Oral Language and pupils’ ability to express themselves clearly, with good articulation are essential elements of the primary curriculum. We place great emphasis on persuasive argument or debating, particularly in our senior classes. Our school is once more taking part in the Letterkenny Inter-Schools’ Debating League. This league was started in Letterkenny by our own Ms McGrath, four years ago and our debating skills are improving every year. This year, our team is made up of eight boys from 5th and 6th class. They are helped and encouraged by Mrs Cannon, Ms Mc Grath and class teachers, Mrs Dunleavy and Mrs Kavanagh. We are looking forward to some interesting and lively discussions on the proposed topics as we engage with all the local schools.

Scoil Cholmcille won the Debating League last year and our new team is hoping to perform well in the upcoming months.

Well done to the Scoil Cholmcille debate team who won the cup in the Letterkenny Inter-Schools Debating League.

The team won the final debate of the year against Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal. The boys were proposing the motion ‘Charity Begins at Home’. In a closely contested debate, the boys were successful and completed a clean sweep for the year by winning all of their debates. The hard work put in by the whole team and Mrs Cannon has certainly paid off.  Well done boys, The school is very proud of you!

The debate team receiving their cup at a fun day in Arena 7



Meet our team. Jack Meredith, Rehan Anath, Karl Penaredondo, Jack Dullaghan, Caoilinn Whoriskey and Ruairí Gibson.


The motion for the first debate was ‘Social Media is a bad influence on children.’

The School won the debate on Thursday afternoon against a well prepared and capable Gaelscoil team. Well done boys! The team worked very hard and congratulations to the speakers on the day and the backroom team who ably assisted them.

Our next debate motion was ‘Childhood has lost its’ joy’

This proved to be an interesting debate with Glenswilly National School team on the 7th of December. The debate team were successful once more and prepared to meet Kilmacrennan National school on February 8th to debate ‘Climate Change cannot be Stopped”

Our team achieved another victory and will face Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal next month in the final debate.

The motion has yet to be announced!

Well done to all involved in this team effort.