Monthly Archives: November 2010

YSI 2010

Young Social Innovators

This year students were again involved in the Young Social Innovators Project, now part of the school curriculum.  Starting in September, students choose a social issue of interest to them & begin various forms of research within the local community and among their peers.

YSI is a national programme with over 100 projects being displayed at a showcase event in Dublin & almost 5,000 students involved throughout the country. Students are invited to present their topics in regional heats in Cork & subsequently at showcase in Dublin where they are interviewed by a panel of judges on the basis of the work completed.

This year students from CCS researched topics such as sports & drug misuse, the benefits of organic foods and personal safety.

Mar a deireann an seanfhocal “ Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí!”

Mary O’ Doherty.

Operation Christmas Child 2010


Operation Christmas Child 2010

Transition Year Students Fill 70 Boxes for Children in Need around the World

Operation Christmas Child is now the largest children’s charity project in the world. Students collect diverse items such as colouring books, toiletries, sweets and toys for less fortunate children and these are then carefully packed into shoe boxes for distribution around the world. Almost 300,000 shoe boxes come from Ireland each year. Packing the shoe boxes is hard work but also great fun for all the students involved and they get to give something to those who are less well off. Our dedicated Transition Year students filled 70 boxes this year, under the watchful eye of Ms. O’Doherty. 

Health Week 2010

Health week ran this year from 8 November to 12 November. There were many activities during the school day from Health Challenges for the 1st years to a Fun Run for the 5th years and even a Teachers vs Students volleyball match. There was great fun enjoyed by all and all monies raised went to the Cork Cancer Research Centre.

Staff vs Students Volleyball

Above: Staff versus Students Volleyball in aid of Cork Cancer Research Centre

Log On, Learn Classes Underway

Carrigaline Community School T.Y students started their Log On, Learn classes on Monday the 11th of October. They were full of enthusiasm and couldn’t wait to get started.

22 Buddies arrived at C.C.S to be paired up with a person for one on one tuition.

They were introduced to the following:

Parts of the Computer, Microsoft word, Internet and Email. Those with more experience will be able to go beyond this and learn more advanced things such as using Skype and Shopping Online.

Students reported that ‘It was a great experience meeting their buddy on the opening day’, they all agreed that they had a good time on Day 1 of the teaching and all are looking forward to the forthcoming classes.

Below are some photographs of Log On, Learn on the opening day.

Innocent Big Knit Campaign

Class Fia and Class Fionán took part in the Innocent Big Knit Campaign with their teacher Ms O’Keeffe as their C.S.P.E Action Project in October 2010.

Each Student in the 2nd year classes took on the challenge of designing and producing little woolly hats for Innocent smoothie bottles !                                 

The smoothies will be on sale from December onwards and will be seen on supermarket shelves wearing these woolly hats !

Each smoothie bottle sold with a hat will raise 25c for Age Action Ireland- an organisation that works to promote the rights and welfare of the elderly in Ireland.

Thanks to all the students who got involved and knitting to produce these brilliant little creations!

Junior Cert Achievements 2010

A number of Junior Certificate students from CCS received parchments at a ceremony in University College Cork recently to recognise their outstanding results in Business in the 2010 Junior Certificate exam. All students received an A.

They were addressed by the President of the student body and a number of ex-Business students who have been successful business people. They were then presented with their awards and had their pictures taken.

Two students who did their Junior Cert at CCS in 2010, John Keeffe and Eoghan O Leary will be participating in The Irish European Union Science Olympiad(IrEUSO). It is a science competition for students who are sixteen years of age or younger and it is held annually in Dublin City University(DCU) in November. Both students qualified due to their Junior Certificate Examination results and received an A grade in both Mathematics and Science. John and Eoghan will both be taking part in the competition in DCU where they will receive a certificate. If either John or Eoghan score in the top six competition results they will go on and represent Ireland at the European Union Science Olympiad EUSO 2011 in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.

Fashion Show 2010

The students of CCS had a wonderful evening in the Carrigaline Court Hotel on Wednesday 20th of October.