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
The Parents Association will meet again on Tuesday the 6th of November at 7.30pm. All welcome! Every parent/guardian is automatically a member of the Parents’ Association, and we are delighted when more people choose to get involved.
The Coláiste Cholmcille Ukulele Band meet during lunch on Mondays. They are always delighted to welcome new members. Currently, they are preparing for their first public performance this year which will be at the official opening of the Allingham Festival at the Abbey Arts Centre on Thursday, 8 November.
Coláiste Cholmcille swimmers had a very successful outing at the Swim Ulster Schools Cup & Championships 2018 in Bangor at the weekend. Cora Rooney & Anna McCaffrey qualified to finals in their events, with Cora taking gold in 100 backstroke and bronze in the 100m freestyle. Anna took tenth in the 100m Breaststroke and ninth in the 100m free. The Junior Medley Relay team (Maeve O’Connor, Anna McCaffrey, Cora Rooney & Niamh Hughes) narrowly missed out on gold by 700ths of a seco