Transition Year students were very excited to find out that the international tour this year will go to Berlin. The trip will take place from the 21st of March to the 24th March. The estimated cost is €550, but this is subject to change, depending on numbers and the final itinerary. Berlin is a great choice for a TY tour as the trip will reinforce their knowledge of German for those learning the language, and the city also has a great deal to offer as a modern European city steeped in history. T
Last week, Music teacher Mr. Cronin accompanied a group of Fifth and Sixth Year Music students to a screening of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in Eclipse Cinema, Bundoran. The film is a celebration of the music of Queen, which features on the Leaving Cert Music course.
The Under-16 Girls had a comprehensive win over St. Kevin’s, Lisnaskea, on Friday last. Coláiste Cholmcille now proceed to the Ulster Semi Final which will be played in the coming weeks. Congratulations to all involved!
Last week 71 TY students travelled to Zeminar in the RDS. Zeminar is a Wellbeing & Education movement for the modern generation that caters for all 15-20 year olds and their parents, teachers, mentors and coaches, irrespective of academic ability or socio-economic background. The students had a great day out, listening to talks from sports stars and inspirational business people. The highlight of the day for Dublin player Ciarán Kilkenny was meeting Senan Rooney of Ireland’s Fittest Fa
The Fifth Year Parent Teacher Meeting will now take place on Tuesday the 20th of November, instead of Thursday Nov. 22nd, to allow for a staff training day. The meeting will take place between 4.15pm and 6.15pm.
Past pupil Garbhán Mc Closkey received the prestigious UCD Entrance Scholar award at a special ceremony this week, in the company of his parents Kevin and Mary. Mr. Keogh represented the school at the function. UCD recognises the calibre of its incoming high-achieving students with the award of UCD Entrance Scholar. Entrance Scholar awards are presented to first year students who achieve 560 points or more in their Leaving Certificate (or equivalent second level examination) in recognition of th
Last Friday, the recently appointed Minister for Education & Skills, Joe Mc Hugh, visited Ballyshannon to speak to students from both sides of the border who were taking part in arts workshops organised by Sligo IT, the Allingham Festival and Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon. The first stop on the minister’s visit to Ballyshannon was Coláiste Cholmcille, where he was welcomed by Head Girl Ana Keon, principal Jimmy Keogh and the chairperson of the Allingham Arts Festival Tom Sigafoos.
This week, third year Business Studies students began work on their Classroom Based Assessment. The process will take three weeks. As more subjects change to the new Junior Cycle, students will spend more time working on Classroom Based Assessments, also known as CBAs. CBAs form an essential part of assessment in the new Junior Cycle. The timeframe for these to completed is set by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, and cannot be changed. While good attendance is always important