Please note important amendments to the Annual Calendar (Reports, Parents' Days, Exams, etc. Amendments will be highlighted in yellow.)
ANNUAL CALENDAR 2014/15 (Amended 12th December)
On Thursday, 4th December, Second Year students made what has become the annual trip to The National Craft Fair in the RDS in Dublin. The Fair is a great source of inspiration to the students as they commence their textile craft project. The craft project accounts for 15% of the total Junior Cert. mark. A total of 70 students attended the Fair, accompanied by Ms. McKeown, Ms Gallagher, Ms. Doherty and Ms. Faulkner. As always, the trip was a huge success. What a great group of students! Well done to all concerned.
On Thursday, 4th December, Fourth Year Home Economics students made their first visit to Cloughjordan House Cookery School in Co Tipperary. The students had a hands-on 1-day program to investigate assignment 3, 4 and 5 of their Leaving Cert. course, on the topics of Afternoon-tea, Sugar and Food-processors. After an overnight stay in Thurles, the students arrived to the cookery school very early on Friday morning. They were welcomed with hot chocolate and homemade biscuit cake.
An intensive day of food preparation and cookery began. Work started on the investigation of food processors and the use of the various machines to prepare a variety of soups and scones. Macaron making was the skill investigated for the Afternoon-tea assignment - a new and interesting technique for all of the students. The final dish of the day was "high sugar" honeycomb. We couldn't quite decide if it was cookery or a science experiment...However, the result was amazing! All of the assignments were discussed, investigated and evaluated, and of course tasters of all products were prepared. The day at Cloughjordan was excellent and the students had a wonderful curriculum day, experiencing and learning so much. Hopefully this is one to repeat another year.
Patrick McKenna (4E) and James Monagle (TY) were recently identified by the State Examinations Commission as high achievers in Higher Level Mathematics in the 2014 Junior Cert. Examination. The students are pictured receiving notification of this award from Mr. Owen McConway (Deputy Principal). We would like to congratulate both the students and their Junior Cert. Maths teacher, Mr. Michael O'Kane, for this notable achievement.
The gates at The Centre of Excellence in Convoy were locked when the CCS bus pulled up. Was this an omen? Were Carn to be denied an underage title for another year? Mr James Doherty had been nervous on the journey up but this delay seemed to add to his apprehension. Would his chance of winning a title in his first campaign in the school be delayed by a locked gate?
The game started twenty minutes late and the CCS boys were first to score; a lovely flowing move, finished with a point from midfielder Lee McLaughlin. Glenties levelled almost immediately. Sean O'Neill got the next point from play, drifting in from the right. Johnny Toye added a nice point midway through the first half. Sean O'Neill was fouled on a number of occasions and from one of the resultant frees CCS got their first goal. Kieran Farren kicked into the face of a lethal hail shower (a cold front from the Atlantic crossing Donegal!) and his shot seemed to be drifting wide. Jack (Lackin) Doherty raced in at the back post and bravely punched the ball to the net, colliding with the post in the process. Thankfully, no damage was done to the post! Kieran's next free drifted over. Carn now had a commanding lead and goal poacher supreme, Darragh Lafferty got in on the act after another Farren free rebounded off the crossbar in to his path and he punched it home confidently. A goalkeeping mistake gifted O'Neill a third CCS goal before half time. Glenties added two more points to leave the half time score Carndonagh Comm. 3-4 Glenties Comp. 0-3.
Lifeline (Inishowen) Domestic Violence Service provides a community response offering a first step to support women and children in Inishowen who are experiencing domestic violence. On Monday, 1st December, Transition Year pupils under the guidance of Mrs. Elaine Meehan, Mr. Danny O'Donnell and LDVS representative Mary Doherty, released balloons in solidarity with victims of domestic violence while also raising awareness of Lifeline Inishowen.