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On behalf of all the staff and the Board of Management, I’d like to wish all the boys and their families a very happy Christmas.  May 2017 bring many blessings and good health.  School reopens on Monday 9th January 2017!

Congratulations to all the boys who performed at yesterday’s school Carol Service for the public in the majestic surrounds of the Cathedral. Special thanks to Mrs Daly and Mrs Donagy who prepared the choir of 54 pupils; the harmonies were beautiful and encouraged all of us to join in.  Thanks also to Mrs Mc Macken, Ms Keys and the SNAs for the preparation of the readings and costumes.


Scoil Cholmcille is delighted to be hosting the sale of tickets for this year’s Letterkenny Pantomime Beauty and the Beast, a real classic on Saturday 21 January with the show opening at 8p.m.

Tickets go on sale from Mary in the school  office today (91-22772), 13 December, but please be warned to book your tickets early as this is the last night and there will be a big public demand for tickets for the final show. Looking forward to seeing as many parents and pupils there as possible.



The Principal and staff, pupils and parents launched the brand new website for Scoil Cholmcille on Friday 9th December ! We were met with warm mince pies and cream and  a choice of  a warm glass of nonalcoholic mulled wine or tea and coffee.  The school choir entertained us with Christmas carols and the I.T. committee together with Mr Cannon guided us through the brand new site. ….


Former pupils and now the parents!  Damien Daly and Kelvin Keys enjoying the launch.



Teachers and their former pupils…Damien Daly, parent, Mrs Assumpta  Donaghy,  Vice Principal,  Kelvin Keys, parent and Mrs Triona Daly, teacher, enjoying the festivities on the day of the launch.


Ms Martina Keys, teacher and her brother Kelvin Keys, Parents’ Committee catching up at the launch…




The choir mistresses…Mrs Triona Daly playing the keyboard and Mrs Assumpta Donaghy,  Vice Principal conducting…


Mrs Dunleavy getting ready for the launch.


Mr Cannon and Frank Gallagher B.O.M. enjoying the refreshments



Oisin Logue  and Jay Higdon, 6th class pupils, talking the audience through class blogging.




Some members of the  Parents Committee , Johnny Hegarty,  Marcin Ivanicki,.Kelvin Keys and Principal Paraig Cannon


Mrs Anne McGowan, former Vice Principal checking out the brand new site with Mrs Jenny Carr, class teacher.


The I.T. committee responsible for the delivery of the brand new website! Mrs Dervla  Dunleavy, Mrs Anne Marie Ferry, Mr Joe Crossan and Mrs Jenny Carr.


Some of the pupils enjoying the day.

Congratulations to the Green School committee under Ms. Ita O’ Sullivan who won both the May Mc Clintock & Jim Mc Cormack Memorial Awards at the recent Cleaner Community Campaign Awards ceremony held recently in the Mount Errigal hotel. Our  first class pupils (now in Second Class!)also won the “Befriend the Bees” project competition.

Congratulations also to both 3rd/4th class and 5th/6th class athletes who won the Athletics Hall competition held last week in the Aura Centre.  They now progress to the County qualifiers!  Thanks to Mrs Eilís Mc Clafferty, Senior Infants teacher and Mrs Carmel Mc Macken, Support teacher and Mr. Peter Kelly, Caretaker who give of their time voluntarily to coach them.

Thanks to all the pupils and parents and families who supported our recent Beat the Keeper fund raising events. The formal presentation of the cheques took place yesterday, 8th December during the launch of the new school web site. The Directors of TownChat .ie, Mr and Mrs Mc Colgan presented the cheques. We raised a staggering €4,000 and  donated €1,000 to the Donegal Hospice yesterday. We hope to start buying laptops and Ipads in the second term for our pupils’ use in the classroom!

Congratulations to all the boys(204 of them!!)  from 1st – 6th classes who were awarded the first of the whole school awards on Friday 9th December;  the Three Month Gold Star Certificate.  These certificates were awarded on the basis that each month their teacher reported that they displayed excellence in their efforts to complete high quality curriculum work, excellent in-class and on yard cooperation and excellent attitude to helping others.  These boys now progress to the Gold Medal stage that will be awarded in early March 2017, parents will be invited to attend to mark this progress mile stone with their child.