Paddy Cosgrave, the co-founder of the Web Summit (and husband of model Faye Dinsmore from Ballintra) visited Coláiste Cholmcille last week to speak to Business students about his life as an entrepreneur. Despite the current success of the Web Summit, Paddy’s early days were far from outstanding he told the students, pointing out that he began school studying foundation level Maths. At the age of 12 he started to read biographies by sports stars like Tiger Woods and Ronaldo to find the moti
Congratulations to the cast and crew of TY Drama production ‘Alias Cinderella’, directed by Miss Garvey, which came second in the Donegal Youth Drama Festival in Ballybofey last night. Jack Leonard won a Best Acting trophy for his portrayal of Justin Thyme in the show, and the show also received a cert for Costume. Adjudicator Maura Logue commented that it was the clear audience favourite as it entertained everyone on the first night of the competition. Other awards received on the n
Tá daltaí na hIdirbliana agus an Roinn Gaeilge ag eagrú comórtas Cárta Vailintín. Tá duaiseanna ag dul don thrí chárta is fearr. Euro amháin an táille iontrála agus rachaidh an t-airgead go dtí Cist Holly Downey. Dáta deireanach: 7ú Feabhra. Fág na cártaí i seomra 45 le bhur dtoil.
The Leaving Cert and Junior Cert mock exams begin this week, with JC mocks starting on Thursday and LC on Friday. Exams continue until the following Friday. The mock exams are a very important part of exam preparation, as they give students real experience of exam situations. Just like the real thing, the mocks can also be a period of anxiety and stress for all involved. Students are advised to plan their study timetables, schedule regular breaks, eat healthily, go for some exercise and get a go
Blurb! returns this Friday in Room 31 at lunchtime. For those of you who don’t know, Blurb! is the Coláiste Cholmcille Book Club for senior students (TY, Fifth and Sixth Year). Blurb! meets once every 4-6 weeks to discuss their latest book choice, whether they liked it or finished it or not, and to choose the next book. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.
The TY students and Irish Department are currently running a “Cárta Vailintín” competition. Students are invited to create a Valentine’s Day card, but the romantic wording must be ‘as Gaeilge’. There are prizes going for the best three cards. Entry fee is €1 with proceeds going to the Baby Holly fund. Cards must be dropped into Ms. Gallagher in Room 45 before February the 7th.
A Civvies Day was held in the school last Friday. Students were asked to bring in €2 each to raise money for Holly Downey and the Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Holly is the daughter of Shannon Downey, a past pupil of the school. Unfortunately Holly has been diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. The family are currently raising funds to help with the cost of her chemotherapy. The school was able to collect €1,100 towards the cause.
Congratulations to Jarlath Leonard on achieving the second highest results in the country in Design & Communication Graphics at Ordinary Level in last year’s Leaving Cert. Jarlath will be presented with a special commemorative piece in recognition of his exceptional achievement at a special presentation in GMIT Galway in March. Mr. Mc Glynn, Jarlath’s Leaving Cert teacher, will also be honoured with a special certificate by the Techno-Teachers Association, to acknowledge his cont