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Congratulations to our boys under 16 basketball team, managed by Ms. O’Loughlin, who have qualified for the County Semi-Finals. We wish them all the best.
Transition year and senior cycle P.E. classes enjoying the fantastic sunny September weather with some team bonding games and group challenges on the pitch.
Later on in the term we headed indoors (ironically) to test our campcraft and survival skills.
Another packed schedule of events took place during Health Week 2013 at CCS from 11th -15th November. The theme for this year was physical fitness and activities organised included zumba and circuits classes, Sportswear Day to raise funds for charity, healthy eating challenges and a staff versus students challenge, to name a few. Talks on mental health and healthy eating were also a major part of the week.
A number of staff and students wore specially printed t-shirts with healthy slogans promoting physical fitness. All in all a very successful and enjoyable week was had by all. CCS has the official status of Health Promoting School and the project is managed by Ms. O’Keeffe and Ms. Godsell.
As part of Health Week at CCS senior students had the privilege of attending a talk by speaker Elma Walsh from the Donal Walsh LiveLife foundation on Friday 15th November.
Mrs. Walsh spoke openly and honestly about Donal’s battle with cancer since the age of 12 and about his zest for life along with his anti-suicide campaign.
Students pictured are part of the Young Social Innovators group in CCS who are working with the foundation as part of their progect entitled “Closed Doors”.
A group of 4th year students recently attended training at Trend Micro, an Internet Security company in Cork, to allow them to deliver an Internet Safety programme to 1st Year students in the school. The 4th year students attended the Trend Micro site and received both training and materials to support their delivery of the programme to our junior students. They are currently delivering the programme to our 1st Year students. The intention is to present the programme to 2nd and 3rd years in 2014.
Prospective students and parents / guardians were once again given a taste of the vast array of subjects and activities available in our school. Guided tours of the facilities were provided and presentations included those on Art, Music, Langauges, Computing, Physical Education among others.
A great day was had by all at the First Year Sports Day organised by Ms. O’Donovan and the P.E. teachers at CCS on Thursday 30th May last. Students took part in lots of fun and challenging activities including tug of wars, 3-legged races, sack races and wheelbarrow races to name but a few. Well done to all involved for making it such a success!
Congratulations to Abdullah Mohammad, 6th Year, who, together with his teammate, Adam O’Sullivan of St. Peter’s Community School, Passage West, won the Irish Collegiate Programming Contest held in University College Cork on 6th April 2013. It is the largest computer programming competition in Ireland. The fact that the students were competing against 20 teams, mainly comprised of 3rd level students, makes their win all the more special.
Abdullah also recently won a silver medal in the senior section of the All Ireland Programming Olympiad held in Dublin City University and so is now one of six students competing for a place to represent Ireland in the International Olympiad in Informatics, to be held in in Australia this July.
Abdullah has in recent years taken part in the Munster Programming Training programme, run by Dr. Sabin Tabirca, at Department of Computer Science, UCC.
A wonderful night was held recently at the Carrigaline Court Hotel to honour the achievements of our students, both past and present. Students received awards in a wide range of areas including international student exchanges, business, art, sport and music as well as student of the year for each year group. Students involved in the Gaisce programme received silver medals on the night.
Our talented school choir ‘CCS Voices’ also performed on the night.
Congratulations to all recipients and nominees.