• Dyslexia Awareness Day - Thursday, 8th October

    Dyslexic & Famous! Try the (not especially) cryptic quiz! October 8th is Dyslexia Awareness Day. Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which affects the acquisition of fluent reading and spelling skills. Dyslexic difficulties occur on a spectrum from mild to severe. There are different strands of dyslexia and it does not affect all people in the same way. Approximately 10% Read More
  • ZODIAC Newsletter OUT NOW!

    The ZODIAC Newsletter will be distributed to every pupil / household on Thursday, 8th October. If you're not familiar with ZODIAC, consider it a recap of the year so far, and a forecast of things to come. Despite being less than six week into the first term, there is plenty to read about. Parents should note in particular the Annual Calendar Read More
  • Staff Teach Pupils a Lesson in Gaelic Football

    For the last two class periods on Friday, 2nd October, the majority of the school population surrounded the GAA pitch for the annual Staff v TY match. Two versions of the match report are currently being written. However, what's clear is that the final score was "roughly" 2-12 to 3-06 in favour of the Staff. While the final score may Read More
  • CCS Golf Team Leads the Field in Donegal

    It was red across the board at North West Golf Club on Monday, 21st September as the school golf team cleaned up in the Donegal Schools Golf Association Competition. Ben Collins (8) was the overall winner on the day with 39pts. The Category II winner was Stephen McGonigle (10) with 37pts and the Category III winner was Conor McColgan (15) Read More
  • D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read)

    It's back...And it commences on FRIDAY, 18th September... DROP EVERYTHING and READ All staff and pupils will spend some quality time during Lesson 8 reading a text of their own choice. The aim is to read for relaxation and this is a lifetime skill for everybody. Parents are invited to join us at home at 3:05pm every Friday with a good book, Read More
  • Fionnbar Walsh (#LiveLife) Visits CCS

    On Tuesday, 15th September, Fionnbar Walsh paid a visit to CCS and shared a very special questions and answers session with Transition Year pupils. Most people are now familiar with the extraordinary life of Donal Walsh, the Kerry teenager who was diagnosed with Osteo Sarcoma (Bone Cancer) as a 12-year-old. While Donal eventually lost his life to the disease, he inspired Read More
  • Jaén Spanish Exchange Farewell Photos

    This week, Carndonagh Community School welcomed twenty students from Andalucia in Spain as part of their annual Exchange Programme with Maristas Secondary School in Jaén. The Spanish students and their Irish counterparts have enjoyed trips to the Titanic Museum, Stormont, The Famine Village and the Walls of Derry. Students from Carndonagh Community School will complete the Second Phase of the Read More
  • Junior Cert Results Day Photos

    Congratulations to our pupils who received their Junior Cert results on Wednesday, 9th September.  Junior Cert Results Day photo album Read More
  • Success for Eoghan & Ella in Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Competition

    On returning to school after the summer holidays, two Fifth Year pupils were delighted to discover that Mr. Brian McLoughlin had some good news for them to kick the year off. Eoghan Kelly placed second overall in the country in the 2015 Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Competition, with Ella McDaid receiving a Highly Commended award. The pair will now head to Read More
  • Paschal Harkin Officially Opens "Ionad Folláine Paschal Uí Earcáin"

    Friday, 28th August was a signature day in the ongoing redevelopment of Carndonagh CS, as the school's new "Wellbeing Centre" was formally unveiled. Former staff member, Paschal Harkin cut the ribbon to open Ionad Folláine Paschal Uí Earcáin. Fr. George McLaughlin, Rev. Alison Gallagher, and Board of Management, staff and community members looked on as tributes were paid to long-serving PE teacher, Read More
  • St. Charles Exchange Returns to Carndonagh (August 2015)

    In August, our friends from St. Charles, Missouri arrived in Carndonagh following a tour of the country. Their week-long Inishowen stop was the finale of an adventure that took them from Dublin, through Cork and Galway, and onwards to the northwest. The aim of the visit was to solidify the connections that have already been established between St. Charles High Read More
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Annual Calendar / Weekly Calendar 2015-2016

DOWNLOAD Annual Calendar 2015-2016 (Amended 21st September)

As always, the Annual Calendar is provisional and subject to change. Changes will be notified by amendment date.

DOWNLOAD Weekly Calendar  /  D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything & Read) Schedule

Principal's Schedule / Timetable

Parents and staff wishing to meet with the Principal should refer to the following timetable:

pdfPrincipal's Schedule / Timetable

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CCS Recommended Reading

CCS BooksOpen 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."


Fair Trade School

Carndonagh Community School 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!
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3D School Map

3D CCS Map
First Year pupils and new members of staff need no longer wander the corridors in wonder, with the help of this handy 3D map of CCS!

Exchange Programmes

Carndonagh Community School has an association with several schools overseas. Take a look at our growing list of foreign friends in Europe and beyond.
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