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Carndonagh Community School's Wellbeing Week will take place from Monday, 11th February until Friday, 15th February. Numerous events and activities will be taking place throughout the week, culminating in the "School Goes Orange" event on Friday.
Annual Prizegiving Ceremony 2019 photo album The Annual Prizegiving Ceremony for academic achievement took place on Friday, 25th January in front of a capacity Áras. The guest speaker on the day was Carndonagh-based author, Paul Lynch. His message was simply that if you work hard hard enough at what you love, you'll eventually get the luck you need! CCS Staff,…Read More
Last week, Carndonagh based entrepreneur, Mr Niall McLaughlin, spoke with 5H about his print, design and embroidery business, Pure Savage. Mr McLaughlin explained what it was like to work for yourself and the pros and cons of being an entrepreneur. Students were given an opportunity to ask questions and see how a real business actually works. Mr McLaughlin was very…Read More
On Monday 21st January, in conjunction with the Student Council, the students of CCS were asked for their opinion about whether social media has contributed to an increase in bullying in schools. The results were collated and showed that an overwhelming majority of the student body - 65% - felt that yes it had. DOWNLOAD - Seven Top Tips to help keep your…Read More
We hope to see lots of entries for the ANIMAL theme – see noticeboard outside 306A for details on how to enter. Meeting of the Camera Club, Friday lunchtimes: Editing photos, discussion and practical tips. Computer room 206 or contact Mrs. O’Brien in 306A. Thanks to Chris Lavelle for his photo of a snow-covered Inishowen, with Sliabh Sneacht and the Urris Hills…Read More
Students who wish to complete the Gaisce Bronze or Silver Awards in 2019 must download the GDPR and Parental Consent forms and have them completed by a parent / guardian as appropriate. The relevant Record Sheet should also be used on an ongoing basis. Gaisce GDPR (Data Protection) Form Gaisce Participant Consent Form Silver Award Record Sheet Bronze Award Record Sheet…Read More
Students who wish to complete the Gaisce Bronze or Silver Awards in 2019 must download the GDPR and Parental Consent forms and have them completed by a parent / guardian as appropriate. The relevant Record Sheet should also be used on an ongoing basis.
The Board of Management invites applications from suitably qualified persons who wish to be considered for
Substitute Teaching Positions
Brennan's Pharmacy recently contacted CCS with the kind offer of a complimentary First Aid kit in advance of the Senior Boys All-Ireland Soccer Final. The boys are up against Presentation Brothers College (Cork) at Home Farm Dublin, Friday, 11th March at 2pm. While we're very grateful to Brennan's Pharmacy, we obviously hope that the kit will remain unopened. A preview of the Final will follow later in the week...
At the ungodly hour of 6am on Monday, 29th February, a group of six TY students - Paula McElhinney, Tara Kelly, Aishing McKinney, Geraldine Brennan, Emily O'Brien and Oisin Bowyer, along with AIB student Officer Tracy McDaid, set off for the AIB Build a Bank Regional Final in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone. The group have been running their Netflix-themed bank - "Bankflix" - at lunchtime Thursdays in the Technology Block, armed with their promotional video (see below), a presentation used to encourage First Year students to sign-up, and a fantastic handmade poster. The group were interviewed twice - once for ten minutes and once for two minutes. The group explained the running of their business and why they picked their theme, before being sent off for lunch. Following lunch the eight semi-finalist were revealed, to the disappointment of the group who had unfortunately not made the cut. While disappointing, the day turned out to be a fantastic opportunity for both the group and the school as preparations are ALREADY under way for next year’s Regionals, with lots of ideas and plans ready to go.
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
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