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'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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First Years are First for Futsal in Inishowen

First Year Futsal 2017

First Year Inishowen Futsal photo album

Both our Boys and Girls 1st year Futsal teams had an excellent day at the Inishowen Secondary Schools Futsal tournament held at Aileach FC Astro Pitch.

The Carndonagh CS girls were up against Crana College first. Two goals from Emma Devlin and one from Chloe Lacey had them 3-0 up at half time. In the 2nd half Katherine Doherty and Alaina Keogh completed the scoring to ensure a 5-0 victory.

Next up they played against Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana. The girls put in an exceptional performance in this game and Lorinne Green and Alaina Keogh scored two spectacular goals to give the girls a great start. The hardworking Emma Devlin added two more before the break to give the girls a 4-0 lead at half-time. Scoil Mhuire put it up to the girls in the 2nd half but Yasmin Crumlish was a very calming presence in goals, ensuring they couldn't find a way back into the game. Chloe Lacey popped up with two clinical finishes in the second half to make the final score 6-0 to Carndonagh Community School. This ensured the girls reached the Ulster Futsal finals on November 14th and Mr Conor Doherty and Ms Anita Doherty were delighted with their efforts.

Read more: First Years are First for Futsal in Inishowen

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.

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

Good Luck to Our School Leavers!

Staff at Carndonagh CS would like to wish the school leavers of 2017 all the best in August and beyond...

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