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...
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)
Congratulations to the Drama Club on their Christmas performance. The Drama Club performed an abridged version of Charles Dickens' famous tale, "A Christmas Carol". The show was enjoyed by 1st years and it was a great way to end the term with some festive cheer. Well done to all involved and we can't wait to see what 2016 will bring!
In October 2015, French Exchange pupils from St. Brieuc joined their counterparts in CCS for one week. CCS pupils will be reciprocating in April 2016 with a visit to Brittany. See French Exchange Itinerary for details.
As part of the Creative Writing Competition, pupils were required to use all the words of the week since September. Ms. Farren was inundated with entries and choosing the winner was extremely difficult due to the high standard of creativity. Overall junior winner was William O'Canain (1C), followed by Blaithin Gillen (1E), Lekila Doherty (1F), Nadia McDaid (1E), Emma McCloskey (1C), Cahir Noone (1E), Anais Doherty (1E), Aaron Doherty (1C) and Laura Doherty (1E). Overall senior winner was Catherine Devlin (4G), followed by Rebecca Leddy (5D), Mary Doherty (5A) and Chloe Donaghey (4A).
The CCS U16s rugby team played St. Columba's Stranalor on Thursday 17th December and won impressively 22-0. The CCS boys started strongly with some determined runs by Stephen Kelly (captain), Padraig McCarron and Oran Kearney, but St. Columba's defence stood strong. CCS opened the scoring with a fine penalty kick from out-half Ultan Doherty. Connor Quigley, running the game at scrum-half, passed to Padraig McCarron who ran at the opposition's numbers 10 & 12. A superb offload found Conor Bambrick, who showed great pace and a fantastic side-step to score under the posts; Ultan Doherty converted. The rest of the first half saw CCS playing mostly in the opponent's 22, but giving away penalties to allow them to clear their lines. The half ended CCS 10 - 0 St. Columba's.
In the second half CCS were playing into the wind and needed the front eight to rule the half; they did that. Continuous carries from PJ Callaghan, Kevin Noone and Owen Doherty opened up the visiting team's defence. Finally the breakthrough came with another fine finish from winger Ciaran Doherty. St. Columb's threw everything at the CCS lads in the last 10 minutes, but with some great tackling by Patrick O'Leary and Dylan McGonigle, and ball-stealing by PJ Callaghan, the try line was never reached. At the end Ultan Doherty picked up a loose ball near the wing and with a quick turn of pace passed the St. Columba's back line to score under the posts. A successful conversion followed. Final score CCS 22 - 0 St. Columba's. We would like to thank Gregg Byron from Inishowen RFC for referring the game.
The CCS U16s rugby squad: Stephen Kelly 2B, Sean Carroll 2D, Michael Harkin 3B, Keanan Callaghan 3C, William J Callaghan 3C, Finin MacLoachlainn 3D, PJ Callaghan 3E, Dylan Mc Gonigle 3F, Paddy Monagle 3F, Dylan Doherty 3G, Eoin Doherty 3G, Darragh McCormick 3G, Kevin Noone 4C, Oran Kearney 4D, Thomas Mullin 4D, Thomas Cavanagh 4D, Ultan Doherty TYA, Patrick O’Leary TYA, Sean Byrne TYB, Padraig McCarron TYB, Micheal Porter TYB, Connor Quigley TYB, Oisin McGonigle TYC, Conor Bambrick TYB, Ciaran Doherty TYB.
On Friday, 5th January, a selection of students attended a Chemistry Magic Show – “Flames, Flashes and Frozen Flowers – putting the WOW into Science”. This show was created and presented by Dr. Sarah Hayes who you may have seen exploding ping pong balls with liquid nitrogen on “The Late Late Show”. The show lived up to its rather dramatic billing and was enjoyed by all. The students also benefited from a careers talk in the afternoon detailing the range of science courses available at third level.
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