Blurb!, the book club for senior students, met last Friday to discuss ‘One Of Us Is Lying’ by Karen Mc Manus. The young-adult thriller tells the story of four teenagers accused of murdering a blogger to keep their own secrets hidden. The members of the group who finished the novel found it very enjoyable. The next book is ‘The Bell Jar’ by Sylvia Plath.
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
Coláiste Cholmcille’s U16 rugby team had a fantastic win against St Eunan’s in the Ulster Pollock Cup. CCBS played with great tempo and aggression, never allowing St Eunan’s settle or control the game. It was a fantastic team performance with many great displays. The players gave a great exhibition of the quick passing style and fast paced tempo they want to promote. Solid defending at the end allowed CCBS leave worthy winners with the score 25 -22.
The Senior CCBS Girls confidently secured their place in the Ulster Schools LGFA today. Coláiste Cholmcille played host to the U20 Girls Group 3 Football tournament in the Fr. Tierney Park, Ballyshannon, today. This blitz determined who proceeds to the Cup and Shield section of the Ulster Schools LGFA. Five teams were present and a total of ten games were played throughout the day. Coláiste Cholmcille topped the group which means they now proceed to the quarter final of the Ulster Schools compet
Last week our TY and LCA students spent the day in the Abbey, Donegal Town, participating in the Connect Mental Health Day. The students were split up into groups which took part in workshops on the importance of eating healthy food, staying active and getting exercise, yoga and relaxation, and a talk on mental health from the Jigsaw. The students found it to be a very informative and stimulating day. Connect Mental Health is a community mental health organisation run entirely by a core group of