SMC Health & Fitness Senior Soccer Training Tops photo album ...at Seanan McColgan's Fitness Suite. On Tuesday, 12th March the senior soccer panel arrived at Seanan's in style, kitted out in the new and hugely popular training tops. Many thanks to SMC Health & Fitness for his kind sponsorship. School representation always starts with the uniform, and the team agree…Read More
Wellbeing Week photo album Wellbeing Week took place in Carndonagh Community School from Monday 11th to Friday 15th February 2019 and was marked by a number of activities throughout the week. The five ways to wellbeing were used as the main theme for the various activities. CONNECT, GIVE, TAKE NOTICE, KEEP LEARNING, BE ACTIVE Student Council Representatives addressed students with…Read More
Our MARCH theme for the Camera Club photo competition is...
VEHICLES / MACHINES
All pupils /staff welcome to enter. Looking forward to seeing your best shots of tractors, engines, cars, quads, bikes or any machinery!
The deadline is the 31st of March 2019. Three photos maximum!
Prizes on offer!
Match report courtesy of www.faischools.ie CCS 4-3 St. Louis CS Corey McBride (39), Luke Rudden (49), Kieran Farren (85 pen), Fionn McClure (89) Jack O’Connor (9, 24), Mark Byrne (22) An exciting and tense encounter was played out in the Showgrounds, Sligo Rovers FC this afternoon as Carndonagh Community School came from three goals down to take the win 4-3…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
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
Thursday, 22nd October - The CCS golf team managed to maintain their position at the top of the group after a very windy second round at Ballyliffin Golf Club. With three players making their debut for CCS, the golfing future looks bright. Congratulations to all but especially to Scott McElhinney, who was the winner of the Category II section. CCS Golf Team: Scott McElhinney 4D; Conor McColgan; Oisin McGonigle TYC; Conor Quigley TYB; Ryan McLaughlin 4F; Ryan Collins 3H; Cormac Monagle 3F
Carndonagh Community School's Annual Prizegiving Ceremony took place on the last Friday before October mid-term. While the awards were restricted to academic achievement, with sports awards to come later in the year, the "Inishowen Tours Outstanding Prospect in Sports Award" did wrap up proceedings. That particular honour went to Nicole Gordon, whose list of achievements in GAA and soccer at local, national and international level is remarkable. Rachel McLaughlin earned top honours in the Leaving Cert, with Savena Crossan topping the Junior Cert list. Congrats to all who received certificates of achievement.
There'll be sad faces tonight among the pupils and staff currently in St. Charles, Missouri...They're coming home! The epic write-up will be left to Mr. Spencer and Ms. Coll. The photo album (some of it...) is now available.
Playing into the wind, CCS started the game well and were unlucky not to score early on. Kieran Farren played Darragh Deery though, however his shot was touched wide by the keeper. CCS controlled the game until the 30th minute with well saved efforts from Fionn McClure and Dayton Cooke. Moville took the lead from a wind assisted free kick from twenty yards out.
Five minutes later it was 2-0 when a cross-come-shot was touched onto the post by Daniel McCallion; Moville reacted quickest to slot home. Darragh Deery was unlucky not to pull one back before the break but his shot was saved at point blank range.
A quick start to the second half saw CCS score in the second minute when Kieran Farren made a good run down the wing; his shot was saved and rebounded to Dayton Cooke who slotted home. Two minutes later CCS were level when Fionn McClure laid the ball off for Farren to finish into the top corner.
The recovery was complete when Carn took the lead five minutes later - a shot from Kieran Farren rebounded to Fionn McClure, who slotted home. Carn pushed on for another couple of goals but saw a number of shots saved or go narrowly over.
It was a great result and comeback all round, including two goal line clearances from Conor O'Donnell and Conor McGeogeghan, along with a number of great saves from Daniel McCallion. Well done all!
Friday, 16th October saw the finale of Mental Health Awareness Week. As well as the "Green Day" collection in aid of the Donal Walsh Foundation (#LiveLife), there was an open-mic music session in the Coffee Dock at lunchtime. The jam session was so well received that Mr. Dessie Doherty spent Friday evening thinking about cool names for the gig, which will now be held once a month. While he eventually came up with "Cookies & Jam Session", he's still open to suggestions. However, please be advised that if Mr. Doherty doesn't like your idea, he'll tell you...Wannabe acts should contact Mr. Doherty at break-time or lunchtime to get themselves in the lineup. If the response is sufficient, the show will be on EVERY Friday.
Overall, Mental Health Awareness Week was hugely beneficial and thought-provoking and will be a strong calendar event going forward. Many thanks to everyone - pupils, parents and staff - who chipped in.
Well done to 'Sheer Glass' and 'Smoke and Mirrors' who recently took part in a fashion show for the Donegal Hospice in the City Hotel, Derry. Good luck to team 'Sheer Glass' who will be showcasing their creation on the red carpet at the James Bond movie premiere in London. Congratulations also to all of last year's Junior Cert Art students who had pieces selected for the Súile na nÓg Exhibition. The opening night for students will take place on October 8th at 7pm in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny. The exhibition is open to the public until 24th October.
Carndonagh student’s dress chosen to be exhibited at national show (Courtesy of Derry Journal)
A dress made by Caoilinn Diver, a Transition Year student in Carndonagh Community School, was selected to be exhibited at the Wedding Journal Show in Belfast last weekend. The dress called ‘Plastic Fantastic’ was originally made by Caoilinn for the national competition Junk Kouture. While researching unusual dresses to exhibit at the Ireland’s Wedding Journal show, the team came across Caolinn’s creation. The dress was one of only three dresses selected nationwide to be displayed at the show.
Caoilinns dress is made from white and yellow plastic bin bags which she crocheted together. The bodice is made from soft drink and beer cans, delicately cut into small fish scale pieces, and then painted with left over car paint and hand stitched together. She completed her dress with hand crocheted flowers along with old recycled beads.
Wedding Journal magazine editor Tara Craig said:
“The Wedding Journal show is known for showcasing well-known fashion designers’ dresses and we wanted to provide a platform for students to showcase their designs also. After researching unusual wedding dresses to display at the Wedding Journal Show we chose only three dresses; one of which was Caolinn’s. Plastic Fantastic is a real showstopper and we loved the fact it was made entirely from recycled material so it’s environmental friendly also.” The dress was worn by professional models at the show press launch and took pride of place at the Wedding Journal Show entrance for the course of the show, from Friday 18th to Sunday 21st September.
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