All of our TY students spent the week before mid-term on work experience. This is an invaluable week for the students as it allows them to develop their interpersonal skills and learn more about the real world of work, which often helps them makes decisions about their subjects in fifth year and their future careers. This year our students went to work in a variety of businesses in their local communities, such as shops, chemists, hotels, solicitors’ offices, primary schools and health cen
14 TY students spent a week at Finner Camp with the 28th Infantry Battalion for an intensive course in army life before the mid-term break. The students learned how to march, learned about artillery, survival skills, orienteering, fitness training, and attended a number of talks.
Congratulations to both the First and Second Year Girls Basketball teams who had comprehensive wins over the AVS in Donegal Town before the mid-term break. The next game takes place against Loreto, Letterkenny, where a place in the playoffs is at stake.
Congratulations to our U18 Boys Gaelic team on securing their place in the final of the Markey Cup after a hard-fought battle against St. Joseph’s of Donaghmore last week. Conditions were difficult in Garvaghy with a strong wind and an ice-cold drizzle. This didn’t hold back the CCBS team as they reached half-time 0-10 to 0-6 ahead. Coláiste Cholmcille started strong in the second half with a goal from Matthew Mc Clay. St. Joseph’s began to rally, gaining a few points, but the
Hogwart’s Bank, the school bank organised by a group of TYs working with AIB, had its official launch on Friday 10th of February, with special guest Karl Lacey in attendance. The Donegal player gave a short talk to the students about the value of hard work and seizing the day. He gave special mention to all members of the bank for organising the opening and was really grateful for his invitation. The first year students were really interested in what he was saying and they learned a lot fr
Well done to the German debate team of Michael John Gillen, Mary Flora Scott, Laura Cleary and Edel Foley who performed admirably in the third round of the Siemens GDI German Debate. On Thursday 2nd February they debated St. Patrick’s College Cavan in Cavan and very narrowly missed out on progressing to the fourth round. This was the furthest a team from Coláiste Cholmcille has ever gone in the competition. Mr. Eamonn Maguire and Mr. Peter Walsh were delighted with the performance of the t
Well done to the TYs, First Years and Business teachers on winning the Make A Wish Foundation School Entrepreneurship Awards for the first ever CCBS Christmas Fair which took place in December. The event was organised by Transition Year students working closely with their Business teachers Yoland Gallagher and Nicola Conlon, along with many enterprising First Year students. Over €1700 was raised for the Make A Wish Foundation. 10 students will represent the school at an awards ceremony in Dublin
Congratulations to Miss Garvey’s TY 1 Theatre class on getting through to the final of the All Ireland TY Drama Competition. The competition will take place on March 3rd in the Mullingar Arts Centre (a change from the traditional Briery Gap Theatre in Macroom, Co. Cork, which is closed due to fire damage). The TYs will present their show ‘How To Survive the Zombie Apocalypse’, a hilarious take on the end of civilisation as we know it. Coláiste Cholmcille have a long tradition i
We’re giving Office 365 to all our staff and students! Coláiste Cholmcille are now at the forefront of education technology having become one of the first schools in the county to give Microsoft Office 365 to all free. Office 365 is a fantastic package of software which includes well known programs such as Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel amongst others. Using their ccbs.ie email address, students have instant access to all these apps online. They can also install them on their home co