Christmas Craft Fair photo album CCS would like to invite you to the annual Christmas Craft Fair in the Áras on Friday, 1st December. Transition Years have been working hard for the past couple of months making sure all the crafts are completed. You can see the production stage photos (and one or two finished items) in the Craft Fair…Read More
What will YOU do this year? Clean the house… Assist the elderly…No PlayStation…No mobile phone…No TV…An hour of exercise…
Collection in Aid of School Designated Beneficiaries:
Donegal Alzheimer Society | Derry / Donegal Hospice | EIL / INLEX / CA / Guatemala Project.
All money must be returned to RE teachers no later than Friday, 1st December. Read More
The annual Monster Christmas Bingo will take place in The Aras on Sunday, 3rd December at 3pm (organised by Carndonagh Branch of the Parents Committee). The jackpot is a cool €1,000. Players get a 12 game book for €13, including an extra sheet. A double book with sheets is €20. There will be plenty of side prizes as usual, and…Read More
Science Foundation Ireland Roadshow photo album A Science Foundation Ireland Roadshow took place in the Aras on Wednesday, 15th November. Students undertook a range of fun and interactive physical activities. A competition soon developed to find out who could kick the ball the fastest! Mr Bogan was in the lead with 50 miles per hour...until...Cian Burke recorded 57 miles per hour!…Read More
First Year Ulster Futsal Championships photo album The 1st year boys and girls had a highly successful day at the Ulster Futsal Championships on Tuesday, 14th November, held in the Aura, Letterkenny. Both our boys and girls teams, who were representing Inishowen, faced off against the champions of Monaghan, Cavan and Donegal. Boys:The 1st year boys were drawn in a…Read More
CCS Mock Trial Team photo album ALL THE BEST TO THE CCS MOCK TRIAL TEAM as they take on the cream of amateur law in the Empire World Championships, New York. Months and months of preparation and fundraising are finally about to be put to the test. At the risk of being prejudicial, we have great hopes for this legal…Read More
A group of 2nd & 3rd year trip students went to W5 Science Museum Belfast on Tuesday, 7th November. The students enjoyed a technology trial workshop which involved building and testing a race car. Followed by a chance to try out their climbing skills on Climb IT. A fun day was had by all! Read More
Weekly Maths Puzzle - Week Ending Friday, 17th November Work out the missing symbol in the sequence? Fancy getting your hands on some free cake in Café Banba? Then try your hand at our weekly maths quiz and you can be scoffing while the rest are left scratching their heads.Pop your answer in the maths quiz box, stating name, class (and of…Read More
CCS would like to invite you to the annual Christmas Craft Fair in the Áras on Friday, 1st December. Transition Years have been working hard for the past couple of months making sure all the crafts are completed. You can see the production stage photos
The annual Monster Christmas Bingo will take place in The Aras on Sunday, 3rd December at 3pm (organised by Carndonagh Branch of the Parents Committee). The jackpot is a cool €1,000. Players get a 12 game book for €13, including an extra sheet. A double book with sheets is €20.
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
Inclusive - adj. Including all. (13th November) Substitution - noun The action of replacing someone or something with another person or thing. (6th November) Vacate - verb Leave (a place that one previously occupied). "Rooms must be vacated by noon on the last day of your holiday." (2nd October) Schedule - noun A plan
Carndonagh Community School 3-0 Arklow CBS Keelan Doherty (27), Christy McLaughlin (F) (58, 65)
CARNDONAGH COMMUNITY SCHOOL sealed victory in the Bank of Ireland FAI Schools Dr. Tony O’Neill National Senior Cup semi-final on Thursday 25th February at the Peace Link, Clones following a sterling performance against Arklow CBS. CCS made an impressive start to the game thanks to the commanding presence of Sam Todd and Darragh Folan. Carn were first to show when a series of short passes ended with Cathal Farren having a shot which narrowly missed the far post. After 18 minutes Christy McLaughlin tested Gary Fennell in the Arklow goal with a shot but the net minder was equal to the challenge as he saved well from 18 yards out.
The deadlock was broken in the 27th minute after some good play from James McKinney and Cathal Farren was finished with a well taken volley from close range by target man Keelan Doherty. Arklow replied through their lively forward Darren Dempsey who crossed for Cian Li but Daniel Houghton made a crucial save to keep the scoreline in Carndonagh's favour with 10 minutes to the interval. The game was heading towards half time when an expertly planned corner routine was ruined by Christy Fildara's inability to follow some simple instructions.
CCS pupil, Carndonagh ABC and Team Ireland member, Labhaoise Clarke recently won gold at the prestigious Brampton Cup in Canada. Fighting in the 52Kg division, Labhaoise defeated hometown girl Katuishka Vasquee-Soto in the Female Youth Open. Labhaoise not only had to contend with the local boxer, but also the timeframe, boxing four competitive rounds for the first time. CCS Online hopes to catch up with Labhaoise shortly for a recap on her most important success so far. Well done to Labhaoise and Carndonagh ABC.
My name is Oisín Bowyer. I am a pupil in TYC in Carndonagh Community School and I was lucky enough along with a ninety-nine other transition year students from around the country, to participate in the Bar Council of Ireland Transition Year Programme. I secured my place on the programme as a result of writing a reflective piece entitled ‘Life as a Barrister’. This afforded me the fantastic opportunity of spending a week in the care of the Bar Council of Ireland from 1st - 5th February, where I was exposed to the Irish court system and court personnel. We were split into four main groups. The mornings were spent in the Four Courts with our assigned host barrister. My group had the pleasure of being in the company Adrian O’Higgins B.L. for the week. We watched court cases live in session and really got a taste for the different aspects of the law and also how court cases run. If it was early and courts weren't in session we had the privilege of assessing some case law….which proved quite interesting when debating our thoughts on the outcomes of cases.
Legend has it that the famous writer Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in just 6 words. He took on the challenge and wrote the following story “For sale, baby shoes, never worn”. Apparently he called it his best work.
Well if Hemingway can do it then so can we thus there was great excitement throughout the school during the month of January as the students and teachers of CCS took on the challenge of writing an essay in just six word.
Top ten student entries: Secondary school, one friend, two faces - Nikita Doherty I ran, but not quick enough - Lewis Grant The image was sent, consequences tragic - Sam Todd Broken car, broken tree, broken heart - Laura Campbell A war within myself, battle lost – Niamh Mc Callion Eyes meet, new love, first born - Beth Farren Real diamonds, never bought, think why - Katie Doherty The car, the family, the end - Ultan Doherty Went to war, never loved again - Kieran Grant Saw a call, not the bus - Oisin Moyne
From these superb stories, it was very difficult to choose a winner but three winners were selected.
Joint first place: “I ran, but not quick enough” - Lewis Grant / “Went to war, never loved again”- Kieran Grant Second Place: “Secondary school, one friend, two faces”- Nikita Doherty
The standard from the teachers was also very impressive and with a lot of deliberation and some judging help needed from outside of CCS a winner was chosen: “Thus, silence, toddler giggles, mission complete” – Ms Yvonne O’Brien
The John Paul II Award was received by seventeen students in the school for voluntary work carried out in their communities and parishes. The award allowed our students to bring to life the presence of Christ by ministering to the needs of others in their communities. Some students worked with the various charities, youth clubs and football teams in their locality as well as reading at Mass, singing in the choir and decorating the church. Congratulations and well done to you all!
Martin Maloney a.k.a. The Birdman had two parts to his presentation in the Aras on Thursday, 4th February. Firstly, a slideshow and video presentation to our TY pupils on birds of prey. He highlighted the need for young people to change the perception of birds of prey, e.g. that they don't eat living lambs and they do eat pest species such as rats and mice. Of course, birds of prey are scavengers and will also eat dead animals.
Secondly, he took out three of his own birds - Rambo the buzzard, Leo the long eared owl and Barny the barn owl. Martin is a professional Ornithologist who has been a leading member of Ireland's Raptor Study Group for the past decade (Raptors is another term for birds of prey). The main part of his work at the moment is education in schools throughout Ireland north and south. In addition, he is no stranger to RTE and BBC and will be on Colin Stafford's Living the Wildlife on RTE One TV in April. Martin is also a leading light throughout Ireland and Britain for rehabilitating and reintroducing birds of prey into the wild.
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