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U16 Rugby - Omagh Leave Valiant CCS Stuck in a Ruck!

We were prepared for anything: Gear bags packed, water bottles filled, the finest rugby kits in the school freshly washed, Ethan was coming; we were set. A full squad ready of the top u16 rugby players in the school (also Sean) were going to Omagh to win. Then the match was cancelled and we had to go back to class, despite the protests of three of our players who had missed breakfast that morning. Slightly disheartened, but unbroken, we once again prepared ourselves mentally and physically to play a bit of rugby as a team, despite a change in manager from Mr. McNally to Mr. Spencer. Then it got cancelled and we had to go back to class, again, to the dismay of the players and the manager alike. The next day, tired, and desperate to actually get playing rugby, we headed to Omagh without Ethan (singing his wee heart out at the talent show) or Ronan Kelly (rushed to NowDoc after scraping his knee), taking the wrong kits and a size 4 ball instead of a size 5.

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TYA Catering Module Wrap-up Taste-test

TYA Cookery Module

TYA recently had their final taste-test session as part of their Catering Module. Over the course of the module, they had a brief introduction to catering with a focus towards safe and hygienic food preparation for prospective employment in the food industry. Students selected, prepared, cooked, served and evaluated a range of dishes and demonstrated a wide array of practical cookery and personal management skills.

Dancing at Lughnasa Photo Album

Dancing at Lughnasa

Dancing at Lughnasa photo album

The curtains are closed, the tears have been shed and the Áras is shut...so you'll forgive us for not writing the Dancing at Lughnasa match report today. But thanks to Transition Year pupil, Éadaoin Doherty, we have a superb photographic review of a wonderful show. The video is on the way...

The Physics of Hobbies (James Soper)

James Sope rCCS

James Soper, internationally renowned science presenter, ex-professional circus performer and Guinness World Record holding juggler, performs this fast-paced and interactive show especially written for 14-16 year olds and the Tyndall Lectures.

In the show, James will challenge and inspire the audience to look at their passions and hobbies and see that the physics behind their hobbies is the same physics that drives our modern world and could be their passport to rewarding future careers.

Combining live physics demonstrations together with a multimedia presentation and lots of engaging audience inspiration, this show is guaranteed to have your students thinking and talking long into the future.

Spraoi agus Spórt (Carndonagh) Youth Club Feasibility Study

Spraoi agus Spórt (Carndonagh) are carrying out a feasibility study to establish if a Youth Club for 12-17 year old could be set up in a dedicated space in Carndonagh. They need as many ideas and as much input from young people and the local community as possible in order to make this study worthwhile.

They would appreciate if you could take the time to complete this survey using this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9SKYHS2

Pope John Paul II Awards 2018

Pope John Paul II AwardCongratulations to the 5th year students who received their John Paul II Awards at a ceremony in the Millennium Forum in Derry, 5th February 2018. The students actively took part in the life of their Church and in the life of their community and society. In total, Carndonagh Community School received eleven gold awards and seven bronze awards. The students are pictured with the Bishop of Derry, Bishop Donal McKeown and the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, Jude Okolo. Well done to all involved.

The Students receiving the awards were: Ella Devlin, Rachel Doherty, Amy Doherty, Breda Doherty, Ciaran Doherty, Maurita Doherty, Megan Gallagher, Katlyn Grant, Emma Harkin, Sorcha Hession, Danielle Houghton, Aisling McCarron, Ciara McGonagle, Chantelle McLaughlin, Rachel Moore, Eimear Smith and Johnathan Toye.