The Francie Boylan Show on Ocean FM broadcast live from Coláiste Cholmcille on Thursday the 18th of January. Francie spoke to Jimmy Keogh about life in Coláiste Cholmcille, Mona Mc Sharry on her plans for the Olympics, Jessica Doherty on her recent baking success and Head Boy and Head Girl Conal Sweeny and Mary Flora Scott on life in Leaving Cert. We also had a couple of beautiful numbers from the school choir. You can listen back to whole show here: https://soundcloud.com/oceanfm/francie-boylan
The Coláiste Cholmcille squash courts had a grand reopening on Saturday, following an extensive refurbishment of the court. Over 40 people attended the event to watch a few exhibition games and enjoy the refreshments provided by the Ballyshannon Squash Club. The courts will act as the new home of the Ballyshannon Squash Club, as well as being used by the PE Department.
Well done to the Under 20 Girls Gaelic team who defeated Donaghmore, Tyrone, at an away game in Garvaghey yesterday. The final score was a decisive 6-3 to 2-4. The girls presented a strong offensive against the Tyrone team, and came away with a well-deserved victory.
Our Open Day and Night will be held on Tuesday the 23rd of January. This is a great day in the school as we welcome sixth class students and their parents to experience what life in Coláiste Cholmcille is like. Over 200 Sixth Class students will visit throughout the day and take part in a variety of activities – woodwork, music, metalwork, P.E., Home Economics, to name a few. In addition, entertainment will be provided by our students at lunchtime. Later that day, we invite the pupils to r
Have you tried Jessica Doherty’s delicious award-winning Lemon Drizzle cakes yet? These mouthwatering cakes are now on sale in Aldi stores nationwide! Jessica won the National Baking award for her creation earlier in the year. The competition prize included distribution by Aldi. A special assembly was held to acknowledge Jessica’s achievement, and to share some of her delicious, freshly baked cake!
The Christmas cards designed by students for the Christmas Cards for Schools project arrived in school this week. They will be distributed to students and anyone who ordered them this week. Miss Keogh is very impressed with the designs and the quality of the cards, and would like to compliment all First Years, Leaving Cert Art students and LCA 2 students. A total of €400 has been raised for the school by their creativity.
Transition Year Art students are straight back in to working on their Junk Kouture creations following the musical. We are looking forward to a visit from Sara Ryan, Chief Operations Officer, Junk Kouture, to the school on Wednesday 13th December to discuss the project with the students.
Fifth Year Art students were invited by Ballyshannon Credit Union to paint the windows for the Christmas season. Students involved were Courtney Barry, Eve Breslin, Gvido Linards Bruzitis, Ciara Burns, Alida Byrne, Nathan Cassidy, Aaron Darbon, Conor Deasy, Hilary Francis, Paulina Larionow, Rachel Mahon, Aine Mc Sharry and Maja Niedziela.