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Walk for Water Day 

Mr. Kavanagh’s 5th and 6th classes walked 8 kilometres carrying 2 litres of water on their backs in Glenveagh as part of the Green Schools Walk for Water Day. Well done!

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We have crossed the 10,000 visitor mark on our website. Thanks to staff, parents and pupils for visiting it over the past four months.  Happy Easter to everyone and see you back at school on Monday, April 24th. 

Gold Stars

Well done to the boys who qualified for gold medals after receiving six gold stars for good behaviour.

 Easter Draw

Our Easter draw took place on Wednesday, April 5th and we raised €6450. A huge thanks to all who bought tickets, the sellers and the sponsors.

Table Tennis news!

What a day! Five of our boys have qualified for the All-Ireland table tennis championships in Dublin in May. Well done! Special thanks to Paddy Delap for his coaching at lunchtime every day and to Mrs. Daly and Peter Kelly for helping to organise the boys.

All-Ireland Champions!

Congratulations to our 5th/6th class athletes who are All-Ireland Sports Hall champions! Well done to our 3rd/4th class athletes who were runners up in the All-Ireland. Special thanks to Mrs. Mc Clafferty, Mrs. McMacken and Peter Kelly (caretaker) for their hard work training the boys during lunch times and after school.Visit our page for photographs later today.

 World Book Day


Ms. Lagan introduced the boys to different genres of writing and helped them to publish their books. What a brilliant way to celebrate World Book Day!

We  are the champions!

Scoil Cholmcille are the Sports Hall County Champions in both categories (3rd/4th and 5th/6th) and will represent Donegal in the All-Ireland Sports Hall Championships in Athlone at the end of March. Special thanks to Mrs. Mc Clafferty, Mrs. Mc Macken and Mr. Peter Kelly (caretaker) for all of their hard work training the boys.

IMG_0084Making Beautiful pancakes in Mr. Mc Gowan’s Class – Pancake Tuesday

Welcoming parents’ opinions

We are currently in the process of revising our homework policy and drawing up an attendance policy in response to the statutory requirement. These are now available to download from the Parents page.
We welcome your view on either or both of these and if you have any comments, please email them to


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

Friendship Week 

Scoil Cholmcille  hosted the national initiative, “Friendship Week” last week. During the week, the pupils  participated in lessons about bullying, staying safe online and what to do if they feel they are being bullied. Facilitators from the Loft in Letterkenny  provided workshops(funded by Parent Association) in class to show children in the 4th, 5th and 6th classes how they can be safer when online.

Below are some entries from various classes for our Friendship Week Competition. The pupils had to design a poster showing a superhero defeating bullies or compose a poem/rap about bullying.

Quiz 3
Congratulations to the five quiz teams who participated in the Credit Union Quiz on Monday 30th January. Thanks to Mrs Donaghy for preparing them.
Many thanks to the Letterkenny Pantomime Society for a great evening ‘s entertainment. The Parent Association is well on target to reach their €7,500 goal for the purchase of a trolley of Lap tops and ipads. Pictured is Mr. Patrick Doherty, Producer of the Letterkenny Pantomime, Mrs Donaghy, Assistant Principal, Mrs Justine Fisher, Social committee, Mr. Paraig Cannon, Principal and pupils from 1st class.
Debate 2 February
Well done to the school’s debating team who competed with Woodlands N.S. on Thursday 2 February. Ms Maguire did great work helping them to prepare.The boys from Mrs Dunlevy’s class and Mrs Kavangh’s class sourced great questions in the open cross fire.
This Titanic won’t go down! Part of the 6th class projects that are being submitted over the next week. Well done.


Mrs. Doherty helping the boys make St. Brigid's crosses
Mrs. Doherty helping the boys make St. Brigid’s crosses

Mrs Kavangh’s 5th class boys went to Letterkenny Institute of Technology on the 20th of January and experienced coding using the computer suites. They also attended a variety concert in Loreto Convent on Monday 30th of January. The show was hosted and presented by the TY girls and 1st years. They were entertained with a singing, dancing music and poetry. The girls were very talented and they all enjoyed it immensely.

What a fantastic Norman castle.
What a fantastic Norman castle.
Quiz 5
One of our 5 quiz teams!
Quiz 2
Another of our quiz teams.
Creidt Union Quiz 1
This quiz team won sponsored footballs.
Credit Union quiz 2
A fine performance from this quiz team!