Emma McCloskey, Caoimhe Murray, Ciara Harkin and Demi Donaghy from TY, all took part in the ‘Seagate Smart City’ competition in St Mary’s College in Derry on Monday the 8th of April. The girls won the competition with their idea ‘Smood’, which is a student mood detector in the school which aims to combat mental health issues. Well done to…Read More
The 1st year girls recently advanced to the Ulster Final after a hard-fought comeback victory vs Loreto Letterkenny (2-1). They will play either Loreto Milford or Scoil Mhuire Buncrana in the final. Match report: In a tight affair, Loreto Letterkenny started much the stronger. CCS were put under sustained pressure and after a scramble in the box, a Loreto player toe-poked the…Read More
On Friday 29th April, CCS students took part in the VEX Robotics Competition held in LYIT. Nine schools from Donegal took part, with twelve teams in total as two schools had teams entered with robots sponsored by FinTech companies. There were twenty-four matches in the heat stage which CCS won! Sadly, CCS were knocked out in the semi-final by a crafty…Read More
Our APRIL theme for the Camera Club photo competition is… People! All pupils / staff are welcome to enter. The deadline is 30th April 2019. Three photos maximum. Prizes on offer! You need to give your name, class and a title for each photo as you enter them please. Staff entries are judged separately. On your Google Drive, share your favourite photos that suit…Read More
The Maths Department would again like to congratulate Ciara Gilmore and Alisha O’Connor on winning joint-first in the IMTA Donegal Junior Maths Competition 2018. Cormac McLaughlin 1D and Jenna Gallagher 1F took part in this year's event in Stranorlar on Friday, 29th March. Details to follow... 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.
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CCS put in a very hard shift to come away with victory on the banks of the Finn River in the first round of the Ulster Championship. CCS took the lead through Dayton Cooke after five minutes when a loose ball from a Kieran Farren free kick was finished through a crowded penalty area into the far corner. CCS's ability to play football was hampered by bad weather and a very heavy pitch. Resolute defending restricted St. Columba's to long range efforts ensuring CCS finished the half one up.
CCS started the second half well and within ten minutes were 2-0 up when a Fionn McClure corner was headed home by Conor O'Donnell. CCS controlled the game and continued to keep St. Columba's restricted to long range efforts. CCS should have wrapped up the tie when Darragh Deery broke through, but he was unlucky to see shot cannon off the post. There was a nervous conclusion to the game; a long range effort was parried by Daniel Houghton and the St. Columba's striker was quickest to reacted, finishing high into net. CCS closed out the game thanks to some excellent defending and team work. Well done all.
Team: Daniel Houghton, Joseph Doherty, Ciaran Doherty, Conor O'Donnell, Conor McGeoghegan, Evan Tweed (Cade Cooke), Thomas Ramsey, Dayton Cooke (Jake Harkin), Fionn McClure, Kieran Farren, Darragh Deery. Subs not used: Daniel McCallion, Oisin Hession, Blaise Diver, Mark Doherty, Tiernan Devine.
This time last year Grainne Doherty, Niall Kelly and Julie Quinn set out to create "Sheer Glass", assisted by their teacher, Pauline McDermott. The dress is made of over 100 green, crushed glass bottles and old findings of PVA glue. The dress was entered into the competition Junk Kouture, eventually making it to the finals and winning the Bank of Ireland Glamour Award. All involved were delighted! As a reward the dress AND model got to attend the Royal Film Premiere in London.
A few weeks ago Julie was told that she would be attending the Royal Film Premiere of the new James Bond film, Spectre. She was determined to get Grainne and Niall to London. With the help of a CCS Fashion Fundraiser, the School and the support of the Donegal Film Office, they got their tickets. They were absolutely delighted!
The trio travelled to London on October Bank Holiday weekend. Julie met up with the other Glamour Award winning team from Co. Weastmeath and also met Elizabeth Curran and Troy Armour, founders of Junk Kouture. Model Adelina, Elizabeth and Troy walked the red carpet with Julie.
Julie describes the experience of the red carpet:
"Attending the Royal Film Premiere was truely an incredible experience. I felt so glamorous landing on the red carpet, having had our hair and makeup done. I was overwhelmed with the crowds and paprazzi. I was feeling a little nervous but super excited. I loved meeting the stars, they were all so lovely admiring the dresses. Will I Am came over to us and he was blown away by the dresses. He loved them. I loved the whole atmosphere and excitement and it felt really special. The venue was spectacular and the film itself was great. Overall it was an amazing experience."
The pupils had a great weekend sightseeing all over London. They went to the London Dungeons, the National Art Museum and of course bought some fancy cupcakes in Harrods!
Grainne, Niall and Julie would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported them throughout the past year - their family and friends have been so lovely. They would also like to thank everyone who helped them fundraise for London; everyone who helped in the CCS Fashion Show was brilliant!
Thursday, 5th November - The U15s had a hard-fought yet comfortable win in the end against Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana. The Buncrana side took the lead after 30 minutes when C.C.S, who were dominant throughout, lost concentration when defending a corner kick and conceded a soft goal. The home team went in 1-0 up at the break. A slight change of formation and the introduction of Nathan McKinney made a real difference in the middle of the field. Luke Rudden linked up well with Corey McBride on the right hand side and the continuous pressure resulted in a corner kick early in the second half. Mickey Friel landed a captain's contribution, drawing the teams level by pouncing on some unconvincing defending. Carndonagh dominated proceeding from then onwards and took the lead through an amazing effort for McBride. His 30-yard free kick swirled through the air at high speed and smacked off the crossbar at the top right hand corner before crossing the line. Exceptional! Speaking of exceptional, Luke Rudden's second half performance was just that! His second goal was the cream of the crop as he flicked the ball up to himself before hitting a looping volley from 25 yards out, leaving the goalkeeper with nothing to do but watch it sail over his head and into the net. Solid performances from the back five and the midfield made this result possible. Hard work on the right wing and his free kick tekkers earned Corey McBride the MOTM award.
On Tuesday 3rd November, the popular philosophy that, "it'll be alright on the night," certainly came true for the school's Drama Club. Fourteen students from C.C.S. graced the stage at the 'Balor Theatre', Ballybofey for the Annual Schools Drama Festival. The students performed an extended scene devised by Ms Crawford and Ms McLaughlin. The performance title "Public Embarrassment", certainly tempted fate, however the students managed to avoid such an outcome. The Drama Club received three awards, 'Best Ensemble Cast', 'Best Animation and Realistic Acting' and a 'Best Actor' award went to Katy Durey 3A.
Katie Mai Mooney 1B; Courtney O'Connor 1D; Molly Simmons 1F; Elle Ward 1F; Niamh McGeoghegan 2F; Patrick Cochrane Bonina 2D; Katie Durey 3A; Danielle Houghton 3B; Caití Farren 3B; Donna Harkin 3D; Rachel Devlin 3E; Eimear Smith 3E; Shanice Whoriskey 3F; Cathy Devlin 4F
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.
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