Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

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CCBS News
16
OCT
2017

School Closed Tuesday October 17th

Following instructions from the Department of Education, Coláiste Cholmcille will remain closed tomorrow, Tuesday October 17th.
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15
OCT
2017

School Closed Monday October 16th

Due to the red weather warning, the Department of Education has instructed all schools to close tomorrow, Monday 16th of October. https://www.education.ie/…/2017-Press-Re…/PR2017-10-15b.html
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12
OCT
2017

Dance Rehearsals for First and Second Year Students

If you are in First or Second Year student and would like to take part in our musical this year, come along to rehearsals on Friday Oct. 13th from 4pm to 5pm.
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12
OCT
2017

School Choir

The Coláiste Cholmcille School Choir meet to rehearse during lunch every Monday. Places are offered to any pupil with a basic singing ability who is willing to work hard. During the year, the choir sings at all the important liturgies of the school, as well as events in the local comm
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09
OCT
2017

First Year Boys Futsal

A great day was enjoyed by ten of the First Year boys at a Donegal Futsal bliz in Letterkenny last week. Nine schools from around the country fought it out for a chanve to go to Belfast for the Ulster Championships. Coláiste Cholmcille were unfortunate to lose by a single, last-kick-o
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09
OCT
2017

French Theatre

A French theatre group visited Coláiste Cholmcille last week to present two plays, one for  Junior Cycle and one for Seniors. FTFS brings the expertise of twenty five years of language learning through drama to your school. The plays are written specially for the students learning and
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06
OCT
2017

Coláiste Cholmcille 5-05 Abbey Vocational School 2-05

Congratulations to our Under 16 Boys Gaelic team on their decisive victory against AVS, Donegal, at home last week. This was the first match in the league for the team and they began the season in style winning by a 3 goal lead. Manager Mr Mc Glynn praised the boys for the commitment
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05
OCT
2017

Coláiste Cholmcille 5-05 Abbey Vocational School 2-05

Congratulations to our Under 16 Boys Gaelic team on their decisive victory against AVS, Donegal, at home this week. This was the first match in the league for the team and they began the season in style winning by a 3 goal lead. Manager Mr Mc Glynn praised the boys for the commitment
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28
SEP
2017

Una Britton is National Surf Champion!

Congratulations to Fifth Year student Una Britton who won the Women’s Surf title at the Irish National Surfing Championships in Bundoran last weekend. This is a fantastic achievement for the sixteen year old from Rossnowlagh given the quality and levels of experience of her fell
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28
SEP
2017

Christmas Cards for Schools

All First Year, Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied students are currently designing cards for the ‘Christmas Cards for Schools’ fundraiser. The deadline for returning finished card designs is Monday 9th October. This will ensure cards are printed well in advance of Chri
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28
SEP
2017

Senior History Trip to Derry

Senior History classes recently visited Derry City. Both Fifth and Sixth Years had a fantastic yet highly educational time. They toured the Derry City walls and visited the very informative Museum of Free Derry. They were told the story of what happened in the city during the Battle o
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28
SEP
2017

Bronze for Emer O’Brien at Finn Valley Cross Country

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Finn Valley Athletic Club 14th Cross Country fundraiser. The club hosted schools from all over Donegal and beyond..  Athletes from across all year groups competed in the event, however Conditions were unfavourable with heavy rain making
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24
SEP
2017

Belleek Pottery Visit

On Thursday 21st September LCA 2 students visited Belleek Pottery to research their Craft Design task. They were given a tour of the workshop, where all stages of creating a piece of Belleek pottery were experienced. It was hugely informative and interesting for the students as they b
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22
SEP
2017

Head Boy & Head Girl 2017-18

Our Head Boy and Head Girl for 2017-18 are Conall Sweeny and Mary Flora Scott!
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17
SEP
2017

Orla explains the new Junior Cycle

Do you have a few questions about the new Junior Cycle course? The NCCA have provided this video to help explain some of the key changes (click on the link to watch the video on Vimeo.com).
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17
SEP
2017

Finner Camp Work Experience

The 28th Infantry Battalion at Finner Camp will once again take a group of TY students for a week of work experience in February. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain an insight into life in the army, and is of special interest to anyone considering a career in the mi
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17
SEP
2017

Allingham Fesival Poetry and Fiction Competitions

The Allingham Festival is once again running Fiction and Poetry competitions for primary and secondary school students. This is a great opportunity for young writers to get recognition for their work, and Coláiste Cholmcille has a srong tradition of enterinEntry forms are available on
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17
SEP
2017

TY Auditions

Well done to all the TYs who took part in the auditions for the upcoming musical ‘Back to the 80s’ last week. Many students were anxious about being forced out of their comfort zones and having to read a scene and sing in front of choreographer Miss Murphy, musical directo
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11
SEP
2017

School Calendar

The school calendar is now available to view and download here: Coláiste Cholmcille Calendar 2017-18
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07
SEP
2017

World Champion Mona Mc Sharry returns to CCBS

Mona Mc Sharry returned to Coláiste Cholmcille this week as a world champion, and the school turned out on Wednesday afternoon to welcome her back. With Mr. Maguire acting as MC, the crowd watched videos of Mona’s performance and medal ceremony, before Mona and coach Grace Meade
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