The School Bookshop will be open on Friday, 14th August from 9.30am until 1pm and from 2pm until 4pm & Saturday, 15th August from 9.30am until 1pm for all students. Fourth Year students should get their books on one of these days.
Leaving Certificate results will be available in the school from 10.30am on Wednesday, 12th August.
The Office will close on Friday, 17th July and re-open on Monday, 10th August.
Special Needs Assistants 2015-16 - Job Application Form Closing date: 3pm Friday, 14th August 2015.
Substitute Teaching 2015-16 - Job Application Form Closing date: 3pm Tuesday, 18th August 2015.
Open 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."
As part of Business in the Community, Class 4C hosted their Wrap-up Session in the library on Wednesday, 15th April. The programme aims to provide senior cycle students with insights into the world of work and opportunities to consider the many and varied career and study options open to them when they finish school. Throughout the programme the students had two site visits to LYIT, a CV workshop, an Interview Skills Talk and a mock interview. The programme was a huge success and the students had a very positive and enjoyable experience.
Tuesday, 28th April will be a big, big day in the school calendar. At around 1.30pm on Tuesday afternoon, upwards of 400 cyclists will pull into CCS during the Inishowen leg of Cycle Against Suicide. While the peleton are fed and watered in Unit 5, CAS guru, Jim Breen will address the pupils in the New Tech. Jim brings with him a simple yet very important message. "It's OK not to feel OK; and it's absolutely OK to ask for help." The cycle, a 1,400Km stage lasting from Monday, 27th April to Sunday, 10th May will touch fifteen major bases on its tour around the island of Ireland. The cycle, however, is only part of the fun! For the month preceding the cycle, Jim has been covering the same ground in reverse, on foot, ably yet humbly assisted by physios, friends, and the odd stranger. The legs hurt, but the mood is upbeat. Cycle Against Suiside is in every sense a positive movement. Please show your support along the road...they'll be the guys wearing ORANGE!
Michael White TYB, was selected, along with a hundred other transition year students from around the country, to participate in the Bar Council of Ireland Transition Year Programme. Michael recently spent a week in the care of the Bar Council of Ireland where he was exposed to the Irish court system and court personnel. The TY pupils spent most of the week going between the two main courts of the land, the Four Courts and the Central Criminal Courts of Justice.
Pupils were grouped according to their preferred legal area so Michael's group spent most of their time in the criminal courts. Over the course of the week they sat in on numerous cases ranging from minor assaults and parole violations, to much more serious charges liked armed robbery and a kidnapping charge. They also managed to sit in on two very high profile cases, the Ian Bailey case and the Rory McIlroy case. Some of the most interesting parts of the week occurred in the evenings when pupils took part in mock trials and visited the Law Society and the Bridewell. Michael was disappointed that TY pupils were denied access to one of the most interesting cases of the decade, the Graham Dwyer case. Because of the graphic nature of the evidence and the distressing nature of the case, the Bar Council decided that it was the prudent thing to do.
Overall the week was extremely interesting and insightful. A barrister not only needs to know the law but has to be quick thinking on his feet and a good speaker. One never knows when a knowledge of the law might come in handy!
MATCH FOOTAGE (VIDEO) (Click link, then right-click on jigsaw piece and "run this plug-in")
Pupils and staff from Carndonagh Community School visited Old Trafford for the fourth time when they travelled to Manchester over the Easter Weekend. First stop was Boundary Park on Good Friday to watch League One Oldham Athletic play league leaders Bristol City. The forty students of CCS cheered with the other 4,500 supporters when Oldham came from behind to snatch a 1-1 draw.
On Saturday the group made their way to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United v Aston Villa. For the fourth year running the students watched a favourable(?) result as United ran out 3-1 winners with goals from Ander Herrera (2) and a Wayne Rooney volley. Christian Benteke pulled one back for Villa. The pupils even took time out of their trip to pose for photos with Ashley Young before travelling back to Carndonagh. Well done to all, especially Mr. Micky O'Kane, Mr. Martin Cavanagh, Mr. John Collins and Ms. Siobhan Coll who travelled with the students.
Pictured are Chloe Mulhern, Shanice Whoriskey, Caitlin Devlin, Caoimhe Ruddy, Caitlin Keogh, Paddy Doherty & Lee McLaughlin. These are the students who will be representing the school on Monday, 20th April in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin for the "Show Racism the Red Card". Many thanks to Ms. Donna Callaghan and Mr. Brian McLoughlin for all their hard work.
CCS has been designated a Fair Trade School! Ms. Nabla McGeehin would like to thank all the pupils and staff for their efforts. Together we made it happen!
Thanks to the CSPE and SPHE teachers for showing the various videos, to Marie and the canteen staff and Dessie in the Coffee Dock, who made the switch to Fair Trade. Thanks to Michael Doherty for making the switch in the Maths building, to Tina in the Tuckshop, and to all in the Special Needs staff room for doing likewise. Thanks to Management, all the individual teachers, SNAs, and secretarial and ancillary staff who are now opting for Fair Trade, from bananas, to tea, coffee and chocolate. Well done everyone.
Four TYA girls were instrumental in this venture and did much of the work. They are - Cliona Ivers, Lydia Johnson, Aoife Doherty and Emma Doherty. Thanks also to the TYs who delivered PowerPoint presentations to local primary school pupils and to all the TY pupils who made and sold all the Fair Trade goodies over FT fortnight!