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U15 Girls Soccer - CCS 3-0 St. Columba's

CCS U15 Girls Soccer

CCS 3-0 St Columba's photo album

Our U15 girls had their 2nd game of the season in the Ulster U15 Cup vs St Columba's Stranorlar. The girls welcomed Sophie Murphy back from injury but were missing the influential Katherine Doherty. The girls started the game excellently, pinning St Columba's back for long periods of the game and creating lots of chances. Erin McLaughlin was pulling the strings in midfield and Alaina Keogh and Jenna Harkin caused endless bother on the wings for the St Columba's full backs. The breakthrough came as Sophie Murphy finished expertly when well placed in the box. Carndonagh CS really piled on the pressure but the St Columba's keeper, who had an excellent game, kept them at bay. She made one excellent save from an Erin McLaughlin driven shot, tipping it onto the bar. The 2nd goal finally arrived when Alana Doherty ran onto a through ball and showed great composure to calmly slot it past the keeper. Carn CS were nearly caught with a sucker punch right before half time when sloppy play allowed the St Columba's 9 to run through. However, Kate McCallion showed great pace and determination to get back and make a tackle just before the number 9 pulled the trigger.

In the 2nd half Carndonagh CS played some of their best football of the season but could not find their way past the stubborn St Columba's defence. Erin McLaughlin thought she had our 3rd goal when her curling drive beat the keeper and was sailing into the far corner...only for a defender to head clear on the line. With 5 minutes to play, Erin McLaughlin finally got her goal with a neat toe-poke in off the post. The girls performed excellently throughout; they were defensively very sound, created lots of chances and will just need to ensure they take them the next day. Well done girls. The girls play local rivals Scoil Mhuire Buncrana in their next game.

TY Trip to Go-Quest Dublin

Go Quest Dublin

TY Go Quest Dublin photo album

On Thursday, 12th October all TYs had an early start to Dublin - every student on the bus by 7.45am – IMPRESSED!...Off to the Go Quest Challenge Zone they went. No major incidents on the way down (ok, apart from the downing of two bottles of some sugary drink…and you know what follows. Bus had to stop, student had to get off. Bus delayed for 15 mins.). On arrival at the Challenge Zone the students were put into teams and the teachers, aka “THE PROFESSIONALS”, formed their own team. The 28 challenge rooms were a mix of light physical, skill and mental challenges with three levels of difficulty. Room one and the teachers had brain-freeze and unfortunately never got time to recover. Well done to the 'Donegal Donkey Sanctuary' who claimed the top points. The students displayed impeccable behaviour and enthusiasm on the day.

TY Simon Community Awareness

Simon Community Talk

TY Simon Community Awareness photo album

Can you imagine how you could end up homeless; the course your life might take to find yourself without a roof over your head? But what if you lost your wife, your husband, your child? What if your business had to close down or you lost your job? What if your rent supplement was cut and you couldn’t stay in your home? What if you suffered from a mental illness or an addiction?

At Simon, these are the stories we hear every day. Homelessness is not as far away as people may think, especially in these tough and uncertain times. It really can happen to anyone. It is never a choice.

North West Simon Community is a not for profit organisation working to prevent and address homelessness in counties Leitrim, Sligo and Donegal.

Collette Ferguson from the North West Simon Community delivered a presentation to the Students on the work of the Simon Community. As a follow-up, the students had a “Sleep-In“ on Friday 13th in the Aras. Mr. Havlin was on night duty and claims he never closed an eye!!!!! So, who was snoring???? The rules: only bring a sleeping bag. Ms. Fiona Mc Laughlin felt she could adjust the rules slightly, bringing along a duvet, pillow and hot water bottle. Mr. Mc Donagh was in hiding after 3am. No sightings reported after that time. Strange! It was a fantastic night and only one word to describe the students - AMAZING.

Mental Health Awareness - Wellbeing Initiative

MentalHealthDayWorld Mental Health Day took place on Tuesday 10th October 2017. This day, observed on the same date annually has the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world. SPHE classes designed posters to help create awareness of the day. Further events to promote positive mental health within the school community will take place during our Wellbeing Week in January 2018.

World Mental Health Day photos

Weekly Maths Puzzle - Puzzle 2

Weekly Math Puzzle - all students are free to participate; a weekly prize is up for grabs. Place answers in the box outside the Main Office before the end of the day every Friday. Don't forget to include name and calss...

Maths Puzzle Week 2