Transition Year

Colour Run Raises €550 for Jigsaw

Colour Run Jigsaw

Pinch, punch start of the month! Gringotts Bank (TY) kicked off March with a splash of colour by holding a 5k colour run at CCS in aid of Jigsaw. On Wednesday, 1st March, First, Second and Transition Year students were seen racing around the school in white, dodging buckets of paint being thrown at them by a few gleeful teachers. The run managed to raise a great sum of €550 for Jigsaw, a very worthy cause that our school has been working very hard for all year. Thanks to everyone who took part and helped with organising and picture-taking. We couldn’t have done it without you. – Gringotts Bank

Student Enterprise Awards - Regional Final Success for CCS

Enterprise Awards 2017

What a BOW-TIE-FUL day it was for Aine Mc Kinney 1C, Mary Mullins 1C and Caitlin Monagle 1C when they got through to the National Finals of the Student Enterprise Awards in Dublin. As part of the Competition in Letterkenny the girls had to write up a detailed Business Report, put up a display stand and do a presentation in front of three judges. WHAT AN IMPRESSION THEY MADE. Aine was a natural when showcasing the Business to the judges; they were so impressed and said that she outshone many of the seniors on the day.

The Student Enterprise Programme (SEP) is the biggest enterprise competition for students in Ireland. It helps students to grasp real life skills associated with running a real enterprise including working as part of a team, managing production and finances, organising a sales and marketing campaign and liaising directly with customers, judges and the media. 

Each year over 22,000 students from all over Ireland get to find out what it’s really like to be their own boss and run their own business by taking part in the Student Enterprise Programme. As well as finding out what life is like as their own boss, students could also be in with a chance of winning some great prizes including: National Trophy and plenty of Cash Prizes; Local and National Media Profile, including TV and Radio appearances. Good Luck girls and hopefully you will bring that National Trophy Back to CCS.

Well done to TY students Adam Mullins, Evan McLaughlin and Shaun Hirrell from H.C.P. (Hand Crafted Products) and Maurita Doherty, Kate Grant and Rachel Moore from Sew Cute and Crafty, who represented the school in the Senior Category of the Student Enterprise Awards Regional Final on Wednesday, 1st March. The students have been working extremely hard on their businesses since October and Wednesday 1st March was the culmination of all their hard work. Both teams gave excellent presentations and received very positive feedback from the judges; the boys for their range of wooden charging stations for smart phones and tablets and the girls with their beautiful handmade bunting to suit any occasion. While victory wasn't to be theirs on the day, the students did the school proud and no doubt we will be hearing from these young entrepreneurs again in the future!

Congratulations and best of luck to our Junior students from Bow-Tie-Ful as they progress to the national finals in Croke Park.

Bank of Ireland - Student Bank - Mondays at Lunchtime

Bank of Ireland CCS

CCS BoI Student Bank photo album

Attention Parents! Why not start that college fund?

CCS, in conjunction with Bank of Ireland, are now in "The Tech" every Monday lunchtime to help students from 1st to 6th year open accounts. All your child has to do is:

1. Fill out the application form at our stall on Monday.
2. Then they will receive a text from the Bank of Ireland asking them to clarify they want to open an account.
3. When they free reply "yes" they will receive another text with a link to the rest of the steps.

Let us do the hard work!

"We launched our Bank of Ireland school bank on Monday, 30th January and it has been the most successful Bank of Ireland school bank launch the school has ever seen! If we activate 50 accounts, there will be a draw for an iPad mini and if we activate 100 accounts, the first 100 who opened an account get to go to an Ireland football or rugby match."

Christmas Fayre a Resounding Success


Christmas Fayre photo album

On 16th December, Transition Year hosted the inaugural Christmas Fayre in the Áras. The event was coordinated by Enterprise teachers and facilitated by the technical departments in the school. The goods on sale were produced to a very high standard and reflected all that is good in TY and in CCS. It was a memorable day for everyone in CCS, pupils and teachers alike. A debt of gratitude is owed to Ms Mary Harkin, Ms Emma Doherty, Ms Elaine McGoldrick, Mr James Doherty and Mr Conor McDonough. Thanks also to the many staff who gave of their time and expertise to help: Mrs Pauline McDermott, Mr Michael Doherty, Mr Finbarr Gallagher and SNAs Mrs Ellen Bowyer, Ms Marie Lafferty and Ms Laura Farren. The fayre raised almost €4000.

Bank of Ireland TY Positions Filled

BOITY 2The suspense is finally over! The following applicants have been successful in their quest for the much sought after positions in the Bank of Ireland School Bank:

Branch Manager - Cáití Farren
Sales & Marketing - Chantelle McLaughlin
Operations & Audit Specialist - Rori Doherty
Digital Advisors / Customer Service Officials - Daniel McCormick, Shaun Hirrell and Danielle Houghton

Well done to all!

AIB Build a Bank Positions Filled

Build a BankCongratulations to the TYs who were successful in the recent AIB Build a Bank interviews. 

The positions have been filled as follows:
Bank Manager - Ellen Simmons TYB
Financial Controller - Brigid Doherty TYE
Events Planner - Eimear Smith TYC
Chief Operating Officer - Aisling McCarron TYE
Marketing - Rachel Devlin TYA
Artist - Kate Durey TYA

The school bank made its debut at lunchtime on Thursday, 29th November. Well done to all candidates who presented for interview. This was a great learning experience, regardless of the outcome. CCS are very grateful to the AIB for affording the pupils this opportunity.