Carndonagh Community School opened on 1st August 1973. In 2018 we will be commemorating and celebrating 45 years of the school. To mark the event, we hope to bring together the recollections and reminiscences of as many of our past pupils (and staff) as possible, with a view to compiling a chronicle of memories.
Our aim is to have contributions from every year – 1973-2018. We have past pupils all over Ireland and all over the world, and also a great many who stayed in Inishowen. Everyone has their story and we want to hear it. Besides the online form (see above), there are several ways to contact us...
To jog your memory, have a look at the Inis Dúinn 30th Anniversary Magazine. You're in there...somewhere!
The Carndonagh Community School Calendar will adhere to the DES school closures below, but will also carry details of all events, activities and school closures particular to CCS. Parents, teachers and pupils should note that the DES has approved school closures to enable planning for the introduction of Junior Cycle…
We were prepared for anything: Gear bags packed, water bottles filled, the finest rugby kits in the school freshly washed, Ethan was coming; we were set. A full squad ready of the top u16 rugby players in the school (also Sean) were going to Omagh to win. Then the match was cancelled and we had to go back to class, despite the protests of three of our players who had missed breakfast that morning. Slightly disheartened, but unbroken, we once again prepared ourselves mentally and physically to play a bit of rugby as a team, despite a change in manager from Mr. McNally to Mr. Spencer. Then it got cancelled and we had to go back to class, again, to the dismay of the players and the manager alike. The next day, tired, and desperate to actually get playing rugby, we headed to Omagh without Ethan (singing his wee heart out at the talent show) or Ronan Kelly (rushed to NowDoc after scraping his knee), taking the wrong kits and a size 4 ball instead of a size 5.
TYA recently had their final taste-test session as part of their Catering Module. Over the course of the module, they had a brief introduction to catering with a focus towards safe and hygienic food preparation for prospective employment in the food industry. Students selected, prepared, cooked, served and evaluated a range of dishes and demonstrated a wide array of practical cookery and personal management skills.
The curtains are closed, the tears have been shed and the Áras is shut...so you'll forgive us for not writing the Dancing at Lughnasa match report today. But thanks to Transition Year pupil, Éadaoin Doherty, we have a superb photographic review of a wonderful show. The video is on the way...
James Soper, internationally renowned science presenter, ex-professional circus performer and Guinness World Record holding juggler, performs this fast-paced and interactive show especially written for 14-16 year olds and the Tyndall Lectures.
In the show, James will challenge and inspire the audience to look at their passions and hobbies and see that the physics behind their hobbies is the same physics that drives our modern world and could be their passport to rewarding future careers.
Combining live physics demonstrations together with a multimedia presentation and lots of engaging audience inspiration, this show is guaranteed to have your students thinking and talking long into the future.
Spraoi agus Spórt (Carndonagh) are carrying out a feasibility study to establish if a Youth Club for 12-17 year old could be set up in a dedicated space in Carndonagh. They need as many ideas and as much input from young people and the local community as possible in order to make this study worthwhile.
They would appreciate if you could take the time to complete this survey using this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9SKYHS2
Gaisce Bronze / Silver Awards 2017-18 (Info Pack)
Students who wish to complete the Gaisce Bronze or Silver Awards in 2017-18 must do the following FIVE things...
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.