'Dancing at Lughnasa' Auditions

'Dancing at Lughnasa' Auditions

We invite you to join us on this magical journey of memory, illusion and dancing.

'Dancing at Lughnasa' is a powerful play set in the summer of 1936, the last time the five Irish Mundy sisters were together. It is a summer of changes. Uncle Jack returns from a long mission in Abyssinia, their first radio brings music into the home and a young man with a lust for adventure returns for a visit. 'Dancing at Lughnasa' is a story told by the youngest sister’s son, whose memories of this fateful summer transports the audience back in time to meet these strong women and their family. He says at the end, “What fascinates me about that memory is that it owes nothing to fact. In that memory atmosphere is more real than incident and everything is simultaneously actual and illusory…Dancing as if language no longer exists because words were no longer necessary.” We invite you to join us on this magical journey of memory, illusion and dancing.

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pdfAudition Script 1  |  pdfAudition Script 2  |  pdfAudition Script 3  |  pdfAudition Script 4

Our Journey so far with Health Promoting Schools

Health Promoting Schools

What Is HPS?
Health Promoting School (HPS) is about giving school an extra focus on health. It encourages teachers, students, parents and guardians to look at how schools can promote health and wellbeing.

What theme was chosen? Why?
The theme we chose was improving our school toilet facilities. We chose this theme because the toilets needed an upgrade and it was one of the main issues that students felt needed to be prioritised.

What our HPS achievements are to date?
All toilets in the main building of the school and the gym were upgraded e.g painted walls, new locks, new tiles, flush posters, new hand dryers, soap and hot water. The eating area was also expanded, e.g new tables and benches, leaving space to enjoy lunch.

What are plans are for the future?
We plan to sustain the current toilet upgrades by affirming the new 1st years of the work that was done in the past year. 

- Showing students the PowerPoint on hygiene in SPHE classes.
- Encouraging the students to respect our new toilet and eating facilities.

We also hope to upgrade the toilets in the Maths Building, 4th Unit and the 5th Unit in the near future.

Tips for Parents of Children with Dyslexia

Transfer from Primary to Post Primary can be a difficult transition for many students and it can be more so for a student with dyslexia.

The pamphlet below (created by teachers in Carndonagh CS) provides tips to help ease the transition...

Dyslexia Pamphlet

Parents Associations - AGM Schedule (September / October 2017) AMENDED SCHEDULE

Tue. 12th Sept. AGM Malin / Malin Head Parents Assoc. (8pm, Scoil Treasa Naofa)

Wed. 13th Sept. AGM Iskaheen / Moville Parents Assoc. (8pm, Quigley's Point Community Centre)

Wed. 13th Sept. AGM Culdaff / Gleneely Parents Assoc. (8pm, Bocan Hall)

Thurs. 14th Sept. AGM Carndonagh Parents Assoc. (8.30pm, School Áras)

Tues. 19th Sept. AGM Clonmany Parents Assoc. (8pm, Strand Hotel)

Wed. 11th Oct. CPC (8pm, School Board Room)

Leaving Cert Results Day 2017

Leaving Cert Results Day 2017

Leaving Cert Results Day photo album

Leaving Cert. results day in Carndonagh Community School began with the admin staff collecting the results from the Post Office at 9am on a damp Wednesday morning. However the smiles and general contentment with the results among the pupils who called to collect their result soon brightened up the day.

With 195 pupils sitting the Leaving Cert and 15 sitting the Leaving Cert. Applied, this was one of our biggest year groups for some time. I am delighted to see so many of our pupils realise their ambitions, getting the points to proceed to the next stage of their careers. It is a tremendous achievement for the huge majority of pupils who enrolled 5/6 years ago to have stayed the course and successfully negotiated their Leaving Cert. which is one of the great rites of passage in Ireland. The attendance of so many of their teachers today in school reflects the relationship our teachers have with their pupils. We are grateful to their parents and their teachers for encouraging and supporting them over the 5/6 years.

As usual we had the full range of achievements - those who needed several honours or several passes to move on to the next stage. Our highest score was 613 points with a dozen pupils achieving 500 points or higher. I was really pleased to talk with one of our pupils who has mapped out his career in the fishing industry, as this is still a big part of the Inishowen heritage. Our best wishes to all our Leaving Certs. Celebrate your achievements, look out for one another and take care of yourselves wherever you go.

Paul Fiorentini