Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

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08
OCT
2018

Connect Mental Health

Last week our TY and LCA students spent the day in the Abbey, Donegal Town, participating in the Connect Mental Health Day. The students were split up into groups which took part in workshops on the importance of eating healthy food, staying active and getting exercise, yoga and relax
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08
OCT
2018

Senior Girls Defeat Oughterard 44-41

Coláiste Cholmcille’s U19A girls basketball team had a very exciting win on Wednesday 3rd October defeating St. Paul’s Oughterard. CCBS hosted the first round of the senior girls ‘A’ Schools Cup and beat the Galway side 44-41. The girls now progress to the next round playing Our
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13
SEP
2018

Change of date for LC Parent-Teacher Meeting

Please note that the Leaving Cert Parent-Teacher Meeting has been changed to October 23rd.
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13
SEP
2018

LCA Students receive Second Certs

Congratulations to the students of LCA 2 who received their second certs last week. 
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13
SEP
2018

Well done to Junior Cert students

Well done to all our students who received their Junior Cert results yesterday. There was a great deal of excitement and anticipation in the Assembly Area yesterday as everyone gathered for the big moment. Overall, the results were very impressive. Everyone did themselves, their famil
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13
SEP
2018

TY Trip to Delphi

This year’s Transition Year group headed off on the first major expedition of the year, the annual bonding trip in Delphi Adventure Resort in Co. Mayo, last week. After a quick bite at the adventure centre, they eagerly launched into three days of activities, which included surf
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13
SEP
2018

Head Boy & Head Girl

Congratulations and best wishes to our new head boy and girl, Shane Gillespie and Ana Keon. Shane and Ana were elected at the end of the last school term by staff and students following an intense electoral campaign, and took up office at the start of the new school year. Their inaugu
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14
AUG
2018

Leaving Cert Results

This year’s Leaving Cert results will be available on Wednesday August 15th. Students can collect their results from the school office am, or they can also access them online from midday on www.examinations.ie using their individual PIN. Students should consider their options ca
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02
AUG
2018

Return to School Dates

RETURN TO SCHOOL DATES Monday 27th August – Staff Day Tuesday 28th August – First Years only Wednesday 29th August – Third Years, Sixth Years and LCA 2 Thursday 30th August – Fifth Years and LCA 1 Friday 31st August – Second Years Monday 3rd September 
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02
AUG
2018

School Calendar 2018-19

Click on the link below to view or download the school calendar for 2018-19:   School Calendar 2018-2019 draft
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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 form 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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