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12
DEC
2018

CCBS Girls are Ulster Champions!!

Congratulations to the CCBS Girls U16 & 1/2 Gaelic team on becoming Ulster Champions, having defeated St. Patrick’s, Keady, 4-7 to 1-7. Conditions were bitter, and Keady put up a good challenge, but the CCBS girls were not to be undone, gaining an early lead and storming ahe
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11
DEC
2018

CCBS U16 Boys Basketball are North West Regional Champions!

The CCBS U16 Boys Basketball team are North West Regional Champions! Congratulations! Coláiste Cholmcille defeated St. Nathy’s, Ballaghadereen, 35-25, in an away game today. The CCBS Boys now progress to the All Ireland playoffs on January 13th. Well done to all, including Mr. D
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11
DEC
2018

Fruit Thursday

Second Year Home Economic students, with a bit of help from Transition Year students, held a Fruity Thursday for their year group last week. They outlined the benefits of fruit in your diet and suggested ways of including these by providing everyone in their year with a fresh fruit ke
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30
NOV
2018

Build-A-Bank ‘Intercounty Capital’

Congratulations to Transition Year students Roise-Mai Booth, Ailish Ward, Ciara Cassidy, Colm Mc Gloin, Eadáoin Feehily and Matteo Melis who were selected to represent the school in A.I.B’s Build A Bank Challenge. The students have decided to call their bank “Intercounty Capital”, whe
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30
NOV
2018

Kayleigh O’Donnell Wins Second In Irish Dancing Open

Congratulations to Kayleigh O’Donnell on coming second in the WIDA Irish Dancing Irish Open in Ballinasloe earlier this month. Kayleigh will now proceed to represent Ireland in the World Championships which take place in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, in April. Kayleigh will be joi
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30
NOV
2018

German Debate Team

Four fifth year German students took part in the Goethe Institute German Debate last week, with the motion that “Handys sind unnötig im Unterricht” (mobile phones are not necessary in school lessons). They face stiff competition from St Patrick’s College, Cavan, one of whose team-mate
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30
NOV
2018

Ruby & Odhrán receive Irish Water Safety Award

Congratulations to Ruby Hurst and Odhrán O’Neill, Leaving Cert Class of 2018, on receiving the Des Kenny Award yesterday at Dublin Castle from Irish Water Safety. They received the award in recognition of their bravery in tending to a fellow Coláiste Cholmcille student by carryi
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30
NOV
2018

Christmas Bingo – Dec. 9th, Great Northern Hotel

The Coláiste Cholmcille Parents’ Association invite you to Christmas Bingo in the Great Northern Hotel on Sunday December 9th at 3pm. The prize fund is a whopping €2360, with a final jackpot game of €1000. Books are €10 each, and there will be number of brilliant raffle prizes a
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23
NOV
2018

Christmas Market

Ho ho ho! It’s getting to look a lot like Christmas, and we’re very excited about the return of the Coláiste Cholmcille Christmas Market! Stock up on festive treats, Christmas baubles and decorations, vegan-friendly pampering products, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and say
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21
NOV
2018

JC Art trip to Art Exhibit

All Junior Cert Art students visited the Súil na nÓg Art Exhibition in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, with their teachers Miss Carey and Miss Keogh last week. The standard and variety of work was excellent and proved very inspiring to the students who are currently working
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21
NOV
2018

TY Trip to Berlin

Transition Year students were very excited to find out that the international tour this year will go to Berlin. The trip will take place from the 21st of March to the 24th March. The estimated cost is €550, but this is subject to change, depending on numbers and the final itinerary. B
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21
NOV
2018

Music trip to cinema

Last week, Music teacher Mr. Cronin accompanied a group of Fifth and Sixth Year Music students to a screening of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in Eclipse Cinema, Bundoran. The film is a celebration of the music of Queen, which features on the Leaving Cert Music course.
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21
NOV
2018

U16 Girls Gaelic through to Ulster Semi-Final

The Under-16 Girls had a comprehensive win over St. Kevin’s, Lisnaskea, on Friday last. Coláiste Cholmcille now proceed to the Ulster Semi Final which will be played in the coming weeks. Congratulations to all involved!
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20
NOV
2018

Zeminar

Last week 71 TY students travelled to Zeminar in the RDS. Zeminar is a Wellbeing & Education movement for the modern generation that caters for all 15-20 year olds and their parents, teachers, mentors and coaches, irrespective of academic ability or socio-economic background. The
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15
NOV
2018

Fifth Year Parent Teacher Meeting – Tuesday Nov. 20th

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.
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15
NOV
2018

Garbhán Mc Closkey Receives UCD Entrance Scholar Award

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 th
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13
NOV
2018

Minister for Education Joe Mc Hugh Visits CCBS

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
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13
NOV
2018

Classroom Based Assessments

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 es
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13
NOV
2018

Sligo IT/Allingham Creative Writing Workshops

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
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13
NOV
2018

Praise for TY Volunteers at Allingham Festival

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 stu
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