St Augustine's College presents "Footloose"

 St Augustine's College Transition Year students proudly present "Fotloose the Musical" from Wednesday 20th January to Saturday 23rd at 8pm nightly. Musical director; Ms Kelley Gardiner, Producer; Mr Pat Knightly and Ms Sarah Layman, Choreographer. Tickets are available at David Walsh, Office and School Supplies, Lower Main Street, Dungarvan (tel:058 42786)  and from Helen at the college office (tel:058 41140)

“Footloose" is a 1998 musical based on the 1984 film of the same name. The music is by Tom Snow (among others), the lyrics by Dean Pitchford (with additional lyrics by Kenny Loggins), and the book by Pitchford and Walter Bobbie”.

Brief Synopsis

“When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the adjustment to his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the local laws - including a ban on dancing - which are the brainchild of a local preacher bent on exercising control over the town's youths. When the Reverend's rebellious daughter sets her heart on Ren, her boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation and many of the locals are eager to believe the worst about the new kid. With its Oscar'-nominated hit score (the film soundtrack album has sold over 15 million copies world-wide) the celebrated film musical now bursts explosively onto the stage”

Transition Year Students busy at rehearsals with Ms Sarah Layman (Choreographer)

Spikeball Challenge

Spikeball

Transition Year students from Coláiste Cathal Naofa, Ard Scoil Na Déise and CBS visited St Augustine's to take part in Spike Ball Challenge. All the students enjoyed a fun filled day and were well looked after
by Babs Kiely and her canteen staff. Many thanks to our PE teachers who organised the challenge, Ms Tess Martin, Ms Lisa Hanrick and Mr Paul Whyte.

Transition Year Activities – 30th November 2015

 

  • Thursday 3rd Interactive Maths Challenge or all TY students
  • Advent services in St Monica’s Church
  • Preparations continue for Mini Company Finals-Wednesday December 9th
  • Rehearsals for TY musical “Footloose”

TY Activities Week Beginning November 15th 2015

TY 1: Monday  16th November – Mental Health Workshop

TY 3: Thursday 19th - Yoga Workshop

Club Meetings

Amber Flag, Lunchbox debates, Goal, Build a Bank & Smarter Travel have their club meetings this week.

Mini Company

Mini Company finals are scheduled for December 7th consequently the students are busy selling their wares.

Work Experience

The Transition Year students are beginning their Work Experience & Community Service programmes this week, we are grateful to all the business and services who have given our students the opportunity to gain some experience in the world of work over the past ten weeks.

Transition Year Activities – Week beginning 9th November 2015

 

  • Mental Health workshop for TY 2 and TY 3 on Monday
  • Guest speaker Mr Niall Tuohy will deliver a motivational speech to the Transition Years entitled, “Be your Best" on Wednesday.
  • TY 4 students have their Yoga module on Thursday.
  • As Christmas is only seven weeks away, rehearsals for the TY musical Footloose” are in full swing.
  • TY Clubs namely; The Amber Flag, Goal, Build a Bank, Smarter Travel and Lunchbox Debates are all meeting this week.
  • Mini-Med is now open for those students who wish to apply.

St Monica's Church at Christmas

St Monica's Church has been very tastefully decorated for the Christmas celebrations by a Transition Year group and teacher Ms Margo McGann. The group called "Monica's Minders" put up a very attractive Christmas tree, a Jesse Tree with the help of Art teacher Mr Padraig MacCraith, while Mr Darragh Duggan lend a hand with the construction of a beautiful crib.The students and teachers are pictured in the photo gallery.Pictured at a crib made by Dungarvan Men's Shed is Mrs Helen Russell Fr Matt Cooney OSA,Mrs Ann Commins, Ms Nollaig Sheehan, the figures are the work of a lady from Dunabbey.

TY Maths Challenge

Maths Challenge

Transition Year Activities 23rd November

  • Mini Company Final takes place on December 7th. Students busy with final preparations
  • TY 4 Yoga module this week.
  • Rehearsals for musical "Footloose” are ongoing.
  • TY meetings schedule is as follows: Monday – Amber Flag, Tuesday-Goal, Wednesday- Build a Bank, Thursday- Lunchbox Debates and Smarter Travel.

"Be your Best"

tyPictured with a group of TY students is the Brand Ambassador of "Chia Bia" Niall Tuohy. Niall is an international 800m athlete hoping to represent Ireland in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Niall gave a talk the TY students entitled " Be Your Best" giving advice to the students on how improve both the academic & personal aspects of their lives. Many thanks to Ms Nollaig Sheehan,(front on right) TY Co-ordinator who organised the event.

T.Y Activities- Week Beginning 2nd November 2015

Following the Halloween break Transition Year students have a busy term ahead. Rehearsals for the musical “Footloose” will be ongoing thought there are plenty of other activities planned by TY Co-ordinator, Ms Nollaig Sheehan leading up to the Christmas holidays.

  • TY5 and TY4 have their Mental Health Workshop this week, while TY5 have a Yoga class on Thursday 5th.
  • The results of the Eurofins competition should be announced this week so fingers crossed.
  • Amber Flag, Goal & Smarter Travel clubs are all meeting this week.
  • Students will also have their November Prayer Services with Fr.Gerry Horan OSA this week.

Curriculum

We offer a broad curriculum enabling students to reach their academic potential, develop life-long learning skills and achieve their goals in the ultimate Leaving Certificate Examinations.
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Guidance

In St. Augustine's College, We offer a comprehensive guidance service to students from 1st to 6th year.
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Location

St. Augustine's College is located in Abbeyside, Dungarvan Co. Waterford, just 2.5km (5 mins by car) from Dungarvan Town Centre.
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Payments

We are now able to accept payments via credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Laser) for items such as exam fees and after school study.
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Upcoming Events

Fri Sep 29, 2017 @19:00 -
Awards Night
Tue Oct 03, 2017 @19:00 -
1st Year Parents' Information Night
Sat Oct 21, 2017
Open Day
Mon Oct 30, 2017 @08:00 - 17:00
Halloween Break
Tue Oct 31, 2017 @08:00 - 17:00
Halloween Break

St. Augustine's College
Duckspool, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland.

Tel: 058 41140 / 48612 Email: office@staugustines.ie