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CCBS News
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

CSPE students donate hampers to ISPCA Rehabilitation Centre

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.  A
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08
NOV
2018

Kay Mitchell Talk

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 learn
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08
NOV
2018

CCBS Rugby defeat Carndonagh CS

Colaiste Cholmcille’s U16 rugby team’s fantastic form continued in the Pollock Cup before mid-term. They played exciting rugby, in dreadful conditions, against a very good Carndonagh team. There was nothing to choose between the sides in the first half as both teams adapte
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08
NOV
2018

CCBS Ukulele Band At Allingham Festival 2018

The CCBS Ukulele Band are looking forward to their first gig of the year, at the official opening of the Allingham Arts Festival in the Abbey Centre on Thursday night. The group meet every Monday at lunchtime with Music teacher Mr. Cronin. They will provide some light entertainment in
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08
NOV
2018

LCA Community Garden Project

Congratulations to the LCA groups who, along with Mr. Keogh, officially opened their community garden, “Gairdín Óg”, on Friday October 26th. The class were busy during term 1 preparing their plot in the community garden which is located near the school in the gardens of th
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08
NOV
2018

Aspire Event with Abbott and Sligo Science Festival

The ASPIRE with ABBOTT event in Sligo aims to help students discover more about the range of roles that exist within Abbott. Attendees will hear varied employee career stories and about the importance of subject choice, the future of work and how to build a pathway to third level educ
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04
NOV
2018

Parents Association Meeting, Tues 6th

The Parents Association will meet again on Tuesday the 6th of November at 7.30pm. All welcome! Every parent/guardian is automatically a member of the Parents’ Association, and we are delighted when more people choose to get involved.
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24
OCT
2018

CCBS Ukulele Band to perform at Allingham Arts Festival

The Coláiste Cholmcille Ukulele Band meet during lunch on Mondays. They are always delighted to welcome new members. Currently, they are preparing for their first public performance this year which will be at the official opening of the Allingham Festival at the Abbey Arts Centre on T
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24
OCT
2018

CCBS Swim Team Make a Big Splash in Bangor!

Coláiste Cholmcille swimmers had a very successful outing at the Swim Ulster Schools Cup & Championships 2018 in Bangor at the weekend. Cora Rooney & Anna McCaffrey qualified to finals in their events, with Cora taking gold in 100 backstroke and bronze in the 100m freestyle. A
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24
OCT
2018

Third Year Business Students Visit Supermacs

Third year Business students visited the new Supermacs in Donegal Town on Monday. The students were delighted to have the opportunity to visit the first Supermacs located in Donegal town which is part of a plaza including a service station and convenience store. The owner of the franc
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24
OCT
2018

Maths in Business

Ms Conlon’s third year Maths class completed a project with the aim of researching how Maths is used in everyday life in the working world. Students were surprised to see how Maths plays a vital role in the everyday work of many local people. Students interviewed local business-
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24
OCT
2018

Understanding Stress & Exam Wellness Workshop

Last Thursday, Leaving Cert students attended an Understanding Stress and Exam Wellness workshop, organised by Foróige, NYP and Connect Mental Health. The aim of the workshop was to teach the students the necessary coping skills to manage pressure, time, and stress relating to exams.
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16
OCT
2018

Donegal ICT/Fin Tech Working Group Information Evening

The Donegal ICT/FinTech Working Group invites parents, post-primary school Guidance Counsellors and Principals along to an upcoming information event to find out more about career, education and training opportunities for their children and students in the areas of ICT/FinTech in Done
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15
OCT
2018

Autism Courses for Parents and Education Professionals

The Middletown Centre for Autism is offering training courses on autism for parents, family members and education professionals. These courses are offered free of charge to parents and education professionals. The courses are available in a number of centres around the country, with O
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12
OCT
2018

Parents invited to attend Parents’ Association Meeting, Monday Oct. 15th

All parents are invited to attend the next Parents’ Association meeting which will take place on Monday, Oct 15th at 7.30pm (after the 3rd Year Parent Teacher meeting). We would be delighted to see everyone there. All parents/guardians of students in the school automatically bec
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12
OCT
2018

Leaving Cert Art Trip

Last Tuesday both Leaving Cert Art classses visited two very different exhibitions in Dublin.  “Sculpture in Context” is the longest running and most successful sculpture exhibition in the National Botanic Gardens. This unique exhibition displays the extraordinary work of 128 establis
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12
OCT
2018

CCBS Rugby defeat St. Eunan’s

Coláiste Cholmcille’s U16 rugby team had a fantastic win against St Eunan’s in the Ulster Pollock Cup. CCBS played with great tempo and aggression, never allowing St Eunan’s settle or control the game. It was a fantastic team performance with many great displays. The
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08
OCT
2018
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Senior Girls headed for Quarter Final in Ulster Schools LGFA

The Senior CCBS Girls confidently secured their place in the Ulster Schools LGFA today. Coláiste Cholmcille played host to the U20 Girls Group 3 Football tournament in the Fr. Tierney Park, Ballyshannon, today. This blitz determined who proceeds to the Cup and Shield section of the Ul
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