Published: Tuesday, 31 May 2016 09:11
Well done to Class 1A who recently took part in a debate against our neighbouring school St Patrick’s Boys. There was great excitement in Ms Crawford’s English class leading up to the event and everyone in the class had a role to play on the day, a role that each student in the class carried out extremely well. However, a special mention has to be given to the captain of the 1A debating team Katelyn McDaid and her fellow debaters Liam Doherty and Rory Lynch. These three wonderful students know how important it is for young people to have their voice heard and we certainly heard their voices loud and clear in the Áras when they opposed the motion that, “School uniforms are a good idea”. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be for 1A and the motion was carried. Nonetheless, the students did the school proud on the day. Note to Management: It would seem that the incoming first year students are going to have no problem wearing the uniform! Thanks to Ms Fiona McLaughlin for helping adjudicate on the day and well done to both 1A and St Patrick’s Boys National School.
Published: Tuesday, 23 February 2016 15:54
Legend has it that the famous writer Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in just 6 words. He took on the challenge and wrote the following story “For sale, baby shoes, never worn”. Apparently he called it his best work.
Well if Hemingway can do it then so can we thus there was great excitement throughout the school during the month of January as the students and teachers of CCS took on the challenge of writing an essay in just six word.
Top ten student entries:
Secondary school, one friend, two faces - Nikita Doherty
I ran, but not quick enough - Lewis Grant
The image was sent, consequences tragic - Sam Todd
Broken car, broken tree, broken heart - Laura Campbell
A war within myself, battle lost – Niamh Mc Callion
Eyes meet, new love, first born - Beth Farren
Real diamonds, never bought, think why - Katie Doherty
The car, the family, the end - Ultan Doherty
Went to war, never loved again - Kieran Grant
Saw a call, not the bus - Oisin Moyne
From these superb stories, it was very difficult to choose a winner but three winners were selected.
Joint first place: “I ran, but not quick enough” - Lewis Grant / “Went to war, never loved again”- Kieran Grant
Second Place: “Secondary school, one friend, two faces”- Nikita Doherty
The standard from the teachers was also very impressive and with a lot of deliberation and some judging help needed from outside of CCS a winner was chosen:
“Thus, silence, toddler giggles, mission complete” – Ms Yvonne O’Brien