CCS Reading Pinterest Recommendations

CCS PinterestOpen up the link, open up a book and jump in! Summer reading ideas for all ages and all genres. 

"Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light."

Camera Club May

Camera Club May photo album

While the Camera Club theme for May could easily have been "Cloudy with a Chance of Rain", Mr. Gibbons decided to brighten up the photographic mood with "Spring Theme". The results were certainly a feast for the eyes as can be seen from the album. However, all photographic technicalities considered, the winner of May's Spring Theme was deemed to be Rachel Devlin with a professional quality snap of a red rose in bloom (including rain for authenticity purposes). Apologies to the Camera Club for the delay in publishing the photos. Next year's spring theme will be "May-hem"...

CCS Golf 2015CCS Golf Karen

After a convincing qualifying round win in Letterkenny, the CCS Golf Team held their nerve to claim The Donegal Schools' Golf Championship title in Ballybofey. Playing in breezy conditions, the team was rewarded for consistent individual scoring during the final day's play. Ben Collins led the way with an individual winning score of 38 points (surely the 10 handicapper is heading for single figures this summer!). The CCS team managed to carve out a winning score of 162, out-scoring second placed Crana College by just 5 points. CCS carded different individual winners in each round of the competition, showing that the title was indeed a real team effort. Congratulations go to Gavin McLaughlin 5B, Karen McLaughlin 5F, Stephen McGonigle 4E, Conor McColgan 4F, Ben Collins 4F, Scott McElhinney TY, Oisin McGonigle 3F and DJ McGeoghan 3E.

School Year 2015/2016

School re-opens for Staff on Thursday 27th August:

School re-opens for First Years ( Half-day ) on Friday 28th Aug:
School re-opens for 5th Years and First Years on Monday 31st  August: 

School re-opens for all 1st Yr., 2nd Yr., 3rd Yr., 4th Yr. & 5th Yrs. On Tuesday 1st Sept.:

School re-opens for all Year Groups and Transition Year and LCA on Wednesday 2nd  Sept.: 
October 2015 mid-term break 

All schools will close from Monday 26th October 2015 to Friday 30th October 2015 inclusive. 
Christmas 2015 
All schools will close on Tuesday 22nd December 2015, which will be the final day of the school term. 
All schools will re-open on Wednesday 6th January 2016.


February 2016 mid-term break 
Post-primary schools will close from Monday 15th February 2016 to Friday 19th February 2016 inclusive unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. 
( Where contingency arrangements are required a school authority may reduce the length of the February mid-term break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 17th February 2016. )


Easter 2016 
All schools will close on Wednesday 16th  March 2016 which will be the final day of the school term, unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. ( Where contingency arrangements are required a school authority may reduce the length of the Easter break by remaining  open up to and  including Wednesday 23rd March 2016. )
All schools will re-open on Monday 4th April 2016.


May Day: Monday 2nd May 2016
Last day of Term: Friday 3rd June 2016

The Board of Management of Carndonagh Community School, invites applications from registered, qualified and experienced teachers for the following positions which may arise:

R.E. & General Subjects - commencing 27th August 2015:
( Resource qualification / experience would be welcome ):

Accounting & Business - commencing 27th August 2015:

English & General Subjects - commencing 27th August 2015:

Chemistry, Physics, Science & Maths - commencing27th August 2015:

Maths - commencing 27th August 2015:

Irish & General Subjects - commencing 27th August 2015:

Mat. Technology Wood, DCG, TG - commencing 27th Aug. 2015:

English & R.E. - commencing 27th August 2015:

French & Spanish - commencing 27th August 2015:

ART ( Arising from Job-Share x 2 ) - commencing 27th August 2015:
( Textile Design Specialism an advantage ):

Business ( Maternity Leave) - commencing 27th August 2015:

Spanish ( Maternity Leave ) - commencing 27th August 2015:

ICT skills, Resource qualification / experience would be welcome in all above areas.

These subjects are to all year groups, programmes and levels.

Applications by official Application Form only, available on school website, to :– The Secretary, Board of Management, Carndonagh Community School, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal by 3pm Wednesday 3rd June, 2015.

Email / Fax applications NOT accepted. All appointments are subject to the sanction and approval of the Department of Education and Skills, Garda Vetting requirements, (Cl 0026/2015 ), and the post not being required for the redeployment process. Registration by the Teaching Council will be required for appointment.

Short-listing may be employed and canvassing will disqualify.

C.C.S. is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM - docxMicrosoft Word version | pdfPDF version

SciFest 2015

SciFest LYIT 2015 photos

Ten Second Year students attend the SciFest in LYIT on Friday, 15th May, accompanied by Ms. Siobhan Coll. It was a particularly successful day for two of the group. Laura Vilka and Niamh Doherty won the Junior Life Sciences Award. Well done to the girls and the group.

TY Challenge Perpetual Trophy

TY v Staff (Perpetual Challenge Trophy) photo album

Transition Year pupils will tell you that it's completely unfair for the staff to have six professional footballers in their team, and maybe they're right. But on a special day at CCS, the Mark Farren Appeal was the overall winner. Friday, 15th May saw the TY Challenge Perpetual Trophy going to the grown-ups after a 4-2 victory. The teachers will have bragging rights AGAIN! Derry City FC Legends Donal O'Doherty, Donal O'Brien, Eddie McCallion, Ruaidhri Higgins, David McDaid and John McElroy were on hand to help promote the Mark Farren Appeal. Many, many thanks to the pros and ex-pros for supporting the event. Mark Farren's parents, Kathleen and Michael presented the trophy to the victorious staff team.

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