Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

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Christmas Cards for Schools

Posted on 08 Dec 2017
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 compliment all First Years, Leaving Cert Art students and LCA 2 students. A total of €400 has been raised for the school by their creativity.

Junk Kouture

Posted on 08 Dec 2017
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 students.

Window Painting

Posted on 08 Dec 2017
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 Larionow, Rachel Mahon, Aine Mc Sharry and Maja Niedziela.

Enterprise Trip to Patton’s Farm

Posted on 08 Dec 2017
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 grading shed and witnessed the grading of eggs into different sizes and the quality control measures that are in place and also the impact that technology has had on the business. The second part of the tour was re

National Science Quiz

Posted on 20 Nov 2017
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 participated in the event. One of our teams came fifth and the other came eighteenth. Laura Cleary, Megan Davitt, Emma Doogan, Meabh Rooney, Briana Maher and Eva Mc Gloin Falter participated in the event.


Posted on 20 Nov 2017
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 inter school class competition. Additionally students will also be travelling to the National Sports Campus in Blanchardstown on Dec. 6th to watch this year’s Badminton Irish Open. Top players from around the glob

Healthy Eating at CCBS

Posted on 14 Nov 2017
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 people. The entire school gathered in the Assembly area where Eva McGloin-Falter and Stefan Kolev entertained everyone with some terrific music. Head Boy Conal Sweeny and Head Girl Mary Flora Scott then spoke to eve

Colaáiste Cholmcille Squash Court Regeneration

Posted on 14 Nov 2017
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 in an introductory session to the game. It’s hoped that this will become a great facility for all students and the local community to enjoy squash, rated by Forbes magazine as the number one rated sport in the

School Closed Tues. Nov. 6th – Staff Training

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

German Debate

Posted on 06 Nov 2017
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-educational schools prepare you better for life than all-boy or all-girl schools. The team narrowly missed out on progressing but developed very important skills that will stand them in good stead for the future

Allingham Festival Fiction & Poetry Winners

Posted on 06 Nov 2017
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 Walk in the Woods’. Niamh Messenger came second in the Under 19 Fiction category with ‘Come On Johnny’, while Caoimhe Doherty-Craig came third with ‘The Calamity of Christmas’. A number

Art Cinema Trip

Posted on 06 Nov 2017
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 to use classically trained painters rather than digital animators to present Van Gogh’s story using a visual style similar to that which he employed in his own work. The students found the story of Van Gogh ver

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