The first year 1 Holly class participated in our annual school visit to Trinity and UCD on Friday 10th March. They were accompanied by Ms. Kennedy and Ms. Davey. As a reward for their great application to their school work and the fact that they have decided to join the HAPPIE programme, all students got to savour the delights of life on an academic campus. With usual Trinity vs UCD banter to be heard, they got the opportunity to decide for themselves, which college was the best!
We extend a warm welcome to three Swedish teachers and one administrative staff member who are arriving on Monday next 6th January to omplete one week of job shadowing in EVC. We hope they have an enjoyable and rewarding time in Enniscorthy.
Today a number of our 5th Year students attended the Wexford Campus (IT Carlow) Shadowing Day. The students received very good, positive feedback from the speakers and felt it was a very worthwhile exercise. They were accompanied by the Guidance Counsellor, Ms. Avril Murphy.
Promoting reading for pleasure has always been important at EVC. Over the past six weeks, all 1st Years have been reading voraciously as part of an initiative called Word Millionaire. Each of the five 1st Year classes were counting their words to see which class would read the most. To celebrate the achievements of all, particularly the winning 1 Pine class, a visit from Dave’s Jungle was organised.
Amy O’Dowd and Daniel Leech (5th Year students), will represent EVC as assistants to the pilgrims on the 2017 Ferns Diocesan Trip to Lourdes in May. Both Daniel and Amy will be excellent ambassadors for the school.
The Vocabulary Enrichment Programme (VEP) is a whole class intervention that supports the development of oral vocabulary skills in adolescents. The project’s objective is to improve the oral vocabulary skills of 1st Year students in Irish post-primary schools. The programme comprises of twelve sessions, each taking two 40 minute classes. It targets the development of a combination of vocabulary learning strategies, which enable students to learn to independently interpret new words.
Well done to our U14 Badminton team who won the Wexford schools’ final today overcoming St. Peter’s College, Wexford in the Div. 3 Final. EVC will now represent Wexford in the Leinster schools’ final in Dublin on Thursday next 16th February. Well done to all the team and their mentor, Ms. Hanlon. Team: Jack Kearney; Reagan Treacy; Alehandro Fusteac and Nathan O’Brien-Cash. Also, well done to the two other teams who represented EVC today, and despite playing well, did not advance to the final.
Congratulations and best wishes to Megan Dobbs (6th Year Music student) who will be performing on Saturday 11th February with Co. Wexford Youth Orchestra in the National Concert Hall. She has received all her Cello Lessons from Olwen Sheil both in in St. Aidan’s Primary School and here in Enniscorthy Vocational College.
The First Year Parent-Teacher meeting will take place on Wednesday next 8th February - 3.30pm. to 6.00pm. It is important that at least one representative from each family attend this meeting which will be held in the sports hall (new building beside road).
Preparations are now in place for the Mock Examinations which will commence next week. The Leaving Certificate students commence on Monday 6th Feburary with the Junior Certificate classes sitting their first exam on Wednesday 8th February. Good Luck to all the students!
Congratulations to our Senior footballers who defeated Ramsgrange Community School on a scoreline of 3-10 to 0-06 to win the Wexford "C" Final this afternoon. The boys will now play in the South Leinster semi final after their mock examinations.
Hard Luck to our U16 footballers who were defeated by Johnstown of Kilkenny in the South Leinster Semi-Final on Tuesday last. It was a great achievement for the players to win the Wexford division. Well done to the panel and their mentors. Mol an Óige agus Tiocfaidh sí.