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Careers Day (Organised by 5B LCVP)

LCVP Careers Day

LCVP Careers Day photo album

Class 5B LCVP organised a Careers Talk Day in the Aras. The day proved to be extremely productive and informative. The invited guests from all different backgrounds gave the students an insight into their world. The feedback from both the students and the guests was extremely positive. A special thanks to all who took the time out of their busy schedule to join us on the day:

Tara Shortt: General Manager, Special Delivery Unit, HSE  |  Sarah Mc Laughlin : Art Therapists  |  Anna Quigley: Vet  |  Shaun Mc Laughlin : Guard  |  Kathy Donaghy : Journalist  |  Seamus Kelly : Doctor  |  James Ball: Oyster Farmer  |  Jennifer Coffey: Accounting Manager  |  Michael : Pharmacist  |  Dermott O Brien: Sports Administrator/Sports Coach  |  Pauric Bonner: Branch Manager AIB  |  Brian Vaughan : BIM ( Fishing)  |  Eddie Doherty/John Doherty: Fire Brigade  |  Tony Boyce: Personal trainer and Vol. Irish Coast Guard  |  Mark Carlin; Architect  |  John Mc Cay: Architect  |  Maria Stevens: Kinesiology  |  Brendan Boyle: Retired Secondary School Teacher  |  Stephen Sheridan; Careers Support Officer NWRC  |  Feargall Taitt EMT

5th Year Home Ec. Students Visit “Recipe 4 Success”

5th Year Home Ec Trip

Fifth Year Home Ec. Trip photo album  |  Home Ec. Trip video

On Thursday, 9th November 2017, the 5th year Home Economics students left Carndonagh for an overnight trip that was to include a visit to the cookery school “Recipe 4 Success” in Limerick. After a long journey we arrived at the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh where we received a warm welcome from the staff. We all then enjoyed dinner in the hotel and a good night’s sleep was had by all!! After a 07:15 breakfast, we left the Abbey Court for a 25 minute bus ride to the “Recipe 4 Success” cookery school in Annacotty, Limerick. This cookery school has developed a very successful Leaving Certificate Home Economics cookery skills programme. It is a highly interactive educational format which includes a mixture of demonstrations and hands on activities. As a result, the students were well equipped to tackle the three food assignments which were covered. This programme develops new skills, confidence and a clear understanding of the techniques required to investigate and make – Hot and cold soufflés – Preservation, including citrus marmalade and Healthy eating, including Cajun Chicken, Sweet potatoes and healthy coleslaw.

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Weekly Maths Puzzle - Puzzle 5 (Sponsored by Banba!)

BanbaHave a go at the following puzzle to win yourself a voucher for a hot chocolate and a tray bake in the delicious Café Banba!! Answers (including name and class) to be posted in the answer box at the Coffee Dock.

Maths Puzzle Week 5

Irish Oral Workshop

Irish Oral Workshop

Irish Oral Workshop photo album

On Wednesday, 22nd November, 6th year Irish students were treated to an interactive workshop when Highrock Productions visited the school. 'Caith Amach É,' a Leaving Cert Irish Oral Show and Workshop has toured over 200 schools in 24 counties in Ireland. It has been seen by over 40,000 students.

The show covered the 20 dreaded Sraith Pictiúir through a series of comedic sketches and songs and really brought the material to life. After the sketch show the company gave a talk to all students offering tips/memory techniques in preparation for the cómhra. It was clear from the wealth of laughter and applause that all students in attendance enjoyed themselves thoroughly. We look forward to welcoming Highrock Productions back next year for another hilarious yet informative production.

U16 Girls GAA v Coláiste Ailigh


U16 Girls GAA v Coláiste Ailigh photo album

The U16 girls took on a strong, attacking side in Coláiste Ailigh on Tuesday, 23rd November. Both teams had difficulties on a sodden pitch. Ailigh ran out winners in the end, although the CCS ladies put in a good performance. That wraps things up for the U16s. The Management would like to thank all the girls for their dedication to both training and matches since September.

Mock Trial Team Commended as Daniel Wins Top Lawyer

CCS on Trial Daniel McCormickCCS put in a brave shift at the Empire Mock Trial World Championships in New York; the team received several commendations from the judges. While we await the return of the team and the full rundown, we can confirm that Daniel McCormick scooped the Top Lawyer the world! Not a bad day's work. We'd like to extend our admiration and congratulations to all the pupils, teachers, families and fundraisers who brought the whole thing together. The 2017 team have set the standard.

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