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
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