Carndonagh Community School opened on 1st August 1973. In 2018 we will be commemorating and celebrating 45 years of the school. To mark the event, we hope to bring together the recollections and reminiscences of as many of our past pupils (and staff) as possible, with a view to compiling a chronicle of memories.
Our aim is to have contributions from every year – 1973-2018. We have past pupils all over Ireland and all over the world, and also a great many who stayed in Inishowen. Everyone has their story and we want to hear it. Besides the online form (see above), there are several ways to contact us...
To jog your memory, have a look at the Inis Dúinn 30th Anniversary Magazine. You're in there...somewhere!
The Carndonagh Community School Calendar will adhere to the DES school closures below, but will also carry details of all events, activities and school closures particular to CCS. Parents, teachers and pupils should note that the DES has approved school closures to enable planning for the introduction of Junior Cycle…
Clarify - Make (a statement or situation) less confused and more comprehensible. (15th January)
Assiduous adj. - S howing great care and perseverance. "She was assiduous in pointing out every feature." (8th January)
Anticipate verb - Regard as probable; expect or predict. (4th December)
Sustain - verb Strengthen or support physically or mentally. (27th November)
Congratulations and Well Done to the five winners of our Christmas Card Competition:
Valerie Grant 1G
Jennifer Doherty 1G
Aoibhín Nolan 1C
Grainne Crawley 2E
Katie Wilson 2G
Students were invited to design a Christmas Card, with the winning entries printed professionally and sold at the TY Christmas Craft Fayre. We had some fantastic entries but eventually managed to narrow it down to our five winners! Thank you to everyone who entered!
Policy Updates (December 2017)
Circular Letter Updates (September 2016)
Circular 0075/2015 - JOB SHARING SCHEME FOR REGISTERED TEACHERS IN RECOGNISED PRIMARY AND POST-PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Circular 0010/2011 - CAREER BREAK SCHEME FOR REGISTERED TEACHERS IN RECOGNISED PRIMARY AND POST-PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Circular 0060/2009 - REVISED PROCEDURES IN RELATION TO PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE ISSUES AND GENERAL DISCIPLINARY MATTERS IN PRIMARY/POST PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Circular 0107/2006 - SECONDMENT OF A TEACHER TO ANOTHER EMPLOYER
Bobbles, Christmas jumpers, hot chocolate and wooden snowmen and 120 energetic and enthused TY's...what else could it be but the now traditional TY Christmas Craft Fayre. Friday 1st December saw a large throng of eager Christmas shoppers descend on The Aras where they were greeted by a gargantuan glittering display of all things Yuletide. It didn't take long for the various locally produced (CCS) products to disappear off the stands and into bags to make their way to decorate the homes of Inishowen. By the end of the school day stocks were clearly running low as was evident by the empty tables and perhaps more importantly by the look of sheer (Christmas) joy on the tired TY faces. Many people commented on not only the quality of the items but also on the quality of the sales teams and the almost electric atmosphere throughout the day.
Thanks to everyone who supported the TY Craft Fayre in any way and especially to our ever helpful caretakers. The day was a resounding success once again thanks to the efforts, perseverance and imagination of the TY students who were ably assisted by their Enterprise teachers...Elaine Mc Goldrick, Emma Doherty, Lynn Mc Gowan, Niall Havlin and Mary Harkin. Dragon's Den and The Apprentice wouldn't get a look in! Well done everyone!
The First Year boys and girls played brilliantly in Waterford on Tuesday, 5th December but were up against some very tough teams. They kept their heads high and did the coaches and the school proud.
The boys were competing against St Francis College (Rochestown, Cork), Good Counsel (New Ross, Wexford) and St Joseph’s (The Bish, Galway).
Game 1: Carndonagh CS 2-3 St Francis College
CCS had a great start and went a goal up, scored by Adam Duffy. On the stroke of half-time, CCS missed a great chance to go 2-0 up. St Francis hit on the counter attack with a well taken goal to level the game 1-1 at half-time. Kyran Cantwell was brought on and immediately caused havoc in the opponent's defence with his relentless pressing and work rate and he forced a mistake to put CCS 2-1 up with seven minutes to go. CCS held this lead until three minutes from time. But two quickfire strikes from St Francis marksman Harry Nevin secured a 3-2 victory over CCS.
Game 2: Carndonagh CS 2-5 Good Counsel
The CCS boys started the game off very well again with Lee Coyle scoring in the first few minutes. However, Good Counsel took control and scored an equalizer before scoring from three consecutive corners to lead 4-1 at the break. Mr Doherty emptied the bench at half-time and added fresh legs with Sean O’Donnell in particular standing out. Sean O'D won a penalty which Sean O’Kane converted to make it 4-2. The boys continued to work hard but another goal on the counter attack ensured the final score was 5-2 to Good Counsel.
Last year, Tony Lafferty lit the tree at the gym as part of our annual 'Day of Action'. Tony was at the switch again in 2017, this time co-hosting with Darragh Gallagher in light of the fact that there are TWO CCS trees this Christmas. The local hospice ward and The Irish Heart Foundation will definitely get a boost thanks to the efforts of Mr. John Farren, Mr. Con McMonagle, Mr. Sean McGeoghegan, and of course all those who contributed to the fund. While the trees are now bearing the fruits of the fundraiser, it's never too late to contribute. Just see one of the aforementioned members of staff to "buy a bulb". Bulbs cost €5. And remember, you're not REALLY buying a bulb, you're helping someone you probably know. Many thanks to all who have contributed so far.
Gaisce Bronze / Silver Awards 2017-18 (Info Pack)
Students who wish to complete the Gaisce Bronze or Silver Awards in 2017-18 must do the following FIVE things...
School can make a substantial contribution to the health and well-being of the whole school community. Schools for health in Ireland provides a framework for a school to assess health needs and begin a process of working towards better health for all who learn and work within the school setting.