Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

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Options Night – View the presentation

Posted on 14 Mar 2018
The Careers Department prepared an informative presentation for students going on to Leaving Cert. You can now view the slides from this presentation in your browser:  

Options Night

Posted on 08 Mar 2018
Options Night will be held in the school on Tuesday March 13th, an information evening for all those students who are facing subject choice decisions First Years – 7pm – Information on choosing optional subjects for second year. Third Years considering TY or LCA – 7.45pm – information on TY, and a short talk on LCA. Incoming Fifth Years – 8.15pm – information on choosing optional subjects for Leaving Cert.

Two Teams in Junk Kouture Regional Final

Posted on 07 Mar 2018
Best of luck to both Junk Kouture design teams and models who are taking part in the regional final of the competition in Dublin tomorrow. The teams have been hard at work in the last couple of weeks tweaking their designs with Miss Keogh and perfecting their performance with Miss Cooney. The event was due to take place in Derry last week but was rescheduled due to the weather and moved to the Helix. A supporters bus and a number of parents are making the journey to cheer the girls along the cat

School open Monday and Tuesday

Posted on 04 Mar 2018
Coláiste Cholmcille will re-open on Monday March 5th as normal. Tuesday March 6th will also be a normal school day for all staff and students. The scheduled staff day has been postponed.

School Closed Thursday March 1st and Friday March 2nd

Posted on 01 Mar 2018
Coláiste Cholmcille will be closed on Thursday March 1st and Friday March 2nd due to the red weather warning, following instructions issued by the Minister for Education .

Vote for our TY Junk Kouture entries

Posted on 19 Feb 2018
Voting has opened for the Regional Finals of this year’s Junk Kouture. This year we have two entries in the Regional Finals, ‘All Bottled Up’ by Niamh Messenger, Leah O’Brien and Katie White, and ‘CDs Are Old News’ by Chloe Connolly, Rebecca Kelly and Eleanor Boyle. The vote contributes to 10% of the overall score for each entry, and can really make the difference for each entry. To vote for ‘CDs Are Old News’, click here: https://app.junkkouture.c

Vote for ‘Cloud Nine’ in the Junk Kouture Lifeline competition

Posted on 12 Feb 2018 Vote now for ‘Cloud Nine’ in the Junk Kouture Lifeline competition! Voting is open from Feb. 12th to midnight on Friday the 16th. ‘Cloud Nine’ is the entry from TYs Sarah Kate McGill, Erica Morrow and Caoimhe Doherty Craig which didn’t quite make it through in the first selection, but now has a chance with the Junk Kouture Lifeline public vote. To vote:  Register (using your email or facebook account) Choose ‘North’

First Year Visit to St. Anne’s Church with Anthony Begley

Posted on 12 Feb 2018
Local historian and former teacher Anthony Begley brought a group of First Year students on a tour around St. Anne’s church. Anthony shared some of the interesting history of the church building and gravestones in the churchyard. It was a great opportunity for the students to get a close-up look at one of Ballyshannon’s most distinctive buildings and to learn about the Church of Ireland community in the town. The students and their teachers would like to thank Anthony for sharing his

TYs through to Junk Kouture

Posted on 09 Feb 2018
Congratulations to our TY students who have made it through to the Regional Final of the Junk Kouture competition. Two groups out of the three made it through: ‘All Bottled Up’ by Niamh Messenger, Leah O’Brien and Katie White, and ‘CDs are Old News’ by Rebecca Kelly, Chloe Connolly and Eleanor Boyle. The third entry by Sarah Kate Mc Gill, Erica Morrow and Caoimhe Doherty Craig was entitled ‘Cloud Nine’. The two selected entries will now proceed to the Re

Erica Morrow & Diarmuid Mc Fadden to perform in National Concert Hall

Posted on 08 Feb 2018
Best wishes to Erica Morrow (TY) and Diarmuid Mc Fadden (Fifth Year) who will perform in the National Concert Hall this weekend along with the Donegal Youth Orchestra. Erica and Diarmuid have both been playing with the orchestra for some time now. Erica plays the flute and Diarmuid plays the oboe. The orchestra will play in the National Concert Hall this weekend in the 23rd Festival of Youth Orchestras. This is a great achievement for Erica, Diarmuid and the Donegal Youth Orchestra. Make sure yo

Paddy Cosgrave, Founder of Web Summit, Visits Coláiste Cholmcille

Posted on 08 Feb 2018
Paddy Cosgrave, the co-founder of the Web Summit (and husband of model Faye Dinsmore from Ballintra) visited Coláiste Cholmcille last week to speak to Business students about his life as an entrepreneur. Despite the current success of the Web Summit, Paddy’s early days were far from outstanding he told the students, pointing out that he began school studying foundation level Maths. At the age of 12 he started to read biographies by sports stars like Tiger Woods and Ronaldo to find the moti

‘Alias Cinderella’ takes second, Jack Leonard receives Best Acting award in Donegal Youth Theatre Festival

Posted on 08 Feb 2018
Congratulations to the cast and crew of TY Drama production ‘Alias Cinderella’, directed by Miss Garvey, which came second in the Donegal Youth Drama Festival in Ballybofey last night. Jack Leonard won a Best Acting trophy for his portrayal of Justin Thyme in the show, and the show also received a cert for Costume. Adjudicator Maura Logue commented that it was the clear audience favourite as it entertained everyone on the first night of the competition. Other awards received on the n

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