Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

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CCBS News
08
DEC
2017

Christmas Cards for Schools

The Christmas cards designed by students for the Christmas Cards for Schools project arrived in school this week. They will be distributed to students and anyone who ordered them this week. Miss Keogh is very impressed with the designs and the quality of the cards, and would like to c
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08
DEC
2017

Junk Kouture

Transition Year Art students are straight back in to working on their Junk Kouture creations following the musical. We are looking forward to a visit from Sara Ryan, Chief Operations Officer, Junk Kouture, to the school on Wednesday 13th December to discuss the project with the studen
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08
DEC
2017

Window Painting

Fifth Year Art students were invited by Ballyshannon Credit Union to paint the windows for the Christmas season. Students involved were Courtney Barry, Eve Breslin, Gvido Linards Bruzitis, Ciara Burns, Alida Byrne, Nathan Cassidy, Aaron Darbon, Conor Deasy, Hilary Francis, Paulina Lar
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08
DEC
2017

Enterprise Trip to Patton’s Farm

Fifth Year and Leaving Cert LCVP students enjoyed a visit to Patton’s Farm as part of their enterprise module last week. Students were lucky to get a tour of their egg business Castle Free Eggs and their open Farm business Castle Open Adventure Farm. The students visited the egg
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20
NOV
2017

National Science Quiz

Last week, two teams from Coláiste Cholmcille entered the Senior Science Quiz as part of the Science Week. This was a regional event organised by ISTA which took place in Coláiste Ailigh. Laura Cleary, Megan Davitt, Emma Doogan, Meabh Rooney, Briana Maher and Eva Mc Gloin Falter parti
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20
NOV
2017

PE

A number of Fifth year PE classes/groups are engaged in one of the Senior Cycle PE Curriculum Models. One of these groups has chosen badminton as their sport to trial the model. We will be inviting Deele College Raphoe (on either Friday 15th or Fri 22nd tbc) to challenge us in an inte
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14
NOV
2017

Healthy Eating at CCBS

Last week saw the launch of a new healthy eating initiative in the school. On Thursday, LCA sutdents gave a presentation on the importance of choosing healthy snacks at break-time. On Friday, a new menu was launched along with a video about the importance of healthy eating for sports
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14
NOV
2017

Colaáiste Cholmcille Squash Court Regeneration

After the Board of Management’s decision to approve proposals put forward by Ballyshannon Squash Club, it is with great excitement that we announce the regeneration of the squash court in the Mercy Hall. Students recently undertook a quick clean up of the court and participated
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06
NOV
2017

School Closed Tues. Nov. 6th – Staff Training

Coláiste Cholmcille will be closed to students on Tuesday Nov. 6th to facilitate staff training in the New Junior Cycle.
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06
NOV
2017

German Debate

Commiserations to the German Debating team consisting of Chloe Foley, Erin McGowan, Maja Niedziela and Kelly Vaughan who performed admirably against St. Patrick’s College, Cavan, in the Siemens GDI German Debate. They had the difficult task of debating against the motion that co
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06
NOV
2017

Allingham Festival Fiction & Poetry Winners

Congratulations to our students who performed well in the secondary schools writing competitions run by the Allingham Festival. Maeve Coyle came second in the Under 13 Fiction category with her story ‘Awake’, and Sorcha Feehilly was highly commended for her story ‘A
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06
NOV
2017

Art Cinema Trip

A group of Senior Art students attended a matinee screening of the film ‘Loving Vincent’ in Letterkenny last week. The film tells the story of the life of Vincent Van Gogh, but is particularly notable for being the first fully painted animated film. The film-makers chose t
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06
NOV
2017

Halloween Fair

Last Thursday, a number of TYs held a Halloween Fair in the Mercy Hall as a project for their Enterprise class. A range of Halloween-themed goodies were on sale to the students who visited the fair throughout the day, from baked goods to carved pumpkins. Face-painting and Halloween ph
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27
OCT
2017

Athletics

Students competed in both track and field events for their school. All placings accumulated points for their school so it encouraged students to compete at all levels. The top 2 schools who accumulated the most points represent the region at a county level. In the track events Lucy Mc
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24
OCT
2017

Great Success at Swimming Championships

Well done to all our students who took part in the Ulster Schools swimming championship in Bangor at the weekend. The Girls Freestyle relay team consisting of Katie Mc Mullin, Niamh Hughes, Cora Rooney and Caoimhe McCauley are the new Ulster Schools Champions. The Girls Medley team (C
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24
OCT
2017

Meet the Cast!

Meet the Leads from our upcoming production of ‘Back to the 80s’: Back Row: Matthew Gallagher – Juey Jackson Ella Ruddy – Tiffany Houston Jack Brosnan – Kirk Tom Daly – Fergal McFerrin Niall Monaghan – Alf Bueller Chloe Connolly – Debbie
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24
OCT
2017

Athletics

A number of our students took part in the Regional Indoor Athletics competition in the AVS yesterday, and enjoyed a great day of athletics. 
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24
OCT
2017

Cheerios Breakfast Morning

First Years took part in the Cheerios Breakfast week event last week. The breakfast week is a fun charity breakfast which is hosted across the country to help support the ISPCC Childline services which answers calls from children in need across Ireland 24 hours a day. TYs assisted in
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24
OCT
2017

TYs attend Enterprise Day

On Wednesday last week, Transition Year students participated in a Donegal ETB Enterprise Day in the Letterkenny Institute of Technology. This event encouraged students to explore their innovative and enterprise skills by developing a product and pitching their idea to a business judg
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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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