Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

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Open Day/Open Night – Jan. 23rd

Posted on 12 Jan 2018
Our Open Day and Night will be held on Tuesday the 23rd of January. This is a great day in the school as we welcome sixth class students and their parents to experience what life in Coláiste Cholmcille is like. Over 200 Sixth Class students will visit throughout the day and take part in a variety of activities – woodwork, music, metalwork, P.E., Home Economics, to name a few. In addition, entertainment will be provided by our students at lunchtime. Later that day, we invite the pupils to r

Jessica Doherty’s Award-Winning Cakes on sale in Aldi!

Posted on 14 Dec 2017
Have you tried Jessica Doherty’s delicious award-winning Lemon Drizzle cakes yet? These mouthwatering cakes are now on sale in Aldi stores nationwide! Jessica won the National Baking award for her creation earlier in the year. The competition prize included distribution by Aldi. A special assembly was held to acknowledge Jessica’s achievement, and to share some of her delicious, freshly baked cake!

CCBS Senior Boys Basketball team are NW Regional Champions!!

Posted on 14 Dec 2017
Well done to the Senior Boys Basketball team on winning the North West Regional Final this week. They beat Carrick-on-Shannon Community School in a very tight final on a scoreline of 55 – 51.

Christmas Cards for Schools

Posted on 08 Dec 2017
The Christmas cards designed by students for the Christmas Cards for Schools project arrived in school this week. They will be distributed to students and anyone who ordered them this week. Miss Keogh is very impressed with the designs and the quality of the cards, and would like to compliment all First Years, Leaving Cert Art students and LCA 2 students. A total of €400 has been raised for the school by their creativity.

Junk Kouture

Posted on 08 Dec 2017
Transition Year Art students are straight back in to working on their Junk Kouture creations following the musical. We are looking forward to a visit from Sara Ryan, Chief Operations Officer, Junk Kouture, to the school on Wednesday 13th December to discuss the project with the students.

Window Painting

Posted on 08 Dec 2017
Fifth Year Art students were invited by Ballyshannon Credit Union to paint the windows for the Christmas season. Students involved were Courtney Barry, Eve Breslin, Gvido Linards Bruzitis, Ciara Burns, Alida Byrne, Nathan Cassidy, Aaron Darbon, Conor Deasy, Hilary Francis, Paulina Larionow, Rachel Mahon, Aine Mc Sharry and Maja Niedziela.

Enterprise Trip to Patton’s Farm

Posted on 08 Dec 2017
Fifth Year and Leaving Cert LCVP students enjoyed a visit to Patton’s Farm as part of their enterprise module last week. Students were lucky to get a tour of their egg business Castle Free Eggs and their open Farm business Castle Open Adventure Farm. The students visited the egg grading shed and witnessed the grading of eggs into different sizes and the quality control measures that are in place and also the impact that technology has had on the business. The second part of the tour was re

National Science Quiz

Posted on 20 Nov 2017
Last week, two teams from Coláiste Cholmcille entered the Senior Science Quiz as part of the Science Week. This was a regional event organised by ISTA which took place in Coláiste Ailigh. Laura Cleary, Megan Davitt, Emma Doogan, Meabh Rooney, Briana Maher and Eva Mc Gloin Falter participated in the event. One of our teams came fifth and the other came eighteenth. Laura Cleary, Megan Davitt, Emma Doogan, Meabh Rooney, Briana Maher and Eva Mc Gloin Falter participated in the event.