Congratulations to Patrycja Dudek, 2nd year, on being shortlisted for the Mental Health Ireland’s Art & Photography Competition. Patrycja was shortlisted from over 15,000 entries and her artwork will be featured in Mental Health Ireland’s annual calendar. Patrycja attended the awards ceremony on Thursday 15th March in the Atrium in Dublin City Council Office. Read More
Junk Kouture 2018 photo album Junk Kouture Team Visits CCS (VIDEO) The Junk Kouture regional finals were held in The Helix in Dublin on Thursday 8th March. This year seven dresses from Carndonagh Community School were selected to participate in the regional final. • Shattered and Broken- Jade Doherty, Caoimhe Doherty and Niamh McGonagle• Erebus- Niamh McGeoghan and Natasha Devlin• Electus- Amy…Read More
Seachtain na Gaeilge photo album SNAG 2018 was a huge success this year with many events taking place for our students. The celebrations started off with our 5th yr higher level classes having a Tráth na gCeist in the Áras. The competition was tough and the questions even tougher but the winners were Jack Leddy, Jack McLaughlin, Lee McLaughlin and…Read More
Michael Mullan (Brennans Pharmacy) presents Jack McLaughlin with two First Aid kits. To mark a unique occasion for CCS - two senior teams (GAA & soccer) in All-Ireland semi-finals in the same year - Brennans Pharmacy have donated two First Aid kits. While we certainly hope that they won't be needed, CCS would like to thank Michael Mullan and the staff at…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.
The results are in from our annual World Book Day post-its... The top 10 books as recommended by CCS students are: 1. The Harry Potter series - JK Rowling2. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck3. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee4. Girl Online - Zoe Sugg5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff McKinney6. The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton7. Wonder - R.J. Palacio8. Goodnight Mr.…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
On Tuesday, 20th April, weeks of planning and hard work came together remarkably well as Fourth Year LCA hosted "Come Dine With Us" in the Fourth Unit kitchen. Parents and staff were welcomed to the dinner party, offering a choice of Irish stew, chicken curry, Thai curry or chili con carne. (A few members of staff naturally opted for all four...) The culinary masterclass was spearheaded by Peter Doherty (Saddler), who was quick to point out that the pupils took complete control on the big day. The initiative was funded by the Inishowen Development Partnership, who were represented by Denise McCool and Kate Wilkinson. The whole operation couldn't have happened without the person who has to thank everyone else. Well done to Ms. Elaine Meehan, who made sure everything was in order from day one.
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.
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