Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

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31
MAY
2018

TYs produce Newsletter

A number of our TYs spent some time this year working on a school newsletter. Well done to Erica Morrow, Caoimhe Doherty-Craig and Sarah Kate Mc Gill for taking the time to identify some of the highlights of the year!  
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25
MAY
2018

TY Night

On Tuesday evening our Transition Year students came together along with family members and teachers one last time for the annual TY Night. A number of students spoke about different aspects of the year, sharing their memories of drama, Junk Kouture, Italy, work experience, the future
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17
MAY
2018

CCBS Awards Ceremony

Today the staff and students of Coláiste Cholmcille came together to celebrate the sucesses both in and out of the classroom at our annual awards ceremony. The event is often considered the highlight of the year by many, and today was no exception. This year’s special guest was Dr. An
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15
MAY
2018

Parent Nomination for Board of Management

The three year term of office of the present Board of Management of the school comes to an end on July 31st 2018. A new Board must be elected before that date. The composition of the Board includes TWO nominees of parents (elected, of which one must be a mother). Parents are invited t
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14
MAY
2018

Buongiorno!

74 Transition Year students and 7 teachers travelled to Italy last week for the TY tour. The journey began late on Saturday night/Sunday morning as the flight from Dublin airport departed at 6.30 am. The first port of call was a very busy Verona, where the students visited the famous
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14
MAY
2018

LCAs visit Castle Adventure Open Farm

On Tuesday 24th April the LCA class visited Castle Adventure Open Farm. They were taken on a tour and learned about the history of the farm as well as the work carried out there. After the tour there was a very informative question and answer session with the owners of the farm. It wa
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14
MAY
2018

Coláiste Úisce

Some First and Second Year students spent three days in Coláiste Uisce, Belmullet in beautiful Co. Mayo. Games, water sports and dancing classes kept the students practising their Irish. Everyone was delighted with how much fun the students had. Chaith grúpa scoláirí ón gcéad bhliain
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01
MAY
2018

Coláiste Cholmcille lose out narrowly in 2nd Year Boys All Ireland Quarter Finals

Coláiste Cholmcille 2nd year Boys basketball team travelled to Báile an Chlair in Claregalway on Thursday to compete in the All Ireland Quarter finals.  Their drawn pool consisted of Marian College Dublin, Granard Vocational School Longford and the host’s, winners of the Galway region
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25
APR
2018

U14 Girls Gaelic Team put in Performance to be Proud of in Ulster Semi-Final

The U14 Girls Gaelic team put in a tremendous effort on Monday against Coláiste Feriste at the Tyrone Centre of Excellence in Garvaghy in the Ulster semi-final. Despite their best efforts the girls were narrowly defeated by a single point in extra time. It was a game that had everythi
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25
APR
2018

Cycle Against Suicide Returns to Ballyshannon May 3rd

The Cycle Against Suicide will ride into town again on May 3rd. Our TYs helped organisers launch the event yesterday down town. Cycle Against Suicide is an initiative started in 2013 to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available for anyone battling depres
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25
APR
2018

CCBS Students Volunteer for Special Olympics Collection

TY Éoin Rooney arranged for a number of TYs and other students to help collecting money for the Special Olympics at the roundabout in Ballyshannon last week. Éoin organised a rota of helpers from 8.30 in the morning until 5 in the evening. The money collected will go towards the Nemo
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25
APR
2018

Temple Street Children’s Hospital Bake Sale

The Home Economics department held a bake-sale last week in aid of the Temple Street Children’s Hospital. A wide variety of homemade goodies were available, and quickly snapped up, at break-time on Friday. Jessica Doherty made her award winning lemon drizzle cake. Apple tarts, f
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11
APR
2018

Micheál Martin Visits Coláiste Cholmcille

Micheál Martin called in to Coláiste Cholmcille today for a quick visit! The Fianna Fáil leader was greeted at the door by Head Boy Conall Sweeny and Head Girl Mary Flora Scott. Mary Flora took a moment to show Mr. Martin one of her own campaign posters featuring a photograph of the t
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10
APR
2018

World Autism Awareness

April is World Autism Awareness month and here at Coláiste Cholmcille we are encouraging everyone to take the 29 Day Challenge. This challenge invites everyone to celebrate the autism community, and highlights the difficulties autistic people face in society. Follow the links on twitt
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21
MAR
2018

Under 14 Girls Gaelic in final group game

The Under-14 girls secured another victory last week over Dungloe in the Fr. Tierney park. They play their final group game on Friday against St. Catherine’s Killybegs which will determine their place in the Ulster schools preliminary round.
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21
MAR
2018

Seamie Keogh Nominated for Ireland U15 International Player of the Year

Well done to Seamie Keogh on his nomination for Ireland U15 Men’s International Player of the Year. Seamie was one of three nominees but on the night the award went to Troy Parrott. Seamie and family attended the awards event in RTÉ studios on Sunday night. This won’t be t
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21
MAR
2018

Bonnie Donnell Joins Foróige National Council

Say hi to the new voice of young Foróige, Bonnie Donnell! Third Year Bonnie has just been elected on to the National Council of Foróige, having recently represented Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim on the Reference Panel. Congratulations Bonnie! We always knew a career in national affairs w
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21
MAR
2018

Fr. Sanjeeva Celebrates Mass with LCA

LCA class 1 and 2 invited Fr. Sanjeeva to celebrate mass in their classroom recently. The students have been working with Fr. Sanjeeva weekly since January. Fr. Sanjeeva shared stories about his childhood growing up in Sri Lanka, his love of Basketball and Cricket and why he decided t
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14
MAR
2018

Options Night – View the presentation

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:  
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08
MAR
2018

Options Night

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.
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