The Coláiste Cholmcille School Choir meet to rehearse during lunch every Monday. Places are offered to any pupil with a basic singing ability who is willing to work hard. During the year, the choir sings at all the important liturgies of the school, as well as events in the local community. The choir’s next outing wil
A great day was enjoyed by ten of the First Year boys at a Donegal Futsal bliz in Letterkenny last week. Nine schools from around the country fought it out for a chanve to go to Belfast for the Ulster Championships. Coláiste Cholmcille were unfortunate to lose by a single, last-kick-of-the-match goal, to the eventual winner
A French theatre group visited Coláiste Cholmcille last week to present two plays, one for Junior Cycle and one for Seniors. FTFS brings the expertise of twenty five years of language learning through drama to your school. The plays are written specially for the students learning and engaging with a new language. The empha
Congratulations to our Under 16 Boys Gaelic team on their decisive victory against AVS, Donegal, at home last week. This was the first match in the league for the team and they began the season in style winning by a 3 goal lead. Manager Mr Mc Glynn praised the boys for the commitment and focus during the game.
Congratulations to our Under 16 Boys Gaelic team on their decisive victory against AVS, Donegal, at home this week. This was the first match in the league for the team and they began the season in style winning by a 3 goal lead. Manager Mr Mc Glynn praised the boys for the commitment and focus during the game.
Congratulations to Fifth Year student Una Britton who won the Women’s Surf title at the Irish National Surfing Championships in Bundoran last weekend. This is a fantastic achievement for the sixteen year old from Rossnowlagh given the quality and levels of experience of her fellow competitors. Una was runner up in her
All First Year, Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied students are currently designing cards for the ‘Christmas Cards for Schools’ fundraiser. The deadline for returning finished card designs is Monday 9th October. This will ensure cards are printed well in advance of Christmas. Information regarding the purchas
Senior History classes recently visited Derry City. Both Fifth and Sixth Years had a fantastic yet highly educational time. They toured the Derry City walls and visited the very informative Museum of Free Derry. They were told the story of what happened in the city during the Battle of the Bogside, Internment and Bloody Sun
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Finn Valley Athletic Club 14th Cross Country fundraiser. The club hosted schools from all over Donegal and beyond.. Athletes from across all year groups competed in the event, however Conditions were unfavourable with heavy rain making for tough running. Emer O’Brien e
On Thursday 21st September LCA 2 students visited Belleek Pottery to research their Craft Design task. They were given a tour of the workshop, where all stages of creating a piece of Belleek pottery were experienced. It was hugely informative and interesting for the students as they begin to create their own ceramic art wo
The 28th Infantry Battalion at Finner Camp will once again take a group of TY students for a week of work experience in February. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain an insight into life in the army, and is of special interest to anyone considering a career in the military. Students must apply via an onlin
The Allingham Festival is once again running Fiction and Poetry competitions for primary and secondary school students. This is a great opportunity for young writers to get recognition for their work, and Coláiste Cholmcille has a srong tradition of enterinEntry forms are available on the Allingham Festival website, www.all
Well done to all the TYs who took part in the auditions for the upcoming musical ‘Back to the 80s’ last week. Many students were anxious about being forced out of their comfort zones and having to read a scene and sing in front of choreographer Miss Murphy, musical director Niamh Currid and director Mr. Beattie.
Mona Mc Sharry returned to Coláiste Cholmcille this week as a world champion, and the school turned out on Wednesday afternoon to welcome her back. With Mr. Maguire acting as MC, the crowd watched videos of Mona’s performance and medal ceremony, before Mona and coach Grace Meade were invited on stage to great cheers f
Grange Community will host a homecoming event for world champion swimmer Mona Mc Sharry at 6pm in the North Sligo Sports Complex, Grange, at 6pm on Sunday September 3rd. We’re all immensely proud of Mona here at Coláiste Cholmcille and look forward to welcoming her home. See you in Grange!
This year’s Leaving Cert results will be available on Wednesday August 16th. Students can collect their results from the school office at 10am, or they can also access them online from midday on www.examinations.ie using their individual PIN. Students should consider their options carefully, after discussion with pare
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