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.
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…
In April, past-pupils Sarah Diver and Erin Houghton set out on the “trip of a lifetime” – a humanitarian expedition to Honduras under the Global Brigades banner. Their specialty was Water / Public Health. Sarah explains…
"We were going as a water/public health brigade. So for the first few days we were digging trenches in 37-degree heat, then laying pipes and filling the trenches back in again. All the little kids from the community came out to see us and we got to do a little education hour in the local school. After that we were in someone's home. A few of us worked on the concrete floor. Erin and a few others worked on the hygiene station which consisted of a toilet, shower, water storage unit, sewage tank and somewhere to wash clothes. We also put some of our own money towards buying essentials for the family such as mops, brushes, tooth brushes, toothpaste, etc. I along with another girl built an eco-stove in the house so that the smoke could leave through a chimney rather than fill the house. It was truly the best thing I have ever, ever done in my life and I'm already planning to go back next year."
On 26th April, Sarah and Erin visited the school to promote the project and were presented with a cheque for €500 from CCS towards the Global Brigades project. Sarah and Erin are continuing a fine CCS tradition of participation in overseas aid projects and all at the school applaud and congratulate Sarah and Erin for their humanitarian efforts to date and in the future.
The Donegal and Foyle hospices were beneficiaries of €1100 raised in the lead-up to the John Doherty Memorial Walk, Thursday 19th May. The annual walk once again gave staff and friends of CCS an opportunity to both mark the memory John Doherty and raise funds for the local hospices. John Farren presented a cheque to Jim Neary on behalf of walkers and supporters. Many thanks to all who contributed and participated. We continue to remember colleague and friend, John Doherty who died in 2010.
The pilot run of the school newspaper, "CCS Chronicle", was launched and subsequently sold out during the last few weeks of the year. In fact, the demand was such that copies were selling before they were printed! The venture was devised and put together entirely by students, who formed a sizable committee earlier in the year. While Mr. Brian McLoughlin and Mr. Colm Doherty kept an eye on proceedings, they were happy to admit that the pupils had everything under control. Over thirty pupils had initially expressed interest in contributing to the newspaper in some way, and out of that interest was born a well organised, focused and dedicated publishing unit. These guys are going places! The second issue of the newspaper will hit the shelves in CCS before the end of the first term next season. Although judging by the popularity of the pilot issue, shelving probably won't be necessary. Well done to all involved.
CCS Chronicle Committee: Deaglan Farren TYB; Niamh McGeoghegan 2F; Cliona McNeill 2G; Kinga Biskup 1E; Gemma McCormick TYB; Rebecca Doherty 4H; Joshua Downey 1B; Lorcan Smith 1C; Keith Watson 3A; Tiarnan McGlinchey 1D; Sally McKenna 3B; Ellen Simmons 3B; Katie Dury 3A; Caiti Farren 3B; Cathy Devlin 4F; Conor Harkin TYB; Luke Mullins TYD; Brigid Doherty 3B; Shauna McBride TYA; Lauren McDermott 4B; Karolina Biskup 4A.
Well done to Class 1A who recently took part in a debate against our neighbouring school St Patrick’s Boys. There was great excitement in Ms Crawford’s English class leading up to the event and everyone in the class had a role to play on the day, a role that each student in the class carried out extremely well. However, a special mention has to be given to the captain of the 1A debating team Katelyn McDaid and her fellow debaters Liam Doherty and Rory Lynch. These three wonderful students know how important it is for young people to have their voice heard and we certainly heard their voices loud and clear in the Áras when they opposed the motion that, “School uniforms are a good idea”. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be for 1A and the motion was carried. Nonetheless, the students did the school proud on the day. Note to Management: It would seem that the incoming first year students are going to have no problem wearing the uniform! Thanks to Ms Fiona McLaughlin for helping adjudicate on the day and well done to both 1A and St Patrick’s Boys National School.
Labhaoise and Jessica Clarke both picked up National Titles at the Irish Girls’ Championships in May. Those in attendance reported devastating performances from both girls in their respective finals. For Labhaoise it was business as usual, stopping her final opponent in just 30 seconds! Jessica, who made short work of the step-up in class, now has two national titles while her senior sister has eight. There’s just no stopping the Clarkes!
Gaisce Bronze / Silver Awards 2017-18 (Info Pack)
Students who wish to complete the Gaisce Bronze or Silver Awards in 2017-18 must do the following FIVE things...
School can make a substantial contribution to the health and well-being of the whole school community. Schools for health in Ireland provides a framework for a school to assess health needs and begin a process of working towards better health for all who learn and work within the school setting.