017 to showcase the lesson.


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