Transition Year

Bank of Ireland Financial Wellness Week at CCS

BoIWelnessCCS3Financial Wellness Week took place from Monday 12th of November until Friday 16th of November. During this week, with the help of Mrs. Farren, Lucia McCauley Bank of Ireland Youth Co-Ordinator delivered talks to 2nd years right up to Leaving Cert students on the importance of Financial Wellness and underpinning Financial Independence. Talks covered a range of different areas, from Savings, Budgeting, CV and Interview Skills, and reading a payslip just to name a few things covered.

During the week Bank of Ireland School Bank was also set up. This consisted of six Transition Year students. These students went through an application process and an interview. This facility enabled students to open a bank account at school. The students ran the school bank themselves. They advertised via social media, posters, flyers and by presenting the information to different year groups. The School Bank team this year consisted of:

Branch Manager: Aoife Smyth
Sales Manager: Joshua Downey
Marketing Manager: William O’Canain
Operations: Athena McLaughlin
Digi Advisor: Kirsty Gallagher and Callum Doherty

Another fantastic Bank of Ireland School Bank held at Carndonagh Community School; looking forward to next year!

Tourism Trip TYF

Tourism Mrs McGoldrick

TYF Tourism trip photo album

By Kayleen, Eimear and Ronan TYF

We went on our tourism trip on Thursday, 4th of October; we left the school at 11:20 and headed to the Famine Village.

The Famine Village 
We arrived at the Famine Village where we met our tour guide and the owner Pat Doherty. He explained to us how dependent his business and Inishowen businesses in general are on cross border tourists. He explained the effects that Brexit will have on his business and other Irish businesses. He also talked about how all his income is mostly made from coach groups and tours. He then took us on a guided tour of the attractions including his own thatch cottage that he grew up in, a brewery where he showed us how poitin used to be made. (All was going well until Ms McGoldrick informed Mr Doherty that we were not 18!!...So no shots of poitin for us). We then went to the haunted house and escape house. After this we got back on the bus and made our way to the Glen House.

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TY v Teachers Gaelic Football Photo Album

TY Pupils 2018

TY v Teachers Gaelic Football photo album

The annual TY v Teachers Gaelic football match was played on Friday, 28th September. As expected, the staff (with a little help) showed that age and class go hand in hand, bossing the majority of the game. The pupils only really got to grips with the situation when their ENTIRE squad appeared to take to the pitch for the last five minutes. Nevertheless, when Ref O'Donnell blew the final whistle, it was decided that the staff had won by roughly a point (with emphasis on "roughly"). The actual scoreline may never be known. So, another year, another victory for the staff team, who would like to thank the "substitute teachers" who helped to make up the numbers on the day. Best wishes to Mr. Joe Higgins, who has played his last match for the staff. The man will not be easily replaced, although we assume he'll come out of retirement one last time...every year! The pupils must now wait until the annual soccer match to redeem themselves...Good luck with that, folks!

TY Team Bonding Day

Mud Run 2018

TY Mud Run photo / video album

How fast can you run in the mud??? Apparently not very fast. The TYs had their first trip to Extreme Adventures in Letterkenny. The obstacle courses followed by a mud run proved a sticky situation for some. Loads of fun, laughs and teamwork helped to contribute to a fantastic day. Well done to all the students and of course the teachers and SNAs.

Something fishy going on in the Criminal Courts of Justice!

National Mock Trial 2018

PHOTO ALBUM - National Mock Trials 2018

A much pared down team of only nine pupils represented CCS in the qualifying heats of the 2018 National Mock Trial competition in the Criminal Courts of Justice on Saturday, 21st April. Every team had to prepare for three trials. CCS had to argue both sides of a case called the People v Pat Plaice, about an aptly named fast food restaurant and shop owner called Gabriel Codd who was allegedly robbed by the equally aptly named defendant, Pat Plaice. We were the defence team in our other case, the People v Francis Cara, the defendant being accused of petrol-bombing the home of his girlfriend's parents. All in a day's work for the CCS legal eagles!

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