Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

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  • CCBS Ukulele Band
    The CCBS Ukulele Band were a big hit at the opening of the Allingham Festival in November.
  • Sligo IT/Allingham Festival Workshops
    Over 60 Leaving Cert and TY students took part in Creative Writing workshops run by Sligo IT and the Allingham Festival.


Fifth Year Parent Teacher Meeting – Tuesday Nov. 20th

Posted on 15 Nov 2018
The Fifth Year Parent Teacher Meeting will now take place on Tuesday the 20th of November, instead of Thursday Nov. 22nd, to allow for a staff training day. The meeting will take place between 4.15pm and 6.15pm.

Garbhán Mc Closkey Receives UCD Entrance Scholar Award

Posted on 15 Nov 2018
Past pupil Garbhán Mc Closkey received the prestigious UCD Entrance Scholar award at a special ceremony this week, in the company of his parents Kevin and Mary. Mr. Keogh represented the school at the function. UCD recognises the calibre of its incoming high-achieving students with the award of UCD Entrance Scholar. Entrance Scholar awards are presented to first year students who achieve 560 points or more in their Leaving Certificate (or equivalent second level examination) in recognition of th

Minister for Education Joe Mc Hugh Visits CCBS

Posted on 13 Nov 2018
Last Friday, the recently appointed Minister for Education & Skills, Joe Mc Hugh, visited Ballyshannon to speak to students from both sides of the border who were taking part in arts workshops organised by Sligo IT, the Allingham Festival and Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon. The first stop on the minister’s visit to Ballyshannon was Coláiste Cholmcille, where he was welcomed by Head Girl Ana Keon, principal Jimmy Keogh and the chairperson of the Allingham Arts Festival Tom Sigafoos.

Classroom Based Assessments

Posted on 13 Nov 2018
This week, third year Business Studies students began work on their Classroom Based Assessment. The process will take three weeks. As more subjects change to the new Junior Cycle, students will spend more time working on Classroom Based Assessments, also known as CBAs. CBAs form an essential part of assessment in the new Junior Cycle. The timeframe for these to completed is set by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, and cannot be changed. While good attendance is always important

Sligo IT/Allingham Creative Writing Workshops

Posted on 13 Nov 2018
Last Friday, 60 Leaving Cert and TY students took part in Creative Writing Workshops in the school with 4 lecturers from Sligo IT, organised by the Allingham Festival. The lecturers guided the groups through writing activities which encouraged them to explore their own experiences, as well as develop skills in writing conflict and dialogue. All of the students came together for a feeback and sharing session which was also attended by writer and broadcaster Niall Mac Monagle, and briefly visited

Praise for TY Volunteers at Allingham Festival

Posted on 13 Nov 2018
The organisers of the Allingham Festival were full of praise for the Transition Year students who volunteered to help out at the festival over the weekend. Several students conducted surveys and collected email addresses in the Abbey Centre every evening during the festival. Other students helped out at the Children’s Art Workshop and the Bricks 4 Kidz Lego workshop on Saturday morning, both of which took place in Coláiste Cholmcille. The students displayed professionalism and confidence i

CSPE students donate hampers to ISPCA Rehabilitation Centre

Posted on 13 Nov 2018
Last week, the students of 3.4 CSPE, along with their teacher Ms. Kelly, visited the ISPCA Donegal Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Ramelton, Co. Donegal. The aim of the visit was to raise awareness of animal cruelty and to understand the importance of the I.S.P.C.A in our locality.  As part of their Action Project, the students collected both cat and dog food, producing beautiful hampers which they presented to the centre. Staff at the centre were delighted with the volume of gifts donated by th

Kay Mitchell Talk

Posted on 08 Nov 2018
Senior students had the opportunity to listen to Kay Mitchell from Maynooth University give a very informative talk on options for third level. Kay spent a morning with us, outlining to fifth years the importance of planning for the future and being in the correct mind frame for learning effectively. She then met with Leaving Certs and showcased the wide variety of courses and options in Maynooth. The key message from the day was to be an active learner and to make choices for yourself, that wil