Once again the Allingham Festival is inviting students to enter the Allingham Festival Poetry & Fiction competitions. There are three categories for Seconday School students, Under-13, Under-15 and Under-19. Fiction entries must contain no more than 800 words. Download an application form today (Secondary School Application Form), upload your entry www.allinghamfestival.com/school-competitions/ or speak to Mr. Beattie in the school library any lunchtime. A number of Coláiste Cholmcille students have won prizes at the festival in recent years, and we hope that winning streak continues this year!
The HSE have released the following statement regarding measles: ‘As of 02/09/2016, 43 confirmed measles cases have been notified to HPSC since May 2016 and 6 cases are under investigation. Most of the confirmed cases were linked to the outbreak that followed measles importation from another European country earlier this year. Although the outbreak appears to be in decline, the risk of importation is still present, and it is possible that some cases may be in the community and not reported. Preventing Measles The best way to prevent measles is by vaccination against the disease with a measles vaccine. This is available as part of the combined Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine. Children and young adults who are not age appropriately vaccinated with MMR vaccine are being recommended
Please note, the school day begins at 8.50am. Friday 26th August – Staff Only Monday 29th August – First Day for First Years Tuesday 30th August – Third Years, Sixth Years and LCA 2 Wednesday 31st August – Fifth Years and LCA 1 Thursday 1st September – Second Years Monday 5th September – TY and LC Repeat Students School Fees Payment Date – Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th August, 9 am – 4 pm