Thursday, 22 December 2016

Happy Christmas to all the TYS!!! πŸŽ…πŸŽ„

Have a lovely time with your families! Enjoy the festivities! See you in 2017!

Royal College of Surgeons - MIni-Med (Livestream)

The TY Mini-Med programme is designed to give the students from all over Ireland the opportunity to experience what it is like to train and work as a doctor.  Although CCS was unsuccessful in the Royal College of Surgeons Mini-Med lottery, some sections of the TY Mini-Med 2017 programme will be live streamed during the course of the week of 9th – 13th January 2017.  

Please see attached the live stream programme, please note that this is subject to change.

To access the live stream for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays sessions please click here      
 To access the live stream for Friday morning sessions please click here

Please see below the Minimum Technical Requirements for viewing live stream:
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32 or above
  • Internet Explorer 8.0 or above, Firefox 2.0 or above, or Safari 3.0, or Chrome 4.0 or above
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Microsoft Windows Vista, Macintosh OS X v10.4 or above, or Linux
  • 256 megabytes (MB) of RAM - 512 MB recommended
  • JavaScript and Cookies must also be enabled.
  • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution
  • 16-bit sound card
  • Speakers/headphones
Internet Connection Speed
  • For a reliable viewing experience at medium quality we recommend a downstream connection speed of at least 700Kbps.
  • Viewers can select a higher (up to 2Mbps for HD) or lower (198Kbps for low) video quality on the player depending on the connection speed.
  • You can test your connection speed here we recommend testing several times as bandwidth can fluctuate.

On Thursday 12th January, there will be a virtual reality session from 10.30am until 11.30am and it will be possible to partake in this if tuned in on the live stream. Students who wish to be involved must have a compatible smartphone- please see details- 

Students must also have Google Cardboard VR glasses.

Please preload Smartphone with the appropriate application (free of charge) depending on the phones device below.

For android users (Samsung/Google/Huawei/HTC/Lenovo/Sony etc)
1. Please download the Cardboard (by Google Inc) application from the Google Playstore.


For Apple iPhone/ipod Touch users:

1. Please download the Google Cardboard (by Google Inc) on your device's apple store.


For Microsoft Windows 10 mobile device users:

1. Please download the plainVR application (by Wave Corporation) from the Microsoft store on your mobile device. Link

If you have any queries, please contact

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Christmas Fayre - A Resounding Success! πŸŽ„πŸ‘

Congratulations to you all on your Christmas Fayre which was a  credit to all of you and to your Enterprise teachers!  The goods on sale were produced to such a high standard and reflected all that is good in TY and in CCS. It was a memorable day for everyone in CCS, pupils and teachers alike.   You should be very proud, and rightly so! Well done! On your behalf, I would like to thank all your Enterprise teachers for mentoring and supporting you in your entrepreneurial endeavors; Ms Mary Harkin, Ms Emma Doherty, Ms Elaine McGoldrick, Mr James Doherty and Mr Conor McDonough. Thanks also to the many staff who gave of their time and expertise to help you; Mrs Pauline McDermott, Mr Michael Doherty, Mr Finbarr Gallagher and SNAs Mrs Ellen Bowyer, Ms Marie Lafferty and Ms Laura Farren.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

iFeliz Navidad! πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸ‘Ό

Adios to our amigos espaΓ±oles, Jaime, Teresa and Blanca! It was lovely to have you with us in TY!  iFeliz Navidad to you and to Laura! Laura, come back to us safe and sound in January!

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

"Cassini Scientist for a Day" competition

Cassini Scientist for a Day
The 2016/17 edition of the 'Cassini Scientist for a Day' competition is now open to entries. The competition is designed to give participants a taste of life as a space scientist.Students are invited to submit a 500-word essay explaining their choice of one of three targets imaged by the Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn, over the past few years.
To enter the competition school students (10 – 18 years old) need to find out as much as possible about the beautiful planet Saturn, its fascinating features, and mysterious moons. Students must then choose one of the three targets imaged by Cassini and write an essay to justify their choice to a panel of experts.
Winners of the competition will receive a special ESA goodie bag and certificate. In addition, the winning essays will be published on the ESA website.
The closing date for the competition is 23:59 GMT, 3 April 2017.
For more information about the Cassini Mission, visit:
For more information about the competition, visit:
TYS are invited to participate in the "Cassini Scientist for a Day" competition. Details and the entry form can be found here: /viewform
The 2016/17 edition of the 'Cassini Scientist for a Day' competition is now open to entries. The competition is designed to give participants a taste of life as a space scientist. Students are invited to submit a 500-word essay explaining their choice of one of three targets imaged by the Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn, over the past few years. To enter the competition school students (10 – 18 years old) need to find out as much as possible about the beautiful planet Saturn, its fascinating features, and mysterious moons. Students must then choose one of the three targets imaged by Cassini and write an essay to justify their choice to a panel of experts. Winners of the competition will receive a special ESA goodie bag and certificate. In addition, the winning essays will be published on the ESA website. The closing date for the competition is 23:59 GMT, 3 April 2017. For more information about the Cassini Mission, visit: For more information about the competition, visi

Monday, 12 December 2016


Uniform Policy:
The Uniform offers a range of choice while trying to minimise cost.
(i) School Jumper / Cardigan with School Crest.
(ii) Light Blue shirt: Parents can choose where to purchase.
(iii) Grey ( Charcoal ) trousers / Slacks / skirt: Parents can choose where to purchase. Leggings / Jeggings not acceptable. Skirt material consistent with trousers.
(iv) Black Shoes: Regular Sole Shoes – No Runners.
(v) Choice of School Jacket or School Blazer with crest purchased from school.( If not wearing a school jacket / blazer no other jacket is allowed) School HalfZip for Sports.
(vi) The school does not insist on specific school PE / Sports gear.**
(vii) Due to discipline and security issues the Board has banned the wearing of ‘ Hoodie’ jackets for all pupils from September 2005.

At the meeting of the Board of 2nd December 2016, the Board considered issues relating to the school uniform. The Board agreed that clarification was needed and the definition of school trousers would EXCLUDE leggings, jeggings and that skirts would have to be of material consistent with trousers and be a required length. Blue Cardigan with School Crest would be acceptable as an alternative to the school Jumper with Crest. The amendment would be advised to all partners and the Student Council would be asked to support the implementation of this policy.

The amendments to the Uniform Policy would be effective from January 2017 after the information was relayed to the school community.
Amendment to Uniform Policy specific to P.E.
All students must wear appropriate gear for their own safety and the safety of others while participating in P.E.
This includes:
Tracksuit bottoms, which are not too wide, are a safe length and not trailing on the ground.
An adequate T-shirt, with sleeves and covering the torso.
Shoelaces must be properly tied and not tucked into the sides of shoes.
No chewing gum as this poses a choking hazard in any form of physical activity.
No jewellery – ( including watches ). All body piercing is banned under school rules.
Shorts and football kits are ideal, i.e. G.A.A. / F.A.I. summer camp kits. Any club kit
is also acceptable. All pupils must wear football boots for Gaelic, Soccer and Rugby outside.
The P.E. teacher will be entitled to insist that a pupil change into school gear if he/ she presents in unsafe / unacceptable gear.

The Reasoning behind the School Uniform:
** Makes all pupils equal creates a clear school identity.
** Reduces expense to parents of regularly having to purchase clothes for their children – often at the dictate of fashion.
** Pupils can clearly be distinguished from intruders and makes the school a safer environment for all.
** Represents a visible commitment to the rules and policies of C.C.S.
** Establishes a code of dress appropriate to the image the school wishes to present.
** Reinforces a pride among the pupils in their school, particularly when representing the school on sporting or extra-curricular activities

Enforcement Policy:
To properly enforce the Uniform Policy, the school is again dependent on the support of you, the parents and guardians. It is neither possible nor practical for the school to operate exceptions to this policy, though we acknowledge that there will occasionally be genuine reasons why your child may arrive in school not wearing full uniform. The school will offer replacement school trousers and jersey to pupils presenting out of uniform. The Principal / Deputy Principal will deal with all uniform matters at 12.35p.m. that have not been addressed first thing in the morning. Pupils will not be admitted to class in jeans. Pupils are expected to adhere to the full school uniform as defined in the School Journal: the school uniform reflects the sense of belonging to the school community and parity of esteem in which each individual is held. Notwithstanding genuine reasons, note or telephone call to confirm reasons why a pupil is not in uniform, the school will operate a standard supervised detention at lunchtime for pupils not co-operating with full uniform. Pupils may do homework or study during this time. Pupils who have a genuine reason for being out of uniform should bring a letter signed by a parent/guardian to the teacher in charge of uniform. This must be done first thing in the morning before 9.00a.m. School Jersey / Trousers will be offered to pupils presenting out of uniform. Persistent disregard for uniform will be addressed through the Code of Behaviour and the Board will deal with pupils refusing to co-operate with the policy.

Presentation on Honduras by two Past-Pupils of CCS

Tue 13th Dec in CCS Library
TYA & TYB - Period 1 - after you get your roll taken!
TYC & TYD - Period 2
TYE - Period 3


Policy: It is the policy of the Board of Management of Carndonagh Community School that all of its workplaces and campus are smoke-free and that all pupils and employees have a right to work in a smoke-free environment. Smoking is prohibited throughout the entire school buildings and campus with no exceptions. This policy applies to pupils, parents/guardians, employees, consultants, contractors, customers and visitors.


The Board of Management at the Meeting of 2nd December 2016, approved the following amendment.
" Due to the associated Health & Safety concerns, the exploitation of pupils, the unravelling of the school's success in ensuring smoke free toilets and the loss of Administrative time, the Sanction for possession / use / sale of e-cigarettes/vapes will be an automatic 2 day suspension with parents requested to meet Principal / Deputy Principal(s) and confirm co-operation prior to return of pupil. Further breach would be a matter for the Board of Management."
The Sanctions will be effective from Monday 12th December after the school community has been advised of the Board's decision. This will be highlighted through Class and Subject teachers informing pupils, Year Group Assemblies, Notice on School website, Letter and Text Messages to Parents / Guardians.

Anti-Smoking Policy Sanction for Pupils: 

  • Automatic 2 day suspension with parents requested to meet Principal / Deputy Principal(s) and confirm co-operation prior to return of pupil. Further breach would be a matter for the Board of Management.

Approved by Carndonagh Community School Board of Management, 2nd December 2016.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Interested in Computer Coding? πŸ’»

Interested pupils should pick up an information leaflet from the table outside Mr Liam Harkin's office in the Careers Suite.

Drug & Alcohol Awareness Competition “Let’s Talk about Drugs” National Youth Media Awards Competition 2017. BlΓ‘thnaid Treacy's from RTE officially launched the competition last month in City Hall Dublin.Fourth year students from your school might be interested in entering this years competition. 
The competition is primarily aimed at secondary schools, colleges and youth clubs nationwide and is supported by the Department of Health, the HSE, the Ana Liffey Drug Project, Healthy Ireland, The Union of Students in Ireland, The Irish Second Level Student Union and the website. is Ireland’s National Drug and Alcohol Information and Support Website.The site has in excess of 120,000 unique Irish visitors each year and over 500,000 international visitors. 
This annual drugs education competition aims to help students explore and understand various issues relating to drug and alcohol use in Irish society. To enter, students are asked to research topics or share their personal experiences and create either: a short video, an audio podcast, a news article; or a poster on one of the following themes: (a) Why do some young people use drugs? (b) What impact does alcohol have on relationships? The age categories for entering are: 12-14; 15-17; 18-21; 22-25.
By getting involved, students can explore the issue of drugs and alcohol from a constructionist learning experience. This can have a more meaningful impact on their own understanding of the issues - as this type of learning experience is effective when people are also active in making tangible objects in the real world.
In turn, schools can take a proactive and innovative approach to raising awareness and understanding of the issues; issues that affect the lives of many young people in Ireland. On this basis, we are asking all schools to encourage students to enter - as individual entrants - or as a group project. 
Winners from the four age categories will receive an iPad mini and the overall winner will receive a prize of €2,000. Winners will also have their work published on
Video, audio, article and poster entries created by young people as part of the competition are available on the site.These are useful resources which can be used to raise awareness among students in schools. 
The competition has collaborated with The Irish Times Student Hub ( As a result winning entries will be considered for publication on Irish Times Student Hub (and future 2nd level hub) subject to editorial approval.

You will find full competition details, information for teachers, recommended research sites and examples of previous winners at

Further details on TY Notice Board on Mall

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Calling all Mad Hatters!!! πŸŽ©πŸ‘’

We are looking at the possibility of offering a Millinery Workshop by Award Winning Milliner - Suzie Mahony Designs - to interested TYS (maximum 20).
TYS with an interest in Fashion Design or Millinery Design and who are interested in taking part should declare their interest by giving their name to Ms McGeehin in R.132. Pupils should be aware that there may be a fee for participation.

Bank of Ireland Positions Filled!

The suspense is finally over! The following  applicants have been successful in their quest for the much sought after positions in the Bank of Ireland School Bank;

Branch Manager - CΓ‘itΓ­ Farren
Sales & Marketing - Chantelle McLaughlin
Operations & Audit Specialist - Rori Doherty
Digital Advisors/ Customer Service Officials -
Daniel McCormick                
Shaun Hirrell
Danielle Houghton

Well done to all!

Friday, 2 December 2016

Iveagh Scholars Competition

The CCS Deadline has been extended until Wed 25th Jan 2017 . This will give applicants an opportunity to work on their entries during the Christmas holidays .

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Modules Rotate Week TYS Return from Work Experience

Period 1 - Mon 12th Dec - go to the teacher and room below;

TYA - R.201 - Ms Catriona Doherty - Drama
TYB - R.301 - Ms Martina McCole - Business
TYC - R.118 - Ms Pauline McDermott - Art
TYD - R.203 - Ms Mary Harkin -Accounting
TYE - R.331 - Ms Emma Doherty - Enterprise

Your teacher will issue you with your new timetable during this class. Enjoy your work experience! Remember to make a little gesture like bringing biscuits or chocolate sweets for the tea-break on your last day! Thank you.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

AIB Build a Bank πŸ’°

Congratulations to the TYS who were successful in the recent AIB Build a Bank interviews.
The positions have been filled as follows:
Bank Manager - Ellen Simmons TYB
Financial Controller - Brigid Doherty TYE
Events Planner - Eimear Smith TYC
Chief Operating Officer -Aisling McCarron TYE
Marketing - Rachel Devlin TYA
Artist - Katie Durey TYA

The school bank made its debut today at lunchtime and we wish them every success with this venture. Well done to all candidates who presented for interview. This was a great learning experience, regardless of the outcome. We are very grateful to the AIB for affording us this opportunity.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Garda Vetting for 2nd Work Experience in Primary School,Hospital or Creche?

Any TY pupil considering doing their second work experience in either a primary school, a hospital or a creche should call to R.132 for an application form and consent form.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

No Luck on Law Front! ⚖

We just received the news that CCS was unsuccessful in both the Bar Council of Ireland AND Law Society lotteries. We can't win them all!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Adam Mullins Goes to Trinity and Beyond!

I recently participated in TYPE  or the Transition Year Physics Experience in TCD. This is a week where a select number of TY students from all over Ireland get a chance to experience what it is like to study Physics in Trinity.  As part of TYPE I took part in several experiments such as clouding levitation and the collision of two hydrogen particles. These were both very new and interesting experiences. I also took part in a day trip to Dunsink Observatory where I got to learn about Astrophysics and watch solar flares using a telescope.  This was definitely a worthwhile week and I would recommend that anyone thinking of doing Physics for the Leaving Cert. should apply for this programme. 

Lifeline Balloon Release

TYS will be involved in a balloon release on Mon 28th Nov at 12.40 on the Gaelic pitch. The purpose of this symbolic gesture by Lifeline is to highlight the plight of victims of domestic abuse in Ireland. Please go to class for roll call and your teachers will accompany you to the pitch afterwards.

Internship possibility with Dept Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Competition for TYS -  Iveagh Scholars - is now open for applications. Iveagh Scholars is a competition in which TYS from the Republic and Year 12 pupils from Northern Ireland are invited to consider and share their views on Ireland's role in the world. The prize for the 30 most considered, creative and though-provoking responses will be a unique opportunity to experience at first-hand the work of the Departmemt of Foreign Affairs and Trade at their headquarters in Iveagh House, Dublin.

Last year's successful entrants participated in a wide range of activities, including running a mock press conference, handling a fictitious consular crisis, taking part in UN negotiation simulation and visiting a foreign embassy in Dublin. Please click on the link below to see a short film clip that will give a flavour of the activities. Our own Oisin Bowyer features.

Pupils have a choice of themes:
Theme 1 -  Write a persuasive pitch for Ireland's  campaign for election to the UN Security Council in  2020.
Theme 2 - Students are asked to think about Our People and Ireland's relationship with its diaspora - the millions of people around the world who are Irish by birth, descent or affiliation.

Further details can be found on the TY Noticeboard on the mall. Alternatively, if pupils provide me with a parental email address, I can forward the information.

CCS is allowed to submit one name to go forward for a national lottery, so there are no guarantees! Pupils would have to have somewhere to stay in Dublin but there is some funding available towards accommodation.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

1st Year Activities - Volunteers Needed!

Looking for a Community Involvement opportunity for Gaisce? Ms Kelly, the Year Head for 1st Year pupils needs TYS to supervise 1st Year activities at lunchtime in Ms Farren's classroom  on the 3rd corridor, a couple of lunchtimes per week. (You wouldn't have to do every lunchtime, just one!) There is a kettle in the room, so you can make a cup of tea and eat your lunch. Please contact Ms Kelly in the Guidance Suite if you are interested.

Regional Sports Hall Athletics Volunteers

Thanks to the pupils below who signed up to help at this event on Wed 7th December. Please note that this will be during the week of your first work experience so if you cannot make it after all, please let me know a.s.a.p. Some employers may agree to release you on this day. Please contact them to make sure.

Eimear Smith, Kate Hunter. Caiti Farren, Katie Durey,  Danielle Houghton, Rory McElroy, Brigid Doherty, Ellen Keyes, Ciara Parke & Daniel McCormick.

If i don't hear from you, I will assume that you are able to help out. Travel details will be issued later.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Let's Make a Difference!

Tomorrow, Tue 22nd Nov, TYS gather as a cohort for the first time since the TY Induction morning in the Aras.  Our first SHARE was supposed to be our bonding session but alas that had to be postponed. Let's support this worthy cause and have a bit of craic at the same time! Tomorrow, TYS can sit at whatever table they want, with whatever friends they choose.  Your contribution will make a difference to chronically ill children and their families as they endure a terrible time of worry and uncertainty.  We would like to thank Class 3G and Ms Crawford for giving us the honour of being their guests. 3G are working off the premise that you are all well-reared young people and know how to behave in a restaurant! Enough said!

Friday, 18 November 2016

Walk In My Shoes - Transition Year Project

Each year, St. Patrick’s Walk In My Shoes Transition Year Programme invites 100 students from all over Ireland to take part in a week long placement, hosted by the Adolescent Mental Health team at St. Patrick’s University Hospital. The aim of the course is to educate young people about mental health and career opportunities within the mental health sector directly from clinicians at the campus of St Patrick’s University Hospital. All participants will return to their schools as ambassadors for mental wellbeing and share their new understanding of positive mental health by preparing and giving a presentation to their classmates.The project was set up in 2012 to breakdown the stigma of accessing mental health services amongst young people, and has grown over the years to become a comprehensive and worthwhile education course. To date we have welcomed almost 500 students on to the programme from all over the country.  All TY students are eligible to take part in the programme however due to high demand, places are limited and we can only accept one student per school.    Interested parties should give their name to Ms.McGeehin to be entered in a school draw. 
About the Programme
The programme has something to offer all students regardless of subject or career interests; however it is a particularly valuable programme for students interested in a career in the health sector, including medicine, nursing, psychology, pharmacy, occupational therapy and social work. 
Highlights of the course include; 
§  Observation and participation in a mock multidisciplinary meeting alongside clinicians from our MDT teams; §  Cardiac Response Training, after which the student will be awarded a recognised certificate of completion;    
§  Workshops and talks held by Willow Grove Adolescent Unit clinicians in a wide range of areas such as Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; 
§  Mindfulness; 
§  Social Media Training; 
§  A mental health services management workshop presented by CEO Paul Gilligan 
Interest in the programme has increased year on year, and feedback has shown that the experience is a positive and lasting one for students.  Past students have made positive connections with follow students and staff which have continued long after programme completion.  A recent survey of students found that almost all respondents (96%) believed that their experience had been of benefit to them in preparing for a future job or role in the workplace.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

My Work Experience in Trinity College by Caiti Farren

I was one of the lucky 25 people from around the country to be offered the opportunity to do their work experience in Trinity in the Biochemistry and Immunology Department. On the first day, none of us had a clue about what we would be doing but throughout the week we learned a lot about immunology and how cells react to protect themselves from disease. We were assigned labs to work in and at the end of the week we even got to see where all the animals were kept, but we had to wear a lot of protective clothing. It was really interesting to work in a lab because the people we were working with were finding cures for MS and Whooping Cough. I also learned a lot about what it's like to be a Ph.D. Student in science. It was a great experience that really helped me to decide what kind of career path I want to take in the future.
- CaitΓ­ Farren TYA

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

It’s Time for The Tea with 3G!!!

How to Throw The Perfect Summer Afternoon Tea Party

On Tuesday next (the 22nd of November during period 5 and 6) 3G under the guidance of Ms Crawford will be hosting a Tea Party for all TY Classes. This event will be held in the Aras and all TY’s are invited to attend. 3G are organising this event as part of their 3rd year action project. Students are asked to pay a €2 entry fee; all money raised will go to The Make a Wish Foundation. As I’m sure you’re aware, this is a very worthy cause. We hope this will be a very successful and enjoyable event while also raising as much money as possible for such a deserving charity.
Students from 3G will go around the classes collecting the €2 before the end of this week. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Thanking you in advance for your support,
Ms Crawford and 3G

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Maths for Fun Initiative

Would the following TYS please go to Ms Farren's room on the 3rd Corridor during Period 4 on Friday 18th Nov?  
TYA Ben Nelson & Laura McGeoghegan
TYB Jason Lynch
TYC Caoimhe Ruddy
TYD Ellen Keyes
TYE Aisling McCarron 

TY Volunteers needed for Primary Schools Sports Hall Athletics Event

Donegal Sports Partnership are seeking 12/15 TYS from CCS to assist at the Regional Sports Hall Athletics events for primary schools on Wed 7th December. Volunteers should make themselves known by putting their name on the TY Notice Board in the Mall.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Bank of Ireland - Hiring Now!!!!

Any TY interested in applying for a position in the Bank of Ireland School Bank should go to Ms McGoldrick in R.122 for an application form a.s.a.p.  The interviews will be held early next week. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn.  I'm banking on you not to miss it!

Thursday, 10 November 2016

IMPORTANT NOTICE - TY mini-companies

All mini-company business must be according to TY rules.

1. Your Enterprise teacher (past or present) must email in advance the teacher whose class you will be missing.
2. The student must go to their subject teacher and request permission to miss that particular class.



Friday, 28 October 2016

Be Safe.. Be Seen - Happy Hallowe'en!!! πŸŽƒπŸ‘»

Enjoy the Hallowe'en holidays, everyone! Be careful when you are out and about, especially as the nights draw in. Have a scary one!!!!!

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Let's Talk About Drugs - Competition

“Let’s Talk about Drugs” National Youth Media Awards Competition    

This annual drugs education competition, primarily aimed at secondary schools, colleges and youth clubs nationwide, aims to help young people explore and understand various issues relating to drug and alcohol use in Irish society. To enter, young people are asked to research topics or share their personal experiences and create either: a short video, an audio clip, a news article; or a poster on one of the following themes: (a) Why do some young people take drugs? (b) What impact does alcohol have on relationships? The age categories for entering are: 12-14; 15-17; 18-21; 22-25. By getting involved, young people can explore the issue of drugs and alcohol from a constructionist learning experience.
Closing date: 01/02/2017
Phone: (01) 960 3010
City Hall, Dublin

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Red Cross First Aid Course

TYS who have signed up for the Red Cross First Aid Course are requested to bring their €20 to Mr McGee on Wed 9th November.  Mr McGee will be available to collect the money in his office in the Gym from 10.25 a.m. to 10.35 a.m. The course starts this Thurs. It will be run consecutively in 4 groups of approx 20 pupils for 2 hours per week for 6 weeks during PE class time. Places for each group will be allocated on a first come first served basis

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Gaisce Meeting

There will be a Gaisce meeting tomorrow, Wed 26th Oct, from 1.00 to 1.15 in R.132. It is important that everyone who has signed up for the Gaisce challenge be present.

Donegal Youth Council

Congratulations to Jason Lynch TYB who was elected to represent CCS on the Donegal Youth Council. Ernest Postrero TYD was selected as first sub in the event that Jason may not be able to attend on a particular day. The training is excellent and the experience will look great on your CV!

Look into Law - TY Work Experience

If you are considering studying Law, with a view to becoming a barrister (or solicitor ), this competition may be of interest to you. To be in with a chance of representing CCS in the national draw, you must submit an 800 word Reflective Piece on Life as a Barrister to Ms McGeehin in R.132 when we return after the Hallowe'en holidays. The TY who writes the best essay will go forward.  Each school submits one name only and there is no guarantee of a successful outcome. Pupils would have to have somewhere to stay in Dublin.
TIP: A reflective piece contains the student’s thoughts on life as a barrister including details on:
  1. Qualifying as a barrister
  2. Role & responsibilities of a barrister
  3. What attracts the student to the career of barrister
  4. What aptitudes and strengths the student has that would help them in their career as a barrister
  5. What the student learned from their investigation about life as a barrister

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

BAD News! SHARE postponed.

We have had to postpone SHARE until the Spring because of the possible strike days ahead. The latter will impact on all aspects of school life, including TY residential trips.   We are very sorry!

Friday, 14 October 2016

TCD TY Physics Experience

Some news just in...Congratulations to Caiti Farren and Adam Mullins who have been chosen to represent CCS at the TCD Physics Experience in November. - Nabla McGeehin, TY Co-ordinator. 

Road Safe Roadshow

Hopefully everyone had a great day on Wednesday at the Roadsafe Roadshow in Letterkenny! Well done, Jordan! Eileen Magnier was well impressed!  Please take on board the message of the Road Show. Stop and think before you make a decision that could change your future and that of your parents. Life is for living.

Numeracy Project - Ms.E. Farren

Ms Elaine Farren needs TY assistance with a Numeracy Project every Tue - last 3 periods during November and December.
I have selected the following pupils:

TYA Ben Nelson, Laura McGeoghegan, TYB Jason Lynch, TYC Caoimhe Ruddy, TYD Ellen Keyes and TYE Aisling McCarron. Please call to see Ms Farren if you are passing her classroom in the 3rd Corridor next week, for further information.  Do not ask out of class to see her!!!! There will be other opportunities for TYS all through the year. You will get your chance!

Rotating Modules - Delay in changeover

As you know, modules were due to rotate from Mon 17th Oct.
This will be delayed until the middle of next week,  due to a temporary hitch with the rejigging of ePortal lists. We will keep you informed. Thank you.

TY Mini-Company - Making an appointment to see Mr Fiorentini

As you know, Mr Fiorentini is very supportive of TY and of TY Mini-Companies. He is however, a very busy man and can't be available to everyone all the time. Please make an appointment with Veronica early in the week if you wish to speak with him about your mini-company. In this way, you can be sure of his undivided attention. Thank you for your cooperation.

Some Dates For Your Journal

SHARE I - Wed 16th - Fri 18th Nov 2016
Work Experience I - Mon 5th - Fri 9th Dec 2016
Work Experience II - Mon 6th - Fri 10th March 2017

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Donegal Youth Council Elections

We need two candidates from TY to represent CCS on Donegal Youth Council. See poster on TY Noticeboard on the mall. We are currently seeking nominations for election. If you are interested in being a member of Donegal Youth Council, please come and see me in R.132 a.s.a.p. This is a wonderful opportunity to improve on your communication skills and to work with other talented young people. The training is excellent.  Think of your C.V.!

TY Housekeeping

Just to remind everyone that if you are going to the Doctor/Dentist and you know this in advance, please let Mrs Monagle know before 9 a.m.that morning. There are some outstanding absence notes due in from the Colaiste Inishowen players. You know who you are! Please attend to that!

Wednesday, 12 October 2016


Greetings all!! Very warm welcome to 123 TYs who will hopefully have a wonderful year. I will be making contact with you through this blog, your class teachers and the TY Noticeboard in the mall.