Monday, 2nd July Spraoi & Sport Cookery Camp for two weeks. Friday, 13th July School Office Closes. Monday, 16th July Inishowen Athletics Club Summer Camp for one week. Monday, 6th August F.A.I. (Inishowen) Soccer Camp for one week. Monday, 13th Aug. School Office re-opens. Wed., 15th Aug. Leaving Certificate Results available at 10.30. a.m. Friday, 17th Aug. Bookshop open for…Read More
The Department of Education and Skills is pleased to announce the details of the 2018 Home Based July Provision Programme. Parents/Legal Guardians are requested to read the Information Note before they complete the Application Form .
Parents should note that:
Priority will be given to applications received on or before 04 May
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.
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!
Photo courtesy of Inishowen Ladies Soccer Facebook
Huge congratulations to our soccer stars, Aoife McColgan, Niamh McDaid, Shania McGonigle, Mary Doherty, Nicole Gordon, Lauren Cregan and Rachel McLaughlin, who were part of the All-Ireland U18 Inter-League winning squad on Sunday, 29th May. The Inishowen Ladies dramatically beat Metropolitan Girls League (Leinster) 4-3 on sudden-death penalties after an even game that finished 1-1. Match report courtesy of Donegal Sport Hub.
Word of the Week This was a great success during the year and there are plans to continue this Literacy Initiative next year. All suggestions gratefully accepted.
Drop Everything and Read All classes, teachers and parents were invited to participate in this exercise this year and, overall, it was a great success. Every week we were reminded by the Prefects, over the speakers in the school, to DEAR. We plan to continue this worthwhile activity next year.
Literacy and Numeracy Support programs were run again this year under the DEIS scheme. More than fifty students benefited from the extra tuition, especially in the skills areas. Thanks to the tutors for their excellent work!
Dyslexia Initiative Thursday 8th October was Dyslexia Awareness Day, a pivotal day in the school for students with dyslexia. The school community has been kept updated with new ideas and initiatives. Students have new apps, new study techniques and renewed confidence in themselves as a result of the work done with them this year. 3rd and 5th Year students received a lot of extra guidance and they will feel the benefit in the Junior and Leaving Cert exams.
Testing As part of the school’s Literacy & Numeracy, all students in next year’s 1st Year will be participating in testing in October to measure their skills in both learning areas. More information will be provided closer to the time.
Transfer We are delighted with the transfer program for 6th Class pupils this year. The SEN Dept. worked very closely with HSCL and NISCP to make sure that students with SEN enjoyed a supplementary transfer. A special word of thanks to the 4th Year Prefects who were excellent ‘buddies’ and they have committed to continuing this in Term One, next year.
JCSP Congratulations to the 3rd Year students who have completed the JCSP program. They are very well-placed now to achieve very good Junior Certificates and we wish them well in their revision and exams.
Leaving Cert. Applied The senior students in the school that have participated in this program have produced some fine work this year and are to be commended for their efforts. We also wish them well in their exams and in the world of work!
TYG Group These students have reached several milestones in their education this year and we congratulate them all. Horse-riding and swimming continue to be popular activities and no-one ever refuses breakfast on a Friday morning! We farewell Sarah and wish her success as she progresses to 3rd level education and the world of work. Reasonable Accommodations in Certificate Exams
Reminder The closing date for 2017 Leaving Certificate applications was 24th MAY 2016, so all students should have applied by now. There has been a delay in the arrival of the application forms until September. The purpose of RACE is to support those students who have a Special Educational Need to be able to have equal access to the State Exams. For more information: www.education.ie Circular S40/94. Students who have been granted RACE in the Junior Cert and Leaving Cert. examinations are expected to stay in their separate centres for the entire duration of the exam and use the time to answer questions and check all work thoroughly. Parents, please encourage your child to make the best of this opportunity and to stay in the exam room for the entire exam time… not leave early!
Finally, a big ‘Thank You’ to the students and staff of the SEN Dept on another fine year’s work and progress. Best Wishes to all students doing exams. Have a restful holiday and see you all again in late August!
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