Creative Schools Initiative - Update for Parents / Guardians

Parents / Guardians who would like to help out with or be involved in the Creative Schools Initiative are asked to leave contact details with the School Office for attention of Mrs McDermott.

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  • Child Protection (Reviewed December 2019)

    A Review of the Child Safeguarding Statement and Risk Assessment was carried out in December 2019.

    pdf Child Safeguarding Statement

    pdf Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment

    pdf Child Protection Guidelines  (see for more information on Child Protection)

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  • Twelve Months of Irish Traditions and Superstitions

    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

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  • Holiday Calendar 2020

    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.

    Holiday Calendar 2020 (Dept. of Ed.)

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  • Annual Calendar 2020

    pdfAnnual Calendar 2020 (Updated 11th February)

    Please note that the Annual Calendar is subject to change on an ongoing basis. 

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  • Spinning for Niall

    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

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  • S&C Suite - Timetable & Terms of Use

    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

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  • Substitute Teaching 2019/20


    The Board of Management invites applications from suitably qualified persons who wish to be considered for

    Substitute Teaching Positions

    which may arise during the course of the 2019/20 academic year. Aplications on official forms only (available below). Completed application forms should be sent by email  to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please state “Sub Teaching” in

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  • UCC History Competition

    History Comp

    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

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  • 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

    Erasmus B Creative

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  • How the Educational Needs of Students in CCS are Managed

    Continuum Of Support CCS 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

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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