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TY Trip to Lansdowne Road (Ireland v Georgia)

TY Ireland v Georgia

TY Trip to Lansdowne Road photo album

On Thursday, 6th October, forty-five TY students set off from CCS for Ireland v Georgia. A quick pit-stop in the Blanchardstown Centre allowed the students to refuel before heading out to the Aviva Stadium for the World Cup qualifier. While the game was a poor spectacle, the students had a great time getting fully involved in the chants and cheers. Donegal native Seamus Coleman not only scored but managed to assist himself for the goal!!! The students were great ambassadors for the school and while it was late home on Friday morning (2am), the majority made it to school the following day. Well done all.

Senior Girls Soccer - CCS 2-0 Deele College

CCS Deele LadiesThe senior ladies kicked-off the season with a comprehensive 2-0 victory over Deele College on Wednesday, 5th October. A fantastic team-worked goal finished by Shania McGonigle, and an own-goal were enough to see the ladies through. The scoreline may have read 2-0, but as Mourinho himself said this week, "It could have been 3-0 or 4-0 at half-time, 6-0 at the end of the game, but the result was 2-0; that's football". It was a real team performance from start to finish. CCS stopped Deele crossing the halfway line in the first half, with only a couple of opposition raids in the second. The squad can be proud of their performance as they look forward to their final group match next week against Milford. With news filtering through that local rivals Moville have pulled out of the competition, the girls are more focused than ever, believing that this is their year. If they can replicate a performance like Wednesday's next time out, they'll find themselves in another Ulster Semi-final.

European Day of Language 2016

Euro Day Language 2016

European Day of Language 2016 photo album

The Annual European Day of Language took place on Friday, 30th October. The Canteen was once again decked out with signature dishes from around Europe (and the world). The more adventurous among the pupils got stuck into snails, frog legs and kangaroo. Impressively, a whole lobster also made an appearance on the menu. It was a fine spread that intrigued the pupils, though many were cautious and a few were just plain squeemish. Overall, however, it was a day of cultural appreciation.

Dyslexia Awareness Week - CCS Screening Initiative

Dyslexia Awareness 2016The week of the 3rd of October is Dyslexia Awareness Week in CCS. Dyslexia affects 1 in 10 students. There are many definitions of dyslexia. A very simple one would be that dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which makes it hard for some people to learn, read, write and/or spell correctly.

Under the umbrella of The CCS Dyslexia Initiative and to coincide with Dyslexia Awareness Week, we will be screening all CCS students in their class groups for dyslexia using computer software. The hope is to identify pupils with slight dyslexia that might have gone undiscovered. However, if you decide that you do not wish for your child to be screened, please provide notice in their School Journal.

Cathal, Sam and Mr. Cavanagh Feature in Senior Soccer Ad Campaign

Cathal Farren, Sam Todd and Mr. Martin Cavanagh have just gone primetime, having appeared on Bank of Ireland's advert for the senior soccer season. The polished ad features three Irish Internationals (Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce and Wes Hoolahan), possibly a couple of future Internationals, AND of course one ex-International! The Inishowen lads refused to do any interviews, claiming to have used up all their cliches on the way down. At the end of the day, it's all about the football...

Junior Cert Results Day 2016

Junior Cert A-Grades 2016

Junior Cert Results Day photo album

It was a particularly happy and successful day in CCS on Wednesday, 14th September. Congratulations to all of our pupils who received their Junior Cert results. Pictured is a group of pupils who amassed fifty Higher Level A-grades between them (one of whom achieved a clean sweep of 11 A-grades). There's no mystery in the achievement. The recipe for success remains being at school every day, bringing commitment to studies, and maintaining an all-round balance between study and extra-curricular activities.

Judging by the exchanges between pupils and staff yesterday, it's obvious that pupils acknowledge the great efforts made by their teachers and parents, who always encourage pupils to do their best.