The Christmas cards designed by students for the Christmas Cards for Schools project arrived in school this week. They will be distributed to students and anyone who ordered them this week. Miss Keogh is very impressed with the designs and the quality of the cards, and would like to compliment all First Years, Leaving Cert
Transition Year Art students are straight back in to working on their Junk Kouture creations following the musical. We are looking forward to a visit from Sara Ryan, Chief Operations Officer, Junk Kouture, to the school on Wednesday 13th December to discuss the project with the students.
Fifth Year Art students were invited by Ballyshannon Credit Union to paint the windows for the Christmas season. Students involved were Courtney Barry, Eve Breslin, Gvido Linards Bruzitis, Ciara Burns, Alida Byrne, Nathan Cassidy, Aaron Darbon, Conor Deasy, Hilary Francis, Paulina Larionow, Rachel Mahon, Aine Mc Sharry and
Fifth Year and Leaving Cert LCVP students enjoyed a visit to Patton’s Farm as part of their enterprise module last week. Students were lucky to get a tour of their egg business Castle Free Eggs and their open Farm business Castle Open Adventure Farm. The students visited the egg grading shed and witnessed the grading
Last week, two teams from Coláiste Cholmcille entered the Senior Science Quiz as part of the Science Week. This was a regional event organised by ISTA which took place in Coláiste Ailigh. Laura Cleary, Megan Davitt, Emma Doogan, Meabh Rooney, Briana Maher and Eva Mc Gloin Falter participated in the event. One of our teams c
A number of Fifth year PE classes/groups are engaged in one of the Senior Cycle PE Curriculum Models. One of these groups has chosen badminton as their sport to trial the model. We will be inviting Deele College Raphoe (on either Friday 15th or Fri 22nd tbc) to challenge us in an inter school class competition. Additionally
Last week saw the launch of a new healthy eating initiative in the school. On Thursday, LCA sutdents gave a presentation on the importance of choosing healthy snacks at break-time. On Friday, a new menu was launched along with a video about the importance of healthy eating for sports people. The entire school gathered in th
After the Board of Management’s decision to approve proposals put forward by Ballyshannon Squash Club, it is with great excitement that we announce the regeneration of the squash court in the Mercy Hall. Students recently undertook a quick clean up of the court and participated in an introductory session to the game.
Commiserations to the German Debating team consisting of Chloe Foley, Erin McGowan, Maja Niedziela and Kelly Vaughan who performed admirably against St. Patrick’s College, Cavan, in the Siemens GDI German Debate. They had the difficult task of debating against the motion that co-educational schools prepare you better
Congratulations to our students who performed well in the secondary schools writing competitions run by the Allingham Festival. Maeve Coyle came second in the Under 13 Fiction category with her story ‘Awake’, and Sorcha Feehilly was highly commended for her story ‘A Walk in the Woods’. Niamh Messenge
A group of Senior Art students attended a matinee screening of the film ‘Loving Vincent’ in Letterkenny last week. The film tells the story of the life of Vincent Van Gogh, but is particularly notable for being the first fully painted animated film. The film-makers chose to use classically trained painters rathe
Last Thursday, a number of TYs held a Halloween Fair in the Mercy Hall as a project for their Enterprise class. A range of Halloween-themed goodies were on sale to the students who visited the fair throughout the day, from baked goods to carved pumpkins. Face-painting and Halloween photography were also available. The stude
Students competed in both track and field events for their school. All placings accumulated points for their school so it encouraged students to compete at all levels. The top 2 schools who accumulated the most points represent the region at a county level. In the track events Lucy McGlynn and Sarah Foley finished first and
Well done to all our students who took part in the Ulster Schools swimming championship in Bangor at the weekend. The Girls Freestyle relay team consisting of Katie Mc Mullin, Niamh Hughes, Cora Rooney and Caoimhe McCauley are the new Ulster Schools Champions. The Girls Medley team (Clodagh O’Connor, Anna McCaffrey, C
Meet the Leads from our upcoming production of ‘Back to the 80s’: Back Row: Matthew Gallagher – Juey Jackson Ella Ruddy – Tiffany Houston Jack Brosnan – Kirk Tom Daly – Fergal McFerrin Niall Monaghan – Alf Bueller Chloe Connolly – Debbie Gibson Jack Leonard – Michael Mat
First Years took part in the Cheerios Breakfast week event last week. The breakfast week is a fun charity breakfast which is hosted across the country to help support the ISPCC Childline services which answers calls from children in need across Ireland 24 hours a day. TYs assisted in setting up the event, which saw all the
On Wednesday last week, Transition Year students participated in a Donegal ETB Enterprise Day in the Letterkenny Institute of Technology. This event encouraged students to explore their innovative and enterprise skills by developing a product and pitching their idea to a business judging panel. Students also participated in
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