Easter Draw 2018
The annual Easter Draw was launched on Wednesday, Feb. 21st. Books of 6 tickets are €10 each or €2 per ticket. Each pupil has received two books to sell and they are allowed to keep €2 for every book sold. It is essential that pupils return ticket stubs and money to the school. If tickets are not sold, please return those books to the school. Pictured below are members of the Parents Association with Mr. Cannon and Mrs. Shields. The laptops shown were purchased last year using funds raised from the Easter Draw.
The Confirmation ceremony will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24th at 4:00 p.m. in St. Eunan’s Cathedral. This week will involve a lot of preparation for the pupils and teachers involved. Please ensure your child is seated by 3:50 p.m. in the Cathedral.
Junior Infants enjoying Spring sunshine
Ms. O’Sullivan’s class were out for a walk in the Spring sunshine.
Scoil Cholmcille on RTÉ 1
RTE visited the school last Friday as part of Operation Transformation. Michael and Gráinne came to do the 10 @ 10, ten minutes of exercises with our pupils. Have a look at the short clip below. Well done to Mr. Kavanagh, Mr. Cannon, the pupils who spoke so well and to all those who helped with the preparation for the event.
Watch the video here: Scoil Cholmcille 10 @ 10
Well done to our school debate team who defeated Kilmacrennan N.S. The motion was “Climate change cannot be stopped”. Thanks to Mrs. Cannon for her excellent preparation with the team.
Ceremony of Light
The Ceremony of Light for the Confirmation classes took place on Thursday, Feb. 8th at 6:00 p.m. in St. Eunan’s Cathedral. It was a lovely ceremony and well done to Mrs. Kavanagh and Mrs. Dunleavy for their excellent preparation.
Grandparents’ Day 2018
On Wednesday, February 1st, we celebrated Grandparents’ Day as part of Catholic Schools Week. Many grandparents came in to visit the school and they helped the pupils to make Saint Brigid crosses. It was a very special occasion for the school. Have a look at the photos from the day.
Donegal Sports Awards 2017
Well done to Athan Doherty, our 6th class pupil from last year, who won Best Primary School Sports Boy at the Donegal Sports Awards on Friday night in the Mount Errigal Hotel. Athan is a talented athlete and was part of our All-Ireland Champion Sportshall team for the past five years.
Well done Athan. We are all very proud of you and wish you well for the future.
A special mention for Mrs. Eilis Mc Clafferty who was nominated for the Sports Teacher Award.
4th Class trip
Check out the 4th class blog in page. Mr. Mc Gowan’s 4th class visited the water treatment plant in Letterkenny.
The open day was a fantastic success. Special thanks to all the parents who came in to visit us. Well done to the teachers and SNA’s for their fantastic preparation for the day.
Science and Engineering in the infant classes
Check out the junior infant blog page to see how they got on with their science and engineering workshop with employees from Seagate in Derry.
Fundraising for St. Vincent de Paul
Members of the local St. Vincent de Paul receiving a cheque for €700 which was raised by pupils and staff performing carols on Dec. 8th.
68,000 visitors to our website and counting!
The Carol Service took place on Wednesday, Dec. 20th and it was arguably the best ever. Special thanks to all who took part, Mrs. Donaghy and Mrs. Daly for the musical preparation and the S.N.A.’s who worked tirelessly in the background. Below is a link to “O Holy Night” sung by Jonah Mitchell from 5th class
Mr. McGowan and Mr.Kavanagh have been injecting some Christmas spirit with their production of “A Christmas Carol”.
Check out the Letterkenny Post today to see news about our new building plans.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…
Well done to the staff who braved the cold on Friday to perform carols in the Market Square. All funds raised will go to Vincent de Paul. Our pupils were down in the shopping centre on Friday afternoon and performed carols assisted by Mrs. Daly, Mrs. Donaghy, Miss Mc Nulty, Mrs. Mc Macken and Mr. Crossan. More pictures to follow.
Sports Hall Athletics
Well done to our athletes from 3rd/4th and 5th/6th classes who came first in their categories today in the Aura Centre. They have now qualified for the county finals in March. Special thanks to Mrs. Mc Clafferty, Mrs. Mc Macken and Peter Kelly for the fantastic coaching.
Bishop Mc Guckian has given his official approval for Scoil Cholmcille to go co-ed in September 2018. We are now enrolling girls and boys from junior infants to 6th class for the school year 2018-2019.
Mrs. Mulrain’s 2nd class visited the library recently and they met author and illustrator, P.J. Lynch.
Scoil Cholmcille Makeover!
Scoil Cholmcille has been getting a makeover during the mid-term.
Scoil Cholmcille won the first debate of the year on Thursday afternoon against a well prepared and capable Gaelscoil team. The motion for the debate, which our team was proposing was ‘Social Media is a bad influence on children.’ There were some very interesting and lively discussions. The team worked very hard and congratulations to the speakers on the day and the backroom team who ably assisted them. Updates on the team and the next debate motion can be found in the debate section of our website.
Well done boys!
Thank you also to the judges, who kindly gave up their own time to judge this difficult debate and give some constructive criticism as well as some sage advice. It is much appreciated.
Letters have been sent out to parents with details of the voluntary contribution. Parents can pay €10 per week or a one-off payment of €30. This money will go towards the purchase of iPads, library books and valuable resources for the school.
Check out our Green Schools page as Ms. O’Sullivan’s Green Schools Committee have been busy.
We are delighted to inform parents that we intend to enrol girls and boys in Scoil Cholmcille in 2018. Full details about our new arrangements will be published on the website in the months ahead.
Mamy przyjemnosc poinformowac, ze od wrzesnia 2018 roku zamierzamy przyjmowac zapisy dziewczynek i chlopcow do Scoil Cholmcille.
Scoil Cholmcille Debate Club
Senior classes are preparing for the upcoming debate – “Social Media is a bad influence on Children.” It will be a very interesting debate!
Green School News
Our lovely Autumn flowers are in bloom all around the school grounds. Thanks to the Letterkenny Tidy Towns Committee for donating them to us.
39,000 visitors and counting!
We have had a great response to our new website since last December. Check back during the year for weekly updates on this page and don’t forget to check out the class blogs to see all of the exciting work being done in the classrooms.
Welcome back to our pupils and staff. Hope everyone had a lovely summer and here’s to the year ahead! Have a look at some of our new infants and their parents on the first day back.
Archive News 2016 – 2017
Table Tennis Finals
We had our annual table tennis finals and what a sporting occasion it was. The audience were treated to unbelievable skill and fantastic sportsmanship and well done to all who participated. The winners were Konrad Krol (4th class), Harry Dorrian (5th class) and Leon Martins de Lima (6th class). Special thanks to Paddy Delap who coached the boys on a voluntary basis every lunch time during the year. Thanks also to Mrs. Janice Daly for helping to organise the table tennis tournament.
The school Gaelic football team received special recognition today for their performances and dedication during the year. Well done to the boys and thanks to Mr. Kavanagh and Mr. McGowan for giving up lunch-times and after school to train the boys.
Well done to the boys who achieved nine gold stars for good behaviour. This entitles them to a special trophy. What an achievement!
What a fantastic coffee morning we had. Special thanks to all the parents who sent in tasty treats and thanks to all who visited the school and made it a lovely occasion. We raised €2200 for school funds. Well done to Mrs. Mulrain, Ms. O’Sullivan and our S.N.A.’s who organised the day so well and sincere thanks to the sponsors of the prizes. Have a look at the gallery below.
Gaelic Football Blitz
Three matches and three victories! Well done to Mr. Kavanagh and Mr. Mc Gowan who trained our Gaelic football team during lunchtime and after school.
Finn Valley Athletics
Fantastic achievement at the highly competitive Finn Valley Primary School Athletics Championships yesterday! Well done to our team of 32 athletes who came home with 20 medals having competed with 1300 pupils from 87 schools. Special thanks to Mrs. Mc Clafferty and Mrs. Mc Macken for all of their hard work training the athletes.
Scór na mbunscoileanna
Pupils from Scoil Cholmcille competed in the Scór competition recently and they were fantastic. Have a look at the clip below. The boys are singing “Gleanntain ghlas Ghaoth Dobhair” with Fionn Halligan on the violin.
JP and Jake accepted our most recent Green Flag for Global Citizenship – Energy, at a ceremony in the Radisson Hotel today, May 3rd 2017. We received our eighth renewal award certificate for outstanding achievement in improving the environmental quality of the school and community. We shall have a special flag raising ceremony in the near future, details to follow. Well done everybody on a fantastic team achievement.
Mr Mc Gowan’s 4th class designed and constructed Norman Castles recycling amongst other things, used cardboard and toilet roll tubes in the process. Do you like my Norman Castle? It took me two weeks to complete. A big shout out to my fantastic parents who helped me begin and finish off this very enjoyable and interesting project.
10 @ 10
Have a look at out fantastic photos from the 10 @ 10 on Friday morning.
Watch our 10 @ 10 on You Tube here