FAO: Parents / Guardians Re. First Year Boys and Girls HSE VACCINATION PROGRAMME: Dear Parent / Guardian, The HSE has requested that forms be returned to CCS on Thursday 21st September, when they will be collected by HSE staff to prepare for the vaccination programme in the school on 27th & 28th September. The Donegal Schools Vaccinations Team from the HSE will…Read More
Geoffrey the Tortoise Official Photoshoot Geoffrey the Tortoise had a fantastic summer visiting many locations around Inishowen. Over the summer months he has grown considerably, weighing-in at an impressive 80 grams! Geoffrey is available to meet any new First Years at lunchtime on Tuesdays in Room 317. The little guy has really come out of his shell these past few months...Thanks…Read More
Transfer from Primary to Post Primary can be a difficult transition for many students and it can be more so for a student with dyslexia.
The pamphlet below (created by teachers in Carndonagh CS) provides tips to help ease the transition...
Junior Cert Results Day 2017 photo album Junior Cert Results Day in CCS was a little more remarkable than usual in 2017. Word filtered through on Wednesday morning that RTÉ's Eileen Magnier was in the area and intended to make an appearance. The result was a prime-time slot on the Six One News. Several pupils were interviewed and spoke very well,…Read More
Ernest Postrero (5A) and Ella Devlin (5A) proudly represented CCS when recently collecting the Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador School award at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. The award recognises the excellent work by teachers and students in CCS to promote positive mental health. We continue to share the important message that "Its OK not to feel OK, and absolutely OK to ask…Read More
Oisin Bowyer Projects Abroad Ethiopia photo album / video It was July 1st that I set of from Dublin Airport full of excitement and I must admit some apprehension! Not afraid of the prospect of the mission itself but simply venturing off into the completely unknown; but it’s okay as it’s adventure I thrive off! Having received so much support in…Read More
Leaving Cert Results Day photo album Leaving Cert. results day in Carndonagh Community School began with the admin staff collecting the results from the Post Office at 9am on a damp Wednesday morning. However the smiles and general contentment with the results among the pupils who called to collect their result soon brightened up the day. With 195 pupils sitting the…Read More
GO FUND ME Link - https://www.gofundme.com/put-carn-community-school-on-trial/donate Help Carndonagh Community School defend Ireland’s honour... When the Carndonagh Community School (CCS) mock trial team competed in the National competition, they were very much the underdogs. The CCS team overcame overwhelming odds to qualify to represent Ireland in the World Mock Trial Championships in New York. It was both an incredible achievement and an…Read More
Seachtain na Gaeilge is one of the biggest celebrations of our Irish language. It is an annual event which takes place over a two week period during the month of March. In Carndonagh Community School an exciting programme of events was underway, with students from 1st to 5th year enjoying the various different activities. Tráth na gceist, Céilí, bingo games, spelling bees, photography competitions and creative crafts were woven into the week's schedule to mark Seachtain na Gaeilge.
Over 90 1st year students took part in our Fáinne scheme and were awarded with fáinní airgid and cúpla focal badges to show their achievements and oral proficiency in Irish so far. On Thursday afternoon all first year students took part in a Céilí mór in the Áras and enjoyed an afternoon of dance, Irish music and culture. 1st year music students played a few tunes and TY Irish dancers impressed with their fancy footwork. It was a lovely way to end Seachtain na Gaeilge Celebrations here in the school. Ten junior students also attended a music/Irish workshop in Gaelcholáiste Chineal Eoghain Buncrana with Irish band Seo Linn.
One of the highlights proved to be the TY and 5th Year Turas chun na Gaeltachta. 68 Students travelled to Coláiste Chu Chulainn Gaoth Dobhair for a three day taster course from Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th March. Students took part in Irish language classes, singing and céilí dancing at the coláiste and were treated to an array of outdoor activities including kayaking, wall climbing, a visit to Glenveagh Castle, Ionad Cois Locha Dun Luiche and a hike up Mount Errigal. Many of our students have already booked to return for the 2-week summer course.
A frogs jumps up 3 feet and down 2 feet every hour. How many hours will it take for him to be 30 feet high?
(A weekly maths puzzle competition will be set for students every Monday morning (notice board outside R330). All students are welcome to submit answers by Friday of each week (submission folder on notice board). Every Friday, a student will be selected at random from the correct answers and will receive a small prize. Submitted answers must have student's name and class. Puzzles that require solution workings must have those workings included on the answer sheet. Won't be as easy as it sounds. You can count on it...Good luck!)
This year saw 49 students and 15 teachers hit the slopes of Andorra during the February midterm. The bus left the school at 11.30pm Friday 11th February and made its way to Dublin Airport for the flight to Barcelona. During the day both students and teachers had 4 hrs of lessons and took part in some questionable skiing! At night, we were allowed out to explore the town. On Tuesday the school graced the local award-winning pool and spa with their presence then hit the club on Thursday night, leaving Andorra with a bang. Many won prizes for skills and best comeback, as well as an award for keeping the party going...The last day was spent in Barcelona where the group took a quick sightseeing escapade followed by some last minute souvenir shopping. They then headed to the airport to the sound of Mr. Havlin and Mr. Humphries' favourite playlists. Students got to bed around 4am on Saturday, some on crutches but all alive and happy to be home.