Last Tuesday night the TYs gathered for the last time to take part in their TY Graduation. A number of students gave short talks on various activities and events they took part in throughout the year. Mona Mc Sharry received an award of €100 for clocking up the highest number of hours volunteering in the local community. Ái
Last week our Leaving Cert students attended their Graduation Mass in the Mercy Hall. There was a wonderful turnout of parents, guardians, family members and staff for the evening. Mass was said by Fr. Mc Hugh of Grange and Fr. Hanlon, Ballyshannon. There were speeches by Head Girl Lauren Moore, Head Boy Francis Barron, Mr.
First year Business class 1.2 have been working on their Enterprise projects over the last couple of weeks. They worked in groups to come up with a new coffee shop based in the local area. They had to consider location, unique selling points, methods of promotion, target market and sustainable development amongst other fac
TY students finished their Build-A-Bank project on a high today hosting a get-together for students who opened accounts with them during the year. Six students were randomly drawn out and were invited to pick a mystery box. Each box contained a different prize ranging from a box of sweets to hampers to the value of €40 and
Last Thursday we held our annual awards ceremony, considered the highlight of the year by many as the school honours the hard work and commitment of all our students, both in and out of the classroom. This year’s special guest was historian and educationalist Dr. Pauric Travers, who began proceedings reminiscing on hi
The First and Second Year Boys Basketball teams played in the Alll Ireland semi finals of the School’s League in Tallaght. The First Year Boys came up against a very good team from the Patrician Academy, Mallow. They competed hard for the entire match but were beaten by a much better team. The Second Year boys lost ou
On Thursday the 11th of May 22 TYs left the school at 6 pm to complete their Gáisce award. The students walked 10 km that evening with Ms. McKinley and Ms. McSharry. On return to the centre took part in some jiving. Friday morning was an early start with students being called at 7.30 a.m. for their their 16km walk to Glenti
Over 70 TY students and 8 teachers spent the bank holiday weekend in Barcelona. Their journey began at midnight on Saturday night for a 6.15am flight, but there was no sign of exhaustion once they landed on Sunday morning. On Sunday they enjoyed a tour of the city, including the the Ciutadella, the Olympic Park, and La Sagr
Congratulations to our First and Second Year Boys Hurling team who performed excellently at the All County Secondary School Hurling Blitz on Tuesday. The lads put in some great performances and won the B County title after defeating St Eunan’s, Letterkenny by a point in the final. Well done boys.
A total of 15 athletes made the long journey up to the Antrim Forum on Friday 5th May to compete in the District E Track & Field Championships. Our senior boys got the day off to a great start with Jack Britton and Conor Mc Gloin picking up First & Second place respectively in the Senior Boys 5k. Next up was Eugene
23 students travelled to Lifford on Friday 28th April to compete in the Donegal Post Primary School Track & Field Championships. Eugene Doherty started the day off with a bronze medal in the Second Year Boys 100m race, Emer O Brien picked up a bronze in the 1st girls 800m, Mona Mc Sharry continued the trend with another
Fifth Year Business and Accounting students attended the Bond Trader Challenge in Letterkenny last week. Students learned about a number of different economic concepts such as law of supply and demand and relationships between interest rates and inflation and the importance of them when buying and selling shares through a
Our U14 girls team were unlucky to lose their Ulster quarter-final match when they came up against a very strong Largy College side in Irvinestown last Tuesday 25th April. Overall it was a good team performance and the girls fought hard from the throw-in. Strong performances from Caitlyn Mc Garrigle in defence and Ella Clan
Congratulations to the First Year Boys Basketball team who have made it through to the All Ireland Semi-Finals! They won all three games in the playoffs in the Foyle Arena, Derry, last week, confidently securing their place in the next stage of the competition. They defeated St. Columbs in their first match 43-10, Thurles i
A number of First and Second Year students spent three days in Coláiste Uisce, Belmullet, in beautiful Co. Mayo, recently. Games, water sports and dancing classes kept the students practising their Irish. Ms. McElwaine, Ms De Búrca and Mr. Reilly were delighted with how much fun the students had, all as gaeilge. Chaith grúp
Congratulations to Amy Carney, Lucy Barden, Eva Carney Jessica Doherty and Elyssa Finnegan on their great success in Under-15 Barker Cup for Drama category at the Sligo Féis. In addition, Amy Carney took home the award for Best Actress. Under the direction of their English teacher Miss Roper, they performed scenes from R
It’s gold for Mona Mc Sharry at the Irish Open Swimming Championships! Congratulations to Mona Mc Sharry on breaking the Irish Junior record in the 50m breaststroke at the Irish Open Swimming Championships yesterday. The Marlins swimmer broke Sycerika McMahon’s 2011 record of 31.49 touching in 31.34 seconds ahead of T
Congratulations to our Second Year boys on making it through to the All Ireland semi-final having won all three matches in the playoffs in Belfast at the weekend. This is a fantastic achievement for the team and we hope it’s a sign of things to come! The results from each match were as follows: Coláiste Cholmcille 44
The Second Year Girls competed in the All Ireland Playoffs on Friday 31st March in Malahide C. S. in Dublin. They played three teams on the day and came up against very stiff competition. Unfortunately, they didn’t top their group so did not advance to the semi-finals but they can certainly be proud of themselves as t
All TYs attended a talk with Colette Ferguson from the Simon Community last Friday. Colette spoke to the students about the growing issue of the ‘invisible homeless’ in Donegal. She discussed causes of homelessness and how the Simon Community volunteer to advocate on behalf of homeless people, and . Everyone fou
A small number of senior students recently attended a Defence Forces recruitment drive at Finner Camp. All of the Defence Forces were represented to coincide with the current campaign nationwide. Students got to test the Virtual Reality simulator and met with a few past pupils. Closing dates for the current campaign are Apr
53 First and Second Year students will spend are spending two days at Coláiste Uisce this week. Coláiste Uisce, as the name suggests, is a bi-lingual outdoors activities centre that teaches the Gaelic language. Students will participate in a range of water-based activities, all through the medium of Irish. This is a great o
Commiserations to our Under 13 boys team who performed excellently in their Ulster playoff versus St Ciaran’s Ballygawley. The lads put in their best performance of the season and despite leading for long periods of the game the boys were unfortunately beaten after extra time. Darragh Flood Dolan was a real leader fro
Senior Accounting and Business students attended a talk from guest speaker Paul Mc Devitt last week. Paul is a partner in local accountancy firm Mc Devitt & Mc Glynn, and also lectures in LYIT. He spoke to the students about various careers and pathways into accounting and business. The students found the talk very info
Well done to LCVP students on raising €1754 on Daffodil Day. The students volunteered to sell Daffodil Day merchandise in local shops in Ballyshannon and Kinlough and had a very successful day. LCVP students are encouraged to volunteer in their local communities to develop their interpersonal skills, to connect with the com
Transition Year students are travelling to Belfast this week to attend ‘Wonderland’ in the Royal Opera House, Belfast. ‘Wonderland’ is a new musical based ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’, with a more modern and mature twist. The trip is organised by the drama teachers as the sign
Congratulations to our Under 13 boys Gaelic team who qualified for the Ulster playoffs with a comprehensive victory over Holy Cross Strabane last week with a final scoreline of 7-7 to 1-0. Mr Doherty and Mr Maguire were very impressed with the excellent commitment, intensity and discipline displayed throughout the game. Th
There will be a subject choice information evening in the Assembly Area on Tuesday the 21st of March. This is aimed at parents/guardians and students who are going into Second Year, TY, LCA and Fifth Year. First Years – 7pm Third Years considering TY or LCA – 7.45pm All incoming Fifth Year students – 8.15p
Last Wednesday a group of TY students spent the day in the Clayton Hotel, Sligo, hosted by Sligo IT. The focus of the day was ‘Careers in Science: Not Just White Lab Coats.” The students enjoyed a number of talks from IT lecturers, a documentary screening, and they got to chat to current IT students about life i
Last Friday our TY student took part in a one day First Aid course, held by First Aid Aware. Students learned a number of important skills: how to help someone who is choking, how to bandage an injury and CPR. Everyone who participated received a certificate to show they completed the course. Thanks to the team from First A
Coláiste Cholmcille put up a strong fight against Presentaton De La Salle, Bagenalstown, last Friday in the All Ireland Semi-Final, but ended the match two points down following the loss of three key players due to injury. Dean Carroll went off in the first twenty minutes, Conall Sweeny had a dislocated finger before half-t
Following their victory over Carrick last week, the CCBS Senior Gaelic team now proceed to the All Ireland Semi-Final against Presentation De La Salle, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow. The match will take place in Breffni Park, Cavan, on Friday March 10th at 3pm.
Congratulations to our Senior Boys Gaelic team on defeating Carrick in the Markey Cup Final this afternoon and being crowned Ulster Champions! CCBS held a solid lead throughout the match despite some good attempts on target by Carrick, finishing the first half time 2-06 to Carrick’s 0-04. Carrick earned a couple of po
As part of our Seachtain na Gaeilge events, we are delighted to welcome Sean-Nós dancer, Tommy Stenson, to our school on Tuesday, March 7th. Tommy is a Mayo-based Sean-Nós dancer and teacher who has taught and performed Sean-Nós nationally and internationally. He will give workshops to First and Transition Year students.
Well done to our CCBS staff and students who have contributed to the great success of ‘The Wedding Singer’, the latest musical from the Ballyshannon Musical Society. The show had a fantastic opening night on Tuesday, and continues until Saturday night, March 4th.
All of our TY students spent the week before mid-term on work experience. This is an invaluable week for the students as it allows them to develop their interpersonal skills and learn more about the real world of work, which often helps them makes decisions about their subjects in fifth year and their future careers. This y
14 TY students spent a week at Finner Camp with the 28th Infantry Battalion for an intensive course in army life before the mid-term break. The students learned how to march, learned about artillery, survival skills, orienteering, fitness training, and attended a number of talks.
Congratulations to both the First and Second Year Girls Basketball teams who had comprehensive wins over the AVS in Donegal Town before the mid-term break. The next game takes place against Loreto, Letterkenny, where a place in the playoffs is at stake.
Congratulations to our U18 Boys Gaelic team on securing their place in the final of the Markey Cup after a hard-fought battle against St. Joseph’s of Donaghmore last week. Conditions were difficult in Garvaghy with a strong wind and an ice-cold drizzle. This didn’t hold back the CCBS team as they reached half-ti
Hogwart’s Bank, the school bank organised by a group of TYs working with AIB, had its official launch on Friday 10th of February, with special guest Karl Lacey in attendance. The Donegal player gave a short talk to the students about the value of hard work and seizing the day. He gave special mention to all members of
Well done to the German debate team of Michael John Gillen, Mary Flora Scott, Laura Cleary and Edel Foley who performed admirably in the third round of the Siemens GDI German Debate. On Thursday 2nd February they debated St. Patrick’s College Cavan in Cavan and very narrowly missed out on progressing to the fourth rou
Well done to the TYs, First Years and Business teachers on winning the Make A Wish Foundation School Entrepreneurship Awards for the first ever CCBS Christmas Fair which took place in December. The event was organised by Transition Year students working closely with their Business teachers Yoland Gallagher and Nicola Conlon
Congratulations to Miss Garvey’s TY 1 Theatre class on getting through to the final of the All Ireland TY Drama Competition. The competition will take place on March 3rd in the Mullingar Arts Centre (a change from the traditional Briery Gap Theatre in Macroom, Co. Cork, which is closed due to fire damage). The TYs wil