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


TY Auditions

Posted on 17 Sep 2017
Well done to all the TYs who took part in the auditions for the upcoming musical ‘Back to the 80s’ last week. Many students were anxious about being forced out of their comfort zones and having to read a scene and sing in front of choreographer Miss Murphy, musical director Niamh Currid and director Mr. Beattie. Everyone performed well and the team were very impressed with the range of talent in the year group.

School Calendar

Posted on 11 Sep 2017
The school calendar is now available to view and download here: Coláiste Cholmcille Calendar 2017-18

World Champion Mona Mc Sharry returns to CCBS

Posted on 07 Sep 2017
Mona Mc Sharry returned to Coláiste Cholmcille this week as a world champion, and the school turned out on Wednesday afternoon to welcome her back. With Mr. Maguire acting as MC, the crowd watched videos of Mona’s performance and medal ceremony, before Mona and coach Grace Meade were invited on stage to great cheers from all. Mona, modest as ever, had to be encouraged to show off her medals to the crowd, and we were all delighted to hear coach Grace announce that Mona will be ready for the

Homecoming in Grange for Mona Mc Sharry: Sunday 3rd at 6pm

Posted on 02 Sep 2017
Grange Community will host a homecoming event for world champion swimmer Mona Mc Sharry at 6pm in the North Sligo Sports Complex, Grange, at 6pm on Sunday September 3rd. We’re all immensely proud of Mona here at Coláiste Cholmcille and look forward to welcoming her home. See you in Grange!

Back to School Dates

Posted on 21 Aug 2017
First Years: Tuesday 29th August Third, Sixth and LCA2: Thursday 31st August Second, Fifth and LCA 1: Friday September 1st Transition Years: Monday September 4th

Leaving Cert Results 2017

Posted on 15 Aug 2017
This year’s Leaving Cert results will be available on Wednesday August 16th. Students can collect their results from the school office at 10am, or they can also access them online from midday on using their individual PIN. Students should consider their options carefully, after discussion with parents/guardians and career advisors. The Careers Office will be open for appointments only from 10am on Tuesday 22nd. Miss Mc Gurren advises students to download the Careers Por

TY Graduation

Posted on 01 Jun 2017
Last Tuesday night the TYs gathered for the last time to take part in their TY Graduation. A number of students gave short talks on various activities and events they took part in throughout the year. Mona Mc Sharry received an award of €100 for clocking up the highest number of hours volunteering in the local community. Áine Mc Sharry and Aoife Cassidy both received awards of €100 each for the best blogs or online portfolios in the year. Miss Bríd Campbell presented a number of students with ce

Leaving Cert Graduation

Posted on 01 Jun 2017
Last week our Leaving Cert students attended their Graduation Mass in the Mercy Hall. There was a wonderful turnout of parents, guardians, family members and staff for the evening. Mass was said by Fr. Mc Hugh of Grange and Fr. Hanlon, Ballyshannon. There were speeches by Head Girl Lauren Moore, Head Boy Francis Barron, Mr. Keogh and Year Head Mr. Mc Phelim, who received a standing ovation for the support he has provided over the years. After the speeches all the students went outside for a spec

First Year Enterprise Project

Posted on 22 May 2017
First year Business class 1.2 have been working on their Enterprise projects over the last couple of weeks. They worked in groups to come up with a new coffee shop based in the local area.  They had to consider location, unique selling points, methods of promotion, target market and sustainable development amongst other factors. They did a lot of research in putting their projects together. On Friday last they brought their projects down to Slevin’s and pitched their ideas in their groups

Build A Bank Draw Winners

Posted on 22 May 2017
TY students finished their Build-A-Bank project on a high today hosting a get-together for students who opened accounts with them during the year. Six students were randomly drawn out and were invited to pick a mystery box. Each box contained a different prize ranging from a box of sweets to hampers to the value of €40 and a signed Donegal jersey kindly sponsored by Ballyshannon Shoe Company. Thanks to the TY students who did a great job with their “Hogwarts Bank” this year and Darra

CCBS Awards Ceremony

Posted on 22 May 2017
Last Thursday we held our annual awards ceremony, considered the highlight of the year by many as the school honours the hard work and commitment of all our students, both in and out of the classroom. This year’s special guest was historian and educationalist Dr. Pauric Travers, who began proceedings reminiscing on his school days in Ballyshannon acting as a go-between during visits to the convent for the boys in the tech, and looking to the future, commenting that many of the jobs our stu

First and Second Year Boys Basketball

Posted on 15 May 2017
The First and Second Year Boys Basketball teams played in the Alll Ireland semi finals of the School’s League in Tallaght. The First Year Boys came up against a very good team from the Patrician Academy, Mallow. They competed hard for the entire match but were beaten by a much better team. The Second Year boys lost out by one point to Presentation, Milltown, who went on to win the final. It was a great experience for both teams who finish the year as North West Regional League Winners. Con

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