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Home Based Programme 2018

The Department of Education and Skills is pleased to announce the details of the 2018 Home Based July Provision Programme. Parents/Legal Guardians are requested to read the Information Note before they complete the Application Form.

Parents should note that:

Priority will be given to applications received on or before 04 May 2018. The closing date for receipt of applications to avail of the Home Based July Provision Grant Scheme is 18 May 2018.

Senior Boys Soccer - Irish Champs...Again!

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All-Ireland Senior Soccer Final - Video Highlights (Preview)

The post-match report will have a lot to say about preparation, camaraderie, honest effort, Inishowen generosity and a SUPERB pass-and-move performance from CCS. (And if it's written by Callum Harley, it'll also have some hilarious one-liners...) There'll be extended highlights available by the long weekend. For the time-being, enjoy the 5-minute digest of another great day for sport in Carndonagh Community School. Congrats once again to Mr. Cavanagh and his All-Ireland Champions.

Senior Boys Ready for Whitehall Showdown

Bank of Ireland FAI Schools Dr. Tony O’Neill Senior National Cup Final
Coláiste Chiaráin, Athlone vs Carndonagh Community School
Home Farm FC, Whitehall
Wednesday, April 25, KO 1pm

All Ireland Senior Soccer Squad 2018

Senior Soccer - All Ireland Final Prep (photo album)

The senior soccer class of 2018 will seek to summon the spirit of 2016 when they take to the Whitehall pitch on Wednesday. The lads have brushed aside all-comers until now, but they know that nothing can be taken for granted as the final hurdle nears. Mr. Martin Cavanagh knows the score at this stage, having guided the seniors to glory two years ago. So, once again, nothing has been left to chance. On Tuesday, all squad members reported to the Ballyliffin Lodge for a therapeutic hour in the Spa complex. With legs relaxed, the boys moved to the dining room for dinner. It was back to work after that, with Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan taking charge of a brief but hugely informative training session. But it was his post-training speech that will no doubt ring loudest in the ears of the current squad. "Tomorrow is about true camaraderie. School football...there's nothing else like it in the ANY level. This is as good as it gets. Don't let it pass you by." And with that, there is only one more word to be said...Ready!

Mr. Cavanagh, the senior soccer squad and travelling fans would like to offer a huge thanks to Doherty Centra (Muff), The Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa, Inishowen Tours (Noel Doherty) and, once again, Ollie Horgan for their invaluable support in the lead-up to the All-Ireland Final.

Weekly Maths Puzzle - Puzzle 20 (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.


Miss Ireland Meets Maebh Brennan!

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Miss Ireland Meets Maebh Brennan photo album

Lucky Maebh Brennan 3E got to spend a day in the life of current Miss Ireland winner Lauren McDonagh. Maebh, accompanied by Miss Ireland, had her hair and make-up professionally done (Glamour- Breige Porter). She then got a beautiful dress from none other than Sequin Cinderella owner Nicola McLaughlin. Tired from all that hard work, Maebh and Miss Ireland lunched in Oscars restaurant, followed by a quick stop at Callaghans Jewellers for a bit of bling to match her beautiful outfit; of course a girl needs to have her nails done (DK Beauty)! Maebh also received a make-up bag filled with goodies from Inish Pharmacy. That was Maebh all ready for her big photoshoot with none other than talented photographer and past pupil John Doherty (John Arthur Photography, who kindly gave us permission to use a few beautiful pictures from the day). After all that tedious posing, Maebh and Miss Ireland had high tea (if you don’t mind) in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel. I think you will all agree that Maebh is looking fantastic and was more than happy to share all the details of her big day with all the SNAs and all her teachers. Maebh may have been Miss Ireland for a day but she is Miss CCS every day. Well done Maebh!

National Drop Everything and Read Challenge (DEAR)

National DEAR CCSIt’s very simple – when the clock strikes noon, just drop whatever you’re doing and READ! CCS are excited to be taking part in the DEAR Challenge on the 27th of April. All students (and staff!) will be encouraged to take advantage of this time to read between 12-12:20PM. Book boxes will be provided in classrooms and students are reminded that they can bring their own book. This is an opportunity for first years to read their 'Book in the Bag' also. Our photographer will be on hand to capture the students reading for pleasure so you can be 'photo-ready'!