Gaisce President's Award 2018

Gaisce Presidents Award 2018

Congratulations to our Fifth and Sixth year students who recently received their certificates, medals and pins for achieving their Bronze Gaisce Award. The Gaisce Award, which means 'great achievement' in Irish is a self-development programme for all young people between the ages of 15-25. All of the students pictured above with TY coordinator Ms Farren and Gaisce President Award Leader (PAL) Mr McGee, achieved their award by completing four key challenge areas. These included volunteering in their communities, learning a new personal skill, getting involved in physical activity and completing a 2-day Adventure Journey. If any TY, Fifth or Sixth Year student would like to get more information on how to complete the Gaisce Award, go to www.gaisce.ie or speak to Mr McGee at school.

Seniors Visit Inishowen Engineering

Seniors Inishowen Engineering

Senior Boys Visit Inishowen Engineering photo album

You've driven past it many times and I bet wondered "What happens in there?'"...Well, 34 Senior Boys from CCS recently had the opportunity to glimpse inside the incredible INISHOWEN ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING business in Drumfries. Firstly the boys were given a talk on the "Apprenticeship Programme" run by Donegal ETB and how it might suit them following on from the Leaving Certificate. Then on went the high-vis jackets and safety goggles and off the boys went on a tour of the facilities. The boys were lucky enough to see every machine in operation and the start-to-finish on the production line. We even met some past pupils who are working their way through the Apprenticeship scheme...It definitely proved a hit with the boys and gave them some food for thought!

Ahoy Sinbad!

Senior Boys 2018Senior Boys visit National Fishery College photo album

Congratulations to a group of Senior Boys who recently spent three days in the National Fishery College in Greencastle, completing Certificates in Personal Survival Techniques, Safety Awareness & Fire Prevention and Elementary First Aid. This was an excellent opportunity for the boys to gain accreditation in courses they can use at any stage in their lives. Many thanks to the facilitators at Greencastle who were experts in their field and generous with their time...a life at sea may beckon for some of the boys...Well done!

Annual Prizegiving 2018

Sixth Year High Achievement

Annual Prizegiving 2018 photo album

The Annual Prizegiving Ceremony for academic and creative achievement took place in the Áras on Friday, 26th January. The guest speaker was past-pupil, Caroline McLaughlin, a senior associate at Callan Tansey Solicitors. Her attendance was fitting given that the Callan Tansey Dílseacht Award Bursary was one of the awards presented on the day. The photo album will be populated gradually over the course of the week.