April is World Autism Awareness month and here at Coláiste Cholmcille we are encouraging everyone to take the 29 Day Challenge. This challenge invites everyone to celebrate the autism community, and highlights the difficulties autistic people face in society. Follow the links on twitter and Facebook. World Autism Month: The #AsIAmChallenge
The Under-14 girls secured another victory last week over Dungloe in the Fr. Tierney park. They play their final group game on Friday against St. Catherine’s Killybegs which will determine their place in the Ulster schools preliminary round.
Well done to Seamie Keogh on his nomination for Ireland U15 Men’s International Player of the Year. Seamie was one of three nominees but on the night the award went to Troy Parrott. Seamie and family attended the awards event in RTÉ studios on Sunday night. This won’t be the last we’ll hear of Seamie and awards!
Say hi to the new voice of young Foróige, Bonnie Donnell! Third Year Bonnie has just been elected on to the National Council of Foróige, having recently represented Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim on the Reference Panel. Congratulations Bonnie! We always knew a career in national affairs was ahead of you!
LCA class 1 and 2 invited Fr. Sanjeeva to celebrate mass in their classroom recently. The students have been working with Fr. Sanjeeva weekly since January. Fr. Sanjeeva shared stories about his childhood growing up in Sri Lanka, his love of Basketball and Cricket and why he decided to join the Jesuit order. Fr. Sanjeeva has been working within the local parish and in the local primary and secondary schools this term. We wish him all the best upon his return to Sri Lanka in April.
Options Night will be held in the school on Tuesday March 13th, an information evening for all those students who are facing subject choice decisions First Years – 7pm – Information on choosing optional subjects for second year. Third Years considering TY or LCA – 7.45pm – information on TY, and a short talk on LCA. Incoming Fifth Years – 8.15pm – information on choosing optional subjects for Leaving Cert.
Best of luck to both Junk Kouture design teams and models who are taking part in the regional final of the competition in Dublin tomorrow. The teams have been hard at work in the last couple of weeks tweaking their designs with Miss Keogh and perfecting their performance with Miss Cooney. The event was due to take place in Derry last week but was rescheduled due to the weather and moved to the Helix. A supporters bus and a number of parents are making the journey to cheer the girls along the cat