ONE GOOD SCHOOL (JIGSAW COURSE) - Self-Care for Parents & Guardians
As part of our involvement in Jigsaw’s One Good School initiative, parents/guardians are invited to complete an online 'Self-Care for Parents' course. The One Good School initiative aims to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. A link to the course can be found below. The course can only be completed on a computer/laptop. The closing date is 5pm Friday, 28th February. Thank you for taking the time to complete this course.
Twelve Months of Irish Traditions and Superstitions - a booklet compiled and illustrated by Amy Mc Gonigle TYB. A great read, a great gift and a great preservation of our past. Cost is €10 with proceeds being donated to local charities.
Copies are available in Catriona's Newsagents, Centra and the Post
Carndonagh Community School's holiday calendar is based on the standard academic calendar as determined by the Department of Education. Parents and pupils will be notified in advance of staff-only days / non-pupil days specific to CCS.
Spinning for Niall will take place on Friday, 24th January in CCS Sports Hall from 9.30am to 9.30pm. Pupils are asked to fill in the form below to register a team for the event. (All team members must be CCS pupils). Places are limited to 30 teams and each team
The S&C suite will be open at the times below for staff and students outside of school hours from now on. All individuals who wish to use the facility must have completed an induction through Mr. Toland or through their PE teacher in order to access the facility. All students
The University of Cork is hosting a History competition for secondary school pupils and the prizes are worth a look.
University College Cork, in conjunction with the Department of Education, is offering among other goodies the opportunity to be published. The deadline for their 'Decade of Centenaries' competition is 20th
In May 2019, as the coordinating school, CCS hosted the wrap-up mobility of the Erasmus+ B CreAtive Project. The meeting put the finishing touches to two years of activity-based engagement with schools from Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Germany and Spain. To find out what it's all about, visit www.erasmusbcreative.com
Parents and teachers often ask how the educational needs of students are managed within schools. The system of allocating resources based on learning difficulties has been replaced by a more inclusive and perhaps fairer way through the Continuum of Support. There are three levels or stages within the continuum. All
Congratulations to the Drama Club on their Christmas performance. The Drama Club performed an abridged version of Charles Dickens' famous tale, "A Christmas Carol". The show was enjoyed by 1st years and it was a great way to end the term with some festive cheer. Well done to all involved and we can't wait to see what 2016 will bring!
In October 2015, French Exchange pupils from St. Brieuc joined their counterparts in CCS for one week. CCS pupils will be reciprocating in April 2016 with a visit to Brittany. See French Exchange Itinerary for details.
As part of the Creative Writing Competition, pupils were required to use all the words of the week since September. Ms. Farren was inundated with entries and choosing the winner was extremely difficult due to the high standard of creativity. Overall junior winner was William O'Canain (1C), followed by Blaithin Gillen (1E), Lekila Doherty (1F), Nadia McDaid (1E), Emma McCloskey (1C), Cahir Noone (1E), Anais Doherty (1E), Aaron Doherty (1C) and Laura Doherty (1E). Overall senior winner was Catherine Devlin (4G), followed by Rebecca Leddy (5D), Mary Doherty (5A) and Chloe Donaghey (4A).
The CCS U16s rugby team played St. Columba's Stranalor on Thursday 17th December and won impressively 22-0. The CCS boys started strongly with some determined runs by Stephen Kelly (captain), Padraig McCarron and Oran Kearney, but St. Columba's defence stood strong. CCS opened the scoring with a fine penalty kick from out-half Ultan Doherty. Connor Quigley, running the game at scrum-half, passed to Padraig McCarron who ran at the opposition's numbers 10 & 12. A superb offload found Conor Bambrick, who showed great pace and a fantastic side-step to score under the posts; Ultan Doherty converted. The rest of the first half saw CCS playing mostly in the opponent's 22, but giving away penalties to allow them to clear their lines. The half ended CCS 10 - 0 St. Columba's.
In the second half CCS were playing into the wind and needed the front eight to rule the half; they did that. Continuous carries from PJ Callaghan, Kevin Noone and Owen Doherty opened up the visiting team's defence. Finally the breakthrough came with another fine finish from winger Ciaran Doherty. St. Columb's threw everything at the CCS lads in the last 10 minutes, but with some great tackling by Patrick O'Leary and Dylan McGonigle, and ball-stealing by PJ Callaghan, the try line was never reached. At the end Ultan Doherty picked up a loose ball near the wing and with a quick turn of pace passed the St. Columba's back line to score under the posts. A successful conversion followed. Final score CCS 22 - 0 St. Columba's. We would like to thank Gregg Byron from Inishowen RFC for referring the game.
The CCS U16s rugby squad: Stephen Kelly 2B, Sean Carroll 2D, Michael Harkin 3B, Keanan Callaghan 3C, William J Callaghan 3C, Finin MacLoachlainn 3D, PJ Callaghan 3E, Dylan Mc Gonigle 3F, Paddy Monagle 3F, Dylan Doherty 3G, Eoin Doherty 3G, Darragh McCormick 3G, Kevin Noone 4C, Oran Kearney 4D, Thomas Mullin 4D, Thomas Cavanagh 4D, Ultan Doherty TYA, Patrick O’Leary TYA, Sean Byrne TYB, Padraig McCarron TYB, Micheal Porter TYB, Connor Quigley TYB, Oisin McGonigle TYC, Conor Bambrick TYB, Ciaran Doherty TYB.
On Friday, 5th January, a selection of students attended a Chemistry Magic Show – “Flames, Flashes and Frozen Flowers – putting the WOW into Science”. This show was created and presented by Dr. Sarah Hayes who you may have seen exploding ping pong balls with liquid nitrogen on “The Late Late Show”. The show lived up to its rather dramatic billing and was enjoyed by all. The students also benefited from a careers talk in the afternoon detailing the range of science courses available at third level.
School can make a substantial contribution to the health and well-being of the whole school community. Schools for health in Ireland provides a framework for a school to assess health needs and begin a process of working towards better health for all who learn and work within the school setting.