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CCS Photography Club new website

A new photography club was formed in CCS in 2013 under the guidance of Mr Lyons and Ms McMenamin.
Our website address is
It is hoped that a group of photography enthusiasts across all years can come together every
few weeks to develop their interest and skills in all things photography related including some fun field trips as well.New members are welcome, regardless of level of experience and knowledge.
You don’t need to have a big fancy expensive camera, you can start with a good Smart phone camera and go
from there.
The club will meet on selected Wednesdays after school in the M5.
Why not give it a go!
Here are some of our photos taken on our most recent field trip to Cork City Centre in December 2015. One of the main aims of the trip was to learn about controlling exposure and shutter speed. We experimented with some long exposures of traffic passing by in front of St Finbarrs Cathedral and the Ferris wheel lights on Grand Parade

Health Week 2015

Health week 2015 took place from November 9th – 14th and was a great success.

Many great activities took place over the week, here are a few photos from the week:

Student council members involved in this years Health Week.

Health week activities such as zumba, staff v students soccer, table tennis and a 4th year flash mob.


Healthy ‘food dude’ creations.

Guest Chef and Retailer from Ó Crualaoí Butchers, Carrigaline gave cookery demonstrations to the students.
Some students take part in blind food tasking activities.




Read all about it, CCS Literacy week 2015

Our inaugural CCS Literacy Week entitled “Read All About It” was a huge success and lots of fun!!!

Highlights included a visit from the founders of “Pundit Arena” (Sports Journalism Website), Handwriting classes, Library Visits and a very special Dress Up Day where staff and students dressed as their favourite literary characters. Classroom doors were decorated to mark the event and time was set aside for “Drop Everything And Read” activities throughout the week.

Well done to all involved and here’s to next years Literacy Week being even bigger and better!

Glohealth Munster Schools Combined Events in Nenagh

The students from CCS participating in the Glohealth Munster Schools Combined Events Championships in Nenagh Indoor Stadium on Wednesday 14th October.

Congratulations and well done to all who participated.

Junior Camogie Team

This years Junior Camogie team that will play in the Munster Schools competition over the coming weeks.

Senior Camogie win in Munster

Well done to the Senior Girls Camogie team who had a great win against Presentation, Waterford, with a scoreline of CCS 3.15. Pres. Waterford 1.4

CCS now go on to play Cashel Community School in the next round.



‘Math-a-magic show’ visit to Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork

As part of this years Maths week on Wednesday October 14th some 1st, 2nd and third year students from CCS attended a Maths week event  entitled ‘Math-a-magic show’ with Fernando Blasco, a visiting Maths Professor from Madrid, Spain. The students had great fun learning some magic tricks with calendars, cards, ropes and bar codes based on mathematical patterns.
The students also got to visit Blackrock Castle Observatory planetarium and view an exhibition there.



4th Year fundraiser for the Mercy Hospital Foundation

On Friday 16th Oct our 4th years were busy raising funds for the Mercy Hospital Foundation.

One group helped with a street collection while another group organised a Jeans for Genes Day in the school. Red FM called in to give the efforts a boost and the Jeans Day raised just over €1,585 for bowel cancer research.
Well done to all involved.

5th Year Day of Reflection

On Thurs 17th September all 5th year students attended a Day of Reflection in 3 different retreat centres around Cork: Nano Nagle Centre in Mallow,  Scala in Blackrock & Ennismore, St. Lukes Cross.
During this day students participated in various activities including group work,  discussions,  meditation & Tai chi. The purpose of the day was to provide students with an opportunity to reflect on life, to relax and to discuss important life issues whilst mixing & bonding as a new year group.


GLOHEALTH South Munster Schools Track and Field Championships in C.I.T. May 2015

Some photos our students who participated in the GLOHEALTH South Munster Schools Track and Field Championships in C.I.T. in May, congratulations and well done to all those who participated.