• The Addams Family Musical | 4th-6th December

    The Addams Family Musical | 4th-6th December

    In December, CCS will be back in the musical business with a three-night run of The Addams Family, Wednesday 4th till Friday 6th. Casting is almost complete and rehearsals aren't far away. The Music Department are already slaving away on the project, with a large crew of pupils and staff assembled to help. It's promising to be a real gem Read More
  • 6H Hotel Catering and Tourism - Come Dine With Me

    6H Hotel Catering and Tourism - Come Dine With Me

    6H LCA Come Dine With Me photo album As part of our Hotel Catering and Tourism Key Assignment for module two, we planned, practiced, prepared and served a three-course lunch for a group of LCA teachers on Tuesday, 1st October. The students worked hard and had the difficult task of making and tasting their menu choices in the weeks before Read More
  • TYC Tourism Module - Greencastle & Moville

    TYC Tourism Module - Greencastle & Moville

    TYC Tourism Module photo album Report by TYC On Wednesday, 2nd October we all got on the bus to depart from the school at 10am. We headed to Moville then on to Greencastle. The Foyle Hotel:We arrived at the Foyle Hotel and met the owner and head chef, Brian McDermott. He gave us a talk about his experience in the Read More
  • How the Educational Needs of Students in CCS are Managed

    How the Educational Needs of Students in CCS are Managed

    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 The system of allocating resources based on learning difficulties has been replaced by a more inclusive and perhaps fairer way through the Continuum of Support.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 students are supported within whole school approaches. The subject teacher Read More
  • Ger Carey Answers the Big Questions for TYs

    Ger Carey Answers the Big Questions for TYs

    What's the best wrong answer ever given by a student? Why do teenage Goths exist? In class, why is a pigeon on the windowsill so fascinating? Why do lads have to get to the back of the bus? What's it like to be in a double class with a teacher that wears tweed? These and many more questions were answered Read More
  • You Can Be a H.E.R.O

    You Can Be a H.E.R.O

    At the start of the year we launched our attendance initiative, the H.E.R.O campaign amongst our first year classes. Our aim is to encourage our pupils from the beginning to be Here Every day, Ready and On time. Good attendance is so important to their progress in school and studies have proven over the years that, those who attend well, Read More
  • Erasmus+ B CreAtive Project

    Erasmus+ B CreAtive Project

    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 Read More
  • History Competitions (UCC & TCD) - Cash Prizes to be Won!

    History Competitions (UCC & TCD) - Cash Prizes to be Won!

    The Universities of Trinity and Cork are both hosting History competitions 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 March 2020. Full details can be found below. Read More
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Fair Trade School

Carndonagh Community School has been designated a Fair Trade School. Ms. Nabla McGeehin would like to thank all the pupils and staff for their efforts. Together we made it happen!


Gaisce Bronze / Silver Awards 2019 (Info Pack)

Students who wish to complete the Gaisce Bronze or Silver Awards in 2019 must study all the information contained in the "Information and Downloads" link below.

Information and Downloads

3D School Map

3D CCS Map
First Year pupils and new members of staff need no longer wander the corridors in wonder, with the help of this handy 3D map of CCS!

CCS Recommended Reading

Exchange Programmes

Carndonagh Community School has an association with several schools overseas. Take a look at our growing list of foreign friends in Europe and beyond.
American  |  French  |  Spanish  |  Erasmus+

Health Promoting Schools


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.

Health Promoting Schools