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
Last week, the students of 3.4 CSPE, along with their teacher Ms. Kelly, visited the ISPCA Donegal Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Ramelton, Co. Donegal. The aim of the visit was to raise awareness of animal cruelty and to understand the importance of the I.S.P.C.A in our locality. As part of their Action Project, the students collected both cat and dog food, producing beautiful hampers which they presented to the centre. Staff at the centre were delighted with the volume of gifts donated by th
Senior students had the opportunity to listen to Kay Mitchell from Maynooth University give a very informative talk on options for third level. Kay spent a morning with us, outlining to fifth years the importance of planning for the future and being in the correct mind frame for learning effectively. She then met with Leaving Certs and showcased the wide variety of courses and options in Maynooth. The key message from the day was to be an active learner and to make choices for yourself, that wil
Colaiste Cholmcille’s U16 rugby team’s fantastic form continued in the Pollock Cup before mid-term. They played exciting rugby, in dreadful conditions, against a very good Carndonagh team. There was nothing to choose between the sides in the first half as both teams adapted to the conditions. During the second half CCBS showed greater composure to finish worthy winners, 17-5. There were too many terrific and commendable performances throughout the team to be able to highlight any one
The CCBS Ukulele Band are looking forward to their first gig of the year, at the official opening of the Allingham Arts Festival in the Abbey Centre on Thursday night. The group meet every Monday at lunchtime with Music teacher Mr. Cronin. They will provide some light entertainment in the foyer of the Abbey Centre during the wine reception.
Congratulations to the LCA groups who, along with Mr. Keogh, officially opened their community garden, “Gairdín Óg”, on Friday October 26th. The class were busy during term 1 preparing their plot in the community garden which is located near the school in the gardens of the old convent. In September and October the students planted daffodil and tulip bulbs and made a beautiful sign for their plot. The class have started a nursery and are looking after several types of lettuce, radish
The ASPIRE with ABBOTT event in Sligo aims to help students discover more about the range of roles that exist within Abbott. Attendees will hear varied employee career stories and about the importance of subject choice, the future of work and how to build a pathway to third level education and beyond. There will be breakout sessions for students, parents and teachers to allow for open discussion on careers and educational pathways, with Abbott team members. This is a free, registration-only even