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.
In October 2012 4 5th year students volunteered to take part in the Concern Debates for schools. The debates were divided into 2 parts, the speeches and the debates. Students Mark Calthrop, Lily Dineen, Mairead Twohig and Sean Brophy, with support and guidance from Ms. O’Doherty and Ms. Loughnane, attended 2 debates and a speech competition. Although the students did not reach the finals, Mark Calthrop was chosen by the adjudicators as the best speaker during their final debate.
Congratulations to Mark and well done to our debating team for their efforts this year!
On Wednesday 30th January 2013 a school ‘Colours Day’ was organised at CCS by a group of 4th Year students as part of their Young Social Innovators project. All students were asked to wear pink clothing and to bring in €2 to raise money for the Marie Keating foundation. Students also sold pink ribbons and pink bracelets on the day.
Well done to all involved in the organisation of this event for a very worthy cause.
Carrigaline Community School parents and friends will hold a coffee morning on Tuesday 26th February 2013, 10am – 12 noon at the Carrigaline Court Hotel. Bring a friend! All welcome.
Congratulations to Orla Coghlan, 6th Year, who won first prize for French and Alison Corbett, 6th Year, who won first prize for Gaeilge in the Cobh and Harbour Chamber of Commerce Language competition for schools held in Cobh on Tuesday 22nd January last.
Well done to all the 6th Year CCS students who represented the school in the French, German and Irish sections of the competition.
The annual carol singing and fast to raise money for the Carrigaline and Ballygarvan branches of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul took place on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December 2012. Students and teachers raised over €6,000. Well done to all involved and in particular to Mr. Kevin McCluskey who organised the event.