Our U8 Boys Gaelic team defeated Rathmore, Belfast, 1-13 to 1-08 last week, to secure their place in the semi-final of the Markey Cup. Coláiste Cholmcille were best served by Sean Taylor, who was steady in goals; Jakeb Machunik, Cian McGloin and Robbie Ryan in defence; Dean Carroll at midfield and Shane McGrath and Oisin Rooney up front. Dylan Gallagher also got on a lot of ball for the winners. Coláiste Cholmcille: Sean Taylor; Jakeb Machunik, Cathal McSharry, Connor Feighney; Robbie Ryan, Cian
22 athletes from the school competed in this year’s District E Cross Country Championships in Cookstown on Wednesday 1st Feb. Our senior boys team made up of Darragh Kelly, Marcus Mc Gowan, Ryan O’Leary, Conor Mc Gloin, Jack Britton & Tom Geraghty placed 2nd as a team in the senior boys race with Darragh Kelly also winning a silver medal for his individual performance. The lads will now go on to represent the school at the Ulster Cross Country Championships in Mallusk on 22nd Feb
Coláiste Cholmcille are now at the forefront of education technology having become one of the first schools in the county to provide the Microsoft Office 365 suite of software and online applications to all staff and students for free. Office 365 is a fantastic package of productivity 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, and can also instal
Coláiste Cholmcille now have a new Facebook page. Search ‘Colaiste Cholmcille Ballyshannon’ and give us a Like! The Facebook page will complement the school website (www.ccbs.ie) and twitter account (@ccbsnews).
Transition Year students took part in a trial PE Expo last week, in preparation for the national PE Expo which will take place in Trinity Comprehensive, Ballymun, on the 8th of March. Judges Mr. Ivan O Mahoney and Principal Jimmy Keogh were very impressed by the range of projects. 22 projects were on display. The judges selected the following ten to represent the school in Dublin: Rugby Nutrition, the Components of Fitness, the Effects of Music on Exercise, the Step Challenge, Mirror Therapy and
“Waving, Not Drowning, The Mental Health Roadshow” Abbey Arts Centre 4th feb 8.30pm One in four of us will have mental health problems at some stage in our lives. This simple statement throws up a host of questions: Why? What’s life like for the one in ten of us in Ireland suffering from depression? For the family and friends of the 451 individuals who took their own lives last year? Why aren’t we doing more to help those who become unwell, and to promote good mental health? And, why is it ok to
Best of luck to the CCBS Under 20s Girls Gaelic team in the Ulster Final tomorrow. This is a fantastic achievement for the team who have made a great effort to get this far in the competition. The Coláiste Cholmcille girls will face St. Louise’s, Belfast, at 1pm in Tyrone, with a large number of CCBS students in attendance to cheer them on. We’ll start clearing a shelf for the trophy!
Ten TY students from Coláiste Cholmcille have organised a French taster course for sixth class students in the local area. The course will take place over four weeks and will consist of basic conversational French which will include simple French phrases and words. In doing this course, the TYs hope to give the sixth class students a taste of French in preparation for their first year in secondary school. The primary schools involved are the Four Masters, Kinlough, Creevy N.S., Robertson N.S., S
This week sees the beginning of the Step Challenge in Coláiste Cholmcille for all staff and students, which will continue until February 9th. Students will keep track of the number of steps they take using apps such as the Health app in iOS, or Pacer for Android phones. Each individual result will then contribute to the class average per week. A record of class averages will be posted on the Healthy Schools noticeboard outside the Chaplain’s Office, as will the names of highest scoring ind