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
Third year Business students visited the new Supermacs in Donegal Town on Monday. The students were delighted to have the opportunity to visit the first Supermacs located in Donegal town which is part of a plaza including a service station and convenience store. The owner of the franchise, Ken Foley, welcomed the students and answered a variety of questions from the students, including the pros and cons of a franchise business, how he chose the location for the business, promotional methods that
Ms Conlon’s third year Maths class completed a project with the aim of researching how Maths is used in everyday life in the working world. Students were surprised to see how Maths plays a vital role in the everyday work of many local people. Students interviewed local business-people and found out the variety of ways that Maths skills acquired in school can be used later on in life. From unit measurement to the use of ratio and geometry for construction jobs and the use of arithmetic to c
Last Thursday, Leaving Cert students attended an Understanding Stress and Exam Wellness workshop, organised by Foróige, NYP and Connect Mental Health. The aim of the workshop was to teach the students the necessary coping skills to manage pressure, time, and stress relating to exams. Students learned about training for exams, focusing on the 5 zones for effective study (study routine, sleep, diet exercise, mental coping skills), self awareness, coping strategies and top tips for the week of exam
The Donegal ICT/FinTech Working Group invites parents, post-primary school Guidance Counsellors and Principals along to an upcoming information event to find out more about career, education and training opportunities for their children and students in the areas of ICT/FinTech in Donegal. The working group is hosting an event on October 18th aimed at Parents, Guidance Counsellors and Principals. The companies will highlight the career opportunities in a range of disciplines including IT, Finance
The Middletown Centre for Autism is offering training courses on autism for parents, family members and education professionals. These courses are offered free of charge to parents and education professionals. The courses are available in a number of centres around the country, with Omagh, Castlebar and Cavan being the closest to Ballyshannon. Most courses are held once a week for 5 to 6 weeks. The next starting date for enrolment is November 5th, and the MCA have said that courses are filling u
All parents are invited to attend the next Parents’ Association meeting which will take place on Monday, Oct 15th at 7.30pm (after the 3rd Year Parent Teacher meeting). We would be delighted to see everyone there. All parents/guardians of students in the school automatically become members of the Parents’ Association, and the whole school community benefits greatly the more parents become involved.
Last Tuesday both Leaving Cert Art classses visited two very different exhibitions in Dublin. “Sculpture in Context” is the longest running and most successful sculpture exhibition in the National Botanic Gardens. This unique exhibition displays the extraordinary work of 128 established and emerging artists in a variety of settings. In the afternoon the group had a guided tour of the Roderic O’Connor exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland. The guide was hugely informative and enthu