- Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2020 09:50
Open Night 2020 took place on Tuesday, 28th January. The Áras was at capacity to welcome incoming pupils and parents / guardians. Mrs. Marie Therese Doherty, Mr. John McGuinness and Mr. Liam Harkin spoke briefly about what prospective pupils can expect in academic terms over the next few years, while current pupils - Katelyn McDaid and Oran Raymond - talked about the fun stuff! The crowd then made their way to the New Tech to sample the atmosphere of being a pupil at CCS. The staff always put on a good show, with treats from the Home Ec. Dept., eye-opening Science experiments, hands-on engineering demos and prize quizzes at every table. Open Night 2020 was a great advert for Carndonagh Community School.
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 must have a minimum of 12 pupils.
This is Stand Up Week!...And Friday 15th November was LGBTI+ Awareness Day. The theme for this national event was "No one would have to come out if everyone chose to come in." School uniform jumpers were swapped for all the colours of the rainbow. CCS continues to fully embrace LGBTI+ pupils, typified by the outpouring of colour on Friday. Thanks to all pupils and staff involved.
Mr. Colm Doherty made a return to the head of the class (for one day only) on Friday, 4th October for Junior Cert Results Day. Mr. Doherty congratulated the pupils on their results, while reminding them that results day is just a snapshot in time. What happens next is just as important. So keep at it! He also insisted that pupils take care during celebrations and look after each other as well as themselves. Thanks to Ms. Marie Therese Doherty (HSCL) for the cookies and capri suns. It was a nice way to end the week.
The Reduce-Reuse-Recycle theme in CCS is about to step up a level with the introduction of reusable cups for every person in the school. Very soon there will be no throw-away cups available on campus, which is good news as a recent study by a group of pupils estimated that 1200 paper cups are binned every week. The school has invested in 'travel mug' style cups with lids for every pupil (and staff member who needs one). No cup, no coffee! That should ensure 100% usage. Pupils will be encouraged to wash/dry cups at home for use the following day. It's ambitious and won't be without teething problems, but if the discussion is convenience versus the environment, there can only be one winner. CCS is a Green School and will continue to take steps in the right direction. Now, would you like a nice cup of tea? Ah, go on...