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

Meet our Team. 

Jack Dullaghan, Caoilinn Whoriskey, Ruairí Gibson, Finn Mc Hale, TJ Mc Morrow, Ciarán Dixon, Jonah Mitchell and Mujtaba Ahmed.



The motion for the next debate is ‘Child Labour is a Necessity of Life’.

Scoil Cholmcille will be opposing this motion on Thursday, October, 25th, against Lurgybrack School.

Congratulations to the team who won their debate and will meet the team Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal on December 6th to debate the motion: “Todays’ Children will Inherit a Better World”

December, 2018

Commiserations to the debate team who lost out narrowly to Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal in an exciting and lively debate. Our next debate will be held at home against Woodlands school on February 28th. The motion will be ‘As a nation we are not doing enough for the homeless.’ Scoil, Cholmcille will be proposing this motion.