Through the Corridors of Time - The Chronicles of CCS
Carndonagh Community School opened on 1st August 1973. In 2018 we will be commemorating and celebrating 45 years of the school. To mark the event, we hope to bring together the recollections and reminiscences of as many of our past pupils (and staff) as possible, with a view to compiling a chronicle of memories.
Our aim is to have contributions from every year – 1973-2018. We have past pupils all over Ireland and all over the world, and also a great many who stayed in Inishowen. Everyone has their story and we want to hear it. Besides the online form (see above), there are several ways to contact us...
Auditions and Rehearsals have been underway these last weeks in preparation for this year’s school production “C.C.S. Talent Spectacular”! The show will take place, for one night only, on Thursday 25th January 2018, commencing at 7.30pm in the Áras. All year groups from the school will be represented on stage with acts encompassing song, dance, instrumental & poetry. Our students…Read More
All Sixth Class Pupils and their Parents / Guardians are invited to Open Night on Tuesday, 30th January. Assemble in The Aras at 7pm. Enrolment forms and Prospectus will be available on the night. Completed Enrolment Forms and a copy of the pupil's Birth Certificate must be returned to the school by Wednesday, 7th February. Enrolment Forms must include the pupil's…Read More
Have a go at the following puzzle to win yourself a voucher for a hot chocolate and a tray bake in the delicious Café Banba!! Answers (including name and class) to be posted in the answer box at the Coffee Dock.
Meeting of the Photography Club next Monday (15th January) at 1.30pm lunchtime in 306A. All welcome! Remember to enter the photo competition by 22nd January. We're back! CCS Photography Club will resume meetings in January 2018 - everyone welcome. Camera not necessary! Keep an eye out for posters or website notices from now on. Competition theme is WINTER 2017 / CHRISTMAS. Email entries to…Read More
The senior CCS boys’ rugby team returned with vengeance after their previous defeat to Rainey, when they faced St. Columba’s in the Ulster U18s Trophy Semi-final. From the starting whistle the boys emptied the tanks and played with one hundred per cent commitment to winning the game. The Columba’s team came out with initial bursts of pressure coming from the…Read More
Aishling Doherty (Class 1E) recently won Mrs. Farren's Christmas Creative Writing Competition, incorporating all the words of the week so far this year.
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Word of the Week lineup... Read More
Day of Action Fundraiser Presentations photo album The Annual Day of Action fundraiser once again greatly reflected the generosity of the school community, and Inishowen in general. The school's designated charities - Derry & Donegal Hospices, Donegal Alzheimer's Society & SVP - were presented with €7,000 in total. A huge debt of gratitude is owed to all who contributed in any way…Read More
On Monday, 18th December, Connor Doherty (Fifth Year) presented Finola McColgan (Carndonagh Hospital) with the proceeds of the school's "Sponsor A Bulb" fundraiser. Many thanks to all members of staff who contributed to the fund. Read More
The Carndonagh Community School Calendar will adhere to the DES school closures below, but will also carry details of all events, activities and school closures particular to CCS. Parents, teachers and pupils should note that the DES has approved school closures to enable planning for the introduction of Junior Cycle
Clarify - Make (a statement or situation) less confused and more comprehensible. (15th January) Assiduous adj. - S howing great care and perseverance. "She was assiduous in pointing out every feature." (8th January) Anticipate verb - Regard as probable; expect or predict. (4th December) Sustain - verb Strengthen or support physically or mentally. (27th November)
On Wednesday, 6th April a group of students were given the opportunity to have an all-day workshop in Digital Storytelling using iPad Animation & Green Screen technology.The students were put into groups of 3/4 and taken through the animation process: idea, scriptwriting, character development, storyboarding, animating. Each group then produced a short animation on a theme of their choice using iPads.
What a way to spend St. Patrick's Day! Forty TYs travelled to Dublin in the early hours of Thursday morning to participate in the annual parade in Dublin. These students displayed many talents on the journey down - face painting, eyebrow shaping, eyebrow painting, cheek enhancing, eyelash tinting, lip enhancing, eyeliner flicks and costume change - and that was just the boys. Once off the bus the students were treated like royalty and got the paparazzi treatment for the day. Thankfully the weather was fantastic and the students did CCS proud.
The First Year Céilí Mór was held in the Áras on Wednesday, 16th March. Irish dancers and the school's traditional music group provided the entertainment. All first year students took part. Thanks to all pupils and staff who made the céilí a fun-filled event.
We celebrated Fair Trade Week last week in CCS. What better way to kick-start the event than by a presentation by Mr Patsy Toland from Self-Help Africa? The Coffee Dock, bedecked with balloons in the FT colours, posters, banners and bunting was home for the week to the FT Crêperie girls: Niamh Grant TYC, Aoife Hands TYC, Kiara Callaghan TYB, Tegan McDaid TYD, Megan McCreanor TYC, Clare McCarron TYA and Tara Kelly TYD. The girls gave up their break times and lunchtimes to cook for the hungry masses but managed to get in a bit of dance practice for their Paddy’s Day routine behind the counter too!!! Thanks to all the pupils who helped spread the Fair Trade message with the shoppers in Supervalu during Fair Trade Week: TYA - Geraldine Brennan, Shauna McBride, Catherine Diver, Sarah Monagle, Kim McCloskey, Alannah Shovlin, Clare McCarron Shauna McLaughlin, Aoife Houghton Tia McLaughlin & Casey Cavanagh; TYB - Cathy Doherty, Gemma McCormick, Rebecca McCarron, Bethany O’Leary; TYC - Kate Gallagher; TYD - Aishling McKinney and Áine McCallion.
To mark the 20th anniversary of FT in Ireland, there was an event called the Big Breakfast organised for Saturday, 5th March in the Colgan Hall. Local Carndonagh businesses were able to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to Fair Trade by supplying breakfast made up entirely of Fair Trade produce. TY girls, under the supervision and guidance of Ms Caroline Gallagher and Ms McIntyre, baked delicious FT goodies and served them at the CCS stand in the Colgan Hall on the day. Delicious Banana Bread, Chocolate Brownies, Tea Brack, Cup Cakes and Coffee Cake were among the delicacies on offer. To TYC’s Micheala Donaghy, TYD’s Holly Moore, Aishling McKinney, Paula McElhinney and Chloé Donaghy – a HUGE thank you!!!! Four ex-TYs Aoife Doherty, Cliona Ivers, Emma Doherty and Lydia Johnson - key players in CCS’s successful application to become a Fair Trade school last year - were also at the event as ambassadors of CCS. On Thursday, 10th March Oisin Bowyer TYC and Maria Farren TYD were exemplary representatives of CCS at the Ladder Workshop on Development Education Training with Mr Patsy Toland at Carndonagh Council offices.
Congratulations to Michaela Harkin 4B, who was elected to represent the four students who received an A-grade in their Higher Level Business Studies in June 2015. The students are Savena Crossan (4E), Chloe Donaghy (4A), Michaela Harkin (4B) and Sarah Monagle (TYA). Michaela, accompanied by her parents and Mrs Lorraine McDaid, attended a presentation ceremony at NUI Maynooth on Tuesday 9th February where she received a certificate of achievement for the school along with individual certificates for the other students. Well done to the four girls and keep up the great work!
Well done also to the group of eight Junior Certificate students who took part in the regional section of the Business Studies quiz, that took place in Letterkenny IT in November. They were Sally McKenna, Aisling McCarron, Rory McIlroy, Brigid Doherty, Ciaran Doherty, Ellen Simmons, Shaun Hirrell and Aidan Doherty. The students were accompanied by their teachers Ms. Emma Doherty and Mrs Mary Harkin. They did lots of preparation and extra classes at lunch-time with their teachers, so thanks for all the effort. They did the school proud!
Congratulations to Class 1B, under the tuition of Ms Roisin Diver, that took part in the ‘Future Me’ 6-week programme in association with AIB Bank. They covered the following topics - current accounts, budgeting, ways of banking and many more. The local Bank Manager from AIB came to the school to present the certificates. Well done 1B!
Ongoing congratulations to the Transition Years, under the supervision of Mr. James Humphries, who are working tirelessly at their Build-a-bank stand at lunchtimes in the technology building.
The Business Studies board is up and running! It is located between the second and third corridor on the left-hand wall. If you would like some information on different Business courses available and some upcoming revision courses, then feel free to take a look. It will be updated regularly with current information as we receive it! Keep checking the board!
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