Paper Cups binned...Reusable Cups for Everyone!

Resuable Cups Carndonagh CS 2

The Reduce-Reuse-Recycle theme in CCS is about to step up a level with the introduction of reusable cups for every person in the school. Very soon there will be no throw-away cups available on campus, which is good news as a recent study by a group of pupils estimated that 1200 paper cups are binned every week. The school has invested in 'travel mug' style cups with lids for every pupil (and staff member who needs one). No cup, no coffee! That should ensure 100% usage. Pupils will be encouraged to wash/dry cups at home for use the following day. It's ambitious and won't be without teething problems, but if the discussion is convenience versus the environment, there can only be one winner. CCS is a Green School and will continue to take steps in the right direction. Now, would you like a nice cup of tea? Ah, go on...

School Uniform Update - August 2019

As a result of evaluating the school uniform and feedback we received throughout the year, we would like to inform you that, from August 2019, if a girl chooses to wear a skirt or pinafore, they must be knee length. If a student chooses to wear trousers, absolutely no jeggings or leggings should be worn to school.

From August, if a student comes to school not wearing the proper uniform they will be asked to go home and change. We would like your support in this.

As a school we pride ourselves on how positively our students represent CCS on all occasions. We would like to maintain this very positive image of the students in CCS.

Annual Prizegiving 2019

Annual Prizegiving 2019

Annual Prizegiving Ceremony 2019 photo album

The Annual Prizegiving Ceremony for academic achievement took place on Friday, 25th January in front of a capacity Áras. The guest speaker on the day was Carndonagh-based author, Paul Lynch. His message was simply that if you work hard hard enough at what you love, you'll eventually get the luck you need! CCS Staff, Management and Board of Management would like to congratulate all awardees on their achievements to date. Keep up the good work.

Role of Social Media in Cyberbullying - Survey Results & Safe Tips

On Monday 21st January, in conjunction with the Student Council, the students of CCS were asked for their opinion about whether social media has contributed to an increase in bullying in schools.

The results were collated and showed that an overwhelming majority of the student body - 65% - felt that yes it had.

DOWNLOAD - Seven Top Tips to help keep your child safe online

Tuesday 5th February is the designated EU Safer Internet Day.

CCS will be supporting this initiative in the following way:

• SPHE curriculum.

• Webtext to Parents: ‘How to keep your child safe online’.

• Donegal Youth Service: Student and Parent workshops:

➢ Parent Workshop: Wednesday February 6th, Aras, 7pm
➢ Student Workshop: Thursday February 7th.

CCS Cyber Bullying Survey

Minister Joe McHugh Visits CCS

Joe McHugh CCS

Minister Joe McHugh Visits CCS photo album

On Monday 10th December the Minister for Education & Skills, Joe Mc Hugh T.D. visited the school.

He met with members of the Board of Management, members of the Student Council and Prefects and discussed the development needs of the school and the challenges faced in managing a large school with a dispersed campus.

He was presented with a copy of The Last of the Name and a hand woven tweed scarf made especially for him by Anne McGonigle of Glendowen Crafts.

He took a tour of the school and was amazed at the extent of the campus.

Afterwards he met with and talked to the 5th Year Politics & Society class, the Prefects and the Student Council.

Read more: Minister Joe McHugh Visits CCS