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The Fashion Show at Carrigaline Court hotel on Wednesday 28th April last was a great success. Over 40 students and 7 teachers strutted their stuff on the catwalk. MC for the night was Claire Cullinane and the event was organised by Ms. Niamh McCarthy. A Cheese and Wine reception began at 7.30 and a raffle during the interval added to the fun. Well done to all involved!
French Exchange Group gets Cooking
French Quiz for First Years
Language Competition for French and Irish Students
One day for Haiti was organised by the Student Council at CCS and Mr. McCluskey. During the day, many events were organised including a lunch-time concert by student group “Kennedy and the Communists”, a Cake Sale and a Jelly Bean competition. There were also a number of collection points set up around the school where the school community could make donations.
In total, over €1800 was raised and all proceeds went to Trócaire for Haiti. A guest speaker from Trócaire also addressed a number of classes during the day to explain the aid effort which is ongoing.
Latest News – Boys and Girls Qualify for the All-Ireland Finals
The Senior Girls Won the County final in a very exciting game against Skibbereen in Neptune stadium on Wednesday 11th December 2009. It was a real nail-biter with the girls snatching a win in the last 8 seconds of the game with 2 beautifully shot free throws.
On 12th December in Neptune Stadium, the Senior Boys narrowly defeated Kinsale by one basket to win. Both teams now qualify for the All Irelands in the New Year. Congrats and good luck to all involved!
IT or computer literacy is often an issue for Older People who may not have had the opportunity to learn how to use a computer or discover the Internet. Log On, Learn is a new nationwide initiative bringing Transition Year students and Older People together to share computer skills.
It aims to provide transition year students with marketing, teaching and social skills while giving Older People a means to learn about computers and the Internet. It gives one on one learning to make sure the pace of learning meets the needs of the Older Person.
The programme takes into account the type of technology the Older Person wants to become comfortable with from basic PC skills to booking a flight, sending an email or researching something on the Internet
Transition year students spent several weeks advertising and campaigning in Carrigaline and opened their class to 20 adults back in February. Under the guidance of their Teacher, the classes are “buzzing” each Monday as the senior citizens “go back to school”.
Log On, Learn, is sponsored by An Post in partnership with Intel and Microsoft.