Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

Telephone: 0719858288

  • Class 1.1
    Class 1.1 with tutor Miss Daly and Year Head Mr. Mc Phelim
  • Class 1.2
    Class 1.2 with tutor Miss Corcoran and Year Head Mr. Mc Phelim
  • Class 1.3
    Class 1.3 with tutor Miss Garvey and Year Head Mr. Mc Phelim
  • Class 1.4
    Class 1.4 with tutor Miss Gorman and Year Head Mr. Mc Phelim.
  • Class 1.5
    Class 1.5 with tutor Mr. Kenny and Year Head Mr. Mc Phelim

CCBS News

French Theatre

Posted on 09 Oct 2017
A French theatre group visited Coláiste Cholmcille last week to present two plays, one for  Junior Cycle and one for Seniors. FTFS brings the expertise of twenty five years of language learning through drama to your school. The plays are written specially for the students learning and engaging with a new language. The emphasis is on strengthening language through activity, and these performances include many of the topics required for the Oral and Aural examinations. They are excellent for reinf

Coláiste Cholmcille 5-05 Abbey Vocational School 2-05

Posted on 06 Oct 2017
Congratulations to our Under 16 Boys Gaelic team on their decisive victory against AVS, Donegal, at home last week. This was the first match in the league for the team and they began the season in style winning by a 3 goal lead. Manager Mr Mc Glynn praised the boys for the commitment and focus during the game.

Coláiste Cholmcille 5-05 Abbey Vocational School 2-05

Posted on 05 Oct 2017
Congratulations to our Under 16 Boys Gaelic team on their decisive victory against AVS, Donegal, at home this week. This was the first match in the league for the team and they began the season in style winning by a 3 goal lead. Manager Mr Mc Glynn praised the boys for the commitment and focus during the game.

Una Britton is National Surf Champion!

Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Congratulations to Fifth Year student Una Britton who won the Women’s Surf title at the Irish National Surfing Championships in Bundoran last weekend. This is a fantastic achievement for the sixteen year old from Rossnowlagh given the quality and levels of experience of her fellow competitors. Una was runner up in her heat held at 12 o’clock but went on to win the final at 2 o’clock . Ideal conditions greeted the surfers who relished the opportunity to demonstrate their talent

Christmas Cards for Schools

Posted on 28 Sep 2017
All First Year, Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied students are currently designing cards for the ‘Christmas Cards for Schools’ fundraiser. The deadline for returning finished card designs is Monday 9th October. This will ensure cards are printed well in advance of Christmas. Information regarding the purchase of these will be forwarded to parents of these students at a later date. Boost Post

Senior History Trip to Derry

Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Senior History classes recently visited Derry City. Both Fifth and Sixth Years had a fantastic yet highly educational time. They toured the Derry City walls and visited the very informative Museum of Free Derry. They were told the story of what happened in the city during the Battle of the Bogside, Internment and Bloody Sunday. The revealing trip truly reinforced the importance of Civil Rights. After the museum the students were brought on a tour of the Bogside and were shown the murals depictin

Bronze for Emer O’Brien at Finn Valley Cross Country

Posted on 28 Sep 2017
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Finn Valley Athletic Club 14th Cross Country fundraiser. The club hosted schools from all over Donegal and beyond..  Athletes from across all year groups competed in the event, however Conditions were unfavourable with heavy rain making for tough running. Emer O’Brien excelled with a bronze in the 2nd year girls 1000m. An excellent effort by all who attended.

Belleek Pottery Visit

Posted on 24 Sep 2017
On Thursday 21st September LCA 2 students visited Belleek Pottery to research their Craft Design task. They were given a tour of the workshop, where all stages of creating a piece of Belleek pottery were experienced. It was hugely informative and interesting for the students as they begin to create their own  ceramic art work in the art room. They also got the opportunity to speak to the makers ,watch them create decorative features and hand painting finished pieces as part of the tour. The grou

Head Boy & Head Girl 2017-18

Posted on 22 Sep 2017
Our Head Boy and Head Girl for 2017-18 are Conall Sweeny and Mary Flora Scott!

Orla explains the new Junior Cycle

Posted on 17 Sep 2017
Do you have a few questions about the new Junior Cycle course? The NCCA have provided this video to help explain some of the key changes (click on the link to watch the video on Vimeo.com).

Finner Camp Work Experience

Posted on 17 Sep 2017
The 28th Infantry Battalion at Finner Camp will once again take a group of TY students for a week of work experience in February. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain an insight into life in the army, and is of special interest to anyone considering a career in the military. Students must apply via an online form which has been emailed to all TYs by Miss Mc Gurren. Anyone interested must fill in all questions on the form or their application will not be considered. The closing d

Allingham Fesival Poetry and Fiction Competitions

Posted on 17 Sep 2017
The Allingham Festival is once again running Fiction and Poetry competitions for primary and secondary school students. This is a great opportunity for young writers to get recognition for their work, and Coláiste Cholmcille has a srong tradition of enterinEntry forms are available on the Allingham Festival website, www.allinghamfestival.com. Students can also speak to their English teachers or Mr. Beattie about the competition.

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