Note: Wednesday, 15th April : First Year Exams for three days in Unit 5
There have been a number of cases of Mumps in Carndonagh Community School as of Thursday, 12th March. It is very important that parents read the following Information Leaflet on Mumps.
The Camera Club has its first competition winner. Take a bow Sally McKenna 2B! There wasn't much in it when the votes were counted. All the pictures were fabulous. See Sally's landscape capture below. The next theme is 'Spring' - this time of year there should be plenty to photograph - birds, flowers, lambs, etc. Happy snapping!
On Thursday, 5th March - World Book Day 2015 - pupils and staff at CCS were asked to decorate a few noticeboards in the Second Corridor with post-it notes outlining their favourite reads. The response was fantastic. The art of reading is still alive! The Top 10 list has been released. There aren't too many surprises. Some say the oldies are the besties...
What a day! Sun shining, fresh air and a little bit of exercise...Bliss! Class 2C and 3H enjoyed a day trip to Glenveagh National Park. Glenveagh National Park is one of six national parks in Ireland. Situated in the north-west of Co. Donegal, Glenveagh encompasses some 16,000 hectares in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains. Such a great wilderness is the haunt of many interesting plants and animals. These lands were managed as a private deer forest before becoming a national park in 1975. With the completion of public facilities Glenveagh National Park was officially opened to the public in 1986. The class had a tour guide along the way who gave them the history of the park. They visited the beautiful gardens and the Castle.
On Friday, 20th March, Transition Year pupil Sarah Brophy was the very special guest formally invited to open Carndonagh Town Park. Among those looking on was TV personality and gardener, Diarmuid Gavin, the park's chief designer. CCS Online will be catching up with Sarah later this week...More to follow!
The Ulster Minor Ladies GAA Championship kicks off this weekend, with Donegal taking on Tyrone at 2pm in Foden, Carndonagh. Among the 34-strong Donegal panel are three of Inishowen's best - Lauren Cregan, Aine Bradley and Nicole Gordon (Captain). When not playing for Donegal, the girls tog out for Urris and Carndonagh CS. All the best, ladies!
With 800 lives lost to suicide on the island of Ireland every year - 500 of those in the Republic - there is hardly a community or family that has not be affected by suicide. On Tuesday, 28th April, Cycle Against Suicide will visit Carndonagh Community School. This event offers the community of North Inishowen an opportunity to show their support for all affected by suicide. We will need the help of the entire community to ensure Inishowen makes a positive impression. Keep an eye on local press and the school website in the coming weeks.
Please spread the word..."It's ok not to feel ok, and it's absolutely ok to ask for help."